What is an ERP and what is it for?
We are going to start at the beginning so it is best to explain what an ERP is in essence.
An ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is a business resource planning system which concentrates a set of functionalities integrated with each other that help manage the day-to-day running of a business.
That an SME uses an ERP, will help, in general terms, to reduce the time in its processes and consequently the costs of the company. For example, you can influence a number of processes, from making the buying and selling process much faster, to managing finances as a whole, to automating an email to respond to an opportunity.
In short, a good ERP for SMEs must be able to centralize all the information from the different areas of a company: finance, logistics, marketing, purchasing, customer service, sales.
Choosing an ERP for SMEs
Choosing an ERP solution is one of the most important strategic decisions a company can make today.
It is the tool that will manage all the activity of the company and, a good decision, will allow you to save costs, resources and time, as well as improve relationships with your customers and suppliers, all of which are fundamental aspects for positive evolution. of the business.
Therefore, it takes time to assess your needs and decide which technology you want to use as there are multiple possibilities on the market.
In addition to that, you need to have a reliable partner by your side who can offer you adequate business consultancy, who has sufficient experience and who is capable of adding value when accompanying you towards the digital transformation of your business.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central: the definitive ERP for SMEs
Formerly known as Dynamics NAV (Navision), D365 Business Central is the next generation of ERP for SMBs from Microsoft.
365 Business Central is an ERP solution for SMEs , on premise or in the cloud, that has been created exclusively with one idea: to help extract the maximum performance from small and medium-sized companies. It is an ERP solution capable of adapting to any need you may have, regardless of your size.
The ERP 365 Business Central is part of the Dynamics 365 ecosystem and is designed to provide you with all the tools your business needs in order to unify processes, increase your productivity and save as much as possible.
Therefore, we dare to assure you that if you decide to bet on Microsoft technology and choose the ERP 365 Business Central, you will not go wrong at all because you will have a modern, scalable and intelligent ERP solution that will more than meet your expectations. Let’s see why!
10 advantages of 365 Business Central for SMEs
1. Intuitive design, shares the air of Microsoft Office 365
The Business Central interface is pretty similar to any of the Office 365 products, and who hasn’t used one of their products? Excel, Word, Power Point… therefore, the fact that its interface is similar makes its learning curve decrease.
That is why it is very intuitive and does not need extensive explanations to know how it works.
2. Customization to suit you
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central can be customized to levels that other software cannot. The user will be able to configure his home screen with quick accesses to what he uses the most, or he will be able to add fields that are of interest to him in certain windows to be able to control more data.
3. Export or import data to Excel natively
Most companies continue to work with Microsoft Excel. If yours is one of them, you will be able to extract data from the ERP to an Excel document to continue working on it (although we believe that once you master Business Central you won’t need it) or to be able to modify it and later import it into the software itself. All without bugs or compatibility errors.
4. Send, attach or save documents with one click
Forget about long processes and fights with the pdf creator… from the ERP Business Central you can create a document to be able to attach it, send it to your client or supplier and even simply download it for file.
In addition, you can quickly access the records to find the document you need.
5. All information unified in an ERP
With Business Central forget about managing the different departments from various solutions. The integration of all the areas of your business from the same platform is one of the transversal axes of the ERP.
Your team will be able to access all the updated information without wasting time and reducing the chances of error. On the other hand, it is totally configurable to what each person who has access to the software has access to. All tailored to you! What more can you ask for?
6. Work from anywhere and from any device
Microsoft’s ERP is designed to live in today’s world, it has no barriers. You can access the platform from any mobile device and anywhere in the world.
All the facilities for you and your team with this software, if your sales team goes to work with a device in hand, they will be able to access the updated data on site, with the client by their side.
7. Create custom workflows and analyze
Automating certain processes is already possible. Configuring some management after the custom ERP is possible thanks to Power Platform and Power Automate.
You will be able to collect data, receive notifications… In addition, with the integration of business intelligence solutions such as Power BI, making decisions based on objective data is much less complicated. You will have access to data and statistics in a very simple way.
The implementation has nothing to do with the old software. Although it is still a complex process, Microsoft has designed Business Central in such a way that the implementation of this ERP solution has fewer steps and is easier.
9. Fully expandable
One of the novelties of moving from Navision to Business Central is that you can add the functionalities you want by downloading extensions (applications) from Microsoft Appsource.
This Microsoft platform is conceived as a Marketplace where applications (verified by Microsoft) compatible with Business Central will be published. Choose the functionality you want to try and download it!
10. The cloud, the new protagonist
Working in the cloud just means you’ll always be up to date. Microsoft offers the constant update of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. And working in the cloud is to ensure that you will always work with the latest version.
If you need more information about the Business Central ERP for SMEs, or would like to migrate from NAV to 365 Business Central or simply replace your previous ERP solution, ask us, we offer extensive technological and business experience with which we help our clients to be more profitable and optimize all processes.