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July 2018

How to easily start your digital transformation and grow your business

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An all in one application that covers every aspect of your business in one single cloud based product. Companies can now boost efficiency with automated tasks and workflows which all integrates with the familiar Microsoft office tools. Now you can get a complete view of your business with connected data and business analytics, these insights will help you achieve greater outcomes

Connect and grow your business
Dynamics 365 Business Central is an all-in-one business management solution that’s easy to use and adapt, helping you connect your business and make smarter decisions. It’s coming soon and it is blowing up a storm when we compare Dynamics 365 to similar solutions in the market. For one with these functionalities against this price point, it makes no sense to go with anything else.

What is included?
You decide between the Essential functionality (Managing your Financials, distribution, warehousing) or the Premium (all the way up to manufacturing)

How does the model work?
It is per user per month pricing, so it is a very low investment to get up and running. You can start with Essentials then jump to Premium when you need to. The only limitation is you can’t mix and match Essential or Premium users. Once you decide you need Premium functionality, everyone gets it.

Business Central Core Capabilities

Solution Overview

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the new version of Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations, Business edition with full Dynamics NAV capabilities. It is an all-in-one business management solution for businesses that have outgrown their basic accounting software. From day one, this new application makes finance, sales, service and operations management easier and faster. Dynamics 365 Business Central is deeply integrated with Office 365 and includes built-in intelligence, so it’s easy to use and helps users make smarter business decisions.

Target Audience

Dynamics 365 Business Central targets businesses that have outgrown their basic accounting software. These businesses have operated with multiple standalone tools and systems that are difficult to connect to each other and integrate with new technologies. Many will be users of QuickBooks or other entry-level accounting software, while others will be replacing legacy ERP systems. Primary decision makers are business owners and CEO/CFOs. However, IT directors, end users, and accountants play an active role in recommending solutions to the primary decision maker. Their pain points build over time with the inability to handle increased inventory and transactions, lack of integration with other line-of-business systems, and reporting limitations. Few organizations using on-premises solutions also feel pain around scalability, mobility, and cloud.

Manage your financials

Accelerate financial close and report with accuracy, while ensuring compliance.

Automate and secure your supply chain

Increase visibility across your supply chain and gain greater control over your purchasing process.

Sell smarter and improve customer service

Maximize revenue opportunities and better serve customers with built-in recommendations.

Keep projects on time and under budget

Manage budgets and monitor progress of your projects with real-time data on available resources.

Connect your financials, sales, service and operations

Make informed decisions
Connect data across accounting, sales, purchasing, inventory and customer interactions to get an end-to-end view of your business. Chart financial performance in real time with built-in Power BI dashboards.

Accelerate financial close and reporting
Streamline accounts receivables and payables, and automatically reconcile accounts to close and report on financials quickly and accurately, while maintaining compliance.

Improve forecast accuracy
Refine financial forecasts by modeling and analyzing data across multiple dimensions. Customize reports using seamless Microsoft Excel integration.

Automate and secure your supply chain

Optimize inventory levels
Use built-in intelligence to predict when and what to replenish. Purchase only what you need with dynamically updated inventory levels.

Avoid lost sales and reduce shortages
Maintain the right amount of inventory by automatically calculating stock levels, lead times, and reorder points. Suggest substitutes when requested items are out of stock.

Maximize profitability
Get recommendations on when to pay vendors to use vendor discounts or avoid overdue penalties. Prevent unnecessary or fraudulent purchases through approval workflows.

Sell smarter and improve customer service

Deliver value at every touch point
Prioritize sales leads based on revenue potential. Keep track of all customer interactions and get guidance on best upsell, cross-sell, and renewal opportunities throughout your sales cycle.

Boost sales productivity
Accelerate the quote to cash process. Act quickly on sales-related inquiries, manage service requests, and process payments—all from within Outlook.

Deliver exceptional service
Gain a comprehensive overview of your service tasks, workloads, and employee skills to effectively assign resources and accelerate case resolution.

Keep projects on time and under budget

Stay on budget
Create, manage, and track customer projects using timesheets along with advanced job costing and reporting capabilities. Develop, modify, and control budgets to ensure project profitability.

Plan with precision
Manage resource levels by planning capacity and sales. Track invoicing for customers against planned costs on orders and quotes.

Analyse project performance
Make effective decisions with real-time insight on project status, profitability, and resource-usage metrics.

Optimize your operations

Manage forecasting to fulfillment
Use sales forecasts and expected stock-outs to automatically generate production plans and create purchase orders.

Run your warehousing efficiently
Get a holistic view of inventory for efficient order fulfilment. Track every item transaction and movement by setting up bins based on warehouse layout and storage unit dimensions.

Reach optimal output levels
Calculate and optimize manufacturing capacity and resources to improve production schedules and meet customer demands.

Dynamics 365 covers all areas of your business

  •  Sales
  • Customer service
  • Field Service
  • Project Service Automation
  • Finance and operations
  • Business central
  • Talent
  • Retail
  • Marketing

What are you waiting for?
Start your digital transformation today using the all-in-one application for your business

Contact us today to speak to a representative about Dynamics 365, or any other Microsoft product offerings. Email Microsoft.csp@firstdistribution.co.za