Cloud ERP Software
Every business is the sum of multiple different operations. Pulling together all of these strands – commerce and accounts, marketing and sales, customer service and human resources, production and supply chain management – and maintaining clear sight of how they all interact can present major challenges for management teams. This is where cloud ERP software becomes indispensable.
With cloud ERP software, a unified view of all operations is within the grasp of every business. 360-degree operational oversight, efficient streamlining, intelligence-led optimisation and process automation can all be achieved across every part of your business, via accessible, affordable and adaptable hosted cloud services.
ERP software has traditionally been expensive and complex. The technology required to enable process integration across a business, with real-time reporting and automated controls, is highly sophisticated and places a heavy load on servers and processors. In the past, due to cost and system requirements, premise-based ERP solutions were only accessible to large, enterprise-level operations.
Now, with the emergence of cloud-based platforms, all that has changed. Hosted in state-of-the-art remote data centres and accessible via an internet connection, cloud ERP software has removed the heavy burden of on-premise deployment and reduced costs to make ERP accessible for all. Not only that, the flexibility of the cloud brings a new room for innovation, freeing developers to design a new generation of ERP solutions that have more capabilities than those that came before.
In the midst of the cloud ERP trend, Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 stands out from the crowd. Dynamics 365 pushes the boundaries of what ERP software has traditionally been considered capable of.
Taking advantage of the modular possibilities of the cloud, Dynamics 365 has functionality to benefit each part of an organisation, front and back office. In particular, it makes a critical connection between ERP and CRM, unifying their purposes and bridging the gap from support operations to sales, marketing and customer service.
Within the broader Dynamics suite, Microsoft offers two plug-and-play platforms specifically geared to providing ERP solutions to organisations of all sizes – Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV.
Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 Business Central suite is an all-in-one, end-to-end cloud business management solution that focuses on mobilising the key benefits of ERP in a format that is accessible to smaller businesses. Business Central’s Financial Management module comes pre-loaded with dashboards from the PowerBI analytics engine, giving rapid visibility on data from across accounts, CRM, sales and more without the need to configure reporting tools in a silo elsewhere.
Similarly, data analytics embedded in the Sales & Service Management module turns operational data into actionable insight on new leads, new revenue opportunities and where to focus investment. By integrating ERP functionality with BI, the big picture becomes clear for organisations of all sizes.
Originally launched as an on-premise software product, Dynamics NAV has been providing business management solutions to SMEs for more than three decades. Now available hosted on either the public or on a private cloud, Dynamics NAV now offers the benefits of anytime, anyplace access.
As with Dynamics 365 Business Central, Dynamics NAV focuses on helping organisations automate and integrate sales, purchasing, operations, accounts, and inventory management. It also offers in-built reporting and analytics. In addition, Dynamics NAV offers dedicated features for supply chain, warehousing and manufacturing operations. It provides flexible deployment options and is fully customisable, with full access to the source code.
Not only has Dynamics 365 re-modelled out-dated ERP functionalities, it also brings new life to CRM and Service Capabilities along with Talent and Human Capital Management. Because these applications can be implemented individually or chosen in groups from a menu-like system, solutions can be crafted to reflect the precise operational needs of every organisation, bringing the most significant value from integration, intelligence and automation.
The BI & reporting functionalities let data do the talking by pulling together information from each area of an organisation and presenting it in accessible, intuitive dashboards. And thanks to the on-demand agility of the cloud, all of this is available in real time on any device with an internet connection, handing organisations greater visibility than ever previously possible.
Cloud ERP software is not just highly agile, it is also supremely scalable. Enterprise Resource Planning is no longer just for enterprises – small and medium sized organisations can enjoy the same benefits, with the flexibility of Microsoft’s Business Applications.
We are a consulting company first and foremost, and with our range of Dynamics experience and Microsoft accreditations, we are extremely adept at advising organisations on the best software choices for their needs. We specialise in using Dynamics 365 solutions to connect People, Data and Processes across organisations and build a system fit for our clients’ individual needs.
From cost management to governance, workforce planning, brand building, research and development, process automation and customer relationships, our expert team of Dynamics 365 specialists can build cloud-based solutions to do it all. No laborious installations, no stressful staging, no endless maintenance tickets. Just outstanding, enterprise-class Cloud ERP Software that make a real difference to your business.