Pulling together all the different threads of your business operations so you have complete oversight and control is far from easy. But if you are serious about improving efficiency, performance and output, it is a challenge you have to grab. Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations helps you turn that challenge into an opportunity.
Enterprise Resource Planning aims to achieve more effective coordination of core business processes. It covers aspects like inventory, supply chain, logistics, procurement, production and financials, using software to centralise management, streamline tasks and provide global intelligence for all departments to share.
While effective at helping to cut waste and ensure different teams are all singing from the same page, traditional ERP platforms pose challenges of their own. As large-scale, sophisticated pieces of software, they are themselves complex to install and configure and require advanced technical management for maintenance and repairs.
Because of the costs involved, many companies have in the past also approached purchasing ERP in a piecemeal fashion, buying modules they need as and when. This can lead to complicated system architectures which, over time, start to work against the aims of ERP.
Cloud-based, there are no high up-front purchasing costs, no difficult installations. System maintenance and management is taken care of by the service provider, so you can focus on getting the results you desire from your ERP system. It is highly adaptable to the specific requirements of your business and, crucially, offers easy, open-ended scalability, so it can grow as your business grows.
Powered by the cloud, Microsoft Dynamics 365 takes a new approach to business management software. It removes the silos between ERP, customer relationship management, sales, marketing, human resources and more, offering a complete integrated end-to-end package.
Businesses can still choose solutions geared towards specific pathways, such as ERP, but also have the freedom and flexibility to add new functions and processes as they see fit. All of this is underpinned by powerful Big Data analytics spanning the entire business.
Microsoft Dynamics for 365 for Finance and Operations provides in-depth, real-time business intelligence for accurate, agile decision making and a centralised hub for planning, monitoring and reporting across a company. It comes in an Enterprise edition aimed at simplifying management across large, dispersed companies, and a Business edition for those who want a lighter touch solution which nevertheless delivers powerful results.
Across financial management, manufacturing and supply chain, simplicity is the key with Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. It readily plugs into existing legacy ERP and IT systems, allowing for a flexible blend of cloud and on-premises deployment which simplifies and accelerates your digital transformation.
As stated above, perhaps the greatest strength of all is the way Dynamic 365 removes silos between the management of different processes. So while the manufacturing tools include production planning and workflow scheduling, they also link directly to the supply chain and sales functions, ensuring the flow of materials and finished goods is optimised and production is triggered by made-to-order, made-to-stock, pull-to-order rules or more.
Similarly, you can link to CRM modules so product development is informed directly by customer feedback and trend data. Plus, key elements of these and many more processes can be automated, further saving time and resources, and reducing the risk of human error.
These possibilities are just the tip of the iceberg with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations. This is ERP reimagined, and the potential is limitless.
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