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Charity365 powered by Microsoft Dynamics Business Central

Total Enterprise Solutions are a Microsoft Gold Partner for Enterprise Resource Planning. We offer business solutions powered by Microsoft Dynamics Business Central / NAV and Office 365, delivered with our values of passion, quality and integrity.

TES is a privately owned company, with a highly skilled team of professionals dedicated to help you achieve your business objectives.
Total Enterprise Solutions has been operating for over a decade, with passionate educated staff bringing the best out of your system and maximising the return on your investment.

With market leading systems like ServiceNow, recognised and externally audited processes including ISO27001. A culture focused on people and customers driven by a leadership team with a long-term vision for the company.
We don’t want to be the biggest, our ambition is to be the best at what we do for our customers.

We are large enough to matter and small enough to care, which why we enter into long term partnerships with our customers with dialogue focusing on the customers own vision and goals to ensure we are assisting them to reach their potential.

Transform > Support > Manage

Once we’ve transformed your system our service desk is always there to provide any support you may need. We used ServiceNow which is an industry leading and scalable ITSM Platform.

IT Service Management including:

  • Incident Management
  • Service Requests
  • Problem Management
  • Change Management

Dedicated support team with:

  • Incident Manager
  • Dedicated Incident Management team
  • Dedicated Change Management
  • Dedicated Support Developers

Total Managed Services

Once we have helped transform areas if your system and with the peace of mind of our support service, which is reactive to any issues that may occur. The final piece of the puzzle that TES offer clients is a proactive set of managed services.

TES aims to ensure you maximise your return on investment, through our Total Managed Services package. This extra layer of protection means we focus on your system, changes and anything else you need so you can focus on your organisation.

Our Managed Services provide a number of benefits including:

  • Virtual IT Director
  • Full system review
  • Bank days
  • Small system changes

TES specialise in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central/NAV and Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales and continually review the market for complimentary solutions that will add value to our customers. Currently we work with:

Jet Global
Zetadocs
LS Retail
Contina
Lead Forensics
Power BI
Power Apps
Microsoft Flow

We offer a unique methodology developed over two decades of implementing hundreds of systems. A combination of Microsoft’s best practise PRINCE2 processes and expertise. We invested in ISO 27001 which is a certification that assures our customers we have a robust approach to managing information security.

 

Contact us today to see how we can help you.

enquiries@totalenterprisesolutions.co.uk or give us a call on 0333 256 1881

Price and Value Balance

Looking for a new finance system?

Looking to upgrade your system?

Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft 365 Business Central are the key ERP systems of choice but what are the key differences? Functionality, customisation, upgrades, infrastructure requirements and licensing to name a few.

Dynamics 365 Business Central, and Dynamics GP

Both ERP systems have a strong history and have stood the test of time with Microsoft. GP offers a good functionality foundation and is reliable. Business Central has a strong Microsoft road map with continual investment and innovation.

BC offers an array of ISV solutions, there is an exact solution to meet your organisations needs. Monthly subscription, deployment in the Microsoft Cloud, using the Microsoft Azure platform. There are multiple benefits of hosting in the Cloud, the Microsoft security offering being just one.

Dynamics 365 Business Central

TES work with many organisations to migrate to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business central from software such as QuickBooks, Sage 50, and Dynamics GP. Specifically, with GP not only are you getting additional functionality but also it is cost effective as you can trade your licence in against the value of a Business Central license.

Cutting-edge financial management software with the ability to seamlessly integrate with the Microsoft stack your employees can hit the ground running with the familiar applications all in one place. Reducing the need for duplicated spreadsheets, saving time and the potential for human error.

Heavy investment from Microsoft, allows Business Central to continually be equipped with the latest innovations and easily updated without the need for dramatic digital transformations ever again as Microsoft push out enhancement, bug fixes and updates.

TES also offer a Total Managed Services for your Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central system with market leading ServiceNow self-service portal, experts at hand and regular reviews. Combined with dedicated account management and ISO 27001 you know you’re in great hands with an innovative reliable system.

You’ve selected the software, now for the partner;

Do they understand your organisational financial requirements?

Do they understand the financial requirements relating to your ERP system in your location, this is particularly if you’re a multinational organisation?

Does the partner have industry experience ?

Is the partner confident in the size, scope and complexity of your project?

Speak the language of the users – particularly if an implementation is across different countries and languages. TES rewrote the whole of a Microsoft Dynamics NAV implementation in Welsh for the Welsh Assembly

Support, when you need it. Ensure that the partners support hours fit your organisation. TES hours are 9-5:30 but weekend and early/evening packages are available

Ensure you’ve established what is important to you. TES operate under the values of Quality, integrity and passion. We have heard many horror stories and assisted with rescue implementations. TES always strives to ensure you maximise the ROI on your system. If you don’t feel like you’re with the right partner, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a friendly chat!

If you’d like to know more, you can watch some videos on our YouTube channel here.

Drop us an e-mail on enquiries@totalenterprisesolutions.co.uk

Or give us a call on 0345 257 1173

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Making Tax Digital – Our Free Webinar

Are you a Microsoft Dynamics NAV /  Business Central user?

Are you ready for the new Making Tax Digital regulations?

If you would like to know how we are assisting our customers please register for our  free webinar – Thursday 10th Jan at 14:00

 

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Microsoft Dynamics Business Central, and the brave new world of Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft are investing heavily in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) as they recognise that these capabilities are a critical element of their future product and service offerings.

As a result of this strategy we currently have three AI and ML powered capabilities “out of the box” in Business Central and we expect to see more in future version releases.

These are:

  1. Item setup assisted by image recognition:

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2. Late Payment prediction for sales orders: AI 2

3. Inventory Forecasting

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All of the AI and ML features are designed around the principle of cognition providing insights and insights driving actions. AI and ML have greater cognition capabilities that traditional reporting methods so can provide insights that would not otherwise have been apparent. These insights can drive actions which give the business a competitive edge.

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As stated earlier in this post we expect to see more AI & ML features appearing in Business Central as “out of the box” features. In addition, for customers who have unique business scenarios which would benefit from AI and ML insights they are also providing an Azure based framework in which custom models can be built. These models can then easily be integrated into your BC application to drive the actions that will transform your business processes.

 

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Want to know more? Contact us on enquiries@totalenterprisesolutions.co.uk or call us on 0345 257 1173

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Day 12 of our Christmas Campaign !

We have had a lot of interest in the HMRC Changes and how Tax going digital is going to affect our customers. Our final Christmas present to you is an invite to our free Making Tax Digital webinar.

Thursday 10th of January 2019 14:00 with Robin Parkin our Finance Director.

Robin will discuss requirements, how NAV/BC will meet them.

Everything you need to know, in one place, free!

Claim your free place here.

 

Want to know more? Contact us on enquiries@totalenterprisesolutions.co.uk or call us on 0345 257 1173

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Day 10 – How to – Microsoft Dynamics NAV Blanket Orders

Day 10 of our Christmas campaign. This is a tip many of our customers find useful.

Blanket orders allow us to create a sales order and then ship and invoice to the customer over time. This is most effectively used when customers require large quantities of a product over a period of time.

The Following Steps Outline how to manually use Blanket Orders in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

1. Navigate to the Blanket Order List CRONUS UK Ltd./Departments/Sales & Marketing/Order Processing/Blanket Sales Orders

2. Click the ‘New’ Button.new

3. Populate the appropriate fields. Adding the Customer to whom you wish to sell to. Fields will then populate as they would on a Sales Order.

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4. Add the lines to show what you wish to sell to the Customer.

Now that you have created your blanket order you will need to start sending out related orders.

5. Now you need to create an order, on the lines of you Blanket Sales order you now simply need to define how many you wish to ship. And the click the ‘Make Order’ button in the Ribbon.make order

6. You will receive an information message telling you which Sales order has been created for this Blanket Order.

 

 

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7. Finally you Simply need to process the Created sales order as you would normally.

If you would like to discuss anything Microsoft Dynamics Business Central drop us an email on enquiries@totalenterprisesolutions.co.uk

or call us on 0345 257 1173

 

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Day 9 -How to guide – Dynamics NAV – Item Charges

Day 9 of our Christmas campaign. 12 Christmas gifts from TES to you brimming with lots of ‘how to guides’ and ‘tips and tricks’ to help you make the most of your finance system.

 

In NAV there is functionality to recognise Item charges across a number of items on a sales order. Removing the requirement to use GL account transactions for Shipping and insurances. 

The Following Steps Outline how to use Item Charges in Microsoft Dynamics NAV. 

  1. Navigate to the Item Charges Setup CRONUS UK Ltd./ Departments/Financial Management/Inventory/Setupwe1
  2. In this setup we need to define which Item Charges can be used. 
  3. Once these Item Charges have been setup you will now be able to use them as ‘Charge (Item)’we2
  4. There is however one further step to the process where you need to define how this Item charge is spread amongst the items on the Sales order. We do this by clicking the ‘Line’ Button and selecting ‘Item Charge Assignment’. we5
  5. This will open the ‘Item Charge Assignment’ Worksheet which will outline any unassigned item charges.we6
  6. We then simply click the ‘Suggest Item Charge assignment’ Button in the ribbon.we7
  7. You will be then asked if you wish to split the Item charge across the items equally or by amount. Once you have selected click ‘OK’.  
  8.  Then click ‘ok’ at the bottom of the worksheet and you will be able to process the order as you would usually but item charges will be posted to your defined accounts specified by you General posting setup.

If you would like to discuss anything Microsoft Dynamics Business Central drop us an email on enquiries@totalenterprisesolutions.co.uk

or call us on 0345 257 1173

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Day 8 – Identifying objects that are not on a customer’s license in Dynamics NAV

Today’s quick tip to help you get the most from your Microsoft Dynamics Business Central/NAV system!

To identify objects that are not on your license, a very quick method is to go to the Dynamics Nav Development Environment as shown below:

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Within the menu on the left-hand side, click on All and then select all objects as shown here:

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Once all objects are highlighted, go to File, click on Lock:

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Click on Yes when the following message appears:

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Once the process has finished, go to the Development Environment and place the following filter:

Locked is No.

Any objects that appear in the filtered list will not be on the customer’s license.

If you would like to discuss anything Microsoft Dynamics Business Central drop us an email on enquiries@totalenterprisesolutions.co.uk

or call us on 0345 257 1173

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Day 7 – New, Improved, Simpler General Journaling

New, Improved, Simpler General Journaling

Creating general journals within business central has now become much simpler process for the end user. Even if you are greatly experienced or brand new to NAV the pain of seeing the below error message may be a thing of the past!

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There is now the option to view/create general journals by document, elevating the need to check that all lines conform to the posting rules of document number and posting date are balanced.

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The new general journal screen has now changed to give a much simpler interface giving the option to add lines per document, meaning no more checking on document number or posting date.
The new page navigate features mean you can add more documents as/if required.

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This new interface on the general journal page will reduce time spend validating the lines on a general journal, causing less mistakes to be made and end user time spent using this new and improved feature.

If you would like to discuss anything Microsoft Dynamics Business Central drop us an email on enquiries@totalenterprisesolutions.co.uk

or call us on 0345 257 1173

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Day 6 – How to guide – Suggest Accounts When Configuring Posting Setup – NAV 2018

Day 6 of our TES Christmas tips and tricks! We are half way through already, we hope you are learning some useful shortcuts.

Christmas is coming fast this year and everything is very festive in TES HQ. Here is your Day 6 tip!

When configuring new Posting Setup within Dynamics NAV 2018, a new smart algorithm has been added into the application. The algorithm will analyse the existing posting setup and suggest the General Ledger Accounts it believes you should be using, by checking similar posting setup where possible. If you do not agree with the suggested accounts, you can overwrite the suggestion manually.

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The Suggest Accounts function can be used on Posting Setup such as:

  • VAT Posting Setup
  • General Posting Setup

NAV2018 – Image Analyser

Dynamics NAV 2018 now includes an Image Analytics extension, known as the Image Analyser. This extension analysis an image and builds a set of characteristics for the image, based on the results of the analysis.

The Image Analyser within Dynamics NAV 2018 can analyse all elements of an image. For example, analysing elements within a Contacts Image, to define attributes such as the following:

  • Gender
  • Age

Alternatively, if analysing an image of an object, then the following example elements could be identified:

  • Item Type
  • Colour

Examples of the image analyser can be seen below.

When importing images into a Contact for example, the Image Analyser will read the elements of the image and then create Profile Questionnaire Answers according to the image analysis results.

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When importing an image to an Item, this image analyser will then analyse the elements and create the results of the analysis as Item Attributes.

The Image Analyzer Attributes page displays the detected attributes, the confidence level of the attribute that has been analysed, and other details about the attribute. Use the Action to perform options to specify what to do with the attribute.

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Please note, the image analyser has a set of requirements for images, which can be found below:

  • Image formats: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
  • Maximum file size: Less than 4 MB
  • Image dimensions: Greater than 50 x 50 pixels

Additionally, it is worth nothing the number of analysing tasks you can do in a given period is capped and based on your agreement to use the functionality.

If you would like to discuss anything Microsoft Dynamics Business Central drop us an email on enquiries@totalenterprisesolutions.co.uk

or call us on 0345 257 1173