Thinking about moving to the Azure cloud

Thinking of moving to Azure? Five reasons why TES agree.

1. We can help you with migration. Azure allows users to migrate their complete solution to the cloud with ease. Saving you time, money and effort, Total Enterprise Solutions can assist you through this process. Or there is a step by step guide how to do it yourself here

2. Security is top of any organisations agenda following the implementation of the General Data Protection Act, and the continual threat of hacking or data leaks. Microsoft have a dedicated security team to ensure the highest levels of security is taking care of the Azure cloud. With the ability to back up your data in various locations around the globe, you can be sure your system is safe and secure backed up in another data center. View our infographic on the cloud here.

Microsoft are also investigating an eco-friendlier data centre in the sea. You can watch a video about this here:

3. We practice what we preach. We never store customer data, systems or our projects on hardware. It is all in the Azure cloud. This is due to its reliability. Your team can access their work any time of the day or night.

4. It’s so flexible. Buy the space you need now, and increase your requirement as you grow. If you have a sudden requirement for more space, Azure keeps track of your solution and will auto scale to ensure your requirements are always met.

For more information around Azure’s scalability click here.

5. From data to insight in seconds. Make educated decisions with your data exactly how you want to visualise it. Power BI and Azure are both tools Total Enterprise Solutions use to help you streamline, secure and run your organisation with to give you what you need when you need it.
Keep an eye on our blog to see Power BI webinars coming soon.

If you would like to discuss moving your organisation into the Azure Cloud and the benefits around this, please do not hesitate to contact us on enquiries@totalenterprisesolutions.co.uk

or call us on 0345 257 1173

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How’s your organisations security health?

There has been so much publicity around data leaks, hacking and fraud within organisations. Total Enterprise Solutions (TES) have been requested to conduct ‘Security Health Checks’ within many of our clients.

Our ISO 27001 certification ensures we must keep our attention on the pulse of IT security. With the development of our GDPR Tool simplifying many of the requirements around GDPR, our Vendor Bank Account Security and coupled with the security commitment from the Microsoft Azure Cloud, Microsoft Dynamics NAV/365 Business Central through TES is a safe foundation for your organisation. We have become a trusted security advisor and are now offering a ‘Security Health Check’ around permissions and your NAV/ 365 Business Central set up.

Permissions within your NAV / 365 Business Central system maybe an area of concern. Many organisations set up their system with all users having ‘super user permissions’ as correctly assigning permissions within NAV / 365 Business Central  can seem daunting. With the new GDPR guidelines, and general best practise it is not necessary for some roles within your organisation to see all of the system. A benefit of NAV is all permissions are totally customisable. TES can help you navigate this functionally rich but complex area of the system.

You can specify the type of access that each user has to each element of data within the system. There is also a change log so there is a trail to see who, what, when and why they made the changes. NAV/365 Business Central also records the old and new value when changes are made for a full audit log. This offers an extended layer of security for you and your organisation.

With the flexibility and scalability of NAV / 365 Business Central , the role tailored client empowers your employees to be able to do their job, while simultaneously safe guarding your data and mitigating security breaches.

Contact us now to discuss how TES can help keep your organisation secure. 

on enquiries@totalenterprisesolutions.co.uk

Or call us on 0345 257 1173

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Our partners at The Charity Finance Group are calling for all charities to pledge to tackle fraud. You can learn more about how to prevent fraud within your charity, and make the pledge here:

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If you would any further information please do not hesitate to contact us on enquiries@totalenterprisesolutions.co.uk

or call us on 0345 257 1173

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What features can you use to increase your Microsoft Dynamics NAV/365 Business Central Security?

Total Enterprise Solutions (TES) are dedicated to ensuring their processes and systems are as secure as possible. Since undertaking and achieving ISO 27001 certification, and GDPR coming into force, TES endeavour to continuously improve our systems and procedures to enhance levels of security to reduce the risk of data leaks or hacking.

It is estimated that organisations worldwide lose 5% of revenue to fraud. That’s a projected loss of £193 Billion in the UK economy -$3.5 trillion worldwide. Coupled with career criminals becoming increasingly professional, and convincing with their approaches, security is an imperative topic to all organisations.

Facebook are in the news again this week for lack of transparency and failing to protect users information. The £500,000 fine was due to the timing, the ICO said it was unable to levy the new penalties introduced by the European General Data Protection (GDPR), which caps fines at the higher level of 20 million Euros or 4% of global turnover.

Vendor Bank Account Security

TES are therefore delighted to announce the release of our Vendor Bank Account Security Module for Microsoft Dynamics NAV / 365 Business Central.

The standard Dynamics NAV / 365 Business Central security and approvals are supplemented by a simple workflow, based around the creation and modification of Vendor Bank Account Records by implementing the following business logic.

  1. All changes to Vendor Bank Account details immediately place the record into a “Blocked” state.
  2. Vendor Bank Accounts can only be unblocked by users other than the user logged as making the change.
  3. At the time of payment journal posting all Vendor Bank Accounts in the journal are checked to see if they are in a blocked state. If any Vendor Bank Accounts are in a blocked state, then it is not possible to post the journal.
  4. Vendors can be profiled as ‘Dormant’. If this setting is applied, the status of all related Vendor Bank Account Records is set to blocked.
  5. Vendors marked as ‘Dormant’ are displayed in the Vendor list view in yellow to visually indicate this.

This module therefore provides you with an additional level of security to the processes of:

  • Creating Vendor Bank Account Records
  • Managing Vendor Banks Account Records
  • Managing Vendor Records
  • Validation of Electronic Payments to Suppliers

Adding this additional layer of functional control provides you with a risk management strategy to assist in minimising the potential for fraud within your organisation.

If you would like to download the whitepapers you can do so here.

If you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact us on enquiries@totalenterprisesolutions.co.uk or 0345 257 1173

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Benefits of Microsoft Dynamics NAV SaaS Solution.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is Microsoft’s leading end to end Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Bringing together all aspects of your organisation into one common platform.

The latest release of NAV is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, and boasts an impressive offering, built from over twenty years of experience with the market leading ERP system. Industry specific enhancements ensure Business Central will meet all of your organisation’s needs.

Benefits of Microsoft Dynamics NAV Saas:

The Cloud solution offers any time, any place, any device availability. The complete online system Dynamics NAV, will be available to anyone with access to the internet. All information is accurate and operating in real time, meaning you can work anywhere, at any time on any mobile device.

Hosting on the Microsoft Azure servers allows users to take advantage of Microsoft’s high level protection from hacking or data leaks. This also eradicates the risk of storing important data on portable devices, that can be lost or stolen. Coupled with a Microsoft partner like TES who holds ISO 27001, you know your system is in safe hands.

Never pay for licenses you don’t use ever again. Licenses can easily be added, to grow as your organisation does. The ease of the cloud means your system is scaleable at the touch of a button.

The benefits of deployment into the cloud are clear, but what does Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central offer your organisation?

  • Control and insight over your finances
  • Purchase and sell items and materials
  • Pay and manage employees
  • Manage the billables generated by consultants
  • Effectively manage supply chains
  • Manage sales and inventory
  • Manage projects and the resources allocated to them
  • Gain clearer business insights through reporting functionalities
  • Extention facilities to enhance industry specific functionality
  • Full integration with the Microsoft Stack

Our Technical Director Chris Wilson will be demystifying the migration to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central in our next webinar Friday 29th of June 2:00-2:40

You can register for this FREE here!

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Ten benefits of powering your organisation with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC) is a cloud based all in one business management solution, which enables customers to upgrade from their entry level accounting software, or legacy ERP system to a single complete solution to manage finances, operations, sales and customer service.

This week’s TES blog is giving you ten benefits to powering your organisation with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

 1.      This is the latest in a lengthy line of proven, effective ERP systems. With a solid foundation of over twenty years, and millions of dollars of investments. The expertise of Business Central is from the strong history of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, and Microsoft’s technological innovation. Together you know you’re getting a system you can rely on.

2.      Quick ROI. Unlike the traditional ERP systems, the user can provision the server in the cloud, and in a couple of hours the application is ready to go. The reduction in implementation time and simplified configuration, reduces issues and gets the software deployed, meaning you are utilising its benefits quicker and easier.

 3.      Total integration with the Microsoft Stack. All the applications like PowerApps, Flow, Power BI, Cortana Intelligence, and customer interactions, seamlessly integrate giving you that 360-degree view of your business. Power BI dashboards give you real time visual data of your finance performance.

 4.      Those innovative upgrades, without the hassle. Going forward Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central upgrades, will not require installation and the cost associated with that. Meaning you’ll never need a dramatic digital transformation again.

 5.      Point to point connections between D365 BC and a third-party solution or service (through Connect Apps) ensures seamless integration between your services and D365 BC. Easily bringing your services together by leveraging D365 BC and giving you an integrated service to meet all of your needs.

 6.      Complete Flexibility – D365 BC is the contemporary way to do business. Allowing industry specific functionalities that compliments the cloud technology. Total flexibility, scalability that fits your business now, tomorrow and in the future, it grows as you do.

 7.      Mould it to ease your compliance regulations. Meet your compliance regulations and requirements by moulding D365 BC to fit them exactly. Complemented with the Azure cloud security benefits, and your partner like TES who are ISO 27001 approved, your system has never been so secure and compliant.

 8.      Industry specific, solution focused. D365 BC is a complete end to end solution. Every organisation has its own industry specific areas in which no ERP would meet all their needs, and if they would it wouldn’t be streamlined. D365 BC boasts an Embed App feature allowing you to extend and customise Business Central applications, enhancing that industry specific area you need, allowing for a better relationship, focused on services and functionality.

9.      AppSource compatible. Log in and plug in any AppSource apps. Everything from Microsoft, and third-party creators make these to simplify your business processes. They all configure and easily plug into your D365 BC system. 

 10.   Spread the cost – D365 BC is a SaaS application bringing lower software licenses. Never pay for a license you don’t use, as software licenses can be added or removed as required. No server maintenance is needed, eradicating that labour cost. This payment model means you pay monthly rather than a large up-front license fee.

 If you would like to see if Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is right for your organisation drop me an email at Samantha.shaw@totalenterprisesolutions.co.uk

 

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Why Not for Profit Organisations LOVE Microsoft Dynamics NAV / Business Central

TES have been working with the NFP Sector for over a decade. Microsoft Dynamics NAV, and the latest version of this, Business Central has stood the test of time as the NFP sectors choice of ERP system, but why?

Microsoft Dynamics NAV/Business Central is the heart beat of an organisation looking after all aspects of the business, bringing together all the data to a common platform.

A tight grasp on financial information and all income streams is vital to Non profit organisations, the ability to do this, in real time is one of the key pieces of functionality that NFP Finance Directors appreciate about NAV.  

What other functionality does NAV/Business Central offer?

Functionality includes –

  • Financial management accounting. Manage your cash, assets and banking
  • Partial VAT recovery reporting
  • Clear restricted and unrestricted cash figures
  • Budget holders have clear visibility of their data
  • Multi level budget approval
  • Sales and service. Manage your contact, sales opportunities and service contract.
  • Project management. Create estimates, track projects and manage capacity.
  •  Business intelligence and reporting. Get a holistic view of your business and make informed decisions.
  •  Support for international currencies. Compete globally using multiple currencies and languages.
  •   Flexible deployment. Deploy on-premises or in the cloud, whichever model best fits your organisation

NAV gives NFP organisations full control over their financials, accurately forecasting budgets, allocating funds, compliant reporting and total visibility.

Our TES Added value in this is our industry experience. We have expert knowledge of the NFP sector, producing our own in-house software to enhance and resolve specific pain points Finance Directors in some of the current industry leading charities and not for profits we work with. We have most likely come across any issues you are currently wrestling with and will offer a solution. 

Accurate budgets – Forecast budget for projects with tighter control over spend on events and campaigns. 

TES Added value – set controls so each member of staff can use their own budget, approve their spend on any mobile device. While continually having a real time view of the total budget and actual spend.

Effective Collaboration – All departments can work seamlessly together by sharing information. All Microsoft programs we know, and love integrate seamlessly with NAV with means you can hit the ground running with this ERP system.

Compliant Reporting – SOFA & SORP rules are fully adhered to with the systems export functionality.

 Increased Visibility – Common feedback we get from our users is how useful the 360-degree view of the business operation is. It allows a faster reaction to new opportunities, constant grasp on the budget and spend.

 If you’re feeling like you don’t have total control over your accounting and purchase processes, if you’re in the Not for Profit sector and you want to discuss streamlining your business processes contact us to discuss is Microsoft Dynamics NAV/Business Central is the right choice for your organisation.

Join the market leaders in Not for Profit using Microsoft Dynamics NAV and future proof your organisation.

 

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central – It’s here.

Microsoft’s new comprehensive ERP and CRM solution is here. The latest release of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV family, we welcome Microsoft Dynamics Business Central.

Boasting a broad range of innovative functionalities allowing improved data handling and management processes. Full integration with the Microsoft Suite we all know and love it is easily implemented into any organisation.

An all-in-one business management solution that helps your business connect financials, sales, service, and operations to streamline business processes, improve customer interactions and make better decisions.

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central

Interested?

With flexibility at the core of your business, start with what you need now and easily adapt as your business needs change.

If you would like to learn more about Business Central and discuss if it will fit your needs, contact us.

 

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is set to be released April the 2nd.

Digital transformations have been the hot topic of late, and with the ever-changing world of technology, success is in development and transformation. Success is being able to adapt and evolve with the ever-changing technology world. Microsoft continually enhance and develop their systems to ensure their users are always ahead of the competition.

The Microsoft Dynamics 365 suite’s latest release will be Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, generally available April 2nd. Business Central offers organisations a single end to end solutions for managing finances, operations, sales and customer service, and an opportunity to easily upgrade from their entry-level accounting software and legacy ERP systems.

 Business Central integrates with other Microsoft cloud services, including Office 365 and can be customised or extended for specific industry needs with Power Apps, Microsoft Flow and Power BI.

 Dynamic 365 Business Central brings the full power of Dynamics NAV to the Cloud, with the option remaining to host on premise. The foundation of proven technologies that have served 160,000 customers and millions of users worldwide. As a single end-to-end application, Business Central offers:

·  Business without silos. Unify your business, and boost efficiency with automated tasks and workflows—all integrated within familiar Office tools like Outlook, Word, and Excel.

· Actionable insights. Achieve greater outcomes and gain a complete view of your business with connected data, business analytics, and guidance delivered by Microsoft’s leading intelligent technologies.

· Solutions built to evolve. Start quickly, grow at your own pace and adapt in real time with a flexible platform that makes it easy to extend Business Central based on your changing business needs.

Dynamics 365 Business Central will be generally available on April 2, 2018 in 14 countries – United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, and Finland.

Do even more with Dynamics 365 Business Central using pre-built applications, available through the AppSource marketplace, to easily and cost effectively extend your solution

Excited to learn more? Get in touch to see if Total Enterprise Solutions can help your organisation be more efficient with Microsoft Dynamics Business Central.

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV – Trusted, Agile, Managed, Personal.

Whatever organisation you’re in, software and data are not just behind the scenes but an integral part of how you operate. It should change how you do your business because if it isn’t changing yours, data will be changing your competitors. Therefore, a reliable, knowledgeable ERP system is vital to the success of your organisation. Microsoft Dynamics NAV is trusted by hundreds of thousands of users. 

>> Read our article on five things to consider when choosing a NAV partner<<

It has been operating and evolving for over a decade, with Microsoft continually investing millions of pounds to ensure it stays market leading. Continual investment and development ensures Microsoft Dynamics NAV provides its users with the latest innovative technology, and all the tools they need to succeed. 

Our business right now is completely different to how it was just a year ago. Both how we run the business, and how we deliver our engineering. A year ago, fundamentally we ran the software on premise. Today, people are increasingly choosing to use Microsoft Dynamics NAV in the cloud and take advantage of all it’s benefits. 

>> See our infographic on moving to the cloud here <<

What ever business you’re in, be it retail, manufacturing, or service, software and data is not what happens behind the scenes, it should direct your business. The wealth of Microsoft investment, from the cloud to the breadth of services, (like Power BI) NAV gives you insight to data in minutes . Any data, any way, anywhere, and all in one view.

>> See our TES added value page for software to enhance your Microsoft Dynamics NAV system <<

Microsoft have continual investment in The Cloud. The Microsoft Cloud differs from competitors as its focus is to provide the customer with exactly what they need. They have data centers across the globe, exactly how the customer requires.  Microsoft are committed to being ahead of the GDPR compliance regulations, not only internally at Microsoft but also for their customers to be compliant. They are constantly working to be more agile, compliant and secure. Microsoft secure data through encryption, so you can rest easy knowing your data is safe. Not only your data, but that of your customers.

>> You can see inside a Microsoft Data centre here <<

Both within Microsoft and TES, security is a core theme which is why TES are proud to have achieved ISO 27001. 

Microsoft Dynamics NAV prides itself on being agile, trusted, managed and personal. Total Enterprise Solutions have over a decade of experience with NAV.

If you have a pain point you would like to discuss it is likely our team will have come across it before, or if you don’t feel your current ERP system is meeting your needs, Microsoft Dynamics NAV may be the solution for you.

At TES we constantly review the market and form strategic partners so we can deliver everything you need to succeed with an adaptable platform, completely unique to your business.

If you would like to discuss what TES could do for your organisation please do not hesitate to contact us on Samantha.shaw@totalenterprisesolutions.co.uk