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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

Dynamics 365, Business Edition, Microsoft Dynamics NAV

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

Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations, Business Edition – Making Tax Digital?

As Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) service strive to become one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world, tax going digital is a hot topic. HMRC want to make the tax system more effective, efficient, and easier for customers to comply with.

What does that mean for you? Making Tax Digital will be enforced in Phases.
Initially businesses in the UK will be required to start using the Making Tax Digital system in April 2019, but only to meet VAT obligations. This is going to be a trail and the UK government has said they will not extend this requirement of Making Tax Digital for business beyond VAT until the system has proven to work, and certainly not before April 2020. This is all aimed to make it easier for both businesses and individuals to stay on top of their tax related affairs.

How does Microsoft support Making Tax Digital?
Microsoft are working to ensure that the supported UK versions of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Business edition, as stated in the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy, will comply with the Making Tax Digital initiative.
VAT reports are already supported electronically, and the technical requirements of the initiative are being discussed between Microsoft and HMRC. There are advisory groups set up to ensure that Microsoft functionally support Making Tax Digital before it takes effect for businesses.

Here are some FAQ’s:

If you want to know more about the foundations for Making Tax Digital, please see this page from the UK government.

Day 9 –

 

Most people know by now, that you can paste into NAV pages from Excel, and typically this is used for populating journals, but a further use for this is for importing electronic bank statements when you can’t be bothered to go through all the faff of setting it up formally.  Here a quick how to guide as to how to do this:

 

Just:

  • Copy a blank line out of the Bank Statement side of the Bank Reconciliation page into Excel to make a template,

 

  • Download your bank statement in csv format and open in Excel,
  • Copy the columns from the statement into the right place on your template

 

  • Copy the data and Paste Rows into your Bank Reconciliation.

 

Simple and effective!

 

 

And on the second day of Christmas TES gave to you, the gift of faster better reporting!

It’s time to say goodbye to overtime and hello to party time: Streamline your reporting for good.

Manual exporting, unexplained differences, proper allocations, and stacks of reports – it’s no wonder that Year-End close becomes a flurry of late nights, weekends in the office, and sky high anxiety about errors and deadlines. Take back control and don’t miss out on the holiday cheer again. You need a solution that removes the data gathering bottleneck to give you fast, easy, and accurate reporting – automagically.

Always have the updated statements and insights you need, with the click of button. Quickly create and run impactful reports in the format you want, and remove unnecessary copying and pasting or waiting on IT and other departments to get you numbers you need to close the books and move onto the eggnog. Leverage the familiar Excel interface and build on your existing skills to maximize productivity right away, empower your professional capability, and forever leave the dread of Year-End behind.

All with a 10% discount when you order Jet Reports or upgrade to Jet Reports Enterprise before December 31st 2017. Contact us to claim your discount voucher!

Did you know in your average working life you will only be involved in one ERP system installation?

At Total Enterprise Solutions if it is your first installation, or you’re a seasoned pro, our experts are here to assist you in the knowledge and expertise to make your digital transformation as smooth and easy as possible.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a multi-language, multi- currency enterprise resource management solution that organisations worldwide use to manage their accounting and finances, supply chain and operations.
Working seamlessly with Outlook, Word, and Excel, Dynamics starts with what you need, and allows you to adapt as you grow. This is within the Microsoft Cloud, or on your servers – the choice is yours.


Microsoft annually reviews, and updates Dynamics NAV to ensure you are always equipped with the latest technology.

Many prestigious organisations are using Microsoft Dynamics NAV to reach their goals and objectives.

Want to simplify your organisation, but not sure where to start?

Our ACCA Accredited Financial Consultants will delve into your business, establish your needs and write an in-depth proposal, so what you’re getting is crystal clear.
Then commence the training of key users, our approach is designed to ensure that Key Users understand NAV functionality, prior to making design or configuration decisions. We run application training and design workshops, where the Key Users are experiencing standard setup.
System Configuration and customisation. A TES developer will develop any customisations as agreed and documented in the scoping analysis phase. All development is documented and can be used as part of the final training pack.

User Acceptance Testing

Another key stage of the delivery cycle, UAT is a planned period during which the business can fully test all areas of the system development and configuration in order to ensure that the software meets the initially identified requirements and will support the business in a live environment.

System Walk Through

The System Walkthrough can be considered as a trial go-live event, the purpose of which is to collectively evaluate the system delivery against defined success criteria, as well as ensuring that the business users are ready to go-live and that Dynamics NAV will support the business.

End User Training

Our suggested approach is that End User Training is run by the business’ Key Users – this helps to embed the system knowledge within the business and empowers the Key Users to become a point of contact for questions/issues as the system is embedded into the company. If required, however, TES can assist with End User Training, in part or in full. For example, the development of a training plan, the creation of training materials, right through to running training sessions across the End User base.

Go Live

We understand that project delivery does not stop on go-live day. TES will ensure an on-site presence on the day of your go-live, plus an agreed number of days thereafter. The project delivery team will work closely with the TES Service Desk to undertake a structured handover that ensures seamless ongoing support to the business.

We’re Live, what’s next? Welcome to the TES Community.

Now, your project manager will be replaced with a shiny new account manager, who will be in regular contact with you to ensure you are totally satisfied with our service.

A brake fix Service Desk 

Market leading self service support portal ServiceNow

Access to our complimentary webinar tutorials

Discounted bank days 

Invitation to our annual customer day to keep you in the loop with all things Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

 

At TES we build long term relationships with our customers. We are here to get the best out of your investment of Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

 

If you would like to discuss this further or have one of our ACCA Accredited Financial Consultants visit you please do not hesitate to contact us.