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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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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Resources

At Total Enterprise Solutions we build long term strategic relationships with our customers, to help them reach their organisations goals.

We have a unique and successful implementation methodology, with our approach we empower the user with product skills and knowledge so that they can maximise the return on investment from their finance system. 

There is so much information circulating the web it is difficult to know which information is reliable, or even where to get it.

In the lead up to our free webinar ‘Demystifying migration to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central’ we have collated a dedicated resources section for Business Central.

But if you would like to discuss your requirements please do not hesitate to contact us.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV / 365 Business Central resources:

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The road map. With the ever changing world of technology, the roadmap reassures customers that Microsoft have clear, continual investment and development plans for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Built following decades of experience perfecting NAV, Microsoft deploying the system in the cloud removed the lengthy processes of digital transformations as they ensure the customer, ultimately the end user will be at the forefront of all technological advancements, by quickly upgrading their system through the cloud. 

Want to read more? Click here.

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Capabilities

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is here, the following is a high level summary of it’s capabilities ?

 

Manage your financials

Automate and secure your supply chain

Sell smarter and improve customer service

Keep projects on time and under budget

Optimise your operations

Protect your data and support GDPR compliance

Want to know more? Click here.

 

Microsoft have put together an introductory video, which you can watch here:

 Totally blended

It’s clear the Microsoft vision is to seamlessly integrate all the Microsoft suite which is done using Microsoft Dynamics 365, coupled with Business Central you can maximise the efficiency of the Microsoft stack in your organisation.  Joining together all of your organisation departments, reducing duplication of reports, time consuming data entry and perfectly blending and utilising your software.  Total Enterprise Solutions can assist your organisation in operating this function through training and empowerment of your users. Contact us to discuss further how we can help you.

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Do you want to see Business Central in action?

Our technical director Chris Wilson will be presenting a webinar ‘Demystifying migration to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Friday the 29th of June at 14:00- 14:40 – register your free place here. 

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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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4 Top tips from our Finance Directors

TES has worked alongside Charities and the Public Sector for over a decade. We know the demanding work that goes into running a successful organisation.
We constantly strive to assist our customers in increasing efficiency and streamlining their processes. During our research with finance directors we currently work with, we have established these top tips:

1. It’s easy to focus on money that is coming in, but focus on what you have.
Make the money you have work for you. It’s great to see the money coming in through fundraising or grants. But nothing is guaranteed, focus on what you have and make it work for your organisation. Track exactly when your grants are due. With our Budget Management Portal, all committed amounts have a due date, this allows you to easily see those commitments falling into the committed month or year.

2. Compare spend. Comparing spend from a previous project gives you an idea of what you’re potentially getting into.
Multiyear accounting enables you to budget as accurately as possible reducing the likelihood of coming in under, or over the projected cost. Our BMP allows you to view multiple years of accounts, be it calendar year or financial year. Open, view, compare, or close off as required.

3. Make it easy for your business users.
Structure your budget so it reflects the business units and activities that are meaningful to the user.
Filtered reports and system workflows ensures users aren’t cluttered by irrelevant information. This maximises the use of technology such as reporting portals, e-mails/SMS notifications, and mobile platforms, to make it as easy as possible for users to self-service budget data, and interact with approval activities.

4. Apply your budgetary controls pre-commitment.
This allows you to manage scope meticulously. Ensuring any extra hours, materials or spend is tracked so you stay as on, or close to budget as possible. When inputting data the decision maker is armed with the information to ensure they are making a wise decision. If you decide to set approvals you can also approve spend on the go using your mobile device.

All of these features can be found on our Budget Management Portal. Manufactured by Total Enterprise Solutions following a decade of working with Charities and Public Sector Organisations. Tailored with you in mind to ensure your data is, accurate, up to date, and secure.
If you would like any further information, or a Webinar to establish if this Microsoft Dynamic NAV add on would help your business, please do not hesitate to contact us.