Wednesday, 16 May 2018

The Intricacies of Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a cloud-based service provider that deals with wide range of office services. Previously known as Windows Azure, it provides services like computing, analysis, storing and networking. The users can easily pick up any of the services and run the existing applications of their choice.

The cloud service provider provides service in the following categories-

1. Compute

This particular service provides computing through virtual machines, batch processing, and remote application usability.

2. Web and mobile

The cloud service provider provides API management, notification, and reporting features. it also gives support to develop and deploy web applications on various devices.

3. Data storage

The Microsoft Azure helps in storing cloud data through Database services such as SQL and No SQL.

4. Analytics

The service is related to providing analytical data and storing of real-time data. It takes care of data warehousing, machine learning, and data lakes etc.

5. Networking

The Azure provides virtual networking, dedicated connections, load balancing, DNS hosting etc.

6. Media delivery

Along with media delivery, azure deals with the content delivery system as well. it includes on-demand media streaming, playback, and encoding.

Apart from the numerous categories which are subject to change from time to time, Azure also aids in business development.

Microsoft Azure role in Business development -  A Synopsys

1. Azure is fast across the board

Microsoft Azure is a fast-paced cloud system provider. A business depends on the speed of analytics and deployment of data. Azure provides a perfect solution with its fast-paced accessibility. The speed of deployment, operation, and scalability makes the provider one of the best match to developing business.

2. Increase business agility

The business develops faster when they use a cloud service provider. The cloud service helps the business to explore various data and information when they use this technology. The service also helps the businesses to measure the suitability of the information without investing in financial outlay. Simultaneously, it helps in faster improvement of business as well.

3. Security

With the help of Microsoft Azure, the users can easily access the Office platforms without depending on complex passwords. The Microsoft Azure Sign on helps to access the data with single password only. This enables in lesser risk of hacking and control on the information, location, and specific devices.

Microsoft Azure primarily uses pay as you go pricing model that charges based on usage. In other words, the users need to pay as they choose along with the features. However, it allows Azure users to use multiple services on a single device as well. This multiple service usage reduces the service charges and minimizes the cost.

Friday, 30 March 2018

A brief on Project Service Automation

Microsoft Dynamics 365 provides an end to end service that helps in sales and marketing of billable projects on time and within the budget too. It helps you with project service automations which basically-

1. Estimates, quotes and contracts work.
2. Plans resources.
3. Enables collaboration.
4. Captures expenses, time and progress reports for real time accurate invoice.

This application has following features-

1. Project based contracts- They basically measure contracts on the basis of profitability and feasibility. They are responsible for relating quotes, labour pricing, billing and estimation etc.

2. Project planning- There has to be some planning and estimation done before passing a contract which majorly includes automatic tasks of scheduling, predecessors, sales distribution and cost information which is performed by Microsoft Dynamics 365 Project Service Automation.

3. Resource management- This section majorly deals with skills and proficiencies of workforce. The right person must be chosen for the right kind of work based on the availability of resources and requirement of job. Tracking resource utility and metrics is also a part of this.

4. Time utilization and collaboration- For multiple projects, web or mobile services can be used to record time and cost involved. The new entries to be included must be checked by the manager and their financial implications must be worked upon. This software allows you to easily collaborate with Office 365 workspace.

5. Project billing- The invoices which are included are based on terms of contract and approved paperwork as well as expenses involved. All the expenses involving revenue, invoices, unbilled amount and real time costs are recorded for analytics and integration of financial systems.

There are currently two versions of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Project Service Automation -

1. In case you are using it on a desktop or laptop, the project service automation application is used.

2. And for the smaller screen such as tablets and mobiles we have project rescue hub application which is a modified version of project service automation application. This application which we use for smaller screens is basically designed on the unified interface framework, using responsive web designing principles. This enables multiple viewing options and gives a better interaction experience in different kinds of environments.

So, these are the basic features that you get with the project automation with Microsoft Dynamics 365.

Friday, 16 March 2018

A Cursory Look Over Of Microsoft NAV 2018

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018
Microsoft NAV 2018 that was launched has been integrated with lots new features. It is the deeper integration of Microsoft NAV and dynamics 365 together. The Microsoft products are deeply integrated with NAV to create a better platform for the business environment.

Integrated with Microsoft products

The Microsoft NAV 2018 is an integrated platform with all the Microsoft products. It connects the business environment with Microsoft Dynamics 365 application, powerapps, Flow, office 365, Power BI and various third-party applications. It has been launched as a full software package for the benefits of small and medium scale businesses.

New financial accounting features

Whether it is an excel report such as balance sheets, profit, and loss, cash flows statements, draw balance sheets or anyother financial accounting reports, you can get everything on the new Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018.

The newly launched NAV also features general ledgers, employees’ ledgers, account payables, receivables and individual employee entry reports for the business development. The NAV 2018 has become a one-stop Accounting HUB that provides full information regarding the accounts.

New inventory features

Inventory management is something different from accounts management but has a big effect on the financial position of the business. The Microsoft NAV 2018 has surcharges based on the gross weight and volume of the item units. The internal workflow can also be managed by connecting the NAV 2018 with Microsoft flow. Organizations can use this feature to record the inflow and outflow of the inventories, stock management, quotes and orders using Microsoft Outlook as well.

Advanced algorithms amalgamate AI

The newest feature of Microsoft NAV 2018 includes Microsoft Cognitive services for advanced algorithms. These services allow the users to amalgamate artificial intelligence into the applications. It detects automatic facial, speech, language recognition in context to HR and automates procedures. It also recognizes products and categorizes them correctly. This feature simplifies the product management through automation.

Extensibility with extensions

The Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 is a state of the art extensibility model which enables customization according to clients demand for business development. The setup and extension button is placed in one place to provide benefits to the business manager and accountant role centres.  With the new Dynamics NAV version, the developers get to learn new things by adopting new rules.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Reasons to Start Using SharePoint for Your Business

It’s hard to describe what SharePoint does in a single line but you can think of it as a Swiss army knife for all your business needs. SharePoint can be used for collaborative projects, document management, business intelligence, intranet, extranet, website content management and a lot more! Moreover, a Microsoft Dynamics SharePoint expert can be instrumental in customizing it specifically for your business.

Let’s dive into the benefits of using SharePoint.

1. Document management simplified

This platform allows you to store, retrieve, archive, track and easily manage all your documents and records in a single place on your server. And with OneDrive for Business, you can even store it in the cloud. It advance search options let you find a particular file quickly and the entire system helps in several compliances.

2. Enhanced accessibility

Looking for a file stored on your crashed computer can be tough. But it’s not a problem when all of your business documents are stored in the cloud. Simply access them through any web browser through Windows, Mac or Android devices. Or even better, use their app for it!

3. Team collaboration redefined

No need to use another fancy software for working on team projects and collaborative documents. Just create a team site on this groupware capable platform and smoothen your team’s efforts. MS Outlook and Project are a part of MS Dynamics SharePoint integration too!

4. Gentle learning curve

Most organizations utilize Microsoft Windows for their business needs. Since SharePoint has a similar user interface, using it comes naturally and intuitively for the employees. This saves the business a lot of time and money in special training of employees and can be adopted quickly.

5. Website content management in-built

Again, there is no need to use a separate content management system like WordPress or Joomla for managing your company’s website. SharePoint is more than capable of handling it for you.

6.    Bring all stakeholders on the same platform

Employees can access the stored information meant for them through intranet portal. Suppliers and supply-chain partners can access the same through extranet portal, and customers through the website. And all of that can be controlled from a centralized location. As easy as it should be!

7. Business Intelligence at your disposal

Easy data mining and report presentation to gain insights into your business processes

8. One tool to rule them all

As evident from all the above points, there is no need for separate tools for different processes. Save training time and money for buying and maintaining different tools.

9. Customize it to your specific business needs

Hire a Microsoft SharePoint expert to get a tailor-made suite for your company. SharePoint customization helps you to gain maximum mileage out of your platform.
Irrespective of the industry that your business belongs to, MS Dynamics SharePoint has the capability to improve business productivity and reduce costs. Don’t know where to start? Simply contact us and we’ll help you out!

Thursday, 26 October 2017

5 Reasons Why Microsoft Dynamics GP is Better than NetSuite

There was a time when Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software could only be used by large enterprises who had the capital and resources to deploy it on their premises. But with the rise of SaaS and subscription based OPEX ERPs like Microsoft Dynamics GP and Netsuite, small and medium businesses can jump on the wagon too.

Most SMEs seeking an ERP solution have a hard time choosing between these two particular options, but there are quite a few Dynamics GP features that give it the edge!

1. Different requirements, different deployment options

NetSuite offers only web-based solutions to its clients on a monthly subscription basis on per user basis. That works fine until the company wants to scale-up and take the control in its own hands with on-premise installation. In such cases, they’ll have to move to another platform and you already know how costly and time-consuming data migration is!

Dynamics GP offers users a choice between cloud-hosting (on Azure), on-premise hosting and even a hybrid of the two. The best part is, you can opt to change the hosting site anytime!

2. Seamless integration enhances productivity

Microsoft brings the versatility of its Office 365 software bundle with Dynamics GP too. The synergy of cloud-based ERP and powerful Office tools, which most employees are generally familiar which enhances the productivity of the business manifolds. And since the interface is common to the Windows user, the learning curve is quite gentle and requires zero to minimum training. Apart from the native Office apps, third-party app integration is possible too.

3. Power of true customization

The “one-size fits all” approach of NetSuite means that its users can’t get it to be modified easily as per their business’s requirements. On the other hand, Dynamics GP features a modular approach, which enables users to modify the software themselves without coding. If you want support for the customization, next point is for you.

4. Vast network of certified partners

Customization is at the core of Dynamics GP, and can be done by the users themselves. But, if you want the complete package to be modified as per your needs, simply consult a Microsoft Dynamics GP partner in your local area and get going!

5. Cost-effective

The MS Dynamics GP pricing is rather flexible and enables you to save substantial amount as compared to the rigid licensing scheme of Netsuite. You can provide different access rights to different users and save money on the lighter users. With customization, you can select which modules to use and pay only for them. And, finally, Office 365 programs mean that you save on other third-party apps for specific tasks.

Small and medium businesses can only start small and SaaS based ERP solutions have opened the gates to ERPs for them too. But those SMEs who have visions of scaling-up (all of you do!), go ahead with Dynamics GP.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

How Microsoft Dynamics Support Businesses ?

The industrial marketplace of today presents an open platform to businesses across the borders. With the right business solution, people can work effectively and can manage growth to benefit from globalization.
Microsoft Dynamics profile offers Microsoft Axapta as an integrated, flexible business management solution that organizes financial, supply chain and customer relationship processes. It is user-friendly solution that allows people to make informed business decisions.

Microsoft Business Solutions Axapta can help you run a business across nations and locations by standardizing and centralizing processes. Its wide array of industry-specific solutions provides visibility across organization and helps to simplify compliance. Here’s how Microsoft Dynamics Support businesses to meet current needs and future demands:

1. Quick and effective working :-

The solution with usual Microsoft user experience allows managers to focus on business, instead of spending time on learning new applications.

1. Employees can work effectively with an intuitive user interface to prioritize, systematize, and access information and tasks.
2. Microsoft Business Solutions Axapta expands decision-making with tools for reporting and business intelligence that help managers analyse data through Microsoft Dynamics and Microsoft Office Server.
3. It helps foster strong associations between employees, customers, and associates using unified
collaboration and communication tools.

2. Capitalize on business opportunities : -

Microsoft Business Solutions Axapta has a service-oriented architecture that enables managers to add users, support business models, and scale the solution for big, dispersed enterprises.

1. It allows development and modification of interim work streams that adapt swiftly to varying industry and user demands.
2. The organizations can choose the required solution package and later add facilities as the business grows by capitalizing on existing investments in Microsoft services.

3. Acquire status of a global contender :-

Microsoft Dynamics support the expansion of businesses across borders through country-specific capability and functionalities for multiple currencies and languages.

1. The solution unifies standards, ensures quality by consolidating processes, and allows management of supply chain across divisions and locations.
2. Microsoft Axapta can be combined with Microsoft BI (Business Intelligence) applications to boost the analytic skills vital to running a complicated business environment.

4. Stay ahead of regulatory obligations :-

Microsoft Business Solutions Axapta saves effort and time with workflows that implement controls based on compliance and risk scenarios.

1. The solution ensures regularity with consistent processes that combine compliance data and examine internal changes.
2. Microsoft Dynamics support sharing of compliance activities through an in-built tool for managing guidelines, process documents, reports, and chief risk indicators.
3. Organizations can reduce business costs and insecurity of safeguarding corporate compliance data using powerful security features of Microsoft Axapta and other Microsoft services in their IT infrastructure.

5. Make the most of IT investment :-

Businesses can look forward to getting a return on their investment with Microsoft Dynamics.

1. Its user-friendly tools and a well-known interface encourage users to adopt the solution quickly.
2. Organizations can increase the value of their data by allowing more users to access processes and information in Microsoft Axapta at lower licensing cost.
3. Close integration with Microsoft technologies helps improve the overall performance of organization’s IT infrastructure.

MS Dynamics service framework can be easily integrated with trading associates and related business systems. This helps organizations to impose internal controls and adapt business processes to the current models.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Microsoft Dynamics 365: Fostering Dynamism in Sales

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is the new generation of intelligent business solution that facilitates faster growth of your organization. For building better and never ending customer chain your company needs to transform, and Microsoft Dynamics 365 paves way for you to meet the needs of your patrons. It is a power-packed intelligent management software that increases the efficiency of the sales employees in your company by facilitating better interactions with your target customers.

Using Microsoft Dynamics 365 for sales will illustrate you the ways in which you can organize your daily activities, thereby helping you take accurate steps for better sales. The software helps your sales people to work in a smarter way hence increasing their efficiency and your organization’s productivity.

Some touch-points of the productive use of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for sales:

1. Collaborates with customers: Using Microsoft Dynamics 365 you can get in touch with target customers at the touch of a click. Moreover, it creates modified documents and templates for your sales team so that your people can instantly connect with customers and provide them the information they are looking for. Undoubtedly, Dynamics 365 helps you grasp better opportunities by making it easier for your employees to get insights about potential clients.

2. Updates Sale tactics: Microsoft Dynamics partner you through better prediction of sales and guides you to effectively strike at targets by earning more returns from every sale that comes your way. Since the software is embedded with Power BI you can create reports and also explore the performance of your sales department. Accredited with Microsoft Dynamics CRM customization, the software facilitates you with an updated information about customers and sales instantly.

3. Intelligent Customer administration: The software helps you smartly manage your organization, hence relieving you greater time for selling your products. It boosts your efficiency by giving you key insights of the sales trends. Using a MS Dynamics Partner you can seamlessly multiply revenues and shrink costs as it computerizes all your sales procedures via an extremely instinctive channel of programming.

4. Focused Action: Implemented with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Customization, Dynamics 365 helps you concentrate on customer specific preferences. Not only does it help  in taking proactive action but also gives you dependable insights which help in building a better relationship with clients. Based on forecasting the prospective trends, this smart business solution increases the sales and diligently helps you to personally connect with your customers.