Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Tips for Choosing the Right Dynamics 365 Implementation Partner

Companies benefit immensely when they decide to upgrade their Dynamics 365 by choosing the best Microsoft Dynamics 365 implementation partner who is capable of completing your project on time and on-budget.
          
Microsoft Dynamics 365 is designed to give its users an enhanced end-user experience as it takes a new approach to business applications with single window solutions. As you can observe that Microsoft Dynamics 365 unifies CRM and ERP capabilities into applications that work seamlessly together across sales, customer service, field service, operation, financials, marketing and project service automation.

However, a million dollar question that arises is in choosing the right Dynamics 365 implementation partner who is capable of completing your projects on time and help the company in smooth transformation to Dynamics 365 to make it work optimally for your organization’s specific needs. Choosing a good/professional Dynamics 365 implementation partner requires some steps to be considered during the partner selection phase and these include-

1. The workload of the partner – It is important for organizations who are intending to choose the right Dynamics 365 implementation partner to enquire the partner about how many clients they are supporting and how many projects they are working at now so to get a better idea about the capabilities of such partner and how choosing the partner would help organizations in successful implementation of Microsoft Dynamics 365.

2. The success and failure rates of past projects – Majority of dynamics 365 partners showcase their projects successes with much fanfare but hide failures in the majority of cases. Therefore, it is important to ask about any failures or unsuccessful implementation of the project of the concerned partner. Partners who are capable of overcoming the challenges of implementing Microsoft dynamics 365 are the best pick for organizations who would like using Microsoft Dynamics 365.

3. The capability of implementing Microsoft Dynamics SharePoint - Microsoft Dynamics SharePoint as a single integrated web-based platform offers a way to collaborate with others, organize teams, manage projects and share documents. Therefore, a partner who is competent in conceptualization to the deployment of Microsoft Dynamics SharePoint is the right choice for organizations who would like to use and implement Microsoft Dynamics SharePoint.

4. Expected Delivery Date – A partner who can provide a time plan and estimate that works within the expectations of the organization’s expected delivery date is the right choice of dynamics 365 implementation partner.

The above-mentioned tips or steps when implemented can help in identifying the right dynamics 365 implementation partner. Organizations who are desirous of successful implementation of dynamics 365 should seek a right partner to stay ahead of their competitors.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

The Functionalities of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Microsoft launched Dynamics 365 Business Central in 2018 and it has been great in terms of providing all-in-one business solutions to organizations to help them grow.

Microsoft launched the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Sydney for its esteemed users with much fanfare.  There have been many speculations about this market-leading product and it is essential to gain a proper perspective on this product.

What is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Well, it can be defined as an all-in-one business management solution, which is cloud-based. With these products, users can now finally move on from their legacy ERP system or entry-level accounting software to something comprehensive. This system assists organizations to streamline their processes and help in improving customer relation and growth of the business.

What is the price of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

This product from Microsoft is available at two different price points -

1. Essential License - The price range of Dynamics 365 business central Sydney is £52.79 GBP per user per month.
2. Premium License - Here the costing is £75.40 GBP per user per month.

What Are The Functionalities Of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

The dynamics 365 business in central Sydney is excellent in terms of financial management. It helps by providing general ledger, audits trails and workflows. It also provides bank management, bank reconciliation, budget deferrals, fixed assets, and currencies and dimensions.

It provides top class customer relationship management solutions by providing contacts, opportunity management, and campaigns. Not only this, it also has a built-in integration with Dynamics 365 that is used for sale purpose.

Another great functionality of this product is supply chain management. It provides purchase order management, sales order management, item transfer, basic warehousing, and basic receivables. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central also provides Human resources management and project management.

With help of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, it is possible to connect and grow your business. It is high time that you think beyond your basic software for accounting and indulges in this product from Microsoft. Be smart and opt for Dynamics 365 Business Central Sydney to manage your finances, secure and automated the supply chains, optimize operations and many more.

In addition, with this system, the users will be able to manage time and budget of their projects thereby enhancing their customer services. So think big, think Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

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.