Microsoft 365 Business Central

In this briefing paper, we look at Microsoft’s 365 Business Central, a comprehensive business management solution designed for small to medium-sized businesses.

Business Central automates processes, integrates with applications, and provides in-depth analytics and AI-driven insights. Easy to manage ERP & CRM with specific modules for finances, sales, services, inventory, HR, projects, and supply chain.

MS Business Central is designed to integrate with MS 365, Microsoft Office, email, collaboration, and secure cloud storage. Truly “cross-platform” with Windows, iOS, Android, web, mobile, and desktop; enhancing user experience working in-office or remote on the device of their choice.

Business Central can meet the specific needs of various organisations, keeping pace with growth, the system can be extended at any time, depending on need.

Financial Management
Streamline the handling of finance processes, such as posting financial transactions, generating statements, managing inventory, manufacturing costs, fixed assets, and bank accounts. Analyse trends, budgets, and create consistent reports based on reliable data, integrated with MS Excel.

Sales & Service Management
Manage the sales cycle, and get guidance on best to upsell, cross-sell, and renewal opportunities. Prioritise sales leads based on revenue potential, track all customer interactions, and deliver exceptional service with a connected view of customers and service operations.  

Supply Chain & Operations Management
Manage the end-to-end view of operations, purchasing, manufacturing, stock, and warehouse. Track transactions and transfers based on inventory metric and locations. Optimise manufacturing capacity, human resources, and schedule to customers’ expectations. Automate raw materials, inventory calculations, and order delivery planning. Manage service orders and employee workloads to assign resources and tasks.

Project Management
Plan and monitor projects progress & status, track and manage timesheets & resources. Make accurate business decisions and control your budgets to ensure project profitability.

Reporting & Analytics
Power BI is a cloud-based business intelligence platform combined with MS Excel providing reporting, data analytics and dashboard insights of Business Central application data.

MS 365
Out of the box, seamless integration with MS 365, improves user productivity, communication, and collaboration with MS Office & email.

About Author

David Wood as the managing consultant has over four decades of experience and a background as an Accountant, Senior Manager in the I.T sector and the Dotcom era; and a season Digital \ I.T Consultant with a high level of accomplishment across various industries, sectors and technical environments.

David Wood Company Pty Ltd. ABN 45 624 529 488. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. e:david.wood@davidwoodcompany.com.au, w: www.davidwoodcompany.com.au.

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