Is Microsoft Dynamics 365 right for small businesses?

Guest post by Sue Wright – Business Development Manager, D365 Experts

If you run a small or young company, our advice is to start making use of the best technology before you expand. This may involve investing in business management software – formally known as enterprise resource management, or ERP – that can grow with you as you take your business to dizzying new heights.

What is it? In a nutshell, a business management system/software (BMS) is an accounting system with added, integrated functionality. In addition to managing all your accounting processes, BMS’s incorporate all your business processes, such as sales, marketing, manufacturing and much more, all from one place.

Having all of these processes managed and monitored in one place enables your business to run like a well-oiled machine, and the reporting? Don’t get us started on the reporting, it’s awesome!

Why is Microsoft Dynamics 365 the best fit for small businesses?

D365 Business Central is the ultimate BMS for small businesses with big plans, an ideal match for your company, regardless of the industry sector you’re in and the resources you have to hand.

As a small company, you need a system that’s easy to use, customisable, scalable and affordable. D365 meets all of these requirements.

It’s a cloud-based solution that’s characterised by purpose-built apps that reflect a variety of business functions. Amongst other things, D365 can help you manage finances, sales, marketing, operations, field service and customer service.

Each of these apps are independently deployed, which means you can pick and choose which ones you want to utilise straight away. You don’t need to pay for apps that are of no use to you right now, but as your business grows, you can add more functionality into your package.

Using The System

D365 is one of the easiest-to-use business management systems on the market. With its familiarity of Microsoft Excel and Outlook, it’s intuitive, it’s highly visual, and it’s been designed to make managing tasks quicker and easier than ever before.

Data sharing and integration gives your team the information and the tools they need to do their best work, and the software’s intelligent processes and predictive guidance gives managers a helping hand when they’re looking to the future.

D365 also offers unrivalled extensibility. Your system can be tailored and expanded as your needs change. If you really want to, you can even build your own business-specific applications with little to no coding knowledge!

Managing a seamless transition

Many small businesses are nervous about implementing a new BMS because they’re afraid that they’ll need to completely overhaul their systems. This is especially true if their team have got to grips with other systems such as Quickbooks or Xero, and are apprehensive about change.

But wouldn’t it be great if your BMS could ‘talk’ to your other software, and fit in seamlessly with your existing setup? For example, wouldn’t it make life much simpler if you could integrate all of your core data with Outlook and manage customer emails from the same familiar interface you’ve grown to know and love? Your prayers have been answered – D365 integrates fully with the Microsoft Office 365 suite.

Using Quickbooks? Great, D365 can import your data from here too!

Speak to an expert about implementation

If you’re still not convinced that Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central will work wonders for your small business, contact the D365 Experts who can provide you with even more reasons why this industry-leading BMS will transform your business processes and set you up for success!