Why use Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) always need to find solutions to problems that are cost effective and do the job as it needs to be done. Dynamics 365 Business Central is so successful among SMBs because it ticks these boxes and then goes the extra mile to deliver more. Business Central is one of Microsoft's flagship products, so it's no surprise that it comes packed with up-to-the-minute features and functionality to help you keep on top of everything, including the most complex tasks.

Key factors

Functionality is, of course, at the top of the list for anyone shopping for a new software solution for their business, but security and flexible accessibility are two other key factors that are never far behind. Business Central essentially acts as an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system but also comes with CRM integration as well as mobile apps for iOS and Android, which many ERP solutions don’t offer.

It can take on many different roles in your business because it is so customisable. The system already comes with many of the tools that most businesses need on a day-to-day basis, additional features can also be installed so that each company can tailor the package to their needs.

Updates

With cybersecurity being a particular bugbear for many businesses, making sure that updates, patches, and the latest versions of software are used is an essential part of keeping data safe from harm. Dynamics 365 Business Central makes it easy to transition in these ways, which means that downtime and loss of productivity from switching to new software is kept to a minimum or even eliminated completely. Not only does it save time and potential stress, but it also helps to save money on IT upgrades.

Flexibility

Although many software tools have industry-wide applications, there will always be some aspects of your work that are more specific and therefore require an approach that some 'off the shelf' suites are not able to provide. Flexibility through cloud technology is part and parcel of Business Central, making accessibility much easier in many different scenarios. The scalability of the suite also means that a growing business can continue to manage its data using the same systems without the disruption and expense of having to choose, buy, and install new software.

Intelligent apps

Intelligent apps that can link up different areas of operations such as inventory, sales and accounting come built-in with Dynamics 365. It allows management to oversee the operation and makes the generation of reports simple and straightforward. Tracking in real-time using Power BI dashboards means that a current snapshot can be taken at any time, giving performance overviews that can improve flexibility and speed up response times.

More information

Because Business Central is such a popular and best-selling business software suite, there is plenty of information available online, but one of the best sources is our Dynamics 365 forDummies eBook, which can be found here. For more in-depth details, you can also contact our software support team, who can give you all the insight you need. Talk to us today.