Amid all the speculation and rumor, Microsoft has finally announced their full entry into the cloud accounting and ERP space, Dynamics 365 Business Central. This is what companies have been waiting for from the tech giant and from what we can see, it could be a game changer.
Microsoft describes the software as “An all-in-one business management solution that’s easy to use and adapt, helping you connect your business and make smarter decisions.”. They focus on 5 main points to promote it.
- Managing your financials
- Automate and secure your supply chain
- Sell smarter and improve customer service
- Keep projects on time and under budget
- Optimize your operations
One of the biggest advantages of running Dynamics 365 Business Central is the seamless integration with other Microsoft products and third-party partner add-ons. Managing financials becomes easier with automatic Excel integration. Power BI will also be a heavy focus to measure real-time financials, another solid integration. The AppSource marketplace also seems to be teeming with developers chomping at the bit to get their add-ons running. With big names like PayPal, Expensify, and Avalara in development mode there doesn’t seem to be any shortage of support.
The software itself looks to be packed with built-in features. Everything is there from customer interaction tracking, lead prioritization, and predictive inventory replenishment to advanced Outlook integration, intelligent production plans, and sales cycle streamlining.
They have also presented very cost-effective plans based on the services your organization needs. You can get the full package for $210/user per month, but plans start as low as $40/user per month. They also provide low cost, view-only accounts for users that may not need access to all the services and don’t need to edit any information.
It really looks like Microsoft has come out guns blazing to get their solution off to a strong start. This should be the push they need to move on-premise systems to the cloud and open avenues for more streamlined businesses. You can request a free trial of the software before you decide or contact us for more information by calling 855-913-3228 or filling out our contact page. We are excited about what the future of Microsoft Dynamics holds and would love to help you get on the path to greater productivity today!