A new finance-focused Microsoft ERP system deployed to support international sales for a media company.
Our Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central deployment for a media company has allowed it to streamline its internal finance systems into a single solution. This in turn has simplified international sales and wider operations management, improving overall business intelligence in the process.
Aligning Disparate Finance Systems With Business Central
The company is a specialist in media technology, selling bespoke technologies to organisations worldwide. However, it faced challenges in its operations and finance management.
The company had grown to use separate platforms and applications for key business functions. Sales management, product tracking, project management and HR/payroll were all handled by separate systems, none of which fully communicated with the other. This made it difficult to gain accurate business intelligence around project orders, customer bases and overall company performance.
As the company sells solutions globally, it also wanted a smarter way to manage sales across a variety of currencies, tax regimes and consolidations. This in turn was then difficult to reconcile in overall financial performance data.
A new software solution was needed that could cover all aspects of finance and sales operations.
All-In-One Finance Solution Business Central
After conducting a thorough market analysis, the company assessed that Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central could fulfil its requirements. Looking to take a phased approach to software development, the company engaged Akita to deploy Business Central initially as a finance solution.
Our deployment made use of Business Central’s advanced finance accounts management functionality. This included the management of sales in multiple currencies and overall reporting on key financial data such as profit and loss.
We also utilised the Jobs module, allowing the company to create and track resource requirements, and then manage invoices, expenses, and overall budgets related to these.
As part of the Business Central deployment, all staff were provided with the necessary training to get full use of the platform, with appropriate post-project care delivered as well.
Results Of Business Central Deployment
The Business Central deployment marks the first phase of transformation for the media company, moving it to more streamlined finance management.
Thanks to the application's finance functionality, handling international orders has become much simpler, and the company now has access to accurate budgeting and forecasting data.
Moreover, the enhanced customer management capabilities within Business Central have contributed to the media company's improved sales and customer service efforts, resulting in enhanced customer satisfaction and strengthened client relationships.
This integrated platform has simplified operations, paving the way for further growth and success.
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