Digitally transforming your operations

As an organisation grows, there comes a time when its ways of working no longer fit its size. Manual processes and reporting can slow growth, while working inefficiencies drive up resource consumption and cost.

An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, such as Business Central, can introduce new ways of working, streamlining processes and providing the data to drive your organisation forward.

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Automate More Of Your Processes

Running your sales, production, resourcing, invoicing and distribution from a single platform can introduce significant workflow efficiencies.

Using an ERP system, processes become more consistent. And when processes are standardised, more tasks can be automated, accuracy is increased, and duplication of work can be reduced.

The end result is overall improved efficiency, driving an increase in productivity and the profitability of your operations.

Why Use An ERP?: Unified Data & Business Intelligence

Managing all areas of operations from a single, secure platform also means that all of your organisation’s data exists in one location. And that means it’s easy to assemble and compare.

An ERP system enables organisations to join the dots between all of their data points. By comparing information (that may once have existed in entirely separate systems) new trends can be observed and better oversight gained.

Better information delivers improved business intelligence, making it easier and faster for organisations to make the decisions that will make them more profitable and productive.

Uses For an ERP System

Organisations can use an ERP system across the following areas:

  • Sales – Track all information about enquiries from new and existing customers from start to finish.
  • Manufacturing – Automate processes, accurately track orders and monitor resource levels with instant data reports.
  • Finance – Track accurate finance data, simplify billing and invoicing through automation and stay on top of cash flow.
  • Supply Chain & Warehousing – Track and manage stock and orders in smarter ways, increasing efficiency.
  • Operations – Manage all areas of your business, see predicted sales revenues and know where to focus your efforts.

Nine out of ten companies that adopt an ERP system say that it has improved some or all of their processes. These efficiencies quickly add up to tangible time and cost-savings.

This is accompanied by an uplift in sales conversions thanks to better management of new and existing customer accounts.

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Business Central: Microsoft’s modern ERP solution

Microsoft has developed ERP solutions for 20 years and its Microsoft Dynamics application is used by thousands of organisations worldwide to drive all areas of their operations.

Previous iterations of Microsoft Dynamics (such as Navision) were designed for enterprise-size organisations and their processes, and were relatively inflexible as a result.

In contrast, Microsoft’s latest ERP solution – Business Central – has been born out of the needs of SMEs. From its cloud deployment (making it flexible to use on the go) to its custom reporting capabilities, Business Central is designed to work the way your organisation does.

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Business Central is also a far more cost-effective solution: it is licensed per user, so costs can be kept low. It’s ready out-of-the-box, with minimal development required to meet your needs. And it’s modular, meaning you can adopt Business Central’s functionality in phases to meet your budget and operational requirements.

About Akita Intelligent Solutions

With a 25 year heritage, Akita designs, develops and supports business intelligence technologies for organisations across the UK and internationally.

As experts in Microsoft Dynamics, we develop Microsoft ERP systems that transform the operations of our customers.

Our consultants’ and technologists’ structured project approach ensures that the solutions we develop are tailored to the requirements and operations of the organisations they work with.

This means that, by design, the resulting ERP system makes the organisation more efficient and – ultimately – profitable.

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