Microsoft recently surveyed small and medium sized business owners and employees to understand their most challenging problems. Lost productivity spent working across multiple systems that don’t talk to each other was a common issue reported by business owners and IT managers. Disconnected systems cause manual processes, duplicate entries, and reports that are out of date. Lack of visibility hurts decision making and can put the future of your business at risk.
For businesses to survive and thrive in this new era, they must embrace digital technologies, such as mobile, social, analytics, and cloud to transform how your employees work and businesses operate. Less mature digital businesses are focused on solving business problems with individual technologies. The businesses that are connecting their processes, systems, people, and data are able to get deep insight into what’s happening in their business. They are also able to anticipate what will happen and act on that insight quickly.
Limitations are being reshaped by digital technologies. Silos that existed between contrasting CRM, ERP/Accounting systems, and other third-party systems are becoming obsolete. In addition, business apps that now work seamlessly together with productivity tools like email, word, and data processing connect the lines between structured business processes and unstructured personal productivity so people and businesses can achieve more.
For example, with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central you can go from quote to cash without the hassle of switching applications. Set up customers or vendors, create quotes, process orders, and submit invoices without leaving your inbox. Easily export data and create outgoing documents directly in Word and Excel with seamless integration between Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Office 365.