Why are ERP implementations expensive and why is Dynamics 365 Business Central different?

By May 24, 2018 Blog No Comments

As your business grows there may be a time when you require a finance management solution rather than a lower level bookkeeping solution. The costs for this, however, can seem prohibitive, excessive and somewhat difficult to understand. This is because there are key areas in an ERP implementation that have the majority of the impact on the overall timeline and price.
• Training
• Set up
• Data Migration.

These areas of any ERP implementation can be costly as they historically require a lot of time from us, the supplier, to ensure these are correctly delivered.

Why is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central different?

Luckily for small to medium sized businesses, Dynamics 365 Business Central has been designed to assist in the set up and understanding of the solution in a more intuitive way. It uses wizards across the board to enable customer led implementations or quicker supplier led implementations.

 

Data Migration

Dynamics 365 Business Central is ready built with migration templates for all standard areas of the solution. These can be populated from Microsoft Excel and imported, validated, managed and posted through the rapid start functionality. This allows you to put master, transactional and historical data into a pre-defined template which is fully validated before being applied to the solution.

Training

Classroom training usually works well for implementation of an ERP solution. Especially if the solution has been configured fully by the supplier of the software. Dynamics 365 Business Central however, provides a full set of training videos directly from the main page which can be accessed at any time by any user, to ensure your whole organisation can be fully trained. Where required, your own, more specific videos can be uploaded and added to this menu.

Set up

The key to a successful implementation is the correct set up of the solution from day one, from chart of accounts, to email set up, to VAT set up and beyond.
Historically these would be defined during a detailed analysis and design phase with Tisski, and then physically set up by us too. However, Dynamics 365 Business Central offers a full wizard driven, assisted set up solution which can be completed by you and drastically reduces the timeline. This ensures all setup is completed to enable correct usage and management of the solution once live.

In Summary

If you’re looking for an intuitive solution which enables rapid implementation from purchase to live with, an inevitably lower price point, then Dynamics 365 Business Central is certainly worth discussing with us.

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