Finance & Operations
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Your business processes and IT landscape should be ready for changing customer questions and breakneck technological developments. In a professional and future-proof organisation, all processes are perfectly aligned, from finance, purchasing and logistics to sales, manufacturing, projects and services. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a manufacturer, technical services provider, wholesaler or retailer, reliable data, real-time insight and optimal integration with your other applications are essential for your finance and operations applications. This ensures you can quickly respond to changing customer queries and other complex challenges.
It’s essential that customer data is gathered from all available channels and made available in a single central location. This way, your employees always have access to correct and up-to-date information, enabling them to offer even better services. Cloud technology is indispensable here as it makes it easy for companies to scale up and down, as well as test new apps and functionalities so that you can speed up innovation. Scalability and digital intelligence put you in control of your organisation, letting you grow at your own pace and stay a step ahead of the competition.
In the world of manufacturing, a matrix of product variants, versions, changing specifications and time-to-market can put a lot of pressure on your business. Manufacturers also have to deal with global competition.
Where manufacturers of machinery and equipment traditionally focused on complete customer-specific development, modern industrial companies offer complete lifecycle support with a full-service approach. In addition to design, configuration and installation and repair services, more and more productions companies add preventive maintenance and rental service too.
Today’s consumers shop when and where it’s most convenient. Using new devices like tablet computers and smartphones, they extend “store hours” to 24/7. They share their experiences via Twitter, Facebook, and other social networking sites, extensively browse product websites, and check online customer reviews when deciding what to buy.
Brand loyalty now comes with a much greater expectation… the complete shopping experience. Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Retail provides customer engagement capabilities that include store operations, channel management, order management, marketing and care, and business intelligence and more back office capabilities like procurement and financial support.
The wholesale distribution market is dynamic and challenging. Today’s wholesale organisations need to transform themselves from traditional trading companies into information and service-oriented distribution businesses.
Customers are demanding lower prices, shorter delivery times and tailored systems and services with accurate, real-time information. They want to collaborate and communicate efficiently with their partners in the value chain. But even as wholesalers and distributors work to meet these increasingly complex customer demands, they also face the challenges of rising transport costs and margin pressure in an increasingly international business world.
It is vital for project and service driven organisations to keep tight control over their costs. To achieve this, they need real-time insight into the progress of a project, its budget consumption and the resources it uses.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 integrates all relevant processes within the organisation, including finance, project control, purchasing, human resources and customer relationship management as well as billable hours and budget administration. All information is immediately available, enabling you to carry out the detailed analysis and adjustments that ensure business agility.