Dynamics 365 Finance is a Gamechanger for Distributors

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Cloud technology has come into its own. If you are running a distribution business, you know there are many moving parts to your operations. Do you struggle with a variety of inefficient systems and applications to run your business?  A fully-integrated solution, Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management operating on a unified cloud platform, will be a gamechanger.

For over three decades, our team at Western Computer has been deeply committed to helping distributors be successful. We recognize the need for technology that empowers distributors to be agile, lean, and competitive. The Dynamics 365 platform has proven truly transformational for many of our clients. We believe it can help you too.

One integrated ERP solution stands above the rest for distributors in terms of functionality, ease of use, and affordability—Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance.

Ten game-changing features of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance for Distributors:
1. Flexibility

Successful distributors rely on their ability to offer a dynamic selection of quality products at competitive prices. It’s essential to have your product catalog set up correctly. If it isn’t flexible and tied to real-time inventory, it will be a frustration to you as well as to your customers.

Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management is highly flexible. You can show your customers exactly what you have with options for style, color, size, etc. You can create targeted promotions to move products and capitalize on consumer preferences and trends.

2. Complete warehouse management

Warehouse Management System (WMS) is fully embedded in Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management. You can even manage multiple warehouses in a single system. Eliminate the cost of maintaining separate systems. Get rid of disconnected data siloes. Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management will provide insight and automation to your operations.

3. Consolidated omnichannel distribution

If you sell products via multiple channels (e.g., retail, eCommerce, 3PL, online marketplaces, etc.) You will be astonished at the increased efficiency and profitability of using an ERP system designed to manage omnichannel distribution. Benefit your teams and consolidate your operations by bringing all your EDI (electric data interchange) and channels together in one place.

4. Leading-edge financial management

Basic legacy accounting systems may be adversely affecting your business and limiting your organization’s potential. Growing distribution businesses require robust financial management. Dynamics 365 Finance lets you automate financial processes and reporting throughout your business for valuable, focused, accurate insights. You can tag transactions in unlimited ways by using “dimensions” to simplify your chart of accounts and track, allocate, and report on expenses and revenue in whichever way makes the most sense for you.

5. Business-wide visibility

Power BI is seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance. That means you can mine multiple data sources for at-a-glance assessment of your entire business. Easily consolidate operational and financial data by creating visual, interactive dashboards.  Drill down into data with a single click. Get rid of outdated spreadsheets and have KPIs (key performance indicators) and real-time performance metrics available 24/7.

6. Embedded shipping options

Don’t waste time investigating and juggling various shipping carriers. Western Computer’s 365ParcelShip saves you time and money with a one-stop parcel shipping solution inside Dynamics 365 Finance. Keep track of all your shippers with real-time rates, inventory, orders, and customer details without shuffling between individual carrier sites or systems.

7. Effortless scalability

Your goal is growth, so you need technology that can scale and grow with you. Cloud-based Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management is a true SaaS solution. Hosted software allows you to take advantage of Microsoft’s ongoing innovations without disruption to your business. You’ll be able to tailor functions and performance to your needs, present and future, and pay for the functionality you need at the time. Your technology will grow with your company and offer you flexible configurations, predictable subscription licensing, continuous automatic updates.

8. Anytime, anywhere access

Cloud-based ERP makes your entire team more productive regardless of when and where they work.  With more and more employees working from home or in the field, cloud access will change the whole tenor of your organization.  Even when out of the office, management can make vital decisions, and everyone can stay up to date.  Increased accessibility is especially valuable for distributors operating outside of typical business hours or spanning multiple locations and time zones.

9. Simplified integrations and configurations

Integrations and configurations are much smoother with Dynamics 365 Finance than they are with legacy on-premises solutions. Your employees will appreciate native integration with Microsoft Teams, Power BI, and other familiar Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook and Excel. Integrating external applications is a more straightforward process as well.

10. Rapid deployment

You can’t afford to wait for a lengthy deployment,  and now, you don’t have to. At Western Computer, we have an entire team of advanced distribution experts. We have the experience and expertise to get you up and running quickly and painlessly.

Our 10-week implementation of Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management gets you ready to go live with core financials and inventory management so you can grow and compete faster than you ever imagined possible.

Maximize Your Technology Investment with Western Computer

When implementing a new ERP solution, the technology is only part of the solution. Having a partner you can trust is essential. Beyond our decades of experience in your industry, our distribution customers choose us for our passion for getting it right the first time and then nurturing them through their growth. We’ll be with you for the long haul, including planning and strategy, best practices, training and support, and ongoing recommendations to help you reach your goals.

Contact us today for a personal discussion with one of our distribution experts. We will answer your questions, explore options, and provide a demonstration so you can see the game-changing features in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management.

By Western Computer, www.westerncomputer.com




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