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Dynamics 365 Finance Solution

In today’s rapidly changing business landscape, keeping up with the accelerating pace of business is essential. That’s why Microsoft’s innovative enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is designed to help you be agile, productive, and adaptive. Enabling your teams to easily communicate throughout your organization, breaking down silos, improving collaboration, and allowing access to your business data wherever you are. Thus, creating a business environment where your teams can work together seamlessly to achieve goals. In addition, Microsoft’s ERP and accounting software is adaptable and scalable, making it perfect for businesses of all sizes. So, whether you’re a start-up or an established corporation, this software solution can not only help you expand but also grow with you and adapt to your changing needs.

This comprehensive Microsoft accounting software can streamline your business processes and supply chain management by addressing the following common pain points:

In essence, adopting Microsoft’s modern ERP system can optimize your operations and streamline financial processes, leading to increased agility, adaptability, and collaboration within your organization. Enabling you to thrive in this period of unprecedented change and by staying ahead of the curve.

Why Dynamics 365 Finance?

Why D365 Finance

Dynamics 365 Finance is a cloud-based ERP and accounting software that enables you to streamline your financial operations with global real-time insights. With its comprehensive suite of finance and accounting software modules, D365 Finance helps you manage your financials, optimize your supply chain and inventory management, automate your accounts payable and receivable, and more. Let’s examine the benefits of Dynamics 365 Finance in more detail:

Financial management: D365 Finance can help you streamline your financial processes, including general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, cash and bank management, budgeting, as well as financial reporting.

Supply chain management: Dynamics 365 Finance can help you optimize your supply chain by tracking inventory levels, managing purchase orders and vendors, and accurately forecasting demand and production orders. Dynamics 365 covers all inventory management, product lifecycle management and acts as your enterprise application for manufacturing, distribution and transportation management.

Project management: D365 Finance can help you manage your projects by tracking project costs, budgets, and allocated resources.

Multi-currency and multi-company management: D365 Finance can help you manage multiple currencies and companies, including consolidating financial information across entities. Extend multi-company finance automation and data management in your accounting software,  Learn more about Avantiico’s Multi-company Automation Solution for D365 Finance

Compliance and security: D365 Finance can help you maintain compliance with financial regulations and provide unparalleled security for sensitive financial data.

Through its innovative solutions, Dynamics 365 Finance provides a range of benefits that can help you streamline financial processes, and optimize supply chain management, while maintaining compliance, allowing you to make impactful data-driven decisions. With features such as multi-currency and multi-company management, business intelligence and reporting, and collaboration and workflow, D365 Finance can help your business manage its finances more efficiently.

Dynamics 365 Finance Benefits by Business Model

Dynamics 365 Finance is a modern, agile ERP system that is widely applicable to a variety of different business models. From services businesses, consulting to shared service models, Trade and E-Commerce, distribution and more, the implementation of D365 Finance accounting software can enable you to up-level your operations allowing your organization to do more with less.

Let’s examine several relevant business models and case studies that demonstrate how the implementation of accounting software from Microsoft can effectively drive business transformation:

Subscription-Based: Easily manage subscription billing revenue and recurring billing through D365 finance billing schedules that are billed and recognized at the line level. Increase efficiency and accuracy by eliminating manual processes and enabling real-time insights into reoccurring revenue and customer habits.

Shared Services / Franchises: Your Franchise businesses can benefit from D365 finance by using its capabilities to manage royalties, franchise fees, and financial reporting across multiple locations. And implementing Avanttico’s Multi-Company Automation Solution can allow you to unlock even more functions enabling you to post across multiple entities from inside one.

E-Commerce: Use D365 finance to manage your orders, inventory, and fulfillment and utilize automation to streamline these processes. Use the integrated chatbot to help with customer service and returns management.

Start-ups: Enable uninhibited growth with D365 Finance managing your finances, cash flow, and funding. And attract additional funding as needed with accurate forecasting and financial modeling.

Asset Intensive: Asset-intensive businesses such as real estate and equipment rental companies can use D365 finance to manage their equipment, maintenance schedules, and asset depreciation.

Dynamics 365 Finance offers you a modern and agile accounting system that can effectively drive your business transformation. Its versatility makes it applicable to a variety of different business models. By implementing D365 Finance as your accounting system and core business application, your team can do more with less. This translates into increased efficiency, accuracy, and real-time insights into critical business metrics. Moreover, D365 Finance provides you with AI, data analytics and built-in automation tools that streamline processes, enabling you to focus on strategic tasks that add value to your operations. Ultimately, D365 Finance empowers you to unlock your full potential, improve financial performance, and enable long-term growth for your business.

Dynamics 365 Finance:
Service-Centric & Product-Centric Solutions

Dynamics 365 Finance
Dynamics 365 Finance

Service-Centric Solutions

Deal management: Manage deals more efficiently and streamline your sales process from start to finish with lead tracking, opportunity forecasting, and automated sales quotes and proposals.

Project planning: Plan projects more effectively with tools to manage project schedules, budgets, and resources. Track progress and adjust plans as needed to ensure timely and successful project delivery.

People management: Manage human resources more efficiently by tracking employee information, performance, and training to optimize your workforce and ensure you have the right people in the right roles.

Project delivery: Enable your teams to work together and deliver high-quality projects with collaboration tools, task management, and issue tracking, to ensure successful project delivery.

Billing & revenue recognition: Efficiently manage billing and revenue recognition processes through automation to ensure accuracy and improve your financial processes.

Financial Visibility & Automation: With real-time visibility and streamlined automation capabilities you can consolidate financial data across multiple sources and make well-informed business decisions and save time while reducing errors.

Product-Centric Solutions

Planning: D365 Finance enables you effectively manage your production process from intelligently forecasting demand to scheduling resources and optimizing your productive capacity.

Procurement: Streamline your procurement process in Dynamics 365 by automating purchasing tasks, managing supplier relationships, and improving the accuracy and visibility of your inventory data.

Manufacturing: Track the production process in real time while monitoring quality control and optimizing the usage of your resources.

Distribution: Manage your distribution network intelligently by optimizing inventory levels, tracking shipments, and improving order fulfillment efficiency.

Order Orchestration: Centralize your order management process, from receiving orders to coordinating fulfillment across multiple channels.

Delivery: Streamline your delivery process, with real-time visibility into shipments and delivery status, and optimize delivery routes to ensure cost-effective on-time delivery of goods.

 

 

C-level executives reviewing D365 implementation

Benefits of Dynamics 365 by Role

CEO: Drive growth by staying adaptable and resilient in this changing economic landscape with real-time financial and operational data insights across your organization.

CFO: Streamline your financial processes, bridging the gap between operational and financial planning and driving financial performance through improved visibility.

CTO: Keep your organization agile and secure by utilizing D365, a cloud-based ERP that provides unparalleled scalability, flexibility, and security while seamlessly integrating with the entire suite of Microsoft products to ensure a unified user experience.

COO: Dynamics 365 Finance allows you to manage financial operations across multi entities and currencies, automate financial processes, and stay compliant while improving overall accuracy.

Empower Productivity with Automation and AI

Utilizing the advanced AI and automation capabilities enabled by Microsoft’s modern software solutions allows your organization to make more intelligent business decisions and operate more efficiently. These benefits are measurable in their effect and empower you and your teams to achieve more with less. Let’s break down some of these key benefits:

Streamline Manual Processes: Microsoft’s Power Automate allows finance departments to create and deploy automated workflows that easily handle repetitive and time-consuming tasks. This can help automate manual and repetitive tasks such as invoice processing, expense management, and financial reporting. Streamlining your business processes helps to reduce errors, save time, and free up finance team members to focus on higher-value tasks. 

Improved Data Accuracy: Employ the power of automation coupled with AI to reduce errors and inconsistencies typical of manual work. Leading your organization to better business outcomes and overall higher quality work with less time investment. This is particularly important in finance departments where data accuracy is critical to decision making. 

Improved Collaboration: With the integration of AI into Microsoft 365’s Teams application via Copilot your organization can collaborate more effectively than ever before. With real-time discussion summaries and detailed action items, you can focus on the conversation at hand and allow AI to handle the rest. Power Automate can be used to automate workflows that involve multiple people or departments. This can help to enhance collaboration and communication and ensure that everyone is working from the same data. 

Reduced Cost: Through task automation and the utilization of AI to gain informative insights and improve business processes your organization can reduce costs while increasing overall productivity.

Enable Better Insights:  Power Automate can be used to connect different systems and data sources, allowing finance teams to gain better insights into financial performance. For example, Power Automate can be used to connect financial data from different sources, such as accounting software and CRM systems, to create a more complete picture of financial performance. 

As a whole, the infusion of AI and automation into your finance departments via Microsoft software allows you to operate more efficiently. Embracing AI and automation capabilities facilitate increased collaboration, enable insights, and shift the focus of internal resources from repetitive manual labor to growth-oriented problem-solving. AI & automation capabilities can spur innovation and lead your finance departments to a more profitable state of operation.

Microsoft 365 Features and Benefits

Dynamics 365 Finance features and benefits

Microsoft 365 offers a comprehensive suite of productivity tools and services that can greatly benefit finance departments. Microsoft 365 is designed to help your business streamline its operations, improve collaboration, and generate advanced analytics. Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits that Microsoft 365 has to offer:

Improved remote work capabilities: Microsoft 365 offers a range of tools that enable remote work, making it easier for employees to work from home and allowing you to hire globally. With Microsoft Teams, employees can hold virtual meetings, collaborate on documents, and communicate with each other from anywhere, on any device. Teams allows finance departments to create channels for specific projects or topics, and share relevant files and documents. 

Increased productivity: Microsoft 365 offers a range of productivity tools such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint that are widely used and known. They are integrated with other Microsoft 365 applications like Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive allowing your team members to easily share files, chat, video call, and collaborate in real time.

Better data analytics and business intelligence: Microsoft 365 offers advanced data analytics and business intelligence tools such as Power BI, which enables your business to analyze data from multiple sources and gain valuable insights into operations, customers, and market trends. This information can help your business make more informed decisions and drive better business outcomes. Excel, which is also included in Microsoft 365, is a powerful tool for financial analysis and reporting. Excel allows finance teams to create complex financial models, perform data analysis, and generate reports with ease- directly from within Dynamics 365 Finance. 

Flexibility and scalability: With Microsoft 365, your business has the flexibility to scale up or down as needed. This is particularly useful for small, medium-sized enterprises, or rapidly growing businesses. Microsoft 365 has different subscription plans to suit your specific business needs and budget.

Enhance Data Security and Compliance: Microsoft 365 offers robust security features that can help finance departments protect sensitive financial data. These features include advanced threat protection, data loss prevention, and access controls. Microsoft 365 also supports compliance with various regulatory frameworks, such as GDPR and HIPAA. 

Microsoft 365 is a versatile and robust suite of productivity tools that can benefit businesses of all sizes. Its remote work capabilities, integration of widely used applications, and advanced data analytics tools offer several benefits to help you streamline your operations, enhance collaboration, and drive better business outcomes. Additionally, its flexibility and scalability enable your business operations to be agile and adaptive. Overall, Microsoft 365 is a valuable investment that can help your finance departments and overall business increase its productivity and stay competitive in today’s dynamic economic landscape.

Power BI Reporting:
Improved Business Analytics & Data Visibility

In today’s modern economy data is the driver and access to your business data is imperative to the health and growth of your organization. But it isn’t enough to simply access your data you need the ability to glean actionable insights from your data to make informed decisions. Power BI makes this possible for all organizations regardless of size. Let’s explore some of the benefits this innovative business intelligence tool enables for your finance departments:

Quick Access to Financial Data: Power BI allows finance departments to quickly access and analyze financial data from a variety of sources, such as Dynamics 365 Finance (and other cloud-based services), SQL databases, Excel speadsheets. This enables finance teams to make more informed decisions and respond more quickly to changing financial conditions. 

Data Visualization: Power BI provides a range of data visualization tools that allow your finance teams to easily create engaging and interactive custom reports, enabling your organization to quickly gain deep insights into your data.

Centralized Data: With Power BI, you can easily combine data from multiple sources into a single report, providing a centralized view of data that can help identify trends and empower you to make more informed, data-driven decisions.

Real-time Insights: Power BI provides real-time insights into your financial data, enabling your finance team actively to monitor KPIs and quickly react to changes based on real-time data insights. This can help finance teams identify trends and make informed decision quickly. 

Collaboration: Power BI’s Teams integration allows users within your organization to easily collaborate and share insights and reports with other departments in the organization, making it easy to collaborate and work together throughout the lifecycle of a project. This can help finance teams to better communicate financial performance to executives and other stakeholders, and align financial performance with business goals. 

Customization: Power BI offers a wide range of customization options, including the ability to create custom visualizations and add custom branding to your reports.

Overall, Power BI is an essential tool for any organization in today’s modern economy, as data is the driver of success. With its powerful data visualization tools, centralized data capabilities, real-time insights, collaboration features, and customization options, Power BI enables finance departments and their teams to make informed, data-driven decisions that can lead to growth and success.

Sample Dynamics 365 Case Studies

Next Steps: Business + Solution Assessment

A business value and solution assessment using the Microsoft Catalyst IDEA framework is designed to assist your organization in achieving its desired business transformation. By working with a dedicated Avantiico consultant you can shift your organization from its current operational state to the future state you want and envision. This process begins with an IDEA and is broken into the following action-oriented steps:

Envisioning workshop:

Where Catalyst-trained Avantiico consultant will guide you through the process of identifying desired operational changes and co-creating an innovative business blueprint for your organization’s desired digital transformation.

Business Value Assessment (BVA):

This stage is guided by insights (blueprint) from the envisioning stage. Here you get to see the true benefits of your potential future state of operations. Your Avantiico Catalyst consultant will break down the quantifiable economic impact to be realized by your organization through the implementation of Dynamics 365 applications.

Solution Assessment:

This is a collaborative process where stakeholders are brought together to review the details of organizational objectives, current processes, and technology. Of course, your Avantiico Catalyst consultant will guide you through this process. The end result is “buy-in” across your organization and a custom-built strategic roadmap to guide your organization’s digital transformation from the current state to envisioned state.

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