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We’re taking a peek at the latest version of Microsoft NAV, otherwise known as Dynamics 365 Business Central. We’re excited about this new version of the incredible software and want to show you why it’s one of the best Microsoft products.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is Microsoft’s new enterprise business planning (ERP) solution for small to medium enterprises (SME’s). Dynamic 365 Business Central however contains essentially the same functionality that we’ve already become familiar with from Microsoft Dynamic NAV; there are of course a few new differences and that’s what we’re going to be looking at today.

The latest accounting software from Microsoft is a fantastic option for businesses in all kinds of sectors. We’ve previously spoken about the advantages for pharmaceutical suppliers, distribution centres and financial services companies, to name just a few of the industries that will see their internal processes transformed by Dynamics 365 Business Central.

One of the common misconceptions of cloud-based accounting solutions is that they exist to replace your accounting team.

There are plenty of people out there who are convinced that they will need to let go of all their admin staff, bookkeepers and even their accountants as soon as they introduce a new system into their business.

Unless you’ve missed all the emails, videos, blogs and letters that have been circulating from HMRC over the last eight or nine months, you’ll almost certainly have heard about the government’s new Making Tax Digital for Business scheme (for those of you who love an abbreviation, they’re shortening this to MTDfb. Catchy, no?).

As a Microsoft Partner, we basically all do the same job, right?  Well, in theory, yes – that’s correct. But if your company of choice is letting you down, either before, during or after the implementation of your new NAV accounting software it could be time to consider switching to a new provider.

Did you know that the average office worker in the UK is thought to lose up to 21 days every year thanks to slow, outdated technology that’s just not fit for purpose anymore? That’s a pretty sobering statistic, isn’t it? And we’re pretty sure that if you dug deeper into this data, you’d find that accounting software are one of the biggest culprits when it comes to creating such a sizeable dent in productivity.

Dynamics NAV has plenty of powerful tools that can help businesses better organise their data – but we’re particularly big fans of its amazing reporting software.

We’ve put together a brief guide to the main features of Microsoft Dynamics NAV’s reporting capabilities so you can get a feel for how it might improve your own company’s data sharing processes and make your life a darn sight easier!

How can a shiny new business management system (BMS) actually make things easier for the people who keep your business afloat from day to day – your lovely employees?

From Zoho to Sage, Quickbooks to Clearbooks, there are so many cloud accounting solutions out there that we’ve practically lost count.

Now, we’re not saying that the software from these popular providers isn’t fit for purpose. If they don’t have any specific requirements for their accounting platform, many businesses cruise along with them just fine. But as an accountant who is juggling the financial demands of all kinds of enterprises of varying sizes and scales, you may be finding that these platforms are no longer meeting the needs of your clients.