A popular question we often get from companies is; Can I implement Microsoft Dynamics Business Central on my own? Historically we often see companies having issues implementing the software to meet their customized business needs.
Today’s discussion features a recap of a virtual Interview with Andrew King, Managing Director at WebSan Solutions Inc., as he sits down with Sunil Kumar, Founder of The Amazing Chickpea, to discuss his experience trying to implement Business Central and working with WebSan.
Sunil was previously using QuickBooks for basic reporting but was looking for a business solution to manage the production, planning and financial reporting for his medium-size company. Dynamics 365 Business Central became the front runner as the best option for The Amazing Chickpea to manage inventory, production orders and financial records.
After signing up for Dynamics 365 Business Central a year ago, Sunil believed he could implement it entirely on his own because he has a background in IT. The interface seemed to be very user-friendly; however, he faced business challenges in retrieving necessary financial reporting that was critical to his business operations.
With these complications, Sunil decided to pursue a partner that could assist him in utilizing Dynamics 365 Business Central to its full potential. WebSan Solutions Inc. became the partner that Sunil decided to work with after learning about the expertise and support model provided. Sunil explains, “Have a partner map your business processes into Dynamics right from the beginning,” thereby allowing you to attain value and support your business needs.
Sunil recommends that you choose a partner with the knowledge base and support model that can solve your business challenges in a timely manner. He has now been able to utilize features Business Central that is focused on The Amazing Chickpeas business operations.
To watch the interview in full, click the video below: https://youtu.be/xnr3eahkXBE
In this month's webinar, we address a topic that many businesses seem to be on the fence about: can they self-implement Business Central on their own, or would it be best to work with a partner? There are pros and cons to both, and this webinar explores your options. We cover the good parts, the bad parts and everything in between.
Join our webinar to learn about the following:
- Top things to consider when implementing Business Central
- You don't know what you don't know
- What does a partner bring to the table?
By the end of this webinar, we hope that you will understand the benefits and risks involved. Our goal is to ensure that you're armed with enough information to make the right decision.
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
TIme: 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
Jobs 103: Setting up a Job in Business Central
Project Managers that are currently using Business Central should register for this webinar! Join the Dynamics 365 Business Central Jobs Webinar Series, Jobs 103: Setting up a Job in Business Central. This webinar will be taking a deep dive into the actual project setup. The webinar will be going into great depth about the different variables and settings that are available right out of the box. Learn a few practical applications that any Project Manager can apply to their business. This webinar will be taking place on Thursday March 26, 2020, and demonstrating the following:
• Best practices for project setup (time/materials and fixed fee)
• Setting up WSB elements and task breakdowns for best reporting
• Impact of planning lines setup on budget, costs and revenue
Date: Thursday March 26, 2020
Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM EST
How to Prepare Your Year-End in Business Central Webinar!
It’s that time of year again! If your business is about to complete the fiscal year-end, then you must register for this month’s webinar! The webinar will be showcasing how to use Business Central to generate your fiscal year-end reports. Watch as we demonstrate the following in this webinar:
Date: Wednesday December 18, 2019
Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM EST
Dynamics NAV to Business Central: Should you upgrade?
Are you currently using Dynamics NAV and considering switching to Business Central? Get started today by learning the different steps needed in order to have a successful migration. Join the webinar and learn about switching from Dynamics NAV to Business Central:
• What is involved in a NAV -> BC migration project
• What does the timeline look like?
• What are the typical challenges and pitfalls to avoid?
• How much does it cost?
Date: Wednesday November 20, 2019
Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM EST
Transition to Cloud Dynamics GP
Dynamics GP is a mature and robust ERP solution. However, over time, many clients have grown tired of maintaining servers, performing upgrades, etc. These clients are content on the system and have no reason to find another ERP platform. These clients will often transition their existing Dynamics GP environment to the cloud. WebSan is currently the largest cloud Dynamics GP partner in the country, providing hosting services for many organizations, large and small. We have a standard migration process to seamlessly transition your Dynamics GP environment to the cloud.
In the cloud, customers benefit from complimentary upgrades and backups. Security is also administered on a complimentary basis. Further, our full suite of services allows users to expand into areas of automation such as EDI or other integrations, opening up many possibilities that do not exist today. Further, upgraded environments allow customers to take advantage of Power BI & workflows capabilities that Microsoft has recently deployed.
This is a feature that allows you to connect your Dynamics GP on-premise data to the cloud through Dynamics 365 Business Central. This option is great for those clients that want to leverage cloud technologies while maintaining their software in on-premise. This has been a focus on Microsoft over the past year as users start to leverage the Power Platform. The Intelligent Edge allows customers to bridge between their current system and Dynamics 365 Business Central by bringing data into D365. Data is synchronized in the Intelligent Cloud on Azure. Data can then be used with all of D365’s built-in capabilities such as AI, Machine Learning, data storage through the Common Data Service, and the Power Platform (Power Apps, Flow, Power BI).
This is great for those looking to leverage cloud solutions but not ready to transition their Dynamics GP environment.
Implement Dynamics 365 Business Central
A comprehensive ERP, D365 is ever-expanding its abilities. Dynamics 365 Business Central allows a for a single solution to run your business. It seamlessly connects to other Dynamic 365 applications, such as retail, field service, CRM, etc. This is design for those looking to fully transition to the cloud as all data is stored on Azure.
WebSan offers fixed fee implementation plans for clients looking to make this transition (see http://www.websan.com/solutions/microsoft-dynamics-365-business-central).
This webinar is a continuation of the Business Central Manufacturing series. In Part 5, we will examine the capacity setup that is required to run production planning with constrained resources. This webinar will focus on the following:
●How to set up capacity
●How to set up work centers and machine centers
●How to set up shop calendars and capacity calendars
●How to use registered absences
●How to use capacity journals
Date: Wednesday June 26, 2019
Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM EST
Here at WebSan Solutions, we’ve had a lot of hands-on experience when it comes to implementing Microsoft Dynamics Software. From our experience, we’ve gathered five major problems a company would want to avoid in order to succeed in implementing Business Central.
1. Don’t have the IT department and leadership executives make all the buying decisions. Include other employees that will be actively using Business Central from the finance, operations, manufacturing and warehouse departments. They can provide constructive feedback to make Business Central work best with your current business processes.
2. Give yourself time in the implementation process to go from the decision-making phase to the launch phase. If this process gets rushed, there's a high chance that the project won't be successful. Try implementing Business Central in smaller stages. Rushing the process would only create a lot of unnecessary problems and make employees feel overwhelmed.
3. Implementations, especially the more complex ones, can take up to half a year to be completed. Best practices would indicate that you need to come up with a plan. Putting a plan into effect will set the stage for where the business is headed, reduce any employee confusion and avoid running into problems.
4. If you don't invest in employee training, there's a risk of disrupting the implementation process. The process of upgrading to Business Central can be a frustrating time for employees. Keeping open communication about the implementation status and providing a substantial amount of training creates more involved employees. Make your employees feel more involved with this process and become more well-rounded when it comes to using Business Central.
5. Many companies neglect the importance of testing the newly installed software before the go-live date. Your employees need to test out Business Central before the go-live so they can bring attention to any technical problems and if everything is in working order. By missing this part of the implementation process, the system might not be ready for go-live and could result in an unsuccessful launch.
When it comes to implementing Business Central, there needs to be a plan put into place. If you avoid the five major problems listed above, your business will strive towards a successful implementation.
This webinar is a continuation of the Dynamics 365 Business Central Manufacturing Series. In Part 4, we will define the terms Make to Order and Make to Stock and describe the scenarios where it's best to use each function. Topics that will be discussed in this webinar are:
•Define Make to Order and Make to Stock
•Recording Policies in Dynamics
•Present scenarios when it's best to use Make to Order and Make to Stock functions
•Review settings in Dynamics to drive planning for each scenario
Date: Wednesday June 5, 2019
Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM EST
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Manufacturing Part III: Forecasting and Planning Webinar!
This new Manufacturing Webinar Series will provide you with an in-depth view of the extensive functionality contained within the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Manufacturing Module. Besides learning the functionality, you will also learn tips and techniques that will help make your implementation successful.
Topics of focus include:
• Features of the production forecast functionality
• Integration between production forecasting and planning
• Forecasting by location, order tracking and forecasting setup
Date: Wednesday April 24, 2019
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST