Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central in Australia - Austral Dynamics

Business Central

Best suited for our customers’ needs

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly known as Navision/NAV) is a cloud-based or on-premises commercial Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. Business Central streamlines, automates and integrates business functions across various departments in order to create organisational unity and optimise business process efficiency. Users can choose from the Essentials or Premium package which offer the following features and benefits:

Business Central is a world-class, state-of-the art product developed by Microsoft, the world’s industry leader in software and technology. Austral Dynamics is dedicated to helping businesses to implement Business Central into their functional day-to-day business processes to enable digital transformation. We have the experience and expertise to customise and implement the software whilst also providing in-depth Business Central training to SMEs.

Business Central is a powerful and comprehensive evolution of the Business Central product. Users enjoy the same rich functionality as Business Central but with added benefits such as full flexibility to deploy the software in the cloud or on-premises.

Features and Functionality

FINANCE MANAGEMENT

FINANCE MANAGEMENT

GENERAL LEDGER
Add an organization and post to
  • General ledger
  • Chart of accounts
  • General journals – Credit and Debit
  • VAT facilities
  • Recurring journals
  • Source codes
BUDGETS
  • Create G/L Budgets
DEFERRALS
  • Defer Revenues and Expenses
BASIC FIXED ASSETS
Monitor fixed assets and related transactions
  • Acquisitions
  • Appreciation
  • Depreciation
  • Write-downs
ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT
  • Manage Receivables
  • Manage Payables
  • Invoice Receivables
BANK RECONCILIATION
  • Reconcile bank accounts
  • Transfer funds between bank accounts

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

CONTACTS
  • Record, organise and allocate contacts and relevant information
OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT
  • Monitor opportunities for existing and potential customers
DYNAMICS 365 FOR SALES INTEGRATION
Streamline and coordinate your data, including
  • Sales orders
  • Sales Invoices
  • Product Price Lists
  • Customer Price Groups
  • Item availability
  • Units of measure
  • Currencies

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

RESOURCES
  • Assign resources to jobs
  • Keep track of resource usage for a specific job
  • Alter resource prices
  • Compare actual resource usage to budgeted resource usage
JOBS
  • Create and assign jobs using job planning lines
  • Order and keep track of job supplies
  • Monitor job progress and performance
  • Create job invoices
TIME SHEETS
  • Compatible and easily integrated with Service, Jobs, and Basic Resources

SUPPLY CHAIN / WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT

SUPPLY CHAIN / WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT

SALES ORDER MANAGEMENT
  • Create and control sales orders
  • Create and control blanket sales orders
ITEM TRANSFERS
  • Monitor moving inventory
  • Calculate the value of inventory in transit
PURCHASE ORDER MANAGEMENT
  • Oversee inventory located in various places such as a production plant, warehouse, distribution centre, retail outlet or showroom
BASIC WAREHOUSING
  • Oversee items on a bin level
  • Generate reports that optimise space usage and picking processes

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

EMPLOYEES
  • Classify and locate employee information
  • Manage employee data and allocate to various categories such as experience, skills, education and training
EXPENSE MANAGEMENT
  • Manage, reimburse and post expenses employee expenses

SERVICE ORDER MANAGEMENT

SERVICE ORDER MANAGEMENT

SERVICE ORDERS
  • Register your service request
  • Monitor your services due
  • Track service orders and repair requests
SERVICE PRICE MANAGEMENT
  • Adjust or maintain service prices
SERVICE ITEM MANAGEMENT
  • Monitor service items ie. contract and warranty details, component management, and BOM reference
SERVICE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT
  • Log details on service levels, response times, and discount adjustments
  • Record the service history of each contract, including used service items and parts and labour hours
PLANNING
  • Allocate staff to work orders
  • Record information such as work order handling and work order status
DISPATCHING
  • Manage service employees and field technician details
  • Select suitable personnel based on their logged availability, skills, and stock items

MANUFACTURING

MANUFACTURING

PRODUCTION ORDERS
  • Set up and oversee production orders
  • Post consumption and output to the production orders
VERSION MANAGEMENT
  • Set up and oversee various versions of the manufacturing BOMs and routings
AGILE MANUFACTURING
  • Forecast rush hours in order to take into account any adjustments or exceptions
  • Manage last-minute changes to your manufacturing processes with several planning options
BASIC SUPPLY PLANNING
  • Gain access to projected material requirements based on demand
DEMAND FORECASTING
  • Set up and monitor production and purchase orders
  • This reflects the demand forecast as well as existing inventory and parameters of requirement planning
CAPACITY PLANNING
  • Make additions to the manufacturing capacities
  • Create routings which can be used on production orders and in material requirements planning
MACHINE CENTRES
  • Administer capacity on several levels
  • Detailed level: Suitable for for machine centres
  • Comprehensive level: Suitable for work centres
FIXED LOADING
  • Consider capacity constraints to ensure the correct amount of work is assigned to work centres and prevent overloading

Features and Functionality

Finance Management

  • General ledger
    Add an organization and post to:

    • General ledger
    • Chart of accounts
    • General journals – Credit and Debit
    • VAT facilities
    • Recurring journals
    • Source codes
  • Budgets
    • Create G/L Budgets
  • Deferrals
    • Defer Revenues and Expenses
  • Basic Fixed Assets
    Monitor fixed assets and related transactions:

    • Acquisitions
    • Appreciation
    • Depreciation
    • Write-downs
  • Account Management
    • Manage Receivables
    • Manage Payables
    • Invoice Receivables
  • Bank Reconciliation
    • Reconcile bank accounts
    • Transfer funds between bank accounts

Customer Relationship Management

  • Contacts
    • Record, organise and allocate contacts and relevant information
  • Opportunity Management
    • Monitor opportunities for existing and potential customers
  • Dynamics 365 for Sales Integration
    Streamline and coordinate your data, including:

    • Sales orders
    • Sales Invoices
    • Product Price Lists
    • Customer Price Groups
    • Item availability
    • Units of measure
    • Currencies

Project Management

  • Resources
    • Assign resources to jobs
    • Keep track of resource usage for a specific job
    • Alter resource prices
    • Compare actual resource usage to budgeted resource usage
  • Jobs
    • Create and assign jobs using job planning lines
    • Order and keep track of job supplies
    • Monitor job progress and performance
    • Create job invoices
  • Time Sheets
    • Compatible and easily integrated with Service, Jobs, and Basic Resources

Supply Chain/Warehouse Management

  • Sales Order Management
    • Create and control sales orders
    • Create and control blanket sales orders
  • Item Transfers
    • Monitor moving inventory
    • Calculate the value of inventory in transit
  • Purchase Order Management
    • Create and control purchase orders
    • Create and control blanket purchase orders
  • Locations
    • Oversee inventory located in various places such as a production plant, warehouse, distribution centre, retail outlet or showroom
  • Basic Warehousing
    • Oversee items on a bin level
    • Generate reports that optimise space usage and picking processes

Human Resources Management

  • Employees
    • Classify and locate employee information
    • Manage employee data and allocate to various categories such as experience, skills, education and training
  • Expense Management
    • Manage, reimburse and post expenses employee expenses

Service Order Management

  • Service Orders
    • Register your service request
    • Monitor your services due
    • Track service orders and repair requests
  • Service Price Management
    • Adjust or maintain service prices
  • Service Item Management
    • Monitor service items ie. contract and warranty details, component management, and BOM reference
  • Service Contract Management
    • Log details on service levels, response times, and discount adjustments
    • Record the service history of each contract, including used service items and parts and labour hours
  • Planning
    • Allocate staff to work orders
    • Record information such as work order handling and work order status
  • Dispatching
    • Manage service employees and field technician details
    • Select suitable personnel based on their logged availability, skills, and stock items

Manufacturing

  • Production Orders
    • Set up and oversee production orders
    • Post consumption and output to the production orders
  • Version Management
    • Set up and oversee various versions of the manufacturing BOMs and routings
  • Agile Manufacturing
    • Forecast rush hours in order to take into account any adjustments or exceptions
    • Manage last-minute changes to your manufacturing processes with several planning options
  • Basic Supply Planning
    • Gain access to projected material requirements based on demand
  • Demand Forecasting
    • Set up and monitor production and purchase orders
    • This reflects the demand forecast as well as existing inventory and parameters of requirement planning
  • Capacity Planning
    • Make additions to the manufacturing capacities
    • Create routings which can be used on production orders and in material requirements planning
  • Machine Centres
    • Administer capacity on several levels
    • Detailed level: Suitable for for machine centres
    • Comprehensive level: Suitable for work centres
  • Fixed Loading
    • Consider capacity constraints to ensure the correct amount of work is assigned to work centres and prevent overloading
Simple, Integrated System

Why Invest In Business Central for Your Business?

Simple, Integrated System

Business Central unifies your business’ financial, manufacturing, sales, supply chain, marketing, project management, human resources, and services functions in one compact software. This eliminates the need for additional software that contain various functions, which risks inefficiencies and may require additional training and maintenance costs.

Improved Productivity Levels

Business Central is designed for easy user interface. Your employees can enjoy simple user accessibility and can customise the software to accommodate their individual needs, depending on their role and department. With reduced inefficiencies in utilising the software, your staff can streamline their workflow, which will help boost productivity.

Increase Your Financial Visibility and Performance

Increase Your Financial Visibility and Performance

With the implementation of a smart ERP system like Business Central, you can accelerate your financial closing and reporting with the integration of general ledger, sales ledger, accounts receivables and payables as well as fixed asset data. Business Central will also improve your forecasting through connected reports, charts and Power BI data across accounting, sales and purchasing. Using this data, you can gain powerful insights and make more profitable financial decisions with confidence. Get real-time metrics such as built-in reports, Excel, Microsoft Power BI and unlimited data dimensions to get up-to-date cash flow, recognise financial patterns and analyse trends to monitor your financial performance.

Rapid Implementation

With years of expertise under our belt, Austral Dynamics’ consultants are able to rapidly and effectively implement Business Central (aka Business Central) to suit individual business needs to the highest standard. We provide guidance, support and maintenance every step of the way to ensure that Business Central is the right product for your business and integrates seamlessly into your daily business operation.

Complete Projects On Time and Under Budget

In Business Central, you can facilitate the successful and timely execution of a project through the unification of job configuration, job costing, resource scheduling, budget management and progress monitoring. You can also track machine and employee hours on the project by using time sheets and real-time intelligence data.

Optimise warehouse and supply chain management

Optimise warehouse and supply chain management

Business Central allows businesses to deliver products on time and adapt to changing business models with visibility across purchasing, manufacturing, stock, and warehouses. Maintain relationships with suppliers and ensure compliance with internal and external policies with process governance and approvals. This powerful system also allows businesses to easily move items between locations to control the quantity on hand using cycling counting. Additionally, improve your organisation within storage facilities, streamline receiving and capacity, expedite docking and shipping as well as connect customers and operations.

For more information regarding Business Central and why ERP may be the solution for your business, call Austral Dynamics today for a free demo or to talk to one of our experts.

Dynamics 365 Business Central Implementation

Austral Dynamics uses the Microsoft Dynamics® Sure Step methodology for our Business Central projects, combining project management discipline and field-tested best practices.

Sure Step’s user-friendly interface and guidance enables us to deliver rapid and efficient projects for Business Central such as implementation, migration and upgrades.

This proven methodology allows Austral Dynamics to adopt a consistent approach. We optimise a standardised set of tools and procedures, then customise it to each specific client to ensure that your business receives a tailored, efficient solution.

Specifically for the implementation of Business Central, the steps in the Microsoft Dynamics® Sure Step methodology are:

  • Diagnostic review of your current business practice and requirements
  • Analysis of how best to fulfil these requirements
  • Design of system deliverables
  • Development of system deliverables
  • Deployment of the system new modules
  • Operation with Business Central new modules

At each stage, we ensure that you have a full understanding of the project implementation details. Once the agreement has been signed, Austral Dynamics will proceed with the solution as designed.

Our goal is to ensure your project is delivered on time, on budget, as expected and with mutual agreement at each stage.

How Austral Dynamics Will Support You

Professional Staff Qualifications

Austral Dynamics comprises of a team of qualified accountants, engineers and project managers, all possessing several Business Central qualifications.

Most of our employees have over 10 years of extensive experience with implementing Business Central software for financials, sales, purchasing, service, inventory and logistics.

Organisational Reach

Austral Dynamics has the infrastructure and resources in place to fully satisfy the on-going support requirements of geographically dispersed organisations around the world. We have extensive experience servicing clients in the Australasian region and further abroad.

We have currently several clients around Australia, New Zealand and Fiji whom we provide on-going support for Business Central.

Long-term Service Provider

Austral Dynamics has many years of experience in supplying business solutions to both Australian and overseas organisations in many industries. The company was founded in 2007 and employs staff that have worked with Business Central for over 10 years.

Client Focus

Our business approach is simple. Each of our clients’ needs are unique and we design the Business Central solution to fulfil the requirements of our customers in order to deliver a tailored business solution after implementation. We recognise that the use of your business systems will be at the core of your operations and must reflect how you do business.

We position ourselves to provide our customers with the best business solution available. We listen to our clients’ needs and analyse the options. We then propose a customised Business Central software solution to suit their needs and budget.

Quality Focus

As a professional organisation, we strive to provide “Service Beyond Expectations!” by maximising the quality of our services on a continual basis. We accomplish this via our Sure Step implementation methodology and dedication to quality delivery.

Austral Dynamics has proven experience and expertise to customise, implement and train in the use of Business Central.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any differences between an on-premises deployment and Business Central online/through the cloud?

Yes. Business Central is optimised for online deployment, and some capabilities may run on premises only under certain circumstances, while others are not supported at all. For more information, see Features not implemented in on-premises deployments of Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Do you provide training for Business Central?

Yes! As part of our consulting services, our highly experienced consultants provide hands-on, practical training sessions on-site to ensure that our clients are comfortable and confident with Business Central.

After implementation, do I receive technical support for Business Central?

Yes! Our consultants at Austral Dynamics offer friendly and helpful support for any technical issues that may occur for your business whilst using the Business Central software.

Can I add or remove users on Business Central?

Yes! Subscription to Business Central is on a per-user basis. Our consultants at Austral Dynamics can quickly and easily add or remove users according to your company growth needs.

Is a free demo available for Business Central?

Yes! Unsure if Business Central is the right fit for your company? Austral Dynamics is happy to offer a free demo.

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