Whether it’s a small manufacturer or distributor, daily business processing tasks can be repetitive to the point of impacting outcomes: too many data handled by too many users is a perfect storm an erosion of productivity.

Such is the case when attempting to ‘integrated’ legacy programs and apps. In the latter example, Excel spreadsheets may track product cycles, from material procurement to the factory floor and beyond. But when customers request specialized products, then the workflow must continue without impacting the line.

What’s more, if customized orders represent a fair percentage of overall revenue, then stakeholders need to rely on single database management system, such as Microsoft Dynamics SL.

Business owners may be hesitant to embrace new technology, like MS Dynamics SL, for fear of disrupting sales and harming customer relationships due to misconceptions of order stoppage during implementation.

Instead, the go-to solution is often one of over-customizing existing programs, or forever adding third-party apps in hopes of working around production problems.

For project-oriented companies, like specialty manufacturers, or construction firms, they may be constantly updating templates to reflect ongoing workflows. Templates may be created in several programs that then require importing into the ‘main’ program. Still, with the lack of transparency during this process, repetitive entry tasks can result in inaccurate files and folders.

A big plus with MS Dynamics SL is the ability to import data direct from Excel spreadsheets directly into the platform for:

  • Accounts Payable open vouchers
  • Accounts Payable vendors
  • Accounts Receivable customers
  • Accounts Receivable open invoices
  • Employees
  • Employee Resource Maintenance
  • General Ledger journal entry transactions
  • Project Controller project charge maintenance
  • Project Controller project maintenance

Contact us to learn more about the advantages of aligning your company with a Microsoft Gold Certified partner.

Written by D.G. (Technical Team)

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