AP automation is often described as low hanging fruit in the
garden of digital transformation. And for a good reason – the
barrier to entry is impressively low in terms of both cost and
effort needed to get up and running, particularly in comparison
to the implementation projects for other business applications.
Despite that fact, the value provided from AP automation is
comparably high. For such an easy implementation, the benefits
reach throughout an organization, beyond the walls of the AP
department, and are near-immediate from day one of using the
Standard benefits include:
- Immediate value from day one with an expected ROI within the first year
- Up to 95% truly touchless invoice processing with access to real-time cloud data for benchmarking and reporting
- Easy access to financial data, such as cash flow & accrual reporting, with full visibility and control of the AP process
This guide will help you kick-start your AP automation project by
defining the 6 steps to build a solid business case and gain the
internal approvals needed to get started.
When he joined SDBC in May of 2004, SunnyD's Chief Information Officer and Global Controller was faced with a classic build-or-buy decision, although the circumstances were less than typical. Despite the company just being carved out from Procter & Gamble with an experienced management team and a well-known brand name, it was missing a crucial operational element — an entire information technology infrastructure.
Until recently, many high-tech manufacturers – especially small and medium-sized businesses – have been able to survive by applying 80% of their operational focus to 20% or less of their critical customers and suppliers. That was then. The new mandate from channel masters is for more intense, collaborative relationships with fewer suppliers.
Microsoft has made significant enhancements to the architecture of Microsoft Dynamics® CRM 4.0 to improve network performance. Test results demonstrate network bandwidth utilization improvements of up to 94%. Improvements were evaluated in the number of round trips, bytes sent, and bytes received. Because the bandwidth utilization associated with a page can change after the first time the page is loaded, both initial (cold) and subsequent (warm) page loads were tested.
When bound to regulation and compliance, process manufacturers find opportunities to grow through enterprise resource planning (ERP). However, 50% of process manufacturers execute non-integrated ERP strategies. This Aberdeen Group research study reveals best practices to help you adapt or select an ERP vendor that improves your business performance.
Microsoft® recently researched the experience of nearly 200 companies with more than 250 PCs that have deployed one or more of the applications in the Microsoft Dynamics line of business management solutions. Among these companies, whose attitudes to technology tended to be more forward looking than usual, the most common issue was the need for modern systems. The pain points most often cited were manual processes that cause mistakes and inefficiencies, integration problems with other systems (both internal and external), lack of operational insight, and legacy software support and customization issues. This white paper explores the experience of these companies in more detail to help you understand how you can use Microsoft Dynamics to modernize your business processes and drive business success.
This white paper outlines ways that technology can help manufacturers meet these challenges, increase operational efficiency, and step ahead of competitors with more proactive planning, greater shared visibility, and more agile and more profitable responses to change.
Marc Jacobs has been able to redirect employees from the considerable time spent maintaining spreadsheets and managing AP information. In just four months after deploying MediusFlow, the company was able to justify the investment. One year from deployment, it expects to have made $150,000 in productivity gains.
By modernizing its solution for invoice processing, Marc Jacobs can easily manage its complex supply chain and get back to the creative work of designing and delivering next season’s collection.
Find out how you can convert your pains into profit. Learn how Microsoft Customer Relationship Management (CRM) can help you develop profitable customer relationships. Microsoft CRM uses lead and opportunity management, incident management and a searchable knowledgebase. CRM also makes use of reporting tools for accurate forecasting, measurement of business activity, and employee performance.
Covering All Points of Attack. As the availability of product and service information on the Internet grows, both the providers and receivers of service have larger networks through which to communicate, interact and transact.
Demand planning software packages can help manufacturers to: establish baseline sales forecasts, incorporating multiple inputs; perform sophisticated analysis that improves their use of human and capital resources; optimize pricing capabilities; and better understand their markets and customers.
The business landscape is evolving; the traditional way people work together-in the office or in the field-looks very different today than it did just a couple of years ago. Download this webcast to learn how Microsoft Dynamics CRM empowers you to take advantage of your existing technology investments to extend the reach of your business and enable your mobile workforce to drive better business results.
Join us for this webcast to learn how organizations of all sizes, from multi-nationals to small businesses, are choosing Microsoft Online Services to drive their business productivity and control costs.
Attend this webcast to see Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online in action, including integration to Microsoft Business Productivity Online Services (BPOS), and learn about customers who have used Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.
Attend this webcast to see the product in action (including integration to Microsoft Business Productivity Online Services), to understand the competitive advantages Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online has over other solutions in the market, and to hear examples of successful customers managing their customer relationships in the cloud.
In this white paper, we measure how end users of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications describe the impact of Microsoft and SAP applications on their business productivity. This research found that Microsoft Dynamics end users on average rated their experience with Microsoft applications more favorably than SAP users rated their experience with SAP.
This white paper walks through the key areas of a financial management solution so when you are evaluating current and future financial management software, you are prepared to avoid challenges and maximize your investment.
Sound, responsible financial management is at the heart of business success. Download this webcast to learn more about the Microsoft solutions for financial management and business intelligence (BI) that can help you transform your business into a high-performance workplace. We describe how Microsoft business solutions are designed to help you work more efficiently by focusing on the tasks that add the most value to your business and enable you to make more informed decisions based on timely, accurate information.
ERP Outsourcing for the Mid-Market discusses the nuances of outsourcing and critical success factors for mid-market companies. Specifically, how companies can effectively select a compatible outsourcing partner who understands both parts of the equation - business and technology - and how to create a governance environment that fosters a successful outsourcing relationship.
Read why Forrester ranked Microsoft a leader in SFA Solutions
You have bold ambitions for your sales team. You want to—and need to—reinvent productivity.
But the success of your sales team is stifled by silos. It’s no wonder they’re struggling when their transactional systems, social networking, and productivity tools are separate.
With the Microsoft Relationship Sales solution, you can scale the power of one-on-one relationship selling by unifying the sales experience. And you can help empower your sellers with savvy insights that engage and delight customers. It combines Dynamics 365 for Sales with LinkedIn Sales Navigator to help sellers identify the right customers—and the right time and way to engage with them.
Read The Forrester Wave™: Sales Force Automation Solutions, Q2 2017 report that says Microsoft is a best fit "...for those companies that are bullish and looking to disrupt their peers with AI and machine learning."
Empower your team to reinvent the way they sell—and he
The 2010 Top 20 ERP Vendor Report reveals: The Top 20 ERP software providers you should consider; Highlights of each vendor's strengths in accounting, manufacturing, supply chain management, and more; Vendor background and contact information to get you started; How the right ERP software can simplify processes and reduce production costs.