Tap Into A Competitive Advantage With Dynamics ERP Cloud Migration

Tap Into A Competitive Advantage With Dynamics ERP Cloud Migration

170176279-1The realm of small and mid-sized businesses is not a friendly one – it’s full of cutthroat competition, empty promises and red herrings. The survivors and thrivers are the ones who innovate, embrace change and form bonds with powerful partners. These partners aren’t necessarily physical entities, though: Some of the most robust drivers of growth are business management solutions and software systems, such as Dynamics ERP.

It should come as no surprise that Dynamics ERP is such a popular business tool. Its effectiveness has been proven time and time again, and it’s backed by the strong support of Microsoft, a true tech titan. But many business owners and executives have failed to realize the full potential of their ERP software, simply because they’re hosting an on-premise version. Let’s look at some of the advantages awarded to those businesses that undergo cloud migration: 

The cloud costs less.

If you’re using on-premise Microsoft Dynamics, you know how cost-ineffective it is. You’ve paid up front for expensive equipment, and you’ve built an IT infrastructure to make it all work. You’ve paid for software licenses, fees, upgrade, updates and surcharges. If you’re like most, your ERP software is your highest expense.

Dynamics in the cloud is, simply put, better on your business budget. No equipment, software licenses or servers needed – you pay a predictable subscription fee for access to the Dynamics ERP software. Plus, your cloud provider takes care of upgrades, maintenance and software updates when the time comes.

Cloud Dynamics facilitates better finance management.

Dynamics GP is a powerful tool for financial accounting, but it’s hindered in on-premise settings. Money, while not the only factor in business success, is a prerequisite that makes most of the other factors possible. If you’re not managing your finances, you won’t survive in the SMB market.

When placed in the cloud, Dynamics GP realizes its full functional potential. Cloud Dynamics features historical data and predictive analytics to help you gauge business performance, build effective strategies and create high-level plans for the future.

Dynamics in the cloud creates an integrative environment.

On-premise business management solutions are no match for the integrative capabilities of cloud Dynamics. On-premise software isn’t able to integrate external tools, so you have to suffer through lag time, disconnect, redundancy and errors.

Dynamics in the cloud builds a flexible framework into which new tools, modules and functions are seamlessly incorporated. Since all of your current and future business applications fit into the same system, you never need to worry about errors or discrepancies between them.

The cloud extends your work hours and office space.

Unlike on-premise software (with which access is limited to those who are physically present in your office), cloud Dynamics is accessible from anywhere, by anyone, on any device – depending on your permissions settings, of course.

Dynamics ERP is simply more flexible in the cloud. All of your users have remote access to relevant data through their laptops, smartphones and tablets. Your staff resources are no longer limited to the normal 9-to-5 business hours or the four walls of your office building. Even holidays, vacations and weekends are fair game, if your employees choose to use them for work. Without spending a dime more on overhead, you have a dramatic competitive advantage over your workweek-restricted rivals.

Cloud Dynamics gives you enhanced visibility.

In order to thrive, you need better business insights and deeper visibility into your performance. Critical data is incredibly useful – even necessary – for optimizing your operations, but it does more harm than good if it’s inaccessible, jumbled or scattered.

By putting Dynamics in the cloud, your business insights are automatically built into your business management system. Suddenly, anyone who needs in-depth business insights and detailed analytics is able to access them in easy-to-understand, customizable formats.

If you’re the last holdout and all of your competitors have already migrated to the cloud, following suit is the only way for you to remain a contender. If you’re a frontrunner and most of the other businesses in your market haven’t yet seized the opportunity of cloud migration, you have the chance to drive your enterprise to the next level before anyone else catches up.

In the torrential world of small and mid-sized businesses, even a seemingly innocuous “leg up” actually results in a huge competitive advantage … which is great, if you’re the one with the advantage. By transitioning your Dynamics ERP software to the cloud, you’re able to rest assured knowing that the competitive advantage is all yours – and not your competitors’.

The SMB market is cutthroat enough with external pressures – the last thing you need is an internal element inhibiting your business from within. Is your current business management system driving your growth or standing in your way? Download the free report, 9 Ways To Leverage Your Business Software For Sustainable Success. 


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Steve’s been with SMB Suite since 1998 and has been involved with nearly every aspects of the Company’s business as a strategist, professional services executive, cloud solutions architect, and senior consultant. In his current role, Steve is responsible for SMB Suite’s revenue and oversees the execution of ERP, CRM and BI projects for customers across a broad range of industries. Steve combines his expertise in MS Dynamics GP, CRM and other Microsoft products with a strong foundation in accounting and business to identify gaps and streamline customers’ processes. Prior to co-founding SMB Suite, Steve was previously Corporate Controller for MEHLE Behr and, prior to that, Audit Senior for Ernst & Young. Steve holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Jeremy is responsible for SMB Suite’s technology vision, strategy and implementation and is the architect of the Company’s Dynamics Cloud Platform. Highly adept in every facet of managed services, ERP systems and e-commerce platforms, Jeremy’s expertise spans the implementation and support of business and financial software solutions, as well as the customization and integration of SMB Suite’s cloud ERP technology stack. He holds numerous Microsoft and industry-related certifications, and was primarily responsible for designing the Company’s progressive business services platform in the early days of the Cloud. Prior to SMB Suite, Jeremy served as the financial analyst, systems administrator, and information systems liaison for a $2 billion financial services corporation.

Monty is responsible for SMB Suite’s day-to-day operation and, most importantly, its customers. As a leader, motivator and mentor, Monty creates loyal high performance teams willing to “walk through walls” to accomplish their goals. Prior to SMB Suite, Monty served as President of The Bradshaw Group (TBG), a global distributor, manufacturer, and repair facility for digital printers. In this role, he was the Company’s ambassador to its most important domestic, European and Latin American customers and TBG achieved a best-in-class Net Promoter Score of 74 for its superb customer satisfaction. Prior to TBG, Monty served as the General Manager of Sam’s Clubs three highest grossing U.S. stores and was named Regional Operator of the Year in 1999. Monty holds a BBA in Marketing from Texas Tech University and is an active member of Business Navigators. He has been active in Vistage International, Executives in Action, the Dallas/Fort Worth Retail Executives Association, as well as, A.P.I.C.S., the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management. Monty also volunteers with Hunger Busters and ManeGait, a therapeutic horsemanship organization.

David is a proven financial and information technology professional with expertise in providing business accounting software and computing solutions. He began his career by starting and managing a successful independent consulting practice for several years. He then launched the local systems consulting unit of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurial Services Group, leading the office into the hi-tech consulting arena. After successfully developing the unit for Ernst & Young, David founded NextCorp (which became SMB Suite in 2013) to serve the business software needs of clients throughout the US. David has made SMB Suite one of the best cloud ERP providers in the industry. In addition to being a successful entrepreneur and leader, he is a software and technology specialist, holding certifications in various Microsoft and other technologies.