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A business solution from Microsoft—It’s more than just ERP

You’ve worked hard to build your small or midsize business, and when it comes to the technology that helps you run it, there’s no reason to compromise. Whether you are outgrowing entry-level accounting software, rubber-banding a legacy solution, or simply tired of paying annual maintenance fees to a vendor that provides little to no value for your money—now is the time to take the next step and give your people the tools to propel your business forward.

If you’re on a journey to find the solution that is the best fit for your company, you will likely encounter multiple vendors to consider along the way. So, for the next nine weeks, we will be posting a series of blogs that cover why you should consider a business solution from Microsoft as your top choice. In addition, each posting will also feature a real-life customer story to showcase how customers like you are gaining greater control and insight, increasing their profitability, and growing their business with the help of Microsoft Dynamics ERP. 

We’ll post a new blog right here each week, and you can also follow us on Twitter at #MSDYNERP. So let’s get this started! Here is the summary of the top reasons to purchase a business solution from Microsoft along with this week’s highlighted reason: It’s More Than Just ERP.

Top Reasons to Purchase a Business Solution from Microsoft:
  • It’s More Than Just ERP    
  • Helps You Work Better, Faster, and Smarter    
  • Looks Forward, Not Backward   
  • Gets You Up and Running Quickly
  • Provides a Flexible Deployment Model    
  • Works the Way You Do   
  • Transforms the Way You Work and Connect   
  • Drives and Supports Your Business Growth   
  • Reduces Your Risk and Propels Your Business 
It’s More Than Just ERP
 As you go through the process of evaluating technology vendors and solutions, you’ll probably find a long list of options, many of which can help you balance your books, manage your inventory, create a budget all the things you’d expect a software package to do. As you evaluate these options, it might be hard to tell the difference between many of them, but it will soon become clear that a business solution from Microsoft is more than just ERP.

 That’s because the Microsoft vision for business applications goes beyond what a simple stand-alone ERP solution can do. The vision starts with a unique combination of business intelligence, collaboration, and communication tools embedded across your business processes. That combination creates a proactive, productive workforce, and it provides your business with a solution that connects your people and your company. This connected experience also blurs the lines between personal and professional applications, helping to transform the way you and your people work. The results: a greater level of control over your business, increased profitability, higher employee and customer satisfaction, and new opportunities to grow your business.

 Customer Story

Urban Ministries Inc. (UMI), the largest publisher that serves African-American consumers and churches, wanted to replace a legacy ERP system. It reviewed potential vendors and found that the capabilities it sought were standard features in Microsoft Dynamics solutions. UMI deployed Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Dynamics GP. Today, the company enjoys superior operational efficiencies and generates substantial savings with the integrated solutions. It has enhanced the timeliness of customer shipping and is able to target customer segments with appropriate content. In a prime position as a trusted service provider to its market, UMI is now in a much better position to help its business partners reach consumers with their own offerings and to lead the industry as it grows to reach consumers around the globe.

We were a tough audience, examining technologies and vendors very thoroughly. Microsoft Dynamics solutions offered the most powerful tools, by far, to help us address our concerns.”         C. Jeffrey Wright, CEO, UMI

Take the Next Steps to Learn More

Visit us at our website to learn more about Microsoft Dynamics ERP for small and midsize businesses, hear more customer stories, chat with a Microsoft representative, take a product test drive, or register to attend an upcoming webcast.
Join us next week when we explore how a business solution from Microsoft helps you work better, faster and smarter.