Inventory Insight with Dynamics GP is better for Business and Customers

factory_in_beijing_188179The manufacturing and distribution industries are fast-paced and highly competitive, which introduces many challenges – one of which is inventory management.  In order to stand out ahead of the others, you need to be able to provide customers with quality products, in the right quantities, at the right time. Gain greater insight and control over inventory by deploying strong technology.

There are many methods and software solutions that can assist with managing inventory counts, however, you need to know more than just what’s in the warehouse. Manufacturers and distributors need to be able to identify trends with what customers are ordering so that the warehouse is stocked appropriately. Modern business management technology, including enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, can provide the insight you need to satisfy customers and your bottom line.

Robust ERP solutions, such as Microsoft Dynamics® GP, offer powerful inventory management in addition to other tools. You can manage all of your core business data from within this single, integrated solution including financials, supply chain and inventory, manufacturing and distribution operations, and human resources and payroll processes. It’s easier to enter, access, and use your data when it’s located within a centralized solution. In addition, your data can work together to provide a bigger view of your operations, productivity, and profitability. Not only can you have reliable inventory counts, you can identify trends with customer purchases. You may identify products that are increasing or decreasing in popularity and adjust safety buffer levels as well as procurement strategies accordingly.

In addition to improving inventory control, you can use Microsoft Dynamics GP to improve customer satisfaction. Your sales team can check on inventory availability while negotiating with a customer, for example, without putting the customer on hold. In addition, while discussing replenishment orders, your team can boost up-sales and cross-sales by offering items that may be complementary to what your customers already purchase.

Inventory insight and control is good for your customers and your business. Contact InterDyn BMI to learn how ERP can provide the insight you need to deliver the products your customers want, on time, and profitably.

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Nonprofits Need To Focus On Their Mission, Not Their Paperwork

CB100563Nonprofit organizations have made it through a few very tight years during and after the great recession.  Many are finding that their members aren’t donating as much or as often, which forces nonprofits to work harder with fewer resources.  Make the most of what you have and keep focused on your mission by replacing inadequate software with better technology.

Entry-level accounting software and spreadsheets may be affordable, but they aren’t as effective as an appropriate enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.  A robust ERP solution, such as Microsoft Dynamics® GP, can provide greater control and insight over limited resources so that you can stay focused on your mission and not be distracted by redundant paperwork.  Download “9 Practical Ways Nonprofits Can Spend More Time Focused On Their Mission,” a complimentary infographic, and learn how ERP can support your mission:

  1. Streamline financial management:  Nonprofits rely on inconsistent income from membership dues, donations, grant programs, or other sources.  You can manage income streams and grant programs individually, while maintaining a full view of your financial operations with Microsoft Dynamics GP.  You can also use automated alerts to notify of potential overspending, which can have a significant impact on grant-funded projects.
  2. Save time on reporting:  The board of directors, regulatory agencies, granting authorities, and your membership will ask for financial, membership, or program-specific data.  Instead of updating spreadsheets or searching through file cabinets, you can use the reporting features of Microsoft Dynamics GP to prepare and share the data that is needed by these groups.  Prompt responses shows accountability, transparency, and can build goodwill with those you serve.
  3. Improve membership and community relationships:  Microsoft Dynamics GP offers time-saving automations, including workflows and notifications that can be used to remind you to stay in touch with your membership, donors, and the industry groups or the community that you serve.  Send out personalized, yet automated, replies to membership renewals or donations and keep your members updated with upcoming events with emails or other communications.

Today’s powerful ERP solutions can provide greater insight and control over financial activities and they are affordable for nonprofits on strict budgets.  Contact InterDyn BMI for more information about using ERP to stay focused on your mission and not on your paperwork.