If you’re like a lot of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) today, your current systems are nudging you further and further out of your comfort zone. They get the basic job done, as long as nothing out of the ordinary happens. But what will happen when you want to open a new store or warehouse, expand to new markets, or add an additional line of business? Do you find it harder to manage your supply chain, comply with new tax laws or environmental regulations, or keep customers loyal with the new competition you face in a global economy? These scenarios aren’t business as usual, but they’re part of the new normal. And if it’s getting harder for your existing systems to keep your business moving forward, now’s the time to take action.
As you consider and weigh the alternatives, you’ll find products and vendors that sound a lot alike, and you may find it hard to differentiate between them. During your evaluation process, you’re sure to find several vendors that offer improved financial reporting, inventory management, budgeting capabilities, and so forth. But do they offer a unified solution that goes beyond business process automation and basic ERP (enterprise resource planning) functionality to deliver a complete and unified vision for your business? A comprehensive and modern solution delivers capabilities that are out of scope for many product offerings, such as:
- Integrated business intelligence, collaboration, and communication tools that span your core business processes.
- A user experience that blends personal and work computing and inspires your people and your customers.
- Anytime, anywhere access to make your people more productive.
- Flexible cloud or on-premises deployment options that won’t hold your data hostage.
- Affordable pricing models to reduce or eliminate up-front capital expenditures.
A business solution from Microsoft delivers the control, forward-looking insight, and bottom line impact you need to grow efficiently.
Microsoft delivers a comprehensive vision for SMBs that goes beyond traditional ERP and basic accounting software like QuickBooks. For example, business intelligence, collaboration, and communication capabilities are embedded across your business processes, so your people can quickly and easily find and analyze information, collaborate with each other to generate the best ideas and decisions, and communicate regardless of their locations or the devices they’re using. A consistent user experience supports rapid adoption, ease of use, and end-user productivity. Consumer-driven technologies such as chat, presence, and unified communications have been incorporated into our solutions, setting the standard for great user experiences. Flexible deployment models—on-premises or in the cloud—let you make the decision on what’s best for your business, and rapid implementation tools help you migrate your data to get up and running quickly without losing your historical perspective. And finally, a business solution from Microsoft offer online or traditional desktop access, enabling anytime, anywhere productivity on the devices your people use most often.
View the 7 Strategic Ways to Grow Your Business Infographic and learn more about a business solution from Microsoft.