Holiday Season Signals Make-or-Break Opportunity for Businesses

Holiday Season Signals Make-or-Break Opportunity for Businesses

By WatServ
January 28, 2020

We have made it through the first part of a very busy shopping season including Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now we are in the middle of holiday shopping, which is often the best time of year for many businesses. This can be a make-or-break time for retailers, depending on whether distributors can get their goods delivered; and, even farther up the supply chain, whether manufacturers can supply the demand. Everyone in the supply chain has an opportunity to win or lose during the last few months each year and those that win are the ones with rock-solid business management systems in place.

Manufacturers, distributors and retailers need strong inventory management systems working at peak efficiency during the busy holiday shopping season. This isn’t the time to lose sight of raw materials during production or lose track of inventory on the shelves in retail stores or for online shoppers. Stock-outs make for particularly unhappy customers and at the worst possible time. The ripple effect from unsatisfied customers could be felt for months, if not years if a supply chain weakness snaps under the pressure of this busy time of year.

 

Strengthen Inventory Control, Satisfy Customers With Hosted ERP and CRM

 

Strong inventory management systems are not made from disparate specialty software or elaborate spreadsheets and internal processes. An integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution provides the comprehensive management system businesses need for a seamless, frictionless supply chain and inventory control. ERP is centralized, meaning core business information is easily entered, accessed and analyzed from a single solution, instead of stuck in data silos scattered across the enterprise.

When combined with a robust customer relationship management (CRM) solution, businesses add valuable customer-centric data into the equation. Both ERP and CRM offer powerful business intelligence features, such as dashboards that deliver key performance indicators and other metrics. You may discover trending products, customer behaviours or other factors that influence shoppers. With ERP supporting strong inventory management and CRM highlighting customer demands and trends, businesses can ensure shelves are stocked with the right items, in the right quantities at the right time.

WatServ, Dynamics hosting experts, is offering a special Cyber Monday Deal that ends on Dec 31, 2016. Deploy a hosted Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution and the cost for the first user is only $1. Be confident you have a strong ERP solution in place, backed by expert support and 99.99% guaranteed uptime for infrastructure and application reliability and performance. Contact WatServ for more information about this limited offer and ways to make your business stronger during the holiday season and for years to come.

WatServ demonstrates best-in-class capability and market leadership through proven technology and customer commitment.​

About

WatServ is an IT solutions provider that helps clients digitally transform their business through cloud technologies and  services. Founded in 2006, WatServ specializes in providing hybrid and multi-cloud solutions and hosting complex, high-availability environments for enterprise-level applications. WatServ’s unique approach to planning, migrating and managing multi-cloud environments, plus premium 24x7x365 support, enables its global customers to focus on their core business. Relying on Microsoft and Google’s public clouds, in addition to its own private cloud, the company offers an ideal managed cloud environment engineered for security, reliability and performance. With offices in Canada and the United States, and with more than 10,000 users connecting from 30+ countries, WatServ is always on. For more information, please visit www.watserv.com.

WatServ is an affiliate of Brookfield Business Partners (BBU), a public company with majority ownership by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchange. More information about BBU is available at www.brookfield.com.

Growing Businesses Need Management Systems That Can Keep Up

Growing Businesses Need Management Systems That Can Keep Up

By WatServ
January 21, 2020

Successful businesses experience growth in a number of different ways from increased headcount, changing product lines, and a long list of satisfied customers. As your business is growing, you may notice that your management systems are not keeping up. Disparate accounting, inventory, and other specialty software impose limits to the volume and type of data you can manage. Don’t let your software hold your business back from meeting growth goals. Replace outdated systems with a modern management solution.

Growth is great, until the point where you outgrow business systems. Many entry-level systems have limits to the number of users that can enter or access data. There are also limits on the data that can be collected or managed. Too much data can bog down the system, slowing down searches or crashing when the infrastructure or application can’t handle large datasets. As users become frustrated with these limitations, they turn to spreadsheets or other manual processes and workarounds. Entering data repeatedly from system to system is both time-consuming and risky.

 

If you are experiencing growing pains or are planning for future business growth, it’s time to deploy a management solution that can keep up.

 

Support Business Growth with a Flexible, Agile ERP Solution

A flexible, agile enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can support your business through periods of growth and change. Right out of the box, ERP offers comprehensive functionality including the ability to manage financials, inventory and supply chain, manufacturing and distribution operations, human resources and payroll, and other core business tasks.

Robust ERP solutions, such as those in the suite of Microsoft Dynamics ERP offerings, include built-in workflows to streamline common processes, improving the productivity of your team. Dashboards and business intelligence features – highlight key metrics, making it easier for managers to follow trending data, such as sales, inventory levels or customer buying behaviors. With real-time data, managers can respond faster to deviations in budgets or strategic goals. Many ERP solutions are also customizable, providing the ability to address unique business operations or industry-specific compliance obligations. Cloud ERP deployments enable added mobility and scalability, allowing you to add or remove users as headcount changes.

Don’t let outdated software stifle growth, give your business room to grow by deploying a comprehensive ERP solution. Contact WatServ for more information about replacing basic software, with a flexible, agile ERP solution that can grow and change with your business.

WatServ demonstrates best-in-class capability and market leadership through proven technology and customer commitment.​

About

WatServ is an IT solutions provider that helps clients digitally transform their business through cloud technologies and  services. Founded in 2006, WatServ specializes in providing hybrid and multi-cloud solutions and hosting complex, high-availability environments for enterprise-level applications. WatServ’s unique approach to planning, migrating and managing multi-cloud environments, plus premium 24x7x365 support, enables its global customers to focus on their core business. Relying on Microsoft and Google’s public clouds, in addition to its own private cloud, the company offers an ideal managed cloud environment engineered for security, reliability and performance. With offices in Canada and the United States, and with more than 10,000 users connecting from 30+ countries, WatServ is always on. For more information, please visit www.watserv.com.

WatServ is an affiliate of Brookfield Business Partners (BBU), a public company with majority ownership by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchange. More information about BBU is available at www.brookfield.com.

The Best Business Software Doesn’t Always Have a Hefty Price Tag

The Best Business Software Doesn’t Always Have a Hefty Price Tag

By WatServ
January 14, 2020

Large businesses need a management solution that can support all of the moving parts of the enterprise, not some of them. Using disparate, specialty software can be risky as data easily gets lost or altered when it’s transcribed from one software system into another. A cloud-based modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is more affordable than you think and can save you money in the long run.

Businesses often default to specialty software because they serve a specific purpose – accounting software for financials, inventory software to keep track of incoming and outgoing inventory, and the like. However, with data in separate software systems, it’s difficult to reach and, in many cases, difficult to trust. Redundant data entry between systems opens the door to typos, errors, lost data or other mistakes.

 

Making business decisions based on outdated, inaccurate data will quickly lead to expensive mistakes.

 

Replace Specialty Software with Cloud-Based Microsoft Dynamics AX

Replacing inefficient software with a modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution doesn’t have to be costly, take years to plan, or require a team of IT experts. A cloud-based deployment, like Microsoft Dynamics AX, greatly reduces capital expenses and time. You don’t need to replace aging infrastructure or equipment, which can be one of the most significant costs with a system upgrade. You can scale user licenses to fit your headcount; paying a per user, per month price. Your team also gains greater mobility by accessing Microsoft Dynamics AX anywhere, anytime through a web browser on laptops, tablets or smartphones.

Microsoft Dynamics AX is a comprehensive, integrated business management solution supporting financial transactions, inventory and supplier management, manufacturing and distribution activities, human resources and payroll, as well as other core operations. This centralized solution streamlines data entry, access, and analytics. Workflows save time and improve the consistency of common tasks. Business intelligence and reporting features provide leaders with the data needed to make smart decisions and strengthen regulatory compliance.

With cloud-based Microsoft Dynamics AX, you can monitor all of the moving parts of your business with greater efficiency, improving productivity and profitability. Replacing inefficient, specialty software with a stronger ERP solution is not only good for business, it doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. Contact WatServ for more information and guidance when replacing outdated systems with cloud-based Microsoft Dynamics AX.

WatServ demonstrates best-in-class capability and market leadership through proven technology and customer commitment.​

About

WatServ is an IT solutions provider that helps clients digitally transform their business through cloud technologies and  services. Founded in 2006, WatServ specializes in providing hybrid and multi-cloud solutions and hosting complex, high-availability environments for enterprise-level applications. WatServ’s unique approach to planning, migrating and managing multi-cloud environments, plus premium 24x7x365 support, enables its global customers to focus on their core business. Relying on Microsoft and Google’s public clouds, in addition to its own private cloud, the company offers an ideal managed cloud environment engineered for security, reliability and performance. With offices in Canada and the United States, and with more than 10,000 users connecting from 30+ countries, WatServ is always on. For more information, please visit www.watserv.com.

WatServ is an affiliate of Brookfield Business Partners (BBU), a public company with majority ownership by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchange. More information about BBU is available at www.brookfield.com.