How To Get a Fully Managed Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Looking to upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central but concerned about the process of migrating your data from your current system? We cover what a fully managed upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central looks like, the costs you can expect and your options for training.

Upgrading to Business Central?

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the business management solution powered by Microsoft for SMEs. The powerful finance and ERP system combines your financials, inventory, operations, and project management with your purchasing and sales, whilst integrating seamlessly with the Office 365 suite to give you complete visibility of your business and improve processes throughout your organisation.

Why Choose Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

  • A single data source, accessible anywhere at any time thanks to it being a cloud-based platform
  • Take advantage of a powerful finance system, which goes above and beyond conventional accounting systems
  • Connect your finances to the rest of your business, such as sales and purchase ordering, stock and inventory and your projects
  • Gather and analyse your company data to give you insightful reports and dashboards
  • Personalised role-specific dashboards, so your teams can perform their jobs more efficiently

Once you’ve determined that the ERP and finance system is a good fit for your business, you might now be thinking “how do I get Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?”


Upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Upgrading to a new finance system is a big decision for many businesses. With a huge amount of critical data to migrate between systems, if you don’t have the capability in-house then you’ll require an expert on hand who can guarantee the integrity of your data and the seamless move from your old system to your new one.

Not only will we take the lead in export, checking and importing your data from your old system into Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, but with our Dynamics SmartScope™ deployment we will guarantee that the data quality will be as good, if not better, than your current system. If it isn’t, we’ll fix it free of charge.

What is Dynamics SmartScope™?

Dynamics SmartScope™ is a managed upgrade service for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

It is the ideal implementation choice if you’re looking for an accredited expert to manage every step of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central installation for you. With over 30 years’ experience, our team of experts have vast knowledge of finance systems and all of your data is backed up by our DataReady Guarantee.

How Does Dynamics SmartScope™ Work?

Following a detailed project scoping which will give us a comprehensive understanding of your business, you’ll be assigned a dedicated Project Manager, who will be responsible for creating and managing your project from start to finish. They’ll act as your point of contact for any of your queries and you’ll always have a direct line of communication to them.

You’ll receive a project schedule, which will ensure that there is clarity between everyone of when each key milestone should be completed. Then of course, arguably the most important stage of any software implementation, the migration of your data can commence. If your data isn’t accurate in your new system then it can cause huge problems, so you can be safe in the knowledge that it’s all verified by one of our AAT accredited experts and it doesn’t matter which system you’re upgrading from.

A Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Upgrade Personalised to Your Specific Needs and Requirements

The best bit about Dynamics SmartScope™ is you get to build the implementation yourself, depending on your business needs. The project is based on our Dynamics SmartScope™ Packs which are the building blocks of your Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central system. Each pack contains installation, set up and training (if required) in key areas of the system. Our packs include key areas such as:

  • Finance
  • Fixed assets
  • Customer relationship management
  • Sales and purchase ordering
  • Stock and inventory
  • Project management
  • Employee and HR
  • Creating and implementing approvals and workflows (for additional peace of mind)

Each Dynamics SmartScope™ Pack is configured by one of our AAT accredited consultants, who will use their knowledge of best practice accountancy, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and your specific needs to build your system.

How Much Does Dynamics SmartScope™ Cost?

A typical 20 user system (10 standard users and 10 team users) using our Dynamics SmartScope™ option would cost approximately £7,000 in licences per year, plus a one-off installation cost. The cost of a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central installation will vary business-to-business depending on which Dynamics SmartScope™ Packs they choose and whether any long-term support and training is added on. One thing is for certain though, with The HBP Group it will be a fixed project and not an estimate – so you’ll know exactly where you stand and what the costs are before it begins.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Training

Key to any accounting software upgrade will be the preparation and training of the staff who are actually going to use it. With The HBP Group, on completion of the system implementation, we will prepare for go live with a series of User Approved Testing which will ensure everything meets your requirements. Once approved, user training sessions will take place and can be recorded too, for future use. Your system will then be put live and ready to use, with full support and oversight from a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central expert.
Ongoing Support and Training

We know that without a doubt, the two biggest things that matter to businesses when it comes to Accounts and ERP Software updates or issues occurring, is being able to speak to someone quickly and getting the issue resolved as fast as possible. That’s why our team are on hand to support you across all areas of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central from 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday, with SmartCare.

SmartCare, our Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central support and training package, means that support from an accredited expert is only ever a phonecall away. We’ve worked hard to have some of the quickest response and fix times available for any software support company, anywhere. Find out more about how we do that here.

Find out more about Dynamics SmartScope™

Dynamics SmartScope™ is the ideal implementation choice if you’re looking for an accredited expert to manage every step of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central installation for you. Find out more about exactly what an upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central looks like with SmartScope.

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