IDC Identifies Dynamics 365 Business Central as an ERP Leader

April 30, 2024 Amanda Sherry

It’s no surprise to us at Western Computer: IDC has identified Dynamics 365 Business Central as a leading ERP solution.  

The Microsoft platform provides powerful and modern capabilities for mid-sized businesses. It has also proven ideal for many of our customers in industries such as manufacturing, distribution, home builders, and rentals. 

IDC named Dynamics 365 Business Central in the 2024 MarketScape Report for SaaS and cloud-enabled small business ERP applications. As shown below, Dynamics 365 Business Central is one of the top solutions in the Leaders category: 

                                                          IDC MarketScape Vendor Assessment of Worldwide SaaS    and Cloud-Enabled Small Business ERP Applications

IDC MarketScape Vendor Assessment of Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Small Business ERP Applications 

As IDC notes, Business Central provides a comprehensive business management cloud ERP solution that connects finance, sales, service, supply chain, projects, operations, reporting, and analytics. Built-in reports enable small and medium businesses to get real-time cash flow, identify financial patterns, and analyze trends. The solution also serves as an aid in business planning.  

Leverages Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence 

Customers can connect Business Central reports and charts with Microsoft Power BI to provide business analytics capabilities to accounting, sales, purchasing, and inventory teams. Users can also access Business Central data through tight integration with Microsoft 365 applications, such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and Teams.  

A more recent built-in integration that bolsters the performance of Business Central in the cloud is Microsoft Copilot. This artificial intelligence tool enables businesses to anticipate business needs and improve decision-making. Copilot also provides time-saving capabilities for accounting teams like automated bank reconciliation.  

The importance of selecting the right partner 

In the report, IDC points out that the first step to implementing an ERP system is to develop the right strategy and plan for implementation. Second, select the right implementation partner who can show you a hands-on demo with your live data to show the benefits to your business. Be sure the partner understands the regulations that impact your business and continues to support you on your journey after completing the deployment.  

One of the reasons so many of our customers have found success with Business Central is our ability to meet these requirements. We are on a mission to empower the businesses of today to be the giants of tomorrow. From implementation to day-to-day operations, we tailor and support Microsoft Dynamics solutions that drive business to success. Passion fuels our commitment while technological and industry expertise defines our craft. As your trusted advisor, we partner with you to navigate the evolving technology landscape for all things, big or small as we strive for limitless success with no boundaries. 

A key Western Computer offering many of our customers turn to for Business Central is Managed Support Services. We serve as a long-term advisor and help advance cloud strategies by providing guidance as new technology is released. Through our dedicated professionals, we also relieve customers from managing tools (including Microsoft Customer Engagement and Power BI) while accurately projecting support costs and limiting the extent of service incidents. 

Schedule a personalized demonstration 

If you have questions about the IDC report or Western Computer solutions, services, or training, contact us today. We would be glad to schedule a personalized demonstration of Dynamics 365, Power BI, and our industry-specific applications. 

About the Author

Amanda Sherry

As Director of Marketing at Western Computer, Amanda Sherry brings a wealth of knowledge from her nine-year tenure in the Microsoft Dynamics space. A seasoned professional who has worked extensively on the partner side, Amanda offers insights into Microsoft Dynamics applications' transformative impact on businesses.

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