WMS for companies outgrowing QuickBooks, Part 2

WMS for companies outgrowing QuickBooks, Part 2

In the first article in this series, we discussed the severe limitations of Intuit QuickBooks for businesses experiencing growth. In the world of warehouse management software (WMS) and tools, QuickBooks’ warehouse features lack scalability and overall functionality. It would be wise for businesses to investigate a long-term comprehensive solution that brings more value for cost than QuickBooks.

For our Miami clients, WhiteOwl offers the award-winning Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Business Central empowers businesses to do more while spending less.

“Business Central empowers businesses to do more while spending less”

What is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Business Central is a comprehensive business solution that allows companies to streamline processes and accelerate growth. It provides users with tools that help increase financial visibility, optimize the supply chain, deliver projects under budget, and boost sales and service.

With Business Central, users can enjoy a powerful productivity suite that has cross-platform integrations such as:

  • 24/7/365 support
  • Built-in app builder
  • Login and transactions manager
  • Inventory management
  • Upgrade management
  • Warehouse management
  • Non-warehouse shipping and receiving tools

Related article: Best practices for managing inventory

How is it better than QuickBooks?

Many QuickBooks users can attest that while the software is very useful, it does have its limits. At a certain point in a company’s growth, QuickBooks’ tools and functionalities simply become inadequate. Moreover, upgrading to its corporate level version is expensive and can tend to be disruptive.

What’s more, user roles don’t provide much flexibility and functionality for its users, and its security settings are error prone. For businesses that reach a certain number of clients or users, QuickBooks can tend to be difficult to manage, especially regarding sensitive data. Furthermore, the software is known for having light audit trails that leave insufficient information on data changes and transactions.

Even its minor gripes can become frustrating over time. QuickBooks has no multilingual functionality and its tools for intercompany reporting are inadequate at best. Business Central resolves all of these issues at the default level; it’s truly a one-stop solution for all your business needs.

With Business Central, you are assured that your activities meet regulatory and industry requirements. Its powerful capabilities allow businesses to:

  • Use web-based reporting portals
  • View purchase orders and compare them with accounts payables records
  • Seamlessly connect with a total reporting solution like Power BI
  • Assess sales team performance in order entry reports
  • Assign custom data access permissions to different users

How can I take warehouse management to the next level?

Business Central is already a big step in the right direction, but it still ups the ante with add-ons like Warehouse Insight (ask us about it!).

Business Central on its own provides more information and visibility of warehouse transactions but integrating Warehouse Insight gives users total control and insight on all warehouse activities your business needs.

Warehouse Insights’ key WMS features include the following:

  • Real-time access to inventory and production data
  • Support for industry-standard scanners and mobile terminals
  • License plating tools
  • Advanced inventory counting

Related article: Applications you can integrate with Business Central

Proper warehouse management isn’t an activity done on a whim; it’s an important component of business that should be afforded powerful computing and smart tools. Business Central with Warehouse Insights is a one-two punch that allows businesses to execute their growth strategy and stay on top of their operations.

Avail of the highly acclaimed Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and pair it with the powerful Warehouse Insight WMS today. We’ll make the transition simple, seamless, and nondisruptive. Contact us today to learn more.

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