MS Dynamics GP

How Microsoft Office 365 can Elevate your Microsoft Dynamics GP Solution

February 9, 2017
MS Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 elevates the functionalities and capabilities of your Microsoft Dynamics GP solution by offering a variety of user-friendly, cloud-based applications.

These can help you increase the productivity of your resources, take your reporting and analytical capabilities to the next level, as well as promote collaboration and sharing across your organization. This makes Office 365 an incredibly powerful tool to have for any business.

Increase Resource Productivity

By integrating your Office 365 and Dynamics GP functionalities, your daily tasks and operations can be carried out more efficiently thanks to the variety of tools at your disposal, starting with indispensable applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook. As many businesses already use these products, your users will most likely be working with tools that they are already familiar with. If not, the user-friendly interface ensures that they will be able to get the hang of it quickly, increasing the chance of a high adoption rate across your organization.

Streamline Your Business Processes

The cloud-based platform also brings together your various tools in one place, reducing the time spent switching back and forth between applications, while helping your resources increase their efficiency and productivity by providing them with the right tools for the task. For instance, within Dynamics GP you can modify and use Word templates to generate your invoices, email them to clients with Outlook, and then export a list of overdue accounts in Excel to your collections agent.

Obtain More Insight into Your Business

With Office 365, you can also improve your reporting and data analysis capabilities. Data can be exported to Excel for ad hoc reporting or to create refreshable reports that can be linked to your GP databases for real-time information that can be reviewed on a more regular basis. Add Microsoft Power BI to your reporting tools and it will help you uncover more insights into your organization and bring your business intelligence capabilities to the next level. For instance, you can import data from a variety of sources, including Excel workbooks, into Power BI to visualize and analyze your information more efficiently. You can either connect or embed Power BI graphs to your GP homepage for enhanced analytical capabilities, allowing you to make the most out of the information contained in your financial system for quick assessments and informed decisions.

Promote Collaboration and Sharing

This platform also connects the various applications of Office 365 together so that your resources have access to the tools that they need at all times. It promotes collaboration and the sharing of files and documents throughout your company, optimizing communication between members, teams and departments, and ensuring that everyone has access to the latest data. Users can work on the same documents simultaneously, with changes being reflected in real time from wherever the others are working, increasing their productivity and efficiency by unlocking many possibilities for collaboration and teamwork.

By improving the productivity, business intelligence capabilities and collaboration of your organization, Office 365 will become an essential tool for you to elevate your reporting and analytical capabilities in order to continue to leverage the wealth of data within your Dynamics GP solution.

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