ERP in the Cloud: A Bright Spot in the Pandemic

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I wouldn’t go quite so far as to say that it’s a silver lining in this devastating pandemic. However, due to the pandemic, we have learned a lot about doing business and finding ways to continue our operations, all in the face of COVID-19.

If your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is in the cloud, then everyone in your organization can have remote access to it any time and from anywhere, so that they can work remotely and not skip a beat. Of course, UPS delivery drivers cannot work remotely. Amazon pick and pack employees cannot work remotely. Nor can the team on the shop floor of a widget manufacturing company.

But the executive and administrative folks can work remotely and do!

As a result, enterprises have learned how to work with a significant percentage of their teams that do not report to the office every morning. This has broken down certain barriers and created new opportunities. For example, less office space is required, and some of those overhead costs can be reduced. We can hire highly talented people who do not reside within a commuting distance from our offices. They could be anywhere, even outside of the U.S. Now, I’ve heard people say: What about the time zone differences? Well, as a Microsoft Dynamics partner, we work with Microsoft teams across the globe, and we have easily accommodated those differences. It’s easier than you might think.

The fact is that even after the pandemic, many, if not most companies, will continue to have a sizable remote staff. It will be the new normal.

What if your ERP is NOT in the cloud?

If that’s the case, then it’s high time for you to consider moving your ERP to the cloud. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central has been the top choice for Liberty Grove’s clients to do so. Let’s take a quick look at the benefits of upgrading to Business Central.

When you move to Business Central, you will be able to take advantage of new functionality, such as:

  • Web Client that allows access to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central from any browser

  • Assembly Manager for kitting and light manufacturing fully integrated into your supply chain

  • Improved Integration with SharePoint, allowing you to share information with people both inside and outside your organization

  • Performance Improvements from tighter integration with SQL Server

  • Reporting Enhancements with next-generation RDLC

  • Improved Cost Accounting and cash flow forecasting capabilities

  • New Supply Planning Parameters for greater control over the planning engine

We would love to tell you more about it.

Take the next step, passez à l'étape suivante, to beat the restrictions of a COVID-19 workplace.

Contact Liberty Grove Software for more information.

Call 630-858-7388 or email

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