Greater financial insights, better financial control, and improved cash flow.
Streamline accounts receivables and payables, and speed-up financial closings with real-time financial reporting.
Manage intercompany transactions and inventory costs in one single system.
Consolidate financial data from multiple sources and locations, and gain end-to-end views of your business.
Improve forecasting with advanced modelling and analytics - recognise patterns and trends, and make decisions that will change your business.
Supply Chain Management
Optimise inventory, reduce shortages of goods and make profit.
Built-in inventory intelligence: control your inventory in real-time, replenish what you need when you need it, and lower your over-stocks.
Accurate reporting and improved decision-making: compile inventory, purchase and sales data into real-time reports. Build reports on the fly and comply with industry reporting standards.
Automate purchasing and approvals and other common repetitive tasks with easy to create workflows. Gain fast, error-free order processing, and identify and fix errors in the process.
Warehouse management: gain a holistic view of your warehouse and deliver orders on time. Stay in control of all goods transactions and movements at all times.
Control over project resources, budgets, timings, and profitability.
Benefit from managing project related tasks in one system - job configuration, resource planning, timesheets, costs, project invoicing and material usage - and monitor the process in real-time.
Stay in full control of your projects at all times - control budgets, deadlines, resources, profitability and react on time.
Support your teams and business on the go with great mobile support and consistent, familiar user experience across all devices.
Agile manufacturing processes.
Describe product structure and production process with versioned single-level or multi-level Bill of Materials and routings of desired complexity.
Manage Production Orders through their lifecycle of Simulated, Planned, Firm Planned, Released and Finished statuses.
Manage subcontracting operations from material, scheduling, and cost view.
Use Demand Forecasting to create anticipated demands caused by sales and production requirements.
Plan optimal capacity (Machines, People, Tools) usage with MPS (Master Production Schedule) capabilities.
Post Outputs and Consumptions manually or automatically (flushing principle).
Sales and service management
Boost sales and improve customer service.
Work on different devices: Manage the complete quote-to-cash process with the same experience from any of the available user interfaces on your desktop, tablet or phone client running Windows, IOS or Android.
Use Office 365 tools to manage data and processes: Create quotes, process orders, and submit invoices without ever leaving Outlook by using the Outlook add-in. Access live data directly from Excel to update items, orders, and other data. Customise outgoing documents (quotes, shipment notes, invoices) in Word.
Effective management of the sales process: keep track of all customer interactions and gain from built-in up-selling and cross-selling recommendations. Stay in control of your funnel, focus on the leads that matter, and bring in more revenue with Dynamics 365 Sales.
Advanced customer service: handle requests and inquiries on time, respond quickly to changes in demand, and solve your customers’ problems before they become major issues with Dynamics 365 Customer Service.
Analytics & Reporting
Benefit from pre-developed reporting and support your business decisions
Pre-developed BI reporting with extension capabilities for different aspects of sales, purchasing and inventory.
Advanced financial reporting: financial controlling, cash flow planning and reporting, receivables and payables reporting.
Predict what's next for your business and play with different scenarios with ‘What if’ analysis.
Integrated smart notification capabilities through Essential Business Insights displayed on users’ Role Centre (Dashboard) pages.
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During the run-up period, the BE-terna team worked closely with our own project teams so that they could assess the full complexity of the business models we use. Together we worked out the ideal solution package for ALPINA.
Florian Bovensiepen , Member of the ALPINA management