SOFTWARE PACKAGES

Aston Berkeley will assist you in selecting the correct software package to ensure you have the best possible solution. Our focus is on providing a full business solution to help you run your business as efficiently as possible.

We have many offerings covering all areas of your business. 

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Dynamics Business Central

Dynamics Business Central is specifically designed for small and medium sized businesses looking for an all-in-one business management solution that’s easy to use, adapt to and similar to that of Dynamics NAV but in the Cloud.

It allows your business to be able to turn multiple disconnected systems into one as well as being able to boost efficiency with automated tasks and workflows all from within your everyday Office 365 tools such as Word, Outlook and Excel. Furthermore, Business Central can be implemented as an upgrade on your existing entry-level accounting software or legacy ERP system which enables you to manage finances, operations, sales and customer service functions from within one place.

Manage your Financials

Make informed decisions: Connect data across accounting, sales, purchasing, inventory, and customer interactions to get an end-to-end view of your business. Chart financial performance in real time with built-in Power BI dashboards.

Accelerate financial close & reporting: Streamline accounts receivables / payables, and automatically reconcile accounts to close and report on financials quickly and accurately, while maintaining compliance.

Improve forecast accuracy: Refine financial forecasts by modelling and analysing data across multiple dimensions. Customise reports using seamless Microsoft Excel integration.

How we help?

We start by conducting a comprehensive review of your business and its current processes. Our team of Dynamics 365 Business Central experts listen to your issues and help identify the root cause. We formulate a plan, in collaboration with your team, and work to implement and install whatever system you need in order to get the results you want.

Microsoft Dynamics Nav

Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Microsoft Dynamics is a specific department of Microsoft with the aim to capture the S.M.E. Business market place worldwide in much the same way it has done for operating systems and Microsoft Office.

Dynamics NAV is a full E.R.P. system which provides Financial, Service, Manufacturing and Warehouse systems. The system is saleable so can be utilised by both small and large organisations.

Modern businesses need an information system that:

  • Provides quick answers about their business.
  • Helps them get the most out of their customer relationships.
  • Allows them to respond fast and effectively to rapidly changing market conditions.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is an integrated solution that helps you manage your business. It allows you to operate exactly the way you want and provides the tools to quickly obtain the information you need to stay competitive and up-to date.

By integrating all of your business management information you will able to get more out of your customer relationships, whilst at the same time become equipped with the tools needed to keep pace in a dynamic business environment.

If you're looking to upgrade your existing system or to create a brand new system, give us a call to discuss your requirements and we'll be happy to help.

Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365

In recent years, Microsoft has been steadily growing their subscriber count for their cloud-based product, Office 365. In April 2020, Microsoft rebranded its Office 365 subscription plans as Microsoft 365, so now both their home and business offerings fall under the same branding.

What is Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based subscription service for home and business users, that includes Office applications, cloud storage, and other features dependent on your plan. Whether you’re an individual, a small or midsize business, large enterprise, school or not-for-profit, there’s a plan for you.

Dynamics 365

Dynamics 365

Good customer relationships are at the heart of every successful business. Until recently the tools needed to effectively manage this have been geared towards large organisations with extensive resources. Now all that has changed.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a powerful solution that meets the resources and needs of small and medium sized businesses, helping them to build more profitable customer relationships.

It is an easy to use and flexible solution that consists of separate, but integrated, sales and customer service modules. It allows you and your employees to make informed decisions, increase sales success and provide the highest levels of customer service.

By providing you with access to the right information, at the right time and in the right place, it will allow you to:

  • Increase your sales success.
  • Accurately forecast sales.
  • Deliver superior customer service.
  • Make informed and agile decisions.
  • Share information across your business and with customers and partners.
  • Automate your business processes.
  • Provide an integrated solution, in conjunction with other Microsoft Business solutions and Microsoft Office, right across your entire business.
  • Ensure you achieve a rapid return on investment.

If you want to discuss the potential of Microsoft Dynamics CRM in more detail, or would like to receive a quote for installation, setup and/or support, call Aston Berkeley Systems.

Difference between Microsoft 365 and Office 365

Previously Microsoft 365 was a business product from Microsoft, which included Office applications. Microsoft 365 Business was the highest tier of their business plans, with Office 365 Business Essentials and Premium plans underneath. 

From April 2020, Office 365 Home and Personal plans and Office 365 Business plans now all fall under the banner of Microsoft 365. Microsoft says the name change is designed in part to help business customers better understand which plan is best for them, promoting the rebranding as “new name, same great value, same price.” 

If you already were an Office 365 subscriber for business or personal use, you don’t have to do anything, your subscription will have automatically rolled over to Microsoft 365. If you’re unfamiliar with the plans available or you want to know which option is best for you, get in contact with us today so we can answer all your questions. 

Microsoft 365 in a Nutshell 

Wrapping it up if you already are a subscriber to Office 365, you’ll have the new Microsoft 365 and all its features without having to do anything. If you were on the fence about whether or not to get a subscription to Microsoft 365, hopefully, this article would have helped you to make a decision.

If you just want the Office apps without any of the additional features on one device, and you don’t mind paying for the license fee again should there be any upgrades, then purchasing Office 2019 one-off might be a good option. 

But if you’re looking for something that provides more than just the Office apps and is accessible on different devices with future upgrades and features at no extra cost, a Microsoft 365 subscription is your best bet.

The one thing to remember is that we’re here to answer all of your questions you might have about subscription plans, upgrading your current license or any other questions you might have regarding Microsoft 365.

 

Mimecast

Mimecast

Unified Email Management

With over 10,000 customers and 3 million users Mimecast is a leader in enterprise cloud services for the security, archiving and management of email. The company’s email security and cloud archiving services are built on Mimecast’s world-leading secure CLOUD platform and optimised for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365.

All inbound, outbound and internal emails are stored in Mimecast's resilient and secure archive in accordance with centrally managed retention policies. Unique integration with Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft SharePoint offers users a bottomless mailbox and uninterrupted email should your corporate email systems fail. All service functionality is managed from a single administration console with no additional on premise hardware required, significantly reducing the overall complexity of managing your email.

  • E-mail continuity to automatically switch your e-mail service to the cloud, should your internal exchange go down.
  • Advanced signatures that can dynamically change dependant on the sender or recipient, including images and full Exchange LDAP synchronisation.
  • Extensive spam & virus protection to ensure harmful material never makes it past the cloud.
  • Review suspicious emails –Email is held in the cloud before they enter your network.
  • Central web-based administration console.
  • The Personal Mimecast Portal: log in with your e-mail address and domain password from anywhere in the world to send/receive your work mail.
  • Email Archiving - A dynamically scalable, secure, cloud-based archive that delivers near real-time searches and seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Outlook. Mimecast Email Archive is a secure, scalable, cloud-based archive that can significantly reduce the complexity of your email infrastructure. Mimecast's unrivalled integration with Microsoft Outlook gives users a bottomless mailbox, while superior mailbox management capability helps reduce the load on Microsoft Exchange.

Sage

Sage provides cost-effective entry level systems for small to medium sized companies that do not need the enhanced functionality of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.
Sage comes in many different variations, each one catering to specific needs such as account and payroll services. Having a Sage system can provide massive improvements in productivity due to time saved and processes becoming streamlined. Sage integrates with multiple other large software packages and offers additional functionality, running alongside you existing system.

We sell Sage products and also configure them to run in almost any business situation, ensuring that you're getting the most out of your new software package. We offer a support package alongside the installation, which provides you with an easy to reach technical support desk where your problem will be dealt with promptly and professionally by staff with lots of Sage experience.

To find out which Sage product will suit you and your business needs, give us a call. We have more than twenty years of experience working with Sage products and even develop our own add-ons like the Sage BatchRecorder and Sage LocationRecorder.

If you're sure that you need a software package like Sage but are unsure of what alternatives exist or would like to know information about costs and setup processes, contact us today and we'll be happy to help.