Implementing Dynamics 365
Business Central

Dynamics 365 Business Central Implementation that’s the bee’s knees!

Talking to your Business as a Whole

Something that distinguishes us from other Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central resellers is our unique ‘Day in the Life’ Implementation Methodology.

We will talk to your business as a whole, discussing your typical day processes in simple terms. Instead of writing a massive document to capture all of these processes, we develop a model of your business within Dynamics 365 Business Central itself - your real data in a real Business Central environment - so you can see exactly what you’ll be getting.

So don’t despair

This means that you get a solution that you have seen working in context, with items, suppliers and customers you know, not just a big old document with lots of caveats and clauses. Far better than the regular documented approach, eh? Plus, we have unparalleled expertise and knowledge of Dynamics 365 Business Central (20+ years’ worth in fact!) so if you want a stress-free implementation with the best training and support you can get then we’re the partner for you.

Let's take a look at how the 'Day in the Life' methodology works!

The step-by-step process explained

Step 1. Demo

We generally demonstrate end-to-end processes in our initial meetings with you. We will often find areas that Dynamics 365 Business Central doesn’t currently have as standard and do initial ‘development to show’ work to be able to playback a process that would otherwise be a big hole and would otherwise not give you a good picture of what it would look like in your business! Real data is important in demonstrating what the system can do. If your business sells cheese, we will show you the system selling cheese not bikes!

Step 2. Day in the Life Workshops

Here we will go through how you would use Business Central and its processes. Again some configuration and development will help the process along to show the flow. Of course, here too we use real data to help you understand and visualise within the context of your business. Processes are end-to-end flows to help your different departments understand how the pieces fit together.

Step 3. Implementation Phase

Here we really get to work - we go through the Day in the Life processes that we ran through with you in the previous stages and build what’s been imagined!

Step 4. Day in the Life Playbacks

Next we use playbacks to clarify and communicate the project progress as we move forward with implementation. These playbacks help you and the project teams on both sides (yours and The 365 People’s) gain confidence in the progression of the project as well as providing an opportunity to sanity check decisions and discuss the visibility of interdepartmental communication needs (e.g. when I receive stock it appears on your screen (role centre) so you know we have had a receipt).

Step 5. User Acceptance Training and Testing

At this point it’s all about training and testing. Training and testing follow the same Day in the Life scripts developed in stages 1-4 meaning that at the testing stage you really are using the system in the same way that you will when it’s live.

Step 6. Pre-Live Playbacks

Hurrah – we are now at the final ‘Are we ready?’ playback! This allows us all, including your management and project teams, to assess readiness. This is a key user driven playback (not driven by us at The 365 People). This is because, at this stage the key users should be able to demonstrate their capability to process all Day in the Life scenarios. Basically – if you can’t work through a Day in the Life scenario with the system at this stage then it isn’t ready to go live! All your live data will be imported so you can assess it too. Provided you are happy all your scenarios can be worked through without a hitch then we are ready to GO LIVE! Pop the champagne, sit back and enjoy your seamless ERP do all the hard work for you!

So there you have it – A ‘Day in the Life’ Business Central Implementation – the ultimate way to implement an ERP system! Obviously we think that our Day in the Life approach is the bees-knees but don't take it from us - here's what those who have experienced it first-hand have to say about it!

What People Say About Us

We were incredibly impressed with their approach and it is a decision we have never regretted. Nigel Cudlipp, Finance Director, The Foundling MuseumRead the case study
The difference with The NAV | 365 People was their approach; they wanted to understand how we worked so they could augment the solution to our needs rather than the other way around. It was a refreshing difference. Russ Melrose, Interim MD & IT Director at Wilkinson HealthcareRead the case study
The approach was straightforward and transparent; we knew exactly what needed to be done and how much it would cost, we felt we could move forward with confidence. Rob Goodair, IT Director at Europlus DirectRead the case study
They listened to our needs and didn’t try to fit us into some predefined mould. Caroline Aylward, Operations Manager at AltfieldRead the case study
They took a forensic approach to understanding our business, they asked questions and really listened to our requirements. They delivered a solution tailored to us and were unfazed by any of our questions or requests. Gary Lord, Trago MillsRead the case study
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