Everything You Need to Know about Microsoft Power BI in Less than 2 Minutes?

Everything You Need to Know about Microsoft Power BI in Less than 2 Minutes?

Microsoft Power BI puts a world of data, analytics, and insights at your fingertips. Can you learn everything about the world of Power BI in less than 2 minutes? Of course not. But this 91-second video is a solid introduction that is sure to pique your interest.

Cloud, Mobile, and On-Premises

Power BI is a cloud-based business analytics service that provides a single view of your most critical business data and allows you to monitor the health of your business, in real time, using a live dashboard. You can access your data on the go, anytime, from anywhere, with native Power BI Mobile apps.

There’s also the Power BI Report Server for on-premises report deployment, so you can deploy and distribute interactive Power BI reports—and traditional paginated reports—within the boundaries of your organization’s firewall.

Bond Consulting Services caters to clients who have a powerful need to know! They want to…

Go from data to insights, to action

Power BI transforms your data into rich visuals, like this one, that you can organize any way you want so that you can see all your data through a single pane of glass.

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI allows you to:

·         Make data-driven decisions

Live Power BI dashboards and reports include visualizations and KPIs from your data in the cloud and on-premises, offering a consolidated view across your business, regardless of where your data lives.

·         Build intelligence into your apps

Make all your apps smarter when you collect and infuse all the data captured across your organization. Bring the power of the Business Application Platform, Power BI, and your apps together to deliver actionable insights.

·         Use the Common Data Service for Analytics

Remove data silos to drive intelligence across your organization by connecting data from Dynamics 365 and your other business apps with the Common Data Service for Analytics.

91 Seconds and 321 Words

We have attempted to capture the essence of Power BI and cover the salient points In 91 seconds and 321 words. We would love the opportunity to tell you more!

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Everything You Need to Know about Microsoft Office 365 in Less than 2 Minutes? 


Everything You Need to Know about Microsoft Office 365 in Less than 2 Minutes?

Everything You Need to Know about Microsoft Office 365 in Less than 2 Minutes?

Seriously? Is it really possible to learn everything you need to know about Office 365 in less than 2 minutes? Well, maybe not everything. Because if that were actually possible, Office 365 wouldn’t be a very comprehensive solution. But, in less than 2 minutes we can provide the highlights.

So set your stopwatch

Here’s a video that runs exactly 1 minute and 54 seconds. It’s an introduction to Office 365 Midsize Business which offers Exchange Online for hosted email, SharePoint Online for documents sharing, Lync Online for video conferencing and instant messaging…and much more.

What IS Microsoft Office 365?

It’s the Office you know and love and use every day, plus the tools to help you work better together, so you can get more done – anytime, anywhere. What tools are we talking about? Everything from secure business-class email to collaboration and virtual telephony.

What IS Microsoft Office 365

Better together

Office 365 consists of multiple applications that work together natively to provide an all-in-one solution. The key point being that instead of separate, disparate applications for email, file sharing, and video conferencing – applications that don’t talk to each other – the Office 365 hub combines everything for you. And when they’re purpose-built to work together, they work better.

And…

There’s Exchange Online to simplify and organize your email, OneDrive for cloud storage, Skype for unlimited online and video conferencing, and the SharePoint mobile, intelligent intranet for enhanced collaboration across your organization.

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Award-Winning Microsoft Dynamics Software from an Award-Winning Partner


Software Is a Commodity. Customer Service Is the Differentiator!

Software Is a Commodity. Customer Service Is the Differentiator!

Do your customers care what software you’re running? Trust me. They don’t.

What they do care about is service. They demand a superior customer experience, fondly known in our industry as the CX. And that’s exactly what Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Service delivers. It empowers your customer service team to delight your customers with Microsoft's end-to-end service and support management software.

It’s the differentiator that you’ve been looking for to climb to the top rung of the ladder in your industry.

Key Differentiators of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Service

Dynamics 365 supports ticket tracking so you can track and manage customer support tickets generated via email, phone, or web. It supports process flow so you can move tickets across configurable process flows to track their progress and gain valuable insight. It includes an internal knowledge base wiki that provides templated and automated email responses to customer inquiries.

It’s customizable to meet your specific customer service team needs. It introduces a self-service portal that allows your customers to submit and manage their own tickets. And there are interactive dashboards and reports that provide day to day insights on support trends, activities, and social media interaction.

Key Benefits of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Service

Earn loyalty

Increase brand loyalty and advocacy by providing personalized and contextual interactions across the customer journey, through any channel and from any device.

Empower agents

Provide your agents with everything they need to deliver a more personalized, effective standard of service – using tools that are at their fingertips, from a single application.

Stay agile

Adjust at the pace of innovation through actionable insights that anticipate the rapidly changing needs of customers and your brand.

Key Reasons to Choose Bond Consulting Services

Bond Consulting Services (BCS) operates out of Long Beach, California, where our expert team of consultants assists clients with their ERP and CRM needs. Our team members have backgrounds in business and management. They include many former CFOs, CIOs, and Controllers. Our consultants have more than 100 years of combined experience and industry knowledge to help your business climb to the top of your industry.

With more than 17 years of industry experience, we are confident in our ability to deliver on the solutions we provide and proud of our extensive expertise and unparalleled understanding of Microsoft’s suite of products and how they work together.

We pride ourselves on adding exceptional value to our customers by delivering outstanding customer experiences and providing proactive relationship management through our award-winning relationships with Microsoft and industry associations.

Visit us at www.BondConsultingServices.com or just pick up the phone and call 562.988.3451.


Retail Software Powered by the Microsoft Cloud: Oh My

Retail Software Powered by the Microsoft Cloud: Oh My

Retailers delight!

You’re going to love the Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP software solution for retail. It offers the functionality you need for your business to thrive, and it’s powered by the Microsoft cloud. It’s an end-to-end solution that helps retailers create amazing customer experiences, support their employees, optimize operations, and transform their products.

With Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Retail you will be able to:

  • Drive unified commerce - Increase revenue, customer satisfaction, and brand loyalty by delivering a consistent shopping experience.
  • Create a modern store experience - Manage stores efficiently, increase sales, and instantly adapt to the changing needs of your customers.
  • Effectively manage merchandising - Improve ROI and product demand by centrally managing merchandising, including product information, categories, assortment, and pricing.
  • Optimize operations through insights – Reduce fulfillment costs, improve inventory utilization, and efficiently manage your business by using customer and operational insights.
  • Innovate with a modern and adaptable platform – Drive innovation with an application that is easy to tailor, extend, and connect to other apps and services that you already use.

This video overview, albeit less than 3 minutes long, is worth 1,000 words about the benefits of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Retail.

Watch now:

Now, take the next step.

Contact Bond Consulting Services, a national consulting firm that empowers organizations across the United States to thrive in a digitally transformed world. We operate out of Long Beach, California, where our expert team assists clients with their ERP and CRM needs. Visit us at www.BondConsultingServices.com or just pick up the phone and call 562.988.3451.


Our Top 5 Microsoft Dynamics Blogs

Our Top 5 Microsoft Dynamics Blogs

We love Microsoft Dynamics; it’s in our DNA. And we love blogging about it, too. So in case, you’ve missed some of our most popular posts, here’s our editor’s choice top 5.

  1. You Should Choose Microsoft Dynamics GP Because…

…with Microsoft Dynamics GP, you can manage your business, from financials to inventory and operations, on any device, from anywhere, at any time.

And because Dynamics GP is a crowd pleaser. GP will please your finance team because with Dynamics GP they can easily manage cash, assets, budgets, and banking with built-in analytics and account-level security. GP will please your accounting team because with Dynamics GP accounting departments of any size can easily track enterprise-wide data using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). GP will please your operations team because with Dynamics GP they can easily track and manage production, inventory, orders, returns, and vendors. Read on…

  1. We Do Microsoft Dynamics! Do You?

When I think about the role that Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM have played in our clients’ businesses, all of the above are true. Microsoft Dynamics has absolutely been a force of positive change and progress for our clients. They rely on Dynamics software to run their businesses because it is not a static solution. It is constantly being updated to meet the changing demands of the economy and market imperatives. Dynamics help our clients scale as they grow. It helps them compete in increasingly competitive markets. It helps them gain critical business insights that translate into informed decisions.

That’s why we do Dynamics. How about you? Read on…

       3. You Should Choose Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Because…

…Business Central is the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution that will help you grow beyond the limits of your basic accounting software. Built and optimized for small and medium-sized businesses, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) application that can be paired with Office 365 and other Dynamics 365 components for a fully integrated experience. It’s called Business Central because it eliminates the silos that are often the root cause of complexity. Once you’ve seen what Business Central can do for your company, you’ll understand how it will become the power behind your business strategy. Read on…

  1. You Should Choose Microsoft Dynamics 365 Because…

…We believe that to accelerate your digital transformation; you need a new type of business application. One that breaks down the silos between CRM and ERP, that’s powered by data and intelligence and helps capture new business opportunities. That’s Microsoft Dynamics 365, powered by the Microsoft Cloud. Dynamics 365 consists of multiple applications that work together to provide an all-in-one solution. It’s extraordinarily flexible and scalable. And in terms of features and functionality, it’s beyond compare. Dynamics 365 has the functionality to meet not just your finance and operations requirements, but your sales, marketing, and customer service needs as well. Read on…

  1. But really…what IS Microsoft Dynamics 365

I bet you’ve heard this statement before: “There’s no such thing as a stupid question.” When it comes to Microsoft Dynamics 365, there was never a truer statement. Because if you are confused about Microsoft’s new business solution product lineup, you are definitely not alone. The names and branding for their Dynamics ERP and CRM solutions have changed so often since Dynamics 365 was released in 2016, it is hard to keep up. In fact, and in case you haven’t noticed, they don’t even use the terms ERP and CRM anymore. That’s why Bond Consulting Services (BCS) is so pleased to bring you this new, free white paper: “But really…what is Dynamics 365?” Read on…

Take the next step

Bond Consulting Services is a national consulting firm that empowers organizations across the United States to thrive in a digitally transformed world. We operate out of Long Beach, California, where our expert team assists clients with their ERP and CRM needs. Visit us at www.BondConsultingServices.com or just pick up the phone and call 562.988.3451.


But really…what IS Microsoft Dynamics 365

But really…what IS Microsoft Dynamics 365

I bet you’ve heard this statement before: “There’s no such thing as a stupid question.”

When it comes to Microsoft Dynamics 365, there was never a truer statement. Because if you are confused about Microsoft’s new business solution product lineup, you are definitely not alone. The names and branding for their Dynamics ERP and CRM solutions have changed so often since Dynamics 365 was released in 2016, it is hard to keep up. In fact, and in case you haven’t noticed, they don’t even use the terms ERP and CRM anymore.

That’s why Bond Consulting Services (BCS) is so pleased to bring you this new, free white paper:
“But really…what is Dynamics 365?”

White Paper: But really…what is Dynamics 365

This white paper is short enough to be an easy read and long enough to answer all of your questions. It begins with a bird’s-eye view and Dynamics 365 and then moves on to answer questions such as: “…but wait, how about Dynamics 365 Business Central?” And then there’s an entire section dedicated to “Common questions about the other Dynamics solutions” followed by a chapter on “Which one do I need?” And we don’t mince words. We tell it like it is:

“Small to mid-market companies with moderate operational complexity will be well served by Business Central and overwhelmed by Finance & Operations. Business Central can be deployed rapidly with moderate costs and licensing is inexpensive relative to other solutions with similar capabilities. Larger midmarket to enterprise companies with significant operational complexity will benefit from Finance and Operations. It can be extended and customized to meet the requirements of most large organizations, but the implementation efforts are extensive.”

Nor do we shy away from providing pricing information in the white paper. In fact, we’ve published the monthly per-user pricing, effective January 2019, for both Dynamics 365 and Business Central.

The only question we have for you is: Are you ready to read all about it?

If your answer is yes, then just click here, enter your name and email, and the white paper is yours. Read it, share it with your team, and then contact us for more information. Or just “dial” (562) 988-3451.

Because if you still have questions, we’ve got answers.

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You Should Choose Microsoft Dynamics 365 Because…
You Should Choose Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Because…


You Should Choose Microsoft Dynamics 365 Because…

You Should Choose Microsoft Dynamics 365 Because…

It would be so great if the choice of an ERP system was as
straight forward as the choice between and
apple and a sugar frosted donut. If only it was that easy. The reality is that
when choosing an ERP solution, you’re faced with a very crowded field. I’d even
bet that you could find an ERP software system for every letter of the
alphabet, maybe even 2 or 3 products per letter.

Separating
the wheat from the chaff

So what’s a person to do when faced with so many choices? A
good first step is to separate the wheat from the chaff. If you’re a small to medium-sized business, you can eliminate
high-end, highly costly solutions such as Oracle. If you’re a manufacturer, you
can eliminate solutions that are specifically designed for nonprofits, such as
Blackbaud. For you, as a small to medium manufacturing company, Oracle and
Blackbaud are the chaff, the options that you discard right off the bat.

Depending on your company size and industry sector, you can
start to narrow down your options.

Finding
“the one”

Still, you’ll be left with more choices than you could
possibly have the time or energy to look at. How do you find “the one,” the
solution that is the business equivalent of a soulmate?

“The one” is a pretty tall order. It’s rare to find an ERP
solution that’s perfect. Typically, even the best fit might only take you to
the 5-yard line out of the box, and you’ll need to do some configuring to get
to your ultimate goal.

But the more flexible, scalable, and feature/functionality
rich a solution is, the more likely it is to get you there.

You
should choose Microsoft Dynamics 365 because…

That’s why Bond Consulting Services (BCS)
is recommending Microsoft
Dynamics 365
as “the one.” We believe that to accelerate your
digital transformation, you need a new type of business application. One that
breaks down the silos between CRM and ERP, that’s powered by data and intelligence and helps capture new business
opportunities. That’s Microsoft Dynamics 365, powered by the Microsoft Cloud.

Dynamics 365 consists of multiple applications that work
together to provide an all-in-one solution. It’s extraordinarily flexible and
scalable. And in terms of features and functionality, it’s beyond compare.
Dynamics 365 has the functionality to meet not just your finance and operations
requirements, but your sales, marketing, and customer service needs as well.

Plus human resources, project service automation, field
service management (FSM), and omnichannel
management for retailers. It’s perfect for manufacturers and distributors, too.

Take the next step

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to schedule a demo.
Would you prefer to schedule a free consultation with one of our product
experts? Click here to schedule
a free consultation
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directly, just
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You Should Choose Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Because…

You Should Choose Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Because…

Your business is busy. It’s demanding,
complex, evolving. There are a lot of moving pieces. You need a sustainable
strategy for keeping it all together, for staying ahead of the curve and
managing complexity.

That’s why you should choose Microsoft
Dynamics 365 Business Central, because…

Business Central is the ERP
(Enterprise Resource Planning) solution that will help you grow beyond the limits
of your basic accounting software. Built and optimized for small and
medium-sized businesses, Microsoft
Dynamics 365 Business Central
is a cloud-based software as a service
(SaaS) application that can be paired with Office 365 and other Dynamics 365 components
for a fully integrated experience.

It’s called Business Central because
it eliminates the silos that are often the root cause of complexity. Once
you’ve seen what Business Central can do for your company, you’ll understand
how it will become the power behind your business strategy.

“Implementing
Dynamics 365 Business Central has helped us better define our
business processes by localizing all of our financial data into one tool …
and working with Bond Consulting Services has helped us
streamline and manage our business, end-to-end.”

Jeff Thorn, Owner,
and CEO, Worklogic HR

Business
Central is a cut above other ERP solutions

Some of the capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics Business
Central are so basic and so obvious that you will have to wonder why other ERP
solutions don’t offer the same functionality. For example…

·        
Multiple costing
methods
allow you to valuate your inventory with the method you like best:
FIFO, Average, Standard, LIFO, or Specific.

·        
CRM integration means that you
only have to create a customer once.

·        
Mobile apps, which are
available for both iOS and Android, make it easier than ever to manage your
finances anytime, anywhere, on any device.

And the list goes on.

Implementing Dynamics
365 Business Central with Bond Consulting Services (BCS)
is simple, too

Because Bond Consulting offers three levels of fixed-price
implementation packages.

Business
Central Base: 2-Day Implementation

Our Base Implementation package is perfect for
organizations that are interested in handling the implementation on their own
and have previous experience with configuring CRM systems in the Cloud.

Business Central Standard: 2-Week Implementation

Perfect for organizations with an experienced
Controller that has implemented financial systems in the past and only needs
minimal assistance and training.

Business
Central Preferred: 6-Week Implementation

Our Preferred Package builds upon the Standard
Implementation Package and is perfect for organizations with an experienced
bookkeeper or CFO/Controller that require core financial processing.

Get in Touch with Bond. Learn More about Business Central.

We operate out of Long Beach, California, and it’s from there that our expert team assists clients with their ERP and CRM needs. Visit us at www.BondConsultingServices.com or just pick up the phone and call 562-988-3451.

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We Do Microsoft Dynamics! Do You?


We Do Microsoft Dynamics! Do You

We Do Microsoft Dynamics! Do You?

In the business world, Microsoft Dynamics is a household
name. As such, we rarely stop to think about how or why Microsoft chose the
name Dynamics for its suite of ERP and CRM software solutions. I was pondering
that question as I set about writing this blog. Is it related to terms like
fluid dynamics and aerodynamics? Perhaps it is.

According to the dictionary, as an adjective, “dynamic”
means:

  • (of a process or
    system) characterized by constant change, activity, or progress, as in “a
    dynamic economy.”
  • (of a person) positive in attitude and full of
    energy and new ideas

As a noun, it means: a force that stimulates change or progress within a system or process

What’s in a
name?

When I think about the role that Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM have played in our clients’ businesses, all of the above are true. Microsoft Dynamics has absolutely been a force of positive change and progress for our clients. They rely on Dynamics software to run their businesses because it is not a static solution. It is constantly being updated to meet the changing demands of the economy and market imperatives.

Dynamics help our
clients scale as they grow. It helps them compete in increasingly competitive
markets. It helps them gain critical business insights that translate into informed
decisions.

That’s why
we do Dynamics. How about you?

For your ERP needs, Bond Consulting Services (BCS) implements and supports:
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

For your CRM needs, BCS implements and supports:
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Marketing
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Service

For all of you who are looking for tools to help you work better together so you can get more done – anytime, anywhere, BCS implements and supports:
Microsoft Office 365

And for those of you who want better business intelligence (BI), BCS implements and supports:
Microsoft Power BI

Ready to
grow your business?

Visit us at www.BondConsultingServices.com
or just pick up the phone and call 562.988.3451.


Looking for an ERP Solution that Can Handle Your Mobile Workforce Requirements? Read on…

Looking for an ERP Solution that Can Handle Your Mobile Workforce Requirements? Read on…

Is mobile workforce management (MWM) the same as field
service management (FSM)? Many people use the two terms interchangeably. Others
make a fine distinction between the two – mobile workforce management being the
scheduling and overall administration of people in the field while field
service management is focused on the scheduling of the installation, repair,
and maintenance of physical assets in the field.

You can’t
have one without the other

I respect that distinction and yet I see them as two sides
of the same coin because you really can’t
have one without the other. Scheduling the installation, repair, or maintenance
of physical assets in the field requires the scheduling of the field service
technicians who are going to conduct those services.

There’s another commonality between the two, which is the
fact that many ERP software solutions do not support either or both. Supporting
a mobile workforce and the assets they maintain requires specialized
functionality to optimize both.

In theory, you can take almost any ERP solution and bolt a
third party field service component onto it. But why would you want to do that
as opposed to purchasing an ERP software system that natively integrates MWM
and FSM?

Choose
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Field Service

Microsoft
Dynamics 365 for Field Service
is powered by the Microsoft cloud.
The top 3 business benefits are:

  1. Revolutionizing
    the customer experience
    by keeping your customers informed during every
    interaction of the service lifecycle to increase brand loyalty and advocacy.

  2. Increasing
    top line revenue growth
    by
    transforming your field service organization from a reactive to a proactive
    service model that improves customer satisfaction and drives revenue.

  3. Reducing
    the cost to service
    using automation, analytics, and intelligence to
    provide predictive maintenance and allow technicians to become more productive.

You’ll find that Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Field Service
will increase customer satisfaction with intelligent scheduling, native mobile
support, and remote asset monitoring to get the job done right the first time.
The solution also provides optimized vehicle routing, contract management,
inventory management, and a 360-degree view of customer and case history from
the field.

Just imagine how much happier your field service employees
will be with all of that at their fingertips.

Take
the next step

Contact us. We are Bond Consulting Service (BCS), a national consulting firm that empowers organizations across the United States to thrive in a digitally transformed world.

BCS operates
out of Long Beach, California, and it’s from there that our expert team assists
clients with their software needs, be it ERP, CRM, or Talent. Visit us at www.BondConsultingServices.com
or just pick up the phone and call Bond at 562-988-3451.

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