Savage Arms modernizes company-wide accounting solution by upgrading Microsoft Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central
Meet Savage Arms
Savage Arms has been a customer of 360 Visibility since 2004, and is a leading gun manufacturer with operations in USA and Canada. 360 Visibility initially implemented Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains Software for their company-wide accounting solution.
With recent Microsoft Cloud technology, Savage Arms now has the ability to transform their legacy accounting software with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central in order to increase productivity, automate workflows, enhance business processes and innovate with the Microsoft Cloud platform.
Migrating to the cloud means fewer servers and less hardware, which translates into lower cooling and space requirements at Savage Arms. Cloud computing gives businesses the ability to help mitigate the consumption of energy, reduce their carbon footprint and move toward a greener, smarter future for all.
Software as a service provides many benefits to Savage Arms including eliminating the need for future costly hardware and software updates, hardware management, annual Microsoft enhancement feeds and infrastructure support for the application and hardware.
Current Situation & Challenges
Savage Arms’ Microsoft Partner – 360 Visibility – initially implemented Dynamics GP in 2004 and provided on-going support as well as an upgrade to the latest Dynamics GP version in 2013. With the current Dynamics Great Plains 2013 now end-of-life and no longer receiving updates or security fixes from Microsoft, Savage Arms was faced with two upgrade paths: upgrade to Dynamics GP 2018 on-premises, or upgrade to Business Central online.
Understanding the benefits of cloud solution, Savage Arms opted to upgrade Great Plains to the latest version of Business Central. The Business Central upgrade process will provide Savage Arms with greatly enhanced functionality, efficiency, security, and productivity.
In addition, several legacy in-house functions for manufacturing and quality assurance are now available natively in Business Central, thereby simplifying their application code ensuring optimal connectivity with other Microsoft solutions being used, such as, Office 365 and Azure Cloud.
This is achieved through the implementation of new modules in Dynamics 365 Business Central for:
- General Ledger
- Bank Reconciliation
- Multi-currency Management
- Inventory Management
- Payables Management
- Purchasing Management
- Receivables Management
- Sales Order Processing
- Warehouse, including mobile data collection
Working with 360 Visibility
360 Visibility Inc. brings over 23+ years of combined management consulting experience and over 150+ years of combined project expertise implementing Microsoft Dynamics. Our strengths evaluating and implementing company-wide accounting solutions, supported by a relentless commitment to ensuring project objectives support and align with our customers’ strategic imperatives, create a compelling value proposition.
Our understanding of business processes, reporting requirements, financial applications and industry best practices ensures that our interactions with your internal teams are productive and meaningful.
Since we dealt with 360 Visibility before for an upgrade to one of our other ERP systems, we decided to reach out to them and see what they had to offer this time around. They are also a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner so the partnership made sense.
As Dynamics 365 Business Central implementation experts, our team was uniquely positioned to migrate Savage Arms from Dynamics Great Plains to Business Central.
Utilizing our proven Business Impact Assessment and Implementation Approach, our consultants worked with the client to thoroughly understand their current situation and challenges, future needs, and technical requirements. Dynamics 365 Business Central allowed Savage Arms to realize their goals and implement a modern accounting solution that is future-proofed, natively integrated with their other Microsoft solutions, and allows secure, efficient functionality.
The Dynamics Great Plains to Dynamics 365 Business Central upgrade served to overcome many challenges for Savage Arms, along with enabling automation and greater scalability in operations.
Reduce Number of Systems
Native functionality of Business Central meant many custom systems were no longer required. This simplified management, maintenance, and costs of operations.
Dynamics 365 is a full-functioning warehouse and inventory management system, complete with automation workflows. This enabled Savage Arms to automate warehouse processes and free valuable resources.
- Full Mobile Scanning Capabilities
- Dynamics Bin Locations
- Automated Label Printing
- Directed Picking
As Dynamics 365 Business Central is a cloud based software-as-a-service, it is always up to date and running on the latest technology. This greatly reduces upgrade costs in the future.
Microsoft’s technology platform ensures high availability and enhanced SLA’s, along with advanced security from threats.
With Business Central Online and Microsoft Azure Cloud, Savage Arms no longer needs to:
- Perform manual backups
- Renew licenses
- Pay for annual enhancements
- Refresh hardware
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