There are many different Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions out there. Some generic and some industry specific. However, if you have decided that you want one that specifically caters for the unique and often complex needs of the drinks industry, how do you then pick which platform you want it built on? In this blog, we take a look at the benefits of choosing one that is built on, and powered by, the Microsoft stack.

What do we mean by the Microsoft stack?

The Microsoft stack is the term used to describe a set of Microsoft applications and tools that are designed to work together. This term covers everything from the back-end database to coding languages (e.g. C# and AL) and development environments (e.g. Visual Studio), all the way up to platforms and applications, such as Microsoft 365, and business applications like Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Why choose an ERP built on the Microsoft stack?

There are a number of reasons why businesses should do this:

1. Integration

The Microsoft stack includes a range of products and technologies like Windows Server, SQL Server, and Azure that seamlessly integrate with each other and with cloud apps such as Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Dynamics apps. This integration simplifies data sharing and communication between various departments and functions within an organisation.

2. Familiarity

Many businesses already use Microsoft products, such as Office 365 and Windows, so choosing an ERP built on the Microsoft stack can lead to a smoother transition and lower learning curve for employees.

3. Scalability

Microsoft’s infrastructure allows for easy scalability as a company grows. Azure, Microsoft’s cloud platform, provides the flexibility to expand resources and adapt to changing business needs.

    4. Security

    Microsoft invests heavily in security and compliance measures. ERP systems on the Microsoft stack can benefit from these robust security features, helping protect sensitive company data with disaster recovery consideration.

    5. Automatic Updates

    Microsoft offers comprehensive support services, including twice-yearly wave updates and monthly hotfixes/patches, ensuring the ERP system remains up-to-date and secure at all times.

    6. Analytics and Business Intelligence

    Microsoft offers tools like Power BI, which can be integrated with their ERP as it too is built on the Microsoft stack, allowing for powerful visual data analysis and reporting capabilities.

    7. Mobile Access

    Microsoft’s ERP solutions often provide mobile access, enabling employees to access critical business information from anywhere.

    8. User-friendly Interface

    Microsoft places a strong emphasis on user experience, making their ERP systems intuitive and easy to use.

    9. Long-Term Viability

    Microsoft’s commitment to ongoing development and innovation ensures that their ERP solutions will remain future-proofed, relevant, and supported for years to come.

    Bevica – Powered by Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

    Developed over the last 20 years and powered by Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Bevica is a powerful best practice ERP that has been designed specifically for businesses in the drinks industry.

    Bevica has a unique feature set specifically tailored for the drinks industry. This includes:

    How to find out more about Bevica

    To find out more about Bevica and how it could help modernise and improve your business processes and productivity, book a demo with one of our expert team today.