In the dynamic landscape of business management software, Bevica (powered by Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central) emerges as a powerhouse, showcasing a myriad of advantages that position it ahead of competitors like Xero. Let’s explore the key features and benefits that make Bevica the preferred choice for drinks businesses who are seeking more comprehensive and scalable financial solutions than what Xero can offer.

1. Comprehensive functionality created especially for the drinks industry

Unlike Xero, which focusses on core accounting features, Bevica offers a comprehensive suite of functionality specifically created for the alcoholic drinks industry. Not only does it include modern financial management functionality, but it also offers features and tools specifically created to meet the needs of drinks businesses. These include powerful inventory control and warehouse management features, robust supply chain management functionality, and powerful sales and marketing tools. This all-in-one approach streamlines operations, reduces the need for multiple software solutions, and provides a holistic view of business processes.

2. Integration with the Microsoft Ecosystem

With the power of Business Central at its core, Bevica seamlessly integrates with other Microsoft applications like Microsoft 365, Power BI, and Azure. Welcome to an interconnected ecosystem that enhances productivity by allowing users to work effortlessly across various platforms, fostering a cohesive and efficient business environment.

3. Scalability for growing businesses

While Xero is great for micro and small drinks businesses who are just starting out, Bevica has been designed to not only grow with a business but to also be a tool to help that business grow. Its scalability ensures that as the business expands, the software can easily adapt to increased data, users, and business complexity. This future-proofing and flexibility is particularly crucial for businesses who are both experiencing and planning for growth and expansion.

4. Customisation and Extensibility

Bevica allows extensive customisation to meet specific business requirements. The platform supports extensions and add-ons, enabling businesses to tailor the system to their unique needs. This flexibility is a key advantage for organisations with diverse and evolving operational demands.

5. Advanced Reporting and Analytics

Xero’s reporting capabilities are basic and require integration with third party applications in order to offer anything more sophisticated. Bevica, on the other hand, with its seamless integration with Power BI, empowers users with advanced reporting and analytics capabilities. Real-time insights into financial data enable informed decision-making, giving businesses a competitive edge by leveraging actionable intelligence.

6. Enhanced Security Features

Microsoft prioritises security, and Bevica reflects this commitment. It offers robust security features, including role-based access control, data encryption, and multi-factor authentication. These measures ensure that sensitive financial data is protected against unauthorised access.

7. Global Currency and Multi-Geographical Support

For businesses operating on a global scale, Bevica, unlike Xero, provides support for multiple currencies and geographies. This facilitates smooth international transactions and enables organisations to manage financials seamlessly across diverse regions.

8. Flexibility in Deployment Options

Unlike Xero’s cloud-only deployment capability, Bevica customers can choose between cloud-based and on-premises solutions based on their preferences and requirements. This adaptability ensures that businesses can align their financial management strategy with their overall IT infrastructure. Naturally we would always recommend a cloud based approach to take advantage of all the immediacy of software updates and latest technology access.

9. Ease of Use and Familiar Interface

Like Xero, Bevica has a simple user interface that is easy to navigate. What Bevica can offer, that Xero can’t, is the familiar and comfortable look and feel of a system powered by Microsoft. Bevica’s intuitive and familiar UX reduces the learning curve for new users, which enables quicker adoption and maximises user efficiency.

Life after Xero: what about a move to Bevica?

If reading this article makes you want to take a look at Bevica as your next step in your business management journey, TVision Technology can help you with this.

We are one of the largest and most experienced providers of Business Central in the UK and the sole provider of Bevica, our business management solution specially created for the drinks industry. Our team take real pleasure in working with our clients to develop, implement and support the best possible ERP implementation for their needs, and it’s this enthusiasm for our work which sees us keep our relationships with clients long after the initial implementation is complete.

If you want to know more about Bevica  and how TVision could help you, please feel free to contact us to arrange a demo.