Don’t rely on luck to manage your small or midsize business

Success often has to do with being in the right place at the right time (and being prepared when you get there), but there’s no reason to leave your business to chance. Rather than relying on disconnected productivity tools, limited accounting software, and isolated operations systems, trust the foundation of your business to a world-class technology partner with a globally adopted solution, and trust in the insights it shows you about your data.

Proven partner, proven tools. Microsoft business solutions connect people, processes, and systems across server and cloud, desktop and mobile device, in one complete, familiar, trusted solution to grow your business. With Microsoft and our global network of expert industry partners on your side, you get peace of mind knowing that your business solutions are proven, reliable, and easily grow with you.

All systems go. Bounce Foods needs to deliver on time every time, and know exactly what stock is on hand and where current costs are at any moment. The company has transformed how it works with a Microsoft business solution that helps them manage stock and supply, provides real-time financial reporting, and allows them to create a P&L for each customer. Whether they’re handling purchases, stock, sales, deliveries, or customer relationships, being able to make better decisions on the spot is a no-brainer—and technology is a key part of getting that done.

Insights for success. Understanding what customers want even before they want it isn’t luck, it’s insight that can come from data you already have. During their decades in business, GEARYS watched their customers’ expectations evolve in how they learned about and shopped for products, and they were determined to stay relevant and provide unrivalled service. GEARYS adopted a digital solution that helps them stay tuned into their customers and how they want to shop. And with the insights gleaned from their connected data systems, they’re now able to forecast purchasing trends so they don’t miss any opportunities.

Success isn’t an accident, it’s a combination of careful observation and precise action. Learn how to make technology a business advantage so you can intentionally be in the right place at the right time and take a guided tour of our solutions for small and midsize businesses

The dollars and sense of business applications in the cloud

Your goal is to wow your customer—innovating is why you’re in business. But the more manual steps between idea and customer—from balancing the budget to managing the supply chain—the harder it can be to stay relevant and keep costs in check. Are time-consuming processes and disconnected systems holding you back?


New Year’s resolution: Don’t just do more, achieve more

The New Year is a perfect time for a fresh start and renewed focus, not just for yourself, but for your business. Whether your goals are to increase sales, build deeper relationships with customers, or maximize financial resources, you need a business solution you can rely on to get you there.
Basic accounting software and legacy systems can’t keep up with the evolving needs of today’s businesses, and they could well be hurting you more than helping. It’s time to make the smart move, to replace harmful old habits with healthy new ones—increased flexibility and mobility, customer-focused analytics, streamlined accounting and inventory management. With the right tools, your team can not only DO more, they can ACHIEVE more.


Give yourself and your business the best gift for the holidays—more time

If you’re relying on basic accounting software or legacy systems that are hanging on by a thread, the holiday season and year-end can be a stressful time for you and your business. Disconnected applications and manually updated one-off spreadsheets can turn into a holiday break spent trying to decipher incomplete reports to get an accurate view of the year’s performance.

What if your accounting system could not only give you time back at year-end, but could also help your business run smarter and more efficiently all year long? How would your operations change with real-time visibility into your business performance? This holiday season, give your business the tools it needs to be more successful now and tomorrow.

Fewer limitations, more insights. Outdated or entry-level solutions aren’t equipped to keep pace with growing customer demand, business complexity, or the increasing need for flexibility and mobility. A business solution from Microsoft connects your accounting, inventory, sales, customer management, and productivity tools for a holistic view of your performance—one that enables real-time insights and tracks trends to help you make better decisions.

Set the stage for growth. With a comprehensive view of your business performance, you can easily generate reports to analyze inventory, sales forecasts and opportunities, and customer demand in greater detail. These deeper insights can arm your sales team to close more business, and can help you decide when the time is right to expand product offerings or enter new markets. Microsoft Dynamics for accounting and financial management and Microsoft Dynamics CRM help you transform business processes, creating experiences that lock in customer loyalty.

Time crunch averted. Deploying modern technology doesn’t have to be a lengthy and painful process. Microsoft business solutions are designed to get you up and running quickly, with a global network of partners and streamlined deployment services. Pullman Sugar used RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics to beat their year-end deployment deadline and immediately began to see increased efficiencies in accounting and inventory management.

Download Cloud for Mobility and Productivity ebook to see how a business solution from Microsoft can give your business and your people the tools needed to do and achieve more. Take the next steps to get more time back during the holidays and be ready for growth in the New Year!

8 Things Dynamics 365 for Financials Does Better than Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP is like your Toyota Camry with 200,000 miles on it. If you have kept this car in great condition, it seems that it will keep running forever. Microsoft even released a web client a few years back that gave your car a new paint job and a few extra features. Your car may get the job done, but have you ever wondered if it could be better?
You drive by the dealership the next day and see the new Prius Hybrid models have just been released. You have always wanted to try out all the new features these cars offer, so you decide to go for a test drive. As you slide into the driver’s seat, the smell of the new leather seats tickles your nose as you start to explore all the new buttons. Bluetooth audio pops on “Ready to Pair,” with your phone. You could get used to this new technology.
Dynamics 365 for Financials is like the new technology-rich, integrated car. It is built for efficiency in the workplace, just like the Prius is made for efficiency on the road.

Here are 8 things Financials does better than Dynamics GP


The Easiest Method for Finding and Making Custom Entity or Action Icons for Microsoft Dynamics 365

There are two types of Microsoft Dynamics 365 entity icons that can be uploaded– a medium icon and a small icon. This article will focus on the Medium (32×32) icons used in the navigation menu (Action Icons); however, similar steps can be used to source the small or medium entity icons.


Announcing VetaTek a New “Technology” Company

I’ve been on a journey the last 25 years working with business technologies and people from all walks of life. I’ve seen the evolution of truly revolutionary technologies, been a part of numerous projects, witnessed some succeed and many others fail. I have always been a geek at heart. I love technology. I love the limitless possibilities. More than anything, I love seeing those possibilities applied correctly to a business, especially the small ones.


VetaTek Has Arrived!

At last, the team at VetaTek is ready to launch. We are looking forward to sharing our knowledge, expertise, and general thoughts regarding all things cloud here in our blog. We hope you’ll find it useful and are looking forward to the journey!