Microsoft now offers a free version of Microsoft Teams
Microsoft now offers a free version of Microsoft Teams

A year ago Microsoft launched Microsoft 365, its holistic solution for the workplace that enables groups of people to co-operate in a secure manner. It was created to empower all types of employees within your firm, aid in running a small business, or even lead a whole organisation.

During the first year since its release, the software’s user base has already increased by well over 100%. Read more >

Date 4 September 2018 Categories Microsoft
Voice of the Customer – A powerful Dynamics 365 application
Voice of the Customer – A powerful Dynamics 365 application

Voice of the Customer (VoC) enables businesses to send a variety of surveys to clients and offers native integration with Dynamics 365 online. All responses are automatically saved to Dynamics 365, where users can report on them and even create automated actions.

VoC is an essential element of Dynamics 365 and comes bundled with Update 1 of Dynamics 2016. Read more >

Date 20 August 2018 Categories Microsoft Dynamics 365
What is Power BI and can it benefit your business?
What is Power BI and can it benefit your business?

Power Business Intelligence (Power BI) is an array of applications, software services, and connectors that work side-by-side to turn your firm’s unrelated data sources into visually stunning, logical, and interactive insights.

Whether the data consists of a mix of in-house and cloud-based information, or a single Excel spreadsheet, with Power BI you can quickly connect to all your data sources, discover and visualise the most important features, and then share it with anyone you wish. Read more >

Date 13 August 2018 Categories GCC
Why all accounting software will be in the cloud
Why all accounting software will be in the cloud

Readers familiar with the cloud will be aware of how it can boost efficiency and productivity for a business. Most may not even remember what it was like having to manage their client and financial data via a variety of applications and software, or even a multitude of printed reports.

More and more businesses are choosing to deploy their financial management and accounting software in the cloud. Here, we explore some of the reasons why we believe cloud-based accounting will become the universal norm in the not-too-distant future. Read more >

Date 8 August 2018 Categories GCC
Azure Information Protection: how it can help with GDPR
Azure Information Protection: how it can help with GDPR

Azure Information Protection (AIP) is one of the many services created by Microsoft to help keep client data safe. It can be applied to SharePoint as well as Outlook. AIP’s main purpose is to enable businesses to set limits on users’ actions and the documents they can access. You can select who can send, print, view, or copy from documents, both from your email and SharePoint online. Read more >

Date 1 August 2018 Categories Microsoft
What is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?
What is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a range of business applications that transform your firm’s approach to its operations. It was developed to integrate different business processes to allow rapid customer engagement and decision making, always backed up by relevant data.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC) covers all aspects of your business, from sales and marketing to operations, service, and finance. It is only available via Microsoft’s partner programmes, so requires the expertise and skills of a Microsoft Dynamics 365 consultant. Read more >

Date 1 August 2018 Categories Microsoft Dynamics 365
The importance of data backup
The importance of data backup

No business wants to spend unnecessary money or create needless overheads. So when it comes to backups, management’s first question is often: “Why do we need backups?”

The simple answer is that the majority of firms store crucial company data on computers systems. These systems can have weaknesses, or they can even crash because of physical disasters, software failure or third-party interference. Read more >

Date 17 July 2018 Categories GCC
Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection
Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

Most business owners will know that hardly a day passes without the appearance of some new malware campaign. Fortunately, Office 365 offers the solution to help protect your mailboxes as well as your whole IT system against these threats. Read more >

Date 10 July 2018 Categories Microsoft Office 365
Sage 200 and making tax digital
Sage 200 and making tax digital

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is an attempt by HMRC to digitalise the British tax system. Businesses will have to use commercial software for record-keeping purposes and to update HMRC every three months, beginning with Value Added Tax and from there, moving to Corporation Tax returns. Read more >

Date 10 July 2018 Categories Sage
How wearable devices can help or hinder your business
How wearable devices can help or hinder your business

Wearable devices are minute computers that people can have on their person. Some can be clipped to clothing, others are worn as watches, and still others as glasses or helmets – tech companies are releasing ever more imaginative options for users all the time.

While a few wearable devices are not dissimilar to small desktop computers for body wear, most, including Apple iWatch, Pebble smartwatch, Google Glass, and Fitbit Flex, link to a mobile device or to the web. Read more >

Date 10 July 2018 Categories GCC
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