Top 5 Benefits of using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central with Progressus for Software Publishers

Progressus for software publishers helps you make decisions with real-time visibility into project operations for full control of your projects.

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    For software developers and publishers, the increased complexity of software projects, time constraints, and lack of resources often lead to frustration for developers on the job. Developers need clear instructions to be able to do their job effectively, and if they’re left in the dark, it can lead to chaos and confusion. This can cause delays in the project and affect its overall software quality.

    The best method to overcome this challenge is to establish a clear and concise project plan. A project plan should outline all the critical tasks that need to be completed and who is responsible for each one. It should also include a timeline so developers can track their progress and ensure they’re on schedule.

    Software publishers are finding that they can operate much more efficiently with project-centric software.

    Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central with Progressus

    Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a comprehensive, cloud-based ERP solution for small to midsized businesses, connecting sales, service, finance, and operations to work smarter, adapt faster, and perform better. It has the best ROI in the business – a recent Forrester study shows that organizations typically experience 162% ROI with Dynamics 365 Business Central over a three-year period.

    But Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central alone doesn’t have all the functionality that software publishers firms need. Progressus is purpose-built on top of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central to provide firms with the tools they need to ensure every project is profitable.

    Progressus for software publishers helps you make data-driven decisions with real-time visibility into project operations and full control over every aspect of your projects. Here are the top five benefits for developers.

    1. Maximize Client Retention

    Market research shows that the business applications opportunity for software companies in the SMB space is predicted to be 51 billion dollars by 2025. As a developer, you want to make sure you have a big piece of the pie. Software projects are generally conceptual and are aimed at designing and developing software or apps that meet varied customer demands. To develop even the simplest application or product, developers must clearly understand the underlying business concept and bring in the required features to satisfy the growing customer demands.

    Progressus helps you deepen your connections with prospects and clients. You can monitor activities, track sales progress, and swiftly transition from sales quotes to orders. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central plus Progressus allows you to gain insights into your customers’ needs, unlocking potential cross-selling and up-selling avenues.

    2. Improved Communication and Collaboration

    Teamwork and collaboration among software developers require effective communication. However, this can be challenging, especially when working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, where language barriers and cultural differences can impede progress.

    Additionally, each team member may have different objectives and working styles. These differences could limit collaboration if not acknowledged and respected. As such, respecting these differences and using appropriate tools to support communication is the key to overcoming these challenges.

    Progressus enables better ways of communication and collaboration, allowing teams to contribute anytime, from anywhere – imperative when it comes to supporting the hybrid, post-pandemic workplace. Progressus is integrated with Jira and Azure DevOps so that you can better communicate without switching between tools or manually entering data twice.

    3. Flexible Billing and Insightful Revenue Stream Analysis

    Progressus has built-in billing to manage subscription management and deferred revenue billing. You can also bill multiple projects on a single invoice and tackle change orders. You can navigate your project finances using the Progressus Project Accounting feature. It simplifies complex accounting tasks, offers real-time cost insights, and ensures efficient billing. You can then empower your decisions and elevate your project’s financial management to the next level. You can also support defined scopes of service, multipliers, and fees, and stay on top of the dreaded scope creep. By achieving clear visibility into service and licensing revenue, you become empowered to make more lucrative decisions.

    4. Optimize Contract Processes

    Depending on the type of contracts you’re using, Progressus helps you efficiently manage them with streamlined reviews, secure document storage, and easy onboarding in crucial areas. Once you’ve secured the client and contract, you can use the Project Wizard within Progressus which fills in the details automatically and without errors, saving 90% of project creation time. The Project Wizard offers project templates, invoicing blueprints, and every project gets its dedicated budget, linking all quotes, contracts, and billable aspects directly to it.

    5. Generative AI Functionality

    Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is a big buzz word for software development firms. AI and automation will play a greater role in the design process by, for example, predicting outcomes and automating tedious tasks such as number crunching or sourcing data, while freeing up more time for developers to focus on design work.

    The integration of Microsoft Copilot to Business Central allows Progressus to utilize AI and natural language processing to enable business users to create content faster. Along with other Microsoft productivity tools, users can complete routine and time-consuming work tasks with minimal effort, eliminate many manual processes, and streamline business processes like never before.

    Conclusion

    As you can see, most major challenges for developers come down to communication, collaboration, and planning. The good news is that the right processes and tools can address all three. Firms that embrace change, try out different solutions, and improve workflows can see these challenges resolved quickly.

    With more than 33 years of implementation experience, Velosio gets your software up and running—effectively and efficiently—as quickly as possible. Our teams of application consultants and project managers, who are among the best in their field, are ready to help your business keep its commitments while investing in the latest technological advances. We guide your technology roadmap on a schedule that meets the demands of today’s fast-moving marketplace.

    Velosio has helped over 4,000 clients with systems modernization projects and is the top Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central partner and 2023 Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central US and Worldwide partner of the year. Velosio developed Progressus for project-based organizations like software publishing firms succeed. We can evaluate your current systems and develop a roadmap to upgrade any lingering legacy systems. To learn more about Progressus, visit the Progressus site here.