29th June 2023

Transforming the education sector with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

When it comes to educational institutions and their specialist needs, it’s clear that proper enterprise resource planning (ERP) is needed to ensure the smooth-running of day-to-day operations: from managing administrative tasks and processes, to engaging students and making sure positive learning outcomes are achieved.

That’s where Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central comes in. An ERP that will sharpen everything from your school finances, reporting ability, inventory process and more. The cloud-based solution integrates seamlessly with other Microsoft software and can be customised based on the specific needs of your educational organisation.

Manage your finances with ease

Business Central’s Robust Finance and Procurement solution has been designed specifically to reduce errors and duplication, whilst minimising delays on processes. Purchasing school equipment has never been easier.

Its integrated system connects each component of your school’s finance system together, automating tedious administrative tasks that can help staff members to make thoroughly informed financial decisions. The solution also helps to mitigate financial risks, too, taking away any additional stress for you to worry about.

Overhaul your HR

Say goodbye to outdated HR processes with a purpose-built human capital management solution. With Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, you can keep employee records, performance appraisals, benefits and training budgets all in one place and say goodbye to countless applications open when performing a task. From employee absence and leave management to collective agreements and position management, you’ll find it all in one place with Business Central for education. Managing your school’s workforce has never been easier.

Take the stress out of inventory

Dynamics 365 Business Central enables you to monitor and control your school’s =sales orders and purchasing processes through the implementation of sophisticated automated workflows and dynamically updated inventory levels.

Avoid duplicate orders and accidental approvals, create purchases invoices and keep track of, and stay in control of your expenses with this all-in-one processing solution.

Unify your departments

With Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, there is no need to manually share data across the various departments in your organisation. The Dynamics 365 for Education feature combines all internal departments, connecting all of their processes together, removing the repetition to make your job less time consuming.

Store all of your data in one place

With Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, you can easily create, collect and share organisational data from one simple platform. Things such as student data, staff details, fees (if applicable) and curriculum data, to name a few, no longer have be stored across many platforms. All data is fully protected by our integrated cloud service provider, Microsoft Azure, too, which will secure your data whilst keeping it accessible to your users 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Keep track of resource and teaching schedules

When overseeing an educational organisation, leaders must be able to manage complex workforces, who may bring with them dynamic shift schedules. Ensuring you have a platform that can tell you which resource is available and when is crucial to the smooth-running of your organisation. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central will make your scheduling more efficient, organised and in sync with your HR function, so you can manage shift trading, time entry and approvals with ease.

Get in touch

Sound like something your school needs? AdEPT can help.   

If you’d like to find out more information about Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, or you want to book a demo to try it out for yourself, our team is here to help. Give us a call on 01302 774820 to find out more.  

About AdEPT 

AdEPT has over 30 years’ experience providing designed-for-schools technology that is affordable, simple to use and easy to implement. We currently support over 4,000 schools nationwide, empowering education leaders to revolutionise every aspect of their ICT environment, helping them to transition to new digital platforms with maximum efficiency.  

Written by Ben Rogers

Head of Marketing, AdEPT