27 February 2020

Outdated technology having an impact on your Building Materials business?

Natasha
Pondered by Natasha

As a Building Materials business, your main focus is selling your materials to give you more profit and inevitably grow your business.

However, have you ever stepped back and looked at the multiple business systems that you use. Yes, that’s right I said ‘multiple’ as with previous experience the majority of building materials businesses are often using more than one IT system for their business. This would have been the norm years ago but not so much now, with the ever-growing availability of everything tech!

Multiple systems are driving businesses up the wall

A recent poll asked wholesalers & distributors in the Building Materials industry ‘what were the main factors affecting profitability?’. The results were quite alarming!

100% of people said that inaccurate data was the main factor, 38% said that it was the impact of Brexit, 38% said manual processes, 25% said employee costs & 25% said outdated technology. The craziest percentage out of all was that nearly a third recognise that manual processes are ineffective in managing business operations. This just shouldn’t be the case in this day and age, especially with so much technology around us that can be easily accessed! Why would you let your business suffer due to poor processes that can be easily fixed?

Having a single integrated system isn’t just about holding all your data in one place (which I must say is a huge plus!) but it can have many more benefits such as: slicker sales order management, the ability to automate your processes so that you can get on with other tasks, more efficient warehouse management, plus gaining a better view and closer management of your stock.  Another recent survey, this time from Indeed, confirms that 19% of building materials businesses are now recognising the increasing importance of being able to sell their products online - and this is only possible with accurate, up-to-the-second stock availability.

Business systems that are not talking to each other is a major disadvantage for any business. But it seems to be that the fear of change is the brick wall standing between Building Materials businesses and them deploying an integrated system. Also, with so many different integrated systems out there, how are you to know which one is best for you?

Only the best integrated business system will cut it

Dynamics Building Materials gives businesses like yours insight & control across finance, sales, production, warehousing, service management and customer service. This gives you full visibility of all your operations from initial customer enquiry all the way to the end sale and ongoing service, now that’s more like it!

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central has been seamlessly extended to include building materials industry-specific requirements meaning its perfect for your business, to ensure your business makes the most of its investment.

And guess what! We know our stuff

Our Dynamics Building Materials solution already helps Alumasc Group Plc, Biasi, Charlton & Jenrick, Click Plastics, Eastbrook, Epwin Group (including Permadoor, Profile 22, Swish Building Products and Quay Plastics), Eterna Lighting, Karndean, The MX Group, Selecta Systems, Wade International and Winlock to name a few.

Learn more about Dynamics Building Materials today and book on our FREE webinar!

Enhanced on 02 Mar 2020

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