Business Cloud Essentials

Enterprise resource planning for small & medium enterprises

About Business Cloud Essentials

Business Cloud Essentials from Advanced is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) tool which assists firms with accounting, customer relationship management (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM). Its key features include stock control, logistics, payroll, dashboard, tax filing, customized reporting, and supplier management.

Accountants can use Business Cloud Essentials to automate data entry and conduct a detailed analysis of all items, jobs, projects and departments. The operations feature lets teams schedule demand for materials and stock, and create bills of materials (BOMs). Sales teams can use the CRM module to aggregate customer data, manage multiple accounts, and assess sales performance.

Business Cloud Essentials includes payroll functionality which enables HR teams to prepare cost reports and analyze labor costs per department. Manufacturing firms can use this application to manage business information and calculate demand variability. Users are able to store supplier pricing, view stock levels by location, and link purchase orders to stock orders.

Key benefits of Business Cloud Essentials

• Business Cloud Essentials includes a business tax portal which enables accountants to submit VAT returns directly.

• Companies can use Business Cloud Essentials to gather data from multiple departments within the organization and streamline processes.

• Managers can use the application to generate period-based financial reports to compare business performance across quarters.

• Teams can use Business Cloud Essentials to automate data processing and storage, eliminating manual data entry.

• The sales module comes with an opportunity tracker which allows teams to manage their sales pipeline.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

India, United States

Supported Languages

English

Images

The requirements planning module helps users match stock and demand
Managers can use the scheduling module to streamline production
The solution generates performance reports on a centralized dashboard
Sales teams can use the sales module to track orders and manage their pipeline
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Business Cloud Essentials video Business Cloud Essentials screenshot: The requirements planning module helps users match stock and demand Business Cloud Essentials screenshot: Managers can use the scheduling module to streamline production Business Cloud Essentials screenshot: The solution generates performance reports on a centralized dashboard Business Cloud Essentials screenshot: Sales teams can use the sales module to track orders and manage their pipeline

Features

Total features of Business Cloud Essentials: 69

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • ERP
  • Employee Management
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Management
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Manufacturing Planning
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Planning Tools
  • Production Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Production Tracking
  • Production Yield Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Scheduling
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Supplier Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Traceability
  • Vendor Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,4 /5
(9)
Value for Money
4,8/5
Features
3,7/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Support
5/5

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Simon E.
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Wonderful support

Reviewed on 2016/09/19

Advanced offer more than just software, they have become a huge part of our business with ongoing...

Advanced offer more than just software, they have become a huge part of our business with ongoing support advice and customisation of our systems.

Pros

Ongoing customisation is included for most requests. The support team are superb at delivering changes quickly. For the price we pay, we are always amazed at how they can offer the service and functionality that they do.

Cons

The system can be complicated to begin with and needs to be configured carefully.

Heather A.
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  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Superb customer service

Reviewed on 2016/09/19

Overall we have been happy with the software in the knowledge that we will always receive the back...

Overall we have been happy with the software in the knowledge that we will always receive the back up we need when we are struggling with something. Compared to other software we've used in the past (quickbooks) it isn't as easy for staff who aren't account savvy to use but we appreciate that from an accountancy point of view it is preferable and it has forced us into some better habits in our book keeping.

Pros

Cloud based is great. The fact that we dovetail this system with our business accountancy service feels very streamlined and 'energy' effective. As I've said, it has forced us into better book keeping habits. It it fairly intuitive to use.

Cons

For a small business with good but not specialist accounting staff it can be unforgiving when errors are made and a bit more complex than some packages.

Ruth E.
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  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Accounts at the touch of a Button

Reviewed on 2016/09/26

As a small business, Central Accounting has enabled me to monitor our business's financial activity...

As a small business, Central Accounting has enabled me to monitor our business's financial activity quickly and easily with the press of a few buttons which in turn has helped to facilitate some of the decision making throughout the financial year.

While the nature of the business has not required us to use the extensive functionality of the Central Accounting software, it is easy to see the potential power of the system to handle many aspects of a more complex business such as a manufacturing operation, e.g monitor and rotate stock, production planning etc.

The customer support provided has been excellent right from the start, with videos to watch to support the guidance given on how to set up accounts and enter data etc., and the fact that it is a web based system means that you can receive direct responses to specific questions that you may pose.

Pros

The ability to get a quick overview of the companies situation

Gemma P.
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  • Industry: Food Production
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great customer service

Reviewed on 2020/03/10

Our implementation onto this new system has been a long one and we are now moving other parts of...

Our implementation onto this new system has been a long one and we are now moving other parts of the business onto the same system. The way that the system flows is very easy and if we have found issues or not been able to do something then the customer support team have been very helpful and have looked into what can either be taught out or changed.

Pros

The general processes are easy to use, the flow for the system is good and it has saved time for our production to despatch.

Cons

Our Company and the way we run has made it difficult to use some of the generic parts of the software but where we have found issues advanced have tried and succeeded in most cases to help us.

Mandy D.
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Five Star Accounting Package

Reviewed on 2016/09/28

We have been using the Advanced system since October 2015 and found it has made enormous difference...

We have been using the Advanced system since October 2015 and found it has made enormous difference to our accounting process, saving time and being able to report accurately at a touch of a button. It is a user friendly, logical and all-encompassing accounting package which has many functions including Payroll.

When deciding which accounts package to choose for our business, it was a huge benefit to us knowing there was no need to purchase an 'off the shelf' accounting package plus a secondary bolt package to go with it, therefore we only required training on one system and avoided potential conflicts between two different software packages. The Advanced system is safe and secure and allows full remote flexibility to the user.

Advanced has been tailored to suit our individual business needs within the Construction Industry from placing orders to our suppliers to running end of month VAT Returns. The benefit of regular contact with the support team means we are able to make changes and amendments where we feel they are needed. Automatic system updates are made on a regular basis, ensuring we are always compliant with HMRC regulations.

The support and training we receive from the Advanced Team is second to none.

When introducing a new software system to a growing business, costs of any software can be quite prohibitive but we were pleasantly surprised by Advanced's nominal development charge followed by reasonable monthly invoices which is dependent on the amount of users.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this system to other businesses.

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Business Cloud Essentials has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

Business Cloud Essentials supports the following languages:

English

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Business Cloud Essentials offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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