Business Cloud Essentials

Enterprise resource planning for small & medium enterprises

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Business Cloud Essentials Overview

What is 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.

Business Cloud Essentials Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Contact Advanced for pricing details.


Business Cloud Essentials Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, India
Supported Languages
English

Media

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
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

Business Cloud Essentials Reviews

Business Cloud Essentials Reviews

Overall rating
4,4
/
5
Excellent
4

Very good
5

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,8
Features
3,7
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5
100% recommended this app
Simon E.

Wonderful support

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


Heather A.

Superb customer service

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.


Ruth E.

Accounts at the touch of a Button

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.


Gemma P.

Great customer service

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.


Mandy D.

Five Star Accounting Package

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.


Simon E.
Industry: Consumer Goods
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Wonderful support

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2016/09/19
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Heather A.
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Superb customer service

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2016/09/19
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Ruth E.
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Accounts at the touch of a Button

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2016/09/26
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Gemma P.
Industry: Food Production
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Great customer service

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/03/10
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Mandy D.

Five Star Accounting Package

Reviewed on 2016/09/28
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

User recommendation
8,7/10
Based on 9 user ratings
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Business Cloud Essentials Pricing

Business Cloud Essentials Pricing

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Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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Contact Advanced for pricing details.

Value for Money
4,8/5
Based on 9 user ratings
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Business Cloud Essentials Features

Business Cloud Essentials Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
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Additional information for Business Cloud Essentials

Additional information for Business Cloud Essentials

Key features of Business Cloud Essentials

  • Accounting Integration
  • Actual Costing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • Business Intelligence
  • Customer Database
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management
  • Enterprise Applications
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Management
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Forecasting
  • HR Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Views
  • Order Management
  • Process Manufacturing
  • Production Control
  • Production Yield Analysis
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quality Control
  • Quote Management
  • Returns Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Supplier Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Warehouse Management

Benefits

• 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.

Business Cloud Essentials FAQs

Business Cloud Essentials FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Business Cloud Essentials.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Business Cloud Essentials offer?

Business Cloud Essentials offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Contact Advanced for pricing details.

Q. What are the main features of Business Cloud Essentials?

Business Cloud Essentials offers the following features:

  • Accounting Integration
  • Actual Costing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • Business Intelligence
  • Customer Database
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management
  • Enterprise Applications
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Management
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Forecasting
  • HR Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Views
  • Order Management
  • Process Manufacturing
  • Production Control
  • Production Yield Analysis
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quality Control
  • Quote Management
  • Returns Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Supplier Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Warehouse Management

Q. Who are the typical users of Business Cloud Essentials?

Business Cloud Essentials has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Business Cloud Essentials support?

Business Cloud Essentials supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Business Cloud Essentials offer?

Business Cloud Essentials has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Business Cloud Essentials support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Business Cloud Essentials supports

Q. What other apps does Business Cloud Essentials integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations Business Cloud Essentials has

Q. What level of support does Business Cloud Essentials offer?

Business Cloud Essentials offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials