Microsoft Power Platform

Unlocking Enterprise Potential: Microsoft Power Platform

“Strategy, not technology, drives digital transformation.” (Kane, Palmer, Phillips, Kiron, and Buckley 2015) In today's digitally transformed business landscape, organizations need versatile, efficient, and adaptable tools to achieve and maintain a competitive edge. This means that organizations need to develop competencies in leveraging digital technology for business purposes. How do you make that happen? In this article, we will focus on developing this digital consciousness using the power of Microsoft's Power Platform, digging a little deeper into the functions and benefits of Power...


Wrapping up Aristou’s Power Platform Seminar 2023

Introduction: Setting the Stage Aristou held our very first event called: Power Platform Seminar on the 28th Sep 2023. The goal of this seminar was to empower and equip valued users of Business Central and other ERPs to seamlessly transform data into actionable insights for smarter, more strategic actions.  At the heart of it, this was a great gathering of end users, offering them a platform to share and exchange their success stories and journeys. Below was the agenda we set out...

Microsoft Business Central Project Management

How to enable cultural change through cloud adoption

Q: When is it too late to realize you need a lifeboat? A: When you’re in the middle of a storm. In other words, dealing with serial crises and being able to bounce forward out of them—and quickly—are more important than ever in the tech realm. Having to manage a cultural change crisis without preparation is as good as a house built on sand. When the storms and winds come, it falls.  In this blog article, we will explore how to cultivate...

Microsoft Business Central

Streamlining Customer Relationship Management within Business Central

"We don't want any more isolated customer relationship management solutions"— sounds familiar?  Or how about this- “We daily manually transfer data via excel, but our interfaces are not designed for automated processes.”  Similar concerns come up in conversations with potential prospects willing to invest in new tools- from data analytics, CRM, reporting etc. Let alone in customer relationship management softwares that has grown over the decades, we often discover special applications for company-specific requirements.  The cost? Redundant data management often causes problems...

Microsoft Business Central

Predictive Analytics in Business Central: Data Insights for Better Business Decisions

Want to know the secret to 5x your business decision making process? Predictive data analytics. It makes decision-making 5x faster for businesses. Gone were the days when businesses operated on guess work and assumptions.  In 2023 and beyond, companies are actively utilizing data analytics to help make fact-based and predictive decisions. However for the longest time, traditional methods of business intelligence (BI) and reporting have no adequacy to keep up the speed with the growing complexity of data. This is where predictive analytics...

Customer Service

Building a Customer-Centric Culture: How Aristou’s Customer IT Support Goes the Extra Mile

In a competitive industry where technical expertise is abundant, what is the true differentiator of quality?  We’ll give you a hint (or 2) 😉:  Companies with a customer experience mindset drive revenue 4-8% higher than the rest of their industries (Bain & Co 2015).  According to Microsoft (2016), 97% of customers say customer service is a key differentiator in their decisions. Answer: The quality of customer support.  Similarly, IT consultancies that prioritize strong support gain a significant advantage by becoming trusted advisors...


Cash Flow Chronicles: The Power of Effective Invoicing (InvoiceNow)

What precedes getting paid? The submission of invoice. We all know this to be true- cash flow is the lifeblood of businesses. It’s the foundation that enables you to cover financial obligations promptly, from inventory purchases, loans, vendor payments and staff salaries etc.  However, if your traditional invoicing method has gaps or inefficiencies, it can negatively impact your cash flow leading to challenges managing business expenses.  A way to fulfill these invoicing challenges is e-invoicing, specifically through solutions like InvoiceNow. By...

Inventory Management Manufacturing

The future of manufacturing in 2023 and beyond: Four trends shaping the industry

The manufacturing industry is a constantly evolving industry experiencing a profound transformation, driven by rapid technological advancements and shifting consumer demands.  As we step into 2023 and beyond, it becomes increasingly evident that the future of manufacturing is not a distant vision but a tangible reality. Industry leaders and innovators are embracing cutting-edge trends that are shaping the landscape and revolutionizing traditional processes. In today’s blog post, we dive into 4 major trends that are currently shaping its future and the...

Power BI

Why Power BI is the future of data analytics for Social Media Agencies

In the fast-paced world of social media chatter, data reigns supreme. With so much content and so little time, how does one accurately and effectively find out what’s working, what’s not working and why? Well as the title suggests, let us introduce you to the future of data analytics: Power BI. Power BI, Microsoft's cloud-based business analytics service, is quickly becoming the preferred data analytics tool for social media agencies. Just a recap (if you don’t already know), Power BI is...

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