The Pressure of the Making Tax Digital (MTD) Deadline
A recent CBIZ prospect told me they were hoping to go live on 1 April this year, and they wanted a cloud-based ERP system. Their contract with the incumbent supplier was due for renewal on 31 March, but they had already decided not to go ahead with it.
There were several reasons for this, but the most significant was the fact that their current system was not Making Tax Digital (MTD) compliant. There was a sense of concern that their planned tight timeline for go live would be very hard to meet.
This worry had come about because they had spoken to different competitors of Dynamics 365 Business Central (BC) and had been given the impression that it would take too long to implement Business Central.
How Dynamics 365 Business Central Helps
Having demonstrated BC to them in an hour online demo, and then discussing the different requirements at a top level, it became clear that it was possible to meet this deadline.
I was convinced that there was nothing peculiar about the business’s needs and therefore the whole setup, configuration, implementation and data migration of customers, vendors and items could be done in five days.
Armed with that knowledge, I knew that working together with the prospect would guarantee they met the 1 April deadline, particularly as they were determined to achieve it as soon as possible. We would work together so it wouldn’t take long to implement Business Central.
The CBIZ Solution – Quick Implementation of Dynamics 365 Business Central
We are a quarter of the way into the project and well within schedule to meet that deadline. The ease of use and setup of BC makes short deadlines, and more importantly, shorter sales lead time become a reality.
The most difficult aspect of the project was lining up the resources to achieve this plan and after a short conversation with the Operations department, it was decided that this could be achieved if I personally got involved in the project.
Having plenty of experience of Navision, Dynamics NAV and now BC, this was a challenge I relished, as it gives me even more knowledge being involved in an implementation on the latest software.
I am looking forward to making this a successful project and the new client reaping the benefits of getting BC up and running within that five-day timeframe. CBIZ’s ability to adapt and plan at short notice gives us a cutting edge when prospects contact us and want a fast implementation, especially as we move closer to the 1 April cut-off.