Financial supply chain management_EN
Oleh Yaruchyk
Mar 20, 2023
Insights | 6 min read


In times of supply chain bottlenecks, failures and ever-deepening global interconnectedness, financial supply chain management is essential for digital transformation – and so are the tools needed to integrate financial supply chain management into your business.

By using software like Dynamics 365, visibility can be improved, activities can be controlled, and processes of financial supply chain management companies can be managed efficiently.

In this article, we explain the benefits of integrating financial and supply chain management systems with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Financial Supply Chain Management.   

We also present best practices for implementing Dynamics 365 while highlighting some important considerations you should make before implementing your solution.

Understanding Financial Supply Chain Management

Financial supply chain management is a comprehensive approach to managing financial and operational activities across the supply chain. It combines procurement, logistics, inventory planning, warehousing, customer service and finance into a single, unified system.   

The goal of financial supply chain management is to improve visibility and control of activities throughout the process to reduce costs, increase efficiency and maintain long-term customer relationships. 

Benefits of integrating financial and supply chain operations

Integrating financial and supply chain processes can offer a number of benefits to companies: 

  • Improved visibility of orders, suppliers, customers and stock levels
  • Improved operational efficiency through streamlined processes
  • Improved decision-making capabilities through real-time access to data
  • Reduced costs and increased profitability
  • Improved customer service through shorter order delivery times

All of these processes need to be administered and managed within an organization. Only with the right management can promising solutions actually prove profitable and deliver a sustainable positive output for their business.

In this context, the flexibility of a company is particularly crucial. The market is in a constant state of flux, and you are constantly faced with new challenges that strain supply chains or require a rethink of cost management. In order to survive in a market environment characterized by strong competition, it is a baseline necessity to constantly adjust to new parameters and adapt the implementation.

This can only be achieved with uniform management and the right software tools!

How Dynamics 365 Financial Supply Chain Management can change your business

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Financial Supply Chain Management is a cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that provides businesses with powerful tools to manage financial, supply chain and other operational processes.

The system provides a comprehensive overview of all activities along the entire value chain, from product design to manufacturing and distribution. This enables companies to identify inefficient areas and make informed decisions about where improvements need to be made.   

The demands of modern finance and supply chain operations are more complex than ever, making a strong case for implementing Dynamics 365 Financial Supply Chain Management.

What you can achieve with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Financial Supply Chain Management

From automation and monitoring to cost efficiency, the benefits of Dynamics 365 cloud-based financial supply chain management are many. They can lay the foundation for transforming your business.

What you can achieve by using the system, among other things:

  • Streamline and automate key processes like procurement, supply chain planning, inventory management, warehousing, customer service and finance.
  • Make quick decisions using real-time access to data
  • Monitor inventory levels to reduce waste
  • Improve delivery times for your customers
  • Reduce costs and increase profitability

Key benefits for your business:

  • Accurately predict demand and minimize inventory and associated costs
  • Improve visibility of orders, suppliers, customers and inventory along the supply chain for  easier management and labor savings
  • Real-time data and IoT for more efficient maintenance and failure predictions shorten machine downtime
  • Easier collaboration with customers and suppliers via a central platform

These are only a few of the key benefits of Dynamics 365. This comprehensive software is one of the most important tools available to successfully (and in a cost-effective manner) manage transformations toward more efficient supply chains.

One of the biggest and most important arguments in favor of Dynamics 365 is its intuitive, easy handling and its quick start. Microsoft strives to maintain simplicity and ease of use alongside flexibility and complexity, providing companies a helpful tool that ensures quick outputs and a high return on investment.

Best practices for implementing Dynamics 365 Financial Supply Chain Management

There are a few important practices to keep in mind when implementing Dynamics 365 in your organization.

1. Ensure that the right resources are in place – both technical and operational.

2. Identify key processes to automate or improve.

3. Create a timeline with clear milestones for implementation.

4. Develop a plan for training staff in the use of Dynamics 365 Financial Supply Chain Management. 

5. Establish appropriate support and maintenance services for post-implementation changes and updates.

6. Regularly monitor performance metrics to ensure success.

7. Use data-driven insights to optimize operations.

Final Considerations for Financial Supply Chain Management with Dynamics 365

Before implementing Dynamics 365 Financial Supply Chain Management, you should consider implementation costs, potential integrations with other systems, scalability requirements and the long-term sustainability of your solution. You should also make sure you have a clear idea of the benefits the solution will bring to your business. Set key performance indicators (KPIs) upfront that you can use to measure success.

By taking the time to plan and implement your Dynamics 365 solution, you can take full advantage of an integrated finance and supply chain system.

Implement Dynamics 365 into your business

Financial supply chain management is a must for any business, no matter what size. It helps streamline the entire value chain and provides data visibility at every step, from product development to manufacturing to distribution.

With Dynamics 365 Financial and Supply Chain Management, you can improve operational efficiency and visibility of orders and suppliers, and manage all operations centrally with just one system. You benefit from a comprehensive overview of your activities along the entire value chain – and thus are able not only increase your efficiency, but also to maintain long-term customer relationships.

If you are looking for an effective way to transform your business, Microsoft Dynamics 365 is the perfect choice. Contact us to learn how to get started.