Microsoft launches Dynamics 365 Business Central in Sri Lanka, bringing connected operational experiences to local businesses

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –  With digital transformation more important than ever, organizations of all sizesin Sri Lanka are seeking cost-effective, streamlined systems that will make their transition seamless. To help them adapt and stay resilient in dynamic business environments, Microsoftintroduced its platform Dynamics 365 Business Centralto helpSri Lankan businesses modernize theirprocesses, make smarter decisions, and accelerate growth.

At the virtual launch event, participants learnt how the platform boosts efficiency with automated tasks and workflows to gain a complete view of business with connected data, business analytics, and guidance delivered by Microsoft’s leading intelligent technologies.

“At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more,” said Sook Hoon Cheah, General Manager, Southeast Asia New Markets, Microsoft Asia Pacific.“Small and medium businesses (SMBs) make up a substantial component of Sri Lanka’s economy, accounting for over 75% of all businesses with over one million SMBs. They can be found in all areas of the economy and account for roughly 45 percent of overall employment in Sri Lanka. We are confident that Dynamics 365 Business Central will be able to support such businesses, to connect their financials, sales, service, and operations to streamline business processes and improve customer interactions.”

Dynamics 365 Business Central is a single, end-to-end solution for managing business processes, and part of Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 range of business applications. The platform integrates with other Microsoft cloud services including Office 365 and can be customized or extended for specific industry needs with PowerApps, Microsoft Flow and Power BI.

Microsoft officials Sandeep Basu (Product Marketing Lead – Dynamics 365, Asia Pacific region) and Afif Mohamed Ali (Dynamics 365 Lead, Southeast Asia New Markets Dynamics) shared the latest innovations and capabilities behind the all-new platform.

“We understand the challenge of growing a business, trying to guarantee success while balancing many aspects of its operations,” said Sandeep Basu, Product Marketing Lead – Dynamics 365, Microsoft Asia Pacific. “The success of Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 Business Central solution is due to its unique ability to offer the depth of integrated business applications required, as well as fully integrated analytics, productivity, and IoT solutions, at cloud efficiency and scale.Our platform is built on a set of trusted, proven technologies that have served more than160,000 organizations of various sizes and millions of users worldwide.”

The final session of the event featured a panel discussion on the best practices and insights for the platform’s successful end-user technology adoption.The panel of speakersconsisted of Conrad Dias (Director, LOLC Holdings & Director/CEO, LOLC Finance) and Enrico Lisk (Director – Digital Transformation, ZILLIONe).The panelists also shared how each of their companies were accelerating digital transformation, to ensure resiliency and business continuity to meet the constant changes in a dynamic business environment.

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