Business Management Software

Business owners want to make a positive difference to their customers. Meeting these customers’ expectations, such as delivering products on time, is a vital part of this. However, with many businesses burdened with financial worries and constantly fighting fires, expectations are not always met. The result is a disgruntled customer.

That’s why we developed Business Cloud Essentials, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud business management solution for manufacturers that brings the entire organisation together to deliver a seamless customer experience.

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FREE* Implementation of our Business Management System

If you have between 10 and 200 staff and want to end your reliance on manual processes, then let us help you get there.

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Business Cloud Essentials: Overview

Understanding key issues


Understanding financial health

Due to disjointed and inaccurate reporting, duplication of data and numerous compatibility errors, manufacturers struggle to manage the company’s finances.

Customer expectations

Evolving customer norms means there is an expectation of quicker delivery and competitive pricing – without a compromise on quality.

Business insight

Lack of visibility across the supply chain limits an organisation’s ability to forecast accurately and make timely decisions.

Growth and performance

Reliance on bookkeeping and paper-based systems leads to inefficiencies and errors. And it’s the time spent on rectifying these mistakes that thwarts growth and strong performance.

Managing production

Ensuring goods and parts arrive on time, and managing complex Bills of Materials (BoMs), can be time consuming and can create inaccuracies.

Disconnected sales and invoicing

Manufacturers are often unable to manage sales and invoicing effectively due to disconnected manual processes which lead to inaccurate and out-of-date data.




How our Business Management software can help you


Ongoing software innovation and developments


We are always improving and innovating our products to deliver the best experience for our customers. Here are a selection of the latest updates to our business management software.

  • October 2020

    - Financial Budgets

    - Stock Groupds and Chart of Accounts Updates

  • July 2020

    - Part Matching – Permits the part allocation of payments and receipts and records matching sets

    - Supplier Payment Runs – Allow users to pay multiple suppliers in a single payment run

    - Auto Reversing Journals – To help users accrue for revenue and expenses for period end accounting

    - Revised Journal Listing screen – Introduction of new a journal list screen and includes narratives on journal lines

    - Stock Below Minimum Quantity report – Allows suggested minimum and maximum quantities to be set on stock items.  To report on stock items below minimum for consolidated reordering back to maximum quantity 

  • April 2020

    - Custom Chart of Accounts

  • March 2020

    - Payroll Rates Update

    - Custom Reports Beta #2

  • February 2020

    - Quick Reverse

    - P&L - Save Reports

    - Payroll Legislation

    - Security Fixes

  • January 2020

    - Redesigned P&L UI

    - Flexible Payment Terms

    - Period Independent from Doc Date

  • November 2019

    - Reporting on Full Project & Dept Analysis

    - Added new Resource Centre (Pendo)

“Since Business Cloud Essentials is a fully contained package, it will allow single entry of data in nearly every case, which will significantly reduce workload and increase efficiency.”

Chris Sullivan, IT Manager

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“Business Cloud Essentials has been the foundation of our business success and is absolutely instrumental in our future. It has taken us from one employee to 20; we think it could take us from 20 to 100.”

Kit Burgoyne, Co-Founder

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“We feel our needs are really understood. Advanced’s business management solution offers us a great deal of flexibility, with complete visibility of our stock and inventory, both in the UK and overseas.”

Phil Vaughan, Systems Manager

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Dedicated Support Team


24hr Customer Portal


Regular Product Updates


97% Project Delivery Score

Additional insights to help you transform


  • Cloud based business management solution for manufacturers

    Find out more about our business management solution, designed with, and for, UK manufacturers.

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