Advanced Business Cloud Solutions

Complete control over your accounts & business operations, encouraging faster and better-informed decisions.

Introducing Business Cloud Essentials

To keep up with the pace of change in today’s digital age, we understand that business owners are looking to technology to help control their business; aspiring to draw all aspects of the organisation together without significant upfront costs or ongoing investment. Having a unified view of your business is key to understanding how you need to adapt to grow for the future. Therefore, at Minerva, we are proud to be a reseller of Advanced Business Cloud Essentials.

Business Cloud Essentials is a cloud-based ERP system which delivers a single, fully-integrated platform for businesses to use financials, CRM, stock control, supplier and logistics management, payroll and dashboard reporting. The platform is delivered as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) so it’s easily accessible through any web browser and the pricing model allows businesses to scale their usage as required.

Advanced Business Cloud Solutions

How Business Cloud Essentials can help your business

annual savings

Save approx. £9.5k by switching to the Cloud from on-premise ERP software.

times faster

Process orders over 150 times quicker.

less paperwork

Reduce paperwork by as much as 80%.

Features of Business Cloud Essentials


  • Instant visibility of company finances – past, present or future
  • Reduce data input and improve reporting accuracy with automatic ledger updates
  • Conduct varied and detailed financial analysis of items, jobs, projects and departments
  • Reduce financial risk using one, integrated, Cloud-based ERP software


  • Improve efficiencies by streamlining processes
  • Manage operations, whether they are people or machines
  • Schedule current and future demand for materials and stock
  • Create Bills of Materials and manage standard or customised product and parts lists with ease


  • Improve sales performance and customer relationships with better visibility
  • Bring all customer data together in one place
  • Using ERP software, all information is up-to-date and accurate
  • Get closer to your customers with a clear view of their account embedded into the system


  • Manage payroll directly within the system
  • Effectively report on costs
  • Meet legislative requirements
  • Detailed analysis of labour costs per department, project, job, item or across the entire business

Benefits of Business Cloud Essentials

Anytime, anywhere, any device – Access the Business Cloud securely, anytime and anywhere, benefitting from the most up-to-date information in all areas; from the product lifecycle to payroll management.

Reduce financial risk – Benefit from a simple and painless implementation process, without the need for risky software acquisition costs which can ultimately impact your bottom line and cash flow. Instant business intelligence – Instant access to a snapshot of current and future performance, allowing you to forecast effectively, refine your strategies and plan resources and materials efficiently.

Financials and accounting – Reduce data input and improve reporting accuracy with automatic ledger updates. Conduct varied and detailed financial analysis of items, jobs, projects and departments or across your entire business to refine strategies and reduce operational costs.

Payroll – Fully integrated payroll allows detailed analysis of labour costs per department, project, job, item or across the entire business. Benefit from the peace of mind of end to end compliance and effectively meet HMRC requirements with fully integrated payroll management.

Productivity tools – Increase visibility with tasks, events and workflows for individual users and user groups. Collaborate and improve visibility across all departments with an integrated document management system.

Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) and enhanced stock control – Schedule current and future demand for materials and stock. Create Bills of Materials and manage standard or customised product and parts lists with ease. Manage stock and inventory levels with automated or manual control.

Realise the benefits of moving to the cloud now. To request more information, just get in touch.

One version for life

No need to upgrade your systems every few months, your software stays up-to-date without needing a newer solution.

Business Cloud Essentials is constantly being developed and invested in by Advanced. Take a look below to see some of latest enhancements to the product:

April 2019

  • Integration to our Making Tax Digital solution, Business Tax Portal, enabling businesses to submit VAT returns digitally directly from Business Cloud Essentials
  • Enhanced functionality to stock locations providing the ability to view stock levels by individual location
  • April payroll update changes ensuring complete compliance

December 2018

  • Maintain and store accurate supplier pricing to ensure you are buying at the right price from your suppliers
  • Calculate list pricing and summary mark-ups to create accurate sales prices from costs to ensure you are always growing profit margins
  • Additional filtering and views within MRP functionality to ensure you have accurate stock levels to fulfil demand
  • Ability to link purchase orders to work orders so you can understand where you will be using purchased stock

October 2018

  • Create user defined fields for use in reporting and analysis
  • Turn on period management to give greater control over your financial transactions
  • Auto recieve goods on GRNs to increase efficiency when booking goods in
  • Record GL budgets to enable you to track performance against budget
  • MRP PO consolidation to simplify your supplier ordering process

August 2018

  • Work order start times – allowing you to track productivity
  • Payslip passwords – ensuring payslips are protected should they fall in to the wrong hands
  • Hyperlink support – enabling businesses to use network and web shortcuts within the application

June 2018

  • GDPR Compliance – identify, automate and anonymise personal data held in Business Cloud Essentials

See how Business Cloud Essentials works – Get a Free Demo

Get the most out of your business software. If you want to learn how Business Cloud Essentials meets your needs, this would be the place to start.

Get complete insight into Business Cloud Essentials and how it can improve your business processes.

Benefits of Business Cloud Essentials

Bring the business together

Access all business information with one login for Business Cloud Essentials, uniting all data from across the organisation in the software.

Increase productivity

Reduce manual processing of information and maximise productivity by using one, central system for all business activity.

Improved analytics

Get a better understanding of your business activity and performance with real-time reporting using Business Cloud Essentials.

Access anytime, anywhere

With ERP software, organisations can benefit from instant access to their data. It’s no longer necessary to be in the office to run your business.

Ideal For

Any modern small to medium-sized enterprise who wants to boost efficiency, improve business management and maximise productivity.

Have A Problem? Talk To Us

From IT emergencies to niggling issues to fully customised software solutions, the Minerva team is ready to help your IT run smoothly, leaving you more time to run your business.