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Is Microsoft Dynamics 365 right for my company?
25 November 2021
Since the release of Microsoft Dynamics 365, many UK businesses have undoubtedly asked themselves whether this new cloud based ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system is the right solution for them.
Although Dynamics 365 comes with appealing pricing and feature-rich functionality – without rigid licensing options. It also represents a large shift in how many businesses think about software. Since this is a modular service based on remote servers, it can represent an innovate approach to how your business implements and licenses software, in addition to how it manages technology and infrastructure.
Fully comprehending this new way of thinking can help you decide if Microsoft Dynamics 365 is the right solution for your business.
Changing how your business uses software with Microsoft Dynamics
The first step is to consider how your company’s ERP solution functions in relation to the rest of your business processes and systems. Dynamics 365 operates extremely well in two scenarios; as an integrated solution and to automate specific processes.
For users who need a comprehensive end-to-end solution where ERP data is shared throughout the business, Microsoft Dynamics 365 could be the ideal solution. It offers simplified integration for Finance, Sales (CRM), Marketing and Customer Service functions.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 data flows seamlessly between CRM, ERP, emails and documents. You can send and receive quotes and invoices directly, via Outlook. You can also schedule a meeting from inside your Dynamics 365 application. And update any document with current pricing or stock level data, without leaving the document. Furthermore, you can access credit data and purchase history directly from a customer’s contact details.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 can also be an excellent choice for users who do not necessarily need a fully integrated system. But, want to automate particular processes or utilise combined ERP and CRM functions in a more limited fashion. Since Dynamics 365 uses a modular approach, you have the option to only the components you need.
Changing how you manage your infrastructure
Since it is hosted in the Cloud, Dynamics 365 can bring about a dramatic reduction in risk whilst streamlining your business’ IT operations. If your current IT department is already stretched to the limits, a cloud based option could bring significant relief.
Daily maintenance, including software patches and updates, are all managed by Microsoft. The performance and availability of your Dynamics 365 applications are also monitored. This keeps things running smoothly and sending an alert in the event of an issue.
The cloud based model also makes it much easier to scale your use of services. As your company’s database increases in size, you just need to add further storage. This is done without the obligation of buying or installing hardware. You can enjoy virtually unlimited scalability, without having to build or staff a data centre!
Conclusion – Microsoft Dynamics
With the modular system and cloud based deployment model fast becoming the new industry standard, Microsoft Dynamics 365 could well be the future of Enterprise Resource Planning. Whether your business presently uses a mid-market ERP system or an enterprise solution, migrating to Dynamics 365 could be the right solution for your business.
If you have any questions about this or need assistance, then please contact the GCC Team on 0345 260 1161.