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10 Things You Need to Know About Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and  Operations

Thu, Dec 8, 2016

If you have spent years piecing together different pieces of software to fill gaps and manage business growth, you’re not alone.

In today’s digital world, businesses in every industry are searching for ways to secure and expand by adapting the processes used for business operations through digital transformation.

You need a solution that not only reconnects all the areas of your business together, but one that you can add to in the future so that you don’t end up right back where you started. So we took a look at Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations and got a bit excited.

It takes the traditional Enterprise Resource Planning software and completely transforms the way manufacturers, retailers and distributors will do business, not just now, but well into the future.

Here are the top 10 things we think you should know about Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations:  

1.  It gives your business more opportunities to grow

Finance and Operations offers affordable scalability for your business, it will grow with your business. With AppSource, you can also add to the functionality of Dynamics 365 without worrying about how it will impact the upgrade path.

2.  Helps remove barriers to international growth

As a cloud-based solution, Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations can help you grow your global solution for managing operations in new geographies. You can share the same data, business rules and processes to complement and streamline business practices regardless of location. 

3.  More intelligence

The Cortana Intelligence suite means retailers can now up-sell and cross-sell with product recommendations based on similar products in a customer’s shopping cart or past product purchases.

4.  Architecture united

Using Azure as its unifying architecture, business processes across all applications are integrated on a Common Data Model.

5.  You’re number 1 in the queue

With a network of partners and Dynamics 365 support centers across several countries, this can give you peace of mind that service and help are available at any point in time. There are also hundreds of certified Microsoft Partners who make the implementation and service easier.

6.  Drive business impact

Improve the productivity of your business and reduce operating costs using solutions which work together, offering engaging and familiar technology.

7.  Irresistibly simple

Merging multiple disconnected systems into Operations will ensure that complexity is low and systems are easy to maintain.  

8.  Upgrading made easy

If you’re already using Dynamics AX or CRM online, upgrading to Dynamics 365 is a breeze.

Microsoft will release an update this month that will allow you to seamless transition to Dynamics 365. For on premise, you have the option to deploy in your own data centers, while enjoying the intelligence and flexibility enabled by the cloud.

9.  Faster deployment

With its online provision, Finance and Operations gives you the option to avoid the whole scoping project with your IT team to purchase servers, reserve rack space, and install the software. While it doesn’t reduce other necessary on-boarding work such as data migration, it gets you to that point much faster.

10.  Doesn’t cost an arm or a leg

The cost of licensing Operations is far more flexible which means it has the potential to be much cheaper.

Since it is a monthly subscription, scaling up and down with need is as simple as turning on new licenses during high-demand months, and turning them back off.

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