Planning for Your Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 Upgrade

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7 Vital Reasons to Upgrade
from Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365

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Personalized Customization Report

Are you ready to upgrade? Take the first step on your upgrade journey with a FREE Personalized Customizations Report. You’ll receive a complete report of all customizations in your current Dynamics AX environment, including the number of layers and objects in each layer. This information is key to determining an accurate estimate in moving to Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations![/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner]

7 Vital Reasons to Upgrade Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations

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1 Microsoft Cloud

Microsoft is an identified leaders in the cloud space. Here are some of the benefits of Microsoft cloud-based Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations:

  • Active Directory – Same as O365
  • MS Maintained Infrastructure
  • Scalability
  • Multi-tenant Management
  • Consistent Upgrades
  • Elimination of Redundancy
  • Security Monitoring & Threat Management by Microsoft
    • Intrusion detection
    • Penetration testing

Read more about the cloud

2 Surfacing the Cost of Ownership

More visibility at the top

A cloud model provides more visibility into the hard costs or operating expenses of your solution and a more predictable cost over time. Less time spent on maintenance and infrastructure frees up your workforce to do more.

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3 Support Lifecycle

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4 Web Client

And Modern, Mobile User Experience

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5 New Functionality

Within Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations there are a variety of new features and functionality that were not available in Microsoft Dynamics AX. Here’s a list of the new functionality that demonstrates the wide reach of capabilities within the product.

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  • Azure DevOps
  • Task Recorder
  • Automated Testing Suite
  • Advance Warehousing
  • Transportation Management
  • Mobile Timesheet

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  • Project Enhancements
  • Retail & POS
  • RFQ (request for quotation)
  • Purchase Requisition
  • Product Catalogs
  • Public Sector
  • Trade Allowance

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  • Global Address Book
  • Office 365 Add-in
  • Vendor Collaboration Portal
  • Enhanced Financial Dimensions
  • Auto Bank Reconciliation
  • Positive Pay

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6 Integrated Business Operations

With Dynamics 365, you truly have one solution with the power to bring together processes, departments, and people, creating a better experience for both your team and your clients.[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][icon_box icon_position=”left” icon=”hb-moon-coins” title=”Sales”][/icon_box][icon_box icon_position=”left” icon=”hb-moon-bullhorn” title=”Marketing”][/icon_box][icon_box icon_position=”left” icon=”hb-moon-headphones” title=”Customer Service”][/icon_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][icon_box icon_position=”left” icon=”icon-briefcase” title=”Field Service”][/icon_box][icon_box icon_position=”left” icon=”hb-moon-user-7″ title=”Professional Service”][/icon_box][icon_box icon_position=”left” icon=”hb-moon-stats-up” title=”Finance”][/icon_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][icon_box icon_position=”left” icon=”hb-moon-meter-fast” title=”Operations”][/icon_box][icon_box icon_position=”left” icon=”icon-trophy” title=”Talent”][/icon_box][icon_box icon_position=”left” icon=”hb-moon-cart” title=”Retail”][/icon_box][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row top_margin=”0″ bottom_margin=”0″ css=”.vc_custom_1543942685853{padding-top: 40px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner]

7 Business Insights

With Dynamics 365, you can now easily realize the benefits of BI in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and use those insights to give your business a real advantage.

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Machine Learning

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Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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Power Platform

Power BI

Flow

Power Apps

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Personalized Customization Report

[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″]The first step in your upgrade path should be taking a hard look at your current system. Have you documented all the customizations in your environment? Probably not. It’s difficult and time-consuming. But, we’ve made it easy for you to get started! Take advantage of our FREE Personalized Customization Report. The Stoneridge Software team has built a tool to track and summarize all the customizations in your system and create a detailed report. This report will not only give you a complete analysis of what’s been customized in your current system, but we’ll also provide an estimate of the number of hours required to transition to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.

Your customization report will include:

A complete report of all customizations in your current AX environment
– Number of layers
– Number of object in each layer

Estimate of transition hours required for customizations

– Amount of time to upgrade based on objects
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