7 Vital Reasons to Upgrade
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What does your Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations upgrade path look like? Right now you’re deciding if and when the time is right for you. As a Microsoft partner known for technical expertise and implementation project success, we’ve detailed the top reasons to upgrade from Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations and what the next step is on your journey. Discover the top reasons you should consider your upgrade now and how we can help you get started.
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 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!
7 Vital Reasons to Upgrade Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations
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
- Multi-tenant Management
- Consistent Upgrades
- Elimination of Redundancy
- Security Monitoring & Threat Management by Microsoft
- Intrusion detection
- Penetration testing
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.
3 Support Lifecycle
Mainstream support for Dynamics AX is nearly at an end and current users should start planning their transition from AX to Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations.
4 Web Client
And Modern, Mobile User Experience
Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations has a user-friendly interface and as a cloud-based product, is available anytime, anywhere, on any device.
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 breadth of the product.
- Azure DevOps
- Task Recorder
- Automated Testing Suite
- Advance Warehousing
- Transportation Management
- Mobile Timesheet
- Project Enhancements
- Retail & POS
- RFQ (request for quotation)
- Purchase Requisition
- Product Catalogs
- Public Sector
- Trade Allowance
- Global Address Book
- Office 365 Add-in
- Vendor Collaboration Portal
- Enhanced Financial Dimensions
- Auto Bank Reconciliation
- Positive Pay
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.
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.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Personalized Customization Report
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
– Amount of functional consulting time and testing time
“An upgrade is an opportunity to stay current, clean house, leverage new & improved features, reduce risk, and ultimately increase ROI from your business systems. The assessment is an important first step to understand the potential for improvement and effort required.”