Microsoft Dynamics 365
One system that meets all your needs, Microsoft Dynamics 365 provides business intelligence and productivity through tight integration with the Office 365 apps you already use. With intelligent applications across accounting and operations (ERP) functionality and customer relationship management (CRM), Dynamics 365 connects your critical business actions and provides choices that are relevant to your business. You can begin with just what you need to run your business, and add apps as you evolve. Dynamics 365 provides these powerful tools, and access to much more:
- Financial Management
- Project Management and Accounting
- Business Intelligence and Reporting Production
- Supply Chain Management
- Procurement and Sourcing Sales
- Service Management
One of the most exciting aspects of the new Dynamics 365 offering is that it is designed for flexibility in your choice of plan, type of user and businesses of many sizes, giving you only what you need — when you need it. Get monthly plans—with apps packaged for savings—or standalone applications. Opt for full or light use. And select the edition that meets the needs of your large or small business, now and down the road.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Customer relationship management (CRM) is the electronic visibility and maintenance of relationships, and the tracking of information, sales, and communications – all in one place. Microsoft Dynamics CRM provides a channel for categorization, organization and company-wide accessibility to data at your fingertips across all devices.
- Leads: creation, tracking, and management through entire sales cycle
- Accounts/Contacts: relationships, participation in activities and hierarchy
- Opportunities/Products: creation, tracking, visibility, and monitoring
- Activities: calls, emails, appointments, tasks and surveys
- Cases: service Management, tracking, and visibility
- Workflow: automation of process and handoff of activity responsibility
Dynamics CRM tools centralize customer information, automate marketing interactions, provide business intelligence, and facilitate communications for increased productivity. Dynamics CRM tracks sales opportunities, analyzes data and allows you access to the information you need to deliver the best results for your customers.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Microsoft Dynamics NAV offers the necessary core capabilities, easy customization and the ability for small and mid-market companies to scale as they grow. Dynamics NAV helps you manage the following areas of your business:
- Financial Management
- Multiple and International Sites
- Project Management
- Sales and Marketing
- Service Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Business Intelligence
The functionality is particularly strong in managing complex supply chain and inventory, and is best for growing businesses without complicated organizational structure. The system is highly configurable and allows for customizations to meet your unique business requirements.
Microsoft Dynamics AX
Microsoft Dynamics AX has always been a powerful, agile Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution which includes core and industry-specific capabilities for your business. The most recent release of Dynamics AX is now called Dynamics 365 for Operations, but trust that Dynamics AX will still be used by many for years to come.
If your company is running Dynamics AX 2009 or Dynamics AX 2012, you won’t find a better team, equipped to support your current instance and ready for you when its time to upgrade. Find out how Stoneridge can help you continue to get the most from your Dynamics AX system in all areas of your business.
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Dynamics GP is a strong financial product with many benefits for small to mid-market companies. Dynamics GP users are a passionate and active community, and Stoneridge Software resources have been contributors and trainers in this community for decades. Whether you’re interested in supporting your Dynamics GP solution for years to come, or exploring a transition to a Dynamics 365 cloud solution we’re here to guide and assist.
Software Assurance Transition Benefits for Microsoft Dynamics
Stoneridge Software often works with clients currently using other Microsoft Dynamics solutions like Dynamics GP and Dynamics SL. Over time, your business has changed and you might have determined that your current system no longer meets your needs, but you don’t want to lose the investment you made in the software licenses. You don’t have to. Microsoft offers Software Assurance Transition Benefits. By transitioning from your current Microsoft Dynamics product to another Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution, customers are able to “cash-in” their investment in Dynamics, and use that value towards Microsoft Dynamics 365 or Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
We will work closely with you and Microsoft to determine the value of your current Dynamics license and apply that towards the license cost of your new Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution. Just as we do with clients that are new to Dynamics, we go through the same discovery and demonstration process to ensure that switching to a new Dynamics solution will meet your unique requirements.
|Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations||Dynamics 365 Business Central||Microsoft Dynamics GP|
|Typical Number of Users||25-5,000+||5 to 50||5 to 50|
|Approximate Number of Customers||21,000+||102,000+||47,000+|
|Markets Served||Mid-Market and Enterprise||Primarily Mid-market||Small to Mid-market|
|Customer Needs||International companies or companies with multiple locations that want to run on a single instance.||International or domestic companies that can run on a single instance.||International companies or companies with multiple locations that want to run on a single instance|
|Global Operations||Supports complex organizational structures with multiple currencies and reporting needs.||Supports simplified organizational structures but does allow for multiple companies on a single instance.||Dynamics GP has multicurrency capabilities but is not considered a strong international product.|
|Industry Fit||Microsoft Dynamics 365 has specific industry capabilities for Service, Manufacturing, Distribution, Financial, Public Sector and Retail.||Very broad industry capabilities including manufacturing, service, professional services and distribution.||Dynamics GP has strong financial capabilities and some industry functions for manufacturing and project but more from an accounting perspective. Additional functionality provided through add-on solutions.|
|Manufacturing Modes||Supports discrete, process and lean manufacturing.||Primarily discrete manufacturing but can fit other industries with third party solutions.||Only discrete.|
|Global Planning||Advanced manufacturing planning including multi-plant and multi-schedule.||Multi-site planning.||Limited|
|Implementations||Microsoft Dynamics 365 is very functionally rich and requires more decisions during the implementation process generally resulting in a longer deployment time.||Business Central has moderate to low cost to implement and maintain.||Dynamics GP has moderate to low cost to implement and maintain.|
|Architecture||2-Tier N-Tier, multiple Application Object Servers (AOS) can be installed depending on a company’s needs.||N-Tier, typically implemented as 3-Tier.||2-Tier|
|Deployment Options||On-premise, hybrid cloud, Microsoft Azure cloud hosted.||On-premise, private cloud hosting, Microsoft hosted.||On-premise, private cloud hosting.|
|Development Environment||The integrated development environment (IDE), now in Visual Studio, is a X++ development language easily adopted by a .net developer. The IDE has a built-in data migration framework and upgrade analysis tools.||Any required modifications are done in C/AL (Client Application Language), a simple programming language used by customers around the world. NAV also oﬀers interoperability with the Microsoft .NET Framework. NAV oﬀers a built in data management suite called Rapid Start Services and reports can be customized using SQL Reporting Services.||Proprietary development environment native to Dynamics GP. Dynamics GP allows for customizations using the Dexterity development tool.|
|Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement Integration||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Reporting||Uses Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) for the out of the box reports.||Native reports and report writer.||A mix of native report writer, Oﬀice and Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).|
|Financial Reports||Leverages Microsoft Management Reporter.||Uses native financial reporting tool.||Leverages Microsoft Management Reporter.|
|Licensing||Named Users||Concurrent Users||Concurrent Users|
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Stoneridge Software is a unique Microsoft Gold Partner, with emphasis on partner. With specialties in Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, we focus on attracting the most knowledgeable experts in the field to our team, and prioritize delivering stellar solutions with maximum impact for your business. At Stoneridge, we are deeply committed to your results. Each engagement is met with a dedicated team, ready to provide thorough, tailored, and expert service. Based in Minnesota, we intentionally “step into your shoes,” wherever you are. We focus on what you care about, and develop trusting, long-term relationships with our clients.