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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.
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.
- Licensing 26% 26%
- Infrastructure, Maintenance, Patches, IT Resources, Upgrades, and Training 74% 74%
- Licensing 65% 65%
- Consulting, IT Resources, and Training 35% 35%
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.
- Customer Service
- Field Service
- Professional Service
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.
- Machine Learning
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Power Platform
- Power BI
- Power Apps
“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.”
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