Want to Leverage the AI-Power of Microsoft Copilot in Your ERP System? Make the Move to the Cloud

By Eric Newell | October 12, 2023

With advancements in AI getting all the buzz right now, Microsoft is introducing a ton of new AI-powered capabilities with the launch of Microsoft Copilot.

Microsoft Copilot is a new AI-powered solution that will soon be available on all Microsoft Cloud-based solutions to increase automation in a variety of areas in your business so your employees can stay focused on the tasks that are most important to their jobs. It also integrates with the apps you use to run your business and can increase productivity in everyday Microsoft apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and more.

Upgrading to the Cloud Enhances Automation Throughout Your Entire Organization with Microsoft Copilot

Microsoft has announced the general availability for Copilot is November 1, 2023. These new capabilities are driven by the cloud-hosted large language model meaning that you will need to be on a cloud-based solution to take advantage of it, like:

  • Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement
  • Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations
  • Power Platform
  • Microsoft 365
  • Windows 11

If you have any of these licenses you can use Copilot in that solution. If you are running an on-premise solution like Dynamics GP but have Microsoft 365 licenses for apps like Outlook, Teams, PowerPoint, and more, you can use Copilot in those apps but not in your Dynamics GP environment. The only way you can run Microsoft Copilot in your ERP system is if it is part of the Dynamics 365 suite of solutions.

Ideally, your entire system would be cloud-connected and able to utilize Copilot. We have written about the benefits of moving to the cloud before by either upgrading to Dynamics 365 or hosting your current solutions in Azure:

Adding a full suite of AI capabilities to your organization is ideal, as it will help save you time and money in all parts of your organization.

Stoneridge Can Help You Transition to the Cloud and Utilize Microsoft Copilot in Your ERP System and Beyond

With the release of Microsoft Copilot, the prospect of upgrading has become more enticing for many clients. Stoneridge Software has dedicated teams that can help you transition to the cloud, no matter if it’s an upgrade or hosting in Azure. We can also consolidate all of your Microsoft Licenses, so you are working with one trusted partner.

We also have dedicated teams that manage Dynamics 365 Business Central, Customer Engagement, Power Platform, and Finance and Operations that can help you transition your on-premise environment to one of those solutions.

Please reach out to us if you want help transitioning to the cloud.

Staying On-Premises? We Can Help with That Too

While many businesses are moving to the cloud, some of you might be fine with your current solutions. For that reason, Stoneridge wants to assure you that we will continue to help you with and support your systems. In fact, we have committed to supporting Dynamics GP well into the future, and Microsoft has also announced a roadmap of GP support until at least 2028.

Similarly, if you are currently running Dynamics NAV or AX, we will continue to support that as well.

Want to Talk About Cloud Migration? Stoneridge Software Has You Covered

Please get in touch with us if you want to talk about moving your systems to the cloud or how you can best utilize the AI capabilities of Microsoft Copilot.

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