There is always some level of reservation when it comes to software updates and migration. Whereas thoughtful selection and careful implementation of suitable software update can bring invaluable benefits to your organization. If your business is still leaning on the legacy versions of Dynamics, it is time to consider upgrading to Dynamics 365 since you are running on an out of support Dynamics CRM.
Here are some compelling reasons why moving to Dynamics 365 is your next right move:
Reduced IT maintenance and support
Deploying your Dynamics 365 on the cloud will completely wipe out the stress and cost of handling your infrastructure since Microsoft maintains it for you. The need for your IT staff to maintain your ERP system constantly is reduced significantly by the elimination of on-premise servers and systems and Microsoft monitoring and updating the underlying platform and the application itself.
Stay up to date cost-effectively
Upgradation to Dynamics 365 protects and risk-proof your organization from an out of support CRM to become the up-to-date version fit for a fast-paced and evolving business environment. Disaster recovery, redundancy, and high availability are all built-in with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Online and you will have to spend less time and money to deploy large scale upgrades and extensive change management systems.
Regular app updates behind the scenes with new features being added every six months and cost-effective platform updates every 3 months, you can rest assured that you are always on the latest and compliant version.
Assurance of high security and compliance
Lack of security is one main factor that drives most on-premise systems to move to the cloud. Microsoft’s security is unmatched with your credentials and active threats are monitored and counter-attacked 24/7. For commercial and government customers, compliance is certified and assured.
Boosted flexibility and scalability
Rising demand for mobility not only comes from the employees nowadays but customers also expect a better service from support teams, advisors, and field workers. With cloud-based Dynamics 365, your staff gets more agile as they can do their job from office, home, or on the go saving valuable time for your business and themselves with improved customer satisfaction.
Cross-platform UI and departmental support
Microsoft Dynamics 365 assures accessibility to the application from any type of user device. Its HTML based User Interface (UI) can run on any device like PC, laptop, tablet, mobile phone, with any platform (Windows, Mac & others) and any browser like Chrome, Safari, IE, and more.
Cross-departmental connection of data and people are also made smooth by unlocking tools like Azure, PowerApps, Flow, Power BI, and Outlook. With the huge focus on Artificial Intelligence, users can access the latest Microsoft innovations through Dynamics 365 online to make business operations better and productive.
Reduced cost of ownership and flexible licensing
The cost of upgrading and migration to Dynamics 365 online is limited to testing and validation due to automatic upgrades, managed services, and zero hardware investment which in turn significantly reduces the total cost of ownership. You can also scale in line with the needs of the business by never paying for more licenses than which you need with predictable monthly billing and mix and match flexibility.
Seamless integration with other tools
Microsoft offers a host of APIs that makes the integration of Dynamics 365 with other Microsoft tools as well as a myriad of third-party applications seamless and simple. While integration across multiple systems and applications is crucial in today’s business landscape it can be challenging too. Harmonious integration with PowerBI, SharePoint, Outlook, OneNote, Office, Yammer, and other products takes the overall business productivity to a new level.