Looking to streamline your business processes and save costs through a self-implemented ERP software solution such as Dynamics NAV or AX?
Here are just a few of the reasons why self-implementation is not always the best and most cost-effective route when it comes to implementing your ERP solution:
1. Data Migration Issues
Data migration is a complex process. The functionality of Dynamics AX relies heavily on the success of this migration. It is, undoubtedly, a vital part of any implementation and requires an experienced person to manage and provide guidance, to ensure all data is captured and processed via the system.
2. Modular System Errors
It is important to understand the inter-relation between the various modules of Dynamics AX, and how any changes on ay module can affect the functionality of the overall solution, as well as the particular area where change is implemented. Any wrongfully executed short-term change can bring long-term issues, resulting in costly and time-consuming fixes.
The new release of Dynamics 365 for Operations is Microsoft’s new business solution for medium to large organisations. Dynamics 365 for Operations was previously known as AX7 and is a single software system that helps run businesses more effectively. It is a digitally transformed financial and operational ERP system.
3. Cloud Integration
As more companies embrace the public and hybrid cloud environments to store, process and use their data, ERP software is one of the main assets that needs transitioning to the cloud. Many things can go wrong, whether the company wants a complete transition or a hybrid set-up where some of its resources are hosted on-premise. Various scenarios require different integrations, which is why it is recommended to get professional help for a customised solution fitting the requirements.
4. Time Constraints
In most situations, companies decide to save time as they need to carry on with business, and they usually don’t have a dedicated in-house project team to ensure the Dynamics deployment runs smoothly and appropriately. The lack thereof can lead to a poor focus on the implementation, and various problems that arise from an improper or incomplete installation. Getting the pros to focus on the project will save lots of headaches down the line.
As with every software solution, Microsoft provides comprehensive access to the partner and user community for their vendors. Most companies will have limited or no access to specialised resources to get guidance or to perform troubleshooting and will need to train and educate their in-house teams to do so. Vendors can easily jump in to assist with the transition, education, and training needed.
Based on the above, to make the most of your Dynamics NAV or AX investment, it becomes crucial to choose the right partner who understands the project objectives and requirements and can assist with the correct implementation and the necessary training.