As an AX 2012 user, upgrading to the latest, leading edge, ERP and customer relationship management system, is worth the consideration.
Here are a few aspects to consider when you think about whether an upgrade to D365 will make sense:
1. Continued Microsoft support: Since mainstream support for Dynamics AX 2009 and AX 2012 has their mainstream support expiration dates set out and in line of sight, upgrading to D365 means that your business can continue to benefit from Microsoft’s security upgrades, resources, updates and more.
2. Reduce costs by moving to the cloud: Dynamics 365 uses a cloud model which offers subscription fees, so you only pay for what you use rather than bigger ongoing costs whether you use all aspects or not. On-premises fan? Dynamics 365 launched such a solution in June.
3. Keep a competitive advantage: Choosing to upgrade to D365 will give you access to the latest technology and functionality such as embedded BI and AI, as well as availability on mobile devices. Keep a competitive edge and stay ahead of the curve with your tech and applications.
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.
4. Leverage PowerApps and Flow capabilities: Power Apps and Flow enables business workflows that were not possible in AX or CRM.
5. Improve your user experience and productivity: Aside from the new features and functionality, D365 offers a new user interface that boosts productivity and easily integrates with Office 365 and CRM.
6. Take advantage of cloud scalability and growth: Transitioning to D365 in the cloud enables your organisation to better prepare for growth benefit from full-on scalability and flexibility without having to budget for hardware upgrades and implementations.
7. Enhanced security. D365 provides the stability and security of the Azure platform, including access controls and disaster recovery.
If you are hesitant to upgrade because Dynamics AX is working well for your business, you will have to understand that not upgrading has its implications, including the need to extend services and pay for custom supports in addition to maintaining the system.
However, you have to understand that sometimes upgrading is necessary to keep abreast of the industry and meet customer demands.
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