Not all cloud services are created equal. Deploying your ERP solution in the cloud needs an agile, reliable, flexible and secure platform.
If your business uses Dynamics AX and NAV for its resource planning and operations, transitioning to Microsoft’s cloud environment is a viable option for many businesses considering a hybrid approach to build, deploy and manage applications.
While Azure is a great option for cloud infrastructure, the following points will help you determine if launching ERP on Azure is a good fit for your business and industry.
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.
Maintenance and Management
The advantages of having your applications in the cloud include reduced costs with IT expenses and staff, by removing the need to maintain and manage complex on-premises systems.
However, transitioning your ERP system to Azure will require a competent team who understands the environment and can maintain the system, manage servers and apply updates, upgrades and service packs as necessary.
Ensure that your Dynamics ERP platform on Azure benefits from strong and inclusive system management, maintenance and support to keep overheads low.
Risk Management, Security, and Compliance
Enterprise cloud infrastructure needs to be able to deliver high levels of data encryption, confidentiality and recovery (backup and restore), especially when dealing with certain types of sensitive information and mission-critical applications.
Since Azure represents Microsoft’s public cloud offering, transitioning ERP systems to Azure needs to take into account the type of business processes and information to be hosted in the cloud.
Highly regulated industries and public companies can preferably deploy in a hybrid environment to secure sensitive financial data and accounting software on dedicated servers while accessing Azure for recurrent business operations that need immediate access and flexibility.
Finally, compliance with industry regulations and other legal requirements is another fact to consider, which can determine the most suitable cloud infrastructure strategy that meets all your business requirements.
Microsoft Dynamics for Operations
Contact Decision Inc. Immix and speak to one of our experienced Microsoft Dynamics ERP consultants and integrated cloud specialists to see whether ERP on Azure is the right fit for your business.