Microsoft’s latest version of their ERP solution – Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (D365FO), previously known as Dynamics AX – has expanded its customer footprint exponentially in just two years, with a high percentage of users (80%) choosing cloud over on-premises deployment.
According to the stats shared with Microsoft partners at the recent Inspire 2018 conference targeted at vendors, the company’s ERP solution D365FO has grown to 2100 enterprise customers and 100 000 monthly active users in just two years.
The customer database has increased three times last year from 650 to over 2,100 customers, with more than 600 deployed in production. The current Dynamics 365 users span multiple geographies and run varying workloads.
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.
Microsoft and partners are also looking to shorten that implementation timeframe which currently takes twelve to eighteen-month for most customers, by encouraging incremental launches over the course of a project rather than traditional waterfall-style go-lives.
We can also expect a focus on seamlessly connected processes across Dynamics 365, including CDS-driven connected processes that link D365FO to other D365 apps such as ‘order to cash’, ‘field service to operations’, and ‘project services to finance.’
Also, more enterprises are expected to transition to cloud-based ERP D365FO in the coming years. Given the existing base of roughly 28 000 Dynamics AX customers, 180 000 NAV, 13 000 SL and 40 000 GP customers, there can only be good news for the D365FO enterprise uptake.
Decision Inc. Immix is a leading Dynamics 365 partner in South Africa.