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The benefits of transitioning to Microsoft Dynamics 365: Exploring the future opportunities

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Written by: (Mudasar Ansari VP ERP)

July 05, 2022

Achieving operational efficiency, productivity, and cost-effectiveness are important for businesses more than ever now. But the achievement of such goals requires standardization and process homogeneity which can be done through an all-out Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. The ideal ERP to meet the said objectives is Microsoft Dynamics 365 (Dynamics 365) or (D365).  

Benefits of Microsoft Dynamics 365 

In the following ten points, we will highlight why D365 helps you address your current requirements and accommodates your future business needs.  

  1. Robust and cost-effective ERP solutions 

Deploying Microsoft Dynamics 365 offers businesses a seamless solution without the need for heavy CAPEX to build data centres. It rather eliminates the costs associated with maintaining proprietary data centres, technical teams, licensing requirements, and utility expenses. With the Azure-based environments, you can fulfil your business’ ERP implementation needs through a single subscription model. 

Furthermore, D365 also provides a consolidated platform hosting a range of Microsoft Business Applications. These applications cover areas such as sales, marketing, service, finance, supply chain, project operations, commerce, and human resources.  

  1. Modern workspace 

The Microsoft Modern Workplace solutions play a vital role in creating a flexible and collaborative environment. They provide your staff with the opportunity to work remotely, while ensuring accessibility to necessary tools to ensure the security of your systems and data. Microsoft's Business Applications ecosystem features a design pattern of its UI that promotes user adaptability. This not only reduces administrative workload but also enables a shift towards strategic and creative tasks, leading to enhanced customer satisfaction.  

  1. Vertical solutions (Innovative features) 

The D365 ERP system offers a wide array of modules within a single license that cater to your diverse business needs. Moreover, Microsoft continually releases new modules that address industry-specific requirements. Then, AppSource provides vertical solutions for specific business requirements.  

  1. Scalability 

With Dynamics 365 ERP, businesses can easily scale their usage based on the fluctuations in user headcount, allowing for flexibility in resource allocation. Moreover, as your business aims to expand through acquisitions or establish new companies, Dynamics 365 provides you with a broader spectrum of solutions to support your growth strategies. 

  1. Agility   

Built on a common data model, the D365 ERP facilitates seamless integration, deployment, and long-term management. This unified approach further simplifies processes and enables you to maximize efficiency and productivity. 

  1. Mobility 

The user-friendly app builder's drag-and-drop interface helps create customized apps without the need for complex coding. This allows businesses to tailor their solutions and maximize functionality, ensuring they derive the utmost value from their mobile app investments. 

  1. Business Insights 

The Dynamics 365 ERP offers a wealth of innovative reporting tools and dashboards such as the Management Reporter, Electronics Reporting, and Power BI, enabling you to gain valuable insights into your operations and make calculated decisions. 

  1. AI predictive capabilities 

The AI-infused business intelligence tool provides access to real-time data and incorporates built-in predictive analytics. With native integration of Power BI, Cortana Intelligence, and Azure Machine Learning, your business can gain access to predictive insights, prescriptive guidance, and actionable steps forward. 

  1. Integration capabilities 

The Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP offers seamless integration with various Microsoft products, including the Office 365 (O365) suite, fostering barrier-free collaboration and productivity. Also, its out-of-the-box integration feature allows you to connect with multiple applications and services, optimizing performance and efficiency. 

  1. Security 

Dynamics 365 renders a robust security framework consisting of three levels to safeguard your data from any potential threats. 

  1. Authentication: The first level of security grants access to specific users within Dynamics 365. 
  2. Authorization: After the approval, the security layer determines the user's permissions, dictating the data, forms, fields, reports, or menus they can access. 
  3. Audit Trail: In the last step, D365 ERP maintains an audit trail, recording user activities within specific areas of the application. 

Time to make the switch 

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is one of the fastest-growing enterprise solutions with the state-of-the-art features that drive business efficiency, productivity, and growth. It is paramount for businesses to transition to Dynamics 365 if they haven't already, as it promises exceptional business growth and performance. 

If you want to know more about our Dynamics 365 offerings, contact our experts and experience the power of Dynamics 365 and unleash your business's full potential. Make the switch now and witness remarkable progress and success. 

As the customers are empowered more than ever today, there are lesser chances that you will be able to keep a loyal customer base if you do not keep pace with digitalization. If the customer's experience goes wrong at any point in the customer's journey, they will instantly switch to your competitors. Therefore, if you intend to build thriving relationships with both your satisfied and discerned customers, your marketing and sales force must prioritize their needs in the digital era. Here are some practices for sales and marketing personnel to keep their bonds with the customers intact through digital selling: 

Customer perspective: Understand the customer needs along with the market dynamics, and bridge them to deliver greater value. This is where the role of digital technologies is crucial. You can use them to gain insights into your customers, to get a hold of what they want and build offerings accordingly.  

The vision of customer-centricity: Cultivate a vision that places customers at the core of your business. You can do that by bringing in a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform to synergize your sales, marketing, and customer support functions, to provide holistic customer insights for better experiences, proactivity, and responsiveness. 

Data democratization: Centralize and democratize your customer data’s accessibility to empower your users more to classify, segment, and analyze their data independently. The CRM databases provide you with real-time insights, that aid informed decision-making and facilitate better customer experiences. 

Exceptional simplification: With every aspect of your customer journey simplified, you can now create exceptional experiences. You can also leverage the CRM and its built-in AI features to streamline tasks, prioritize activities, and expand reach to potential customers. Deliver value through clear and visible design, cost, layout, and user experience (UX). 

Market and competition monitoring: Make sure you stay updated about the current market trends and how your competitors respond to them to retain a competitive edge. Conduct consistent thorough market research, and analyze multiple faucets in competitor analysis such as pricing, customer engagement strategies, and metrics.   

Time to switch to digital 

It is about time you bid farewell to legacy structures and practices before the industry closes its doors of growth on you. Embrace digital transformation and find out how you can become customer-centric, be agile, collaborative, and innovative, providing personalized engagement, boosting productivity, and leveraging real-time data for growth and success. 

If you want to know more about digital selling and its solutions, please connect with our experts here to fast-forward your business growth through disruptive digital solutions.