If you’re a current Microsoft Dynamics AX customer, you’ve most likely been resisting pressure to switch to Dynamics 365. “The expense and the headache aren’t worth it,” you protest.
Moving to the cloud doesn’t have to be a headache. Moreover, many Microsoft partners are offering discounts on licensing to make the switch. Read on to learn why there’s no time like the present to move to Dynamics 365.
The Cost Savings
Let’s start with the most obvious point: it’s less expensive to move to Dynamics 365 now because many Microsoft partners are offering discounts on licensing fees. However, those discounts aren’t going to last forever. Why would you want to pay more in the future when you can save money now?
Additionally, moving to the cloud offers cost savings of its own. You’re no longer investing in infrastructure (let alone paying to maintain it). Imagine all of the things you could do with the money you’re saving, and all of the things your staff could do because they don’t have to worry about maintaining a server.
Dynamics 365 offers several advantages over Dynamics AX. For a start, Dynamics 365 has a built-in CRM solution. You don’t have to waste time or effort searching between two solutions for the information you need, and you don’t have to switch off between more than one solution to get your work done.
Second, Dynamics 365 is feature-rich. There are modules for a variety of departments, including Sales, Marketing, HR, Finance, and Customer Service. The advantage of having all of these built-in modules is, again, that your employees save time and effort. Moreover, you save money because you’re not investing in a number of point solutions, many of which won’t talk to each other.
Third, Dynamics 365 integrates with other Microsoft solutions, many of which your employees use every day. Microsoft products are part of many people’s workflow, so Dynamics 365 complements the way people work rather than disrupts it. Because people are used to using Microsoft products, the learning curve is shorter. That means it will take your team less time to learn how to use it.
Because Dynamics 365 runs in the cloud, updates are automatic. Scheduling disruptive updates that lead to expensive downtime is a thing of the past. Instead, Microsoft does all the work for you, so you can focus on your core business.
More importantly, Dynamics 365 won’t rest on its laurels. Because it’s cloud-based software, updates and new features are easier to implement, so you’ll see them faster. One planned update Microsoft has is introducing AI functionality to Dynamics 365 to make it even smarter.
Now is the time to make the move to Dynamics 365. Lower pricing from Microsoft partners won’t last forever. You don’t want to miss out on an opportunity to be more agile, cost-effective, efficient, and smarter. If you wait too long, you’ll be stuck paying a higher cost.