This has been a year of many changes. Microsoft sent waves through the tech community in early November, announcing the release of Dynamics 365. The announcement of the cloud solution changed the ground the Dynamics community walks on, offering competitive SaaS (Software as a Service) pricing, incredible flexibility, and seamless integration with Microsoft’s widely adopted Office 365 business suite.
Small to medium-sized and enterprise businesses now have the option to streamline business processes by running powerful Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software built on trusted Dynamics NAV and AX framework, with month-to-month cloud subscription flexibility, and lower start-up costs than a traditional on-premises ERP implementation.
With both Business Edition and Enterprise Edition options, Dynamics 365 offers large scalability, and solutions for multiple markets.
- Business Edition is optimized for businesses with 10-250 employees
- Enterprise Edition is optimized for businesses with 250+ employees
The Business Edition
Dynamics 365 for Financials is currently the only application available with the Business Edition, but Dynamics 365 for Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service are projected to become available in 2017. We’ll share more about this in future blogs.
Current functionality includes:
- Financial Management – General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables, and Cash Management
- Supply Chain Management – Sales Order Processing, Inventory Management, Purchase Order Processing
- Fixed Asset – Track assets within the system
- Jobs – Basic Project Accounting. Setup projects, budgets, phases, tasks, and track time and expense.
- Customer Opportunity Management – Basic customer contact management and opportunity tracking
- Workflow – Business Process Automation
In a recent interview, General Manager, Marko Perisic said, “Over the next 6 to 12 months we will have parity between the Dynamics 365 Business Edition and Dynamics NAV.”
The Enterprise Edition
This edition brings together the best of Microsoft’s CRM and ERP offerings: Dynamics CRM and Dynamics AX.
Choose from several different business applications, including:
- Field Service
- Customer Service
- Project Service Automation