How to migrate from AX to D365 FO?
If your company is evaluating a migration from Dynamics AX to D365 FO, you need to determine the right steps. There are a few things to review and we can help you. Based on experience, companies can see the economic impact in 3 important areas:
1. The total cost of ownership (TCO)
The starting point is a financial estimate of the economic value of the investment to the total direct and indirect cost savings over the lifecycle of the company with the system you are using. TCO estimates need to consider six cost areas, along with a visualization of the transition from on-prem to cloud.
Implementation, customizations, and training
Cloud licensing consolidates a number of costs and offers different licensing models including pay-as-you-go monthly or annually, often shifting costs from CapEx to OpEx.
A move to the cloud often means reducing the level of platform customization, reducing long-term development, support, and upgrade costs. Onboarding and user support costs are typically reduced with guided processes and modern user experience.
Upfront or ongoing costs to purchase infrastructures, such as servers, networking hardware, operating systems, databases, and storage, and costs (such as electricity) are avoided. In addition, include a comparison of disaster recovery and mobile provisioning.
The labor costs of estate maintenance are reduced (servers, databases, and other technology) and IT teams can refocus on business improvement initiatives.
Support costs including loading fixes, patches, and updates are minimized.
Upgrades require minimal oversight from IT personnel, and there is no additional software and minimal upgrade costs with automated background updates.
2. Business performance improvement
The move to the cloud offers significant potential to improve business performance with increased productivity, capabilities, and business insights. Successful companies know that increased automation, better user experience, reduced rework, and improved estimates, go hand in hand with increasing company-wide productivity.
Furthermore, real-time data analysis and simplified processes can help improve forecasting accuracy, improve quality, reduce waste, and prevent delays.
3. Functionality: Organization-wide
4. Functionality: Procurement Management
5. Functionality: Manufacturing
6. Functionality: Sales & Retail
7. Functionality: Warehouse & Transportation
8. UI & Features Benefit
Why make the move to Dynamics 365?
Leverage Microsoft’s billion-dollar investment in data center security. Create robust security and access controls for apps and data with built features included in Dynamics 365 Finance and Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management including:
Physical data center, network connectivity, and service hosting platform.
Capabilities of Microsoft Azure—the built-in disaster recovery and 24/7 technical support to ensure cybersecurity.
Gain benefits with a monthly subscription model, including:
Flexibility on operational cost vs. capital costs.
Potential cost savings as you only buy what you need.
Elasticity to scale and grow based on needs.
Reduce your IT maintenance
Reduce costs on the company’s server maintenance, including:
Eliminate buying servers and required licenses supporting on-premises solutions.
Avoid server room maintenance, and monitor and update the underlying platform (Windows, SQL Server) and the application itself.
Reduce IT staff ERP system maintenance hours.
Ensure seamless business operations from anywhere at any time through Dynamics 365—powered by a native HTML5 browser-based user interface that:
Provides access on virtually any device (PC, tablet, phone) with any browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.) or platform (Windows, Mac, etc.).
Removes the need to rely on remote desktop or enterprise portals.
Stay up to date with new functional enhancements
Take full advantage of Dynamics 365 evolving features and newest functionality:
Seamless application updates to all customers.
New Dynamics platform updates to improve performance and user experience.
Access real-time insights with Dynamics 365 with built-in predictive analytics—powered by Microsoft Power BI:
Simplify data analysis that can lead to valuable business insights.
Consolidate the view of your data with customizable, user-friendly, convenient dashboards and reports.
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