Top 10 advantages of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for international companies
Microsoft Dynamics 365 helps organizations streamline operations and reduce operational costs. Available as a cloud-based solution, this highly customizable, easy-to-use business management solution is designed to help you connect the individual parts of your organization, enabling smarter decision-making. Below are 10 advantages this powerful solution can bring to your organization.
- Unify your business
Dynamics 365 helps you unify your business by connecting financials, sales, services, and operations in a single, centralized source. This scalable and robust platform connects data and processes that organizations need to engage customers, empower their employees, and optimize their operations—in other words an all on one technology platform. Organizations can improve operational efficiency and productivity with automated tasks and workflows that are all integrated within familiar Office tools for a seamless business ecosystem.
- Out-of-the-box ready
This truly international solution can digitally transform your global organization. It offers a full suite of business applications and localized ERP packages so customers can select the localization for their country and enable market-specific business processes that always comply with local legislation. It can also translate currencies across national borders, while still allowing users to see financial data in their local currencies. The latest release of Microsoft Dynamics 365 (2022 release wave 1) is available in more than 70 countries and regions worldwide.
- Scale up and down as needed
An ERP solution must be agile enough to adapt along with you, wherever you go. But oftentimes, growth happens suddenly, and organizations find out the hard way that their ERP solutions aren’t designed to handle added complexity. Dynamics 365 is a cloud-based solution that’s distributed as a Software-as-a-service (SAAS) platform, making it easy to scale up and down as needed. And it’s built on Azure — a robust, scalable infrastructure, so there’s no need to worry about how the infrastructure is being hosted or maintained — it’s all handled automatically. Dynamics 365 can be scaled with the number of users and different business functions making it ideal for any size organization especially seasonal and fast-growing businesses.
- Predict and control your budget
Because Dynamics 365 is distributed as a Software-as-a-service (SAAS), organizations only need to pay for the modules they use, allowing them to have tighter control of their budget. This monthly subscription model helps you stay on top of operational costs. And you don’t need to commit to a large yearly license – with Dynamics 365 you only pay for what you need, when you need it. Plus, if you do need to scale up or down your business, Dynamics 365 supports informed decision making and can help you predict the number of licenses needed in the future.
- Access to accurate, reliable data
Dynamics 365 combines CRM and ERP capabilities and can integrate all your data, business logic, and processes. It uses Microsoft Dataverse to securely store data allowing business applications and processes to interact with a single set of data and business logic. With a common data source, users can be sure their data is always accurate and synched. Microsoft Dataverse lets users share information between apps so they can sync up all areas of their operations and make smart decisions based on real-time information.
- Understand your data
Dynamics 365 seamless connects to Microsoft Power Platform which includes powerful data visualization and analytics tools. These tools can draw analyses into one central dashboard and use visualization software to interpret analytical trends and complex data. You can quickly aggregate sharable real-time data even through a mobile app. And, with powerful analytics you can analysis the data and quickly transform it into actionable business intelligence. It’s possible to derive valuable insights for more informed decision-making not only to support business goals, but also to enable quick, agile responses to market changes. Plus, this intuitive solutions ensures everyone can get involved and add value to the business. From the CEO to the sales frontline, everyone is empowered to access, analyze, and act on relevant business data and drive valuable business impact.
- Save time and effort with automation
Repetitive business processes take time and effort and can be prone to human-error. Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform make it easy to automate workflows and paperless processes without coding skills. Here users can automate workflows and build their own tailor-made applications in just a few steps. Automation also helps increase productivity by eliminating trivial, time-consuming tasks and allowing users to automate work processes in an accessible, connected way and in a fraction of the time.
- Access to tailor-made apps for specific requirements
Dynamics 365 offers add-on that extend the base functionality of the solution. These add-ons are available from AppSource, Microsoft’s online marketplace containing thousands of business applications and services all built by industry-leading software providers. In addition, because Dynamics 365 is built on the Microsoft Azure infrastructure, it syncs and seamlessly integrates with a broad range of Microsoft business applications. For instance, users will enjoy single sign-on with Office 365 for a seamless business ecosystem experience.
- Constantly updated and in compliance
Oftentimes, organizations waste valuable time on updates and patches to keep their systems running. Dynamics 365 provides automatic updates so you can be sure you’re always running the current version of your ERP solution. This highly innovative platform is under constant development and Microsoft releases biannual updates every spring and fall. In addition, Dynamics 365 is GDPR compliant and supports major global, governmental, regional, and industry regulations. The services within Dynamics 365 comply with applicable data protection and privacy laws and address the strictest security and privacy needs. This makes it easy for your organization to comply with existing standards and respond to new standards and regulations as they arise.
- Accessible everywhere—24/7
Thanks to mobile access, Dynamics 365 ensures continuous, uninterrupted access to the system with easy remote access from anywhere in the world. Dynamics 365 for phones and tablets is ideal for taking on the road with easy access to customer information including customer profiles and contact information. With instant access to all the information they need, teams are empowered and can efficiently perform business operations — anytime and anywhere.
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