Relying on outdated technology pushes you back in the race. You become incompetent and your rivals make money out of it. Many businesses postpone upgrades as they feel uncomfortable shifting to modern technology. However, little do they realize that they are pushing themselves back. Businesses working with AX fear the same discomfort and tend to postpone the AX to D365 Upgrade.
One of the major reasons why it is recommended to Upgrade AX to D365 Finance and Operation is the end of its lift support. Many of the AX versions are already out of support and a few have extended support till January 2023. Hence, it is best to hurry up and Upgrade AX to D365.
Other Reasons for AX to D365 Upgrade
- Lack of suitability for large-size businesses. It may not even be a good match for small-sized businesses either.
- Despite being comprehensive, its dependency on partner channels and ISV may add time to the deployment, hence increasing the total cost of ownership.
- Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud ERP options have a limited reach which can increase costs if partners are hosting the software.
Hence, it is clear that AX is not suitable for every business size, unlike Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations. It is not as scalable as a growing business may need and may even become expensive at times.
Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations is both cloud-based and on-premises. Hence, you can choose the solution you prefer. However, cloud-based solutions are more convenient, flexible, and agile. For instance, in an on-premises solution, your data is backed up in a local server, when you feel like increasing your storage, you will have to install a new server from scratch. But in the cloud, all you have to do is push command and your storage shall increase. Furthermore, it is easier to manage cloud storage than a local server.
Other benefits you can experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain include:
High-end Security: D365 ensures high-end security from hacking, malware, viruses, and other threats. Contrary to the old beliefs, the cloud has now become more secure than ever as its credentials are continuously monitored and attacked by Microsoft 24/7. With over 3000 security experts by Microsoft, you can assure bank-level security.
Low Cost of Ownership: When you no longer have to invest in hardware, maintenance, service management, staff training, and upgrades, imagine how much you are saving. With AX to D365 Upgrade, your cost of upgrade with a limit to testing and validation, hence removing every other IT-centric work. You do not even have to re-train your staff after an upgrade except for new features if any.
Remote Accessibility: one of the major benefits of AX to D365 Upgrade is its remote accessibility. Upgrading to a cloud-based platform allows accessibility on any device. Since your business apps are standardized by Microsoft, they can function seamlessly with a single sign-on and are integrated out of the box.
Effortless Latest Version Installation: As soon as you leap to the cloud, any subsequent platform will be automatically updated every three months. The application on the other hand will update every six months. Dynamics 365 provides update reminders from 7, 15, 30, and 90 days before the upgrade. You can even postpone upgrades by 12 months from the release date. Minor upgrades take place without disrupting your business operations, and for major updates, you will be updated prior.
No/Low Training Required: Since Microsoft uses the same functionalities, you do not have to spend much time learning the software. You can start working right away and boost efficiency at the same time. The core business logic you use has been transferred to Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations, but the interface is updated.
Adaptability: AX to D365 Upgrade gives you enough flexibility to mix match apps and personalize your experience while increasing profitability. The best part is that the user experience of these apps is equally intuitive. For instance, you can leverage sales and field service along with Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations providing the ultimate growth platform.
Upgrade Dynamics AX to D365 and ensure the most agile, flexible, and secured features. If you wish to for an upgrade, you can Contact Trident Information Systems, a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Gold Implementation Partner and LS Central Diamond Partner.