Cloud, Dynamics 365

Business value of migrating from Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 in the cloud

With the world changing fast, you’re constantly under pressure to keep your business operating and running at peak efficiency. Many organizations are gaining these efficiencies by moving their on-premises solutions to the cloud. Studies show nearly 90% of CEOs consider digital transformation their number one priority for their organizations.

So what’s the business value of moving from Microsoft Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 in the Cloud? Often, Organizations that think about making the transition to Dynamics 365 come up with three main questions.

  1. How does the cost of on-premises compare to the cloud?
  2. How do businesses improve with a cloud solution?
  3. What’s the best way to get started?


How does the cost of on-premises compare to the cloud?

If an organization only thinks about the cost of licensing and implementation, customisation and training, then that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Organizations should consider the full costs of hardware and infrastructure, including data storage, servers, and facilities, the increasing cost to support and maintain the platform and to keep it current, providing robust disaster recovery and mobile access, and keeping up with security and compliance changes, and more. It’s no surprise IT organizations say they spend too much time and money on basic software and hardware maintenance. Moving to the cloud has helped organizations redeploy IT costs towards more strategic initiatives like business improvement and innovation.

How do businesses improve with a cloud solution?

A move to Dynamics 365 in the cloud is a key step toward optimizing business performance and increasing employee productivity. Legacy systems often can’t keep up with the pace of change. For example, in a MobileFirst world, organizations need real-time access to reliable business data regardless of physical location, so they can make decisions to help stay competitive. Dynamics 365 provides the flexibility for changing business environments to scale their solution as circumstances evolve. Dynamics 365 in the cloud keeps organizations up to date with the latest releases to keep themselves compliant with regulations and provide users with the most current technology. Plus, Dynamics 365 is connected to tools like Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Power platform to help improve organizational productivity.

Have a look at one of our case-study: Manufacturing company migrates SAP Servers from on-premise to Azure Cloud

What’s the best way to get started?

Every organization faces this important decision. One can connect with a Microsoft Partner who can assess and advise on the entire migration and assist in end-to-end migration and support migrated applications thereafter.

Source: Microsoft Dynamics 365