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Why Agile Businesses Choose Dynamics 365 for Operations


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With an ever-expanding field of ERP solutions to choose from, selecting the right solution for your company’s needs is more important than ever before. Finding a solution that fits your organization requires considering a wide variety of factors, from cost to implementation, to how it connects with other systems already in use. Providers such as Socius are able to steer companies the right direction, and the direction that is often needed is a program like Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations.

Dynamics 365 for Operations is an ERP Solution that offers companies a high level of customization and utility while still being a good fit financially. This combination of affordability and utility makes it ideal for small to mid-sized businesses, particularly in the following industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Life services (such as pharmaceuticals and research)
  • Distribution
  • Retail
  • Professional services (such as engineering or architecture)
  • Public Sector

Dynamics 365 for Operations is also ideal for businesses looking to expand internationally, as it features mulit-language and multi-currency capabilities. It also meets regulatory requirements in 36 different countries.

Dynamics 365 for Operations offers a wide range of functions to enhance this wide array of businesses. Dynamics 365 for Operations brings diverse businesses systems together under one umbrella, streamlining processes that were formerly spread out over multiple systems. Processes such as inventory management are streamlined with functions such as inventory traceability and warehouse management tools. It also provides organizations with Microsoft’s top of the line Business Intelligence solutions, featuring tools such as customizable user dashboards and advanced analytics. This greater visibility of data leads directly to more productivity, as users spend less time hunting for data that they need.

With so many functions under one umbrella, some users may fear that the learning curve would be too steep to properly master. This is, however, an unfounded concern. Dynamics 365 for Operations features an intuitive, easy to learn interface that mirrors other Microsoft programs. D365 for Operations also integrates with several Microsoft systems users might already be working with, including:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Visual Studio
  • SQL Server
  • Sharepoint
  • Exchange

Dynamics 365 for Operations is also a smart choice financially. When choosing a new solution, implementation must be considered, both how long it will take and the total cost. Compared to its leading competitors (SAP and Oracle), Dynamics 365 for Operations boasts the shortest average implementation time at just 13 months. Shorter implementation time equals lower cost of implementation, saving businesses money. This is reflected in D365’s lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), which was measured at just $1.7 million in 2015. This low number is due to the cloud-based nature of the program eliminating the typical costs of on-site servers and the upkeep required to maintain them. This low TCO leads to a greater return on investment, the highest out of any comparable systems. It has an average payback period of 21 months.

With its combination of visibility of data, utility for a wide range of users, and lower costs that lead to a greater return on investment, Dynamics 365 for Operations is an ideal choice for just about any organization looking for a new ERP solution.

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By Arianna Popovics at Socius, an Ohio Dynamics 365 Partner (www.socius1.com)


Sources:

  1. Side by Side ERP Comparison
  2. Who Wins the ERP Race
  3. 10 Reasons to Choose Microsoft Dynamics AX
  4. Microsoft Dynamics ERP Faster to Implement…
  5. Average Payback Period for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

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