The term "digital transformation" is being used a lot these days. As is the case with many hot topics—technology or otherwise—it’s difficult to determine what it really is, much less its relevance to your organization.
Let’s start with a definition. Digital transformation has many definitions, but in essence, it is about using digital technology to make significant change. It sounds simple, but it is revolutionizing the way we do business across every industry.
Digital Transformation: How Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enables It
Digital transformation is so significant, in fact, that Microsoft built Dynamics 365 to enable it.
Dynamics 365 is built with the goal of supporting the strategies businesses are putting into place to achieve digital transformation, regardless of how they define it. If an organization wants to grow organically or by acquisition, meet new regulatory requirements, stay on top of the ever-changing needs of their customers, they need intelligent business applications to help them get there.
By unifying all its business applications and moving to the cloud, eliminating the walls between traditional products, and offering “purpose-built” applications, Microsoft is changing the game. Organizations can manage virtually everything from a single platform—from sales to financials. As a result, they can better engage customers and prospects, empower employees to work smarter, optimize processes and operations, and offer the products and services customers want.
To learn more about how Dynamics 365 enables digital transformation, watch this short video featuring Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella:
Dynamics 365: The engines that power transformation
Underneath and alongside with the application layer are powerful technologies and tools that make up the engine that powers transformation. Microsoft Power BI, Cortana Intelligence, and Azure Machine Learning are built into Dynamics 365, enabling you to gain control over big data. You can:
- Create actionable strategies
- Automate processes while coming up with entirely new business models
- Engage with customers like never before
The flexibility to grow and evolve at your pace—in two ways
One of the most exciting features of Dynamics 365 is its flexibility. For decades, business applications have claimed to be “flexible.” But Dynamics 365 offers flexibility like you’ve never seen before...and in more than one way:
Replacing traditional customization - While it’s true that software of the past let you customize your solution to meet your business needs, there were limitations. Customizations were often expensive and required experienced programmers. And even customized software could be problematic when it came to upgrading or integrating with other products. With Dynamics 365, you literally choose what you need for your business, and tools like Flow and PowerApps let you do your own customizing—no programming required.
Providing strategic flexibility - Dynamics 365’s flexibility also comes into play when it comes to growing, expanding, and evolving, which most successful organizations are bound to do. You start with and pay for only what you need to run your business. As your needs change, you add apps that give you additional capabilities. These apps are very powerful in that they are designed to adapt to fit industries, businesses, and even specific roles within a business.
The time is now to transform—and we’ll help you get started
This is an exciting time for business. Digital transformation is not only possible, it is doable right now—and any organization that wants to be part of this revolution has the opportunity to do so. To learn more, join us as we walk you through a day in the life of an organization that has embraced and is reaping the benefits of true digital transformation.
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