How to keep a Dynamics 365 implementation from stalling

Whatever the nature of the business, ERP systems, such as MS Dynamics 365 Business Central, are complex beasts and a challenge to implement. The whole process can take multiple months, even years, and will typically have a knock-on effect on other departments and systems not directly linked to the upgrade. A successful project can offer a business the opportunity to optimise its entire value chain as the technology can connect seamlessly with other systems. But, there are a lot of moving parts during …

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How Microsoft Dynamics Powered the Election

With the presidential election process now over, the US is starting to heal and move forward. Unsurprisingly, technology played a large part in this election cycle, with reports that Facebook’s advertised news posts might have had an impact on the election result, amongst other things! It’s also clear that CRM, ERP and other cloud productivity technologies were used to empower voters, candidates and parties on the road to the 2016 result. According to Fred Humphries, Microsoft’s corporate …

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Microsoft Dynamics 365: Available 1st November, Cheaper Than Salesforce

At this year’s Dynamics UG Summit, Microsoft has announced more concrete details about its all in one CRM and ERP solution, Dynamics 365. They have revealed that it would be available for release on 1st November, and that it would, in effect, start a price war with Salesforce by offering more flexible pricing than on offer in the traditional CRM marketplace. A new era? With Dynamics 365, Microsoft is aiming to usher in a new era of business agility to help boost productivity and performance. On …

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Why You Need to Combine Your CRM and Dynamics ERP

If you are a Dynamics End User, there are plenty of situations where integrating your ERP and CRM system will help to simplify your pipeline and reduce your operational costs. This might mean hiring a Dynamics professional who specialises in technology integration or working with a Partner who can deliver both CRM and ERP, but the cost associated to this investment in resource will be hugely outweighed by the value of the products they create. Here are five reasons why you should consider implementing …

Will the US Define a New Generation of ERP Solutions with Dynamics GP 2016?

Dynamics GP, for those in the UK and Europe who might not know, is Microsoft’s US-focussed ERP solution. In April this year, it will have its next release, so we thought it would be good to see whether GP is keeping up with AX and NAV, the ERP solutions that Microsoft is pushing hard to dominate the market. Is GP falling (or being left) behind the pack? Dynamics GP Dynamics GP is a Mid-level ERP solution that operates primarily across the US, but it’s not unusual to find it being …

Dynamics CRM & ERP: What Does 2016 Look Like?

Microsoft might be busy explaining to the world how they are helping Christmas tree vendors sell more trees using Dynamics CRM, but here at Conspicuous, we’re eagerly looking ahead to 2016 to see where Dynamics CRM and ERP solutions might be heading. Of course, most of the job has been done for us. There have been plenty of fantastic reveals this year that produce a picture of a Microsoft Dynamics suite that is geared towards customer UX, UI and scalability. All we really need to do is piece …

Dynamics – The Time to Upgrade

Dynamics AX, NAV and CRM systems under Microsoft are continuously evolving and improving. With Microsoft technologies you expect that within 2 years your current solution is out of date and so the question is often not what is the best ERP or CRM solution as all Dynamics Solutions are currently out selling the opposition, but when should we upgrade our current version. The general rule of thumb when looking to upgrade is when the benefits outweigh the cost, when new functionality within the systems …

Dynamics NAV and AX – Is the Solution just too good to be upgraded?

Recent research has shown that 58% of Dynamics NAV and AX customers upgrade every 5 years or less and only 42% of customers are on the latest two versions. This has thrown up a couple of questions: Is Dynamics too good to be upgraded Is Dynamics too expensive to be upgraded Within the AX arena the product tends to be so tailored to each client that the projects are so much larger and longer term that regular complete upgrades would be both costly and unnecessary. We are seeing the …

Microsoft ERP revenue grew to $1.1 billion in 2012, led by Dynamics AX

Gartner stirred up some rigorous debate with its recent CRM market share estimates, which put Microsoft Dynamics CRM revenue for 2012 at $1.1 billion, up 26% from 2011.  That number was seen as much higher than expected for CRM alone – other estimates usually put the Dynamics business overall – ERP and CRM – at between $1.2 and $1.7 billion. And the research firm has recently released another report, this one on ERP market share which estimates that Microsoft’s ERP business grew 4% in 2012, …

Top 10 Reasons to Move Your ERP to the Cloud

Top 10 Reasons to Move Your ERP to the Cloud Businesses demand flexibility, security, and scalability. The cloud provides all of that—and better yet, it is very affordable. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should consider moving your ERP to the cloud: 1. Smaller Initial Investment – Services are provided on a subscription, pay-as-you-go basis which means that implementing a cloud based ERP system can greatly reduce the initial capital costs of investing in an ERP system. Many vendors …