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Dynamics Upgrades for GP, NAV, and AX to 365

DYNAMICS UPGRADES

We’ve preformed hundreds of upgrade projects, upgrading Dynamics users from end of support to the latest version, moving Dynamics customers from smaller business applications, like SL and GP, to larger enterprise solutions like NAV and AX, and more recently, migrating on-premise Dynamics users to Dynamics 365.

WORKING WITH US

If you have invested in Microsoft Dynamics and your CRM or ERP solution has proven its value to the business, it may be time to map an upgrade path and make sure you keep reaping the benefits of Dynamics. Helping you take the step to the Dynamics 365 cloud is one of the easier transitions your business will ever make. No matter what your starting point is, we can help you plan the move to cloud ERP and CRM without disrupting your users and processes, with minimal risk, and very smoothly.

Sikich has decades of experience implementing, upgrading, and supporting Dynamics. We have dedicated teams for each Dynamics product (SL, GP, NAV, AX, CRM) that can help you transition smoothly safely and simply. Not only do our consultants bring functional and technical expertise to every upgrade project, they also bring industry knowledge and best practices to ensure Dynamics 365 works for your specific needs today and in the future. Dramatically reduce your risk and optimize your existing investments with our proven consulting methodology that provides predictable and successful project outcomes.

Case Study: HAGLER SYSTEMS

In May 2016, long-time client Hagler Systems chose to be Sikich’s first adopter of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, then-called “AX 7.” Hagler Systems is a manufacturer that provides services to dredging, mining, and oil businesses. They were always a very forward-thinking company, which made them the perfect selection for migrating from Dynamics AX to Microsoft’s new Dynamics 365 application.

UPGRADING TO MICROSOFT DYNAMICS 365 WITH SIKICH

Many companies run their operations on Microsoft Dynamics solutions they acquired and implemented some time ago. Microsoft Dynamics AX, CRM, GP, and NAV are still popular with many thousands of business users. However, as solid and robust as they are today, they will not last forever. They will inevitably age out and no longer be supported with patches and enhancements from Microsoft. Even if you purchase extended support, that, too, comes to an end. Over time, it may become costly and laborious to keep your older Dynamics software alive, especially considering the alternatives.

Microsoft has found a new foundation for the Dynamics portfolio on the Azure cloud, where it is easier to evolve and innovate the technology. When you invite us to facilitate your Dynamics upgrade, you get the benefit of a world-class consulting organization and Microsoft partner.

TRANSPARENCY

We treat Dynamics upgrades with the same level of transparence and accountability as first implementations or other business-critical technology endeavors.

TEAM APPROACH

Your Sikich executive sponsor, project manager, solution architects, and technologists keep your project on track with the outcomes and milestones we defined with you early on.

METHODOLOGY

We follow a highly effective implementation methodology that incorporates the Microsoft Sure Step method.

CLOUD-BASED

Sikich team members understand cloud architectures and can help you implement an infrastructure on which you can grow, evolve, and transform.

QA

At every step of the way, quality assurance and extensive testing validate our efforts and help us stay the course.

COMMUNICATION

We can design a communications strategy that keeps your users informed, excited, and supportive.

“The ERP and project management experience on the Sikich team helped us complete our ERP upgrade without disrupting productivity. Sikich helped us steer clear of some errors and shortcuts that would have resulted in unwelcome surprises.”

CIO, Machinery Manufacturer

DYNAMICS TO DYNAMICS 365 ASSESSMENTS ON APPSOURCE

DYNAMICS AX MIGRATION ASSESSMENT

One day assessment that demonstrates the importance of migrating off old systems, and shows you the tools and services that can simplify the process.

DYNAMICS NAV TO BUSINESS CENTRAL ASSESSMENT

During this one-hour phone call, a Sikich Professional who is both knowledgeable in Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central will help assess the fit of Dynamics 365 Business Central into your organization.

DYNAMICS GP TO DYNAMICS 365 F&O

This one hour assessment is for Microsoft Dynamics GP users who want to learn about whether Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations is the best next step for their organization.

ADOPTING A NEW, POWERFUL SOLUTION STANDARD

If you’ve used your current instance of AX, CRM, GP, SL, or NAV for a long time, you likely have important integrations and customizations that fit the way your business works. Moving to Dynamics 365 does not require you to give up anything. We can help you connect Dynamics in the cloud to on-premise applications and data sources, and simplify integration management with standard, robust integrations based on best practices and standards. We’ll analyze your current customizations, and find ways to simplify your ERP and CRM environment, saving you costs while reducing IT overhead.

Your Dynamics upgrade can be a great opportunity to reassess your processes, roles, business challenges, and goals, and make sure that technology can support not just your current needs, but also help accomplish your objectives for digital business transformation, greater agility, increased competitiveness, or global growth. Given the elasticity and scalability of the cloud, it has become much easier to optimize your Dynamics platform to suit your business’ vision and mission.

We Manage:

 

  • Data Integrity
  • Custom Reports
  • Business Process Re-Design
  • Security
  • Back ups
  • Training
  • Server Moves
  • Integrations
  • Thoughtful Cutover to the Newly Upgraded System

UNDERSTANDING THE ADVANTAGES OF THE CLOUD

In the context of Microsoft Dynamics 365, traditional ERP and CRM functionalities are no longer separated and in need of a special integration effort. They are already perfectly interoperable. You can implement the capabilities you need today and add to them as your requirements change. In the cloud, provisioning additional features is a matter of a few clicks. Deactivating them is also very simple.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE AZURE CLOUD ENVIRONMENT:

  • Advanced analytical and data management tools for greater insight and decision-making power
  • Access blockchain, the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other quickly maturing technologies
  • Catalog of vetted ISV solutions for just about any conceivable business need.
  • World-class data archiving, data protection, backup, and business continuity
  • Targeted cybersecurity solutions for safeguarding sensitive data and applications.

WHAT IF THE CLOUD’S NOT RIGHT FOR OUR BUSINESS?

We find that almost every business considering a Dynamics upgrade can operate more productively and generate more value in the Dynamics 365 cloud environment. However, we sometimes meet clients for whom it makes most sense to upgrade their older Dynamics AX, CRM, GP, or NAV to the latest version of the on-premise software, and we’re glad to help make that happen.

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Learn how Sikich can help you start your Dynamics ERP Upgrade.