Each main suite of applications has its own pre-configurations. For Dynamics 365 Finance, we have preconfigured the organizational structure, along with the general ledger, cash and bank, accounts receivable, and accounts payable functionalities. These are the capabilities most businesses need to manage their financial transactions. They can be deployed stand-alone, in conjunction with other Dynamics 365 suites, or integrated with third-party software tools.
We have also fully preconfigured the core modules within the Supply Chain Management and Project Management suites. For industrial equipment manufacturers, for example, we expanded the pre-configuration for financials to include the foundational functionality required to support the selling, configuring, manufacturing, shipping, and servicing of equipment and the production and distribution of spare parts and consumables. Field Service is also preconfigured and can be deployed to complement Dynamics 365 Finance.
For wholesale distribution companies, our pre-configuration omits functionality related to production and projects, but adds capabilities for warehousing and transportation.
Sikich teams continue to build on our portfolio of preconfigurations to meet changing client needs and expectations. For example, many of our manufacturing clients find that they have to provide ecommerce portals for their customers when in the past they only sold through distributors. What’s more, the growing as-a-service market has prompted many formerly product-centric clients to create service businesses.
When businesses engage with Sikich, they can rely on us to map our pre-configurations to the agreed project scope. We work with them to ensure that any needed workflows which are not pre-configured are listed in the implementation backlog. In addition to the standard configurations for the Microsoft Dynamics 365 applications, sometimes ISV solutions are the best way to meet clients’ specific requirements.