Infographic: 7 Strong Reasons to Upgrade from Dynamics AX 2012 to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management

Why are businesses upgrading their ERP systems from Dynamics AX to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management? Check out this infographic for some of their main reasons for doing so:

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To recap, here are the 7 reasons:

1. Run and grow your business on a scalable cloud platform.

In the cloud, you have access to practically endless resources. No matter how many users, transactions, customers, products, or services your operations comprise, Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain allows you to scale up or down depending on your requirements.

2. Safeguard your data assets with advanced security.

Security in Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain is both powerful and efficiently manageable. You benefit from the Zero Trust security built into the Azure cloud and can flexibly set up the right level of protection for your business roles.

3. Stay current with ERP innovation.

Continuous release updates and proactive quality updates from Microsoft give you access to AI and other new capabilities and enhancements for Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain. You can plan on ongoing improvement of your ERP platform without requiring business users or IT to take time out for software refreshes.

4. Give team members mobile access to ERP data and functionality.

With the Dynamics 365 app and by means of the underlying cloud infrastructure, your employees can access Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain from anywhere, whenever they need to. They can take care of customers and business tasks without needless disruptions.

5. Accomplish more with familiar, comfortable technology.

Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain integrates seamlessly with other Microsoft solutions like Microsoft 365 or Microsoft Power BI with Azure Data Lakes. You can accelerate progress toward your goals and generate more value and insight from your data in a coherent, empowering technology environment.

6. Keep going no matter what happens.

Your ERP system and its data have complete and current backups in the Azure cloud. When disaster hits your business operations anywhere, you can rely on the business continuity capabilities of Microsoft’s global network of data centers to keep processes going.

7. Reduce the costs of hardware purchasing and management.

When ERP is in the cloud, you can likely repurpose on-premises servers and storage systems, and you may no longer need to allocate as much budget to hardware refreshes. Instead of infrastructure management, IT can use more of its time for initiatives that benefit the business.

In a TEI study, Forrester Consulting considered the benefits of migrating from Dynamics AX 2012 to Dynamics 365 in the cloud. The analysts observed a 3.4% reduction in the TCO of ERP. Read the full TEI study report.

Sikich is here for you

Wondering why you would perform your Dynamics 365 migration with Sikich? Consider the following:

Proven, efficient methodology for Dynamics 365 deployments.

Best practice-infused, efficient implementations with Sikich HEADSTART shorten your time to benefit and reduce any risk.

Close Microsoft relationship.

We’re always in touch with the developers and industry stakeholders at Microsoft and can help our clients make the best of Microsoft solution innovations. Sikich has garnered recognition and many awards from Microsoft. Our company is a Microsoft Gold Enterprise Resource Planning partner and a member of the 2023/2024 Inner Circle for Microsoft Business Applications.

Strong track record.

Sikich has served clients for over 40 years and delivered hundreds of successful ERP deployments. Our ERP services span from new deployments, to turnarounds and modernizations, to ongoing support.

Industry insiders.

Our business and technical experts are deeply steeped in the trends, challenges, and opportunities in the industries we support. They participate in standards consortia, are abreast of upcoming innovations, and have typically spent substantial portions of their careers in real-life businesses.

“Sikich consultants have a great understanding of our business. The feeling you get working on a project with Sikich is that they are experiencing the same concerns that you have, whether they’re onsite or not.”

Mike Sanders, Director of Information Technology, Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics

Individualized approach.

We take the time upfront to learn about your business and its goals, so we can offer best-fit solutions. Our consultants collaborate with your stakeholders and internal teams in a collegial, responsive manner.

“Sikich was very familiar with our operating model. We didn’t have to spend time educating the Sikich team about how our business was run. They understood it from the outset.”

Alex Ingram, IT Director, Hamilton Company

Next steps

Ready to go ahead or find out more about upgrading from Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain with Sikich? You can:

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