More and more, the challenges facing many businesses, and organizations, today are driving them to embrace platforms that will integrate all of their systems into a single database. At the core of most any CRM and ERP software suite, as noted in an INC.com/BuildNetwork article, is the ability to provide data analysis.
Fortunately, the Dynamics software can be used in numerous vertical industries; this, without the need of special programming. Options for deployment include on-premise as well as using the suite in the cloud.
Going with the Microsoft Dynamics SaaS choice means there are no upfront capital expenditures, such as investing in more servers or additional hardware. In addition, the costs for installs on multiple desktops and branch offices can mean putting more stress on the IT staff…not to mention the costs involved.
What’s more, the SaaS option means the host provider will make certain the right updates and security patches are enabled as needed.
For ease of use, Dynamics online provides immediate updates to workflow tasks. These tasks can then be programmed to send out alerts when specific conditions in a project, for example, are met.
Also, the form menu can provide the ability to track customer order histories; then, a ‘re-order’ status can be implemented as a date approaches. A customized version of the form menu to mirror the needs of the business can be created.
Microsoft was reaching for “parity” in developing this suite: the options found on the on-premise deployment are very similar to those incorporated in the SaaS version—the one-premise suite does tend to offer more opportunity to customize the modules.
The takeaway from today’s Microsoft Dynamics product line, is the insight that is gained from its collaborative and transparent offerings.
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