You may be considering the need for an Dynamics ERP (Dynamics AX, Dynamics NAV, Dynamics GP or Dynamics SL) upgrade for your company. First question arises before initiating the process of upgrade is ‘Why Consider a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Upgrade?
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Data Intelligence for All
Turn complex data from all of the apps you rely on into actionable intelligence that can be easily understood, shared, and used to make critical decisions.
Cost Reduction & Value Increment
Reduce the hardware and employee costs required to use and maintain applications – freeing resources for more value-adding activities.
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Our Microsoft Dynamics 365 Upgrade Methodology Includes:
Analysis of Licensing and Pricing
As with any systems upgrade, there are costs associated with moving to the new platform. We help you understand these costs, and the impact of switching to a subscription-based pricing model.
Prior to starting any Microsoft Dynamics 365 upgrade, we define environments strategies, testing plans, training documentation goals and plans. We also begin cutover planning to model what go-live will look like.
Upgrade Business Transformation
It is important to Fit-Gap processes, and especially AX and NAV code customizations, against new Dynamics 365 system functionality. We use best practices to map features, identify solutions, and configure D365.
During data migration, strategies for data cleansing, data retention, historical data, and migration plans must be documented. We utilize proven tools and processes to ensure a successful migration.
In some instances, custom code and reports in Dynamics AX or Dynamics NAV will need to be replicated in Dynamics 365. We redesign functionality utilizing latest coding best practices, such as Extensions and Data Packages.
Many companies rely on integrations with other platforms. We have a very strong integration team that develops solutions that overcome restrictions with connecting directly to SaaS environments.
3rd Party / ISV Software
Many organizations also rely on a number of 3rd Party or ISV applications. We take the lead when upgrading compliant ISV apps, working directly with vendors on your behalf to complete upgrades.
Organizations with custom security roles need to analyze those roles and determine any changes / new roles. Utilizing best practices, we help companies review and configure security roles and database logging / auditing.
Data intelligence is one of the main value drivers of moving to Dynamics 365. We help Dynamics AX, Dynamics NAV users evaluate existing BI tools – replacing obsolete solutions with modern Power BI solutions.
Azure Cloud Services
A move from Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations or Dynamics NAV to Business Central means a move to Azure. We help organizations prepare for interacting with and relying on Azure – and provide ongoing Azure cloud managed services.
Upgrading Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations running Platform update 8 and the July 2017 Application release, and later provides an upgrade path that customers who currently run Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 can use to move their data and code to Finance and Operations. Currently upgrade from AX 2012 R3 and AX 2012 R2 are supported.
The upgrade process is built on the following elements:
- Tools to help you bring forward existing custom application code from AX 2012.
- A data upgrade process that you can use to bring your database forward. Therefore, you can upgrade your full transactional history.
Upgrading NAV to Business Central
The upgrade process depends on different factors, such as the version of Dynamics NAV that you are upgrading from, and the degree to which your solution differs from the standard version of Dynamics NAV. The mains tasks range from converting the database to upgrading application code and data.