Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

Transform and accelerate business. Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations is a complete business management solution for large organisations.

Finance and Operations App overview

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (formerly called Dynamics AX) is Microsoft’s flagship enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite. Seamless integration with Dynamics 365 customer relationship management (CRM) apps and Office 365 enables faster business processes and smarter decision making.

Fuel business growth with cutting-edge machine learning capabilities. Built-in intelligence delivers a competitive edge, from supply chain execution to personalised customer experiences. The industry-leading Power BI embedded as the native business intelligence gives real-time visibility across the entire organisation.

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations capabilities

Modern platform

  • Identify issues proactively and streamline business processes with real-time analysis of system performance and usage, advanced telemetry and diagnostics.
  • Utilise all business logic any time, any place, on any device, through a clean, modern and intuitive browser-based UI that is a pleasure to use and easy to learn.
  • Avoid cost and risk, and minimise deployment time, by modelling and testing the system in the Azure-based Lifecycle Services portal providing end-to-end application management.
Modern platform

1/4

Connected operations

  • Support processes across the supply chain by combining best-fit manufacturing processes into a unified solution.
  • Accelerate delivery of finished products with advanced warehouse and logistics management.
  • Take advantage of real-time and predictive analytics to identify issues and improve production processes.
Connected operations

2/4

Streamlined processes

  • Minimise costs by synchronising logistics across sites, warehouses, and transportation modes.
  • Automate procure-to-pay and order-to-cash to streamline processes from purchasing to delivery.
  • Reduce operational costs across business geographies with financial process automation, encumbrance, budget planning, budget control, and three-way matching.
Streamlined processes

3/4

Adaptable platform

  • Adapt the application to changing needs with no-code visual editors and flexible tools for building web and mobile apps.
  • Reduce the cost and complexity of operating a global infrastructure with the trusted Microsoft cloud platform providing state-of-the-art security and compliance.
  • Benefit from enterprise grade Service Level Agreements, round-the-clock tech support and built-in disaster recovery to protect data and workloads without the additional costs of a data centre.
Adaptable platform

4/4

Finance and Operations deployment options

Flexible options

The choice of deployment options gives you the flexibility to start on one scenario and change later. From full cloud to cloud + edge to local business data, you can move in either direction depending on your organisation’s business needs.

On premise instalation

Run business processes on-premises, with local transactions and data storage, without replication of any business data to the Microsoft cloud. You have the choice to turn ON or turn OFF cloud synchronisation of business data. If cloud synchronisation is turned OFF, no business data leaves the trustee’s boundaries. For this deployment scenario, the application servers and SQL database will run in your own (or partner hosted) data centre.

  • Disconnected data center
  • Local data residency
  • Capitalise HW investments
  • Single instance only
Cloud + Edge deployment

Gives you complete control when your mission-critical business processes need uninterrupted execution. Cloud + edge combines a central cloud node with local application services and business data that is stored locally. The cloud connection ensures a single view of the business across the local instances and offers embedded Power BI, intelligent analytics and machine learning in business processes. The cloud instance also provides the local installation with data failover in Azure, automated deployment and continuous updates.

  • Cloud - Microsoft managed
  • Edge - Customer managed
  • Multiple local workplaces
  • Local data residency in addition to cloud
Cloud deployment

Take full advantage of the power of Microsoft Azure cloud with embedded Power BI, intelligent analytics and machine learning in business processes. Azure cloud is the industry leader in compliance, security and privacy. Your organisation retains complete ownership and control of your data at all times.

  • Fully managed by Microsoft cloud service
  • Systems of intelligence
  • Planned multi instance federation
  • Elastic scale out

Why choose Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations?

Preferred vendor

A survey asked 6,700 enterprise decision-makers worldwide about their ERP purchasing intentions. More than half chose Microsoft Dynamics as their preferred next investment.

Source: ICT Enterprise Insights 2013, Ovum Research.

Companies earning $50m to $1bn.

Companies earning $50m to $1bn.

Companies earning $1bn or more.

Companies earning $1bn or more.

1/3

Lower costs

Research by Panorama Consulting identified Microsoft Dynamics as the Tier 1 ERP solution with the lowest total cost of ownership.

Source: Clash of the Titans 2016, Panorama Consulting Solutions.
(in $)
Planned vs actual

2/3

Market share

In the manufacturing industry Microsoft Dynamics has greater market share than other Tier 1 ERP vendors.

Source: The 2015 Manufacturing ERP Report, Panorama Consulting Solutions.
top ERP vendors by market share

3/3