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Dynamics 365 and common misconceptions

A successful digital transformation requires weaving together multiple domains. If even one of these fails to make the grade, your entire transformation may be in jeopardy.

These domains have one thing in common and that is they rely on people and what they bring to the table. It’s the people that matter most—from formulating a vision to crafting the plan and adjusting it on the fly to calculating every detail many times over.

Has your perception of the cloud kept up with advancements in technology? Economic and logistic disruptions from COVID-19 have compelled most organizations to reassess whether their legacy systems can deliver on modern goals and priorities. While shifting market conditions have accelerated cloud adoption, some are still weighing the benefits. These businesses have allowed on-premises nostalgia to take hold and determine their cloud strategy.

“The first one gets the oyster, the second gets the shell.” – Andrew Carnegie

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Addressing misconceptions about Cloud Migration

Moving to the cloud is no small decision. Dynamics 365 on-premises customers historically point to cost, timing, and complexity as reasons to delay or not to migrate. Cloud innovation and process advancements will only continue to erode these inaction arguments, further widening the gap with on-premises solutions.

Cost is always a decision factor. Are the benefits gained greater than the expense? Migrating, like anything, requires funding and resources. However, the hidden costs of remaining on-premises and maintaining your current solution are growing. Consider the graveyard of customizations you’ve built over the years that are no longer in use. Organizations need to weigh the total cost of ownership—infrastructure costs, support costs, and upgrade costs—to make a true cloud and on-premises comparison.

Migrating to the cloud should be a business priority. While customizations and data can make the process time-consuming, few business investments can provide similar efficiency gains. Microsoft engineered the On-Premises to Online Migration Factory to help Dynamics CRM customers. This end-to-end migration process provides a guided way to move on-premises instances without the need of reimporting the data—thus reducing time and costs.

Customizations often hold on-premises systems together, allowing to adequately function in our modern environment. This can make knowing how to untangle your solution or what to migrate difficult. A proper assessment prior to migration, however, can help you identify goals, understand migration benefits, and reduce outlay as you transition.

Adding value with Dynamics 365

The gap between on-premises and the cloud solutions is growing, and there’s a good reason. Innovation among cloud now outpaces on-premises development. Data centralized in one source only enhances the potential. With power of analytics at our fingertips, we can continuously update the cloud service without significant business disruption. When it comes to providing updates, the cloud is the priority as it’s the most efficient way to innovate, ideate, and provide value to customers. Customers no longer need to:

• Host and secure software
Build a data center
Handle identity management
Manage connections to other systems

Instead, the cloud platform empowers an out-of-the-box mentality that allows users to get started with no expertise or additional tools.

The cloud is the future

As businesses continue to prioritize remote work and collaboration, the cloud will continue to be the fiber that connects employees, systems, and resources regardless of time zone. Reducing your physical footprint today is a great way to reduce costs and prepare for tomorrow. Migrating to Dynamics 365 will ensure your organization is prepared to meet future needs and challenges.

It is here that IncubXperts steps in and provides you with the necessary knowledge you need when it comes to CRM and Field Services. With a team of specialists who focus on Dynamics 365, you can rest assured that your business outcomes will be delivered, predictably.

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