Microsoft

"Adapt and innovate with a hyperconnected business—give everyone the insights and freedom to thrive by connecting your data, processes, and teams with intelligent business applications."

- Microsoft

Why Customers Choose Microsoft

Microsoft’s familiar desktop application user interface is prevalent in its ERPs making users feel at home with the ERP instantly, winning Microsoft ERP deals. 

Flexible Solutions

Microsoft offers ERP for companies of all sizes.  Customers can extend the D365 products to support their unique requirements with best of breed functionality. Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM, Business Central and Finance and Supply Chain form the core of Microsoft's go-forward ERPs and customers can leverage basic Financials or automate business processes across the enterprise.

User Friendly

Microsoft’s user interface is consistent across desktop applications and its legacy ERPs as well as its go-forward ERPs, delivering comfort to customers that have grown accustomed to its layout. 

 

 

Technology Stack Consistency

Many customers have an extensive investment in the Microsoft stack across their organization and gravitate to Microsoft’s ERP to maintain consistency across their technology investments.

Licensing

Microsoft Business Central's software licensing fees are aggressive and attractive to emerging businesses who need more robust software but have thin margins and cannot afford pricier Tier 2 solutions.

What Does Microsoft Sell?

Microsoft sells Business Central for smaller companies, Finance and Operations/Finance and Supply Chain for more complicated enterprises and Dynamics 365 CRM as a standalone CRM option.

Microsoft Legacy ERPs

  • Microsoft’s legacy ERPs include Great Plains (GP), Solomon (SL), Navision (NAV), and Axapta (AX).
  • All these products were acquired by Microsoft from various providers and were repackaged as “Dynamics.”
  • While these products are still well-supported in the Microsoft channel, they are not the Company’s “go forward” applications.

Microsoft Cloud ERPs

  • Microsoft launched new cloud-based ERPs to replace their legacy products.
  • MS Dynamics 365 Business Central - most closely resembles MS NAV and is well-suited for distributors but partners have built out industry-specific solutions such as nonprofits and food manufacturers.
  • MS Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations (also known as Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain) can handle large, complex companies in most major industries.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

  • The preferred Microsoft enterprise resource planning solution for small to mid-sized businesses.
  • Deployed in Microsoft’s Azure cloud environment. Provides the basic features needed to run a business: finance, marketing, warehousing and project management.
  • Business Central Premium adds service management and manufacturing features. 

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

  • Delivers ERP solutions for large enterprises that need deep industry capabilities.
  • Well-suited for companies needing complex configuration options, multi-company accounting functionality, and robust processing for high transaction volume.
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Microsoft Partners

Microsoft's partner network is invaluable as it enables digital transformation and efficient growth for customers. From ISVs to Systems Integrators, Microsoft provides the partners needed for customers to succeed.

Independent Software Vendors

Microsoft utilizes ISVs to develop and sell software solutions to run on different platforms which provide customers with extremely specialized solutions.

Device Partner Program

The Device Partner Program supports Microsoft partners through enablement training, marketing, and sales tools, as well as support resources to supply customers with devices in addition to their customer solution offerings.

System Integrators

These partners build custom systems for specific industries or businesses, apart from the Microsoft platform. They are engineering professionals that provide specialized support to users with their unique initiatives.

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