When you talk about ERP and CRM, must be for you think about raising risks that are inherent in working on outdated versions. Microsoft Dynamics AX 365 Enterprise Edition (known as AX7) provides progressive updates. It will provide you with the most up-to-date opinions and functionalities. Upgrade to Dynamics 365 and luxuriate in the ERP+CRM at one price. So the industry-limited solution from Maison Consulting.

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Benefits of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Upgrade

Moving to Dynamics 365 can offer significant benefits to you. While it would be difficult to list all of the benefits, some of the more significant benefits can include:


Dynamics AX 365 within the cloud offers a way more simplified architecture that gives easier access via a pure browser-based interface, eliminating the necessity for Remote Desktop/Citrix and therefore the Enterprise Portal (SharePoint) with previous Dynamics AX versions.


Dynamics AX 365 uses a native HTML5 browser-based interface, which may run on any device (PC, tablet, phone), any platform (Windows, Mac, etc.), and any browser (IE, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.). This simplifies access to the appliance from any sort of user device.


When deploying Dynamics 365 in the rack, not simply do you eliminate on-premise servers and methods that require maintenance, but Microsoft takes responsibility for monitoring and updating the underlying platform (Windows, SQL Server) and the application itself (with your compensation). This Microsoft servicing reduces the need for your IT team to maintain your ERP system.


By getting into the new Dynamics 365 cloud paradigm, you gain the selection and skill to simply stay awake so far with straightforward, cost-effective platform updates (every 3 months) and application updates (every 6 months), eliminating the necessity for costly, disruptive major version upgrades every few years.


Microsoft has been aggressively spending in R&D for Dynamics AX 365
over the years, and moving to Dynamics 365 will accommodate additional
features and capabilities that your business can take
advantage of.


Dynamics AX 365 now includes a real-time, in-memory BI solution that gives
up-to-the-minute knowledge around how your business is performing,
with new tools (Power BI) for conceiving this data and creating


By moving to Dynamics 365, you’ll cash in on the many new capabilities within the Microsoft cloud, including a standard data model with Dynamics CRM and Office 365, the use of Power apps for easily creating mobile apps, the utilization of Flow for easily creating workflows and notifications, and therefore the ability to leverage advanced analytics scenarios via Cortana Intelligence Suite.

Do you have to upgrade to Dynamics 365 in the cloud?

It is not mandatory for you to upgrade to Dynamics 365 in the cloud. However, Microsoft believes that there are some distinct advantages to migrating to the cloud. Aside from pursuing the advantages, you ought to consider the support lifecycle for the version of Dynamics AX you’re currently on. If you are currently on Dynamics AX 2009, Dynamics AX 2012, and Dynamics AX 2012 R2, you will see your Mainstream Support period expire in 2018.

Therefore, weigh the consequences of utilizing Dynamics AX outside of the Mainstream Support cycle, and may want to consider planning to upgrade to Dynamics 365 prior to the expiration of this support.

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The core differentiating factor

You can change the application and interface to 3rd party systems in the mist. This has forever been a core differentiating factor of Dynamics AX, and this facility still exists in the rack. The means by which you customize the credentials have shifted somewhat (coding is achieved via additions now instead of over-layering), and the particular tools that are used to integrate with 3rd party systems have changed slightly (OData connections, RESTful web services, JSON, DIXF), in order to conserve the ability to easily take the continuous updates.

However, the flexibility that clients have always enjoyed to modify the application to meet unique needs and to exchange data with outside systems and data sources is still very much intact. While you communicate with your data creatively, it’s still yours and you still have access to it.

General process of upgrading your system to Dynamics 365

Maison has developed a process for updating clients from preceding Dynamics AX reports to Dynamics 365. This process has five important phases, which incorporate an Evaluation Stage, an Analysis Phase, a Technical Upgrade Phase, a Readiness Phase, and a Cutover Phase. The major activities that take place within these forms are described further in the description below. Maison is happy to have a one-on-one discussion with your arrangement to further describe the details of how these upgrades are executed.

Cost of upgrading to Dynamics 365

As with the timelines, there Is not a particular answer to this issue. And the result could change significantly depending on whether you are currently using Dynamics AX 2009 or Dynamics AX 2012. Aside from transitioning your Dynamics AX software permissions and paying your subscription charges for Dynamics 365, your organization will require both working consulting and technical consulting services from Maison to execute this upgrade. The primary major step in the upgrade is for Maison to perform a detailed Upgrade Analysis, where we investigate your code, your data, your interfaces, your reporting/BI content, and your business methods in order to provide a detailed Statement of Work and strategy for your organization’s upgrade.