Microsoft Dynamics is a comprehensive Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software suite that comes with a variety of products (such as AX, NAV and GP) and modules (such as HRM) that can handle all the aspects of managing, analyzing and controlling almost any kind of business. Microsoft Dynamics can be a cloud-based software if it suits your business needs.

Microsoft Dynamics suite as On-Premise, On-Cloud & On-Hybrid

You could decide to run Dynamics locally on your own internal network. This type of On-Premise setup means you control every aspect of the implementation, but this can limit your flexibility and ability to change or adapt to different business conditions. In terms of your IT costs, this method generally involves larger, infrequent “capex” type expenditure. The other option is to deploy Microsoft Dynamics in the cloud. This allows you to largely decouple the software from your local hardware (and hardware upgrade costs). It also makes it possible to access vital company information from different locations and devices, and unlocks new possibilities for running and growing your business. For example, this includes the same work experience on mobile devices, so that employees can access and update critical information even when outside of the office, to ensure improved customer experience. In terms of IT costs, cloud delivers lower and predictable expenditure. Alternately, there are ways to also deploy Dynamics as a hybrid product. You could technically have some modules being run on your premises while other modules are in the cloud. This is an option if your business already has Dynamics locally deployed and wants to deliver certain functions through the cloud. Microsoft Dynamics is a very complete package that can transform your entire business. It has a granularity and flexibility not found in most other ERP software, which is most powerful when delivered through the cloud. For example, Microsoft will initially release the latest version of Microsoft Dynamics AX, called AX7, only on Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Dynamics as Managed On-Cloud Services

One of the most efficient and effective ways to use Dynamics is through Managed On-cloud based services. Managed On-Cloud based Microsoft Dynamics can be done in two ways. The first is through a private cloud. The software will feel “closer” to your business with all the benefits of being in the cloud and dedicated resources, or a public cloud with shared resources. A second option is to use Microsoft Dynamics on Azure. Azure is a global cloud network made by Microsoft. Azure hosting can be very powerful especially if you are using other Microsoft products. You will have very few security, performance and configuration problems. Along with many other Azure benefits, you can also get large amounts of support through partner services. Azure is quickly becoming a preferred way of managing Dynamics in the cloud.

As a Microsoft partner SIROCo can take care of most of the aspects of your cloud, Microsoft Azure and Dynamics setup. Microsoft Dynamics suite managed services allow you to reduce internal information technology workloads that are dedicated to maintenance, and dedicate more time to key business tasks. Some of the services that can be managed include backups, load balancing, resource allocation and updates/upgrades. Combining Microsoft Dynamics, Azure and managed cloud services can give you an incredibly powerful software suite and a versatile platform for future development and expansion.