The route to so-called business transformation and digital disruption is being massively over-hyped. As we try to look for tangible tools in this space, Microsoft Dynamics 365 is essentially a piece of software that aims to unify both current CRM and ERP cloud solutions into one cloud service with new purpose-built apps. The technology will integrate with Office 365 to connect the ‘structured workflow’ of business apps with the ‘unstructured workflow’ of collaboration and productivity. Not a cure-all for digitization transformation by any means, but a working effort that pushes Microsoft even further into cloud-centric software delivery.
Microsoft has released the next version of its Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning software, giving companies a path to running more of their businesses in the cloud.
The update, made available in Microsoft’s cloud on Tuesday, has a new design intended to make the software easier to use, so people can get more work done. It’s all run through a browser-based portal, so people can access it wherever they are, and on any sort of device, whether that’s a desktop PC, a smartphone or something in between. The on-premises version of the suite will be released at a later date.
Dynamics AX also connects with Microsoft’s Power BI to do data visualization, which means users can get an easy, at-a-glance look at key business metrics, and implement custom visualizations for understanding data.