Christiano Gherardini, owner and CEO of Turnkey Technologies, had the opportunity to share his thoughts on Microsoft Dynamics 365 for a whitepaper compiled by ERP Software Blog. The whitepaper provides a much-needed clarification of the evolution of Microsoft Dynamics 365, and what it means for businesses looking to modernize their technology. It defines the Microsoft Dynamics 365 product and offers a comparison between Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations and Dynamics 365 Business Central. It also discusses the advantages of adopting Dynamics 365 solutions and offers tips for choosing an implementation partner.
ERP Software Blog asked Turnkey and other Microsoft Dynamics partners to provide a series of quotes relating to Dynamics 365. We thought it would be fun to share Chris’ musings about the product line. Check out the publication’s questions and his responses below.
What do you like about Microsoft Dynamics 365? Why do you recommend it?
“We love that Dynamics 365 can integrate with applications used for day-to-day activities. Users can export data from D365, work in Excel or Outlook, and publish back to D365 with a click. It’s great for organizations that want a seamless enterprise platform with a single sign-on interface.”
How can a prospect choose which Dynamics 365 edition is best for them?
“When choosing a Dynamics 365 solution, it’s important to consider your organization’s size and the extent of required functionality. Large organizations with complex needs typically go with Finance & Operations. SMBs seeking a flexible, scalable solution are better suited for Business Central.”
When is Dynamics 365 Business Central a good fit for a business?
“Dynamics 365 Business Central is great for small-to-medium businesses that have outgrown their limited accounting software and require a grow-as-you-go platform. It facilitates their expansion by automating and integrating financials with sales, purchasing, operations and inventory management. There are also add-ons for the system that manage specific business requirements.”
How have you seen Dynamics 365 improve someone’s business?
“A medical device manufacturer was struggling with an outdated ERP solution that ran slowly and didn’t integrate well with industry specific software its vendors use. When Turnkey implemented Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations, we were able to integrate it with the vendor software, resulting in streamlined sales, financial and inventory processes.”
What is the value of Microsoft Dynamics 365 insights?
“The insights Microsoft Dynamics 365 provides help users make sense of the data they possess and assess the health of their business operations. Built-in AI can offer recommendations based on these insights, so users can feel confident in choosing the best course of action for their organizations.”
What tip would you give on how to choose a good Dynamics 365 partner?
“When choosing a Dynamics 365 partner, it’s important to consider their experience with your industry. It’s one thing to know Dynamics. It’s another thing to have a proven track record of optimizing ERP solutions for industry specific needs. Both qualifications are essential for the relationship to be successful.”
What is one thing about Dynamics 365 that you think prospects need to know that they sometimes miss?
“Sometimes prospects don’t realize that the user minimum Finance & Operations is 20 seats, while the minimum for Business Central is one seat. For growing SMBs, Business Central is nice because they can start with one seat and add users as they scale with minimal effort.”