Many AX users are asking the same question. Is now the time to make the move from Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 F&O?
Yes. The answer is yes. Not just because the risks and benefits outlined below, but also because at some point, Microsoft will stop AX support entirely.
Saying goodbye can sometimes be tough, but in this case, it isn’t hard to see why now is the time to move on from Dynamics AX.
Here are 5 extremely compelling reasons to start planning your migration from Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 F&O
1. End of Mainstream Support
Microsoft has ended mainstream support for Dynamics AX 2012, meaning users no longer receive security updates, bug fixes, or new features. This can leave a business vulnerable to security breaches and other issues. At some point, Microsoft will end all support for AX, so moving isn’t a question of “if” but “how smoothly”.
2. Limited Scalability
As businesses grow and expand, their ERP system needs to scale accordingly. Dynamics AX 2012 has limitations in terms of scalability, which can make it difficult for companies to manage their operations efficiently.
3. Lack of Real-Time Visibility and Access
Dynamics AX 2012 has limited visibility and access, making it difficult for businesses to make informed decisions in real time.
4. Increased Competition
With more businesses adopting cloud-based ERP solutions, companies using on-premises solutions like Dynamics AX 2012 may find themselves at a competitive disadvantage, unable to operate with the agility possible using a cloud-based system.
5. Return on Investment
The ROI of moving from Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 Finance can vary depending on business size, complexity, and the desired functionality. Nevertheless, businesses that have migrated to Dynamics 365 F&O have seen numerous benefits and cost savings.
Benefits of Dynamics 365 F&O
Improved efficiency and productivity
Dynamics 365 F&O provides more streamlined processes for managing business operations, including financials, supply chain, and manufacturing. This, in turn, can lead to reduced manual labor, improved productivity for employees, and faster and better decision-making.
Enhanced visibility and control
By giving organizations access to real-time analytics and insights, Dynamics 365 F&O helps leaders more quickly identify areas that need improvement and make data-driven decisions to optimize their operations and increase profitability.
Reduce IT Costs
As a cloud-based solution, Dynamics 365 Finance does not require expensive hardware maintenance or software upgrades. Microsoft regularly updates Dynamics 365 F&O with new features, automatically applying updates to the software and reducing the need for costly customizations and integrations.
Infographic: Dynamics AX vs Dynamics 365 Comparison Chart
eBook: AX vs F&O Complete Comparison and Migration Options
Making the move! Quisitive AX Migration Assessment
Quisitive’s Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 F&O Migration Assessment offers a structured and easy process for expertly planning your migration from AX to Dynamics 365 Finance. As part of this assessment, Dynamics technical and business resources will work to:
- Analyze your current AX system and setup
- Review third-party solutions and data integration needs
- Recommend the best path forward, including any extensions and configurations to improve your existing processes
- Help you leverage any new tools and features to enhance productivity
- Provide a roadmap for a successful migration
After the assessment is complete, the work can start, and you can look forward to a modern, accessible & fully secure cloud ERP to help grow your business.