Ground to Cloud Dynamics CRM Migration: The solution you depend on…made stronger by Azure
Thousands of companies worldwide are using Microsoft Dynamics CRM not only for sales, but as an operational platform to solve unique challenges and address business-critical processes across the organization or in a wide variety of departments. It meets
your needs, your employees know how to use it, and it’s working.
But if you are using an older version of Dynamics CRM, including versions 2011, 2013, or 2015, you are missing out. Microsoft has made impressive updates to the platform, including:
- Customer and Relationship Insights with Azure Machine Learning
- Project Service, Field Service, and Marketing
- LinkedIn Integration
- Unified Interface/Client across web, phone, and tablet
- Full Offline Mobile Support
- Enhanced Outlook app with support for Outlook Desktop, Web Access, and
Phone/Tablet Outlook apps for tracking activities
- Enhanced Power BI Integration
- Low Code / No Code development with Power Apps and Flow
- Portals – Customer Service, Event Registration, Field Service, Project Service, Employee
What’s more, Dynamics is fully integrated with the Microsoft cloud and other Dynamics 365 applications, Office 365, SharePoint and Exchange, Azure Services, and Common Data Service version 2.0, which offers a host of Microsoft and competitive applications.
Dynamics CRM on Azure: The power of the Microsoft platform
Moving Microsoft Dynamics CRM from on-premise to the Microsoft Cloud platform
provides you with the benefits you’ve always experienced with Dynamics CRM—made
even more powerful by Microsoft Azure. Benefits include:
High availability—Your data is in a state-of-the-art Microsoft data center with built-in redundancy, so downtime is minimal for updates and maintenance, and backup
facilities are staﬀed 24/7.
Highly scalable—No more dealing with on-premises infrastructures that are fixed
and expensive to expand; Azure allows fast resizing of servers, storage capacity, and
build-out of new production and sandbox environments.
Pay for what you need—Azure allows you to scale based on demand, so you pay only for what you need.
Integration with on-premise systems—Your Dynamics CRM Cloud environment can be fully integrated with your existing on-premise systems, including ERP, reporting, and third-party applications.
Everywhere availability—All your employees need is Internet access to use your
applications around the world; Azure runs on a growing global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.
Take advantage of new features and opportunities to optimize—Migrating to
Dynamics 365 Online is the perfect opportunity to upgrade to the latest version of
Dynamics CRM so you can take advantage of the latest features. You also get the
opportunity to review and optimize your current processes to be more efficient and
Azure keeps you ahead of the curve—Use Microsoft PowerApps and Flow to develop low code / no code solutions that run on mobile and desktop platforms and provide solutions specific to your business needs. Customizations and development are faster and more cost-eﬀective, and scalability is simple—accommodating growth and changing business requirements. You also get immediate access to the latest and greatest as Microsoft continues to refine and enhance Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365.
Data safety and security—Microsoft is equipped to meet ever-changing compliance and regulatory standards for security and authentication, taking the burden oﬀ your staﬀ.
Migrate to Dynamics 365 Online
To take advantage of Microsoft’s platform updates while reducing overall maintenance costs and continuing to enjoy the benefits of your Dynamics solution, migrate to
Dynamics 365 Online. It’s perfect for organizations that:
- Want the ability to scale their business to take advantage of new opportunities
- Want better security, disaster recovery, and compliance capabilities
- Want improved enterprise reporting for a single version of the truth
- Are ready to upgrade so they can use features available only in newer versions
- Are currently using legacy versions that are ending their support lifecycle
- Have hardware that is reaching end of life and do not want the expense of replacing it
- Want to reduce maintenance and support costs
AKA as your partner: Experience you won’t find anywhere else
The right technology is only part of the equation. You need a partner with expertise
in Azure, Dynamics CRM, and how to integrate systems for optimum performance.
One-stop support—You have one place to call for Dynamics CRM, Azure, or other infrastructure issues—you won’t get bounced around between diﬀerent support teams.
Unparalleled experience—AKA has been a Dynamics CRM partner for more than 20 years and has an expert Cloud team. These teams work together to ensure your solution works seamlessly.
Deep IT, CRM, and business expertise—Rather than relying on an internal IT
resource that might not know Dynamics CRM or have Cloud expertise, you have
AKA’s CRM and Azure consultants, developers, and support staﬀ as your IT team.
Fast, thorough implementations—We have a proven implementation approach and dependable tools for application lifecycle management, platform configuration, data, and environment migration, that will have you up and running in Azure in days, not months.