Dynamics on Azure: SaaS for Remote Access and Better Control of Data

Since Microsoft first released Dynamics GP 2013 back in 2012, the company has provided over 120 new features on a six month cycle to enhance this powerful ERP platform.

Dynamics GP 2015 embraces cloud-hosting Azure

Now, with the release of Dynamics GP 2015 last December (Dynamics GP 2016 coming in May) Microsoft further burnishes its commitment to offering Dynamics on Azure: Users gain easier access to the platform with a single-sign in. This simple change provides immediate authentication with an array of GP modules that include Office 365, for example.

Microsoft ‘HTML5’ for rich formatting and better user control

Moreover with Microsoft’s use of HTML5, users have better control of content—and viewing—across an array of mobile devices. Furthermore, the open service-based Azure, makes it easier for users to configure their workflows.

SaaS users on the uptrend

According to a state-of-the-cloud survey conducted by InformationWeek, businesses are looking for software with “faster deployments and less maintenance.” Consequently, the focus continues to move to software as a service (SaaS), particularly when it comes to ERP platforms.

  • 64% use SaaS, up from 57% in February 2013. Software-as-a-service is the undisputed top way respondents consume cloud.
  • …Companies’ widespread embrace of SaaS — as well as cloud infrastructure services– seem ready to finally bring ERP into the fold in the coming years.”

Gartner: More service oriented companies using the cloud—ideal for Dynamics SL users!

Furthermore, if your are a project-oriented business, Gartner’s research shows that “at least 30% of service-oriented businesses will move the majority of their ERP applications to the cloud by 2018.” To accommodate such a trend Microsoft Dynamics SL 2015 is a robust project-management platform with a variety of cloud offerings, such as Web Apps that integrate other programs like Excel.

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