Dynamics 365 Optimization

Dynamics 365 Optimization Services

Introducing Dynamics 365

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a comprehensive and powerful suite of cloud-based applications designed to streamline various aspects of organizational operations. It is marketed as a unified platform where businesses can integrate their customer service, finance, sales, operations and marketing functions into one.

With its cloud-based architecture, Dynamics 365 offers flexibility and scalability as organizations can select specific applications. This allows businesses to start with the applications they need and easily expand as their requirements evolve. Dynamics 365 also integrates with other Microsoft products such as Office 365 and Azure.

Dynamics 365 Optimization

Changes to Dynamics 365

Sounds great right? It is, but Dynamics 365 is continuously evolving and has undergone many significant changes and updates since its launch. Microsoft has introduced programmatic changes to the approach of D365, its integration with other products, the D365 interface and the products/apps on offer.

Besides programmatic changes, Microsoft has also undergone three major changes in the naming conventions of Dynamics 365. Previously, Dynamics 365 was known as Dynamics CRM (Customer Relationship Manager) and Dynamics ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning). With each major change came a rebranding. For example:

  • Dynamics CRM became Dynamics 365 Sales
  • Dynamics AX rebranded as Dynamics 365 Finance
  • Dynamics NAV rebranded as Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • Support with Dynamics 365

    Microsoft needs to keep up with the evolving business needs of organizations, so all the changes make sense. Add to this the fact that the Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide is ± 60 pages long and you can see that licensing D365 might be a complex undertaking. Even with a glossary it's hard to keep track of this product!

    Having said that, we are here to help! Our D365 Optimization Service will look at your optimal way of licensing and by benchmarking we can identify commercial benefits to you.

    Our typical phased approach

    • Inventory of current environment
    • Competitive landscape
    • Identification of business requirements
    • Bill of Materials / Benchmarking & Pricing
    • Negotiations strategy

    • Key benefits

      • Smart agreements
      • Buy what you need

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Approach & Benefits
Inventory of current environment

We look at your current usage for either your whole organization or a subset. Based on the Dynamics 365 model you are currently on, you might definitely be over-licensed for services you are paying for, but do not need. The key deliverable is your Dynamics 365 effective license position.

Competitive landscape
The market is very competitive. Should your organization be in the orientation phase please involve us in the earliest stage possible so we can further inform you on how competitive this market is.
Identification of business requirements
Through workshops and interviews we will help form the actual need of your organization towards the future, and align any optimization models based on this need. Together with the inventory, this will be the basis for your new Dynamics 365 purchase.
Bill of Materials / Benchmarking & Pricing

The Bill of Materials will show scenario’s that are an ideal fit for your situation. No organization is the same, so selecting the correct scenario for a future proof Dynamics 365 environment is key. Microsoft is very keen on broadening their footprint on Dynamics (both CRM and ERP), as such the possibilities are endless.

Negotiations strategy
The process up to now has focused on what to buy, this is where we focus on how to buy it. A clear cut methodology for negotiating with Microsoft will lead to the desired end result: a functionality and cost optimized purchase of Dynamics 365.
Benefit: Buy what you need
Dynamics is a model that is ever changing and is being finetuned by Microsoft constantly. This can make it complex and cumbersome to purchase or renew. The clear cut methodology from LicenseQ will make you buy what you need, and at an optimized price.