Technology Management
 
 

 

A comparison:
Dynamics 365 vs. Dynamics NAV vs. Dynamics CRM

How does Dynamics 365 compare to Dynamics NAV and Dynamics CRM: specifically for small to medium-sized organisations?

Microsoft Dynamics
 
 

Microsoft Dynamics 365: The basics

In the Autumn of last year, Microsoft launched its newest addition to its line of Microsoft Dynamics business solutions – Dynamics 365.

But what is Dynamics 365 and how does it compare to the Microsoft products of Dynamics NAV and Dynamics CRM that we already know and love – and are used by hundreds of thousands of companies across the globe?

And more specifically, how does it compare for small to medium sized businesses – our area of expertise and the sector in which most of our customers operate.

Dynamics 365

 
 

Microsoft Dynamics 365: Key facts

First of all, a few key facts for anyone considering Dynamics 365:

A better way to connect your business

Dynamics 365 combines the functionality of its ERP solutions (Dynamics NAV1) and its CRM solution (Dynamics CRM) with Office 3653 – to give you a plug and play business solution. Imagine being able to go from “quote to cash” without leaving your inbox. Or being able to create customers, suppliers and quotes as well as process orders and submit invoices without switching applications.

All of which makes it easy for everyone in your organisation to execute ERP transactions in a more familiar and productive manner. As a result, all your business activities are quickly and easily recorded, so you have up-to-minute visibility of all business operations.

Start with you what you need and grow easily

Dynamics 365 is deployed in the cloud meaning you can take advantage of the reliability, security and scalability of the Microsoft cloud. This is particularly useful for fast-growing companies who want to start small and add function/users as they expand and don’t want the overhead of managing their own on premise solution.

Flexible pricing to suit all types of users and all types of businesses

Dynamics 365’s pricing also reflects its scalability with pricing by individual application area or “plans” for people who need to access multiple apps. There are also full user licences (for those whose work requires them to use much of the functionality in the applications) and light user licences (for those who mainly just consume information and complete small tasks in the apps).

Delivered in UK Data Centres

With Microsoft UK data centres in London and Cardiff, Dynamics 365 (and Office 365) is delivered with the world-class reliability and performance of the Microsoft cloud combined with the data residency that is so important to many organisations.

Microsoft’s $15bn+ investment in its cloud infrastructure delivers the service our customers depend on whilst the UK locations means that demonstrating regulatory and legal compliance is simpler.

Keeping up-to-date is simpler than ever

Dynamics 365 brings to an end the need for expensive, time consuming annual (or even longer!) business software upgrade projects. As its delivered in the cloud, there are constant updates of small, incremental improvements/additions to its capabilities.

New improved ways of working without any interruptions to your working day.

 

Microsoft Dynamics: Product comparison

How Dynamics 365 Business Edition2 compares to Dynamics NAV & Dynamics CRM.

 

Dynamics 365

Dynamics NAV

Dynamics CRM

Deployment

In the cloud

On premise

Functionality

Financial management

N/A

Stock management

N/A

Sales Order management

N/A

Purchasing

N/A

Manufacturing

N/A

Distribution/Supply chain management

N/A

Project management/Jobs

N/A

Human resources (HR)

N/A

Sales

N/A

Marketing

N/A

Customer service

N/A

Field service

N/A

Usability

Use from within Outlook

Reporting, dashboards & Power BI

Multi-currency

Extensibility

Add apps from AppSource & extensions

Custom development or ISV products & extensions

Custom development or ISV products & extensions

Pricing

Per user per month

Up front/perpetual licence per user

Light user pricing available

 

Microsoft Dynamics 365: Your plan forward

Technology Management brings together 25 years’ experience of helping organisations improve performance with business solutions, 20 years’ experience of Dynamics NAV, 10 years’ experience of Dynamics CRM and 8 years of working directly with the Microsoft Dynamics product development team4.

Our customers work with us because we understand their business and understand how the Microsoft Dynamics product range can support and improve their business processes.

To learn more, talk to us today to discover which Microsoft business solution suits you best and start working with smarter business management capabilities by calling 01902 578300. Alternatively, will be holding an briefing at our offices in Wolverhampton on 6th June 2017, covering the capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics - to view details and register, visit tecman.co.uk/events365.

 

Technology Management in numbers

We stand out, with some impressive numbers behind us.

25

Years

4000

Projects

400

Clients

 
 

Dynamics 365 in motion

Seeing is believing - experience intelligent ERP in action.

 

Video

Overview of Microsoft Dynamics 365

The first look at the next generation of intelligent business applications - delivered in the cloud.

 

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Video

Transforming Products and Businesses

Experience increased productivity through application and platform integration with Dynamics 365.

 

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Video

Purpose Built for you and your Business

Enhance performance and enable your organisation’s growth and transformation with Dynamics 365.

 

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Notes

  1. And also Dynamics AX in its Enterprise Edition for large, global companies needing more than 250 users.
  2. Dynamics 365 Business Edition is for small to medium sized businesses with less than 250 users.
  3. The forthcoming version of Dynamics NAV (due Autumn 2017) can also be used from within Outlook in the same way.
  4. Technology Management is the only Microsoft Dynamics NAV partner to have been part of Microsoft’s Technology Adoption Programme (TAP) for the last 8 years.