Microsoft Dynamics 365 and what it can do for your business

There has been a lot of noise in the news lately about Microsoft Office 365 and the cloud but how does this impact you and your business and why should you be planning for the future direction of the business software industry?

First of all Microsoft has made it clear that they are putting their money behind software solutions that operate in the cloud, are device independent (can be accessed via a web browser, mobile device or tablet) and can remove the need for on-site hardware and management. The operating system market is not an area of growth for them.

Second, Microsoft for Operations is the beginning of the total end to end solution that incorporates the Enterprise business operations and transaction flows into the cloud in addition to the already present Microsoft CRM which is integrated with Outlook.

Third, why not leverage the Microsoft Stack and all the products that are built to integrate and exchange data. After all, most business users use Office – Outlook (And Exchange), Word, Access and Excel. Many people use SharePoint for storage of documents and knowledge sharing as well as Lync for communication. The purchase of Linked In and other Sales and Marketing Solutions by Microsoft is proof of the commitment towards creating a complete business solution.

A big advantage of this is no more upgrades and that everyone is running essentially the same version of the software which makes for easier resolution of issues and rapid deployment and training. The only issue is if you have custom software and need your own a private cloud for only your “slice” there will be a higher rental cost.

What you gain is less overhead and management, better security, easier deployment of applications to users, better integration that allows you to work from anywhere (which can be a great way to remove any risk associated with a local site disaster)

Even if you dip your toes with certain standalone applications such as Dynamics CRM 365 for Sales, Marketing or Customer Service, they are all administered and configured via a common portal. Adding applications is a simple purchase and check out procedure and there are a variety of add-ons and accelerators that allow for easy setup and configuration of a solution that has you up and working in much less time with significantly less implementation costs.

If you haven’t looked at the cloud or want to know more we can help you navigate this new world and help you plan and make good solid business decisions on what is best for your business. Just ask us.


About e3consulting

Welcome to E3 Consulting. As proven experts implementing the latest CRM, ERP and Accounting Software in the Manufacturing and Distribution industries, we have made it the goal of our business to help our clients obtain the bottom line results their individual companies require. Educate, Enable and Empower For companies in the manufacturing and distribution industries, the ability to simplify their business operations is vital to their ability to succeed. E3 Consulting will provide the consultation; technology and the project management tools that companies need to improve their business processes and their bottom line. What We Do Does your company need a revamp of existing business systems? Do you have a technology project that is going beyond time and over budget? Are your costs out of control and productivity lagging? When you contact E3 Consulting, we take a hard look at the reality of your business operations and break it out into segments, to find out which aspects of your business process workflow need attention and which are working as they should be. It is our intent to look at your operations, your accounting, your workflow and your technology and create a cohesive plan that will have your business running effectively and efficiently. Our Process Every company runs differently, and it is those processes specific to your business combined with your workflow goals that give the staff at E3 Consulting the canvas we need to use our long history of business development, project management and technology to map out the path your company needs to follow to improve your bottom line. Think of your business like a lego block structure. Each block that is missing reduces the stability of your company. We can look at your overall operations and use our knowledge of the marketplace cutting-edge technologies to find the blocks that are missing from your overall business concept. We will introduce the right technology tools to improve your operations, and then continue in a project management position as necessary to ensure ongoing smooth operations. Our Experience E3 Consulting has a long and successful history of project management, business operations consultation and technology implementation and management within Manufacturing, Distribution, Service, Healthcare, Finance and Accounting businesses. Principal, Brad Tornberg, is a successful technical and business expert with an MBA in Finance from Farleigh Dickinson University and. He holds Microsoft Certifications for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) sales, implementation and training. He also has a series 6 and series 66 securities license and a New Jersey Life and Health License. He is well published having written many articles for The Practica
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