Benefits of an Upgrade to The Cloud

More & more companies are considering an upgrade from an On-Premise ERP solution to a cloud solution (e.g. Microsoft Dynamics 365). The move to the cloud brings many positive benefits to your data infrastructure.

Our experts advise clients daily on issues regarding their business analytics and data infrastructure. They explain what to think about when upgrading to the cloud.

Data infrastructure: traditional system vs. modern Cloud solution

In the world of cloud-based applications and the cloud itself, the traditional data layer no longer exists. Sure, the data still be your property, but the database has become part of the SaaS solution.There’s no way to directly connect your BI applications to this or simply ‘dump’ or copy your database. The only way to access the data is via applications, like Dynamics 365 Business Central.

If you can’t do a query on your database anymore, it’s time to consider an upgrade of your system and its implementation. From this, you have to make a decision about which entities and tables to require. You can then begin to use Microsoft data tooling to build a long-lasting infrastructure.

Data infrastructure is part of the cloud upgrade project

We frequently talk to businesses that have started thinking about it way too late in the implementation process. Cliché or not but we often see that BI, data, and reports projects are postponed – for whatever reason. Time pressure in the migration projects doesn’t allow them to perfectly understand the impact of a SaaS solution on the data infrastructure.

One cannot afford to leave the data and control information abandoned. For this reason, we always suggest making this topic part of the agenda of the Dynamics 365 implementation. And once you increase the business processes, you can immediately discuss the necessary KPIs and metrics. Add them to your plan of action. Nevertheless, it’s essential running the analysis by an ERP and BI expert together.

SaaS solutions have a huge impact on the role of data and BI and make them a lot less operational. Experience proofs that 80-90% of the traditional reports are no longer required. This results from the out-of-the-box reporting capabilities available in cloud applications like D365. Namely, the needs, possibilities, and responsibilities of a BI strategy change with an upgrade to Dynamics 365 in the Cloud. Companies want a long-lasting BI platform and data infrastructure which also is flexible and scalable. For this, you have to avoid an information overload. Of course, as time goes by the amount of analyzed data increases, and it is fundamental to focus on relevant information in your reports. By giving you the right insight and actionable intelligence, this will be a piece of cake.

BI applications and beyond: upgrade to cloud solutions

Concerning scalability and ease of use, the cloud is a huge step further with a lot of clear advantages for unlocking data. But sadly, lots of organizations get used to it. People have to start changing their perspective and look differently at the connection of data and applications. data experts talk about ‘tables’: for example, Dynamics 365 consultants call them ‘entities’.

The cloud enables enormous flexibility in future developments. Its strength is the very quick setup of reports, which give you important insights into the value and the impact on the organization.

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Connamix offers all users of Microsoft Dynamics On-Premise, an ERP Modernization Assessment. We provide insight into the benefits of the cloud, its impact on business processes, and what is necessary for a successful migration. Want to know more? Contact us directly to book your assessment.

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