3 resources that advance your on-premises migration to Dynamics 365

Change is not always easy. Economic disruptions from COVID-19 have compelled most organizations to assess whether their legacy systems, processes, and infrastructure can provide the necessary agility to remain competitive. While shifting market conditions have accelerated cloud adoption, some are still weighing migration costs, complexities, and risks against the benefits. There are many reasons to migrate to the cloud, but not everyone is ready. That’s why Microsoft launched the Dynamics 365 Migration Community. Whether you’re unsure where to start, what next steps look like, or simply have questions, the Community has answers. Join the Dynamics 365 Migration Community for exclusive access to Microsoft resources that can accelerate your journey to Dynamics 365.

Connect to experience

Dynamics AX and Dynamics CRM customers face some important decisions on modernizing their current solutions. The Dynamics 365 Migration Community is dedicated to helping on-premises customers considering their move to the cloud. Microsoft brings together solution architects, migration partners, and financing experts to address concerns while connecting customers to the resources necessary to make informed, timely decisions. Just getting started? Community resources can help you build an individualized migration plan. Leverage the Dynamics 365 Migration Community to learn best practices, request a migration assessment, or ask questions in devoted product forums. Moving towards implementation? The Community has you covered. Understand the business value of migrating to the cloud, find a migration partner, or resolve licensing questions. Regardless of where you are in your journey, the Dynamics 365 Migration Community can help.

  • Connect with technical experts, migration partners, and fellow customers
  • Ask questions in devoted Dynamics AX and Dynamics CRM forums
  • Gather insights and best practices from focused resources and content

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The Dynamics 365 Migration Community centralizes our expertise and resources to address your biggest migration concerns.

Assess the value

With so much to consider—knowing where and how to begin is not always clear. Microsoft established the Dynamics 365 Migration Program to simplify things. Start with a Standard Migration Assessment (SMA). This assessment helps customers understand the possible value and steps with moving to the cloud. Looking at both functional and technical processes, the SMA assesses potential benefits from new cloud capabilities and determines how to best leverage your code in Dynamics 365.

  • Understand the benefits of moving from an on-premises solution to the cloud
  • Tie identified business objectives to Dynamics 365 functionality
  • Optimize your migration processes, reducing effort and cost

Graphic portraying the value of participating in the Standard Migration Assessment

Understand the impact

When weighing cloud benefits, most organizations focus on the technical, while overlooking the financial gains and process efficiencies that the cloud can create. Microsoft Catalyst provides on-premises customers with a picture of the quantifiable economic benefits and value of migration. This is a great way for decision-makers to understand their total cost of ownership in the cloud compared to on-premises solutions. Migration value assessments from Microsoft Catalyst use industry benchmarks, peer comparisons, and potential solution benefits to illustrate your possible efficiency gains in the cloud.

  • Answer performance questions relative to peers
  • Identify which KPIs are most valuable to your organization
  • Leverage trends and process changes to find hidden opportunities
  • Develop clear next steps to drive your migration to the cloud

graphic portraying the total cost of ownership decrease of 3.4% when migrating from Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 in the Cloud

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Join the Dynamics 365 Migration Community

Have migration questions? No matter where you are in your migration journey, Microsoft has the resources to support you. Join the Dynamics 365 Migration Community today and get answers that advance your move to Dynamics 365.