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Implementation Phases of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

The implementation process of any ERP, such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, is a complex process and therefore it requires careful planning and an appropriate strategy. There are various factors that affect the length and cost of the process, but the steps to develop the implementation are almost always the same.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Implementation Process

As mentioned above, the process of implementing an ERP is very complex and involves a far-reaching change in the company’s planning and work system. Therefore, to avoid implementation failures and increase the chances of success, it is best to have a partner or solution provider to take care of the acquisition, implementation and initial configuration of the ERP.

Implementation phases:

1

PLANNING

Before starting the implementation process, a team comprising members from all departments should be assembled to develop the project plan, and assess which processes can be improved or automated with the new ERP system, and define the objectives of the implementation.

2

CONSULTANCY

The partner we have chosen for the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, should conduct a study of the needs and functionalities of your company, and analyse what type of ERP or what licence can help you achieve those objectives set out in the initial phase.

3

MIGRATION AND IMPLEMENTATION

Once the ERP has been chosen, it is time to install the hardware and software and, in addition, perform the data migration. In this phase, the data to be migrated and not to be migrated will be selected. There is a tendency to migrate all information, but this is not recommended as there are inaccurate data with bad information that will negatively affect the ERP.

4

TRAINING

Once the data migration has taken place, it is essential that the staff who will be using the ERP system receive adequate training that prepares them for the use of the system. This is achieved by applying methodologies that teach them how to get the most out of the new technology. Focusing on technical expertise will help the IT department to have more free time to concentrate on more important issues.

5

IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION

Our team can now make full use of the ERP. On the day of implementation there are bound to be a lot of questions, as well as the occasional hiccup, so we need to make sure that all departments are coordinated and the IT team is ready. During this time, it is also essential that a comparison be made between the ERP results and the objectives established during the planning phase.

6

FOLLOW-UP

It is essential that our partner has a maintenance service, so that during the subsequent days and weeks they can continue to guide our team to make the necessary adjustments and changes, as well as answer any questions.

All these phases involve additional steps and include many areas of the organisation, entailing extra cost and time. That is why contacting a certified Microsoft Dynamics 365 partner at the beginning of implementing the ERP will increase the chances of success and help avoid common problems and mistakes.

From Dynamics 365 Partners we will guide you through any queries that you may have with the help of our expert consultants, and we will advise you in choosing the right ideal partner for the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

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