Upgrading to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations? Here's what to expect in the cloud vs. on-premises

December 26 2018

With Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software connecting the most mission-critical portions of an organization, it's only fitting that massive amounts of thought and energy go into creating upgrade plans.  Microsoft Dynamics AX users and platform switchers alike will find themselves faced with the same decision upon selecting Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations: Is a cloud or on-premises deployment better?

The question is rather cut and dry, but the answer isn't so clear.  Microsoft has made it apparent that their attention is on the cloud, and that's where they intend to encourage businesses to move.  However, while some organizations are free to experience the new capabilities available with the cloud, others are bound to on-premises deployments for legal, compliance, or other reasons.  Regardless of deployment, there are common impacts that an upgrade to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (D365FO) have on any organization.  Below, let's examine some of the most critical considerations with each deployment type.

On-premises deployment

About Isaac Mullin

Isaac Mullin is a Marketing Analytics Manager with PowerObjects, An HCL Technologies Company, focused on Dynamics 365 ERP functionality, as well as training and user adoption.  He brings functional product knowledge and experience related to Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement (formerly Dynamics CRM), Dynamics 365 for Unified Operations (formerly Dynamics AX), and the Power BI application within the Microsoft Power Platform.

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PowerObjects, an HCL Technologies Company is a leader in delivering Microsoft Business Applications solutions and the Dynamics 365 workloads through unparalleled offerings of service, support, education, and add-ons. Winner of the 2018 Microsoft US Partner Award for Business Applications in Dynamics Customer Service, PowerObjects strives to be the number one Microsoft Business Applications Provider in the world by delivering solutions that help organizations increase productivity, streamline business processes, and build better relationships.

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