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User Group Summit Europe 2019 Preview: An AX user's view on upgrading to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

by Eamon McCarthy Earls
Assistant Editor,
February 12 2019

Microsoft Dynamics AX and Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (D365FO) partners and users are set to converge in Amsterdam in March for User Group Summit Europe. Pirmin Bercher, Head of Business and IT Alignment at CARBOGEN AMCIS and a lecturer at Baden-Wurttemberg Cooperative State University, shared his insights and details about his participation at Summit Europe.

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The debate about moving to Dynamics 365(FO)

Pirmin is speaking at the event, offering a current AX user's perspective on the changes to the Dynamics product line:

I'm having a round table discussion about customer fears of going to the cloud with D365FO. For us, it's always been on premises. The way toward loosening control with cloud is something of a concern. Most 'older' ERP installations have been under the total control of the company. Currently having all things in house, it's strange to have it all outside the organization. We'll have Microsoft and MVPs to discuss if this is a real fear or just a felt fear and how to overcome it.

From me as a customer, I'm very keen about customer experiences moving from the old AX world to the new D365FO world and all of what is around there. Last year, I was in Dublin and the moment you're there, there are so many interesting sessions. The challenge is timing. [This year], migrating, developing and setting up D365 will be my focus.

Really from what I think ...

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About Eamon McCarthy Earls

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Before joining, Eamon was editor for at TechTarget, where he covered networking technology, IoT, and cybersecurity. He is also the author of multiple books and previously contributed to publications such as the Boston Globe, Milford Daily News, and DefenceWeb.