Compare AX to Dynamics 365 Finance & SCM Upgrade Strategies

October 27, 2021 Greg Williams

Are you a Dynamics AX user considering an upgrade to Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management? Did you know you have options for your upgrade? Depending on which version of AX you are using, Microsoft and Western Computer offer different upgrade options to make your transition as smooth as possible.

To help you learn about your AX to D365 upgrade options, as well as important considerations to guide your decision, I encourage you to download our white paper, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance & Supply Chain Management Upgrade Strategies.

Cloud (SaaS) vs. On-Premise Upgrade

One of the first things your organization will decide is whether you want to deploy Dynamics 365 F&SCM in the cloud or on-premise. While some companies will have valid reasons for remaining on-premise, most will benefit from a cloud deployment of D365 for the valuable benefits included, such as:

  • 99.9% financially backed Service Level Agreement (SLA) from Microsoft
  • Cost savings vs. hardware and resource requirements with on-premise
  • Automatic updates

Western Computer’s Upgrade Approaches

In addition to choosing your deployment path, Western Computer will help you identify the best approach for your upgrade from three options:

  • Complete Upgrade
  • Fresh Start Upgrade
  • New start Upgrade

Your approach will be unique and based on your version of AX, your data, and your resources—amongst other considerations. You can find a helpful comparison chart of all three of these upgrade approaches in the white paper on the last page of the white paper.

Would you like help determining the right upgrade path?

We can’t stress enough that an upgrade of this magnitude is worthy of consulting with a trusted partner before making any decisions. Western Computer Dynamics experts are also available to answer your questions at any time and personally walk you through your available options. 

About the Author

Greg Williams

As Western Computer's Dynamics Practice Manager, Greg Williams is responsible for aligning the company's product and service offerings with the specific needs of its customers. Greg's 15 years of experience with ERP implementations in the manufacturing and distribution industries allows him to identify potential risks and immediately mitigate them with creative solutions.

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