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The strengths and weaknesses of Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Azure have been well documented by now. One thing we tend to overlook though, is how well Dynamics 365 and Azure actually work together. When combined, these products help each other out and users can greatly benefit from this combination.

In this article, we will discuss the four main reasons why Microsoft Azure and Dynamics 365 form a great pair. 

 

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Dynamics 365 and Azure: A quick set up

Being made by the same company provides a huge benefit, if not the biggest benefit. It’s seamless to set up together. Hosted on Microsoft Azure, Dynamics 365 gives you integration that doesn’t require creating custom links between different applications, and no need to worry about maintaining an on-premise database because of the hybrid cloud.

 By choosing to host Dynamics 365 on Azure, you reduce the cost of implementation and increase success with your software. As you know, ERP and CRM are costly, and they require time and work to implement.

 In the cloud, you limit the time that your developer spends on configuring custom links to make all your applications work smoothly, and you reduce the cost of implementation. It’s easy to adapt to a complete solution created perfectly. In fact, hosting Dynamics 365 on Azure is a simple way to proceed, but don’t be fooled by the quick set up: this cloud also provides much value to your CRM and ERP.

 

 

4 reasons why microsoft azure and dynamics 365 are a great fit

 

Dynamics 365 and Azure: Built for each other

 First and foremost, Dynamics 365 is built for Azure. That means Azure provides the perfect environment to deploy, manage, and build applications, and Dynamics 365 works seamlessly on this cloud. With Dynamics 365 on Azure, you can rely on a stable and cutting-edge technology that uses the full potential of your ERP and CRM. You get the power of Dynamics 365 and the reliability of Azure. What’s not to love

Azure offers an impressive hybrid cloud for enterprises of all sizes adopting to Dynamics 365 to avoid many changes by moving all the business to the cloud. With Azure, your Dynamics 365 can efficiently work with your database on-site, and the rest of your CRM and ERP on your cloud. When your Dynamics 365 hosts on Azure, you get all its benefits from security and encryption to machine learning and artificial intelligence. They are built to work together, and you get more from each tool by hosting Dynamics 365 on Azure.

 

Dynamics 365 and Azure: Get access control

Do you know about Azure’s access control features? We often hear how this makes our client’s day because with Azure they have better control over the protection of their data, reports, and overall activity on the ERP and CRM 

Azure offers an access control feature that allows restriction of some elements of your cloud from being viewed or accessed by certain persons. On Dynamics 365, the Azure Active Directory assigns roles and makes sure everybody accesses only what they have permission to see. Not only will you safely store all Dynamics 365 information in the cloud, but Azure will help you manage its accessibility. That’s the kind of detail that makes all the difference when you want to demonstrate how the Azure cloud can ease your client’s lives

 

Dynamics 365 and Azure: The encryption options

When talking about trust, Microsoft Azure is a very interesting cloud because it’s well renowned for its encryption options and compliance coverage.  Your clients are likely worried about the idea of putting their data in the cloud. Well, Azure can assure them with their competitive security offerings. With the FedRAMP High Authorization that covers 18 Azure services, more than 70 compliance coverings, and by committing to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it’s the most trusted cloud. Even the U.S. Government says so

And since Dynamics 365 stores sensitive information, having encryption standards that suits your client’s industry requirements will ease their mind with the idea of the cloud. Azure makes it easier for them to manage, store, backup, and control the access to the data of Dynamics 365. Not all clouds can offer that.

 

Conclusion

 As you can see for yourself, hosting Dynamics 365 on Azure is not a bad idea. In fact, it provides so much value to your clients that they can always rely on both tools to make their life simple, improve productivity, and create a successful business. These are only four reasons why Dynamics 365 and Azure are a perfect fit.

We still haven’t talked about backups, artificial intelligence, Power BI, and all the functions that both Azure and Dynamics 365 can combine to help companies stay ahead of competitors and avoid pitfalls. Azure is not just a cloud; it is a powerful tool that will allow your clients to do so much more with their CRM and ERP. It is why they should work with both Dynamics 365 and Azure: to be the best at what they do.

Written by Alexandre Painchaud Marketing Strategist @ Sherweb

Alex is always searching for new ways to help partners crush their marketing and sales goals. Previously a marketing content specialist at Sherweb, he’s well-versed in how to engage both existing partners and their potential clients in products, tools and solutions to help them succeed. When he’s not in the office planning new initiatives to drive partner revenue, Alex enjoys playing basketball and listening to true crime podcasts.