Business applications typically model and track connections between various types of business data (people, places, processes, and things). To meet requirements for business applications, as a developer, I need to have a framework that provides the agility and flexibility to rapidly adapt to changes and get user acceptance and adoption.
These application development requirements can span various industries, including retail, service industries, manufacturing, distribution, financial services, education, government, and the public sector. Dynamics 365 can be extended to address application scenarios across industries and more rapidly than ever before.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 now offers customers, partners, software vendors, and systems integrators a powerful platform for building line-of-business applications. It provides a declarative development of relational business applications with flexible data models and dynamic services.
Dynamics 365 includes additional capabilities for Operations and Financials. These applications are often referred as Extended Dynamics 365 applications (xRM) because they leverage the relationship tracking capabilities beyond the typical Dynamics 365 customer relationship management scenarios.
With developers having very little time to write a lot of custom code to deliver a solution, customizing on the Dynamics 365 platform is an option that cannot be ignored. The following list of seven benefits summarizes why Dynamics 365 emerges as a strong platform for rapidly building business applications with unmatched cost benefits.
7 Key Benefits of Developing on Dynamics 365
Consistent User Experience
Users can navigate, view, edit, report, and take action on their data using modern web and mobile applications available on iOS, Android, and Windows. These applications have the ability to guide users through a business process and rules from start to finish.
This user experience provides a common and consistent interaction model for a user who uses multiple business applications. Microsoft Dynamics 365 provides a user experience optimized for interacting with relational data. The Microsoft Dynamics 365 application supports many international languages and currencies. Your application inherits all these capabilities.
Extensible Data and Security model
Microsoft Dynamics 365 enables you to extend the out-of-the-box data model to meet the data storage and tracking needs of your business application. You can disable elements of this data model if they don’t apply to your business application. The data model is protected by extensible security. This helps applying role, record, field level, and hierarchical security.
All other aspects of the Dynamics 365 platform and user experience are driven by the data and security model defined by you. This means that users see and have access to only the data and actions you choose. Organizations can also add their own data elements and security to work seamlessly on top of the data model used by your application. Or other solution vendors or developers can build solutions on top of yours, just as yours is built on top of the default Dynamics 365 data and security model.
Extensible Business Logic
A lot of people use Dynamics 365 because it allows them to define and enforce business processes. Then, other organizations that will use your application will be able to modify the business logic you implemented without having to write a single line of code.
Microsoft Office 365 Integration
Office 365 provides many additional options to work with your application. This integration will allow to: Integrate with Exchange and Outlook for email tracking, scheduling, and task management; initiate instant messaging and phone calls with Skype for Business; edit data with Excel; take rich and relevant content with Office Delve based on what they’re working on and who they’re working with.
Use Power BI to Analyze Data, Contextual Notes with OneNote
Create personalized documents as a team with automatic document generation and real-time co-authoring. Manage contextual documents across SharePoint, Office 365 Groups, and OneDrive for Business. People using your application will be able to gain insight into your business and proactively anticipate business needs.
They will be able to use Power BI, interactive dashboards and reports, advanced visualizations, and natural language Q&A. People will have visibility into business performance with at-a-glance dashboards and contextual charts inside your business application.
Cross-Platform Mobile Applications
The Dynamics 365 mobile apps download metadata about your data model, security configuration, business processes, and rules, transforming out-of-the-box experience into a customized mobile app for your application.
Extending and Integrating the Platform
Dynamics 365 exposes the same end-user and administrative capabilities you’ve seen in the UI through a RESTful web service API built on open standards including OAuth 2.0 and OData v4. Because Dynamics 365 embraces web standards, external systems can integrate with your business application built on Dynamics 365 using their platform and languages of choice.