There are lots of companies that use on-premise versions of Dynamics 365, but for those who are ready to go completely to the cloud, it may come as no surprise that Dynamics 365 and Azure make a great pair. Dynamics 365 is a business applications platform that combines components of customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP), along with productivity applications and artificial intelligence tools. Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers. It provides software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks. Here are 3 reasons why your company would benefit from using Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Azure together.
1. Quick & Easy Set-up
Because they are both Microsoft products, the two are easy to set up together. When hosted on Microsoft Azure, Dynamics 365 provides integration that doesn’t require creating custom links between different applications. There is no need to worry about maintaining an on-premise database because Azure is a cloud platform. And by hosting Dynamics 365 on Azure, businesses reduce the cost of implementation because it can be done more quickly.
2. Designed to Work Together
Because Dynamics 365 is built for Azure, Azure provides the perfect environment to deploy, manage, and build applications. Companies benefit from the power of Dynamics 365 and the reliability of Azure.
From a developer and user standpoint, Dynamics 365 works seamlessly on Azure—meaning there is less developer maintenance and fewer user issues. Plus, you get all Azure’s benefits from security and encryption to machine learning and artificial intelligence, without having to introduce those benefits from additional software.
3. Access Control & Security
Azure has superb access control features, giving businesses better control over the protection of data, reports, and overall activity on the ERP and CRM. Specifically, 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 can organisations safely store all Dynamics 365 information in the cloud, but Azure helps to manage accessibility.
Microsoft Azure also has industry-leading encryption options and compliance coverage. 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 is trusted by businesses with high security requirements.
As you can see, hosting Dynamics 365 on Azure is not a bad idea. In fact, most of the developers we speak to prefer to work with Dynamics 365 on Azure. There are however lots of options out there for hosting Dynamics 365, and plenty of developers have extensive experience with other platforms. If your company is looking for a Senior Developer, Functional Consultant, Production Consultant or Technical Architect, please get in touch. Oliver Parks provides niche tech candidates that are experts in both Dynamics 365 and Azure, amongst other platforms. For more info email me at louise.elliott@OliverParks.com.
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