For professional services organizations that aim to standardize on industry best practices and to minimize both the costs and timeframes for implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, SAGlobal now offers their Projects+ EXPRESS deployment model for the Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Service Industries ERP solution. Projects+ EXPRESS is a streamlined implementation program from SAGlobal that leverages the Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS) platform along with the following SAGlobal-developed tools and templates:
- Implementation methodology and project management templates (i.e. schedule template, SharePoint project site template, specification templates, etc.), all available on the Dynamics Lifecycle Services site (LCS).
- Standardized SharePoint tools for tracking project status and progress.
- Automated environment provisioning on the Microsoft Azure platform, including the client’s configurations from Lifecycle Services (LCS).
- Industry-specific business process structure and Visio process flow overviews deployed on Lifecycle Services (LCS).
- Industry-specific default data and workflows, along with the ability to customize each client’s data using Excel templates on Lifecycle Services (LCS).
- Customized industry-specific data import templates (using Dynamics AX DIXF) to simplify the data migration process.
Dynamics Lifecycle Services Tool
SAGlobal’s Projects+ EXPRESS deployment process can help your organization accomplish the following objectives when implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365:
- Minimize up-front IT requirements by quickly provisioning your Dynamics 365 instance in the cloud on the Microsoft Azure platform.
- Shorten the timeframe from project start-up to getting your key users “hands-on” in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations by leveraging default industry-specific data sets.
- Simplify the setup of customer-specific configurations using simple Excel worksheets.
- Ensure operational efficiencies by adopting industry best practices and pre-configured workflows for key project-related processes.
- Enable knowledge sharing and collaboration via online access to implementation methodology details and your organization’s business process library.
Sample Service Industries Best Practice Process Flows
Using these methods and tools, Projects+ EXPRESS can help your professional services organization reduce risk, drive efficiencies throughout your business, and accelerate the return on investment (ROI) for your Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP initiative.