AX 2012 to Dynamics 365 Upgrade
Are you considering upgrading from your current Microsoft Dynamics Version? There are a couple of considerations you will need to make before making a well-informed decision. Hopefully, this article will help you determine if it is the right time to upgrade to Dynamics 365.
Support Lifecycle may be the deciding factor for your change, depending on what version of AX you currently have. You may or may not still have support from Microsoft. If your software support has expired or expiring soon then upgrading to Dynamics 365 soon would be a smart business decision regardless if you have MS Dynamics 2012 or Dynamics AX 2012 R3.
There may be a benefit to improving as current MS Dynamics AX 2012 clients who are current on their annual enhancement and have a version still supported with have access to pricing discounts until November 1st 2019. You may need to check your current plan against what level of support Microsoft is offering.
|Version||Mainstream Support End||Extended Support End|
|Dynamics AX 2012||9th October 2018||12th October 2021|
|Dynamics AX 2012 R2||9th October 2018||12th October 2021|
|Dynamics AX 2012 R3||12th October 2021||10th January 2023|
When your organisation plans to upgrade to Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations, you will need to assemble a wide range of stakeholders, including business owners, department experts, IT staff, and ensure that you engage as many people as possible.
Allowing your organisation to better understand what everyone requires and what will be required of your staff to ensure that your upgrade goes smoothly. By ensuring that you have the appropriate resources and plans in place, you will significantly increase the chance of a successful implementation.
With the introduction of Microsoft Dynamics 365, they now offer three license levels, dependant on the access required. Dynamics 365’s applications have three, plus a dedicated license for devices.
Full Users: Gives full access to all features.
Operations Activity: Users can perform transactional tasks but cannot access all features.
Team Member: For users that don’t require all features, allows users to view & analyse data while giving them the ability to carry out minor tasks like time entry.
Hopefully, this information gives you a better understanding of the upgrade from AX 2012 to D365. If your software support has expired, and you are not considering an upgrade to Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations.
Feel free to contact us about Dynamics AX Support. Unlike other Microsoft Dynamics 365 consultants, we prioritise customer support regardless of the software version. DFSM Consulting focuses on providing you with the support you deserve to keep your system up and running.