Selecting your core enterprise application platform is a foundational decision that enables business productivity and information sharing across your entire organization. By default, it drives your subsequent technology options including office productivity, CRM, content management, ERP, business intelligence and reporting applications.
Once established, standardization is the means to boost ROI by leveraging your previous IT investments and lowering ongoing IT skill development/maintenance costs. Conversely, selection of an application that runs on a ‘non-standard’ platform needs a compelling value-add and business case to be justified.
Microsoft Encourages End-User Adoption
Microsoft enables smart, reliable, strategic and tactical decision-making at all levels of your organization. Executives can always be in touch with key metrics of the business; line-of-business directors can have the information and tools they need to manage and plan effectively within their area of responsibility; and workers in any position, from accounts payable to inventory to customer field service, can always review critical information and take the best course of action to serve your business and its customers.
Microsoft’s Sustained Commitment to Product Innovation
Microsoft has the longest product version support cycle in the industry (10 years) with a long-term commitment to the Dynamics product development road map. With deep end-to-end integration and backward compatibility with other Microsoft platform products and a 30-year track record, Microsoft ‘s product innovation is powered by a $9 Billion+ R&D spend – more than Oracle, SAP, Google, and Apple combined.