Microsoft Dynamics is a program that works best when integrated with a great many other programs. In this article we want to explore how creating and selling these programs has become big business. You may even decide to take a look at some of the programs yourself.
So what problems need to be connected? Oh, how about just about all of them. While many Microsoft programs have special options with Microsoft Dynamics they may need some more work. Systems that need to work with your core server include things like call center records, factory records and promotional records. Each of these has specific systems of their own.
So how do you go about getting all of these to work? Well you can ask your Microsoft Dynamics CRM partners if they have any options. Many of them have special support options or can steer you in the direction of those with the skills to do so. At the very least you will need someone with a significant understanding of each product involved.
The problem of getting your Microsoft Dynamics to work with your other programs is compounded by code. The code from system to system often has various complicating factors that can cause bugs. At the very worst it could lead to serious damage to your systems. Be sure to take this into account before buying anything. Even among systems from the same company using similar code there can be problems.
Another solution is to have someone to write a custom solution for your company. There are also other commercial programs that help integrate each piece. By doing this you can create a hub for your various activities throughout the company. This helps you avoid a great number of different difficulties that might arise unexpectedly. However creating such code is rather problematic. It can be a difficult task requiring a great deal of work. This means that you will either have to pay in-house programmers a premium or pay for an equally costly solution in another area. As such this is the best choice for only some companies.
Another choice is to replace any systems that do not mesh well with Microsoft Dynamics or get another version that works better. This can cause problems in and of itself. You may find that you have changed several things out to find that they work poorly as or even worse than the previous setup.
So the bad news is that getting a CRM or ERP system to work perfectly in your company can be difficult and time-consuming. The good news is that if you manage to do so then it can actually save you quite a bit of time and money as long as it runs well. Be sure to choose your Microsoft Dynamics CRM partners carefully.
The best way to ease the transition is to plan for this when you are buying. Figure out what your company needs and make sure it is easy to integrate. Once you have done that is should be easier. Tell us how you did it later.