The Two Editions of Dynamics 365

Dynamics 365, Enterprise Edition

The “Enterprise” version is going to be a newly developed combination of Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and will be the higher-powered of the two offerings. Dynamics 365, Enterprise Edition, is recommended for companies with more complex business processes, or who want to manage International operations from one application, or with multiple sites or if none of these, has more than 250 employees. Deferring to Microsoft: there will be many exceptions to defining the use by employee numbers rule.

It has six modules:

1. ERP Components – Operations

    • Previously known as Microsoft Dynamics AX, the operations module contains all of the financials and operations functionality of Dynamics AX. (Which is a lot).It will cover full international financials, complex manufacturing, supply chain or distribution modules

2. CRM Core Component – Sales

    • This is the core functionality of Dynamics CRM, with all of the lead management and sales process functionality you need as a salesperson.

3. CRM Secondary Components – Marketing, Customer Service, Project Service, Field Service

  • A range of modules to cover specific requirements that different businesses will need.
  • The Marketing module of Dynamics 365, Business edition is going to be released in Spring 2017.

The Enterprise Edition is Split into two “PLANS” (link to explanation of Plans)

Dynamics 365, Business Edition

The “Business” version of Dynamics 365 is the evolution of project Madeira, the cloud-based ERP/CRM. Microsoft recommends Dynamics 365, Business Edition for companies with somewhere between 10-250 employees. It has three modules:

1. Financials

    • The financials module is based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Some functionality has been removed, however – most notably manufacturing.

2. Sales

    • The sales module of Dynamics 365, Business Edition is based on Dynamics CRM and optimized for SMB customers.

3. Marketing

  • The Marketing module of Dynamics 365, Business edition is going to be released in Spring 2017.

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