Are your Microsoft Dynamics applications integrated with the rest of your enterprise? No? Better view our webinar on Microsoft Dynamics integration on 3/13/13!
Here are 4 reasons why you need Dynamics integration:
It is important that your departments have the application they need to fulfill their business requirements, but it is equally important that these applications talk to each other.
Without integration a project manager using Microsoft Dynamics SL will make changes to a project that impacts budget in the company’s Microsoft Dynamics GP system.Unless she personally informs the accounting department, what happens?The accounting department works off budgets that don’t sync with the new projections, because they have no visibility to the project manager’s changes.Add integration to the equation and every change made by the project manager in SL is immediately reflected in the GP applications for the accounting department to see. No emails, exports, hand-written notes – just seamless automated business processes that make communication point and click!
- Single source of truth
Along with better communication, integration ensures that everyone across the company is working from same data. Often when organizations run Dynamics accounting applications such as GP and NAV, they still separately manage contacts, accounts, opportunities, and services in another system, creating multiple versions of the truth unless they are automatically kept in sync. Without integration, your sales team may discover the billing point of contact has changed at a customer and update the record in Dynamics CRM. But the accounting department continues invoicing the old contact because they are working from old data in their ERP application. Ouch.
- Higher productivity
Running multiple disconnected and disparate solutions can significantly diminish productivity. Employees will constantly be looking for the latest information in different applications or entering duplicate data into each system. We call this swivel chair integration.Got a contact and account to update in your Dynamics ERP application? That’s the computer on the left. Now you have to make sure you enter the exact same data into Dynamics CRM – that’s the computer on the right. The hinges on your chair will wear out not long after your patience.With Jitterbit, integration eliminates this process and its associated human errors and provides automatically synched data between systems, saving time and money.
- Higher user adoption
One of the key reasons for the failure of a software implementation is the lack of user buy-in. Implementing a solution for salespeople that ‘acts’ like an accounting system, or a product lifecycle management solution that does not work with the accounting department is a definite way to decrease user adoption. Users want the information they need in the place where they work – if your unintegrated application provides out of date or inaccurate data, your users are not going to keep using it.Purchasing solutions that are built with the specific business users in mind allows them to work in a comfortable, familiar environment, increasing user adoption. And through integrating those systems, your users get the best of both worlds.
Microsoft Dynamics integration is critical. Come watch our webinar on Microsoft Dynamics integration on 3/13/13 and learn how to make your business run more efficiently!