In today's blog, we will highlight additional investments Microsoft is looking to add to its ecosystem, detailed by Sherief Ibrahim, GM of Business Applications at Microsoft.
Dynamics 365 Business Central already provides a comprehensive cloud solution that allows users to work seamlessly with Microsoft applications such as Outlook, Teams, Excel, and the Power Platform with AI-infused throughout.
Here are some key statistics from 2019-2021
|Partners selling BC||1,400+||3,300+|
|App source solutions||450+||1800+|
|# Of customers||2,000||20,000|
"When it comes to Microsoft's investing goal for Business Central, it's all about creating an all-in-one system that connects user's entire business and brings them an abundance of functionality that allows them to do more with less as well," stated Sherief Ibrahim, GM of Business Applications at Microsoft.
SMBs are embracing the cloud and utilizing innovations that only larger companies had access to in the past. The investment Microsoft is making into the Dynamics 365 Ecosystem is immense.
Some of the exciting innovations to the Dynamics 365 ecosystem include:
A Power Migration Tool to move you to the cloud:
Microsoft is investing in cloud capabilities as its primary direction while providing enhanced support for on-premise deployment. This allows SMBs to continue using their on-premise systems while also transitioning to the cloud at their own pace. The company is also offering a bridge-to-cloud option, allowing SMBs to run both on-premise and cloud systems simultaneously, enabling them to test and make the transition at their convenience. Additionally, Microsoft is working on offering solutions that make the transition as cost-effective and easy as possible in an effort to encourage users to move to the cloud sooner.
Microsoft is working to improve connectivity between Business Central and other Office applications such as Teams and Excel. This is evident in their roadmap, which includes additional templates, increased administrative capabilities, and the ability to view the environment in a single console. The company aims to enhance the user experience by providing better integration between the different applications.
Dynamics 365 Business Central 2023 release wave 1 investment areas road map:
To learn more about the future of Business Central, Andrew King, Managing Director of WebSan Solutions Inc., interviews Sherief Ibrahim, GM of Business Applications at Microsoft, to explore the upcoming features and capabilities of Business Central.