Implementation of Microsoft Dynamic365 comes with challenges. So, if you tend to undermine the associated challenges, you might see a failure in the implementation.
As such, you should make efforts to know the associated challenges to deal with the challenges effectively.
To help you identify the possible challenges, we have listed the following questions for you to ask yourself beforehand:
#1. Is the Implementation Partner Competent Enough?
The competency level of your implementation partner is the first thing to check out. Remember, the implementation calls for selecting the right partner. While the right partner can do your project, the wrong one can break it.
Microsoft does not sell Microsoft Dynamics365 directly to customers. Instead, the company delegates the task of selling and deploying to partners.
With the availability of several implementation partners, you will find that their competency varies greatly. As such, you will find it challenging to choose the right partner for the implementation.
Therefore, you should ensure that you choose the right implementation partner. And you also need to ensure that your prospective partner understands your business processes. It will help him efficiently create a strategy for a successful implementation.
Moreover, do not commit the mistake of keeping your IT team aloof during the implementation phase.
Make sure that you engage your IT team during the implementation process. In addition to understanding the process, your IT team can support the expert during the implementation to ensure a smooth implementation.
Microsoft has implementation partners across the world. For example, suppose you run your business in Qatar, you need to choose a Microsoft Dynamics 365 partner in Qatar.
#2. What is Your Data Volume?
Next, you should determine the data volume that you will migrate. If you have a large volume of data, the migration will be complex and time-consuming.
Typically, the time required for the implementation depends on the following factors:
- The amount of data to be migrated
- The framework to be used for data migration
- The competency of the implementation partner
- The compatibility of the new system to store new data
- The tool’s capability to migrate the data
Typically, data migration can consume one-fourth of the total implementation time, regardless of the size of the data.
Moreover, do not fail to figure out the data compatibility and usage within the new system with a small data set before starting the migration process.
#3. Have You Imparted the Proper Training to Your Employees?
The next point to consider is whether your employees received the right training and documentation.
Proper training is essential to enable your employees to work with the new system that will involve integrating, architecture, and customization of Microsoft Dynamics365.
Therefore, you should impart customized training with relevant documents to ensure that your employees can use the new system effortlessly.
#4. Have You Assessed Post Implementation Scenarios?
There will be many changes in your business processes after implementation or Microsoft Dynamics 365 upgrade.
Therefore, there are chances of reduced productivity if you deploy the application after implementation.
Therefore, you need to consider the systems, integrated applications, processes, people, RoI, and business continuity while deploying the Dynamics365 solution.
Also, you should know that Microsoft Dynamics 365 is not a robust solution compared to other ERP solutions. So, it might fail to execute some niche operations of your business.
The fact is that you cannot escape challenges while implementing the software. But, you need to effectively deal with the obstacles to attaining a successful Microsoft Dynamics365 implementation. In addition, there are many critical aspects to consider before implementing. If you undermine those aspects, you can face the negative consequences to hamper the bottom line.