Microsoft Releases New Dynamics CRM 2017 as Part of Dynamics 365

Published: 3 March 2017

The new Dynamics CRM release comes under a new name of Dynamics 365, an intelligent suite of cloud applications, including Sales, Customer Service, Field Service and Project Service Automation.

Easy to purchase, integrate and optimise, Dynamics 365 is the only cloud platform that brings ERP and CRM in one place to ensure interoperability across all the departments, including sales, operations, field service, marketing, customer service and more. According to Satya Nadella, CEO at Microsoft, Dynamics 365 will “break down barriers between productivity, collaboration and business processes” equipping businesses with built-in insights, predictive intelligence and workflow optimisation to increase efficiency and boost revenue.

Dynamics 365 is available* in two different plans, Enterprise suited to larger businesses with 250+ users and Business suited for businesses with 10-250 users. Users can select from a range of apps to suit your needs, including Sales, Customer Service, Finance, Operations, Financials, Field Service, Project Service and Marketing and add more as the business grows.

The new Dynamics CRM will extend  functionality for Sales, Customer Service, Projects and Field Service with improved business intelligence capabilities. Integrating with Power BI interactive data visualisations Dynamics 365 will provide a single view of business performance for faster and informed decision-making.

To enhance productivity, Dynamics 365 offers the new CRM App for Outlook to track incoming email and view contextual Dynamics CRM information about the people sending an email, including sales activities, cases and opportunities, directly from Outlook.

Added to this, there are numerous usability enhancements including enhanced search functionality to search across any entity and CRM Learning path to help with on-boarding of new users.

Combining CRM and ERP will provide a unified experience, streamlining business processes, removing data silos and improving operational efficiency.

Find out more about Dynamics 365 here

* All new customers will be activated as Dynamics 365. Dynamics CRM on premise customers won’t be affected by the changes and can continue to use their current version. If you’re using Dynamics CRM Online, speak to your account manager about transitioning to Dynamics 365.

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