Many business owners undermine the challenges in implementing Microsoft Dynamics365. As a result, they often see an eventual failure in their implementation.
Therefore, businesses need to know the associated challenges to develop counter-strategies.
If you plan to implement Microsoft Dynamics365 in your business, make yourself aware of the possible challenges, which are as follows:
Selecting the Wrong Partner
Microsoft dynamics implementation calls for selecting the right partner. First, you need to know that Microsoft does not sell Microsoft Dynamics directly to the customers. Instead, delegate the task of selling and deploying to partners.
As there are many partners, you will see a wide variation in their capabilities, making it difficult to select the right partner who can execute the implementation correctly.
Therefore, you can avail of the services of an expert to choose the right partner for your implementation.
You should not fail to deploy a Microsoft Dynamics expert specializing in your implementation requirements.
Such an expert can better understand your business processes, which can help him efficiently create a strategy for a successful implementation.
In addition, you should engage your IT team during the implementation process along with the expert. The IT team can support the expert during the implementation to ensure a smooth implementation to increase the return on investment in the long term.
If you implement the project without the guidance of an expert, you may see implementation failure. As a result, backtracking the problem may take months, wasting time and money.
You must know that a data migration process becomes more complex if there is a large volume of data.
The volume of data also determines the time of data migration. So, more is the data, and more is the time.
If the data migration is unsuccessful, a failed implementation may result. And the time required for the implementation depends on the following factors:
- The amount of data that will migrate from the old system to the new system
- The framework to be used to migrate data
- The capability of the implementation partner
- The compatibility of the new system to store new data
- The tool’s capability to migrate the data
Regardless of the size or complexity of the project, typical data migration can take one-fourth of the total implementation time.
It is essential to check the data compatibility and usage within the new system with a small data set.
You should proceed with the data migration only if that becomes successful.
Lack of Support and Training
The open integration, architecture, and customization of Microsoft Dynamics365 often lead to a change in the platform compared to the original version.
So, there arises the need for creating documentation and support systems for employees.
If there is a lack of training and documentation, employees may find it challenging to use the new systems.
Therefore, you should impart customized training with relevant documents to ensure that your employees can use the new system effortlessly.
After a Microsoft Dynamics 365 implementation, you will see changes in many elements within the organization. For example, the implementation will change supporting applications to the job functions.
So, if you deploy the application after implementation, there are chances of failing.
Therefore, you need to consider the systems, integrated applications, processes, people, RoI, and business continuity while deploying the Dynamics365 solution.
If you undermine these aspects, there can be a disruption in your business, resulting in a long-term negative impact on your bottom line.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 is not a robust solution compared to other ERP solutions. Although the lack of robustness may not affect many businesses, some niche operations might need that robustness to manage their processes.
If you need a robust solution, consider implementing another solution.
You have to deal with the challenges before implementing Microsoft Dynamics365 solutions for your business. Therefore, you need to make efforts to understand the challenges first.