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As a cloud-based, software-as-a-service, application Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations offers unrivalled functionality and extensibility out of the box. However, the world and your business never stand still, and one of the strengths of the Microsoft platform is the ability to service and enhance the functionality in the application, in a secure and controlled manner. Without a tried and tested methodology for keeping your key business applications up to date, you run the risk of falling behind your competition and potentially exposing your operations to unplanned downtime.

From April 5th 2019 – D365FO comes under a MANDATORY continuous monthly update regime. Although customers will have a chance to delay updates, this will only be for a limited period. So having an approach ready to address this key business need is now more important than ever.

The Columbus team have vast experience with Dynamics development and our close relationship with Microsoft enables us to offer early access to ongoing updates, in order to give you more time to test business processes, prior to the mandatory update slot. We are also able to offer assistance with authoring and executing regression test scripts using the Microsoft tool-set provided where is it standard with D365 now.

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AX 2012 Development Audit

You may not be considering an upgrade to the latest and greatest version right now, but how does your current ERP application stack up in terms of compliance with Microsoft best practice? During the fog of a complex implementation project, potentially with multiple partners, 3rd parties and your own, possibly new to AX team, it's easy for your business application code to fall into a less than optimal state.

This matters because performance can be drastically affected when best practice is not followed. Also, if best practice is not followed in key areas such as security, you may be sitting on an undiscovered compliance issue.

We can offer a detailed audit of a set of customisation's that you nominate for review. An experienced AX developer will then perform an audit of your bespoke development approach and practices and deliver a document which encapsulates the results alongside with recommendations for future improvements to development approach and practices.

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Developer Productivity and Automation

Modern business applications demand a modern approach to their ongoing management, particularly when you want to leverage the power of the Microsoft platform to enhance your business capability with customisation's to keep you ahead of the competition.

Our experience with hundreds of Dynamics development projects puts us in a unique position to guide your team in configuring the Azure DevOps components that will lift your team's productivity and quality to the next level. Leverage our experience of requirement and test management to reduce the need for multiple tracking tools and free up your team to focus on delivering value for your organisation.

Contact us today to discover how we can help.

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