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How to Unlock Your Organization’s Potential with Dynamics NAV-Salesforce Integration

Businesses invest large sums of money and time into obtaining and maintaining enterprise resource management (ERP) and customer relationship management software (CRM). These systems are invaluable programs which function as data repositories, assisting in the standardization and collection of necessary information pertinent to an organization’s day-to-day functionality. To get the most out of their ERP and CRM systems, many organizations will choose to integrate them using a third party platform such as RapidiOnline. Data integration optimizes and streamlines the functionality of the systems involved; when a company chooses Microsoft Dynamics NAV-Salesforce integration, they’re choosing to invest in the highest quality business intelligence, and positioning themselves to offer the best in customer service; invaluable acumen in today’s increasingly competitive and fickle market landscape.

I’m Acquiring an ERP. What Kind of Deployment Is Best for my Organization?

There are several deployment options available to those considering Microsoft Dynamics NAV as their ERP solution: on-premise, cloud-based, and hybrid. Each organization will benefit optimally from a different implementation, but with a little research, the correct choice for you and your organization should become apparent.

In the very early days of ERP technology, on-premise solutions were the only option. They were complex, expensive, and very time-consuming to deploy effectively. Consultants were required, and the implementation of on-site ERP solutions could massively interrupt time-sensitive projects and day-to-day business operations. Luckily, that is rarely the case these days, and integration technology has come a long way. On-premise solutions still run on data servers and centers on site or in a private Cloud. They generally involve one large expenditure up front to cover implementation, a significant component of which is the perpetual license fee. Usually, this option is prohibitively costly—especially for smaller or newer businesses. Because the maintenance of the on-site integration hardware and software falls to the purchasing organization’s employees, it also requires staff-training, sometimes even a team dedicated specifically to its maintenance. These drawbacks are less of an issue if the organization in question has only one location and is suitably staffed. Certain organizations may even be restricted to on-premise solutions due to industry-specific regulations.

While on-premise is still a relevant deployment option, it’s far more common these days for organizations to invest in hybrid or entirely cloud-based ERPs, known as software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions. Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a cloud-based business applications platform, the latest in Microsoft’s legendary Dynamics suite, offering cutting edge ERP and CRM technology to facilitate your organization’s growth and sustainability. The perks of hybrid and cloud solutions are many; they’re far more affordable and accessible for smaller businesses lacking the deep pockets of the industry titans. Instead of a single up-front cost, most cloud solutions involve a subscription cost. Cloud solutions are also much easier and less time-consuming to deploy, and upgrades to the software can happen seamlessly. Plus, maintenance and troubleshooting are the responsibility of the software provider, not the purchasing company.

A hybrid solution combines certain qualities of on-premise and cloud ERP solutions, although the exact specifications will vary from ERP to ERP. Generally, the purchasing company will oversee mission-critical applications from their own data centers (or private Cloud). On-premise systems can occasionally be adapted into hybrid solutions with the acquisition of mobile apps and web-based services.

Flexible and Robust Dynamics NAV-Salesforce Integration Solutions Get You the Most Out of Your ERP and CRM

Regardless of whether your organization makes use of an on-premise, hybrid, or cloud ERP solution, no ERP is complete without the complementary presence of a fully integrated CRM like Salesforce. CRMs manage all the data that ERPs aren’t equipped to handle, like customer profiles, contact information, and purchasing history. CRM-ERP integration allows managerial staff a complete, 360-degree view of customer profiles and accompanying analytics, and makes sure that your team-members are working with the most up-to-date information available to them. Data integration minimizes unwanted data siloing, allowing your CRM and ERP to pool their data into a unified point of truth and eliminates the need for manual double entry of data; when fully integrated, edited or added information in one system is automatically updated in the other.

With Rapidi’s data integration and replication services at work for your organization, Dynamics NAV-Salesforce integration is fast, easy, and painless. The RapidiConnector, Rapidi’s cutting-edge, proprietary connection technology, compresses and encrypts any and all data transferred between your on-premise ERP and CRM systems, ensuring that all your information is entirely safe from prying eyes.

Meanwhile, RapidiOnline is their entirely cloud-based solution, joining your hybrid or cloud-based solutions into a synergistic powerhouse of optimized data management.

Regardless of whether your Microsoft Dynamics system is on-premise, hybrid, or cloud-based, Rapidi can work with you to craft a customized data integration solution custom-tailored to your organization’s exact wants and needs. With nearly three decades of experience pioneering in the field of data replication and integration, Rapidi’s legacy of robust functionality, outstanding customer service, and total security speaks for itself; click here to learn more about how data integration can help your organization get a leg up on the competition.

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