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5 Reasons to Consider Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Your Government's ERP Upgrade

Petra Eimiller
19 Jun, 2023

State and local governments are responsible for a wide range of programs, such as education, roads, and safety.

Managing these programs while working within the constraints of budget limitations can be a real challenge. Yet governments owe their constituents accountability and transparency over their fiscal reporting and budget management.

The combination of Microsoft Dynamics 365 can help

Unlike most standard accounting systems, Microsoft Dynamics 365 for State and Local Governments is a secure, cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that can handle the challenging accounting processes faced by state and local governments, with features such as:

  • Budget planning
  • Procurement and sourcing
  • Project accounting
  • Grants management
  • Inventory tracking
  • Asset management

Recently, we asked our government clients who are currently using Microsoft Dynamics 365 as their ERP system to list the benefits they have realized by using Dynamics 365. Here are some of the top benefits they identified:

Centralized Data. Dynamics 365 is able to bring data from multiple sources into a single platform for use and analysis, eliminating data silos and numerous Excel spreadsheets. Now, everyone has access to the same information in real time.

Security. Dynamics 365 is hosted in the Microsoft Cloud, which has the highest United States Department of Defense security rating for unclassified data. Administrators can leverage a number of internal settings to customize Dynamics 365 to deny unauthorized access to secure information.

General Ledger. Microsoft Dynamics 365 for State and Local Governments boasts an excellent financial general ledger solution and design. This was the #1 most beneficial module cited in our survey.

Seamless Integrations. Microsoft Dynamics 365 product suite includes Sales, Customer Service, Field Service, Finance, Human Resources, Supply Chain Management, Project Operations, Commerce, Marketing, and Customer Insights with seamless integration between the products. Plus, Dynamics 365 leverages the Microsoft Power Platform, providing powerful workflow, customization, and analytical tools. Moreover, Dynamics 365 integrates with the Office 365 productivity suite, including Excel, Outlook, and Teams. Finally, Dynamics 365 can easily integrate with legacy applications, including payroll, CRM, and customer service products, so you don’t have to replace all your applications at once.

Easy to use. Microsoft Dynamics 365 for State and Local Governments has a streamlined user interface that is easy to use and easy to navigate. Plus, the interface can be customized to fit the user.

Why Upgrading to a Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP Solution is the Right Choice for State and Local Governments

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