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Dynamics 365 SCM – Cloud vs On-premise

Dynamics 365 SCM (Supply Chain Management) aka Dynamics 365 Operations can help you build an agile, connected and resilient supply chain, which is critical for business. It leverages predictive insights from AI and the Internet of Things (IoT) to help you streamline the production of your products, their stocking at warehouses, and transportation for distribution. All of which contribute to maximizing operational efficiency, product quality, and profitability.

dynamics 365 scm cloud vs on premise
Compliance and certifications YesYes
Cost accountingSOC 1 Type 1 certificationYesYes
 Cost accounting content pack for Power BIYesNo
 Cost accounting workspace for mobile appYesNo
Cost management YesYes
 Cost management content pack for Power BIYesNo
Data management and integration YesYes
 Configuration-driven extensionYesNo
 Export data to your own data warehouseYesYes
 Enable the export of incremental updates to a data entityYesYes
 Data integrationsYesYes
Document management YesYes
Help YesNo
Intelligence YesYes
 Electronic reporting (ER)YesYes
 ER: Integration with LCSYesNo
 ER: Integration with SharePointYesNo
 ER: Integration with Regulatory Configuration Services (RCS)YesNo
 ER: Uses local file system as storage of ER configurations accessible via ER repositoriesNoYes
 Integration with PowerBI.comYesNo
 Integration with PowerBI DesktopNoYes
 Analytical workspacesYesNo
 Intelligent business process: RecommendationsYesNo
 Authoring Power BI reports with OData using Power BI desktop or Excel PowerQuery toolsYesNo
 SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) supports scaling outYesNo
 Telemetry is transferred into the cloudYesNo
Inventory management YesYes
Lifecycle services YesYes
 Configurable business processesYesNo
Localizations YesYes
Manufacturing YesYes
Master planning and forecasting YesYes
Mobile app, workspaces, and platform YesYes
Office integration YesYes
Organization administration YesYes
Procurement and sourcing YesYes
 Punch-out to external catalog from purchase requisitionYesNo
 Purchase spend analysis Power BI reportsYesNo
Product information management YesYes
Product master data YesYes
Production YesYes
 Production performance Power BI reportsYesNo
Project management and accounting YesYes
Sales YesYes
 Sales and profitability performance Power BI reportsYesNo
Security YesYes
Service management YesYes
Supply chain management YesYes
Transportation management YesYes
Vendor collaboration YesNo
Warehouse management YesYes
 Mobile warehouse appYesYes
 Warehousing Power BI reportsYesNo
Web client YesYes
 Task recorder – Save or load task recordings from the BPM libraryYesNo
Support YesYes
 Access to Support via the Help & Support menuYesNo

Final Words

While this comparison will help you select the type of deployment (in-cloud, on-premise) for your business, it is advisable to get in touch with a leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management service for an expert opinion. Dynamics Square is one such reliable partner that possess proficiency in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for businesses and can recommend which installation best suits your business requirement.

Take the next steps for your business

There’s never been a better time to update your systems and take advantage of all the benefits of cloud-based business applications. Learn more about the capabilities of Dynamics 365 SCM.

Why Dynamics Square?

We are a leading Microsoft Dynamics 365 partner in the UK with an office in London and serving across the UK including Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds among others for Dynamics 365 services like an upgrade, support, integration and any customization. We continually invest to keep our team, assets, relationships, delivery capability and service portfolio at their best. We act as a trusted business partner and helping businesses to grow at their pace.


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