Well not our crystal ball perse. Remember the Zoltar Speaks machine from the movie “Big”? Let’s ask him what is the future of Microsoft Dynamics. I know it seems like a strange thing to ask knowing that the Zoltar machine has the power to turn a young David Moscow into an adult Tom Hanks but bear with me.
A popular software used by many companies, understanding the future of Microsoft Dynamics is important and can predict the way customers will use the software and the way users will interact with it. Predicting the future of various companies is never a foolproof exercise, but with Zoltar’s help we are going to give it the old college try.
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Bringing on new companies
In the past few months, Microsoft Dynamics has been buying competing companies to boost its offerings. Among the businesses they’ve acquired are Adxstudio and IP from Fusion Software. These are exciting additions that will aid in improving the future of Microsoft Dynamics’ software. The more CRM platforms they have, the better they can integrate them all into one super CRM software system.
Is the departure of the product manager a threat to the future of Microsoft Dynamics?
Recently, the head of Microsoft Dynamics left to pursue other interests. At times, when the visionary leaves the team, it can spell trouble for the future. But will Krill Tatarinov’s departure be a deal breaker for Dynamics? Possibly. Tatarinov had been in charge of Dynamics since 2007, but at the same time, Microsoft announced exciting improvements and future plans during a conference last March. This all suggests that they’re still looking forward even though their leader is leaving.
Making the move to the cloud!
Moving Dynamics to the cloud is one of the most exciting aspects of Dynamic’s plans for the future. One spokesperson called it “a natural and logical step in the evolution and progress of the Dynamics business.” From a business perspective, the same spokesperson confirmed that they were making the move to the cloud without any downsizing or layoffs. This move shows that Microsoft is aware of current technological trends and not afraid to be a trailblazer. It’s always admirable to see a courageous company take to the cloud and we predict that we’ll be seeing more and more of them in the coming years.
Another possibility is that Dynamics is put up for sale by Microsoft. While it’s not a probable scenario at this point, it’s definitely a possible one and something to keep your eye on. Selling off Dynamics would allow Microsoft to concentrate on its core products without having to worry about having Dynamics trying to win the business of the customers who are already using Microsoft products. One of the possible buyers in that scenario could be Salesforce, a long-time Microsoft rival. Again, this is probably the least likely of the scenarios, but keep your ear to the ground, as it would definitely be the most influential of them.
We hope that this article gave you a look at what the options are for the future of Microsoft Dynamics. You should thank Zoltar for granting our wish. It’s certainly going to be exciting to see, both to see what path Dynamics chooses to take, and also to see whether our crystal ball predictions were right or wrong!