Customised – The Scaleable Solution
“Out of the box” solutions are limited in their configuration and therefore will often dictate how your business processes must work to fit the system, not always the optimum path for your business.
You should have the ability to dictate to the system how you want it to work so you can move processes forward in the way you envisage. Dynamics 365 and Formus Pro’s other offerings can be highly customised supported by Microsoft and delevered to you in a maintainable, future proof format .
Giving you a system that is user friendly, adaptable and scalable as your business changes and grows.
A typical out-the-box solution will tend to have a shelf-life and any upgrades can prove painful and unaccommodating.
The heavy backing of Dynamics 365 by Microsoft means that Formus Pro custom developed software is constantly being improved and updated, providing a solution that can live long into the future.
|Features||Customised D365||Bespoke||‘Out of the box’|
|Software Lifecycle||High Longevity as the solution is extensible and regularly updated by Microsoft||Longevity can vary depending on the resource of the developers||Businesses can often outgrow these systems.|
|Customisation||Offers massive customisation opportunities||Can be heavily customised but relies again on the developers resource and cost.||Can be easily customised but the scope of customisation is limited.|
|Support||Even with heavy customisation it is done in a way that can still be supported by Microsoft. FormusPro also provide responsive support.||Support tends to be slow because of the unique nature of the software. There is a risk of the software becoming unsupported if the developer moves on.||Depends on the company involved but tends to be inflexible.|
|Functionality||Functionality equal with off the shelf products but can be built upon.||Often limited||Good functionality due to a lot of resource into the product but tends to not meet all requirements or the functionality may not be relevant.|
|Training / Usability||Intuitive user interface which is easy to familiarise with as it is tailored to your existing business functions||Easy to pick up as it is designed specifically for your business||Typically requires a large amount of training and testing to familiarise users as business processes have to adapt to the software.|
|Reliability||Core product is developed and maintained by Microsoft leading to good reliability. FormusPro’s expertise and use of best practice will give you reliable customisation on top.||Depends heavily on the developer’s practices and quality. Also depends on their goodwill to adapt upon environment changes.||Typically reliable as resource is all invested into the one product.|