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Cloud Migration Finance & Ops: 3-Wk Workshop

DXC Technology

A QuickStart solution from DXC Eclipse, designed to migrate on-premise Dynamics AX2009 or AX2012 systems to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations applications running in the Microsoft Azure cloud.

This solution is designed for organizations that have customized ERP implementations and the upgradability, scope and costs of a cloud migration are unknown. We first assess the cloud services required to bring an existing installation into the cloud, and then identify all anticipated configurations, services and project costs required to migrate customizations and critical data.

This solution will:

  • Assess each of the cloud services required to bring an existing solution to the cloud
  • Identify the required Azure connectivity options, tenancies, licenses, and infrastructure
  • Conduct business process workshops and PoC prototype of key modifications to map standard functionality and give visibility into new extension designs
  • Evaluate existing integrations and 3rd party applications and develop a migration plan
  • Assess the need to eliminate or upgrade any existing customizations and custom data
  • Promote user adoption through process mapping exercises, and training
  • Develop functional requirements
  • Develop a full migration roadmap, project plan, timeline, resource plan, and costs


Week 1

  • Review the existing ERP system, integrated applications and infrastructure
  • Provide an overview of cloud architecture model and cloud services
  • Review the business and systems scalability, performance, business continuity and security requirements
  • Review the connectivity architecture

Week 2

  • Create a trial tenancy and the Microsoft Dynamics for Finance and Operations trial environment
  • Create the initial set of key users
  • Provide data import templates for key master data, and perform data imports
  • Identify future tenancies and cloud services requirements for integrated Microsoft applications
  • Review integration requirements
  • Review Azure AD Connect synchronization and map to the current Active Directory

Week 3

  • Develop and present the roadmap, recommendations, and system review
  • Review the overall solution map and project