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Introducing Essentials for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance

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Comparing Essentials versus Traditional approaches

Global build
Data migration
Transition & testing
Change & adoption

Adopt and personalise


Accelerated start

Accelerated through core standardised configuration

SAT deltas only. Full SIT and UAT

Required and needs to be driven but accelerated


Full design phase

Built from scratch

Design and build from scratch

Dependency on design and build activities

Full SAT, SIT and UAT

Required and needs to be driven


Accelerated design process offering personalisation

Less to build

Proven in some countries, standard approach in others

Start earlier and repeatable process with tools

Essentials ready tested, focus on business and any gaps

Materials already available, personalisation needed

Discovery Workshop

Request your free of charge Essentials for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance Discovery Workshop

Our Essentials workshops, delivered virtually over 2-3 hours, are designed for CFO, COO and equivalent stakeholders, where we’ll work to help define your business challenges and highlight actions and suggestions based on our vast experience of finance transformation.

Request a Discovery Workshop


Frequently asked questions

  • Can Essentials help me migrate from my legacy finance applications to Microsoft Dynamics 365?

    Yes. Our Essentials for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance solution is supported by a complementary set of implementation tools and capability, including data migration.

  • We already have legacy versions Microsoft Dynamics 365, can Essentials help us?

    Yes. Essentials will provide the springboard and acceleration you seek If you are looking to upgrade to the latest Microsoft Dynamics 365 offering or seeking to realise your digitalisation ambitions by updating your legacy technology estate.

  • Is Essentials available for organisations across multiple territories?

    Yes. Our Essentials for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance solution supports domestic only, multi-national and global organisations.

  • Is Essentials only available in certain industries?

    We have industry specific versions for Professional Services, Housing Associations and Retail but Essentials is generic and therefore is available no matter what industry you're in. 

  • Our teams will need to learn the new solution and inherit best practice, can Hitachi Solutions help with this change?

    Our Essentials methodology includes a training needs analysis and a number of change readiness assessments throughout the project. 

  • After we have gone live with Essentials can Hitachi Solutions assist with application support?

    Yes, our Lifetime Services can deliver this piece of mind with experts that understand Essentials.

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