3 Reasons to Have a Dynamics Specialist Contractor Supporting Your In-House Team

Microsoft Dynamics is currently one of the most popular ERP solutions in the marketplace.  

As Microsoft continues to pour more R&D investment into their technology, Dynamics 365 gives companies a chance to embrace the opportunities of digital transformation fully.  

Now that customer experience is the ultimate differentiator for any organisation; Dynamics projects are more popular and critical than ever before.  

While your in-house teams can undoubtedly help you to embrace the possibilities of Microsoft’s insightful ERP system, there’s a possibility that you’ll find yourself running low on specialist resources, and in need of extra support. That’s where a professional contractor comes in.  

 

Embracing the Possibilities of Dynamics 365 

If you’re a business looking to unlock the potential of Dynamics 365 in your business, then you’re going to need the right team for the job. An experienced Dynamics 365/AX partner is an obvious choice, but the question is whether you should rely entirely on your in-house team or seek out the support of contractors? 

On the one hand, the in-house team will understand the unique nuances of the organisation, the business vision, and what you want to accomplish with your new technology. Unfortunately, your current IT team may not have the latest skillsets and training required to give the best possible route into the Microsoft ERP.

Fortunately, there is a third option. By choosing a contractor to support the in-house team, you can have the best of both worlds. There’s no need to compromise on expertise or customisation.  

A contractor gives you that in-depth specialist skill and can embed themselves within
an organisation to be the person who is the bridge between the client and their implementation partner.

Here are 3 reasons to consider choosing a contractor to empower existing IT staff. 

 

1. The Best of Both Worlds

Specialist contractors have expert insight and guidance to offer. Of course, until they’ve had the time to get to know your organisation, they may not be able to provide a fully-personalised solution. Since contractors are intended to be a short-term ‘resource’, companies can achieve better productivity and efficiency by supplying the customisation element themselves, with their in-house team. 

By hiring a contractor to work alongside existing employees, you have access to experts that know the business inside out and support from someone with the latest Dynamics 365 skills. It’s a win-win situation.  

When the project is over, the contractor gets to say they finished their project successfully, and your business walks away with a fully-tailored Dynamics 365 solution.  

 

2. A Diverse Team Means More Creativity

Hiring a Dynamics 365/AX contractor also delivers more diversity to your team.  

When your in-house IT staff have a chance to connect with people from different backgrounds and working styles, they can come up with more creative solutions to problems. Your company may discover new ways to implement and enhance your experience of Dynamics 365. 

Diverse teams are more creative, productive, and innovative than their counterparts. Microsoft’s ERP product comes with multiple different routes to explore, including the option to integrate with the Office 365 suite and CRM service. Together, a contractor and in-house team can choose the option best for the business, using a breadth of innovative technologies.  

 

3. It’s All About Collaboration

The key to any significant change programme is communication, collaboration and managing the change across the organisation. The two major stakeholders in a Dynamics 365 / AX project are the client and their implementation partner. When projects stall, it is often due to a lack of understanding of what a project needs to deliver for the client and how to successfully achieve this to the satisfaction of all the company’s stakeholders. Collaboration and communication are at the heart of this issue.

This is where a highly skilled contractor comes into their own. In metaphorical terms, they can be perceived as a ‘superhero’ as they set about being the bridging between major stakeholder relationships in the project. By combining their specialist Dynamics skills and expertise with an in-depth knowledge of the clients business, they can plug any gaps that the implementation partner may have to maximise the impact and ROI of the project.

Too often technology projects are unnecessarily delayed having a significant impact on a business. Be different, be bold, there is a third way.  

Thanks, 

Jamie 

 

About Adapt

Adapt provide enterprise application talent solutions which deliver positive commercial outcomes. If your business outcomes depend on specialist talent in Dynamics AX, Dynamics CRM or Salesforce, we will work with you proactively to deliver the people you need, when you need them, for the best long-term results. 

We are truly independent. We are called Adapt for a reason, we think the recruitment world is changing, and recruitment needs to too. So we do things our way – focusing on outcomes which interest our customers.  

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