5 Project Types of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations


The development of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations solution has been interesting since its first launch as Dynamics AX.

A Microsoft Dynamics 365 consultant can help you understand the cost and the impact of switching to MS Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations subscription-based licensing model.

The new version serves five different types of projects, namely – Time & Material, Fixed Price, Cost, Investment and Internal.

1. Time & Material Projects

With, Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Microsoft has taken care of the areas where you might struggle with billings and time constraints when the scale might overwhelm you.

What would you do in case of billing an external customer? And what when the customers are in large number and you are fumbling with the scope and might of that? The Time & Material project takes care of the things which are going on for some time, and you don’t have any idea of its scope.

It provides the necessary flexibility and mobility to work seamlessly.

2. Fixed Price Projects

There is a different kind of project when you are not worried about the scope, but the frequency of it.

The fixed price projects, though tightly defined, its frequency might overwhelm.

When you have to do frequent invoicing, the productivity also should be taken into consideration.

Men are not machines. A hand can only work as fast as the mind. The number of resources, amount of invoicing every day, and the budget to do all that is must be taken into consideration.

However, what if the scope of these projects changes? Do you have any countermeasures for that?

You can leverage the Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations to get the best of the Fixed-priced project.

Collaborate with a Microsoft Dynamics 365 consultant to know more about it.

3. Cost Projects

The cost projects are not suitable or never utilized for creating the project invoices.

This is generally for the future sales of any product, or for the services that will be rendered in the future, and also for something that is in the product line and would take time.

These can be either billable or non-billable, depending on whether it is for internal or external projects.

In case of the internal cost projects – these are used to track hours, expenses and item costs. It is not exploited for any monetary benefits. And for the external cost projects that include the items sold to a particular customer, these projects are often in the production lines.

4. Investment Projects

The investment projects are also for internal tracking. Though, it can be capitalized.

If you some new developments, like repair of the AC vents, or new branch openings, then your resources (internal) can use Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations to get the reimbursements.

Human resource managers and the accounts team generally use this project.

5. Internal Projects

Similar to the cost-projects, the internal projects are not billed to any clients. These are generally for the tracking the in-house project costs and finding out the gaps.

If you are in the process of a new inclusion of some hardware in your organization, you can leverage the D365 for Finance and Operation tool to do that.

You can use it to monitor the expense, track the number of hours spent and make the use of analytics to make it more productive.

The best thing about Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations tool is that you can differentiate all these tools on the basis of its scope, whether the project is capitalized or not, and definition.

The tool (D365 for FinOps) helps you manage all kinds of financial transactions happening in your organization, irrespective of whether it is internal or external.

It also gives your team more visibility, flexibility, and better analytics to manage the finances.

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So, consult with a Microsoft Dynamics 365 consultant to make the migration from your legacy financial tool to this smart tool.
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