Works well with your systems
Microsoft Dynamics business management solutions and the Microsoft Office system applications share similar design concepts, and they offer many points of integration. You can give your people the information and functions they need, from within a unified software environment that helps them be more productive. Integration between Microsoft Dynamics and the Microsoft Office system helps you realize a prompt return on your technology investment and extend the reach and impact of software tools in your organization.
Microsoft Dynamics shares design concepts with Microsoft Office.
Get the benefits of familiar software. Use Microsoft Dynamics and Microsoft Office together, and your employees can build on their knowledge and experience with the software they use and productivity can improve with the RoleTailored features of Microsoft Dynamics. Your company can build on your preferred software environment, and you will empower those in your company who make decisions, driving business performance.
Role-based home pages display information from Microsoft Outlook to help increase productivity.
Let people use already existing skills to be more productive. Microsoft Dynamics presents a comfortable, familiar user interface that is consistent with what people know from the Microsoft Office programs they use every day. Microsoft Dynamics and the Microsoft Office programs offer the same interface, and they share important screen and navigational components with the Windows Vista operating system.
The RoleTailored design of Microsoft Dynamics boosts productivity by allowing your people to customize their screens, access information from Microsoft Outlook in customized Microsoft Dynamics home pages, and work more effectively with unstructured information and files.
Example of a budgeting dashboard.
Work within your preferred software environment. Many information workers perform their jobs either in Microsoft Office programs or in Microsoft Dynamics business management applications, and need to create documents and reports, or collaborate on decisions that involve bridging the two areas. For these business roles, Microsoft removes the need to switch between applications or ask for somebody else's help, by bridging the gap between the Microsoft Office system and Microsoft Dynamics experiences.
Workers can export Microsoft Dynamics forms and information directly to Microsoft Office Excel 2007, including Office Excel PivotTables, and Office Word 2007. They can also perform standardized, automated exports from Microsoft Dynamics to Office Excel 2007 and Office Word 2007.
Your people can receive notifications of actions that need attention, and quickly complete tasks using Microsoft Dynamics.
Facilitate effective collaboration across boundaries. Microsoft Dynamics integrates with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to enhance effective teamwork and collaboration within the organization and between employees, customers, and business partners, using business portals on the company's intranet. Information from Microsoft Dynamics becomes immediately available to people, no matter where they are or what schedules they work. You can maintain the integrity of business information by connecting it to individuals' business roles, so they can access the information they need without viewing data and documents inappropriately.
Advanced search capabilities within Office SharePoint Server 2007 allow people to find documents and information on company portals with ease and confidence.
Access scorecards to help understand the state of your business by using Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Office PerformancePoint 2007, and Microsoft Dynamics.
Beyond effective collaboration and communication among workers, vendors, and customers, integration between Microsoft Dynamics and Microsoft Office can help you make team business processes consistent and efficient. Microsoft Dynamics uses the Windows Workflow Foundation to let you implement streamlined workflows and promote the completion of tasks through notifications in Office Outlook 2007.
Empower decision makers and drive business performance. Integration of Microsoft Dynamics and the Microsoft Office system provides you with many ways to understand your actual business performance in relationship to your objectives, steer the organization in the most profitable direction, and respond quickly to changes in your markets and competitive environment. Use familiar software tools such as Office Excel 2007 to access business information, run reports, and perform data analysis. Supporting corporate performance management through a single software tool, Microsoft Office PerformancePoint 2007 integrates with Microsoft Dynamics, the Microsoft Office system, and Windows SharePoint Services to provide valuable, actionable business insight through a richly featured scorecard and dashboard solution.