The Microsoft 365 Portfolio Explained


Microsoft is one of the biggest software companies in the world, and they have a vast product portfolio. Microsoft is also a leader when it comes to innovation, so naturally, that portfolio is subject to constant evolution. That' a good thing but understandably, many people can't see the wood for the trees anymore.

In this blog post, we'll explain how the Microsoft 365 portfolio is structured, and which parts are interesting for SME's. We'll also talk about how these different applications are integrated in such a way that they enforce each other's security and functionality instead of weakening it.


What is Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is a collection of collaboration and productivity tools that provide a single sign-on experience to access an application, using the same user identities and credentials in an active directory network. In other words, you only need to remember one username and password for all these tools.

Thanks to Microsoft 365, you can access all these tools in a secure way, using the same username and password.

Dynamics 365 and Office 365 are both part of the Microsoft 365 family of tools.


What is Office 365? 

What is Dynamics 365?

In Dynamics 365, Microsoft groups several powerful business applications for both SMEs and enterprise companies. They represent the next generation of CRM and ERP applications that help these companies to manage purchases, production, inventory, projects, sales, and financials.


What is Business Central?


SMEs are the backbone of the economy

In the EUR they represent 99% of all businesses. They employ around 100 million people, and account for more than half of Europe's GDP.

For many SMEs, digitization is a top priority. But it's not always easy. An insufficient digital infrastructure, cybersecurity concerns, and the long and expensive implementation of traditional software are key obstacles. That's where Business Central comes in. 


Next-generation ERP software

Business Central is a next-generation ERP software, designed for small or medium-sized business, empowering them to centralize their most essential processes and business data securely into a modular and user-friendly software.

The product overview on the Microsoft website can be a bit overwhelming. If you're looking for something concise yet comprehensive, feel free to check out the Business Central section on our website.


Integration with Office 365

Business Central works seamlessly with most of the other Office 365 apps. You can get customer insights, create quotes, orders, and invoices, all from within Outlook. You can open and edit Word files from within Business Central and directly modify data entries with Excel. And so much more.

The products are integrated in such a way that they enforce each other's security and functionality instead of weakening it. 


Microsoft Security Systems

With an ever-increasing wave of cybercriminals targeting sensitive company data, we need to ask ourselves just how safe our own data is. Smaller firms are generally more vulnerable than larger companies because they devote fewer resources to security.

In 2018 alone, 67% of SMEs in the UK and the US reported having suffered a cyberattack, a six-point increase from the preceding year

Microsoft's Security Systems are being recognized as leaders in the field, providing entire suites of products that offer the all-in-one ease of the most vital ERP systems without compromising even an inch on security.

Products such as Business Central provide the comfort of the cloud and peace of mind that comes with cutting edge cybercrime protection, data center encryption, and GDPR compliance.


What is 365 Myway?

We are an official Microsoft Business Central Partner. We help small and medium-sized businesses to digitize their business faster, and within budget. 

Software implementations take too long and cost too much, so we fixed it

Save time & money with a pre-configured set-up

Each sector has its own structure and processes. By using our configuration tool, you automatically configure business central for your specific needs. No coding. No consulting. 


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Check out our marketplace and expand your capabilities using business apps designed for your sector. Let your software evolve and pay only what you need.


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