Microsoft Dynamics: Going Mobile With CRM 2016:
Mobile is the way now. Mobile will also be the way to go forward. Microsoft Dynamics updates take that into account and most of the updates now have some kind of support, extended to mobile.
With the new Microsoft Dynamics is a combined update for both the CRM online and the On-premise editions, it continues with the trend of “cloud first” release cycles.
One of the more important features that have been improved on for this latest release has been the extended mobile support – new apps, mobile offline support, automatic sync, mobile security, mobile forms, mobile themes, and more.
Here are a few mobile enhancements & features worth looking into:
Mobile Offline Support:
The mobile app has gotten quite some attention with the 2016 release. For instance, with Mobile Offline Support you can now take your data offline and adjust it to your liking, after which it automatically will be updated when you connect to the internet.
The administrator can set the segmentation to determine which users are allowed to take certain data offline.
Mobile security has been improved substantially in the latest Dynamics version release with the new Microsoft Intune Integration. Businesses can now secure data instances, especially with end users accessing CRM information off their mobile phones from various locations.
Users also get to separate their personal and business data on each of their phones. Intune management helps businesses deploy PIN enforcement, app-level selective wipe, remote monitoring, enforced encryption of app data, and more.
Document management in Mobile :
In the Mobile 2016 app, you can easily access your PowerPoints or Word files, without having to switch between applications. The integration makes it easy to open all your Office 365 apps on tablets and mobile phones, within Dynamics.
Mobile Forms and Themes:
A slew of new theme records has been added, as a part of the previous update for Microsoft Dynamics. The earlier updates did have mobile themes but customization was lacking then.
With the latest release, however, customization of mobile themes is now possible with the inclusion of theme colors, navigation bar, custom controls, and entity colors.
When designing mobile forms for smartphones and tablets, you can new preview new layouts directly within web browsers.
New Mobile UI:
Talking about mobile forms, you can now extend form functionality with new the iFrame & Web Resources for CRM Mobile — a built-in link to Bing maps or any other website is now possible in Mobile CRM 2016.New mobile optimized controls, sliders, calendar control, and many other interactive features have been added.
Microsoft Dynamics – along with the already mobile-ready Office 365, OneDrive, and Outlook – is now going getting more mobile than ever.
Have you checked out the new mobile improvements with the latest Microsoft Dynamics release? What do you think?