7th Day of D365Mas: How Santa’s Workshop Keeps Toy Manufacturing Running Smoothly with Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

If Santa wants to keep his workshop streamlined and competitive, digitizing toy manufacturing is a key component to success. With Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Santa’s toy manufacturers can become leaders in the market by transforming their business processes with such benefits as cloud services, data analytics, and IoT.

In this blog, we will highlight different benefits and aspects of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations for manufacturers, centering on the value that Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations can deliver as an end-to-end solution combined with next-generation business applications targeted at core industry capabilities.

Mobility on the Smartphone and Tablet

As technological advancements are made, it is of the upmost importance for a company to adapt their business model to meet the demands of the ever-changing market and customer needs.

With Dynamics 365 being mobile and in the hands of the user, utilizing cloud services provides readily available information to empower the employees making the critical decisions. The ability for employees to pull up-to-date information as needed gives a real-time look at their business needs.

Navigation in the mobile app consists of four basic concepts: the dashboard, workspaces, pages, and actions.

Embedded Power BI and Analytics Functionality

Data analytics is changing the face of manufacturing. Analytics applications empower employees with the ability to see an immediate breakdown of market predictions, customer needs, and potential system maintenance, among other things. As a result, the business can become proactive in analyzing production performance trends.


IOT Telemetry Data

Using IoT gives the manufacturer the ability to take in information from different sources, in different ways, and helps with driving informed decisions to expedite the work process. When every employee has access to the overall business model, better business decisions and outcomes can materialize. Microsoft Azure makes Santa’s workshop run smoothly, giving him complete flexibility and control over data and applications.


Microsoft solutions provide Santa the full spectrum of necessary business applications, from data access and advanced analytics to visualization and business process automation. Enterprise productivity is increased by ensuring that the right information is provided to the right Elves at the right time to make informed decisions.

For questions on Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, please contact Hitachi Solutions today.

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