Historically, developing line of business (LOB) applications has entailed a mix of custom-developed solutions and packaged software with additional integrations and customizations. However, it is not uncommon for this approach to result in difficult compromises in terms of project scope, cost, time, functionality, and complexity. Over time, many organizations began to suffer under the administrative burden of these disparate solutions—often each with its own management requirements, development technologies, and infrastructure.
The xRM application framework of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM offering is designed to help organizations like yours meet your LOB application requirements more economically than traditional approaches by providing rapid application development, a high degree of flexibility, and consolidated systems management.
- Rapid Application Development with Dynamic Services: xRM applications are built on a software architecture that automatically updates the application whenever a change is made. For example, when making a change to a data object, that change is automatically propagated across workflow components and the user interface, saving considerable development time and effort.
- High Degree of Flexibility with Point-and-Click Customizations: xRM applications are designed for rapid development. The fundamental application configuration activities, such as the data model, workflow, and interface setup, are all carried out through a visual user interface, enabling non-technical resources to create and configure applications quickly. Deeper customizations and custom functionality can be added using standard development technologies like the Microsoft® .NET Framework.
- Consolidated, Pre-built Capabilities: xRM includes core LOB application capabilities out of the box, saving time on development. Data management, workflow, user experience, access and security, analytics, and reporting are all included, so developers don’t need to re-create these capabilities or spend time on difficult integration efforts. Additional capabilities like mobility and offline data access and synchronization are also included.
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