It was recently announced that the UK government has signed a new three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Microsoft to enable public sector organisations to continue to unlock the benefits of cloud computing and business applications.

The new MOU, entitled the Digital Transformation Arrangement 2021 (DTA21) will run until April 2024 and allows all public sector organisations to benefit from discounts and beneficial terms for Microsoft 365, Azure as well as associated Support and Consulting services, including for the first time – Dynamics 365.

The addition of Dynamics 365 builds on the Government’s One Government Cloud Strategy and the principles of the Digital Data and Technology (DDaT) strategy, which focuses on modernising technology, stronger data strategy, improving digital skills, enhancing relationships with stakeholders and embedding a culture of innovation, as well as supporting more recent issues such as the UK’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whilst integrating a new CRM platform can be daunting, for the government departments that will be turning to Dynamics 365 there will be one thing at least that will be off their minds… data hygiene. We recently launched the first in-platform data hygiene solution which enables Dynamics 356 customers to keep the data stored within the platform clean and up-to-date adhering to both GDPR and data protection best practice. Prior to the launch of Clean Contacts organisations had to transfer the data out of the Azure ecosystem to be cleaned meaning it was less secure and open to risk.  Now the process is fully automated making it quicker and more cost efficient.

For more information about keeping your data in Microsoft Dynamics 365 up to date please give us a call!