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Dynamics vs Dataverse


I'm not even sure if this is the right question to be asking or too broad of a questions but what is the difference between using the Dynamics tables vs building out Dynamics yourself using Data verse. I'm wondering if there are any design concerns I need to be worried about if we go down doing a custom build of the Dynamics apps we need using Data verse,


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Hi @PowerTeam,


It really just comes down to the cost to developing it yourself (build) vs using the Dynamics 365 apps (buy). Some ISVs have gone down this exact route and created light CRMs built on top of just Dataverse. RapidstartCRM is one example


You should evaluate the business needs and map to out of box capabilities of a particular D365 app. If you don't need a large percentage of the functionality offered, it might make more sense to build your own very trimmed down version of Sales or Customer Service for example.


That being said, trying to develop anywhere near the amount of capability the out of box D365 apps offer will cost you significantly more in development costs over just paying licensing costs for those apps. 


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 Dataverse is a ready-to-use server that offers a security layer, a business layer, a data access layer and so on. Dynamics CRM solutions store their data on a Dynamics server, the business logic is implemented by plugins on Dataverse. The business logic of a Dataverse server can be extended by plugins and custom workflows.

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