Why Microsoft Dynamics AX:
Market Leading Product - Microsoft Dynamic AX is top-ranked by, Gartner, the leading third party analyst for mid-size companies of $50M - $1B in revenue, global operations and 5 - 1,000 employees. Read Gartner's latest Mid-Market ERP Magic Quadrant, published Dec 2010.
Fits Your People - The Microsoft Dynamics AX user interface is already familiar to your people with its Microsoft Outlook ‘look and feel’ which makes it both the solution users want to use and the one that actually gets used. It includes productivity features to auto-populate fields and seamlessly integrate with other Microsoft Office products (including Outlook, Office, Windows, SharePoint, SQL Server).
Fits Your Business Requirements - Microsoft Dynamics AX features pre-integrated, role-based, workflow-enabled, end-to-end business process management capabilities. The software provides robust functionality and is highly-configurable to meet your changing needs. There is a wide range of Microsoft certified ISV add-on modules also available.
- Multi-Entity Consolidation
- Multi-Currency Management
- Revenue Recognition
- Project Accounting
- Web-based Employee Time & Expense Management
- Web-based Employee Purchase Requisitions
- Electronic Banking
Integrates with Dynamics CRM and Outlook - Enables end-to-end integration and flow-through order management
Low Total Cost of Ownership - Leverages your current Microsoft computing platform investment.
Rapid Implementation Time/ Time to Value - High-level planning guideline is 2-3 elapsed months for typical project duration.
Advanced Technology - Available web-portal interface for non-core licensed users.
Highly Scalable to Grow with Your Business - Benchmarked to support for 16,000+ concurrent users, multi-instance support as needed.
Microsoft Dynamics AX Capabilities and Key Differentiators
Microsoft Dynamics AX is Microsoft's flagship business management ERP software product; robust and scalable enough to compete and win against other Tier 1 solutions from Oracle and SAP and more cost-effective than other less capable, lower-end mid-market offerings. To enable your organization's CFO Evolution, it cost-effectively delivers robust out-of-the-box business capabilities and the flexibility to support unique/complex and multi-language/ country-specific/localized requirements.
True business management solution automates end-to-end, best in class enterprise processes, provides common database stores real-time information, eliminates silos of data and provides a reliable ‘single source of truth’, means more visibility, control, fewer delays and confident decision making.
Rich Business Capabilities
Delivers full-function, embedded best practice capabilities CRM, SCM and ERP along with Workflow Management and Business Intelligence/Reporting to enable true KPI driven business performance management. Supports multi-country, multi-entity, multi-territory, multi-site, multi-vendor/partner, multi-IT platform, multi-currency, and multi-language global operations.
Fuels Business Productivity
The role tailored Microsoft Dynamics AX user interface is already familiar to your people with its Microsoft Outlook navigation ‘look and feel’. Easier to learn and use, easy to access data without reliance on IT, consistent look and feel, all means less training required, faster adoption rate, and accelerates ROI.
Out-of-the-Box Integration with Dynamics CRM
Enable end-to-end integration and flow-through order management via integration between Outlook, Dynamics CRM and Dynamics AX to pass customer, order and product information.
Flexible and extensible to meet unique and changing future needs. Highly-configurable to model and enable your varied sales and operations models as market demands and SCM relationships change over time.
Fits With Your Existing Systems
Runs on your Microsoft IT platform. Works even better with your other Microsoft solution components to further leverage your previous IT investment. Unlocks other pre-integrated capabilities in Outlook, Office, SharePoint, Search, Lync (formerly known as Office Communications Server), Active Directory, SQL Server, Azure Cloud Services, and more.
Object based design. Available web-portal interface for non-core licensed users. Windows optimized very thin client for core users provides the rich client interface power users prefer. Secure. Open XML APIs (web services) to integrate with your other applications and import/export data from the system.
Highly Scalable to Grow with Your Business
Three tier architecture supports multi-instance, clustered application server and database server implementations for massive scalability. Benchmarked to support for 16,000+ concurrent users and multi-million transaction throughput as needed.
Power of Choice
- Supports your changing business needs with flexible software + services license and deployment options. 'Buy' a one-time, upfront, perpetual license to own or 'rent' on a monthly subscription basis. Option to upgrade from Dynamics AX Business Essentials to the Advanced Management edition and/or credit your existing Dynamics GP license toward a new Dynamics AX license when/if your business needs change. On-premises, cloud and hosted software deployment options and the ability to move between also available.
Rapid Implementation Time/ Time to Value
High-level planning guideline is 4-6 elapsed months for typical project duration; includes requirements definition, design/configuration, training and user acceptance test before deployment. Scope, client stakeholder availability and deployment method drive actual project duration.
Low Total Cost of Ownership / High ROI - Leverages your current Microsoft computing platform investment. Easy for business users to operate and maintain (without reliance on internal IT or outside contractors/ consultants). Less cost and complexity to manage and support via fewer internal skill sets required to grow and maintain, fewer contracts, vendors and brands to manage.
Enduring/ Low Risk
Microsoft’s Sustained Commitment to Product Innovation - Long-term Microsoft commitment to the Dynamics AX product development road map. Deep end-to-end integration and backward compatibility with other Microsoft platform products. 35+ year track record of Microsoft convergent product innovation powered by a ~$9 Billion R&D spend – more than Oracle, SAP, Google, Intuit, Epicor, Sage, Fujitsu, Expandable, SysPro and Netsuite combined!
Availability of Skilled Resources
built on industry standard technologies means experienced business user and IT resources are readily available in the marketplace for permanent hire as well as multiple sourcing options for part-time professional service support.
Microsoft is the world’s largest software provider (with ’10 revenue of $62 Billion+); here today and tomorrow to serve your changing needs. Dynamics AX trusted by over 13,000 companies worldwide. Microsoft has the longest product version support cycle in the industry (10 years). Massive R&D positions your organization to draft behind a colossal wake of ongoing convergent technology innovation. As a genuine Microsoft Product, it is your lowest risk solution option.
THE BOTTOM LINE
When you compare all the factors, Microsoft Dynamics AX is one of the best ERP software solution options to consider for leading mid-size companies!