What You Must Know About Dynamics AX

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Microsoft AX was previously known as Axapta till Microsoft took over it and released the version with the name of Microsoft Dynamics AX. This ERP solution is focused towards companies having several divisions and doing business across locations where compliance of business processes and best practices is a must. Microsoft AX can be easily customized to adapt for business processes and is cost effective along with this it comes with features to automate and provide solutions for Finance, Human Resource, Sales, Web Stores, Supply Chain Management, Warehouses, Distribution, Balanced Scorecards, Knowledge Management and Business Analytics. As it has been upgraded and designed to work at distant locations it supports multilingual and multi-currency functions. Microsoft has announced that the next release of Dynamics AX will just be known as Microsoft Dynamics AX. The product is architected specifically for the cloud. .

Organizations and individuals are empowered to transform their business operations with the combination of hyper scale, enterprise-grade and hybrid-cloud capabilities of Microsoft Azure along with the real-time insights and intuitive user experience of Dynamics AX. The initial release of Microsoft Dynamics AX will be available only in the cloud on Azure and the on premise versions are to be released later. As Dynamics AX customers upgrade to the cloud, they will need to consider their compliance requirements before moving mission critical data to Azure cloud.

The end of number version style

The upcoming release of Microsoft Dynamics AX has gone by many names including:

  • Dynamics AX Rainier
  • AX 2015
  • Dynamics AX7

and now it’s just “Microsoft Dynamics AX” as Microsoft refers to it. Dynamics AX users and consultants have already started to get the real sensation of this little dynamite. Peter Snaeland, a Software Architect, has been in the Dynamics AX business for the past 15 years, got his chance to use the Microsoft Dynamics AX upcoming release. He feels it is the best and the most exciting of all.

A Unique Experience

Dynamics AX offers a redesigned, touch-enabled user experience that looks and works like Microsoft Office, delivering deep integration that seamlessly shares information between Dynamics AX, Dynamics CRM and Office 365. Real-time analytics powered by Azure Machine Learning Services offer the ability to visualize Power BI data directly from AX. Based on extensive usability analysis, the redesigned Dynamics AX is highly visual and more in line with what users expect from consumer applications.

Hassle Free Management

ERP Systems have traditionally been known for their rigidity, complexity, and slow deployments and implementations, but the days of big budget high stress implementations are over, even for massive enterprise products like Microsoft Dynamics AX. The new release introduces enhancements to Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services, an Azure-based service that enables turnkey implementation.

Because of the improved portability of the system and improved cloud functionality and architecture, Dynamics AX7, or Microsoft Dynamics AX no version, will be designed for a simple upgrade process that runs as seamlessly as possible.

Intelligent is The Right Word

Microsoft is making Dynamics AX more intelligent with intuitive workspaces that allow never before seen visibility across an organization while performing tasks such as billing or AP processing. Other metrics will be readily available in a sidebar for quick reference while performing critical tasks. Check out Jason Gumpert’s post to learn more about AX7 workspaces and how they improve Power BI.

In addition to better integration with Power BI, the new Dynamics AX release will seamlessly integrate with CRM 2016 and O365. It will also draw insights from social and other data sources using the power of Azure Machine Learning services and Cortana. Cortana Integration helps users gain quick access to actionable human insights from big data generated by Microsoft Dynamics AX and other LOB apps.

Use it Anywhere

The new HTML5-based browser interface is so flexible you will be able to access AX from virtually any device.

While Dynamics AX is flexible to meet the needs of most industries, the new Microsoft Dynamics AX release is designed with five core industries in mind: Retail, Manufacturing, Distribution, Professional Services and Public Sector.

(This blog was written by Vinish P.R, Senior Technical Writer, KARYA Technologies. He has a passion for writing and he has been awarded Gold Star for his Technical Writing Skills).

Learn more about KARYA’s Microsoft Dynamics AX Services at www.karyatech.com. You may also email us at info@karyatech.com.

Position your Construction business on a platform for growth with Karya’s Dynamics AX solutions!

Microsoft Dynamics AX, one of the fastest growing ERP solutions globally, provides a scalable enterprise solution capable of handling operations even for the largest construction firms. Karya’s advanced Project Management for Dynamics AX integrates directly with the ERP platform to help manage projects competently and ensure that complex change management and customized requirements do not result in inflating the costs. Enterprise reporting and comprehensive service capabilities are designed specifically for construction firms to make a powerful solution capable of evolving with your growing firm.

In a tough economy, competition in the construction industry can be extreme. After a contractor successfully wins a bid, the profit to control project costs and scheduling depends on the ability and also to respond quickly to changing workplace conditions and keep up with customer demands.

Dynamics AX for Construction

With a rigid competition and the pressure to decrease the margins, you need the ability to calculate margins, costs, and risks quickly as well as precisely. You also need the dexterity to respond quickly to new developments and maintain your competitive edge, without being limited by system constraint. Karya’s Construction Solution for Microsoft Dynamics AX offers proven capabilities that meet highly specific industry needs.

Karya’s – Dynamics AX – Advanced Project Management enables you to:

  • Plan and run projects with proficiency, profitable margins and balance margins across labor, equipment, subcontracts, materials, and expenses.
  • Retain and re-use experience and information to respond quickly to requests for quotes while improving the quality of your bids and the profitability of projects.
  • Leverage the project progress, value, and costs, and align them easily with cost code structures, customer requirements, and industry standards.
  • Reconcile materials resource planning (MRP) and project planning, so that products and components are available on time.
  • Track and manage workers’ project time.
  • Handle equipment usage for best cost upturn.

Karya’s Project guidelines to deliver best in class competency:

  • Estimation & Budget Management
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Resource Management
  • Collaboration
  • Subcontract Management
  • Project Costing
  • Project & Portfolio Analytics
  • Project Fundamentals

Use case:

A leading construction company executes complex and large-scale construction projects to shore up mining, agricultural, fisheries, oil drilling, public-sector, and other clientele across the globe. The company also manufactures many of the workings and resources it uses in its projects, which includes tubing, erosion controls, drainage systems, road layers, ventilation systems, flexible tanks, and much more. This company decided to get hold of a new business management system to replace its legacy software tools and it proceeded with a competitive review of technology providers.

It eliminated several ERP systems and chose the Microsoft Dynamics AX to integrate their legacy system. The result of this implementation gained a complete business management system that controls all facet of the business right from management of construction projects to financial operations. Construction Solution helped them to manage projects within planned margins, budgets, and timelines. It also ensured the quality and cost-efficiency of subcontracted work to strongly win a new business and serve clients across the continent with enhanced agility.

Explore your industry-specific solution at your fingertips. There are boat loads of solutions at Karya, get in touch with us to truly transform your business outcomes.  If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to email us at info@karyatech.com or visit our website www.karyatech.com

Muddle through your manufacturing business with Karya’s Dynamics AX practice!

Enhance your business by addressing constantly growing customer needs. By innovating the technical processes, we can redevelop an engine that will position the team to succeed.

With the globalization of supply chain and increase in the customer demand for innovation and low cost, manufacturers are in need of a comprehensible, flexible solution to effectively manage the business. Microsoft Dynamics addresses these needs with a powerful design process and exclusive manufacturing solutions.

Karya can help you outgrow your capabilities to compete in the global market, respond rapidly to growing customer demands, and also lowering your operational costs.

MS Dynamics AX Services

Rationalize the process and adapt quickly to changing demands

Using Microsoft Dynamics solution, you can enhance operational competency and efficiently manage production. We offer flexible processes with various planning options, tracking and interactive messaging enabling you to handle orders, make exceptions and respond quickly to any requests and changes.

Some of the benefits that Karya can offer to manufacturers include:

  • Oversee production in a demand-driven situation. View real time, integrated work in progress with real time expenses; comply to stay away from potential delays or additional expenses; and streamline stock administration focused around demand and forecast.
  • Foresee and reduce bottlenecks. Manage every aspect of the production floor with a tailback planning. Rapidly view methodologies and work utilization overall using the graph to minimize delays.
  • Profound understanding over the supply chain. With deep insight through the whole production network, you can streamline business procedures, utilize resources, minimize lead times, and distinguish exact delivery date
  • Perk up the production process. Characterize the manufacturing resources, which includes machines, manpower and tools, and finally divide them to work groups. Control plans by utilizing limited or unlimited competency scheduling for greater flexibility.

Use Case:

One of the leading manufacturers of natural stone and concrete hard landscaping products was looking for a solution that would fit better with its business strategy. This company largely grew through acquisitions and wanted a scalable solution to accommodate new businesses and their systems quickly and efficiently into their model. It is basically to ensure a smooth transition, and to realize the financial benefit of the acquisition more rapidly. The integration of AX was made easy due to its familiar interface and interoperability with other Microsoft products.

One of the major advantages of Dynamics AX is that it is intuitive, which makes it easy to use, and this encouraged the employees to make use of the full potentials. In addition, the organization was able to see a tangible difference in costs, efficiency, productivity, and customer service.

With Karya’s fully integrated ERP solution and our specialization in your industrial vertical our expert teams can help you optimize your business processes. As a worldwide dynamic IT partner, we offer a full range of services like consulting, development, implementation, with training and multilingual support for Microsoft Dynamics AX.

We also offer a wide range of services covering all aspects of technology operations. For more information visit our website www.karyatech.com or you may even drop in an email to info@karyatech.com

Karya Dynamics AX Support Services – Make the most out of your Dynamics AX investments

Microsoft Dynamics AX is highly adaptable, customizable and scalable business management software suitable for organizations of all sizes across geographies. This solution is a complete ERP solution with industry specific and extendable solutions for companies across industry verticals.

Dynamics AX Support

After Microsoft Dynamics AX is implemented, the real deal is to champion the Dynamics AX support services. All that investment wouldn’t make sense if the support is lacking, untimely, delayed, inappropriate, or always reactive. Karya pays special attention to support services to ensure that the support is not only reactive and transactional, but also proactive and eliminates any uncertainties in the post implementation phases.

With support services, the key is to get away from the culture of ‘quick fixes’, because ‘quick fixes’ have repercussion, sometimes costly, irreversible repercussions. To avoid this, it is important to ensure the solutions address tomorrow’s issues equally well as today’s issues. This can be accomplished only with a well-defined customer support structure and a highly refined client engagement model.

Our Dynamics AX support services can be in the form of:

  • Technical Support
  • Application Support
    • Modules – Incident, Problem and Incident Management
    • Development – Custom Development
  • Administration Support
    • Daily activities and monitoring
    • User and role set-up
    • Dynamics AX Service stack , Hot fixes
    • Database Version Upgrade, Patching
  • Integration Support
    • Monitoring Scheduled jobs for various interfaces
  • Reporting/BI environment support
  • Functional Support – Product and Domain experts
  • Mix of Onsite and Off shore
  • All of the above.

Karya MS Dynamics AX Support Services – Structure

Karya enjoys several decades of combined experience in the areas of software implementation support. Our Microsoft Dynamics implementation and post implementation support structure is designed to address every possible and foreseeable incident and problem areas in a timely and efficient manner.

Our customer engagement model is worked out to ensure end to end support. Karya Dynamics AX support services focus on:

  • Productivity
    • Fast response as per SLA’s
    • Continuous collaboration monitoring and reporting
    • Productive diagnostics and recommendations
  • Efficiency
    • Eliminate unnecessary costs
    • Optimal utilization of resources – HR/HW/SW/licenses
    • Service Scalability – upwards/downwards
    • SME’s for problem solving

Being a Microsoft partner and with a host of global client implementations, Karya has gained the highest level of expertise in Microsoft Dynamics AX implementation and support. This allows us to see problem areas with at most clarity and to offer advanced solutions to complex issues in each industry. The result is lower total cost of ownership and a totally ‘managed environment’.

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