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.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV and AX: How Do They Compare?

Microsoft Dynamics AX Vs NAVMicrosoft Dynamics offers a range of integrated, adaptable business management solutions that enables organisations to take decisions with confidence. Microsoft Dynamics’ ERP offerings are aimed at automating and streamlining financial, customer relationship and supply chain processes of your organisations.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions empower people to anticipate and embrace change so that business can innovate and grow. It increases the efficiency of the organisation by making the critical business information available for the right people at the right time.

While ERPs can bring about a huge change in how your business is run, an ideal ERP should be simple use and also provide the agility you need to expand business. Choosing the right solution is very crucial for any organisation as ERP implementations are not only risky and complex, the perceived failure rates are also very high.

A research done by Gartner points out that “an estimated 20% to 25% of ERP projects fail outright (late and/or over budget, failed to deliver any benefits, or abandoned). A further 50% to 60% are perceived as having failed because they are considered compromised by the organization in some way.

Though Microsoft Dynamics offers a wide range of ERPs catering to various business needs, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics AX are more popular and choosing between them requires good understanding about the business needs and goals.

Both Dynamics NAV and Dynamics AX are highly customizable, flexible and offer high scalability for the businesses that are operating from one centralized or multiple decentralized locations.

The primary aim of this article is to shed some light on how both the applications differ from each other in terms of functionality and technology. This ready reckoner can be a good starting point to understand how these robust applications can solve your business problems.

Microsoft-Dynamics-AX-Vs-NAVIf you still have difficulty in choosing the right Dynamics ERP solution, please get in touch with our experts at Karya who can guide you to choose the right ERP solutions that aligns best with your organization’s current and future needs.

Learn more about Microsoft Dynamics from Karya at www.Karyatech.com. You may also email us at info@karyatech.com.