How Microsoft dynamics AX fairs in comparison to other

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How Microsoft dynamics AX fairs in
comparison to other ERP’s
GONE ARE THOSE LEGACY ERP SYSTEMS OF OLDEN DAYS. L EGACY SYSTEMS LOOK VAST, REQUIRE HUGE BUDGETS, AND TAKE LONG
IMPLEMENTATION TIME. IT IS A FACT THAT THESE LEGACY SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN HIGHLY UNSUCCESSFUL WITH SMALLER AND MIDTIER ENTERPRISES. O RGANIZATIONS NEED NEXT-GEN ERP SYSTEMS THAT ARE LOW COST, EASY-TO-USE, AND SCALABLE. THE
FOCUS IS PRIMARILY ON TAILORING THE ERP ARCHITECTURES FOR VARIOUS VERTICALS. O RGANIZATIONS TODAY REQUIRE ERP
SYSTEM THAT IS MADE OF A COMPREHENSIVE DATABASE. A ND THIS DATABASE MUST BE ABLE TO THOROUGHLY SHARE
INFORMATION ACROSS THE ENTERPRISE
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The need for next-gen ERP
Organizations cannot afford to have chain of systems for different business processes. Then information is all
fragmented. With this, the flow of information from one to another system will also become dearer and ineffective.
All the gathered information becomes a mess, when there are multiple entries of redundant data and many
versions of truth.
With increased competition, organizations need information on-time and real-time. In such a case, Microsoft
Dynamics AX is the complete ERP solution. Allows you integrate across business processes. It effectively
streamlines manufacturing, finance, CRM, HCM, SCM, Procurement, sales and marketing and much more. It has a
highly interactive user interface similar to other Microsoft products. Seamlessly integrates multiple business units
across locations and consolidates all the processes. Simplifies implementation and encourages faster adoption.
With centralized database and standardized information across all processes, it empowers organizations to make
key business decisions.
The Rise of Microsoft Dynamics AX
Microsoft with Dynamics AX solves all problems that organizations face in ERP space. The best thing about
Dynamics AX is that it always stays brand new. Dynamics AX is forever In-sync with the demanding marketplace.
Truckload of features being added with each release makes it a precise and comprehensive ERP. In AX industry
specific capabilities go hand-in-hand with core ERP capabilities. That is what makes it stand-out from the crowd.
Indeed it is fastest growing ERP solution on the planet to date.
Ref: http://www.computereconomics.com/article.cfm?id=1795
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What Microsoft says “With more than 1,000 new features and enhancements across core enterprise resource
planning (ERP) and industry capabilities, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 will help provide more business value faster,
enable agility and insight in your organization, and help drive faster adoption, broader usage, and easier
maintenance and upgrade through a continued emphasis on simplicity.”
So does the solution perform? Yes it does more than that. From increasing productivity of brewery manufacturing
to transforming the in-flight experience of leading airline in U.S, it is being put into use in so many ways never
imagined with an ERP solution. Global automotive players have centralized business operations with increased
visibility by implementing Dynamics AX.
How good can Microsoft dynamics AX get?
A recent Keystone Strategy research paper revealed that “Microsoft Dynamics AX end users on average rated their
experience with Microsoft applications more favorably than SAP users rated their experience with SAP. In fact,
Dynamics AX beat out SAP by 8% – 27% in every category, including transactional efficiency, business insight,
collaboration, familiarity, and flexibility. Users ranked Dynamics AX as 17% more usable than SAP”.
Ref: http://www.erpsoftwareblog.com/2010/11/comparing-microsoft-dynamics-ax-vs-sap-all-in-one/
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Absolutely simple Microsoft implementation processes
Familiar well-known Microsoft user experience
Make precise and transparent decisions. For this close knit integration with Business analytics, BI, MSOffice and reporting tools.
Make use of an array of inbuilt tools for higher productivity
Dynamics AX can act as unified communication and collaboration tools.
Automate most of the business processes end-to-end.
Completely integrate with most of the Microsoft products and web services.
Give people access to real-time key performance indicators (KPIs), scorecards, and data through Enterprise
Portal in Microsoft Dynamics AX.
Role-tailored information: Customize RBAC according to requirement with personalized homepages for
each user.
And still there are truckloads of features to make it good over and again...
The new level of customization: Inside out
Microsoft Dynamics AX offers layered architecture where Microsoft Dynamics partners and customers have
individual layers to add their own customization. This makes the enhancements and upgrades more manageable
without the need for end-to-end testing and modifications. Engage with Microsoft Dynamics partners to meet
customization requirements with partner add-ons.
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Integration: Everywhere and Anywhere
Super integration capabilities using Microsoft ERP connector such as integrate business processes with any of other
ERP solutions. Further the integration can be customized using BizTalk server to provide required mappings for
electronic data interchange.
The common integration scenarios: Between Headquarters using SAP and its subsidiaries using MS Dynamics AX.
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Financial consolidation
Intercompany supply-chain integration
Plant automation
For example,
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Integrate Dynamics AX for SCM with QuickBooks for accounting.
Integrate Dynamics AX for Manufacturing with SAP Material Management/ Production/FI planning.
Great Dynamics AX support
Microsoft together with its partners uses Microsoft Dynamics CRM to log customer incident tickets. The CRM
solution has a systematic and organized support process to handle customer queries/ requirements. Support
multilingual clients spread across geographies.
 Level-1 support is equipped with functional teams to troubleshoot queries at GUI, functional level.
 Level -2 support recreates the technical issues and troubleshoots the same by offering customized solution.
There is also standard general support, technical support SLAs and comprehensive user documentation to keep
your ERP systems up and running always.
Top Ranking. Gartner, Inc. identified Microsoft Dynamics AX as a Leader in its ERP Magic Quadrant (December,
2010), and Forrester Research found that Microsoft Dynamics AX is a Leader as an Order Management Solution
(August, 2010).
Ref: https://toptechnologytrends.wordpress.com/tag/dynamics-ax-benefits/
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Dynamics AX: One stop shop for all verticals
Do more with less. The following table explains “How AX can empower and transform different verticals”
MS-Dynamics AX
for the follwing
Capabilities
Human Capital
Management
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Connect all your employees across different divisions
Drive efficiencies and standardize internal processes
Offer the PMP add-ons to organize and manage projects
Process Industries
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Take full advantage of manufacturing and supply chain capabilities
Produce products with custom formulas or processes
Optimize and enhance business processes
Support compliance by meeting legal, regulatory and markets requirements
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Streamline, monitor, and control the entire manufacturing
Increase operational visibility; enhance control of processes and projects.
Standardize processes, identify and eliminate bottlenecks
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Production based on plan and forecast. Look at market requirements to make profitable value
chain
Make use of powerful business intelligence features and flexible workflows
Integrate cross-functional processes for better analytical driven decisions
Simulate different scenarios and their financial impact
Evaluate performance throughout the supply chain
Perform sales budgeting, demand forecasting, assortment planning
Manufacturing
Industries
Business intelligence
Field Services
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Retail Point of Sale
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Efficiently Coordinate and manage operations by streamlining the work order lifecycle.
Optimizing scheduling, dispatch, and resource management;
Manage service contracts, warranties, and assets efficiently.
Provide information and processes to help reduce response times, lower costs.
Integrate HQ and store operations with end-to-end retail solution.
Optimize distribution chain and monitor promotions effectively.
Increase productivity by efficiently managing processes and business relationships—from
category management through supply chain to the point of sale.
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Apparel and Textile
Industry
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Meet demands, faster to market product and manage global chains
Easily maintain huge database of fibres, yarns, consumer and industrial fabrics
Map different materials required for products such as home goods, commercial, and fashion
Address complex needs for item coding, product traceability and updating processes.
Streamline and monitor packaging process.
MS-Dynamics versus its competitors
SAP
Oracle
Dynamics AX
Market Share
24%
18%
11%
Average Time For
Implementation
15 Months
13 Months
10 Months
Cost of Implementation
High
Mid
Low
Ease of Usage
Mid
Low
High
Target Market
Large sized
Companies
Mid-Large sized
Companies
Large and MidSmall Sized
Companies
Customization
Low
Mid
High
Flexibility
Low
Mid
High
Returns on Investments
Mid
High
High
Ease of Integration with other
Software
Low
Mid
High
Performance
High
Mid
High
Risk
High
High
Low
User-Satisfaction
High
Average
High
Ref: http://www.zdnet.com/erp-implementation-benchmark-comparing-sap-oracle-and-microsoft-7000000971/
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The Microsoft EDGE for Dynamics AX
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Flexible Deployment options
Looks and works like MS-Office
Integrates seamlessly with Microsoft products and other ERPs
Easily Scalable
Higher Return on Investment
Greater Return on Value
Robust Eco-system: The largest service and solution provider ecosystem with 2,500+ and growing partners
worldwide.
Microsoft invests over billions in R&D year after year more than any other ERP provider.
Significant updates and great support
Summing it up
Customers looking to make-a-shift from Traditional ERP systems must consider and try
Dynamics AX. Most of the leading ERP vendors are steadily losing market share to Microsoft
Dynamics AX. Even large organizations are looking at AX as end-to-end one stop ERP
solution. Dynamics AX is always updated in keeping mind Top ERP trends for the year. With
wholesome upgrades and continuously trying to differentiate itself from other ERP solutions:
Makes AX a winner.
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