Microsoft Dynamics AX

Microsoft Dynamics AX

Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Axapta↗) is the most versatile and extensive Tier 1 ERP product available for enterprises operating locally or globally.

Dynamics AX overview

Combining rich core functionality with industry-specific capabilities, Microsoft Dynamics AX is an ERP system that empowers your organisation to meet future challenges and expand business opportunities. Microsoft Dynamics AX, running on-premises or in the cloud, supports and streamlines all critical business processes, including capabilities for multiple languages and currencies.

Independent research highlighted a number of Microsoft Dynamics AX functional strengths versus other Tier 1 ERP solutions, including:

  • Ease of customisation
  • High flexibility
  • Ease of integration
  • Familiarity of user interface
Source: Clash of the Titans 2016, Panorama Consulting Solutions.
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Core features

Financial management

  • General ledger
  • Accounts receivable and payable
  • Bank management
  • Budgetary control
  • Shared service support
  • Compliance management
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Production

  • Material and capacity planning
  • Resource management
  • Job scheduling and sequencing
  • Product configuration
  • Shop floor management

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Supply chain management

  • Inventory management
  • Multisite warehouse management
  • Trade agreements
  • Order promising
  • Distribution planning
  • Quality management
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Human capital management

  • Organisational and workforce management
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Development, training, and performance management
  • Employee self-service portal
  • Expense management

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Business intelligence and reporting

  • Standard, impromptu, and analytical reports with Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Role tailored, predefined, multidimensional data cubes
  • Dashboard views of key performance indicators
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Procurement and sourcing

  • Service orders and contracts
  • Service calls and dispatching
  • Repair management
  • Service subscription

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Project management and accounting

  • Project accounting and invoicing
  • Project cost control
  • Work breakdown structures
  • Interoperability with Microsoft Project
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Sales management

  • Sales force and marketing automation
  • Lead and opportunity management
  • Sales management
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Connector

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Why choose Microsoft Dynamics AX?

Preferred vendor

A global survey asked 6,700 enterprise decision-makers about their preferred vendor for their next ERP system investment. The majority chose Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Source: ICT Enterprise Insights 2013, Ovum Research.

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Companies earning $50m to $1bn.

Companies earning $50m to $1bn.

Companies earning $1bn or more.

Companies earning $1bn or more.

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Lower costs

A study carried out by Panorama Consulting Solutions identified Microsoft Dynamics AX as having the lowest total cost of ownership of Tier 1 ERP solutions. Microsoft Dynamics ERP has the lowest planned and actual total cost.

Source: Clash of the Titans 2016, Panorama Consulting Solutions.
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(in $)
Planned vs actual

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Market share

Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Axapta) already holds the greatest market share of Tier 1 ERP users in the manufacturing sector. Microsoft Dynamics ERP has the second highest share of all industries.

Source: The 2015 Manufacturing ERP Report, Panorama Consulting Solutions.
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Microsoft Dynamics 365

Did you know?

Microsoft Dynamics AX is now known as Operations and is also available as part of Dynamics 365 Enterprise Edition.

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