Microsoft Dynamics AX

Microsoft Dynamics AX

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

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Dynamics AX overview

Combining rich core functionality with industry-specific capabilities, Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Axapta) 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.

Core features

Financial management

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



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


Supply chain management

  • Inventory management
  • Multisite warehouse management
  • Trade agreements
  • Order promising
  • Distribution planning
  • Quality management
Supply chain management


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
Business intelligence


Human capital management

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

Procurement and sourcing

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


Project management and accounting

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

Sales management

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


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.

Companies earning $50m to $1bn.

Companies earning $50m to $1bn.

Companies earning $1bn or more.

Companies earning $1bn or more.


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.
(in $)
Planned vs actual


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.
top ERP vendors by market share


Microsoft Dynamics 365

Did you know?

Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Axapta) is now known as Finance and Operations and is also available as part of Dynamics 365 Enterprise Edition.

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