Why do we recommend Microsoft Dynamics Ax?

January 30th, 2011 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 (v2012 scheduled to be released this year) is Microsoft’s flagship business management ERP software product; robust and scalable enough to outperform  against other Tier 1 solutions and be more cost-effective than other less capable, lower-end mid-market offerings.

 Cost-effectively delivers robust out-of-the-box business capabilities and the flexibility to support unique/complex and multi-language/ country-specific/localized requirements.

Top Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 (Axapta) Benefits

Some great reasons to implement Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 for your business with Synergy Software Systems  :

System Capabilities

Market Leading Product – Top ranked by the leading third party analyst for mid-size companies of $50M – $1B in revenue, global operations and 5 – 1,000 employees. Read Gartner’s latest Mid-Market ERP Magic Quadrant, published Dec 2010.

Rich Business Capabilities - Delivers full-function, embedded best practice capabilities CRM, SCM and ERP along with Workflow Management and Business Intelligence/Reporting to enable true KPI driven business performance management. Supports multi-entity, multi-territory, multi-site, multi-vendor/partner, multi-IT platform, multi-currency, and multi-language global operations.

Comprehensive Suite
– True business management solution automates end-to-end, best in class enterprise processes, provides common database stores real-time information, eliminates silos of data and provides a reliable ‘single source of truth’, means more visibility, control, fewer delays and confident decision making.

Fuels Business Productivity - The role tailored Microsoft Dynamics AX user interface is already familiar to your people with its Microsoft Outlook navigation ‘look and feel’. Easier to learn and use, easy to access data without reliance on IT, consistent look and feel, all means less training required, faster adoption rate, and accelerates ROI.

Out-of-the-Box Integration with Dynamics CRM - Enable end-to-end integration and flow-through order management via integration between Outlook, Dynamics CRM and  Dynamics AX to pass customer, order and product information.

Agile – Flexible and extensible to meet unique and changing future needs. Highly-configurable to model and enable your varied sales and operations models as market demands and SCM relationships change over time.

Fits With Your Existing Systems – Runs on your Microsoft IT platform. Works even better with your other Microsoft solution components to further leverage your previous IT investment. Unlocks other pre-integrated capabilities in Outlook, Office, SharePoint, Search, Office Communications Server, Active Directory, SQL Server, Azure Cloud Services, and more. 

Advanced Technology - Object based design. Available web-portal interface for non-core licensed users. Windows optimized very thin client for core users provides the rich client interface power users prefer. Secure. Open XML APIs (web services) to integrate with your other applications and import/export data from the system.

Highly Scalable to Grow with Your Business
- Three tier architecture supports multi-instance, clustered application server and database server implementations for massive scalability. Benchmarked to support for 16,000+ concurrent users and multi-million transaction throughput as needed.

Implementation Approach

Power of Choice - Supports your changing business needs with flexible software + services license and deployment options. ‘Buy’ a one-time, upfront, perpetual license to own or ‘rent’ on a monthly subscription basis. Option to upgrade from Dynamics AX Business Essentials to the Advanced Management edition and/or credit your existing Dynamics GP license toward a new Dynamics AX license when/if your business needs change. On-premises, cloud and hosted software deployment options and the ability to move between also available.

Rapid Implementation Time/ Time to Value
- High-level planning guideline is 4-6 elapsed months for typical project duration; includes requirements definition, design/configuration, training and user acceptance test before deployment. Scope, client stakeholder availability and deployment method drive actual project duration.

Business Value

Low Total Cost of Ownership / High ROI - Leverages your current Microsoft computing platform investment.  Easy for business users to operate and maintain (without reliance on internal IT or outside contractors/ consultants). Less cost and complexity to manage and support via fewer internal skill sets required to grow and maintain, fewer contracts, vendors and brands to manage.

 Low Risk

Microsoft’s Sustained Commitment to Product Innovation – Long-term Microsoft commitment to the Dynamics AX product development road map. Deep end-to-end integration and backward compatibility with other Microsoft platform products. 35+ year track record of Microsoft convergent product innovation powered by a $9 Billion+ R&D spend – more than Oracle, SAP, Google, Intuit, Sage, Salesforce.com, Epicor, and Netsuite combined!

Availability of Skilled Resources – built on industry standard technologies means experienced business user and IT resources are readily available in the marketplace for permanent hire as well as multiple sourcing options for part-time professional service support.

Proven Solution - Microsoft is the world’s largest software provider (with ’09 revenue of $60 Billion+); here today and tomorrow to serve your changing needs. Dynamics AX trusted by over 13,000 companies worldwide. Microsoft has the longest product version support cycle in the industry (10 years). Massive R&D positions your organization to draft behind a colossal wake of ongoing convergent technology innovation. As a genuine Microsoft Product, it is your lowest risk solution option.

THE BOTTOMLINE 

When you compare all the factors, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 (Axapta) is one of the best ERP software solution options to consider. 

Microsoft Dynamics AX demos

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 can help you meet the needs of your people as well as the evolving demands of your business. Watch the videos and learn more from resources that relate to four key business challenges.

Watch Microsoft AX software demos (Microsoft Silverlight).

For the best demo experience: Get Microsoft Silverlight. 

Don’t have Microsoft Silverlight installed? Use Windows Media Player to watch the videos in .wmv format. (Get Windows Media Player.)

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