Microsoft Dynamics AX

Microsoft Dynamics AX is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that is simple to learn and use so you can deliver value faster, take advantage of business opportunities, and drive user involvement and innovation across the organization.

Microsoft Dynamics AX

Microsoft Dynamics AX at a glance

Microsoft Dynamics AX is an ERP solution for multi-site, international enterprises. With comprehensive capabilities for financial, human resources, and operations management, in addition to industry capabilities for retailers, manufacturers, service industries, and public sector organizations, it provides the agility you need to expand business opportunities, modify processes, and differentiate your business.

Pervasive interoperability allows you to take advantage of existing investments, lower the total cost of ownership (TCO), and support innovation in your organization. Microsoft Dynamics AX can be run in your datacenter or in the cloud.

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 is now available. Learn more about the capabilities included in the update.
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Discover industry solutions

Retail solutions

Give customers omni-channel solutions, how, when, and where they shop.

Solutions for service industries

Manage client projects better than ever by ensuring that your teams are on the same page.

Manufacturing software

Learn how the Lotus F1 Team pulled ahead with Microsoft Dynamics.

Solutions for the public sector
Public sector

Instant-on solutions evolve with your needs, help trim costs, and increase transparency.

What's coming for Microsoft Dynamics AX 7?*Image is from the pre-release product and subject to change.

Microsoft Dynamics ‘AX 7’ is coming soon!

Microsoft Dynamics ‘AX 7’ (code name) is a business solution that helps enterprises increase the speed of doing business.  It enables people to make smarter decisions  with access to real-time insights and intelligence on nearly any device, anywhere.  It enables businesses to redesign their business processes faster so they can innovate and get quick time to value. It gives businesses the flexibility to grow at their pace through the choice and flexibility of the cloud, allowing them to scale their operations globally to meet their business needs. 

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Read analyst Joshua Greenbaum’s perspective on Dynamics ‘AX 7’

Learn more about the opportunity to shape the future of ERP through Dynamics ‘AX 7’ Preview Program

The cloud can make you a business hero

Running Microsoft Dynamics AX on Microsoft Azure can help you reduce operating costs, gain business value quickly, and enable rapid business transformations and growth.

1 Source: IDC Successful Cloud Partners e-book

2 Disclaimer: Estimates of time spent deploying on Azure are based averaging Azure deployment data captured in Microsoft Lifecycle Services between May and December 2014. Estimates of time spent deploying on-premises are based on internal Microsoft testing data. Actual customer deployment time may vary.

Microsoft Dynamics AX running on Azure

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Help improve the predictability and quality of your Microsoft Dynamics AX implementation by simplifying and standardizing the implementation process to realize business value faster.

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Standardizing and simplifying the Microsoft Dynamics AX implementation

Why Microsoft Dynamics AX

SAP Business All-in-OneMicrosoft Dynamics AX
Total cost of ownershipMany components require expensive add-on licensesAll Microsoft Dynamics AX functionality is included in one license
Time to valueLonger implementation time 3Shorter implementation time 3
MaintenanceMaintenance starts at 19%, with annual inflation increaseMaintenance starts at 16%, with no inflation increase
User experienceSAP proprietary user experienceLooks and works like other Microsoft technology
Office interoperabilityAdd-on (licensed per user)Built in
PlatformSAP HANA-centric Advanced Business Application Programming (ABAP) + JavaWindows, SQL, and Microsoft Azure .NET (C# and/or X++)
Business Intelligence (BI)Bolt-on solutions requiring additional licensesBuilt-in actionable BI based on SQL and Microsoft Management Reporter

3 Based on "Clash of the Titans," by Panorama Research, 2014

Microsoft is the preferred enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor 4

Among global enterprise organizations with between $50 million and $1 billion in revenue, and those with $1 billion or more, Microsoft Dynamics AX is the preferred vendor for the next major ERP investment, compared to Oracle and SAP.
Microsoft is the preferred enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor
4 Based on ICT Enterprise Insights by Ovum Research, 2013

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Get more out of your investment. Microsoft Dynamics AX can help you optimize, consolidate, and connect your operations, while maintaining SAP as your core ERP provider.

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