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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 is now available

Engage with customers, run simplified operations, and expand into new markets—all to provide your customers with amazing experiences.

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Why Microsoft Dynamics AX

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

*Based on Clash of the Titans by Panorama Research, 2014

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

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
55%
Oracle
38%
SAP
20%

Companies earning $50 million to $1 billion

*Based on ICT Enterprise Insights by Ovum Research, 2013

Microsoft
62%
Oracle
33%
SAP
22%

Companies earning $1 billion or more

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Dive into the capabilities

Dive into the capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics AX

A business solution that supports both operational and administrative processes of organizations, this single solution comes with localizations—in the box—for 36 countries. With a specialized focus on manufacturing, retail, service industries, and public sector, Microsoft Dynamics AX includes capabilities such as financial management, manufacturing, retail, business intelligence and reporting, supply chain management, and human capital management.

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What is Microsoft Dynamics AX?

Microsoft Dynamics AX is a multi-language, multi-currency enterprise resource planning (ERP) business solution with comprehensive global business management features for financial, human resources, and operations management as well as additional industry capabilities for retailers, professional service industries, financial service businesses, manufacturers, and public sector organizations.

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