Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

26 Aug 2011
Posted By:
Nicholas Birch

In December 2010, Microsoft Dynamics AX was recognised as a leader for both vision and execution in ERP by Gartner. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 delivers the next step in that vision - the beginning of a new generation of business application productivity, providing a purpose-built foundation across five industries, along with comprehensive, core ERP functionality for financial, human resources and operations management.

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 - powerful, agile and simple

With its platform of familiar, high-value, low-total cost of ownership (TCO) technology, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 empowers your people to anticipate and embrace change so your business can grow and thrive.

Delivering you rapid time-to-value, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is packaged in a single global solution.


Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 delivers out-of-the-box, prebuilt, industry-operational functionality across manufacturing (process, discrete, and lean), distribution, retail, public sector, and service industries.

A truly global solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is designed to scale with your business. A single instance deployment will support a single business unit in a single country or the unique requirements for business systems in 36 countries. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 provides global coverage by supporting multiple currencies, multiple time zones, multiple languages, and compliance with multiple banking and reporting standards and legislative codes.

With its layered architecture and installable language packs Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 delivers the flexibility for future growth to other markets, including options for partner-led localisation.

At the core of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is richly functional embedded BI (Business Intelligence). This provides the ability to deliver users a role tailored experience to enable increased productivity and provide strong insights to help make better decisions. Users find themselves comfortable and familiar with the typical Microsoft look, feel and operation of the inbuilt BI so this drives productivity even further, providing rapid access to business system data, the ability to prioritise work and deliver consistent processes and meet KPIs.

With its ability to capture business intelligence about workflow and process together with transactional information, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 enables rich analytics about process effectiveness, with a focus on empowering business process optimisation.


At the heart of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is a set of unified, natural models that let you see, measure, and change your business.

Every application concept involved in representing the business in software was re-examined in the development of AX 2012. New capabilities were added to provide an even richer software representation of a business and its structure, processes, and policies, and limitations that required workarounds and compromises in older ERP products were lifted. This makes modeling simple businesses fast and easy and yet still provides the richness and flexibility to represent the most complex organisations.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 presents flexible deployment alternatives that support your business today and in to the future.


Adoption is driven by simplicity. Simplicity ensures that customers truly get the benefit of the system's power and agility.

For users, the familiar Microsoft interface makes the application easy to learn and intuitive to use, and continues with explicit work to streamline every step in high-velocity transaction processes like order entry.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 brings the power of software to more users in the business. It adds rich functionality for supplier relationship management (SRM) and a comprehensive set of employee self-service functionality for HR data, procurement, and travel expense management.

Through direct interoperation with Microsoft collaboration technologies from Microsoft SharePoint, Windows® Azure™, and Microsoft Lync ™, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 makes it simpler to connect employees, customers, suppliers, and partners

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 enhances system administration by automating application lifecycle management, making the system simpler to deploy, manage, and upgrade.

Nicholas Birch
Joint Managing Director
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Nicholas Birch