In today’s cloud first mobile first era, it is probably difficult to imagine having software applications installed on premise anymore. Simplified computing, automated administration and reducing cost of procuring and maintaining software applications seems to be the common motives for customers.
In past couple of years, Microsoft has been moving almost all of it’s software platforms such as Office 365, Developer tools and now the windows platform itself to the Azure cloud. Dynamics AX ERP was no exception to this.
Starting the 23rd of February 2016, Microsoft Dynamics AX is now a fully cloud based SaaS, true enterprise level ERP application. It is now available on a subscription basis and is fully managed in the cloud. This is now called “New Dynamics AX”, but some people still call it as AX 7.
Learn more here on what our experts think are the key things in the New Dynamics AX.
If you are a customer using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, you might this information helpful. The Cumulative Update 11 for AX 2012 R3 is now available it brings in some significant enhancements in the areas of Financials, Retail Management and Warehouse and Transportation management.
You can find the details of these enhancements here.
Some of our favorites enhancements are,
- Central Place to manage ledger calendar: You can now view and update ledger calendar of all the legal entities that share the same Fiscal calendar in one view. So you no longer need to switch companies multiple times.
- Global General Journals: You can now use Global General Journals form to enter journals for multiple legal entities by staying under one company and you no longer need to switch companies to do this. You will see a legal entity data field that you can use during data entry.
The announcement which Microsoft made a week before WPC 2016 and then followed by more revealing at the WPC event in Toronto this year probably gave all of you an idea of the new addition to the Dynamics family of products “Microsoft Dynamics 365”.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 is an upcoming solution platform due to be released this fall, will eventually replace significant portion of the current Dynamics CRM and ERP cloud product offerings.
Dynamics 365 primarily aims at bringing together the best of Dynamics CRM and ERP in the cloud into one cloud service with specific purpose built business apps for each of your key business processes such as field service, PSA, sales, finance and operations. It also tries to create a competitive edge in the way customers buy software subscriptions and licenses providing them flexible and cheaper options.
Below are some of the web and blog posts by several leaders that gives enough insights to the details of Microsoft Dynamics 365.
Satya Nadella explains how Dynamics 365 can help reinvent business processes and gives his insights at the linked in post below.
The engineering leads at Microsoft explains Dynamics 365 and AppSource in the post below.
Experts at MSDynamicsWorld have explained Dynamics 365 in the post below.
Experts at CRM software blog have also explained Dynamics 365.