Microsoft has announced its next-generation Dynamics AX ERP solution that uses Azure to deliver a faster experience to enterprises. The new suite is now available in 137 markets with 40 different languages.
Cloud-first adoption isn’t new for Microsoft. But this time, the Redmond giant has used its cloud computing platform Azure for Dynamics AX enterprise-class ERP. This new change will enable businesses and enterprises to leverage cloud computing for all their ERP operations.
“Today’s release is an exciting milestone extending Microsoft’s business cloud offerings,” says Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of cloud and enterprise group at Microsoft, in a statement. “It’s now possible for organizations to run their entire business in the cloud with Microsoft — from productivity with Office 365, to business analytics with Power BI and Cortana Analytics Suite, customer engagement with Dynamics CRM and business operations with Dynamics AX.”
The new Dynamics AX allows business processes for domains like human resources and manufacturing right under one roof. Also, it brings ERP, business intelligence, infrastructure and database services in a single package to enable organisations to spend as per their requirement.
Microsoft has provided a touch-enabled interface for using the new Dynamics AX version. There is also Cortana integration to let businesses uses the proprietary voice-recognition technology to handle their tasks.
Apart from uplifting the experience, the new Dynamics AX upgrades the existing Lifecycle Services (LCS) capabilities. It allows to formalise previous concepts as well as test and produce new models using the cloud system.
The Azure support enables Dynamics AX to deploy an enhanced security layer on top of enterprise data and provides global availability and scale.
“This release is further proof that Microsoft is leading the charge with innovations not just in ERP but in a cloud,” said CEO Peter Martin from Microsoft partner HSO. “Dynamics AX will be a game changer for enterprise customers.”
The new Dynamics AX is available for sign up in three versions — self-serve user, task user and enterprise user. All these versions come with a monthly subscription charge.