A powerful foundation that is purpose-built for five industries: manufacturing, distribution, retail, services, and public sector, along with comprehensive, core ERP functionality for financial, human resources and operations management. All packaged in a single global solution thus giving customers a rapid time to value.
Agility through a set of unified natural models that serve as a library of business processes reflecting real-world situations. This enables customers to easily modify their organizations and processes to meet their changing business needs.
Simplicity through an easy-to-use solution offering access to information that is relevant to the work at hand. The familiar Microsoft Office user interface drives adoption and the enhanced business intelligence (BI) capabilities help customers uncover fresh insights that can lead to faster and more informed decision making. Microsoft Dynamics AX is the most advanced ERP solution with the lowest total cost of ownership in the market today. It is an object oriented ERP package, great for manufacturing and distribution, with out-of-the-box functionality such as multi-item dimensions, multi storage dimensions, and multi-language capability.
- Financial management
- Human capital management
- Supply chain management
- Project management and accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX is composed of four major components:
- The Database Server, a database that stores the Microsoft Dynamics AX data.
- The File Server, a folder containing the Microsoft Dynamics AX application files (in AX2012 application files are stored in the database)
- The Application Object Server(s) (AOS), a service that controls all aspects of Microsoft Dynamics AX’s operation
- The Client(s), the actual user interface into Microsoft Dynamics AX.
Fundamental elements of the unified, natural models in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 include:
- Flexible business organization modeling, allowing you to capture the physical locations of your business, legal entity structure, and business reporting structure.
- People, with separate modeling of the person, their reporting hierarchy, and their role.
- Declarative representation of business workflow, policies, and dollar limits—and the ability to specialize that policy for different parts of the organization model, without writing code. For example, as a business analyst you have the ability to grant different purchase order approval rules to different legal entities within a graphical workflow editor, with no coding required.
- Unlimited financial dimensions, allowing categorization and analysis of transactions across multiple axes.
- Date effectivity for data and models at the framework level, with additional security control on future effective information, to streamline the definition of .to be. organizational structures, hierarchies, processes, and policies, and to enable before-and-after reporting across organizational changes.
- Support for multiple hierarchies—for example, one based on HR reporting and another based on legal entity, with the ability to designate one hierarchy for one approval process and another for a different process—all without writing code.