Most of the enterprises are already aware of Microsoft Dynamics AX7 being entirely a cloud-based solution from now onwards, and it being renamed to Microsoft Dynamics AX. After going through minor feature changes and various name changes like Microsoft Dynamics AX7, Rainier, AX 2015, Dynamics AX7, the latest release in the series – the ‘Microsoft Dynamics AX’ (Dynamics AX – in the article), the enterprise resource planning solution has now stabilized as an independent cloud-based platform in itself.
Enterprises that are using legacy AX systems that are still hosted on-premises can easily move to cloud by migrating to Dynamics AX. This platform has been specially designed to deploy comprehensive apps that cover the CRM, Power BI, and ISV app functionalities.
Microsoft is keen on positioning Dynamics 365 as its specialized offering that merges ERP and CRM on cloud. Microsoft Dynamics AX is also called Dynamics 365 for Operations. It is important to note that at present, it only functions on cloud. The on-premise version might be rolled out depending on the importance that Microsoft attaches to its cloud-first policy.
Let us have a look at the most alluring features of Dynamics AX:
Basically, Dynamics AX targets 5 industries:
Dynamics AX is a game changer of sorts as it marks the move to completely cloud hosted solutions from Microsoft. It is the culmination of Microsoft’s efforts towards intelligent cloud based systems.
The hosting is done majorly on Azure, as Microsoft wants to create a solution that empowers enterprises by merging the scalable, enterprise grade secure, hybrid features of its cloud with real-time insights and intuitive UI of Dynamics AX. It is important for enterprises that still use the on-premise AX solutions to consider the compliances and possible security concerns when migrating to Dynamics AX.
IT experts are already terming Dynamics AX as the most intriguing ERP release in the last fifteen years!