At the Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference in Redmond with over 1000 partners and customers, there’s a lot at stake for companies contemplating new applications to power their businesses. Faced with limited budgets, tight resources, tighter margins, and ruthless competition, organizations everywhere are looking for a way not only to stay ahead of the competition, but in some cases, to stay relevant in their markets.
However, with the advent of new business models, new ways to deploy software, and more rapid decision cycles, it’s clear that a prettier user interface on top of the same old antiquated infrastructure will no longer do. Not when it’s imperative that *this* purchase set up your company to not only weather the current economic storm, but to come out stronger.
- do not have the time or interest to send dozens of employees to multi-week trainings;
- do not have the resources in their IT departments to maintain a multitude of outdated, unsupported applications and continue to patch them together;
- with the pace of change often coming at light speed, they cannot add value and serve the broader organization if their system doesn’t reflect the options, alternatives, and reality of how they go to market with their products and services today.
It’s into this breach where we step with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 (formerly code-named Microsoft Dynamics AX “6”) and that’s what will be discussed in detail during the Technical Conference.
As we’ll be showing our attendees, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 represents a generational shift in ERP technology; one that empowers your people to anticipate and embrace change. The product represents a new way of thinking about ERP, about how companies deploy applications throughout their organization, how they manage their core business processes, and about how they rapidly deliver value that propels the organization forward.
While today is not the launch of the product into the marketplace, it’s the first chance we’ll have to share some of this fantastic technology with our attendees that we believe is emblematic of this generational shift. Focusing on the core developer needs of pervasive interoperability, unified modeling, and a model-driven, layered architecture, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 will have a tremendous productivity impact on our customers’ and partners’ organizations.
Significant new innovations in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 include the following:
- A unique model-driven, layered architecture that accelerates software development, requiring less coding than building from scratch and easing maintenance and upgradability. This allows developers to build high-value functionality quicker and better.
- Pre-built interoperability with the Microsoft Application Platform, including Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and Visual Studio 2010, and other Microsoft technologies such as Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010. This allows developers to spend less time on technical integration and compatibility, and increases the breadth of developer resources available to ISVs.
- A unified ERP solution with pre-built capabilities for five industries and 38 countries, providing a rich foundation that allows ISVs to rapidly expand their solutions to new verticals and geographies.
source: Dynamics community