Microsoft Dynamics POS 2009 is targeted toward midmarket companies and provides capabilities such as smart search, security-enhanced payment processing and a software development kit. On the enterprise level, Microsoft has spent much of 2009 promoting its Dynamics CRM as a business alternative to offerings by Salesforce.com and other cloud-based providers.
on Aug. 3 released Microsoft Dynamics POS
2009, a platform for midmarket companies designed to boost employee productivity
and provide data for business solutions. The software includes a number of
features designed to take advantage of current IT trends, including
optimization for touch-screens and the ability to create custom buttons.
Microsoft Dynamics POS 2009's features
This feature allows employees and managers to scour
databases quickly for relevant information.
Security-enhanced payment processing:
A layer of PCI (Payment Card
Industry) Security Standards Council industry standards and guidelines is
designed to help lock down a business's cardholder information against fraud.
SDK (software development kit):
The kit provides add-on solutions for
companies, including multichannel and mobility capabilities.
Real-time inventory management and flexible reporting tools:
provided through integration with Microsoft SQL Services and Microsoft Office.
Given the rapid contraction and expansion inherent in midmarket companies,
the product is designed to be scalable, and integrates with a broad range of
On the enterprise level, Microsoft
has introduced several features for its Dynamics CRM suite
that allow the
enterprise to pull data from social networks such as Twitter, centralize sales
management across multiple channel partners through a common Website and
integrate Dynamics CRM with Web portals.
As part of its battle against Salesforce.com and other cloud-based
competitors, Microsoft has been promoting Dynamics CRM
throughout 2009, issuing a variety of free CRM
accelerators and updates to its existing software. In March, Microsoft opened
its Convergence conference by offering eight free CRM
Accelerators and an SLA (service-level agreement) for CRM
In addition to powering businesses, Dynamics CRM
also powers Microsoft's Public Sector On-Demand Solutions for government and