Microsoft Launches Cloud-First Dynamics AX ERP
Running on the company's Azure cloud computing platform, the new ERP offering is now available in 137 markets in 40 languages.Keeping its promise to release its cloud-first Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning (ERP) software in early 2016, Microsoft announced on March 9 that the offering is now available to customers around the globe—in 137 markets in 40 languages, in fact. "Today's release is an exciting milestone extending Microsoft's business cloud offerings," said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president, Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise, 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." Working to float a portfolio of intelligent cloud services and software offerings for enterprises, Microsoft is increasingly weaving advanced analytics and machine-learning technologies into its various software suites, including Office and Dynamics ERP and CRM (customer relationship management). Power BI, for example, visualizes big data for rank-and-file workers, enabling them to explore business data and glean business insights. Dynamics AX combines ERP software, database capabilities, infrastructure services and business intelligence into an extensible platform, allowing customers to implement industry-specific business processes based on the new product. Already, select independent software vendors (ISVs) have made over 50 preconfigured, Microsoft-curated solutions available on the Dynamics Azure Marketplace in support of the new ERP software.
The offering also enables businesses to balance global data availability with their privacy and security needs.