Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is an ERP system suitable for midsize to large enterprises. The solution has particular strengths in manufacturing and distribution but is also capable of serving buyers across multiple industry verticals. The solution can be installed on-premises or be hosted in the cloud for remote accessibility over the web.
In addition to core accounting, Microsoft Dynamics AX offers functionalities for inventory control, warehouse management, transportation management, demand and supply chain planning, material requirements planning, production management, quality assurance, product lifecycle management, asset management, and business intelligence. Multi-language and multi-currency are the additional features which make MS Dynamics AX a suitable option for companies operating globally.
The solution supports repetitive, make-to-order, make-to-stock, light assembly and engineer-to-order manufacturing process, among others. The industry-specific functionality meets the needs of discrete manufacturers in the high-tech, electronics, metals, industrial machinery, aerospace, consumer products, and medical devices industries.
Geoff H. Branche: Unternehmensberatung Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
I have overseen 6 implementations of AX in mid-market consumer Products organizations over the past 10 years. It has been an interesting time to watch the product grow into a Tier one solution from the Axapta version. The growth of the product and acceptance by the market has been remarkable. What I find most appealing with AX is the breadth of function coverage it offers coupled with the depth depth of capability. The SMB market often requires the same features as enterprise category organizations and AX can be configured to provide all of the components needed for the range of company sizes. The addition of a high quality WMS module provides an essential piece of the puzzle that most SMB solutions lack. Also, the Retail mPOS offering is a robust solution. Coupled with it's full integration and configurable user interface, mPOS provides a true 360 degree solution to companies with multiple selling channels.
The new AX7 and Dunamics 375 sets Microsoft apart from other providers. The new web interface and straightforward toolset will provide users a significant advantage.
Constant improvement of the product, interface and integration to other solutions. The quality of WMS and order management.
The constant improvements pose challenges to keep current with releases.
Ensure you align yourself with the proper partner - who knows your industry and is flexible to your needs. As with any software, prepare and be open to Organizational Change to best adopt the tools of new technology.
Elie H. Branche: Finanzdienstleistungen Mitarbeiteranzahl: 501-1.000 Mitarbeiter
Overall the software is highly efficient and reliable. The reporting/analysis module is a solid one that brings additional value to any firm that implements and installs NAV.
One thing that I would recommend is to set up an automated online banking reconciliation module
The software is user friendly with easy to navigate panel
The division of the panels/module makes it easy for all user to fill and get the data efficiently
The reporting module is flexible enough to be tailored to the management requirements easily
The initial implementation phase takes a lot of effort and is not straight forward.
The pricing schemes could be revised to give more payment options
Mohamed B. Branche: Computer-Software Mitarbeiteranzahl: 51-200 Mitarbeiter
1- easily integrate with all microsoft other applications.
2- start to work with it takes no time.
3- Reporting tools easy to use.
4- availability of power apps is an add in as it's great tool to build your ideas into app.
5- power BI gives business the edge in analytics and it's very powerful compared to other BI solutions.
6- Cost is not high.
7- has collaboration tools through out the system
1- Administration of the system needs a global admin permission to fully use it.
2- more customization to the system needs expert as it's not that easy.
3- mobile app always crashes.
4- cannot compete in the Manufacturing business with other specialized ERPs.
Kikombeeusizuri B. Branche: Baumaterial Mitarbeiteranzahl: 10.001+ Mitarbeiter
I use AX everyday in the office administration field. With the fact that I have been using it for a couple of years now, for the most part I can navigate through it easily. The database can hold tons of detailed customer information, and is pretty viewer friendly.
All of the information is always saved automatically when you close something, which is very helpful.
When AX first launched as a whole there were many bugs that had to be worked out, including me being kicked out of the system right in the middle of working on something. Also sometimes it becomes a hassel to have to have multiple screens open just to to enter or edit certain information.
Timothy W. Branche: Metallabbau Mitarbeiteranzahl: 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Great training was given on-site and within the software.
This is a professionally written ERP that fits into all areas of our core processes. The reliability and data mining features are great.
Much had to be spent to configure it for our company. The time also seemed excessive to implement fully.