Microsoft makes latest version of Dynamics AX available globally

Sean Dudley
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley on 10 March 2016
Microsoft makes latest version of Dynamics AX available globally

The latest version of Microsoft Dynamics AX is now available 137 markets in 40 languages across the globe.

The company’s next-generation cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is designed to bring the power, speed and intelligence of cloud computing to people and organisations, enabling them to achieve more.

“Customers from around the world are using the cloud in incredible ways to accelerate and transform their business,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president, Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise. “Today’s release is an exciting milestone extending Microsoft’s business cloud offerings. It’s now possible for organisations 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.”

The new release brings ERP, business intelligence, infrastructure and database services to customers in a single offering.

The latest version also offers enhanced Lifecycle Services, which helps businesses combine the best practices of their mission-critical apps with the flexibility and simplicity of upgrade via the cloud. 

“Lifecycle Services represents a shift in how companies manage the life cycle of an ERP system in a way that’s never really been done before,” said Josh Greenbaum, principal analyst, Enterprise Application Consulting. “The ability to test in the cloud and use the cloud’s natural elasticity and functionality to take the test, flip a switch and make it the actual production environment, that truly is magic.”

Using the power of Azure, Dynamics AX offers users enhanced security and global availability. This will help users work more safely while respecting global data sovereignty requirements.

A number of customers globally are already using Dynamics AX to run business processes in the cloud, including Hagler Systems, Haldex, Icon, Renault Sport Formula One Team, Priva, Smiles, Travel Alberta and Umbra Group.

“We are bringing massive amounts of data into our business to help control building climates and horticulture environments. That is a huge business transformation, and the cloud was the only way forward for us to make that real,” said Paul Ossewold, vice president, Digital Operations, Priva. “To manage our company with 10 offices around the world, we need systems that are fast. That is what Dynamics AX in the cloud is giving us, and we couldn’t be more excited to be one of the first customers on board to take advantage of this new solution.”

“ERP is core to our business operations and critical to building and delivering products to our customers,” said Ben Hagler, co-founder, Hagler Systems. “We chose Dynamics AX because of its robustness. The UI is amazing and available anywhere. It makes us device-independent. We can get work done everywhere with increased speed.”

The new release is available as a monthly subscription in three simple versions that include a self-serve user, a Task user and an Enterprise user.

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