The rollout of Microsoft Dynamics AX 7 (code name), the highly-anticipated new edition of Microsoft’s flagship business management application suite, is just around the corner. With Dynamics AX 7, Microsoft takes a giant leap – into the cloud. Microsoft Dynamics AX 7 has been specifically reengineered to take maximum advantage of the benefits of the cloud, yet can still be deployed on-premise if preferred.
Why Dynamics AX 7 and the cloud?
The world today is about mobility, and the commercial environment both reflects and leads this trend. Mobility and the internet drive the ubiquity of e-commerce which constantly redefines relationships, not only with clients and potential clients, but also between business partners and within organisations themselves.
Empowered by mobility in their private lives, employees expect the same level of flexibility and facility at work. Likewise, customers demand a seamless experience across many channels – for research, shopping, entertainment, and socialising – the line between work and leisure is fading.
The cloud enhances mobility. The cloud brings versatility and flexibility to rigid data centres. The cloud augments visibility and leverages the power of sharing and collaboration.
Dynamics AX 7 and Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Dynamics AX 7 runs natively in Microsoft Azure – developed together from the beginning, no other ERP solution can claim such tight cloud integration. Two other key aspects are unique to AX 7: it can deploy on-premise or in cloud, or a hybrid of both models, and maybe most importantly, almost any device capable of running a modern browser can support the AX 7 user experience, both Microsoft and non-Microsoft mobile devices. This three-fold core of functionality puts the vital business processes and data into the hands of those who need it, anytime, anywhere.
Dynamics AX 7 and Lifecycle Services
LifeCycle Services (LCS) is an Azure-based service unique in its ability to manage the end-to-end implementation of Dynamics AX 7, from pilot phase to go-live to post-implementation support. LCS transforms the application lifecycle management (ALM) services concept into a vastly superior tool. Developed side-by-side with, and running in, Azure, LCS allows implementation development and testing to be run in the cloud even if the final implementation is intended for on-premise deployment. This hybrid model enables the tracking, testing and modifying of the implementation to be done on a complete facsimile of the production system, while minimizing the necessary input of physical IT resources. Utilising Azure’s powerful deployment services, the successfully tested and modified implementation can be simply copied across to the live instance.
Dynamics AX 7 drives competitive advantage
Microsoft Dynamics AX 7 brings a host of benefits unrivalled in the enterprise resource planning industry. In terms of end-user productivity, Microsoft’s tight product integration across multiple services, platforms and devices cannot be underestimated. Familiarity with the user experience and the broad reach of the Windows 10 ecosystem enables rapid adoption, maximum exploitation of functionality and reduces time to value.
Additionally, the efficiencies gained through the LSC implementation process can be passed on by the partner to the client in the form of cost savings.
Microsoft Dynamic AX 7 is coming soon. Now is the right time to contact ANEGIS Consulting to discuss how you can benefit from the next generation of ERP.