Introducing New Update to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 – available now!

In May we announced the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3. We regularly release (cumulative) updates, which include rollups of released hotfixes, regulatory updates, and business process enhancements. Today, I’d like to announce the availability of the latest update for this release! With this update, we continue investments in retail and supply chain to enable individuals…

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ERP’s Next Top Model: Organizational Modeling in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

You’re probably familiar with our “Get What Fits” campaign, which talks about how Microsoft Dynamics CRM works the way your business does, rather than forcing you to adapt your processes to the constraints of the software. The same is also true in the ERP world, where deploying software that reflects your organizational structure—rather than the…

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Automate, Standardize, and Thrive: Workflow in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Business processes provide the foundation on which work gets done within organizations. Business management software can provide significant value when it can help the business execute on these processes more efficiently and effectively. We introduced workflow support in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 to help organizations automate their business processes for greater efficiency. In Microsoft Dynamics…

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Simplicity: Powerful New Administrator Tools in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

By now, you’ve certainly heard the phrase “Powerfully Simple” used to describe Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. Well, it’s not just a tag line. We’ve worked very hard to simplify Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for all of the people who interact with the system: developers, implementation partners, systems administrators, and end users. We address the topics…

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Securing Peace of Mind: the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Security Model

Our customers consistently comment that protecting their business data—for privacy, compliance, and corporate security reasons—is one of their top concerns. In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, we’re looking to provide our customers with greater peace of mind by enhancing control over both authentication (who has access Microsoft Dynamics AX) and authorization (what people are allowed to…

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Break from Your Regularly Scheduled Programming – Programmability Improvements in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Our customers tell us that no enterprise resource planning (ERP) system ever gets implemented as-is, out-of-the-box, as the product ships. No matter how rich the features are, there is always a need for functionality that is unique to a particular business or process. Every customer modifies the program—either by customizing the existing applications or by…

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Built for Speed: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Boosts Performance by Up to 20 Times

In the world of enterprise resource planning (ERP), faster is better and size definitely matters. In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, we’ve made dramatic improvements to both speed and scale: functions run up to 20 times faster, and the system supports cutting-edge multiple-processor configurations and database sizes to meet the needs of even the most data-intensive…

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Sharing Business Information the Easy Way: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Enterprise Portal

Too often, organizations make business data and business applications available only to back-office workers. By limiting access in this way, they miss out on the benefits of providing everyone in the company with real-time information and the ability to make informed decisions quickly enough to keep up with the competitive, ever-changing business world. On the…

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SQL Server Reporting Services, the new Reporting Framework for MS Dynamics AX 2012

One of the most notable changes we’ve made “under the hood” in this release of Microsoft Dynamics AX is that we’ve migrated the reporting framework from the X++ reporting framework to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services. Although the basic reporting capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics AX remain intact, and simple reports might look the same on…

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At Your Service: Microsoft Dynamics AX2012 Integration and Web Services

Standards-based web services are undoubtedly the programming model with the widest possible reach across platform boundaries. In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, we have greatly emphasized the role of services, both in integration with other line-of-business applications and as a programming model to expose the rich functionality of the application. We believe these enhancements will benefit…

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