Customers can now combine online services with on-premise ERP or on-demand ERP to quickly increase business capabilities. Read the announcement below courtesy of Microsoft Press. Below is a quick overview...
— Nov. 19, 2009 — Microsoft Corp. today announced a collection of online services that can be attached to its Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, including a new Sites Service built on the Windows Azure platform, a new Commerce Service, and an expansion of its Payment Service. In addition, the company revealed that its Microsoft Dynamics ERP hosting business has more than doubled in the past year, demonstrating strong uptake by partners to deliver Microsoft Dynamics ERP via on-demand and subscription-based hosting models as well as complementary services.
"Our customers increasingly appreciate the option of moving certain applications and services into the cloud while maintaining an on-premise option for their ERP solution," said Crispin Read, general manager of Microsoft Dynamics ERP. "Providing this choice and flexibility is a competitive advantage for us and our partners around the world."