Microsoft offers its Dynamics product line as an option in ERP. Dynamics AX was developed in 1998 by Damgaard Data and IBM and acquired in 2002 by Microsoft. Similar to SAP and JD Edwards, Dynamics AX streamlines financial, operational, administrative, and supply chain processes into one comprehensive software solution.

Dynamics AX provides the visibility for your business to function across locations and countries. Its many features allow any business to standardize and consolidate processes along with simplifying compliance in local and global locations. Dynamics AX delivers an enterprise management solution that can meet your current business demands and evolve to meet your future needs.

Key features:

  • Financial Management to provide central management of general ledger, journals, budgets, and accounts receivables and payables.
  • Comprehensive supply chain management (SCM) including demand planning, orders, returns, shipments, inventory management, distribution planning, warehouse management and human resources.
  • Manage inventory across multiple warehouses and locations and track and record stock movements.
  • Centralized control of orders and procurement processes for improved management and accuracy.
  • Project tracking to improve capturing costs and planning/schedule project delivery.
  • Eliminate redundant data entry and errors with a centralized and integrated system to improve process efficiency, minimizing costs and delays, and strengthens your bottom line.
  • Get a complete real-time reporting of your business from a single accurate source with all your critical business data.
  • Accurate forecasting of budget vs. actual trends.
  • Ability to support real-time integration with CRM, EDI and other systems/partners.
  • Adapts to your specific needs or changes in your business structure.

Finance

  • Tax and compliance
  • Financial Statements
  • Electronic File Generation (via Esb)
  • Tax Incidence Assessment
  • Treasury and Cash Management
  • Multiple Currencies
  • Economic Indicators
  • Forecasting
  • Cash Flow
  • Management Dashboards
  • Planned & Actual Reporting
  • Business Performance Indicators

Accounting

  • Accounts Payable and Receivable
  • Retentions
  • Assets ManagementC
  • Electronic Book-keeping
  • Provisioning
  • Retentions
  • Advances
  • Check and Credit Card Control
  • Banking Integration and Reconciliation

Human Resources

  • Payroll and Benefits Administration
  • Frequency and Access Management
  • Wage Management
  • Insurance Program Administration
  • Training
  • Recruitment and Selection

Cost and Controlling

  • Budgetary Planning with Cash Flow Forecast
  • Cost Accounting Management (Standard, Cost-Volume-Profit, Activity-Based)
  • Cost Scenarios
  • Financial Engineering
  • Pricing Strategy

Inventory Management

  • Cycle Management: quantity, value and movement
  • Product Configuration: batch, grid and serial number controls
  • Product Availability
  • Product Rotation
  • Requirements Planning
  • Distribution Centers Configuration

Procurement

  • Purchase Planning
  • Request For Proposals and Quotes
  • Quotes Approval
  • Budget Limit Control
  • Electronic Data Interchange with Suppliers (via ESB)
  • Goods Receiving
  • Inspection and Return Processes (RMA)
  • Account Balance Control

Production

  • Product Engineering
  • Master Production Plan
  • Production Orders, Runs, Scheduling and Control System
  • Bill of materials, Manufacturing Orders and Demand Management
  • Machine Load Planning
  • Automated Manufacturing Order Fulfillment

Sales and Distribution

  • Customer Order Fulfillment and Tracking
  • Electronic Data Interchange With Customers (Via Esb)
  • Account Balance Control
  • Price Lists
  • Item Profitability Margins
  • Credit Approval
  • Delivery Estimates
  • Control of third-party beneficiation processes
  • Returns (RMA)
  • Pick lists
  • Route and Load Planning **

** May Require Third Party or Customized Solutions

Services Management

  • Service Order Planning, Scheduling and Follow-Up
  • Maintenance Schedules
  • Parts and Warranty Management
  • Help Desk and Customer Service Center
  • Service/Production Orders Administration
  • Team Productivity Reporting