4 More Reasons Why AX 7 Is The “Go-To” ERP solution

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Today, a growing number of organizations are turning to the cloud to deploy their ERP solutions – an unsurprising decision, considering the ability of the cloud to adapt to ever-changing IT environments and business conjunctures. With the rise of cloud computing as a predominant IT deployment platform, Microsoft is proving once again that Dynamics AX along with LCS and Azure can offer rich functionality and great value to partners, developers and customers, helping them achieve stronger revenue and profit growth.

As per “Microsoft Dynamics AX 7 and the Cloud: Redefining the Potential of Enterprise Cloud Computing”, Dynamics AX 7, Lifecycle Services (LCS) and Azure are part of the same strategic plan committed to solving the structural dysfunctions still affecting the ERP market. If you evaluate ERP solutions, you’ll observe that most of them focus on the increasing importance of cloud deployments, mobile applications, touch-enabled technologies, collaboration and interaction via the Internet. Yet, Microsoft is the only company that decided to use its products and services, such as AX 7, Lifecycle Services and Azure, to offer organizations a more straightforward path to business innovation and transformation.   

AX-7 most cloud-friendly and mobile-friendly

Completely different from previous AX versions, AX 7 is a very powerful ERP solution. With a much improved interface and intuitive workspaces that will allow for enhanced visibility and better communication and collaboration across your teams, AX 7 promises to be the most cloud-friendly and mobile-friendly version developed thus far. Since AX 7 has the inherent capability of running on Azure, it’s able to support not only on-premise, cloud and hybrid deployment models but also a wide range of Microsoft and most excitingly non-­Microsoft OS mobile and desktop devices.

Advantages of using AX7, LCS, Azure, Office 365, and Power BI

If you evaluate ERP solutions, you’ll see that none of them provides a platform similar to Microsoft’s LCS. A major advantage of using LCS is that it allows users to manage the entire life-cycle of AX projects, from implementation through go-live phase to post-implementation support, for any Azure-based or on-premise deployment model. LCS also improves IT resource utilization, allowing users to: modify, perfect and test a series of processes; perform user acceptance testing at early stages during implementations; integrate other Microsoft and third-party products; and scale up and down platforms, tools and applications according to business requirements.

As a result, users will be able to streamline the setup and functional design of their ERP solutions, develop fewer customizations, achieve predictable and repeatable results, lower implementation costs and the risk of ERP failure, ensure regulatory compliance and combine cloud-based system management with application lifecycle management – something that cannot be done with other ERP solutions.

Dynamics AX 7 deployed on Azure delivers a comprehensive ERP solution that enables real business transformation and evolution. While AX allows you to automate a series of business processes, Azure can help make processes intelligent. What’s more, you can combine AX 7, LCS and Azure with other Microsoft cloud services, such as Office 365, Dynamics CRM, Power BI, SharePoint, Visual Studio and BizTalk, to develop innovative capabilities (e.g. IoT, machine learning, etc.).

Delivering a fully functional platform, Azure also provides advanced security features for AX 7, which is critically important in a world in which IT security is on everyone’s agenda. Another great benefit of opting for AX 7 is the ability to test innovations before making investment decisions.

The combination of AX 7, LCS and Azure is especially useful to the companies operating within certain industry sectors, such as manufacturing and MRO. Since most of these companies cannot wait months or years for technology to catch up with their evolving business needs and consumer world, Dynamics AX 7 along with LCS and Azure promises to deliver a flexible, collaborative framework that can sustain innovation, adapt to any business requirements, and help companies break out of the old paradigms that are still hampering their growth.

Dynamics AX 7, LCS, and the “intelligent” cloud – as CEO Satya Nadella likes to call Azure – Office 365 and Power BI are five pillars that will turn AX 7 into the “go-to” ERP solution for any company prioritizing innovation and productivity.

To find out more about the unique combination of services offered by Dynamics AX 7, LCS and Azure, call our demo team at 800.331.8382 or email sales@clientsfirst-tx.com.  Clients First Texas is a Dynamics AX and NAV Partner ranked in the top 1% of VARS located in Dallas Fort Worth with 6 other locations nationwide.

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