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Top 10 Enhancements in Dynamics AX 2012


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The next release of Microsoft Dynamics AX, version 2012, is scheduled for September 8, 2011. Dynamics AX 2012 will launch at the Global Virtual Launch Event.   As a comprehensive ERP (enterprise resource planning) application, Dynamics AX (formerly Axapta) is a solution for midsize and larger companies. It enables businesses to work effectively, manage change, and compete globally. It makes it easy to operate across locations and countries by standardizing processes, providing visibility across your organization, and helping to simplify compliance.

The 2012 version of AX provides hundreds of enhancements to help customers improve productivity, manage change and growth and compete globally. AX 2012 includes built-in industry capabilities for manufacturing, public sector, services, and distribution organizations.

View a list of the Top 10 Microsoft Dynamics AX enhancements including:

  • Microsoft Office add-ins to use Microsoft Word and Excel to build templates and documents that combine structured and unstructured information from Dynamics AX.
  • New Help system allowing you to customize topics, enabling others in the organization to create Help documentation, promptly applying and distributing updates and using Search and Help viewer to find help on your network or the web.
  • RoleTailored user interface including FactBoxes, Fast Tabs, and Preview Panes that let you view data from multiple sources without leaving the current form.
  • Time zone improvements including editing time zones, supporting multiple time zones, and synchronizing time zone preferences
  • Unified procurement strategy across employees, purchasing agents, and vendors
  • Auto-generated SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) reports and basic reports creation using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Charting Control
  • Global operations support through development of a report in one language and the reporting framework products for the report in multiple languages
  • Ability to create more complex workflows and separate workflows for each line associated with a header, even automated workflows requiring no human intervention
  • Graphical Workflow Editor enables drag-and-drop functionality for workflow creation and Work Item Queues help users control what they work on and load balance across the team when necessary.
  • Environmental Sustainability Dashboard to track energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions to proactively monitor your organization’s environmental impact plus the new associated data cube to keep track of energy consumption, carbon footprint and KPIs for waste and water usage.
  • And More!

Interested in learning more? Download the Dynamics AX Preview Guide here or contact Dynamics AX Partner, SBS Group and learn how Microsoft Dynamics AX can enhance your business processes and empower your people.

By: SBS Group – New Jersey Microsoft Dynamics AX, SL, GP & CRM

One Response to “Top 10 Enhancements in Dynamics AX 2012”

  1. Renown says:

    Thanks for this post. Good reading.

    I had heard Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 have over 1,000 additional features!

    I have also made a list of my top Ten reasons to choose Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012;

    http://www.renown.com.au/MicrosoftDynamics/Dynamics_AX/Why_Choose_Microsoft_Dynamics_AX.aspx

    Hope it’s of interest.
    Michael