The recently released (June 2012) Forrester Wave for Point of Service report analyzed the top 10 products that have a significant installed base and international presence.
Interestingly the Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail POS is making very strong headway in the enterprise retail market and has wins in retailers that are looking for scalability, agility, and flexibility in their POS. This is interesting as traditional POS vendors are beginning to lag and don’t have the ability to invest like Microsoft is investing into the solution.
Figure. Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail ranks as a strong performer ahead of Epicor, SAP, NCR
Source: Forrester Wave: Point of Service published June 27, 2012
Also Forrester rated Microsoft on the Dynamics AX 2009 for Retail R2 while the Dynamics 2012 for Retail has significantly more features and in my opinion takes Microsoft to the front of the pack. Microsoft is changing the retail game with modern technology and a very intuitive and flexible user interface. According to Forrester, “Microsoft has the most impressive product road map, social networking integration, and mobility, as well as the most comprehensive approach to multicurrency. As might be expected, it also offers the strongest user interface configurability and potential with Microsoft Surface for even more seductive consumer engagement.”
Microsoft not only has an impressive product road map, it has delivered on this road map with the Dynamics AX for Retail 2012 release. With end to end functionality, Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail provides an integrated, familiar, and seamless user experience tying together the supply chain from the manufacture with the demand chain to the consumer.
Forrester rated Microsoft highest of all 10 vendors on the Advanced Functionality criteria showing that Microsoft is not just looking at the basics of a POS but has moved quickly to the differentiators and caters to the retailers looking for enterprise level functionality for things like promotions, mix and match, merchandising etc.
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