Meet the Family of Microsoft Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Microsoft is used across the globe for seamless functioning of business processes. It boosts performance by improving reporting, analysis, data integration and several other interesting features. It is a single software organisation however it offers various categories of software to its customers. Especially when it comes to Microsoft ERP, customers have an option to choose from Microsoft’s 4 Dynamics versions each with their own promising features and benefits.

If you are looking forward to starting up a new business enterprise or integrating an existing one with Microsoft, the very first thing that you need to do is seek an expert advice to choose from the right version needed for your enterprise. This would depend on the size of your business unit, level of complicacy involved, data analysis that is required for presentation etc.

The 4 versions are thus mentioned as below:

  • Microsoft Dynamics GP – Microsoft Dynamics GP or Great Plains as it was previously called is a solid base platform to start up with. Its unique features include user friendly options which comes up with low cost and a completely developed and a single accumulation of functionality that can be beneficial in ecommerce, accounting areas and manufacturing units.

  • Microsoft Dynamics SL – Another user friendly Microsoft owned and developed software kit is that of Microsoft Dynamics Solomon or Microsoft Dynamics SL. This is ideal for project accounting, project management as well as those business units dealing with professional business providing industries.

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV – Previously known as Microsoft Dynamics Navision, Microsoft Dynamics NAV comes up with multiple benefits while the major one is that it supports multiple languages. This means it has more global reach than others. It is a highly flexible and modular software kit with the help of which it offers customers customizable features in manufacturing and distribution areas. When it comes to scalability, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV is supposedly well suited for local and single controlled business firms and units as compared to centrally controlled large scale enterprises.

  • Microsoft Dynamics AX – The most talked about Microsoft dynamics AX development was previously known as Microsoft Dynamics Axapta. This should be your ideal software kit if enterprise scalability is what you need. This is known for being highly customizable to adapt to customer and business need, as and when required. It is also known to offer a multi-tier architecture with IDE or integrated development environment. This means business enterprises working with a Microsoft Dynamics AX will have easy and hassle free customizability which gives the on-site developers the opportunity to create new and advanced features as per the project demand for business growth.

There are a total of 6 different products in the Microsoft domain - Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, NAV and SL make up the ERP or enterprise resource planning solutions whereas Microsoft Dynamics CRM offers customer relationship management or customer data and transactions management, Microsoft Dynamics RMS software kit offers retail management solutions.

 Operations Maintenance in Microsoft Dynamics AX

Recently I have got a requirement of having a possibility to update several values for selected Operation in AX 2012. This is not an inbuilt feature of AX 2012 but this was a client requirement for providing the possibility to update several values for selected Operation according to given parameter settings.

Generally Microsoft Dynamics GP, NAV and SL are considered for small scale business firms compared to Microsoft Dynamics AX which is incorporated in larger enterprises. Microsoft AX offers the perfect support to manufacturers and distributors, whereas Microsoft Dynamics GP supports human resources and financial domains, Microsoft Dynamics SL is suited for project based areas like construction.

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