Microsoft Introduces Cloud ERP Solution through Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Microsoft Introduces Cloud ERP Solution through Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Microsoft top managers announced plans to take Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions to the cloud at the opening of Convergence 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia, affirming that the software behemoth considers every single option to grab a market share in the market for cloud computing services. Microsoft’s heavyweights, CEO Steve Ballmer and Kirill Tatarinov, corporate vice president for Microsoft Business Solutions, presented Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 release and encouraged Convergence 2011 visitors to take advantage of cloud solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM products.

According to the company, the next major releases of Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions will run on the Windows Azure platform, allowing customers to relocate their systems to the cloud without the help of third party vendors and service providers. The proposed solutions will offer the entire functionality provided by on-premises solutions, the company said in a press release. In addition, customers are able to take advantage of a newly released Microsoft Dynamics Cloud Partner Profitability Guide, which is aimed at unearthing essential success factors effecting business processes optimization.

The company also unveiled new Microsoft Dynamics cloud-enabled vertical solutions, add-ons and services which will be available via the Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace. Therefore, the company tries to enter a market niche for tailored software products in contrast to Microsoft’s most popular software suites like Microsoft office and the company’s operating system.

Microsoft showed its new ERP solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, which is depicted as a product featuring a unified business process repository, model-driven architecture, and simplicity originating from built-in collaboration tools and familiar user interface. This goal is not hard to achieve, bearing in mind that most users are pretty familiar with the most of Microsoft’s product lines.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 frees customers from the electronic concrete that has plagued the ERP industry for so long,” Tatarinov said in a statement. “Customers want flexible yet cost- effective business applications that work the way they do instead of being forced to adapt to the software,” he added.

The company plans to unveil the final release of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 in August 2011 while a beta release will be made available to customers in April 2011.

Microsoft is forced to look for ways to diversify its product offerings in the cloud after a growing number of peers and start-up software vendors started cloud-tailored solutions to businesses around the globe. The Redmond, Washington-based company is already a big player in the cloud computing market but more and more innovative software companies provide solutions that are entirely cloud-based, lowering the costs of running various types of businesses and Microsoft begins to realize that it could lose market share if fails to address this market trend in a timely manner.

Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions are yet to be tested by the business community worldwide and one could expect a satisfactory quality of the service and functionality provided by the new cloud solution although Microsoft is famous for fixing and patching its software on the move. Nevertheless, entrepreneurs should expect a solid cloud solution that will offer expected level of scalability and customization although Microsoft can hardly provide solutions tailored to the extent offered by smaller and more flexible software vendors, including developers of open source software products.

By Kiril Kirilov

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Join Our Newsletter

Receive updates each week on news, tips, events, comics and much more...

Can I Contribute To CloudTweaks?

Yes, much of our focus in 2015 will be on working with other influencers in a collaborative manner. If you're a technology influencer looking to collaborate long term with CloudTweaks – a globally recognized leader in cloud computing information – drop us an email with “tech influencer” in the subject line.

Please review the guidelines before applying.

Contributors

Cloud Infographic – Wearable Tech And Preventative Healthcare

Cloud Infographic – Wearable Tech And Preventative Healthcare

Wearable Tech And Preventative Healthcare There are so many exciting new opportunities available to utilize wearable technology in the future.  Areas such as nanotechnology disease monitoring, crowdfunding to wearable accessories are some excellent examples of the potential. Estimates vary, but appear to suggest that the market will produce between $14-50 Billion over the next few years. Included below

Ten Tips For Successful Business Intelligence Implementation

Ten Tips For Successful Business Intelligence Implementation

Ten Tips for Successful Business Intelligence Implementation The cost of Business Intelligence (BI) software goes far beyond the purchase price. Time spent researching, implementing, and maintaining your BI investment can snowball quickly and mistakes are often expensive. Your time is valuable – save it by learning from other businesses’ experiences. We’ve compiled the top ten

Knots And Cloud Service Providers

Knots And Cloud Service Providers

How Do These Two Compare? In Boy Scouts, I learned how to tie knots. The quickest knot you can tie is the slipknot. It’s very effective for connecting one thing to another via the rope you have. It was used in setting up tents, mooring boats to docks temporarily and lifting your food up into

Aggregated News

Popular News Sources

Storage Considerations for SharePoint Backups

Storage Considerations for SharePoint Backups

Storage Considerations for SharePoint Backups Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 9:00 am/12:00pm ET. Backup and Restore of a SharePoint environment can be a complex endeavor as the product consists of multiple components running at various tiers, each with their own backup and restore requirements. In addition, SharePoint documents are stored as Binary Large Objects (BLOBs) in

OpenDNS Deployment Leads to Twenty-Fold Decrease in Malware Infections at Hamamatsu

OpenDNS Deployment Leads to Twenty-Fold Decrease in Malware Infections at Hamamatsu

Decreases in Malware Infections at Hamamatsu OpenDNS, a leading provider of cloud-delivered security, today announced that it has enabled Hamamatsu, a Japanese manufacturer of optical sensor technologies, to virtually eliminate malware infections across its U.S. Read the source article at Finance News About Latest Posts kiril Latest posts by kiril (see all) Cisco Survey: The Mobile

IBM and Microsoft – What Are They Doing With The Hybrid Cloud?

IBM and Microsoft – What Are They Doing With The Hybrid Cloud?

What Are They Doing With The Hybrid Cloud? “Microsoft is committed to helping enterprise customers realize the tremendous benefits of cloud computing across their own systems, partner clouds and Microsoft Azure,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president,Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft. “With this … Read the source article at CNNMoney About Latest Posts kiril Latest posts by kiril (see all)