Microsoft Dynamics AX Software


 

Microsoft Dynamics AX is an ERP system for mid-size to large enterprises. It is the most robust, scalable, and functionally rich enterprise resource planning system in the Microsoft Dynamics family of products. The system was originally known as Axapta, owned by the Danish software company Damgaard. Damgaard later merged with Navision before Microsoft acquired Navision in 2002. At the same time, Microsoft purchased Great Plains Software and obtained two more ERP packages, Great Plains and Solomon. Microsoft subsequently rebranded the four systems as Microsoft Dynamics.

Microsoft Dyanmics AX competes aggressively with other Tier 1 ERP software companies. It has particular strengths in manufacturing and distribution but is a functionally broad system, capable of serving buyers in most industries. Multi-language and multi-currency features make the system a popular option for companies looking to centralize operations in multiple locations across the world.

In addition to core accounting, Microsoft Dynamics AX offers complete functionality for inventory control, warehouse management, transportation management, demand and supply chain planning, material requirements planning, production management, quality assurance, product lifecycle management, asset management, and business intelligence. It relies entirely on Microsoft’s .Net technology. It is often installed on-premise, but can be hosted remotely if the customer would prefer an on-demand system accessible over the web.

Microsoft Dynamics AX can serve a wide range of markets, but has particular strength in manufacturing and distribution. Its industry-specific functionality meets the needs of discrete manufacturers in the high tech, electronics, metals, industrial machinery, aerospace, consumer products, and medical devices industries. It supports repetitive, make-to-order, make-to-stock, light assembly, and engineer-to-order manufacturing. Process manufacturers requiring automation of batches, formulas, and recipes also adopt Microsoft Dynamics AX. As a result, we recommend it very often to pharmaceutical, chemical, food, and beverage companies. It is a truly configurable and flexible system able to address the needs of just about any type of manufacturing firm.

Microsoft Dynamics AX is suitable for the companies whose size and functional requirements can justify it. We typically see it used by companies with at least $50 million in annual revenue (although occasionally a little less in unusual scenarios), 20 employees, 20 concurrent users, and expectations of an enterprise purchase.

 

Microsoft Dynamics AX - Lean manufacturing "Kanban" capabilities
 
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX - Lean manufacturing "Kanban" capabilities
    Lean manufacturing "Kanban" capabilities
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX - Drag and drop BOM creation
    Drag and drop BOM creation
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX - Production role center
    Production role center
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX - Graphical finite and infinite scheduling
    Graphical finite and infinite scheduling
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX - Built-in configuration engine
    Built-in configuration engine
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX - Customizable shop floor control
    Customizable shop floor control
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Predrag from Michelin
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

September 2017

September 2017

I use AX on daily basis in a big company

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Functionality

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Value for Money

Pros

Fast communication between a lot of users no metre how far or busy they're only bad internet can cose abadering job

Cons

Visual locking and arrange of options because sometimes I westin time in searching some of the options

 
 

Josh from Steelworks of the Carolinas, Inc.
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains

Ease-of-use

Functionality

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Customer Support
N/A

I like the software, overall.

Pros

The software does what is is designed to do. It is accurate and very dependable. I rely on it for a multi-million dollar business.

Cons

It is a very difficult system to train an individual(s) on. Errors are difficult to trace down, if done in a prior month's posting period.

 
 

Dana from QPS Employment Group
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Sturdy software

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

it does the basic functions of what we need. no unnecessary information or documentation needed.

Cons

would like to see more statistical data put out to analyze. Could be useful to optimize our profitability.

 
 

Joy from San Antonio Shoemakers
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Microsoft AX is a pretty robust ERP for small to medium sized business

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Overall, it is a decent ERP system and gets the job done. I've only been working in it for 4 months and have picked up on everything fairly easily. The user roles and work flows enable various departments to stay connected.

Pros

Looks and feels like Microsoft Excel
Hierarchical structure is easy to follow
Easy to download information
Techgap is a great resource

Cons

Many of the set ups are not intuitive. You really need to have a separate test environment to constantly play in to be sure you understand how things will actually work.
In our environment, processing time is very slow.
Cannot be implemented without a partner. Which is costly

 
 

Juan from Ashley Distribution
Specialty: Distribution
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

April 2017

April 2017

Need a Technology Degree....

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Would not recommend to any company....

Pros

Microsoft is great when all yours employees are computer geeks. No training can prepare you for forever opening many screens and once you close, it's gone. the enhancements do not prepare you for the inevitable.

Cons

Not cost effective at all but what Microsoft product is. Microsoft needs to realize the whole planet is NOT computer literate.

 
 

Miguel from IMC
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Microsoft Dynamics AX

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N/A
Pros

The software is developed by Microsoft, what gives it a good first impression. Additionally, it is rather easy to use.

Cons

Nevertheless, the functionality is not proper. Quite often, some of the bills I was introducing were automatically deleted.

 
 

Kikombeeusizuri from Champion Window
Specialty: Building materials
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

February 2017

February 2017

AX

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Value for Money

I use AX everyday in the office administration field. With the fact that I have been using it for a couple of years now, for the most part I can navigate through it easily. The database can hold tons of detailed customer information, and is pretty viewer friendly.

Pros

All of the information is always saved automatically when you close something, which is very helpful.

Cons

When AX first launched as a whole there were many bugs that had to be worked out, including me being kicked out of the system right in the middle of working on something. Also sometimes it becomes a hassel to have to have multiple screens open just to to enter or edit certain information.

 
 

Carlos from PHI comercial
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Microsoft Dynamics AX review

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Value for Money

If you're familiar with Microsoft products it's easy to manage this software. You don't need to be an expert to understand it.

 
 

Erin from Champion Windows of Nashville
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Microsoft Dynamics AX Review

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N/A

I have been working with AX nearly a year. It's easy to use and understand.

Pros

Easy to use and understand

Cons

I have not found a "Con" yet

 
 

Shawn from Troy Group
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

AX 2009

Ease-of-use

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Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A

Not great overall, we are in the process of looking for a new ERP/CRM system.

Cons

We had a bad install and customer experience from our vendor, fields went setup correctly, reports don't run.

 
 

Bernadette from Eldridge Park
Specialty: Other goods
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

January 2017

January 2017

A lot of lacking obvious accounting functionality.

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Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I've been using this for several months and company has been on it for a year. There are obvious accounting functions that are lacking.

Pros

Export to excel on about anything.

Cons

Lacking single option to reverse a journal entry, refresh criteria takes away any filters, looking into detail is inefficient, too many clicks.

Advice to Others

There's potentially other more effective options.

 
 

erin from Champion Windows of Nashville
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

January 2017

January 2017

AX REVIEW

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Functionality

Product Quality

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Value for Money

Working with AX is a lot simpler than ACCPAC for accounting

 
 

Vivian from Jamaica North South Highway
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

January 2017

January 2017

My use of MS GP Dymanics

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

The system was cost effective with regards to similar products. It was easy to use and its multi-currency platform was most interesting for me given that my Accounting requirement needed the use of a dual currency system.

Pros

Generating reports, reconciling accounts and importing data.

Cons

You need to spend sometime to learn the system, and some of the function you might not use or they are too complex.

Advice to Others

It's a good software for medium to large business, especially those who multiple location and overseas offices.

 
 

Dawn from SIS
Specialty: Other goods
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Multifunction

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Has multi functionality for an accounting program that is more efficient than just a plain system.

Pros

Easy to interface with different departments and access other areas easily.

Cons

Need to understand all aspects of the software so you don't get stuck.

Advice to Others

Look at the top three to see which will work for you.

 
 

Ginger from San Antonio Shoe Inc
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Microsoft Dynamics AX

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

This software is very powerful, but not user friendly. Unless you hire an expensive outside consulting firm, there is no one to ask questions or advise.

Pros

It's ease of interaction with Excel.

Cons

Not at all user friendly. No one to call to get quick advice or answers. Also, many of the add-ons that are needed to customize this software to your own business DO NOT WORK PROPERLY. Much time and money are wasted trying to get the results you need.

Advice to Others

Tread carefully. This software is very expensive and it still won't work right for you unless you invest in expensive add-ons that often don't work either.

 
 

Anish from UST- Global
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

December 2016

December 2016

Microsoft Dynamics Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

A good replacement of the Salesforce Platform for companies that do not utilize the complete gamut of Functionalities provided by SF . Considerably cheaper with excellent customer support

 
 

corey from Stickley furniture
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2016

November 2016

AX

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

we run dynamics AX 2009, and we have had some issues with performance, but when its working good it is an amazing product that can do so many things for a company.

Pros

can handle almost everything you need all in one place.

Cons

the more you customize it the worse your performance can get.

Advice to Others

do not over customize, try and use as many features "out of the box" as possible.

 
 

Jesse from L & J. G. Stickley
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Dynamics AX good, but lacking...

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Great features, plenty of options and very customizable.

Pros

Makes all the data we need easily excisable.

Cons

Annoying to index databases. They should automatically index.

Advice to Others

AX 365 is the way to go almost everything is automatic.

 
 

Mike from Stickley
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Only getting better

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Value for Money

Microsoft has really changed the playing field with the new D365. Seeing AX progress from 2009 to 365 has been a game changer for ERP systems

Pros

Extremely intuitive and simple to manage

Cons

Having to upgrade from an older version

Advice to Others

Definitely worth going to 365

 
 

Allan from Third Coast Terminals
Specialty: Chemicals
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Currently in Implementation

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

We are currently implementing Dynamics AX, it is not a simple implementation because everything is customizable. The user interface is simple and follow the typical Microsoft Office layout so it is easy for most to learn. The software has tons of possibilities and several ways of getting each transaction done so it will fit with your company procedures. We are currently on our 2nd year of implementation and plan on going live 2/1/2017.

Pros

very customizable, tons of features for all areas of the company. highly detailed. Easy user interface. Many reporting options.

Cons

Long implementation process, many things can go wrong during implementation.

Advice to Others

Make sure you have a good partner in the implementation.

 
 
 
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May 2017

May 2017

A big tool to manage the whole business

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Pros

You can start to work in the application with a short course.
All modules work similary (journals to do transacctions and list forms to review data).

Cons

In some modules, when you have a big volume of data the application can be slow.
Enterprise portal needs a review (I use AX2012)

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Taivo Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

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Brian from Haley Marketing Group
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2015

November 2015

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