In a single solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 helps enterprises meet their business requirements easily with purposely built capabilities for five industries (Manufacturing, Distribution, Retail, Public Sector, and Services). In addition, the core ERP capabilities support all users with financial management, human capital management, supply chain management, sales and marketing, and more. Figure 2 shows a high-level overview of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 capabilities.
The same single solution can support specific business requirements easily by extending the industry foundation with packaged vertical solutions from the Microsoft® Partner Network, a large partner ecosystem of global systems integrators (GSIs), independent software vendors (ISVs), and value-added resellers (VARs). Microsoft Dynamics AX supports global organizations by managing multisite operations through shared reference data, master data, global engines, and business processes, as well as country-specific capabilities, in a single instance. Development tools such as Microsoft Visual Studio® allow for easy customization to fit specific organization requirements.