Product Overview: Industry-Specific Capabilities AX 2012

Manufacturing

Take advantage of a single, unified solution that includes the ability to run discrete, process, and lean manufacturing all at once. Use powerful horizontal applications such as production and supply chain
management to modernize and grow your manufacturing business. Key business processes supporting manufacturing industries include:
 Discrete manufacturing
 Process manufacturing
 Lean manufacturing
 Multisite planning and manufacturing
 Shop floor management

Retail

Today’s retail landscape offers unprecedented opportunity even as it presents new challenges. Economic pressures, increasing choice in products and shopping formats, and unparalleled access to
information are fueling today’s empowered shoppers, who expect more from their retail experiences. Dynamic retailers drive retail across channels, locally or globally, with a single solution for store operations and backoffice ERP, including the following capabilities:
 Point-of-sale
 Multichannel management
 Store operations
 Merchandising

Distribution

Support rapidly changing conditions in a business with global complexity. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 offers key capabilities such as supply chain management and multisite to allow you to scale your business quickly.
Distribution – specific capabilities include:
 Warehouse management
 Supply chain planning
 Sales order management
 Product information management
 Procurement and sourcing

Services Industries

Balancing client relationships, global resources, service delivery, and
financial results is critical for companies in the services industry. Key capabilities include:
 Project management and accounting
 Project budgeting and cost control
 Employee self-service
 Client relationship management

Public Sector

Governments need to modernize their workplaces by replacing old technology, increasing productivity, operating transparently, meeting compliance requirements, and maintaining fiscal accountability.
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 offers Public Sector organizations key capabilities including client (constituent) relationship management and financial management. Specific Public Sector capabilities include:
 Grants management and multiyear CIP project accounting capabilities
 Budgetary control
 Fund-based accounting
 Encumbrance and pre-encumbrance accounting

Overview Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

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.

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