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Microsoft Dynamics AX

Microsoft Dynamics AX is well suited for medium to smaller branch offices or operations where SAP products are not suitable due to lack of resources. It interfaces well with SAP for data configuration to have seamless transactions with our main ERP and BI teams, yet still allow smaller branch and satellite offices to do their job. For larger facilities (500 or more employees) we find Microsoft Dynamics AX to be limiting in features and robust role assignments as well as granular workflow to cover the entire operations in manufacturing and refining.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Pay calculation
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8
Benefit plan administration
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Direct deposit files
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.3
Reimbursement management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6

Customization

Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
API for custom integration
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Plug-ins
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.1

Security

Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Single sign-on capability
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.1
Role-based user permissions
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0

Reporting & Analytics

Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.3
Dashboards
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.3
Standard reports
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.2
Custom reports
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.6

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Accounts payable
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Accounts receivable
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Global Financial Support
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.1
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Intercompany Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5
Localizations
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Journals and Reconciliations
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8
Enterprise Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Configurable Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Centralized Rules Framework
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5
Standardized Processes
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2

Inventory Management

Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.3
Inventory tracking
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.1
Automatic reordering
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Location management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.3
Manufacturing module
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.1

Order Management

Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.3
Pricing
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Order entry
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Credit card processing
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.1
Cost of goods sold
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Order Orchestration
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
End-to-end order visibility
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Order exception Resolution
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2

Subledger and Financial Process

Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.3
Automated Invoice Processing
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Shared Services Payments
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.9
Billings Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Customer Receipt Applications
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Customer Collections
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5
Revenue Recognition
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Cash Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.8
Asset Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.1
Travel & Expense Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.6
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.2
Period Close
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8
Transactions Tax
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.3
Subledger Reconciliations
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.1
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8

Project Financial Management

Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Budgeting and Forecasting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Project Costing
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Cost Capture
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.6
Capital Project Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.8
Customer Invoicing
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.2
Customer Contract Compliance
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5
Project Revenue Recognition
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.5
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.5
Project Financials Dashboard
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.5
Real-time Financial Reporting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Embedded Business Intelligence
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5
Project Planning Collaboration
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5

Project Execution Management

Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5
Project Planning and Scheduling
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Project Manager Dashboard
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8
Resource Manager Dashboard
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.8
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Team Member Task Collaboration
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.4
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.2
Project Candidate Search
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.8
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.6
Defineable Resource Pools
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.8
Defineable Resource Pools
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.2
Talent Profiles
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.0
Real-Time Project Reporting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5
Absence Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Product Lifecycle Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.0

Grants Management

Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8
Award Lifecycle Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5
Spending Control
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Indirect Cost Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
9.0
Billing
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.5

Procurement

Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.6
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.6
Sourcing Analysis
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.8
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.7
Contract Authoring
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Contract Compliance Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Contract History
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.8
Contract Renewal Automation
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Contract Repository
Microsoft Dynamics AX
3.8
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.6
Electronic Signatures
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.4
Invoice Automated Matching
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.8
Spend Compliance Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Supplier Assessment
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.3
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.1
Supplier Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Supplier Portal
Microsoft Dynamics AX
4.8

Risk Management

Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Risk Repository
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Control Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Control Mapping
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Control Efficiency Assessments
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Automated Control Assessments
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Assessment Capture
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Issue Detection
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Automatic Notification
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Remediation and Certification
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0

Logistics

Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.2
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.2
Transportation Sourcing Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.2
Transportation Process Integration
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.2
Transportation Execution Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
4.6
Freight Payment Automation
Microsoft Dynamics AX
4.6
Trade Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.2
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Customs Entry Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Customs Document Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Customs Document Collaboration
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Fulfillment Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Inventory Visibility
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Warehouse Workforce Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
4.8

Manufacturing

Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Production Process Design
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Supply Chain Business Flows
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Production Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5
Configuration Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Work Definition
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Work Execution
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Advanced Fulfillment
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Manufacturing Costs
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0

Supply Chain

Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.9
Forecasting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.9
Inventory Planning
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.6
Performance Monitoring
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.8

Product Lifecycle Management

Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Ideation Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
4.5
Requirements Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
4.5
Proposal Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Innovation Portfolio Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
10.0
Product Master Data Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Vendor Portal
Microsoft Dynamics AX
10.0
Project Portfolio Management
Microsoft Dynamics AX
10.0

Pros

  • Pricing: Microsoft Dynamics AX gives us good flexibility in how we price our products.
  • UX: Microsoft Dynamics AX has a good user interface to put valuable information on the screen for users.
  • Inventory Management: Microsoft Dynamics AX does a great job at giving us insight into our inventory.
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Cons

  • Call center does not easily support orders taken from multiple locations.
  • Payment integration has been challenging, but ultimately doable.
  • There are several minor bugs that pop up from time to time.
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Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Dynamics AX8.0
Based on 4 answers
Microsoft Dynamics continues to evolve by bringing more functionality to the customer. Also there are several independent software providers that offer a wide range of solutions for vertical markets.
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Usability

Microsoft Dynamics AX9.0
Based on 1 answer
Dynamics AX MES is a good product, once deployed and stable, much easier to manage for the operationally than legacy systems.
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Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Dynamics AX7.0
Based on 1 answer
Some integration and high volume ramping challenges, particularly with BizTalk and SQL Server, but getting sorted out. Outages over time appeared to be more dependent on integration complexity than AX MES.
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Performance

Microsoft Dynamics AX7.0
Based on 1 answer
Some integration and high volume ramping challenges, particularly with BizTalk and SQL Server, but getting sorted out. Outages over time appeared to be more dependent on integration complexity than AX MES.
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Support

Microsoft Dynamics AX8.0
Based on 1 answer
Microsoft did a reasonably good job supporting the deployment efforts to multiple factories and ongoing stabilization. I don't think that MES was intended for the large enterprise volume and complexity levels our operations required.
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In-Person Training

Microsoft Dynamics AX9.0
Based on 1 answer
It took a lot of work, but Microsoft ultimately did a good job with in-person training, including being onsite in multiple global locations for extended periods.
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Online Training

Microsoft Dynamics AX8.0
Based on 1 answer
Our solution deviated from a number of key out-of-the-box standards that were included in Online training. We just used that for introduction to the general functionality.
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Implementation

Microsoft Dynamics AX7.3
Based on 2 answers
Users in some cases were busy and not engaged, so those areas went slower. Configuration by the consultants was good, but at time complicated.
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Alternatives Considered

In all cases Dynamics proved to be a more affordable overall investment compared to Oracle and SAP as well as a less complicated implementation.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive: Faster implementation time
  • Positive: Easy to customize
  • Positive: Low cost of maintenance
  • Positive: Easy to integrate with other systems
  • Positive: There is a great base market of Independent software vendors with vertical solutions
  • Negative: Does not make the best use of the database engine
  • Negative: Lacks more functionality on Database sharing between instances.
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Pricing Details

Microsoft Dynamics AX

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details