A Robust System with Flexibility For Multi National Corporations in ASEAN Region
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December 11, 2018

A Robust System with Flexibility For Multi National Corporations in ASEAN Region

Score 8 out of 10
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Modules Used

  • Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Dynamics AX

Microsoft Dynamics AX is being used in our Asia region for logistics and used across multiple departments in the region for sales. The application is robust enough to serve the users even with high latency connection and low bandwidth while achieving high availability and stability that our users need in the region. It is also compliant with various ASEAN countries regulations for data access and integrity and provide secure access to our team members in the region.
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX's scalability to meet our regional office needs provide flexibility to the team's requirements.
  • Combined with Citrix Xenapp, the application offers seamless access for users on high latency unreliable network connection to the application.
  • Application maintenance and updates are easy which makes it possible for us to manage remotely considering the servers are located in a remote Asia site.
  • Application version upgrade could be simpler to provide easy way to backup config and settings and allow in-place upgrade.
  • Support of newer and latest operating systems could use improvement in matching the roadmap of other Microsoft products.
  • Better support of mobile devices and non-Microsoft operating systems without reliance on third-party platforms such as VMware or Citrix products.
  • Users mention desire for wider support of printing devices and ease of formatting printouts.
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX provided a net positive return on investment within 18 months of implementation
  • Productivity downtime was minimal (90 days or less) due to ease of use and excellent user training material provided
  • Overall business objective was achieved with Microsoft Dynamics AX is well suited within targeted time of two years
Cost and local regional compliance were primary factors in chosing Microsoft Dynamics AX over SAP Access Control for our need. SAP AC would have provided easier integration into our primary ERP system SAP but there were some regional compliance with ASEAN countries as well as the cost of implementation was more over 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.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (formerly Dynamics AX) Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
7
Accounts receivable
7
Global Financial Support
6
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
8
Intercompany Accounting
7
Localizations
9
Journals and Reconciliations
8
Enterprise Accounting
6
Configurable Accounting
6
Centralized Rules Framework
6
Standardized Processes
7
Automated Invoice Processing
8
Shared Services Payments
7
Billings Management
7
Customer Receipt Applications
7
Customer Collections
7
Revenue Recognition
8
Cash Management
6
Asset Management
7
Travel & Expense Management
6
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
6
Period Close
6
Transactions Tax
7
Subledger Reconciliations
7
3rd Party Accounting Systems
8
Inventory tracking
7
Automatic reordering
7
Location management
7
Manufacturing module
6
Pricing
7
Order entry
6
Credit card processing
6
Cost of goods sold
6
Order Orchestration
7
End-to-end order visibility
7
Order exception Resolution
8
Pay calculation
8
Benefit plan administration
8
Direct deposit files
8
Salary revision and increment management
7
Reimbursement management
7
Dashboards
7
Standard reports
7
Custom reports
7
API for custom integration
7
Plug-ins
8
Role-based user permissions
8
Single sign-on capability
8
Award Lifecycle Management
7
Spending Control
7
Indirect Cost Management
9
Billing
9
Budgeting and Forecasting
8
Project Costing
8
Cost Capture
9
Capital Project Management
7
Customer Invoicing
9
Customer Contract Compliance
7
Project Revenue Recognition
9
Project Financial Performance Analysis
9
Project Financials Dashboard
9
Real-time Financial Reporting
8
Embedded Business Intelligence
7
Project Planning Collaboration
7
Project Planning and Scheduling
7
Project Manager Dashboard
7
Resource Manager Dashboard
8
Task Insight for Project Managers
8
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
8
Team Member Task Collaboration
7
Team Member Mobile Functionality
7
Project Candidate Search
8
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
8
Defineable Resource Pools
8
Defineable Resource Pools
8
Talent Profiles
7
Real-Time Project Reporting
7
Absence Management
8
Product Lifecycle Management
8
Sourcing Team Collaboration
8
Sourcing Analysis
8
Bids Analyzed and Compared
7
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
7
Contract Authoring
7
Contract Compliance Management
8
Contract History
8
Contract Renewal Automation
7
Contract Repository
5
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
6
Electronic Signatures
10
Invoice Automated Matching
8
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
8
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
7
Spend Compliance Management
6
Supplier Assessment
7
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
7
Supplier Management
7
Supplier Portal
7
Risk Repository
7
Control Management
8
Control Mapping
7
Control Efficiency Assessments
7
Automated Control Assessments
8
Assessment Capture
8
Issue Detection
8
Automatic Notification
7
Remediation and Certification
8
Transportation Planning and Optimization
8
Transportation Sourcing Management
8
Transportation Process Integration
8
Transportation Execution Management
7
Freight Payment Automation
7
Trade Management
8
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
8
Customs Entry Management
8
Customs Document Management
7
Customs Document Collaboration
8
Fulfillment Management
8
Inventory Visibility
8
Warehouse Workforce Management
7
Production Process Design
7
Supply Chain Business Flows
7
Production Management
7
Contracted Manufacturing Management
8
Configuration Management
8
Work Definition
8
Work Execution
8
Advanced Fulfillment
8
Manufacturing Costs
8
Forecasting
8
Inventory Planning
8
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
7
Performance Monitoring
7
Ideation Management
8
Requirements Management
8
Proposal Management
8
Innovation Portfolio Management
10
Product Master Data Management
7
Vendor Portal
10
Project Portfolio Management
10