Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2

Microsoft designed Dynamics AX 2012 R2 with the goal of enabling organizations to manage their global operations via a single deployment. Single-instance deployment helps trim deployment costs while providing organizations that have offices in multiple countries a shared infrastructure through which they can centralize operations. With R2, Microsoft is adding support for 11 more localizations -- China, Japan, India, Brazil, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia -- bringing the total to 36.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2

In addition, R2 will feature a "data partitioning" capability that lets organizations select which information can and cannot be shared between which business units, while still using the same shared infrastructure. Data partitioning helps IT leaders realize IT operational efficiencies because the installation and system data are still being shared. Data partitioning also makes it possible to divide application data into partitions of organizations. You will be able to share application data and processes between organizations within a partition but not across partitions.

R2 will also feature improvements to Dynamics AX 2012's business intelligence capabilities, including new Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and integration with Power View, a data visualization technology that Microsoft introduced in SQL Server 2012.

The forthcoming release will also include enhancements to employee management.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 includes a range of talent management improvements for your organization with more control and visibility in managing open positions and competency capabilities to ensure the right match between candidates and skills. Improvements in compensation and benefits allow you to create a more streamlined on-boarding experience for new hires.

 

Industry Functionalities

Manufacturing

  • Improve manufacturing operations for process manufacturing
  • New capability for management of potency, traceability and product batch sequencing to help process manufacturing
  • Potency management enables management of the concentration of an active ingredient through the entire manufacturing process.
  • Improvement of traceability where important attributes are generated and captured during the manufacturing process can also be transferred to subsequent lots.

Retail

E-Commerce in Retail with Dynamics Ax 2012 R2

 

  • Data from DAX: The entire data of the ecommerce website is driven automatically through Dynamics AX. What this means is that you keep your site up to date just through Dynamics Ax. (For the techies: There are query web parts now that pull the data from AX directly)
  • Order generation: A website is just another channel, so when an order is placed through the ecommerce portal it actually creates sales order at the backend
  • Catalog: Item catalogs show up based on the product attributes. So the portal looks up to dynamics ax attribute for catalog
  • Product Search by attributes: You can specify the criteria for each product and the search is automatically enabled on the ecommerce portal, like color, size etc.
  • Multiple Device support: A whole website was showcased where the template is driven by SharePoint and data by Dynamics Ax. The templates are device dependent, which means there is an abstraction between data and the rendering. This helps you to have device based templates. So to support multiple devices like mobile, desktop all you need to do is to set the right templates

The e-commerce altogether has come up as the most key functionality in the AX for retail section.

 

  • Data from DAX: The entire data of the ecommerce website is driven automatically through Dynamics AX. What this means is that you keep your site up to date just through Dynamics Ax. (For the techies: There are query web parts now that pull the data from AX directly)
  • Order generation: A website is just another channel, so when an order is placed through the ecommerce portal it actually creates sales order at the backend
  • Catalog: Item catalogs show up based on the product attributes. So the portal looks up to dynamics ax attribute for catalog
  • Product Search by attributes: You can specify the criteria for each product and the search is automatically enabled on the ecommerce portal, like color, size etc.
  • Multiple Device support: A whole website was showcased where the template is driven by SharePoint and data by Dynamics Ax. The templates are device dependent, which means there is an abstraction between data and the rendering. This helps you to have device based templates. So to support multiple devices like mobile, desktop all you need to do is to set the right templates

The e-commerce altogether has come up as the most key functionality in the AX for retail section.

 

  • You can manage your assortments across channels in your retail operations.
  • New multi- and cross-channel capabilities for retail organizations, including catalogue management, cross-channel workflows, and integrated sales channel management will include a new “out of the box” web storefront offering based on the new version of SharePoint 2013.

 

Dynamics AX 2012 R2 for Retail
Dynamics AX 2012 R2 for Retail

Public Sector

  • An easy / simple financial budgeting process in public sector organizations by combining the power of Microsoft Excel with the power of the workflow engine inside of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
  • New capabilities in budget formulation with workflow approvals, flexible tracking, and reporting.
  • Will also enable complex budgetary requirements using Microsoft Excel as well as integration with financial budget transactions, position and payroll data to enable budgetary control.

Professional Services

  • Improved utilization of resources across your organization.
  • Improvements in the intercompany scheduling capability of project resources will specifically benefit services organization with resources and projects across multiple entities

 

Customer centre

"M4 has provided us with an excellent service from day one. The successful completion of a second, very high profile project has only increased their credibility within the business..."
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Business Applications Manager,
Logicalis UK

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