What’s a Small Manufacturer to Do? Go With Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 or AX 2009?
Last February, medical products maker AliMed Inc. decided to switch from a six-year-old ERP system that was no longer being supported and implement Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0.
But then a month later came news that Microsoft was nearing introduction of Dynamics AX 2009. Fred Fish, AliMed's CIO, saw all kinds of intriguing options in AX 2009: the company could, out of the box, integrate to its shipping system, its credit card processor, and its customer relationship management (CRM) system.
"With AX 4.0, we would have to pay extra to accomplish these integrations," he says.