Focus on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012: Understanding Updates for Verticals, Architecture, and 1,200 New Features

April 13 2011

With the public unveiling of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 at Convergence this week, Microsoft has made clear its plans to compete in several distinct ways in the middle to upper ERP market.  Many of the factors that Dynamics product managers believe make AX 2012 competitive are not exactly new - industry-specific IP capabilities (retail, manufacturing, public sector, professional services, and distribution), a retail strategy, and a hub -and-spoke, or two-tier ERP market strategy. 

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