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Microsoft Partner SAGlobal Gets Early Lesson in New Dynamics AX with In-House Deployment

by Linda Rosencrance
Contributing Writer, MSDW

Microsoft partner SAGlobal has gone live on the new Microsoft Dynamics AX. The company, which has built its business in large part around implementing AX-based solutions for its clients, is now one of the first organizations using the new release as its global project management and accounting platform.

The early move to the new Dynamics AX served two important purposes for the firm. First, SAGlobal wanted to gain early experience deploying the new version.

"We were using [the upgrade to the new AX] as an opportunity to eat our own dog food, so to speak," says Andy Yeomans, US Director of Business Development, SAGlobal.

The company, which had been running AX 2012, did a fresh implementation of the product rather than an upgrade because Microsoft hadn't released the upgrade tools at that time. Currently there are tools to upgrade the code on an automated basis for companies moving from AX 2012 to the new AX, and Microsoft will be making data upgrade tools available, too.

Their early experience would help the company guide their early clients clients moving to the new Dynamics AX, avoiding some of the headaches that partners and customers felt when upgrading to Dynamics AX 2012 in the early days of that release.

"Given that we're the same business model as the clients that we work with as a professional services firm, it was a good experience," Yeomans notes.

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About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.