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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Product Overview

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

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Table of Contents

Overview ....................................................................................................................................................... 3 Industry-Specific Capabilities ...............................................................................................................5

Manufacturing ....................................................................................................................................5 Retail ....................................................................................................................................................... 5 Distribution ..........................................................................................................................................5 Services Industries.............................................................................................................................5 Public Sector........................................................................................................................................5 Industry and Core ERP Capabilities ....................................................................................................6 Financial Management ....................................................................................................................6 Human Capital Management........................................................................................................8 Production ............................................................................................................................................ 9 Supply Chain Management ........................................................................................................ 11 Procurement and Sourcing ......................................................................................................... 12 Retail.................................................................................................................................................... 14 Project Management and Accounting.................................................................................... 15 Sales and Marketing (CRM) ........................................................................................................ 17 Service Management .................................................................................................................... 18 Business Intelligence and Reporting ............................................................................................. 19 Application Foundation ....................................................................................................................... 20 Reference Data ................................................................................................................................ 20 Master Data ...................................................................................................................................... 20 Global Engines................................................................................................................................. 21 Technology Framework ....................................................................................................................... 22 Clients ................................................................................................................................................. 22 Servers ................................................................................................................................................ 23 Tools .................................................................................................................................................... 24 Microsoft Productivity and Application Platform Interoperability ...................................... 25

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How to Use This Document

This product overview is intended to convey a high-level understanding of the structure, key modules, features, and benefits of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to readers that are not familiar with the product. It highlights the value delivered to our key industry sectors including manufacturing, distribution, services, and Public Sector. It then details the horizontal application solutions including financials, human resources, supply chain management, and others. Finally, the solution describes the application foundation, system framework, and interoperability with the Microsoft productivity suite and application platform.

Microsoft Dynamics? AX 2012 is the Microsoft enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for enterprises that empowers your people to anticipate and embrace change so your business can thrive. It helps employees be more productive and increases the value of information by providing all people in the organization with access to critical business information and processes. Because it includes rich industry and core ERP capabilities in a single, global solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 promotes fast time-to-value. Simple to learn and use, it provides the agility you need to expand business opportunities, modify processes, and differentiate your business. With pervasive interoperability, you can take advantage of existing investments, lower the total cost of ownership (TCO), and support innovation in your organization.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Figure 1: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 product overview.

The Microsoft Dynamics RoleTailored user interface includes more than 30 Role Centers and makes it easy for everyone in key business areas to access and share self-service business intelligence (BI) and reporting. Organizations can license Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 through a simple model based on user types that helps an organization buy licenses based on the exact needs of their individual users with options to grow easily as needed.

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

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Overview

In a single solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 helps enterprises meet their business requirements easily with purposely built capabilities for five industries (Manufacturing, Distribution, Retail, Public Sector, and Services). In addition, the core ERP capabilities support all users with financial management, human capital management, supply chain management, sales and marketing, and more. Figure 2 shows a high-level overview of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 capabilities.

The same single solution can support specific business requirements easily by extending the industry foundation with packaged vertical solutions from the Microsoft? Partner Network, a large partner ecosystem of global systems integrators (GSIs), independent software vendors (ISVs), and value -added resellers (VARs). Microsoft Dynamics AX supports global organizations by managing multisite operations through shared reference data, master data, global engines, and business processes, as well as country-specific capabilities, in a single instance. Development tools such as Microsoft Visual Studio? allow for easy customization to fit specific organization requirements.

Figure 2: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 functional domains.

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Product Overview: Industry-Specific Capabilities

Industry-Specific Capabilities

Manufacturing

Take advantage of a single, unified solution that includes the ability to run discrete, process, and lean manufacturing all at once. Use powerful horizontal applications such as production and supply chain management to modernize and grow your manufacturing business. Key business processes supporting manufacturing industries include: Discrete manufacturing Process manufacturing Lean manufacturing Multisite planning and manufacturing Shop floor management

Retail

Today's retail landscape offers unprecedented opportunity even as it presents new challenges. Economic pressures, increasing choice in products and shopping formats, and unparalleled access to information are fueling today's empowered shoppers, who expect more from their retail experiences. Dynamic retailers drive retail across channels, locally or globally, with a single solution for store operations and backoffice ERP, including the following capabilities: Point-of-sale Multichannel management Store operations Merchandising

Distribution

Support rapidly changing conditions in a business with global complexity. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 offers key capabilities such as supply chain management and multisite to allow you to scale your business quickly. Distribution-specific capabilities include: Warehouse management Supply chain planning Sales order management Product information management Procurement and sourcing

Services Industries

Balancing client relationships, global resources, service delivery, and financial results is critical for companies in the services industry. Key capabilities include: Project management

and accounting Project budgeting and

cost control Employee self-service Client relationship management

Public Sector

Governments need to modernize their workplaces by replacing old technology, increasing productivity, operating transparently, meeting compliance requirements, and maintaining fiscal accountability. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 offers Public Sector organizations key capabilities including client (constituent) relationship management and financial management. Specific Public Sector capabilities include: Grants management and multiyear CIP project

accounting capabilities Budgetary control Fund-based accounting Encumbrance and pre-encumbrance accounting

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Product Overview: Industry and Core ERP Capabilities

Industry and Core ERP Capabilities

Financial Management

Provide a fast and efficient way to register financial transactions, manage relationships between subsidiaries and the parent organization, and manage internal cost accounting. Gain financial insight, help control expenditures, and support the enforcement of accounting policies and rules.

Figure 3: Easily create organization hierarchies based on the financial dimension departments to view and report on your business from different perspectives.

Module Role Centers

General ledger

Bank management

Accounts payable Accounts receivable Fixed assets Cost accounting

Description

Accountant, accounting manager, accounts payable coordinator, accounts receivable administrator, bookkeeper, chief executive officer (CEO), chief financial officer (CFO), controller, treasurer, budget manager, environmental manager, credit and collections manager.

Financial accounting record management with ability to configure multiple and recurring journals, allocation of cost and income, and support creation of closing transactions, including preparation of preclosing documents and closing books. Gain insight using unlimited financial dimensions and advanced account structures and rules.

Maintain the legal entity's bank accounts and financial instruments that are associated with those bank accounts. Monitor deposits, payments, drafts, and bank balances with support for electronic payments. Manage letters of guarantee and checks.

Match and pay invoices, allocate charges, pay expenses, commissions, and salaries, and track purchase order prepayments. Offer vendors access to relevant information through the vendor portal.

Track invoices, terms, and discounts. Process customer prepayments. Receive and enter customer payments. Monitor credit checks and manage collections with integration to case management to centralize and monitor all activities per case.

Manage the full accounting life cycle of assets from acquisition to depreciation, and transfer/disposition.

Track, record, and analyze costs associated with products or activities including normal, absorption, and standard costing methods.

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