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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Microsoft Dynamics Overview

Microsoft Dynamics is a package of software for various businesses. Microsoft Dynamics is previously termed as Microsoft Business Solutions. It consists of the several products.


Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Axapta) is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Financials (accounting), e-commerce, supply chain, manufacturing, project accounting, field service, customer relationships, and human resources are the processes identified in many companies. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) product is the one which automates and manages these processes. AX is available in forty-five languages and various currencies. It can be used for medium to large sized companies.

MorphX is an drag and drop integrated development environment to support Microsoft Dynamics AX. It allows developers to design graphically different datatypes, tables, queries, forms, menus and reports. It has a code editor to access the application classes. Changes made through MorphX will be reflected in the application immediately after compilation.


Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a Customer Relationship Management software package. It consists of modules like sales, marketing, and customer service

which provide fast, flexible, and affordable solution that enables closer relationships with customers and helps you achieve new levels of profitability. This product supports mobile content. It supports easily configurable reporting and BI. It supports configurable workflows. It has rich Outlook 2007 client integrated.


Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) is an accounting software package that sits on Microsoft SQL Server database. Microsoft Dynamics GP provides functionalities like business intelligence, reporting, budgeting, and forecasting. It consists of several modules such as Financial, Sales, Purchasing, Inventory, Project, Payroll, Manufacturing, Company and System. The latter two contain all the necessary modules to configure company wide and system wide options.

This uses Crystal Reports, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, Microsoft Enterprise Reporting and other tools to build and design reports.


Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision) is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software product. This will assist with finance, manufacturing, customer relationship management, supply chains, analytics and electronic commerce for small and medium-sized enterprises. It maintains a general ledger for financial records with preferred currency. Manufacturing needs like Product order management, supply and capacity planning are automated. It can turn raw data into graphical reports. It puts information for both management and employees at their fingertips to improve better customer relations.


Microsoft Dynamics – Point of Sale is specifically designed for single store retailers. It includes Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2007. It automates transaction processing from start to finish. It automates time consuming paper based tracking to manage inventory. It can export reports and purchase orders to Microsoft Office Excel, text, Html, xml and e-mail messages. It can analyze current data and produce real-time reports for best selling items, most productive employees, department category etc,.


Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS) offers small and mid-market retailers a complete point-of-sale (POS) solution that can be adapted to meet unique retail requirements.

It provides interface to track and manage inventory. It automates inventory and purchasing management. It provides transaction processing. It can access, analyze, and share current data across business—including multiple store locations—with a wide range of flexible reports.


Microsoft Dynamics SL (formerly Solomon) is an enterprise resource planning software product. It is ideal for small and mid-size companies which have to integrate with other systems and serve customers better.


It consists of modules that integrate smoothly with one another. When combined with Microsoft SQL Server technologies, it consolidates data across applications and platforms. It provides applications for financial management, customer relationship, field service, supply chain management.

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