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What does Microsoft Dynamics 365 mean for Dynamics AX 2012 R3?

To help Dynamics AX Partners stay informed as changes occur, we’ve assembled  the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the changes, including: Business Value Discounts, invoicing and structure changes, transition to Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations|Enterprise Edition and more.

Microsoft appoints 1ClickFactory to provide BestPath Assessments on how to move to Dynamics 365 for Operations!

To help Dynamics AX Partners efficiently and successfully manage moving to the newest version, Microsoft is sponsoring 20 BestPath Assessments to deliver the most beneficial paths and project plans for solutions on AX 2009 that are considering moving to Dynamics 365 for Operations.  Interested in claiming your free* BestPath Assessment from AX 2009?

Calculate the TCO and ROI of Your Dynamics AX Upgrade NOW!

Recently, 1ClickFactory together with Microsoft hosted an executive briefing webinar on: “Partner opportunities and strategies for moving customers to the new Dynamics AX”. During the webinar, Søren Fink-Jensen, the CEO of 1ClickFactory, and Pepijn Richter, Director, ERP Product Marketing at Microsoft, shared useful insights on tools that will help Partners simplify their upgrade processes in transition to the new Microsoft Dynamics AX. Find out all about that in this blog post.

7 Reasons You Must Upgrade to the NEW Dynamics AX

The new Microsoft Dynamics AX has helped overcome the challenges faced by Dynamics AX ERP users in the retail, distribution, manufacturing, services, and public sectors enabling them to make smarter decisions faster with access to the real-time insights on any device and in any place. Not to mention, it is the first Cloud enabled product version to date.

Now let’s take a deeper dive into the new, exciting features of the most awaited and latest version of Microsoft Dynamics AX to see how it will help your business grow at its own pace.

Is Dynamics AX or Dynamics NAV Better for SMBs?

Microsoft’s Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) software has become an integral part of business today. It provides businesses with the tools they need to connect and manage their people and processes as well as with the insight to make smarter decisions. Dynamics is designed to easily adapt as businesses grow and business needs change, with Dynamics NAV for small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs) or Dynamics AX for enterprise, global organizations.

Each new version of Microsoft Dynamics AX delivers a variety of features and functions that are much more powerful and faster in their performance, but are usually accompanied with greater requirements. Given this, the newer versions of Dynamics AX may seem too powerful and complex for smaller companies to upgrade to and maintain.

This puts SMBs with an outdated Dynamics AX solution in a rather difficult situation—on the one hand, upgrading to the newer versions of AX may be too large and complicated, while on the other hand, remaining on an older version of AX could lead them to deterioration, a loss of competitiveness and a reliance upon an unsupported Microsoft product (e.g. AX 2009 & earlier versions).

As suspected, in these situations SMBs will naturally begin to look for other opportunities to enhance their ERP capabilities.

Upgrade to AX 2012 R3 CU8 first to easier transition to new AX (7)

What can you, a Dynamics AX Partner, do NOW to ease your customers’ transition to new Dynamics AX (7) once all versions of the product (Public Cloud, Private Cloud & On-Premise) are available? Did you know that upgrading your customers to AX 2012 CU8 or later CU provides a direct upgrade path to new AX (7)? Read this article to find out why this way might be beneficial for you and your customers now. 

4 Smart Tactics to Move Your Customers to New Microsoft Dynamics AX (7)

With new Microsoft Dynamics AX now available on Azure and private cloud and on-premise versions to be released this fall, now is the right time to prepare your customers for the big move.

There are various ways to move your customers to the new Dynamics AX depending upon each of your customers’ starting points. In this article, we will cover 4 of the most common customer upgrade scenarios and review the most beneficial upgrade tactics to move your customers to the newest version of Dynamics AX.

Don’t Marry Your AX Business Profitability with Your Resource Capacity

Strategies To Expand & Accelerate Your Dynamics AX Business

Does your Microsoft Dynamics AX business face the problem of: (1) Capacity constraints, lacking dedicated resources OR (2) Low efficiency and profitability on projects?

You are not alone. These problems are common among Microsoft Dynamics AX Partners and can severely impact your business.

Top 5 Microsoft Dynamics AX Upgrade/Re-implementation Myths

1. “Dynamics Partners Live to Upgrade & Re-implement”

Are you dreading the inevitable upgrade versus re-implementation discussion with your AX customers? You are not alone.  It is a common misnomer that all Microsoft Dynamics Partners love to resell services – such as through software upgrades and re-implementations.

The truth is, without dedicated upgrade or re-implementation resources, these projects can be a drain on your capacity and productivity.  Trying to execute these upgrade and re-implementation projects without upgrade tools, methodologies and experienced practitioners, these projects can end up being more costly than profitable.