Retail stores get boost with new Dynamics AX App

Microsoft takes the wrap off a new version of its Dynamics AX suite designed specifically to help the ailing retail sector.

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By  Imthishan Giado Published  January 18, 2010

Resource management applications such as ERP and CRM have traditionally been the domain of large enterprises, but this is set to change with Microsoft's introduction of Dynamics AX for Retail, which is specifically designed for the retail industry. The company formally announced the product at a convention of the National Retail Federation in New York City.

According to the software giant, this version of the suite integrates of a number of key modules including point-of-sale systems, store management, supply chain and finance, while working more closely with the current Microsoft family of products including SharePoint Server. According to Channel Web, the new suite of products will incorporate elements of technology assets that Microsoft acquired in September 2009 from LS Retail EHF and To-Increase Denmark A/S, combined with applications from its Dynamics AX suite.

Our goal is to realize the Dynamics Business vision in the retail industry. "Because we have enabled a truly connected retailer experience through a single, end-to-end Microsoft provided solution, customers can lower the total cost of ownership, reduce complexity and improve the accuracy of information, all of which is vital in today's evolving retail environment," ," said Crispin Read, general manager for Microsoft's Dynamics ERP in a statement.

A number of US firms have already jumped on the AX for Retail bandwagon, including airport retailer HDS and grocery conglomerate Swiss Farms. The applications suite is expected to be available in the summer this year.


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