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Dynamics AX R3: The Age of ERP Mobility

ERP mobility

In a new study conducted by the Enterprise Apps Today, mobility has been ranked among the top ERP trends for 2014, an unsurprising decision considering that mobile ERP apps help lean-and-mean organizations complete a series of tasks without requiring them to spend a lot of time and resources – two luxuries that most enterprises don’t have anyway.

ERP Mobility

Mobile apps aren’t new. They’ve been around for years, challenging our imagination, changing our everyday lives and transforming industries. Therefore, it’s no longer about creating new mobile apps, but about diversifying the ones we already have. Further, it’s about making apps more intuitive and helping organizations take maximum advantage of ERP mobility, which will eventually translate to unparalleled competitive edge.

ERP Mobility

As more software developers and end users are becoming aware of all these, increasingly user-friendly mobile approaches are monopolizing the ERP market. Solutions like Dynamics AX R3 are ready to help companies drive their businesses forward by providing all the tools needed to extend back-office systems beyond physical boundaries.

Dynamics AX in the Age of Mobility

Finally, Microsoft agrees with ERP users and vendors: ERP software products should facilitate, not frustrate. The proof? R3, the latest update to Dynamics AX, proposes a new infrastructure-as-a-service framework along with a variety of end-to-end apps that enable employees to get amazing experiences while making the most of the cloud, regardless of whether they’re working in the office or on the go. Delivering a really agile, fully integrated solution, Dynamics AX 2012 R3 is able to:

  • Support business processes in a unique way. You no longer have to wait to get to your office to draft, file or send reports including timesheets, receipts and expenses, access paystubs, approve requests and provide customers and associates with valuable insights into your business data. To help you complete all these tasks and many others while on the go, AX R3 includes apps that not only eliminate paper-based operations and grant remote access to business information, but also facilitate documentation exchange among users. A collaborative working environment will have a positive impact on your overall activity, driving impressive productivity gains. 
     
  • Develop advanced custom apps. A new technology available through AX R3 is Project Siena. Without requiring code execution, Project Siena allows anyone with Excel- and PowerPoint-level skills to build powerful apps for different mobile devices. This new technology can be fine-tuned to use data from multiple sources, including Excel, SharePoint, RSS feeds, Rest and Azure Mobile. A number of organizations have already used Project Siena to develop apps for capturing hand writing and pictures, creating product catalogs, adjusting prices automatically, etc.   
     
  • Connect with other apps. Pre-configured environments available on Windows Azure enable employees to connect different AX R3 apps, including custom-built apps, with systems outside their organizations. Unlike other frameworks, Azure doesn’t require users to set up a separate middleware in order to facilitate app integration.   
     
  • Enrich customer experience. R3 upgrade has been developed with the mobile shopper in mind. To offer the omni-channel shopping experience most customers expect nowadays, R3 includes modern POS (Point of Sales) for Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 Tablet POS, remote gift card support, and a series of pricing, promotion, reporting and analysis tools that retailers can use to optimize revenue.

Today’s organizations are too far-flung and are moving too quickly to use unwieldy ERP solutions. A modern company must find a way to get all the advantages of ERP performance along with impressive scalability, flexibility and simplicity in a fully integrated, end-to-end, cost-effective solution if it wants to break through the barriers to business success. The solution must also provide a complete assortment of mobile capabilities so that the employees planning to outpace powerful PCs with their tiny Smartphones and tablets can work anywhere, anytime.

As you may already know, Dynamics AX is one of the few solutions that can exceed expectations. Combining an advanced platform with an easy-to-use interface, R3 is ready to support a variety of operations, adapt to changes rapidly and transform completely the way you engage, connect and interact with your staff, partners and customers in order to fuel your organization’s growth. If delivering amazing experiences to customers is your ultimate goal, Dynamics AX R3 is your best bet.

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