Wednesday, September 11, 2013

ERP Modernization with Dynamics AX

A savvy business should stay informed about new or upcoming technologies. The same can be said about your ERP system. A system created in the 1990’s will not be able to cater to the needs of a modern business. If your systems is one or two generations behind the modern iteration then you are missing out on exciting new features and losing ground to more modern competitors. The chart below contains just a sample of the benefits a business can achieve when using Dynamics AX 2012.

  • Flexibly manage resources
  • Perform better with flexible routings
  • Enhance production flow
  • Gain increased production efficiency
  • Easily monitor production costs
  • Gain insight into production
  • Capacity Scheduling can produce a reliable overview of the manufacturing resources required to meet customer demand
  • Set up different routing versions and network routes to help you avoid bottlenecks
  • Perform scheduling at different levels of detail
  • Minimize lead times by creating cross-group links between resources that handle the same task
  • Job monitoring gives you an overview of individual work center’s activities
  • Record consumption and costs prior to production or record actual consumption during production
  • Use the Gantt chart to easily schedule changes using simple drag and drop functionality
  • Increase productivity
  • More control over projects
  • Gain business insight
  • Increased cash flow management
  • Speed up project creation by using templates from previous projects
  • Break down large and complex projects into sub-projects
  • Project Accounting will help you identify and address delays and cost overruns
  • Get actionable data to help you identify market trends and take on the right projects while avoiding unprofitable
  • Keep your customers updated with accurate and timely progress reports
  • Shorten the billing cycle when you generate invoices immediately and get paid for projects faster
  • Optimize the flow of production
  • Function across multiple warehouses
  • Increase efficiency with flexible planning
  • Easy outsourcing of production
  • Quick response to changes
  • Reduce costs by minimizing inventory levels
  • Keep delivery promises
  • Run simulations and scenarios to foresee the effect of plans and strategies
  • Changes to purchase and production orders will be suggested by, Action messages based on changing requirements
  • Run available-to-promise and capable-to-promise calculations
  • Project production and purchasing plans that match your demand with forecast scheduling
  • Automatically generate transfer orders to fulfill inventory requirements
  • Easy to create bills of material
  • Efficient management of bills of material
  • Optimized inventory levels
  • Detailed inventory insight
  • The graphical BOM designer makes it easy to create BOMs using drag and drop features
  • Manage forty BOM levels effectively
  • Perform price calculations for each level of the BOM
  • Create sales and purchase forecasts based on items and time periods
  • Use serial and batch numbers to track items in the system
Order Management
  • Greater cost control with more visibility
  • Optimized purchasing process
  • Easily trade with subsidiaries
  • Better customer service
Order Management
  • Cost and Price inventory is consistently  updated to reflect the actual price
  • Look into real time available to promise data
  • Compare quotes from suppliers on multiple parameters
  • Make informed purchasing decisions with historical data and analysis tools
  • Apply various intercompany trading policies
  • Gain advanced control over sales orders
  • Greater insight into your finances
  • Efficient financial operations and planning
  • Effective cash flow management
  • Fewer geographic boundaries

  • Generate reports financial reports with advanced reporting tools.
  • Register financial data in the ledger in real time
  • Analyze you financials with cash flow forecasts
  • Use electronic payments visible on all accounts
  • Support for multiple languages and currencies
  • Manage local legal and regulatory compliance
  • Easy to customize and create
  • Integrates with your general ledger
  • Access reports in various ways
  • Greater financial intelligence
  • The report wizard  can create key financial reports in as few as seven steps
  • Quickly create accurate and up-to-date reports
  • Gain a greater understanding business trends with comparative data
  • Manage talent
  • Centralized employee information
  • Automated recruitment processes
  • Model organizational units
  • Track and compare professional skills and aptitudes, and personal skills
  • Manage employees, teams and departments throughout your organization
  • Control the entire hiring process from application to employment
  • Make changes in the organizational structure easily

Get ahead of the competition with a modern ERP and prepare your company for the future.
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