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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012: Agile ERP comes to the UK Public Sector

    In a recent post next-generation ERP: the right mix , I featured an article from PRIME magazine that looked at how Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 was primed and ready to address the needs of chemical manufacturing organizations. Time to switch industries this week and turn our attention to the Public Sector...
  • Blog Post: Next-generation ERP: the right mix

    Here is a recent article that I co-wrote for our manufacturing enterprise industry magazine PRIME . It continues our look at key manufacturing verticals for our Microsoft Dynamics AX solution - this time looking at the chemicals vertical specifically. On 1 August this year, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012...
  • Blog Post: Press Release: Team Lotus in the driver’s seat thanks to Microsoft Dynamics AX

    Team Lotus, the Formula One team that brought the much-loved Lotus name back into Grand Prix racing last year, has announced that their implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX , Microsoft's enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, has enabled them to achieve full control and visibility of purchasing...
  • Blog Post: Optimising Retail Ops in North America

    As a follow-up to India: an emerging economy perspective and Winning in Retail - BRIC by Bric , Will Roche, Microsoft Dynamics retail industry director for NOAM, brings together some of his key partners in the region to explain why Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail is gaining traction across the country...
  • Blog Post: India: an emerging economy perspective

    Last week in my blog post Winning in Retail - BRIC by Bric , I highlighted a story from the current edition of SPEAK Magazine about the growth of retail markets in the BRIC countries and their need for the 'right' IT solutions to meet their specific needs. As a continuation of our look at BRIC...
  • Blog Post: Can you also smell what's cooking?

    As strange as the title of this post might sound (yes it is also a cunning search-engine optimized ploy to drive more than the usual 1000 people to read this post during the first 24 hours) there is an element of truth to it. I mean I work for Microsoft and have done so for close to six years now so...
  • Blog Post: Announcing 2011 Partner of the Year Award Winners - Congrats to our Dynamics ERP Partners!!!

    Microsoft today announced the winners and finalists of the 2011 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. The annual awards honor Microsoft partners for delivering innovative solutions during the past year that directly address customer challenges. Award winners and finalists, chosen from nominations from...
  • Blog Post: Food for Thought as Partner Shows Industry Focus - an Interview with Columbus IT

    I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Chris Green (CG), Global Marketing Manager at Columbus IT to talk about Columbus IT's drive towards a more industry-focused strategy and some of the marketing initiatives to support that. Here is a summary of our conversation. LS: Chris tell us a...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 at Leading Manufacturing Event

    Well I hope that you enjoyed the Convergence coverage from our team last week - certainly a lot going on in particular around Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. For those of us with a mnaufacturing focus however, the fun and games started a week before Convergence in Atlanta at the Hannover Messe where we previewed...
  • Blog Post: Short Videos from IMTS Now Available

    Following up from Rakesh's post " IMTS 2010 Energizes Attendees to Re-evaluate their Business Technologies " a quick FYI that videos recorded at the event are now available on the links below: Clyde Bennett - To Increase Luciano Cunha, To Increase Rakesh Kumar, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics AX Continues Onward March....

    I know that you all see many of my blog posts as the #1 source for unbiased Microsoft Dynamics ERP-related news (uh huuum :)) so here is some more for you - a great win for the Microsoft Dynamics AX business at Anglia Building Products through Maxima in the UK and news of a successful go-live for Business...
  • Blog Post: Previewing Microsoft Dynamics ERP @ IBC 2010

    IBC is the leading international forum for the electronic media industry, attracting 45,500+ visitors and 1,300+ exhibitors from more than 130 countries. It combines a highly respected and peer reviewed conference, an exhibition that demonstrates state of the art media technology and unrivalled networking...
  • Blog Post: Orange County Container Group (OCCG) Selects OneNeck & Microsoft Dynamics ERP

    Nearly a couple of weeks ago now since I last posted something on a new win for Microsoft Dynamics ERP (see " Gaspari Nutrition Beefs up Business with Microsoft Dynamics & GP Mibar.net ") so I thought I would revisit the wins trail and let you all know about the outsourcing company OneNeck...
  • Blog Post: Metaphorix and Equisys Deliver Cost Savings and Efficiency Gains to Microsoft Dynamics NAV Customers

    During FY10 I recall seeing an increasing number of stories around what I would call 'partner collaboration' (see " In the News: More Microsoft Dynamics ERP Partner Collaboration " for a quick example.) Whether it was ISVs and VARs working together more or strategic alliances between...
  • Blog Post: See the Future of Microsoft Dynamics AX: Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2011

    If you did not hear it at #WPC10 during the Microsoft Dynamics AX session then you are hearing it first. The Microsoft Dynamics AX team has been hard at work developing the most sophisticated, innovative release of Microsoft Dynamics AX to date. Want to know more? If the answer is yes then the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: WPC 2010 - The Dynamics Story so Far!

    Wow what a first day at WPC 2010 here in Washington DC. The morning was packed full with keynotes. Steve Ballmer took the stage to acknowledge the path Microsoft has chosen to embrace with partners. Ballmer discussed the key dimensions of the Cloud and finished by challenging partners to reinvent the...
  • Blog Post: Gaspari Nutrition Beefs up Business with Microsoft Dynamics & GP Mibar.net

    Back on the wins trail ladies and gentlemen - kicking off with a bicep busting win for Microsoft Dynamics GP and New York-based Microsoft Gold Certified partner MIBAR.net . A combination of rapid growth in recent years and the desire to deliver a quality product with superior customer service, meant...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics ERP Week 27 News in Short Review

    Very brief post this time around as everybody prepares for a busy week in Washington D.C. and Worldwide Partner Conference . If you are following onTwitter make sure you use the official WPC hastag of #WPC10. Right back to the news stories of the week starting with more channel consolidation/growth through...
  • Blog Post: RSR Announces Release of Latest Retail Report on the Customer-centric Store

    It was great to highlight the Aldata agreement that we signed recently so time to continue with the retail theme some more here on The Edge. With the GA of Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail in 16 countries worldwide not far away, I found a recently published report from research house Retail Systems Research...
  • Blog Post: Closing out FY10 with Microsoft Dynamics ERP

    They say that time flies when you are having fun....or maybe that is just the case when one is so busy? One thing is for sure both are true of my working life at Microsoft. Since my post about Microsoft and Retail Specialist Aldata Announcing an Agreement to Deliver New Solutions for Microsoft Dynamics...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Retail Specialist Aldata Announce Agreement to Deliver New Solutions for Microsoft Dynamics AX

    Whatever our PR team is taking I want some of it - the Dynamics ERP press releases just keep on getting churned out. Kicking off this week with a bang came the announcement that we just announced a global agreement for Aldata to deliver a new set of vertical applications for midsize retailers to complement...
  • Blog Post: Sharjah Museums Department Deploys Microsoft Dynamics ERP with Help of ITQAN

    A few stories from the Gulf region and Middle East as a whole have been profiled here on The Edge. I remember on my first trip to Dubai a number of different people down there telling me how they used Microsoft Dynamics GP and NAV and that they really liked the solutions. It was great then to see the...
  • Blog Post: Press Release: Leading Microsoft Dynamics ERP Partner Announces New Solution Integrating with Teamcenter from Siemens PLM Software

    Time for another press release courtesy of one of our leading global partners and ISV's. Microsoft Gold Certified partner To-Increase recently announced a new integration between Microsoft Dynamics AX and Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter® software. This new solution, which supports Teamcenter 8...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics ERP Week 24 News in Short Review

    Well another week has flown by and it is time for yet another look at the world of Microsoft Dynamics ERP and all of the news in short stories for week 24. I will start off in provocative fashion (or moderately provocative fashion) by highlighting a nice little post on Netsuite vs. Microsoft Dynamics...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics ERP Week 23 News in Short Review

    After an interesting week of major press releases last week back to our our staple diet of news in short or is that news in shorts (sunny for a change here in Copenhagen.) I am going to kick this week's review off by highlighting a recent interview with the flying dutchman himself, Kees Hertogh ...