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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: Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012: Automate, Standardize, and Thrive

    We are at week 11 of our 12-week series titled "Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012." In this week's edition we turn our attention to the topic of 'Processes and Workflow' and the 'Agile' messaging pillar for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. Previously when focusing on the Agile...
  • Blog Post: Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012: Real Simple - Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Makes Collaboration Easier

    It's time to continue the Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 blog and video series. Last week we took a look at the investments that we have made in security to provide our customers with greater peace of mind by enhancing control over both authentication ( who has access Microsoft Dynamics AX) and...
  • 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: Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012: Sharing Business Information the Easy Way w/ Enterprise Portal

    Too often, organizations make business data and business applications available only to back-office workers. By limiting access in this way, they miss out on the benefits of providing everyone in the company with real-time information and the ability to make informed decisions quickly enough to keep...
  • Blog Post: Winning in Retail - BRIC by Bric

    Taken from the latest edition of SPEAK magazine the following post features our global product industry director for Microsoft Dynamics Retail, Michael Griffiths who talks about the retail opportunity in the BRIC countries. -------------------------------------------------------------------------...
  • Blog Post: Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012: Easy ERP is NOT an Oxymoron

    Easy ERP is NOT an Oxymoron: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is Powerfully Simple We've all heard the horror stories of costly ERP implementations that result in an application that very few in the company can actually use. This is no longer acceptable. Usability-how easy the program is to learn and...
  • Blog Post: Can you feel it...can you feel it...can you feel it...

    Ok for those of you expecting me to post a video of the senior leadership team doing karaoke to the Jackson Five I am sorry to disappoint you but do you feel it? In January this year we highlighted some of the exciting new capabilities coming in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, including its unique model...
  • 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: PRIME Magazine Summer Edition Sizzles w/ Microsoft Dynamics AX

    The 2011 summer edition of Microsoft's quarterly manufacturing industry magazine, PRIME, just hit the shelves this week and what a scorcher! In a cover story outlining how Microsoft have utilised PTC technologies in the production of the world's fastest selling consumer electronics device - Microsoft...
  • 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: What Can ERP do for the Supply Chain?

    Our manufacturing and retail industry teams have been busy of late speaking to press and analysts about what they see as some of the key trends dirivng change in their industries, how IT will play an increasing role moving forward and the Microsoft position of Microsoft and our solutions in helping retailers...
  • Blog Post: Tweet Tweet Twitter and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

    I think Ross hit the nail on the head in his popular blog post Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 - ushering in a new era... when he said "in the wake of the early disclosures around the coming Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 release at the Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2011 last month, ripples...
  • Blog Post: Reporting from EuroShop w/ Microsoft Dynamics

    As we approach Euroshop here in Dusseldorf and understand its great significance for the Retail Industry, I wanted to share with you some thoughts on the state of retail today and how organizations face an environment offering ever-expanding opportunity while also posing unprecedented challenges. Retailers...
  • Blog Post: At a Glance: News and Wins for Microsoft Dynamics ERP

    Everybody knows that I like a good Microsoft Dynamics ERP win to brag about onThe Edge (we will let Guy, Gerice and Ross blog about really important issues :)) are here a few new ones for you to take a look at including great wins for Microsoft Dynamics AX courtesy of Hitachi Consulting in the UK at...
  • Blog Post: Following on from NRF: An Interview with Columbus IT

    I had the chance to chat with Steve Thomas, Sr. VP of Sales at Microsoft Gold Certified partner Columbus IT recently as we came out of a busy week in New York for NRF. Here is what he had to say: LS: Tell us a little bit about CIT? ST: Columbus IT is a leading international Microsoft Dynamics implementer...
  • Blog Post: NRF 2011 - Microsoft Showcases Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail R2, Kirill Keynotes and More...

    Yesterday, at the NRF , we announced the upcoming release of Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail R2, the next iteration of Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail , which was originally made generally available in August 2010 . Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail R2 will be available in more than 50 countries starting...
  • Blog Post: Previewing NRF 2011 w/ Microsoft Dynamics

    It is that time of year again where the creme de la creme of the retail world (and half of Microsoft) descends on New York for the National Retail Federation's annual BIG Show event . As with previous year's Microsoft is at the show with a major presence that includes a fantastic looking booth...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics AX Positioned as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for ERP for Product-Centric Midmarket Companies

    Today we announced that Microsoft Dynamics AX was positioned as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for ERP for Product-Centric Midmarket Companies* 2010 , a research report published by Gartner Inc. In the same report, which this year evaluated global enterprise resource planning (ERP) products specifically...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics Still Hot 'n' Spicy in Indian Retail Sector

    Around a month ago I shared a post entitled " Our Very Own Mr. Spicy Takes Microsoft Dynamics to the Indian Retail Market" highlighting an article from the Indian press that featured our Global Industry Director for Retail, Dilip Popat. Following the GA of Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail we...