Book Review – Implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 with Sure Step 2012 – Overview

“Implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 with Sure Step 2012” will guide you through the Sure Step phases; from installing and setting up Sure Step, to working through the diagnostic and requirement phases, to harnessing the power of standard AX to make the most out of modifications, this book is a must for project managers and team members alike. With detailed discussions of the diagnostic, analysis, design, development, deployment, and operation phases of the Sure Step Methodology, Implementing …

Dynamics – The Time to Upgrade

Dynamics AX, NAV and CRM systems under Microsoft are continuously evolving and improving. With Microsoft technologies you expect that within 2 years your current solution is out of date and so the question is often not what is the best ERP or CRM solution as all Dynamics Solutions are currently out selling the opposition, but when should we upgrade our current version. The general rule of thumb when looking to upgrade is when the benefits outweigh the cost, when new functionality within the systems …

Dynamics NAV and AX – Is the Solution just too good to be upgraded?

Recent research has shown that 58% of Dynamics NAV and AX customers upgrade every 5 years or less and only 42% of customers are on the latest two versions. This has thrown up a couple of questions: Is Dynamics too good to be upgraded Is Dynamics too expensive to be upgraded Within the AX arena the product tends to be so tailored to each client that the projects are so much larger and longer term that regular complete upgrades would be both costly and unnecessary. We are seeing the …

Microsoft ERP revenue grew to $1.1 billion in 2012, led by Dynamics AX

Gartner stirred up some rigorous debate with its recent CRM market share estimates, which put Microsoft Dynamics CRM revenue for 2012 at $1.1 billion, up 26% from 2011.  That number was seen as much higher than expected for CRM alone – other estimates usually put the Dynamics business overall – ERP and CRM – at between $1.2 and $1.7 billion. And the research firm has recently released another report, this one on ERP market share which estimates that Microsoft’s ERP business grew 4% in 2012, …

Reputation is Critical in Dynamics Recruitment

Recent events in the British Press have highlighted the issue of reputation.  At Conspicuous we have worked hard over the last 13 years to develop a reputation of professionalism. We always aim to have a full and in depth understanding our clients, their business and their business needs going forward. At Conspicuous, we aim to fully understand our candidates, we need to know where you want to be in 2 or 5 years time, how you want your career to grow and what type of organization is best …

AX 2012 R2

December 1st 2012 is D-day for the latest version of AX. There is hope that the R2 version will have the bugs fixed and be inherently more stable than the current version. Among the additional benefits is that R2 will offer localisation for 36 countries, including Brazil, Russia, India, China and many Eastern European Countries. R2 will incorporate payroll processing in house although as always we will see just how successful this will initially be! The great hope for AX 2012 R2 is that Microsoft …

The Dynamics Community

24th July 2012 Cindy Bates (VP Microsoft US) blogged about the benefits of transforming your business into a community, of building a strong customer understanding  and she gives an example of a Seattle shop that doubles as a community meeting point. At Conspicuous we are in no doubt of the value of community.  We have been working with the Dynamics NAV and AX community for over 12 years and continue to expand our networks on a global level. At Conspicuous we take great pride in understanding …

Aston Martin Switches Gears with Dynamics AX

Global automaker Aston Martin has a reputation built on its precise design and production of hand-built, high-performance sports cars. With that diligence in mind, the company implemented Microsoft Dynamics AX with the assistance of Microsoft partner eBECS to address its pressing need to source a new accounting system. Microsoft Dynamics AX was widely accepted due to its flexibility across all ledgers, including general, purchase, fixed assets and sales. The single integrated system made Aston …