Microsoft Corp. announced that Microsoft Dynamics AX is 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 tailored for companies with 100 to 999 employees, and with annual revenue between $50 million and $1 billion, Microsoft Dynamics NAV is recognized as a Niche Player.
Microsoft Dynamics AX has a long track record of customer success and has experienced above-average growth rates in the midmarket. The solution features an friendly and easy-to-learn and -use Microsoft Office-like user interface, and RoleTailored dashboards. Microsoft Dynamics AX further provides a flexible architecture and solid foundation for partners to develop vertically specific solutions.
“We believe being recognized as a Leader demonstrates our commitment to enabling dynamic businesses,” said Crispin Read, general manager of Microsoft Dynamics ERP, Product Management Group, at Microsoft. “Our focus on simplicity, value and agility is key to maintaining our position as a leader in the ERP industry.”
Microsoft’s broad partner ecosystem provides a wide variety of individual solutions built on Microsoft Dynamics NAV, a highly configurable solution, to serve the specific needs of local and industry-vertical customers.
While Microsoft Dynamics NAV is targeted at midsize organizations with specialized and locally relevant business needs, Microsoft Dynamics AX supports global midsize and larger organizations operating in multiple locations, as well as organizations looking for a single ERP solution to manage subsidiaries, divisions and branch entities while maintaining a separate headquarters solution.
Organizations around the world benefit from Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions:
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-Patagonia, a global provider of outdoor apparel and gear, worked with Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Sunrise Technologies to implement Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009. Together with the partner solution, Patagonia was able to cut costs associated with growth by two-thirds, improve inventory turns by up to 30 percent and fill by up to 10 percent, respond quickly to changing market demands and trends, eliminate redundant data entry and manual tasks, and enable business managers to now receive forecast results in one day that before used to take a couple of weeks to reach them.
-Peet’s Coffee & Tea, a premier specialty coffee and tea company in the United States that is poised to sustainably manage its significant growth, increased transaction traffic across multiple channels, improved reporting capabilities and Federal Drug Administration and Securities and Exchange Commission compliance, and started receiving meaningful, accurate information with a combined solution using Microsoft Dynamics AX and Junction Solutions.