What is the function of Microsoft AX

Functional comparison between Dynamics AX and Finance and Operations apps

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When deciding whether to migrate from Dynamics AX to the cloud apps in the Dynamics 365 suite, you should consider the new and improved features that they have to offer. The following charts compare the line-of-business features available in Dynamics 365 Finance, Dynamics 365 Commerce, and Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management with those available in versions of Dynamics AX.

These diagrams compare the functions for:

  • Finances
  • organization
  • Procurement management
  • production
  • Sales management and retail
  • Warehouse management and transport
  • Total benefit

User interface: Dynamics AX 2009 versus Finance and Operations apps

Before comparing the functionality, here is a comparison of the user interfaces for Dynamics AX 2009 and Finance and Operations apps.

Dynamics AX 2009 user interfaceFinance and Operations user interface

Industry functions - finance

Industry functions - organization-wide

Industry functions - procurement management

Industry functions - production

Industry functions - sales management and retail

Industry functions - warehouse and transport management

Why should customers worry?

Why switch to Dynamics 365?

securityflexibilityLess IT maintenance
Leverage Microsoft's billion dollar investment in data center security. Build robust security and access controls for apps and data with features built into Dynamics 365 Finance and Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management, including:
  • Physical data center, network connection and platform for service hosting.
  • Features of Microsoft Azure - built-in disaster recovery and 24/7 technical support to ensure cybersecurity.
Take advantage of the monthly subscription model including:
  • Flexibility in operating costs versus capital costs.
  • Potential cost savings as you only buy what you need.
  • Scalability and growth as needed.
Reduce corporate server maintenance costs including:
  • No purchase of servers and licenses required to support local solutions.
  • Avoid maintaining the server room, monitoring and updating the underlying platform (Windows, SQL Server) and the application itself.
  • Less hours for the maintenance of the ERP system by IT staff.
Cross-platform supportAlways up to date with new functional improvementsBusiness intelligence
Ensure seamless business processes anytime, anywhere with Dynamics 365 - supported by a native browser-based HTML5 user interface that:
  • Provides access to virtually any device (PC, tablet, smartphone) and with any browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.) or platform (Windows, Mac, etc.).
  • Deletions must be based on remote desktop or enterprise portals.
Take full advantage of the evolving Dynamics 365 features and the latest features:
  • Seamless application updates for all customers.
  • New Dynamics platform updates to improve performance and user experience.
Access real-time information with Dynamics 365 with integrated predictive analytics - supported by Microsoft Power BI:
  • Simplify data analysis that can lead to valuable business insights.
  • Consolidate the view of your data with customizable, easy-to-use, and practical dashboards and reports.

See for yourself

Watch the video about improvements in Dynamics 365, in which Dynamics AX is compared with the new functions, product enhancements and modules of Dynamics 365. Then, watch the specific videos on improvements in Dynamics 365 for finance, supply chain and technology.

Get started today

Start your migration with Microsoft. Apply for a free, no-obligation assessment from Microsoft with the Dynamics 365 migration program.

See also

Overview of the local migration program
Standard migration assessment
Bargaining improvement plan
Program FAQs
Change from Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 in the cloud
Assessment tool for CRM platform
Video: Dynamics 365 Migration Program