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    Aligning business processes with dynamics AX – challenges?

    By Chirag Thumar|2nd Jul 2018
    Microsoft Dynamics AX is amongst the leading ERP applications worldwide and has a track record of benefiting businesses through its end to end services and features.
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    Microsoft Dynamics AX is an expertise in product engineering, testing, performance engineering, implementation, and support etc. The deployment of Dynamics AX gives us unique insights to not only guide the product roadmap but also how to best leverage your business for various customer situation.

    Not surprisingly, there are few challenges enterprise companies face with their ERP program while aligning it to the business processes. Dynamics AX is no doubt a one-stop destination to provide plan your resources and design a workflow for them. But yet, while implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX most of the firms face following challenges:

    1. Speed to market the products and the services globally

    Global operations –

    => Firms with global network reach and global operations need the dynamics AX implementation company to be a global rollout. This brings out two challenges for the business:

    => Finding target vendors with the ability to be omnipresence.

    => The product engineering capability to make country-specific customizations required.

    Matching the Microsoft releases-

    Microsoft’s release plan which is beneficial for all modern organizations that want to keep up with industry trends, also owns the challenge of upgrading with each version release.

    Aligning with firm’s unique business requirements-

    Modern day organizations often adopt unique business requirements to create a competitive edge. These unique business requirements need a system with specific customizations, which need significant product engineering expertise offerings.

    2. End-to-end Implementation and Rollouts

    The major challenge in Dynamics AX is the end-to-end implementation. The proper implementation of this ERP program provides a low-risk functionality of the software. Rich experience of products and engineering is needed to implement the Dynamics AX program. The rollouts in numerous domains is another challenge to overcome for a proven cost-effective global delivery model.

    3. Difficulty in upgrading

    Dynamic AX requires deep expertise in upgradation and migrations. The main loophole is in the upgradation process. For this Microsoft showed organizations needed to reduce IT operational costs. So organizations avoid upgrades that would reduce IT costs and add flexibility for change.

    4. Poor cross-functional processes

    The Dynamic AX provides poor cross-functional processes. This in-turn reduces the effectiveness and performance. They have difficulty in getting partners to use their ERP software. With a first-rate ERP system, cross-functional processes, change, partner adoption, and collaboration would be much easier.

    5. Business infrastructure

    Microsoft dynamic AX proved to be a solution to optimize firm’s investment in enterprise systems but it led to mismatched applications.

    To overcome this challenge, organizations need to have a proper business infrastructure support to align with their business objectives. Poor infrastructure is misleading businesses rather than helping companies reach their goals. Finances and upgrade difficulty are keeping them from IT investments.

    6. Professional knowledge and services

    Strong domain knowledge and engineering expertise are essential for utilizing the benefits of the Dynamic AX program. One must have rich experience in professional services for proper functionality of Dynamics AX so that it helps customers increase profitability and experience unmatched services that set them apart from the competition.

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