It’s exciting that Microsoft is launching an Enterprise level ERP in their own maintained cloud (Azure), which Microsoft has named as AX 7 or AX 2015. We have seen in the past in some articles and YouTube videos a sneak peek into how it looks. The following are the brief features of AX 7:
There are certain challenges which needs to be well considered before taking the decision of going to AX 7. They are as follows:
In such situations, there will be either some poor quality deployments, developments and less availability of technical resources in the market in early release period of AX 7.
Furthermore, existing and prospective customers seems equally excited to gauge Microsoft Dynamics AX 7 or AX 2015 and relevant aspects are discussed in the following:
Of course, going into Azure cloud will lead a lot of financial savings in infrastructure, hardware and relevant IT personnel, but for medium-sized organizations, Azure may still be an expensive option. A good comparison can be made on Azure website in terms of estimated ongoing cost of maintaining servers, hardware and infrastructure vs. Azure and the savings it will bring.
Whatever decision an end user make for upgrading or implementing AX 7, it should be carefully discussed and considered with full cost benefits analysis in terms of financial and non-financial factors.
If you have any other factors, questions, comments, please feel free to add them in the comments.