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Microsoft Buys Core Technology to Boost Its ERP Offering

Microsoft Buys Core Technology to Boost Its ERP Offering

Microsoft Buys Core Technology to Boost Its ERP Offering

First I would like to apologize to my readers for the delay in posting this article. My goal is to post something of interest every 1 to 2 weeks, more often if events warrant it. Unfortunately, my schedule went a little haywire during the closing of the 3rd quarter and so it has been difficult to meet my self-imposed deadlines. I think i’ve turned the corner.

Barbara Darrow, Senior News Editor for searchitchannel.com, reports in her article entitled “Microsoft rolls partner technology into Dynamics AX ERP”

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 that Microsoft has embarked on a purchasing strategy to build up its core technology of its Dynamic ERP offerings. The series of purchases (provisos not disclosed) included the following:

·  Fullscope Inc. – process manuf acturing technology

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·  Computer Generated Solutions Inc. – professional services solution

·  LS retail EHF – retail technology 

·  To-Increase Denmark A/S – retail technology 

Axapta, now called Dynamics AX, is one of the Dynamics ERP lines from Microsoft that competes directly with SAP’s SME offerings.

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  This mid market space, what Darrow identifies as the “white space”, is more often than not where vars and isvs do a lot of customization. This current round of technology purchases is seen as Microsoft’s attempt to add functionality while at the same time reducing the need for customization. It is probably safe to assume that SAP might not welcome this intrusion into the mid market, but the jury is still out on other vars that perform application work in the space as to whether the additional functionality will be viewed as a help or a hindrance. Dan Fine, President of Fine Solutions, a Dynamics AX partner, stated:

“They’ve bought some key functionality for professional services and are putting it into the plumbing. That will let us extend our products more easily into various verticals” 

He also remarked that time sheets and billing will be part of the offering.

Saas for SME’s: Financial Value, New Technology, and Improved Operations

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