Dynamics AX 2012 is a multi-language, multi-currency ERP business solution with comprehensive, global, business-management capabilities that supports both operational and administrative processes of organizations and empowers you to run your business more efficiently, stimulate growth and achieve organizational agility. This single solution comes with localizations for 36 countries. With a specialized focus on manufacturing, distribution, retail, service industries, and public sector

Dynamics AX 2012 includes capabilities such as:

  • Financial management 
  • Human capital management 
  • Production 
  • Supply chain management 
  • Project management and accounting 
  • Retail 
  • Demand forecasting 
  • Business intelligence and reporting 

To meet the demand and expectations of both customers and partners, Dynamics AX 2012 R3 is supported to run on Microsoft Azure. Organizations that choose to deploy on Azure to meet their changing business needs can run Dynamics AX 2012 R3 in a number of deployment scenarios including production, demo, development/testing (dev/test), and disaster recovery environments, which are run in a private cloud on Azure’s Infrastructure-as-a- Service (IaaS). 


Financial Management

Use General ledger to define and manage the legal entity’s financial records. The general ledger is a register of debit and credit entries. These entries are classified using the accounts that are listed in a chart of accounts.

You can use the consolidation functionality to combine the financial results for several subsidiary legal entities into results for a single, consolidated organization. The subsidiaries can be in the same Microsoft Dynamics AX database or in separate databases.

You can use the tools for forecasting cash flow and currency requirements to estimate your legal entity’s future cash needs. You can then calculate, view, and print forecasts of the cash flow. You can also calculate and display currency requirements.


Human capital management

Human resources for Microsoft Dynamics AX helps to fulfill the potential of your workers, while minimizing the cost and complexity of administrating worker and organizational information.

You can use Human resources to administer organizational structures, including formal and informal hierarchies and position management.



Use Production control to manage and track production activities. These activities include Schedule production, Track material and route consumption, Register production feedback, Track inventory transactions, Track production costs.

Production control functionality is a key component in mixed mode manufacturing. Production control provides the opportunity to manage your production activities by using multiple methods. These methods include Production orders, Kanbans for lean manufacturing, Batch orders for process industries


Supply chain management

Supply Chain Management (SCM) in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 enables collaboration, planning, execution, and coordination of the entire supply network, empowering you to adapt your supply chain processes to an ever-changing competitive environment. For example, Transportation management lets you manage your company’s transportation, and identify vendor and routing solutions for inbound and outbound orders. Warehouse management lets you manage warehouse processes in manufacturing, distribution, and retail companies. 


Project management and accounting

Use Project management and accounting to plan, create, manage, control and complete projects for your organization. Customer-focused projects can be set up on a time and materials or fixed-price basis. You can also use the module to manage costs for internal and investment projects. For flexible project planning, you can integrate the project management and accounting module with Microsoft Project Server.


Retail Solutions for Microsof Dynamics Ax 2012 

One Solution Connects Retail End-to-End, Driving Growth and Fostering Customer Relationships. Microsoft’s vision is to empower midsized and enterprise retailers with a seamless and differentiating solution for multichannel management, store operations, merchandising, and enterprise resource planning (ERP). This will enable them to gain insight, operate with agility, exceed consumer expectations, and build enduring loyalty, all with superior time to value.


Retail includes the following programs:

  • The Retail module in Microsoft Dynamics AX.
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail POS – The point of sale (POS) program for the registers in the stores.
  • Commerce Data Exchange: Synch Service – The program that periodically sends transaction information between the head office and the stores.
  • Commerce Data Exchange: Real-time Service – The program that sends real-time information between the head office and the stores.
  • The Microsoft Dynamics AX Commerce Runtime delivers multi-channel commerce capability that has uniform extensibility. It facilitates business processing between the head office and online stores and between the head office and retail (brick-and-mortar) stores.

Demand forecasting

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 demand forecasting is a set of tools that enable you to estimate future demand and create demand forecasts based on historical transaction data.

The AX 2012 R3 demand forecasting features are fully integrated with Microsoft Dynamics AX and the existing forecast functionality. These features include Item allocation keys, Intercompany planning groups, Master planning, Forecast models ,Demand forecast


Business intelligence and reporting 

The business intelligence (BI) features of AX 2012 can help you transform raw data into useful and meaningful information...which will help you make better business decisions. This features include SSRS - SQL Server Reporing Services, Management Reporter, SSAS - SQL Server Analysis Services.