Day 2 of the Dynamics AX Tech Conference provided a jam-packed morning keynote that covered a number of topics centered around People, Process and Technology and how each were important to a successful ERP implementation.
Speakers included Steve Weiskircher Chairman and CIO at Fanatics, Inc., who talked about the company’s recent migration to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. Weiskircher discussed the challenges that they faced and the success along the way.
Following Weiskircher, Tao Wang, Group Program Manager at Microsoft, presented the upcoming lifecycle services tool that will be made available soon. The tool provides project planning aides to help guide users through the full lifecycle of an implementation. With its Window 8 "metro" appearance it focuses on improving the process of the implementation. The customizable process flows make sure that no step is forgotten. It is currently in beta and is anticipated to be available in the first half of 2013.
The keynote concluded with Mike Ehrenberg, CTO Microsoft Business Solutions, providing a glimpse of the future for Microsoft Dynamics AX. Ehrenberg talked about the next version of the ERP focusing more on the cloud and that Microsoft is looking at making it available on various mobile devices as well. One significant update will be the planned user experiences (UX) change to have the application follow the Windows 8 "metro" appearance. We look forward to seeing Microsoft showing a lot of these new enhancements at Convergence 2013 in the spring.
Yesterday’s keynote was the last one for the conference as today the focus is on different Microsoft product presentations.
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