Over the past two years, I've talked to many retail customers who've directly benefitted from the innovation we’ve brought to this market since the first introduction of MS Dynamics AX 2009 for Retail in August 2010. When we introduced our Retail solution we found that most solution in market still provide separate store management and merchandizing system, which customers then spend too much time and money trying to integrate to ensure complete transparency into their retail operation.
By introducing a complete solution, integrating store management with merchandizing, multi-channel and financial management, we’ve been able to provide retailers that provided direct insight and visibility into their operation that is so much needed in today’s economy. In addition, consumers are more educated and expect more choice than ever before, motivating retailers to focus on technology to meet consumer expectation and differentiate themselves. Retailers like Ashley Future, DavidsTea and Mattress Firm have been front runners in their industry, utilizing the capabilities provided by MS Dynamics AX to stay ahead of competition
On January 16th at the National Retail Federation’s annual conference, we've introduced the latest version for MS Dynamics AX2012 in which we specifically focused in meeting the needs for retail organizations. With this latest version we're continuing our pace of delivering innovation to our customers. In this blog post I specifically want to touch up on some of the advanced we’ve made in this latest release which are enable by innovation in core architectural advances we’ve introduced in MS Dynamics AX 2012
By utilizing the core concepts introduced in Microsoft Dynamics AX2012 we've created a more powerful solution for customers that are managing larger assortments across different channels. Some specific examples:
I believe that with this latest release enables our customers to increase the agility in their assortment and supply chain operations on their journey to become a Dynamic Business. It is also a good proof point of our commitment and focus on simplicity by utilizing the power of the Unified Natural Models introduced in MS Dynamics AX2012.