The Benchmark Results are in: Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 Scales to Enterprise Businesses

1000 concurrent user test results provide additional evidence for partners targeting larger, global business application customers 

Building upon the launch of Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 at the Tech•Ed 2006 conference in June, Microsoft Corp. today announced the results of a scalability benchmark test for Microsoft Dynamics™ AX 4.0, an adaptable, global business-management solution that helps organizations gain a competitive advantage. Testing tasks in a full order to cash cycle, including the creation of purchase orders and entering sales orders, Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 performed extremely well on both responsiveness and throughput while handling 1000 concurrent users.  Additionally, using the industry’s commonly used benchmarking standards, Microsoft Dynamics AX completed simple scenario orders for 3000 concurrent users, far surpassing the needs of the majority of upper midmarket and enterprise customers. 

Microsoft put the solution through a rigorous series of tests at the 1000 concurrent user level. Testing tasks in a full order to cash cycle, including the creation of purchase orders and entering sales orders, Microsoft Dynamics AX performed extremely well on both responsiveness and throughput while handling 1000 concurrent users and producing over 55,000 lines per hour.   Server usage and system response times were very strong and did not encounter locking.   Additional details of the study are included in the benchmark results whitepaper.

These benchmark results highlight the strength of the Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 platform and its ability to scale and meet the needs of today’s growing businesses. For upper midmarket companies and divisions or large enterprises, this ensures an affordable and adaptable solution than can easily integrate with legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions at headquarters. For partners, many of which are already bringing Microsoft Dynamics AX into larger organizations, these results offer yet another proof point for their sales efforts among larger customers. 

The results echo findings from leading ERP industry analysts, many of whom have recently written about momentum for Microsoft Dynamics AX, growth opportunities within the enterprise segment, and increased interest from large systems integrators that target enterprise customers. Commenting upon interest from large systems integrators in Microsoft Dynamics AX, industry analyst Josh Greenbaum of Enterprise Applications Consultants wrote in Managing Automation Magazine, “the sector that helped create the modern ERP market and made SAP's software a dominant force is now prepared to make a similar bet on Dynamics AX….the entrance of these powerhouses into the Dynamics AX market means two things: AX is now ready for the enterprise, and can therefore generate the kind of big projects and big paydays that attract big integrators.”

Resources

· Benchmark white paper available on PartnerSource here.   

· Benchmark white paper available on Microsoft.com here.

· The full Josh Greenbaum article in Managing Automation is available here: Josh Greenbaum Article

Posted By Fee Nolan