I am delighted to announce the formal release of Dynamics AX 2012 R2

Speed in Enterprise Implementation Marks Availability of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2

As the pace of doing business increases and more opportunities open up in emerging markets, organizations are asking for solutions that can be deployed quickly, empower their people
to make more informed business decisions and help their business grow globally. Microsoft Dynamics AX2012 R2 is globally available and allows for multiple languages and legislations to be run from within a single instance. With
significant advances across all core industry areas, the flexibility and agility is unprecedented - even for companies that are looking to use Microsoft Dynamics AX2012 R2 in combination with legacy solutions and get the benefits of
a modern, next generation business solution here and now.

Harmonizing global operations is being done with great speed in enterprises such as Sematic Group, a global manufacturer of elevator components that is currently running operations in Italy, U.K. and China on a single instance of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2. This provides centralized insights into the operations and a platform to find synergies between the locations. With the country localizations in one solution and centralized deployment, planned rollout to additional locations will be easier with an astounding average of one country per month for the next year.

“Having a common repository for customer, supplier and product data has driven initial efforts at standardizing common business processes across our international organization,” said Luca Caremoli, chief information officer at
Sematic. “Now, with a single, common ERP, we are becoming one. Our people across the world are becoming a real part of the one Sematic.”

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 also introduces breakthrough business intelligence capabilities based on Microsoft SQL Server. Important information to all parts of a business is provided quickly, intuitively and in context of what the
individual user is doing.  This ease of use and speed is critically important for better decision making in a business such as Lotus F1 Team, which recently implemented the new version of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2. The team
chose Microsoft Dynamics AX to collect live, accurate information, make informed decisions, compete for funding, and — ultimately — build a fast car. This implementation will help improve manufacturing productivity,
avoid wasted resources, deliver information quickly to remote employees, and interoperate with its HR environment to manage the skill sets it needs for new processes.

“Microsoft Dynamics is key to our business transformation. On the one hand it will enable us to ensure everyone on the team is focused on doing their job and not wasting
time moving information from one system to another,” said Patrick Louis, CEO, Lotus F1 Team. “Second, it will help us more rapidly make changes to the car and how we make the car so that we can bring performance-enhancing improvements to the track faster.”