Organizations that are currently using Microsoft Dynamics AX are considering an upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations . It Maybe wise to learn more about the differences between these two systems before you commit to an ERP implementation or upgrade
The two solutions may have similarities, but they also share some of the major differences. And we are going to discuss all the points that somehow make both tools different or similar. By the end of the blog, you can get an idea about the one to choose from.
Dynamics AX Vs Dynamics 365
The major difference between the Dynamics 365 cloud and dynamics AX is about the infrastructure. Satya Nadella in 2014 changed the structure by shifting Dynamics products on the cloud.(Read the full story)
However, Dynamics AX 2012 is still running on-premise making customers get the servers on-site and host the applications locally.
Initially companies using Dynamics AX 2012 were reluctant for the cloud-based infrastructure, but now they have accepted it. In fact, many people prefer it for ERP requirements or systems now.
Also, the on-premise hosting of applications can cost you a lot for purchasing the compatible hardware and making it accessible for the employees.
Dynamics AX has the over-layering method for custom development. It is the method where core product, customer code, and any value-added reseller (VAR) code are separated by the layers. This way code needs to be adjusted before the deployment as it can cause a problem.
On the contrary, Dynamics 365 uses the extensibility model and that means the core code of ERP systems is locked – not allowing any customizations. Therefore, developers must customize the software during a built-in phase.
Companies can take wise steps and little more careful about the customizations and they must have them only if necessary.
Upgrading from Dynamics AX 2009 to dynamics AX 2012, you may need a completely new implementation. Whereas, upgrading from Dynamics AX 2012 to Dynamics 365 may require no or fewer implementation changes.
Microsoft also improved the upgrade model as they moved to the cloud and it is quite similar to the modern upgrade model used for applications.
4. UI experience
With the dynamics AX, a user can simply launch the application from desktop and can work within the program. Whereas the Dynamics 365 makes a user launches a web browser and enter a URL. It can be launched from both desktop and mobile devices.
If teams have issues dealing with the user-interface of ERP projects, they can always seek help from the ERP consultants.
The wise decision and any expert’s advises will recommend s switch from Dynamics AX to the Dynamics 365.
wether your decison is continuing your business on Dynamics AX we still offer a full support, or or switching from Dynamics AX to Microsoft dynamics 365 for finance and operations – you have DFSM experts for the full-time assistance as your ERP vendor.