Why choose Microsoft Dynamics AX for the distribution industry?

Dec 24, 2014
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In a single solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 helps enterprises meet their business requirements easily with purpose-built capabilities for five industries (Manufacturing, Distribution, Retail, Public Sector, and Services). In addition, the core ERP capabilities support all users with financial management, human capital management, supply chain management, sales and marketing and more.

The same single solution can support specific business requirements easily by extending the industry foundation with packaged vertical solutions including Distribution.



Support rapidly changing conditions in a business with global complexity. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 offers key capabilities such as supply chain management and multisite functionality to allow you to scale your business quickly. Distribution-specific capabilities include:

  •  Warehouse management
  •  Supply chain planning
  •  Sales order management
  •  Product information management
  •  Procurement and sourcing

New distribution channels continue to grow, while existing channels expand with new approaches, such as global sourcing, cross-sell capabilities, third-party logistics and radio frequency identification (RFID). Distributors are also faced with more competition and higher customer service expectations. Distribution companies have to implement more advanced management solutions to cope with these changes. Microsoft and its partners deliver solutions that distributors need to manage every aspect of their business, from order entry and procurement to sophisticated inventory and shipment management.






Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is recognised as a global leading ERP system that supports a single instance strategy for medium to large enterprise companies. Endeavour is proud to have been selected as a MS Dynamics  AX partner, as it represents a great opportunity for both NZ private businesses and public sector organisations. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 gives people familiar, easy-to-use tools that enable them to work quickly and make smart, proactive decisions.

Microsoft Dynamics AX offers a powerful, agile, simple solution that enables manufacturing organisations to run and continuously improve your own unique mix of discrete, process and lean processes, across multiple sites and geographies, on a single unified platform.


Microsoft Dynamics AX is:

Powerful: Purpose-built for the manufacturing industry solution to meet the specific needs of your business

  • Improve control across make-to-order, make-to-stock, and other product processes.
  • Provide ad hoc, self-service business intelligence, and reporting for key manufacturing operations, including pre-built reports from Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services.

Agile: Helps you respond to changing conditions, correct capacity imbalances and track sustainability

  • Configure processes with a graphical workflow editor that helps you identify inefficiencies and optimise performance.
  • Track waste, water usage, energy consumption, carbon footprint and related costs with the Environmental Sustainability Dashboard.

Simple: Provides a familiar user experience makes it easy to find, use and share information

  • Quick ramp-up for users of all generations with Kanban boards and other visualisation tools, as well as touch-based screens for shop floor workers.
  • Simplify basic supply chain collaboration with Microsoft SharePoint portals for vendors and customers.

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 See for yourself: AX for Distribution You Tube


Microsoft Dynamics


Microsoft Dynamics is a line of integrated, adaptable business management solutions that enables you and your people to make business decisions with greater confidence. Microsoft Dynamics works like familiar Microsoft software such as Microsoft Office, which means less of a learning curve for your people, so they can get up and running quickly and focus on what’s most important. And because it is from Microsoft, it easily works with the systems that your company already has implemented. By automating and streamlining financial, customer relationship and supply chain processes, Microsoft Dynamics brings together people, processes, and technologies, increasing the productivity and effectiveness of your business and helping you drive business success.

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