Some Other Important Vendors of ERP Manufacturing Software Solutions with Applications Possessing High Connectivity and Inter- Connectivity Potential (Part I) An Analysis of the Inherent Qualities and Flaws of Microsoft Dynamics AX (Axapta)
ERP Manufacturing Software Solutions with Applications Possessing High Connectivity and Inter- Connectivity Potential (Part I)
In examining another powerful ERP manufacturing software like Microsoft Dynamics AX (now known as “Axapta”) some of its major flaws are outlined in the basic modus operandi of the company and the identity of their customer base/clientele it caters to. The multiple applications of an ERP manufacturing software solution like Axapta, and its high level of multi-functionality, present customizable solutions which are appropriate for larger companies specifically; those who can afford the higher ERP costs associated with the maintenance of the great and varied number of applications and software modules of Axapta and that are designed for the process of global ERP deployment on all levels of practical application - and which are therefore more expensive and sometimes unnecessary for small companies which require only a specific set of applications for ERP marketing operations that are confined to a local geographic market sector and not intended for large-scale global activities.
Microsoft’s Focus on the Needs of only Medium to Large Businesses Hinders its Potential to Integrate into its ERP manufacturing software Innovative Technologies Developed by Small Businesses.
In fact, despite its high level of diversification into multiple industrial sectors in foreign markets within the Internet technology/information technology and ERP industry, Microsoft continues to focus principally on the needs of mid size and large businesses, while actually neglecting the high level of influence that small businesses exert on the industry in general; ignoring in the process the indispensable role played by small enterprises in the development and promotion of innovative and advanced technologies. This neglect, unfortunately, has the natural consequence of limiting Microsoft's potential to attract more customers and business partners from the small business sectors, and thereby benefit from incorporating more innovative features into its ERP manufacturing software solutions.
The Major Pluses of Microsoft Dynamics AX/ Axapta: It Exemplifies a High Level of Inter- Departmental and External Interconnectivity, and Merges the Interests of Both Manufacturers and Distributors into a New Relationship Model .
On the plus side, Axapta is an extremely efficient ERP manufacturing software solution that provides a high level of inter-connectivity for companies, integrating all internal and external company functions into one single, multi-accessible online database that makes it possible for all company departments to collectively and simultaneously address and collaborate together, in real time, to resolve single or multiple issues in the supply chain model - in order to boost productivity and eliminate any product delivery delays. Furthermore, because of its focus on the needs of both the manufacturing and wholesale distribution sectors, compared to the connectivity potential of the other ERP manufacturing software solutions on the market Axapta has gained a more competitive edge because it features are specifically aimed at improving communication and interchange of data and ideas among all company departments. Consequently, it is a good choice for large manufacturers and distributors and also because it bridges together the mutual interests of the manufacturing and wholesale distribution industry.