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Microsoft Dynamics AX® is the Microsoft enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for enterprises that empowers your people to anticipate and embrace change so your business can thrive. By combining comprehensive ERP with purpose-built industry capabilities, this single powerful solution delivers value across your business quickly, the agility to maximize opportunities in a changing market, and the simplicity to drive innovation—today and tomorrow.

DIS is the only Microsoft partner that offers Microsoft Dynamics AX in Greece. Our offering consists of a fully localized and translated version of Dynamics AX 2009/2012 which has been certified by Microsoft and is in full compliance with the Greek legislation. On top of this, you get a solution that is implemented using the best business practices for the Greek market and co-exists harmonically with other localization solutions on multi-company / multinational installation scenarios.

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

For the third straight year, Microsoft Dynamics AX has been ranked a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant analysis, which is the highest possible designation. Three years ago, Microsoft Dynamics AX was the only solution to receive Leader status. Gartner’s popular Magic Quadrant analysis has become the most sought after and reputable source of information about the state of the ERP market and the vendors and solutions that are available. In this analysis, Gartner ranks ERP systems based on their vision for the future and their ability to execute on that vision. Microsoft Dynamics AX delivers the next step in that vision—the beginning of a new generation of business application productivity. A core principle for Microsoft Dynamics products is a commitment to continuous customer care, ensuring a path forward to future product versions. Microsoft Dynamics AX is no exception, with tested, proven tools, capabilities, and processes to help customers transition from earlier to the latest versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX. Each new version delivers revolutionary new capability in an evolutionary way.

Microsoft Dynamics AX Magic Quadrant

Microsoft Dynamics AX® is a generational shift in business software, delivering new levels of capability, unmatched agility, and a compelling and empowering user experience. At the same time, Microsoft Dynamics AX sets a new standard for simplicity. You can read Gartner's analysis here.


Core values

The anchor point for Microsoft Dynamics AX is that it is a business solution from Microsoft. That heritage brings with it an obligation and a commitment to bring the full breadth and depth of Microsoft research, development, and innovation investment to business customers in a unified solution. This commitment manifests in four key pillars for Microsoft Dynamics AX customers and partners:

  • Microsoft Dynamics AX is delivered on a platform of familiarhigh-value, low-total cost of ownership (TCO) technology. Whether IT is managed directly by the customer or by their partner, Microsoft technology means access to a broad universe of people and resources that already understand the technology platform.
  • The Microsoft Dynamics AX solution delivers pervasive interoperability with Microsoft OfficeSharePoint, and Lync, whether on-premises or in the cloud, to bring users the familiar, productive experiences they expect—empowered with access to Microsoft Dynamics AX data and functionality. For example, BI accessed naturally through Microsoft Excel, documents stored in SharePoint visualized in business context through Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics data available for seamless inclusion in Microsoft Word documents, and presence and click-to-communicate capability delivered through Lync interoperability.
  • In addition, Microsoft is committed to bringing the latest innovations across social, mobile, visualization, machine learning, and natural user experiences to business users, in context, today and tomorrow. 
  • Perhaps most importantly, the commitment to bring Microsoft technology to business users is not a one-time event at a single point in time—it is a commitment to continuously renew that technology from generation to generation. Renewable technology, delivered through an upgradable application—power and productivity on-premises today, with Microsoft Dynamics AX evolving to include the cloud tomorrow with the next major Microsoft Dynamics AX release.



Many enterprise resource management (ERP) systems have never moved beyond managing the administrative dimension of your business, (e.g. general ledger, balances, payroll and HR, etc), while the real operation of the business is managed elsewhere. Microsoft Dynamics AX is different, covering both the administrative and operational requirements. To do this, Microsoft Dynamics AX delivers rich, prebuilt, industry-operational functionality out of the box, with proven functionality for manufacturing (process, discrete, and lean), distribution, retail, public sector, and service industries. By delivering this capability, Microsoft Dynamics AX gives you more value faster, and establishes a strong platform for independent software vendors (ISVs) to more efficiently deliver the specialized vertical functionality unique to verticals within those industries. Stronger base functionality and a broad portfolio of specialized vertical solutions means a better fit for the needs of your business, more value, and more rapid time to value.

Microsoft Dynamics AX is a truly global solution, designed to scale with your business. Simple enough to deploy for a single business unit in a single country, Microsoft Dynamics AX will support the unique requirements for business systems in 36 countries—all from a single-instance deployment of the software. Multiple currencies, multiple time zones, multiple languages, and compliance with multiple banking and reporting standards and legislative codes give you the global coverage that you require. And a layered architecture and installable language packs provide the flexibility for future growth to other markets, including options for agile, partner-led localization.


Excellence for a business application begins with two primary challenges: how well does the software model the real world, and how quickly can it fit a business in a rapidly changing world? If the fidelity between software model and reality is high, then implementation is straightforward and the software is able to provide strong insight, empowering efficient business execution. If it’s not, then implementation is filled with compromises and workarounds and using the software is filled with challenge and complexity. It’s that simple, and it’s the beginning of why Microsoft Dynamics AX is different

The heart of Microsoft Dynamics AX is a set of unified, natural models that let you see, measure, and change your business. In developing the latest release, every application concept involved in representing the business in software was reexamined. In each case, limitations that forced workarounds and compromises in older ERP products were lifted, and new capabilities were added to provide an even richer software representation of a business and its structure, processes, and policies. Unified, natural Microsoft Dynamics AX models make modeling simple businesses fast and easy and yet still provide the richness and flexibility to represent the most complex organizations.


As business applications evolve, the natural tendency is for complexity to increase. Instead Microsoft Dynamics AX makes an intentional commitment to simplicity—focusing specifically on explicitly engineering to simplify every aspect of the system, from installation through deployment, implementation, customization, user experience, and upgrade. 

  • For users, simplicity begins with a familiar interface that makes the application simple to learn and intuitive to use, and continues with explicit work to streamline every step in high-velocity transaction processes like order entry.
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX also brings the power of software to more users in the business, adding rich functionality for supplier relationship management (SRM) and a rich set of employee self-service functionality for HR data, procurement, and travel expense management.
  • Through interoperation with Microsoft collaboration technologies from Microsoft SharePoint, Windows® AzureTM, and Microsoft Lync TM, Microsoft Dynamics AX brings collaboration directly into context through the application, making it simpler to connect employees, customers, suppliers, and partners. 
  • For system administration, Microsoft Dynamics AX automates application lifecycle management making the system simpler to deploy, manage, and upgrade for customers, implementers, and ISVs. In Microsoft Dynamics AX every step of the product installation process was examined, and the entire process was overhauled to remove steps, eliminate opportunities for error, and streamline the interaction between IT and application roles, dramatically shortening and simplifying the process.

Simplicity drives adoption and ensures that customers truly get the benefit of the system’s power and agility.


Core ERP Capabilities

  • General ledger
  • Accounts receivable and payable
  • Bank management
  • Budgetary control
  • Share service support
  • Compliance management
  • Sales force and marketing automation 
  • Lead and opportunity management 
  • Sales management 
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM connector
  • Inventory management
  • Multisite warehouse management
  • Trade agreements
  • Order promising
  • Distribution planning
  • Quality management
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  • Material and capacity planning
  • Resource management
  • Job scheduling and sequencing
  • Product configuration
  • Shop floor management
  • Project accounting and invoicing
  • Project cost control
  • Work breakdown structures
  • Integration with Microsoft Project
  • Service orders and contracts
  • Service calls and dispatching
  • Repair management
  • Service subscription
  • Standard, ad hoc, and analytical reports with Microsoft SQL Server® Reporting Services
  • RoleTailored, predefined multidimensional data cubes
  • Dashboard views of key performance indicators
  • Direct and indirect procurement
  • Purchase requisitions
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Vendor self-service portal
  • Organizational and workforce management
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Development, training and performance management
  • Employee self-service portal
  • Expense management


Industry  specific capabilities

MANUFACTURING: Lean, process, and discrete manufacturing (Fact sheet)

DISTRIBUTION: Wholesale, warehouse management, and distribution 

RETAIL: Merchandizing, point of sale, and store management (Fact sheet)

SERVICES: Project and resources operations; talent and skills management (Fact sheet)

AUTOMOTIVE: Sales, customs clearance, service management, warranties, recall management (see more...)

PUBLIC SECTOR: Grants management, commitment, and fund accounting (Fact sheet)


Related links

Brochure: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Top 10 reasons to buy Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Gartner's Magic Quadrant Analysis

Fact sheet: What is new in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

White paper: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 - A new generation ERP

eBook: What's the problem?

Online Demos

Supply chain management - demo

Manage update and deploy workflows - demo

Share business data with Microsoft Office - demo

Employee self service - Expense Management - demo

Purchase orders workflow - Interractive demo

Sales orders workflow - Interractive demo

Customization example - Interractive demo

Microsoft Excel integration - Budget Management - Interractive demo

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