It's Time to Upgrade from
Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365

Dynamics AX is officially been replaced by Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management – but, what’s the difference? Is it worth your business making the switch?

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How Do The Products Differ?

The differences between Dynamics 365 for Finance and Supply Chain Management and Dynamics AX are much more significant than just a name change. Though it continues to offer much of the same functionality as its forebears, Finance and Supply Chain is quite a different beast when you look under the hood. Let’s take a look at a few of the significant back-end changes the platform has undergone.

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Web-based access

Dynamics 365 is browser-based, so you no longer need to load up a program on your computer to access it. Simply head to a web browser, and you’re in.

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Improved business intelligence

With access to artificial intelligence-powered analytical services and more-comprehensive sets of business data, Dynamics 365 outstrips previous versions of AX in terms of reporting and business intelligence.

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Easy integration

Dynamics 365 has the potential for extensive integration with other platforms. Dynamics 365 for Finance and Supply Chain Management integrates with other Microsoft cloud products such as Office 365, Power Bl, and Dynamics CRM apps.

Regular-updates

Regular updates

New developments and fixes are rolled out frequently to Finance and Supply Chain; all you need to do is accept them.

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Updated interface

The new design is aimed at improving user experience and encouraging collaboration with other users. The interface is also customizable, with each user able to personalize their homepage with custom colours and default start pages.

Scalability

Scalability

Dynamics 365’s new licensing model not only means users can save money on the user and device licenses, but the improved flexibility of the pricing model opens the door for more businesses to utilize Dynamics’ capabilities.

How Does The Licensing Model Compare?

Like Dynamics AX, Dynamics 365 offers several licenses with differing degrees of access, though the titles and access levels have changed slightly.

Dynamics AX 2012+

Enterprise User
Functional User
Task User
Self-Service User

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Dynamics 365 Finance & Supply Chain

Finance Base & Attach License User
Supply Chain Base & Attach License User
Operations Activity User
Team Member User

When Will Support For Dynamics AX End?

It’s not only functionality that users should take into account when considering a switch. With Microsoft focusing its attention on Dynamics 365, older versions of Dynamics products will inevitably be left behind, and end dates for Dynamics AX support have already been announced.

Products ReleasedLifecycle
Start Date
Mainstream Support
End Date
Extended Support
End Date
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Service Pack 13 Nov. 200810 Apr. 201812 Oct. 2021
Microsoft Dynamics AX 201225 Sept. 20119 Oct. 201812 Oct. 2021
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R219 Feb. 20139 Oct. 201812 Oct. 2021
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R31 Aug. 201412 Oct. 202112 Jan. 2023

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Finance

Grow your business-faster

  • Redefine your traditional global financial management.
  • Automate processes to increase efficiency.
  • Decrease operational expenses and financial complexities.

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Automate your operations

  • Move from reactive to predictive operations.
  • Automate and simplify your manufacturing and supply chain.
  • Maximize the life of your assets.

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