Published On: October 20, 2016Categories: Company News

The ERP world is shifting to the cloud causing rifts in this space because of the difference in cloud and on-premise installations; this blog Dynamics AX(7) versus Dynamics 365 Enterprise Edition hopes to explain the new functions, terms, and how Dynamics 365 relates to the new Dynamics AX (7).

How to get Dynamics AX 7?

The new release of Dynamics AX (7) can be purchased now for over 20 users in the public cloud; it will be offered on premise sometime in 2017. The New Dynamics AX is a game changer for ERP in that it can be used anytime, anywhere, on any device and it includes development space. A package deal including CRM will soon also be available on Microsoft Azure cloud platform by subscribing to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise Edition plan 2 (see more details on our site).

What is Microsoft Dynamics 365?

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is evolving into a total business software package allowing Microsoft’s current CRM and ERP cloud solutions to be deployed in one cloud service with new role based subscriptions with purpose-built apps to help manage specific business functions like field service, customer service, and project service automation. Using the common data model, Dynamics 365 includes analytics from Cortana Intelligence and Power BI, and the productivity power of Office 365.

The Dynamics 365 apps are designed so they can be easily and independently deployed. Your business can start with the apps you need, and as your business demands, you can adopt additional capabilities with ease as all the apps work together.

Dynamics 365 is available to purchase a subscription on November 1st.
Dynamics 365 Enterprise Plan 1 includes CRM and these Apps:

  • Optimized for 250+ Employees
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM and light ERP
  • Min 20 seats on select offers
  • Powerapps that use the Microsoft common data model (see below)
  • Flow (New App – see more below)
  • Sales
  • Field Service
  • Customer Service
  • Project Service Automation

Plan one does not include operations whereas Dynamics 365 plan 2 includes plan 1 and operations or AX(7).
AX (7) will be referred to as Operations in the Dynamics 365 Enterprise Edition.

Dynamics 365 plan 2

  • Includes everything in plan 1
  • Dynamics AX (7) also referred to as the New Dynamics AX
  • Adobe Marketing Cloud

The differences between Dynamics AX7 versus Dynamics 365

The difference of Dynamics AX7 versus Dynamics 365 Enterprise Edition is that your company can purchase plans and not just an on premise application.
The plans for Dynamics 365 are offered in two ways: Right now its referred to as plan 1 & plan 2.