Microsoft Dynamics AX has been named among the order management hub solutions leaders for the first time by independent research firm Forrester.
For The Forrester Wave™: Order Management Hubs, report for Q3 2010, ERP vendors that target organisations with 500 or more employees were evaluated against 112 criteria based on current offering, strategy, and market presence.
Forrester said Microsoft Dynamics AX provides strong support for end-to-end order management processes and forward-looking product strategies.
“Microsoft enters the Leader band for the first time based principally on the strength of its strategy, including a top three product and go-to-market strategy as well as market-leading ownership costs,” the report states. It also praised Microsoft’s strong customer reference and extended global reach through partnerships and said large firms will be looking to Dynamics as a cost effective alternative when theier current systems fail.
“We believe being named a Leader in the Forrester Wave is a reflection of the investment in our Microsoft Dynamics ERP industry road map, our support for two-tier ERP implementation scenarios and our Dynamic Business vision,” said Crispin Read, general manager, Microsoft Dynamics ERP. “By delivering on a market vision focused on simplifying the user experience, increasing productivity and delivering continuous innovation for customers, we are able to help them keep pace with the rapid rate of change in today’s complex business environment.”
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced plans to deliver a connector in the third quarter of 2010 that will accelerate two-tier ERP deployments between Microsoft Dynamics AX and SAP Business Suite.
Others to earn recognition alongside Microsoft were Oracle’s E-Business Suite, Sterling Commerce and SAP.