Dell is a large corporation so it’s not surprising that it could recognize significant savings by consolidating its ERP systems into one system namely AX. Forbes reported that Dell saw this $50 million in savings by replacing over 75 custom applications with Microsoft Dynamics AX. This was clearly a highly complex system to begin with that was simplified by switching to AX in order to see significant savings. Not all companies switching to Microsoft Dynamics AX will be able to see those kinds of savings but there are many companies that will see some savings by making the switch.
MSDynamicsworld.com mentioned the Forbes article and made a very good point. Microsoft Dynamics AX has come a long way with the latest release. In that article Rebecca Wettemann, vice president at Nucleus Research is quoted as saying “Fewer than 10 percent of companies are running the latest versions of their ERPs right now, so they’re not taking advantage of the latest improvements to the software.”
If we use Dell’s savings as an example we can see that there are savings to be had operationally when upgrading to the latest version of your ERP system whether that is Microsoft Dynamics AX or any of the other Microsoft Dynamics products. At WatServ we make it easier to upgrade your ERP. As a Cloud based ERP solution you can continue to run your existing solution while you get a new Dynamics ERP implementation ready to go without having to make any hardware or software investments.