With Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (formerly Dynamics AX) being a native cloud application, Microsoft is now releasing new updates twice per year – in a Fall and Spring release. This allows Microsoft to add new features at a much faster pace than ever before! Customers can choose if and when to take these releases, which also provides a level of flexibility not offered by most cloud application vendors.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (formerly known as Dynamics AX) provides an embedded Human Capital Management solution that can help organizations more efficiently manage their workforce and their day-to-day human resource management processes. Microsoft has an active HCM development roadmap, and is heavily investing in building out the HCM module to offer best-in-class functionality.
With the introduction in Q1 2016 of the new Microsoft Dynamics AX, known now as Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
, Microsoft’s flagship ERP system was re-built on and for the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. This move to the cloud has brought many questions from existing on-premise clients and prospective new clients that are interested in maintaining an on-premise deployment of the application. Microsoft previously committed to delivering an on-premise option by the end of calendar year 2017, but hadn’t provided a lot of details around how they would deliver this model. These details are now becoming a little clearer, and will be discussed in this blog.