Microsoft Dynamics AX is a business solution for enterprises, with 36 country localizations, that supports industry-specific and operational processes, as well as a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP). AX has a specialized focus on manufacturing, retail, service industries and public sector and boasts capabilities such as financial management, human capital management, manufacturing, supply chain management, project management and accounting, retail, and business intelligence and reporting. AX is a strong platform, but if it is not the only system your business relies on, and your systems are not integrated, it is likely you are losing time and your resources are less efficient.
Incorporating your AX platform with other internal systems (shopping cart, order or warehouse management) or with trading partners through an end-to-end EDI integration will eliminate the need to manually rekey order information. A full EDI integration connects you directly with trading partners and connects your internal systems, which allows all order documents and information to flow seamlessly between systems/companies.
With EDI you can send electronic versions of purchase orders (EDI 850), invoices (EDI 810), catalog price file(EDI 832), inventory updates (EDI 846), and tracking information via advance shipment notice (EDI 856). Because these documents flow faster than emails/faxes/phone calls, you have a solution for drop ship deployment and omni-channel retailing. When manual touches become automated, you can run your business more efficiently, and have your tracking and shipping information brought up seamlessly.
Implementing an EDI solution for your Microsoft Dynamics AX platform is a great way to enhance an already robust platform. Your business will perform efficiently with the ease and automation of EDI. With EDI, you can rapidly onboard trading partners for drop shipping, opening up an endless aisle of virtual inventory. To learn more about implementing an end-to-end EDI integration, click here.