REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 22, 2010 — Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) today announced that Microsoft Dynamics AX is positioned as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for ERP for Product-Centric Midmarket Companies* 2010, a research report published by Gartner Inc. In the same report, which this year evaluated global enterprise resource planning (ERP) products specifically tailored for companies with 100 to 999 employees, and with annual revenue between $50 million and $1 billion, Microsoft Dynamics NAV is recognized as a Niche Player.
Microsoft Dynamics AX has a long track record of customer success and has experienced above-average growth rates in the midmarket. The solution features an intuitive and easy-to-learn and -use Microsoft Office-like user interface, and RoleTailored dashboards. Microsoft Dynamics AX further provides a flexible architecture and solid foundation for partners to develop vertically specific solutions.
“We believe being recognized as a Leader demonstrates our commitment to enabling dynamic businesses,” said Crispin Read, general manager of Microsoft Dynamics ERP, Product Management Group, at Microsoft. “Our focus on simplicity, value and agility is key to maintaining our position as a leader in the ERP industry.”
To view the full report, visit http://www.gartner.com/technology/media-products/reprints/microsoft/vol10/article22/article22.html
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 is currently available in more than 38 countries. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2, an update to the current solution, became available in December 2010. More information about Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics NAV can be found on the Microsoft Dynamics ERP website.
About the Magic Quadrant
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About Microsoft Dynamics
Microsoft Dynamics is a line of simple to learn and use ERP and CRM solutions that work with your existing technology and scale as you grow to give you long-term value. By using software and online services that work the way people and organizations work, businesses are better able to make informed decisions and adapt to rapid change. Microsoft Dynamics helps your people be more productive and your investments in existing systems last longer, while enabling your business to derive the insights necessary to respond quickly and have a competitive edge in an ever-changing world of business.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
* Gartner Inc. Magic Quadrant for ERP for Product-Centric Midmarket Companies, Christian Hestermann et al, Dec. 17, 2010.
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