Microsoft Dynamics is a line of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) software applications. Microsoft Dynamics applications are delivered through a network of reselling partners who provide specialized services. Very few installations are made without the aid, and cost, of these resellers. In its 2013 update, the first since 2009, Microsoft removed many capabilities of users to access features such as report-writing without the intervention, and cost, of members of their approved reseller network.
Microsoft Dynamics ERP is a family of enterprise resource planning products primarily geared toward midsize organizations with simple corporate structures and low-to-moderately complex production models. Microsoft Dynamics ERP includes four primary products:
Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Axapta) - Multi-language, multi-currency enterprise resource planning (ERP) business solution with comprehensive global business management features for financial, human resources, and operations management as well as additional industry capabilities for retailers, professional service industries, financial service businesses, manufacturers, and public sector organizations.
Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains Software) - ERP solution for small & midsize businesses. Helps manage financials, supply chain, and employees.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision) - Business management solution that helps small & mid-sized businesses manage their financials, supply chain, & people. It's multi-language and multi-currency.
Microsoft Dynamics SL (formerly Solomon IV) - Designed for project-driven organizations in North America. Business management solution that supports future business growth.
Microsoft Dynamics Management Reporter. Management Reporter is a financial reporting and analysis application. Its main feature is to create income statements, balance sheet statements, cash flow statements and other financial reports. Reports can be stored in a centralised Report Library along with external supporting files. Security on reports and files may be controlled using Windows Authentication and SQL Server.