What is the difference between Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics 365?

This is an answer to one of the questions in Quora.

Dynamics 365 is a re-packaging of Microsoft’s ERP and CRM solutions. Earlier we had Microsoft Dynamics stack which is nothing but the group of 6 enterprise applications from Microsoft – 1 CRM and 5 ERP applications.

Microsoft Dynamics Stack/Suite

Dynamics CRM

Dynamics AX (Axapta)

Dynamics NAV ( Navision)

Dynamics GP ( Great Plains)

Dynamics SL ( Solomen)

Dynamics C5

Out of these only the first one is the CRM and rest are ERP applications from Microsoft for different domains and market segments.

On-premise and online: For most of these applications both on-premise and online( cloud) versions are available. In November 2016 Microsoft has come up with the ‘re-packaging’ of these apps. They have take the modules from CRM ( Sales, Customer Service, Marketing etc) and ERP( Finance and Operations, Talent, Project service Automation etc) and renamed to Dynamics 365.

In short..

Dynamics is more than CRM, it is combination of CRM and ERP apps where businesses can purchase individual or multiple apps together.

Also see: What is Microsoft Dynamics 365?

Hope this answers your question.



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