The Cincom Manufacturing Business Suite Microsoft Dynamics® AX Foundation

The Cincom Manufacturing Business Suite inherits and extends the power and flexibility of the Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM solution framework and fully leverages the industry-leading Microsoft® technology platform.

Solution Framework

The Cincom Manufacturing Business Suite leverages the power, agility and simplicity of the Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM solution framework to deliver an enterprise-class business system that can be tailored to the needs of any organisation and smoothly evolve as business needs change.

  • Single-instance, multi-organisation structure with multi-site and virtual company capabilities supports even the most complex organisational structures.
  • Personalised role centres bring together all of the tasks and information needed to perform various roles and seamlessly integrates Microsoft Office, instant messaging, collaboration and business-intelligence tools to provide everything your people need to work fast and smart.
  • Embedded workflow automation with flexible business rules, alerts, document attachments, activities and cases enable efficient, standardised business processes to be built around your unique organisation.
  • Localisation capabilities with support for multiple languages, multiple currencies and multiple banking, reporting and legislative standards enable global deployment.
  • Rich, familiar user experience with intuitive navigation and extensive usability engineering delivers a familiar and highly productive end-user environment via Windows® Client, Web browser and mobile devices to speed both adoption and performance of day-to-day activities.
  • Knowledge Capture and Automation with intuitive knowledge modelling and a powerful knowledge engine provide the ability to “knowledge-enable” key activities and business processes throughout the business – for instance, guided setup of foundational information, guided processes for creating complex operational information, smart workflow, active monitoring and alerts and advanced performance management.

Technology Platform

The Cincom Manufacturing Business Suite is built within Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM. It fully leverages the Microsoft technology platform to deliver a familiar, reliable and scalable enterprise systems framework along with industry-leading reporting, analysis and collaboration tools built directly into the fabric of the application.

  • Windows Server® and SQL Server® provide proven performance and reliability, unlimited scalability and a familiar systems management environment.
  • Information Access via SQL Reporting Services, SQL Analysis Services and Enterprise Search turns enterprise-wide operational and financial data into actionable information that enables smarter, faster decisions.
  • Collaboration capabilities including both internal and external portals based on Microsoft SharePoint® provide a powerful collaboration framework connecting people, departments and your extended supply chain.
  • Application Integration Framework with Windows Communication Foundation, Web Services and XML/flat file exchange enables fast, effective and reliable integration with third-party and home-grown systems.
  • Security Framework with active directory authentication, role-based security and a wide range of built-in roles, duties and privileges provides complete and flexible control over the information and processes users need to access on a daily basis.

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