Microsoft announced this week it is shipping the latest release of its Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning (ERP) package, which adds features to let mid-sized businesses access enterprise-wide capabilities as if they were large corporations.
The update -- dubbed Dynamics AX 2009 -- supersedes AX 4, the previous version. AX 2009 adds several new functions, including multi-site capabilities, a compliance center for tracking compliance and regulatory issues, and a Role Center dashboard that lets users view "role-relevant" business intelligence.
"New multi-site capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 allow customers to manage a single, integrated view of financial and supply chain information from facilities around the world and across multiple time zones, helping organizations simplify global planning and allocation of materials and resources," according to a company statement.
Additionally, the new Compliance Center feature gives users a central console that lets them view, manage and control the processes required for a company's compliance tracking.