Template-driven Lifecycle Services (LCS) solution offers professional services industry best practices while driving down the costs and timeframe for implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX

Seattle, WA – February 24, 2016

sa.global, the leading global provider of Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP solutions and services for professional services firms and other project-driven businesses, today announced that they have received Microsoft’s official approval to deploy their ProjAX industry solution for the new Microsoft Dynamics AX through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Leveraging the latest Lifecycle Services (LCS) cloud-based deployment and application lifecycle management tools, and available via a Partner-led Trial through the Azure Marketplace, sa.global’s ProjAX industry solution and unique template driven deployment process ProjAX-EXPRESS helps project-driven businesses adopt industry best practices while driving down the costs and timeframes associated with implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX.

The new Microsoft Dynamics AX, including the embedded Service Industries solution, is the latest version of Microsoft’s flagship global ERP software system. The new Microsoft Dynamics AX offers a modern, cross-platform HTML5 user interface that runs on any device in any form factor. Available initially for native deployment on the Microsoft Azure cloud, and later in 2016 as an on-premise deployment model, the new Dynamics AX provides tight integration to Microsoft’s Office365 applications, as well as the organization’s award-winning PowerBI analytics and reporting toolset.

sa.global’s ProjAX family of extensions and tools for Dynamics AX provides best-in-class ERP functionality for professional services firms, along with an industry-specific business intelligence and reporting solution in ProjAX-BI, and a methodology for provisioning a pre-configured industry-specific version of Dynamics AX in ProjAX-EXPRESS (now known as projects360 Express).

Utilizing the most recent additions to the Lifecycle Services (LCS) suite, sa.global offers the following tools to accelerate the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX:

  • Automated provisioning in the Azure cloud of a pre-configured, industry-specific template of the new Dynamics AX for professional services firms.
  • Pre-defined Industry-specific business process flows and Task Recorder task guides based on sa.global’s industry best practices.
  • Industry-specific default data sets and key workflows, along with the ability to customize each client’s data using simple Excel templates.
  • Customized industry-specific data import templates that accounts for unique professional services industry data entities.
  • Implementation methodology and project management templates (i.e. schedule template, SharePoint Online project site template, specification templates, etc.).
  • Standardized SharePoint tools for tracking project status and progress.

“We’re very excited to be among the first Microsoft Dynamics AX providers to have our solution officially approved by Microsoft for the new Microsoft Dynamics AX,” explained Joel Leichty, sa.global’s Director of Product Management. “By utilizing our pre-configured, best practices driven deployment of Dynamics AX in the cloud, we can help our clients not only drive efficiencies throughout their business, but lower their implementation costs and deployment timelines, which will drive measurable value into their business and help them expedite the return on their investment.”

Through a Partner-led Trial of sa.global’s Microsoft Dynamics AX solution, qualified organizations can receive access to a sandbox environment for a limited time to help evaluate key business process scenarios and provide key stakeholders with hands-on experience in navigating and working with Microsoft Dynamics AX. More information on this Partner-led Trial can be provided by contacting info@saglobal.com.

About sa.global

sa.global is the leading global provider of Microsoft’s Dynamics™ AX ERP solutions and services to A/E/C firms and other professional services organizations. Established in 1990, sa.globalhas grown to become the largest specialist Microsoft Dynamics AX consultancy in the world, with over 500 employees on 6 continents around the globe. sa.global provides a complete set of Microsoft Dynamics AX evaluation, implementation, and support services