Microsoft Business Solutions
Business solutions of Microsoft Dynamics are used in daily activity of the enterprises more than 20 years, helping to develop effectively customer relations, partners, suppliers and employees, to optimize business processes in the field of management of finance, production and logistics, customer relations.
- CRM system
- * Microsoft Dynamics CRM
- ERP systems
- Microsoft Dynamics AX (in the past — Axapta)
- Microsoft Dynamics NAV (in the past — Navision)
- Microsoft Dynamics GP (in Russia and the CIS countries is not on sale and it is not supported, in the past — Great Plains Software)
- Microsoft Dynamics SL (in Russia and the CIS countries is not on sale and it is not supported, in the past — Solomon)
- Microsoft Dynamics RMS
- Microsoft Dynamics Point of Sale
In December, 2000 Microsoft for $972.3 million purchased developer company of ERP solutions for small and medium business of Great Plains Software. Analysts noted that Microsoft thus was going to take away a part of the market from the main competitor in this area - Intuit company. "So far Microsoft is engaged in development of accounting programs and online stores, but we do not intend to remain long on boondocks", - one of directors of the company said then.
Based on Great Plains the new division — Microsoft Business Solutions was created.
Trace of Microsoft made the proposal on acquisition of the Danish company Navision. In May, 2002 it became known that the Board of Directors of Navision unanimously recommended to shareholders to agree to the offer of Microsoft.
The Navision company was formed in December, 2000 by merge of Navision Software and Damgaard ERP systems Axapta (developer). According to Gartner, Navision took the fifth place in Europe and the ninth in the world among suppliers of ERP solutions. And net income of the company in 2001 was $184.5 million.
Microsoft offered about $37 for the stock Navision that at the time of the offer exceeded their market value for 12%. Thus, all Microsoft paid $1.33 billion for Navision.
Business in Russia
Business of Microsoft Dynamics in Russia dynamically develops: more than 2000 clients; 100 industry solutions of partners. Among large projects of the last financial year: Naryanmarneftegaz, Vostoktsement, Russian Sea, "VSK Insurance House", IBRD, "Driving", City of FM (Gazprom Media).
2013: Sales of ERP systems of Microsoft in Russia grew by a third
The number of projects on implementation of ERP systemsof Microsoft Dynamics in 2013 grew by 25-30% in relation to 2012, told TAdviser in Corus Consulting company in September. Other large Microsoft partner –Tops Consulting – in terms of total revenue notes two-digit growth in this direction, and predict growth of revenue by 30-35% in 2013 in relation to 2012.
According to the director of business development of department of ERP "Corus Consulting" Ksenia Rodnova, such significant growth is caused by a release of the new version of the ERP system of Dynamics AX. The director of the strategy of Tops Consulting Olga Panteleeva noting that interest from the current and potential clients of the company in 2013 stimulated an output of Microsoft to the market of new versions of products agrees with it. The company expects that at forecasts of the leading analysts for growth of the Russian market of implementation of ERP in 2012-2013 on average at the level of 6-7%, the Microsoft Dynamics systems should show higher growth.
Microsoft notes that demand for ERP solutions of the company in Russia grows both in state, and in the commercial sector. As for the last, the greatest interest in the solutions in Microsoft is observed in the field of retail and in the financial sector.
Among the largest projects based on Dynamics AX implemented in Russia for the last year provide the implementation in Russian Post starting in 2011 and which came to the end in 1 quarter 2013 into Microsoft, calling it one of the world's largest. Based on Dynamics AX in Russian Post the unified information system of treasury which covers management personnel in Moscow and 86 branches in all regions of Russia is implemented. A system is unrolled more than in 800 post offices and supports about 3 million treasurer transactions a year.
One more large project is creation of IT infrastructure of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Implementation of Dynamics AX on this project began with automation of budgets, treasury and analytics, and afterwards on its base management of finance and logistics was also implemented.
Among other large projects Dynamics AX for the last year give retail network of ECCO which performed the Russia's first implementation of the POS solution based on this system, the "World of the tool" which implemented on it complete functionality for production management and distribution, supply chains and logistics, finance and also complex implementation in "White wind" in the Russian representative office of Microsoft.
According to the area manager Microsoft Business Solutions in Russia Alyona Gekler, as of the middle of 2013 Microsoft has about 40 active local partners offering the Dynamics AX system, and about 50 –Dynamics NAV. In total in the market today well to about 50 industry partner solutions based on these systems (the company carries out every year the assessment of partner solutions, removing irrelevant and adding new).
Alyona Gekler expects interest and in cloud versions of products. As of September, 2013 in a hosting at partners Dynamics NAV is available, such service in Russia is offered, for example, Praktik settlement center and Mindcore. Through a public cloud this system is already available in the world, and in the next half a year-years in Microsoft expect it availability and in Russia. As for Dynamics AX, in Microsoft expect that its next version will be available also through a public cloud.