Microsoft Dynamics AX has become that “silver bullet”. A tier 2 ERP solution, providing Tier 1 functionality at a fraction of the price with many success stories.
The xMMP, mining specific modules embedded within Microsoft Dynamics AX, is what sets it apart from other ERP systems, catering for Tenements, OHS/SHEQ, LIMS, Mining Production, Enterprise Service and Asset Management, Stores amongst others.
No longer is that one certain ERP system recognised as the “holy grail” in mining.
Due to its prohibitive cost, both upfront and ongoing as well as its inability to rapidly adapt to evolving business- and operational requirements, more mining companies are rather investing in an ERP system that is less reliant on multiple third-party solutions, quicker to implement, easy to adopt and use, with a lowered TCO.
Microsoft spends more than $1.1 Billion annually on Research and development of the Dynamics product portfolio. It is therefore that Dynamics AX brings along with it, a comprehensive value proposition with native integration to other Microsoft applications within the Microsoft stack such as but not limited to MS Office, MS Exchange, MS Project, SharePoint and OneDrive.
The new release of Dynamics 365 for Operations is Microsoft’s new business solution for medium to large organisations. Dynamics 365 for Operations was previously known as AX7 and is a single software system that helps run businesses more effectively. It is a digitally transformed financial and operational ERP system.
Mining companies need not further invest in expensive, non-core mining assets such as servers, storage solutions, backup devices etc. as with Dynamics AX being hosted in Microsoft Azure, it is totally cloud-based.
Microsoft Dynamics AX through Azure also differentiates itself from a security perspective, possessing the deepest and most comprehensive set of compliance to standards. It also comprises of industry-first services such as:
- Microsoft Trust Centre
- Microsoft Cyber Defence Operations Centre
- Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
With Microsoft 365, users can operate in a secure, Microsoft networked environment in the cloud, with no limitation as to remote access through Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD) services.
Reliable data back-ups are also taken care of and seamless version management of operating systems.
Data storage is facilitated through Microsoft OneDrive, and no costly Windows SQL Enterprise licenses are required as they are provisioned within the Dynamics (AX) online Azure environment.
Resolve Immix’s software provides extensive exploration, Mining, and Mineral Process (xMMP) solutions for key mining requirements, including functionality required for the Total Life of Mine (LOM).
Microsoft Dynamics AX serves as the platform for the xMMP product suite and is a world-class global Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution used by over 20 000 businesses across the globe.