Continuing its quest for more ERP market share, Microsoft has announced a new application aimed at mid-sized speciality retail chains.
Dynamics AX for Retail consists of core AX ERP functionality, along with technology Microsoft acquired earlier this year. Redmond's key selling point is tight integration across components. It also integrates with other Microsoft products, such as Office and SharePoint.
The application will support Microsoft's payment processing service as well as the upcoming Commerce Service, which ties ERP applications to multiple e-commerce systems.
Microsoft will release the application mid-year.