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March 27, 2013

Microsoft Ready to Deliver New Mobile Dynamics Apps

According to a recent Computerworld report, Microsoft's AX enterprise resource planning (ERP) application will soon be getting simple to deploy mobile applications. As per the report, the applications will be available as part of the next update to AX 2012.

The software giant indicated that the new applications will offer the sort of functionality applicable to many types of workers within a company, such as expense management, time management and approvals. A representative for the company said that the AX update is scheduled for this calendar year.

In a statement, Microsoft added the apps will also "provide a more relevant experience based on people's roles and devices," as well as "help them connect with their social networks."

Moreover, the report indicates that the supported mobile platforms will include Windows RT and Windows Phone 8, as well as Android and iOS based platforms. Additionally, the software giant stated that it will also provide documentation for its mobile programming interfaces to enable customers and channel partners to build other apps with ease.

The company has also added another app in ERP for retail companies, which will be released as a point-of-sales mobile application for Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 platforms.

Similarly, targeting tablets and other mobile devices, Microsoft indicated that Dynamics CRM will also get a mobile application in the second half of 2013. This will enable sales people to more efficiently transition a lead into the close of a sale.

Explosive rise in the use of tablets and smartphones by sales people is driving Microsoft and its rivals to expedite the development of mobile apps for CRM software.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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