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Accelerated ERP Deployment Solution for Microsoft Dynamics AX Now Available in the Cloud!

Hitachi Solutions recently announced a new industry specific solution, INSTANT//AX for Manufacturers, a rapid cloud based deployment of Microsoft Dynamics AX hosted on Microsoft Azure Cloud that enables organizations to get up and running with Dynamics AX within weeks and at cost significantly lower than a traditional implementation.

Now, things have gotten even better for manufacturing organizations looking for a quick, cost-effective ERP deployment! At this year’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), Microsoft announced that Hitachi’s INSTANT//AX for Manufacturers will be available for purchase on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Tested and certified by Microsoft, INSTANT//AX for Manufacturers will now be available for purchase directly from the Microsoft Marketplace, further reducing the costs and making the solution more accessible to small to mid-market manufacturing companies.

Hitachi Solutions is one of only three Microsoft partners worldwide to provide a cloud based deployment Dynamics AX using Microsoft Azure and the only partner to create a solution to address the specific needs manufacturers have in an ERP.

Additionally, Hitachi Solutions is now the first in the Azure Marketplace to help a client go-live with Microsoft Dynamics AX using a pre-configured accelerator. Our first reference customer, Performance Controls Inc., proved that traditional time, staff, and budget constraints are no longer a roadblock to streamlining a business with Enterprise Resource Planning. In less than four months and just over half the planned budget, Performance Controls improved visibility throughout their supply chain to better manage costs and increase manufacturing efficiency.

In a recent testimonial video for INSTANT//AX, Kevin West, Production Controller for Performance Controls, reports that, “INSTANT//AX has made life so much easier…I’m 80 percent more efficient.” Customer success stories like this truly demonstrate the power of innovation in the realm of Dynamics AX.

The flexibility of our Dynamics AX accelerator is immense. Plus, it’s designed for Manufacturers to achieve fast return on investment at the lowest possible total cost of ownership. This is why the cloud, and more specifically Microsoft Azure, is a critical component for the long term success of our customers.

“Organization are increasingly scrutinizing IT costs to push dollars away from internal hardware and maintenance costs in favor of leveraging the cloud so that they can reallocate extra budget to value-added activities. By utilizing Microsoft cloud services like our Dynamics AX accelerator, customers can save time, budget and physical space in their office that would be otherwise used for hardware. INSTANT//AX can now be deployed in the cloud through Azure or on premise, giving our manufacturing clients the power of choice,” explains Prabhat Nagaraj, Senior Director, Consulting Services at Hitachi Solutions.

Arijit Basu, Principal Solution Architect at Microsoft Corporation has worked with Hitachi Solutions to certify the INSTANT//AX solution on Azure. “By leveraging Microsoft Lifecycle Services (LCS) Solutions, Hitachi Solutions is able to deliver a robust solution to manufacturers enabling a quicker and more affordable Dynamics AX implementation with a higher ROI. Hitachi Solutions’ innovation continues to deliver great value to our customers and I look forward to see more of their industry specific solutions available on the Azure Marketplace.”

Think an INSTANT//AX deployment model is right for your organization? Visit us online to learn more or watch what client Performance Controls Inc. has to say about the benefits of using INSTANT//AX to deploy Microsoft Dynamics AX!