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Microsoft Dynamics AX AIF

The Microsoft Dynamics AX AIF (Application Integration Framework) establishes connections

Microsoft Dynamics AX AIF
The Microsoft Dynamics AX AIF (Application Integration Framework) is a process that converges data or functions from Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Axapta) with those of other programs and systems. Here it does not play a role whether the other programs or systems are located within or outside your company. The connection can be realized via Microsoft Dynamics AX Business Connector, the file system, Windows Message Queue, web services or integration using Microsoft BizTalk Server.

Your advantages

  • Fast data exchange
  • Lower transaction costs
  • Lower error rate
  • Improved security
  • Automated communication
  • Greater flexibility
  • Lower overall costs

Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Axapta) can be converged with integrated business solutions in a variety of ways. Hub and spoke, customer-supplier and the application-with-application scenario are the most commonly used options.

Hub and Spoke Scenario

In the hub and spoke scenario, you have a parent company (the hub) and several subsidiaries (the spokes). Since the companies differ in size, the parent company uses a tier-1 ERP system and each of the subsidiaries uses Microsoft Dynamics AX. With Microsoft Dynamics AX AIF, a secure and automated connection can be established between the central ERP system and the Microsoft Dynamics AX installations of the subsidiaries.

Customer-Supplier Scenario

In the customer-supplier scenario, the independent and integrated business solutions of a supplier and its customer are linked in order to simplify the ordering process. A direct connection between the business solution of the supplier and the inventory management and procurement system of the supplier can replace telephone, fax or manual ordering methods. Microsoft Dynamics AX AIF can directly support such B2B scenarios, and is expandable with a large range of other business processes.

Application-with-Application Scenario

The application-with-application scenario differs from the two preceding ones. It involves only one site. A company can use its Microsoft Dynamics AX solution for most of the business processes while choosing other systems for more specialized requirements, e.g. invoicing. Once again a seamless connection can be established with the AIF.
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