Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail – Retail Essentials & Microsoft Dynamics RMS (Retail Management System)
First off, there has been a lot of speculation and what ifs about the future of Microsoft Dynamics RMS and where the product is going. Let us be clear on this Microsoft Dynamics RMS is going nowhere for the next six years, we have heard of alternative products and competitors selling horror stories to push their own agenda please be mindful of these businesses and products. Microsoft and Positive Solutions are fully committed to retail. Retail technology is one of the largest areas of focus for Microsoft and in turn Microsoft are releasing some really exciting products and solutions to make your business truly Omni-channel and customer focused.
Secondly Microsoft have a roadmap for current RMS users and they would like all of them to migrate to either Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail (larger chains or multiple locations/stores) or Dynamics AX Retail Essentials which is just the retail components of Microsoft Dynamics AX. Microsoft are also working on solutions for single stores and there are already alternatives out there or being built that you can migrate to, again this is not anything you need or should rush into you again have SIX years before Microsoft cease support for Microsoft Dynamics RMS.
Thirdly Positive Solutions are the first in Ireland to be certified for Microsoft Dynamics AX for retail & Retail Essentials having completed the training in London with Microsoft’s distributor and retail partner “Retail Realm” this not only makes us product experts and evangelists for Retail Essentials but shows our commitment to Microsoft retail technology.
As always our solutions using Microsoft Retail Technology encompass all aspects of your retail business. Retail Essentials is for retail businesses with more than two stores or locations it has everything you will ever need to maximise and grow your Omni-channel retail business. Retail Essentials can be both installed locally in your business or it can be deployed in the cloud using Microsoft Azure or as a hybrid using Azure as the infrastructure. Retail Essentials has everything you’d expect from an enterprise class solution, Including modern POS allowing tablets and smart phone type devices to be POS and stock management tools. It has full enterprise class stock management, Customer Management, Loyalty, Omni-Channel Integration to e-commerce & mobile devices. It has features such as real time stock and customer loyalty throughout your retail business. It features a fully customizable POS screen to allow you to customize the POS to your business requirements using AX retail essentials you can also customise screens for mobile devices making you a truly Omni-channel retail business.
Finally Positive, as you can gather are fully committed to Microsoft Retail Technology, we are also committed to Microsoft Dynamics RMS which we still consider the best POS solution out there for SME businesses. While over the next six years we will be moving customers to Microsoft Retail Essentials or a similar solution for single stores you can still be guaranteed the best support and advice from Positive Solutions for all of Microsoft’s Retail Solutions.
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