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Microsoft Dynamics AX: The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series positioned all four Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) product lines and concluded that Microsoft Dynamics AX

x axapta  AX will likely have X++ for a very long time but it has also enabled the use of managed code for developers who want to use both technologies that can be assembled later. Dear readers, what are your views and comments in this regard? Do you agree with our assertions of the product’s traditional good traits and flaws? If you are existing users of Microsoft Dynamics AX or its former Axapta incarnations, what have been your experiences with these products and what is your take on the product’s future? BE

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