Microsoft Dynamics ERP Solutions
Microsoft develops and markets software, services and solutions that deliver new opportunity, convenience, and value to people’s lives. The company’s product segments provide management with a financial view of its key businesses. The segments provide a framework for the alignment of strategies and objectives across the development, sales, marketing, and services organizations, and for the timely and rational allocation of development, sales, marketing, and services resources within businesses. The company’s seven product segments are: Client; Server and Tools; Information Worker; Microsoft Business Solutions; MSN; Mobile and Embedded Devices; and Home and Entertainment. Microsoft’s research and development facilities are located primarily in Redmond, Washington with smaller facilities located in Mountain View, California; Fargo, North Dakota; Beijing, China, Dublin etc. As of June 30, 2005, the Company employed approximately 61,000 people.
Microsoft offers a variety of products and services, including its Windows operating systems and Office software suite. The company has expanded into markets such as video game consoles, servers and storage software, and digital music players. Microsoft has reached settlements to end a slew of antitrust investigations and lawsuits, including agreeing to uniformly license its operating systems and allowing manufacturers to include competing software with Windows. In early 2008 the company made an unsolicited bid to acquire Yahoo! for about $44.6 billion.
Producing and distributing goods and services is the major engine in today’s economy. And as a key ERP solution provider, Microsoft knows that the fundamental success factors in this competitive global marketplace constant: produce the right products—in the right quantities, at the right time, with good quality, and at a price the customer is willing to pay. However, flexibility and continuous improvements are also imperative.
Success includes the flexibility to respond to emerging markets, such as today’s growth opportunities in China and Eastern Europe, and to the ever-changing needs of the customers. Capitalizing on these opportunities and demands involves quickly adapting to new approaches, trading partners, and procurement strategies.
The company’s ERP solution suite, Microsoft Dynamics, offers integrated, adaptable business applications for small and medium-sized organizations and divisions of large enterprises. These integrated solutions—delivered through a worldwide network of experienced Microsoft Certified Partners—work like and with familiar Microsoft software and help automate and improve financial, customer relationship, and supply chain management.
Microsoft Dynamics Key Strengths
- Microsoft, one of the largest IT companies in the world, recorded a revenue of $51.12 billion in fiscal year 2007. It has a strong presence in more than 100 countries. The company’s recent product launches and a strong pipeline of products provide excellent growth avenues to the company.
- Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a range of software products for computing devices. The Company’s software products include operating systems for servers, PCs and intelligent devices, server applications for distributed computing environments, information worker productivity applications, business solution applications, high-performance computing applications and software development tools.
- The company has five segments: Client, Server and Tools, the Online Services Business, the Microsoft Business Division, and the Entertainment and Devices Division, and provides world-class consulting and product support services, and trains and certifies computer system integrators and developers.