Dynamics AX to Finance and Operations apps feature comparison

When you are deciding whether to migrate to the Dynamics 365 suite of cloud apps from Dynamics AX, consider the new and improved functionality that they have to offer. The following charts compare the industry functionality available in Dynamics 365 Finance, Dynamics 365 Commerce, and Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management with what's available in versions of Dynamics AX. These charts compare functionality for:

  • Financials
  • Organization
  • Procurement management
  • Manufacturing
  • Sales management and retail
  • Warehouse management and transportation
  • Overall benefits

User interface – Dynamics AX 2009 vs. Finance and Operations apps

Before comparing functionality, here's a comparison of the user interfaces for Dynamics AX 2009 and Finance and Operations apps.


The Dynamics AX 2009 user interface


The Finance and Operations user interface

Industry functionality – financials

Financial comparisons among Dynamics AX versions and Dynamics 365

Additional financial comparisons among Dynamics AX versions and Dynamics 365

Industry functionality – organization-wide

Organizational comparisons among Dynamics AX versions and Dynamics 365

Industry functionality – procurement management

Procurement management comparisons among Dynamics AX versions and Dynamics 365

Industry functionality – manufacturing

Manufacturing comparisons among Dynamics AX versions and Dynamics 365

Industry functionality – sales management and retail

Sales management and retail comparisons among Dynamics AX versions and Dynamics 365

Industry functionality – warehouse management and transportation

Warehouse management and transportation comparisons among Dynamics AX versions and Dynamics 365

Why customers should care

Compare Dynamics AX versions and Dynamics 365 and see the benefits

Why make the move to Dynamics 365?

Security Flexibility Reduce your IT maintenance
Leverage Microsoft’s billion-dollar investment in data center security. Create robust security and access controls for apps and data with built features included in Dynamics 365 Finance and Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management including:
  • Physical data center, network connectivity, and service hosting platform.
  • Capabilities of Microsoft Azure—the built-in disaster recovery and 24/7 technical support to ensure cybersecurity.
Gain benefits with monthly subscription model, including:
  • Flexibility on operational cost vs. capital costs.
  • Potential cost savings as you only buy what you need.
  • Elasticity to scale and grow based on needs.
Reduce costs on company’s server maintenance, including:
  • Eliminate buying servers and required licenses supporting on-premises solution.
  • Avoid server room maintenance, monitor and update the underlying platform (Windows, SQL Server) and the application itself.
  • Reduce IT staff ERP system maintenance hours.
Cross-platform support Stay up to date with new functional enhancements Business intelligence
Ensure seamless business operations from anywhere at any time through Dynamics 365—powered by a native HTML5 browser-based user interface that:
  • Provides access on virtually any device (PC, tablet, phone) with any browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.) or platform (Windows, Mac, etc.).
  • Removes need to rely on remote desktop or enterprise portals.
Take full advantage of Dynamics 365 evolving features and newest functionality:
  • Seamless application updates to all customers.
  • New Dynamics platform updates to improve performance and user experience.
Access real-time insights with Dynamics 365 with built-in predictive analytics—powered by Microsoft Power BI:
  • Simplify data analysis that can lead to valuable business insights.
  • Consolidate the view of your data with customizable, user-friendly, convenient dashboards and reports.

See for yourself

Watch the Dynamics 365 enhancement video that compares Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 modern functionalities, product enhancements, and modules. Then check out the Dynamics 365 enhancement deep-dive videos for finance, supply chain, and technology.

Get started today

Start your migration journey with Microsoft. Apply to receive a no-charge, no-obligation Microsoft assessment at Dynamics 365 migration program.

See also

On-premises migration program overview
Standard migration assessment
Business-ready enhancement plan
Program FAQs
Moving from Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 in the cloud
CRM platform assessment tool
Video: Dynamics 365 migration program