Microsoft Connects Office to Dynamics, Sharepoint

by CXOtoday Staff    Mar 13, 2007

Microsoft has unveiled a new offer to help enterprises extend power, insights and process control of their Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications to employees using familiar business productivity tools in Microsoft Office system.

The Microsoft package - Microsoft Dynamics Client for Microsoft Office and SharePoint contains 12 self- service applications built into Microsoft Office release, SharePoint products release and technologies and a license for the Office SharePoint Server 2007.

It contains new applications like time and attendance for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0, Project Time and Expense for Microsoft Dynamics SL 7, Microsoft Dynamics Snap Business Data for Microsoft AX 4.0 and FRx, WebPort and DrillDown which will simplify access to business information and connect employees closely to their company’s processes. It includes licensing rights for consumers or industry partners in order to build their own Office Business applications. It also provides Microsoft partners with a powerful set of tools to offer innovation for customers.

The price for Microsoft Dynamics Client for Microsoft Office and Windows SharePoint Services is $195 (U.S.) per user and Microsoft Dynamics Client for Microsoft Office and SharePoint Server is $395 per user.

“This new low cost package is aimed at helping our customers improve the situation they face, where on average 85 percent of employees do not have direct access to critical information, such as data on customers, costs, orders, and schedules, contained in their ERP application,” said Satya Nadella, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Business Solutions Group.

According to a press release Microsoft Dynamics Client for Microsoft Office will be available to Microsoft Dynamics Business Ready Licensing Advanced Management customers. The licensing package will be available for new customers in May 2007.Availability for Microsoft Dynamics NAV will coincide with the 5.1 release.

“This new package provides us with a strong incentive to continue building business applications for Microsoft Dynamics that are based on Microsoft Office and SharePoint technologies,” said Alan Kahn, Managing Partner and Co-Chief Executive Officer of InterDyn AKA, a Microsoft Gold certified partner.