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Introducing Advanced WAX and Advanced TRAX

Introducing the most revolutionary supply chain solution on the planet! Advanced WAX and Advanced TRAX. Advanced Warehouse Management for Dynamics AX and Advanced Transportation Management for Dynamics AX.

Microsoft to acquire Blue Horseshoe Warehouse and Transportation Management solutions for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Dynamics AX 2012MarketWired [Carmel, IN,] [USA] — Blue Horseshoe announced a collaboration agreement with Microsoft today that includes the acquisition of Blue Horseshoe’s Warehousing for AX (WAX) and Transportation for AX (TRAX) solutions. This technology will help Microsoft accelerate its Microsoft Dynamics AX supply chain management roadmap with plans to make the functionality available to the broader Dynamics AX channel partner and customer community.

Both WAX and TRAX are products within Blue Horseshoe’s Supply Chain Suite for Dynamics AX. These solutions embed industry-specific functionality directly into the business layer of Microsoft’s Dynamic AX architecture to offer identical performance, user-interface, and business logic as Dynamics AX.

The Warehouse Management & Transportation Management capabilities within WAX and TRAX can empower channel partners to focus on delivering packaged, end-to-end, vertical solutions to customers operating businesses in the manufacturing, distribution or retail industries.

The WAX and TRAX solution additions will help streamline distribution and warehouse operations, including:

  • Improved Inventory Control
  • Embedded Radio Frequency
  • Improved Inbound & Outbound Warehouse Operations
  • Rate, Route and Load Planning
  • Freight Reconciliation

Blue Horseshoe has been honored amongst the top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of Microsoft technology, including Microsoft Dynamics Distribution Industry Partner of the Year, Microsoft President’s Club Member, and finalist for the Microsoft Dynamics Regional ISV of the Year. Additionally, Blue Horseshoe has been recognized as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies, and is also a 4 time honoree of Top Work Places.

Recognized as an industry leader by Microsoft, Blue Horseshoe is continuing to rewrite the rules on supply chain. Blue Horseshoe’s latest solutions, Advanced WAX –Warehouse Management for AX and Advanced TRAX – Transportation Management for AX, are designed to further extend the capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics AX and the base features of WAX and TRAX.

These best of breed, advanced solutions are embedded within the Microsoft Dynamics AX framework, designed to create breakthrough improvements with seamless integration.

“Blue Horseshoe’s advanced supply chain solutions not only support our direct customers, but have also proven beneficial to many other Microsoft Partners and their clients. Our company is excited about the collaboration with Microsoft and our ability to continue to grow and advance within the supply chain industry,” explains Chris Cason, President of Blue Horseshoe.

About Blue Horseshoe

Blue Horseshoe selects and implements ERP and SCM solutions throughout North America, Latin America, and Europe. Distribution industry verticals include Retail, Beverage, Transportation, Healthcare, Energy, Automotive, and Consumer Packaged Goods.

Blue Horseshoe’s experts help businesses to grow and improve by applying practical and economical tier one solutions that include a specific focus on Microsoft Dynamics AX, as well as supporting Microsoft Dynamics GP, and Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

myERPcloud Announces Strategic Microsoft Dynamics AX Cloud ERP Software Solutions

One-stop shop for 30-day trials of ERP and CRM solutions

San Diego, CA: PR Web – RoseASP, one of Southern California’s largest providers of hosted Microsoft Dynamics solutions, today announced myERPcloud™ will offer Microsoft Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions for Supply-Chain Management and Manufacturing. Through partnerships with TDCI, the 2012 Microsoft Dynamics ISV Partner of the Year for United States, and Blue Horseshoe Solutions, the 2012 Microsoft Dynamics Distribution Industry Partner of the Year, myERPcloud will make preconfigured on-demand ERP cloud solutions available for trial to help evaluate customizable manufacturing suites and supply-chain management software. The myERPcloud 30 Day Free Trial site featuring Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, NAV and CRM will launch later next month to the public.

myERPcloud will showcase BuyDesign from TDCI in a demo instance dedicated for Dynamics AX Manufacturing. BuyDesign is a Product Configurator and Guided Selling solution that helps manufacturers and their distributors streamline the buying process for customized products. BuyDesign provides a web-based modular application for guided product selection and configuration, product visualization, quoting and ordering, drawing and data generation, consumer interest creation, and more.

myERPcloud will showcase Supply Chain Suite for Dynamics AX from Blue Horseshoe Solutions in a demo instance dedicated for Microsoft Dynamics AX Supply Chain and Distribution. The entire Supply Chain Suite for Microsoft Dynamics AX includes Warehousing for Dynamics AX (WAX), Transportation for Dynamics AX (TRAX), Business Intelligence As A Service (BIAS), and Vendor Portal (VP) provides industry-specific functionality directly into the business layer of Dynamics AX’s architecture for superior performance.

“myERPcloud is a great example of how partners work together in the channel to showcase and deliver Microsoft Dynamics Cloud solutions and with the option of deploying either in the cloud or on-premise,” said Noman Akhtar, General Manager – ERP Products U.S., Microsoft Corporation. “Combining full-service partner hosting at a low monthly subscription with deep industry expertise and our feature-rich hosted ERP Microsoft Dynamics products is a very attractive offer that I expect will resonate very well with our target customers and enable our partner channel to deliver quickly and efficiently.”

The myERPcloud service has been developed by RoseASP, a division of Rose Business Solutions, a Microsoft Gold Competency Partner and Microsoft Dynamics Cloud Excellence Partner of the Year Finalist – 2012 and Microsoft Dynamics ERP Cloud Partner of the Year – 2011.

About RoseASP

RoseASP is a leading provider of hosted Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM applications. Since 2000, it has hosted systems for small and mid-sized companies and a growing number of Microsoft Partners around the world. With a highly skilled and experienced team of experts in hosting financial and accounting systems, related modules, and other third-party systems leveraging knowledge for customer success, RoseASP is committed to customer service. For more information about RoseASP, visit

About Microsoft Dynamics
Microsoft Dynamics is a line of easy-to-use, integrated and adaptable ERP and CRM applications that enable business decision-makers to quickly respond to market shifts, take advantage of new trends, increase their competitive edge and drive business success. Microsoft Dynamics solutions are delivered through a world-class network of reselling partners providing specialized services and additional innovation to help customers excel in their industries.

Enterprise Software -One Version of the Truth

Can you handle the Truth?

The term “One Version of the Truth” is often overused in the IT space, but intended to describe accessibility to accurate information as it relates to Business Intelligence within the enterprise. The need for this elusive “One Version” manifests itself as the result of having multiple discrete and disconnected systems within the organization to handle very specific business functions. This may include such systems as;

  • Financial systems,
  • Forecasting,
  • Web Store,
  • Order Management,
  • Manufacturing Execution,
  • Warehouse Management,
  • and Transportation Management.


How Did We Get Here?

The question is…how did we get to this place of requiring all of these unique and specialized systems to perform our job?

The natural evolution of technology has led us to where we are today, a spider’s web of systems and information exchange via cobbled together batch and “near real-time” interfaces. In IT, when there is a need for more control, visibility, accuracy, efficiency, etc., that need gets designed, developed, and plugged with a new system. Over time this “build it” philosophy has led to the multitude of different types of systems that are necessary to run an enterprise. The issue is that this best of breed attitude creates a vast data puzzle across the organization, forcing all of these data pieces to be put back together in a very precise arrangement to create A TRUE VIEW OF INFORMATION.

The provisional solution to this system jigsaw architecture has been to build yet another application that umbrellas all of your enterprise solutions to mine and aggregate information into yet another database so that it can be uniformly presented to the executive team. However, this is delayed information being aggregated, old information is the same thing as bad information in a real-time transactional operation, you are making decisions in the past, not about what is happening in the present or better yet, what may happen in the future.

Colonel Jessop played by Jack Nicholson in the movie A Few Good Men said it best when provoked by U.S. Navy lawyer Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise); “You can’t handle the truth!”

I stand with Col. Jessup on this belief, creating One Version of the Truth in a multiple best of breed systems; multi-database world is a daunting task and one that most organizations “can’t handle” and constantly struggle with.

Are we stuck with what we have?

Do we need to stay on that wall of Col. Jessup’s and keep fighting the fight in search of unified data in the current world of duplicate master data and interfaces?
The answer is NO!

Technology evolves faster than any other aspect of our world, and there are pivotal points in history that redefine and reshape the future. In technology we can point to many such examples; the evolution of the smart phone took multiple best of breed solutions in the form of phone, calculator, email, social media, music player, internet browser, shopping/ price comparison, GPS and unified them into a singular device. A single solution that provides you with real-time decision making tools and answers at your fingertips, information when you need it to make important and informed decisions such as where is the nearest Starbucks and how do I get there.

Enterprise systems must also follow this evolution and move towards the creation of a powerful and agile business through a very simple philosophy; everyone within the global enterprise work from One Version of the Truth; a single customer master, product master, order file; inventory view, transactions, shipment file, etc. Business is real-time, organizations can no longer afford to act and react in a batch delayed fashion. Instant access to up to date and accurate information is the cornerstone of intelligent decision making and empowers every employee across the enterprise. With One Version of the Truth, customer service and sales groups have real-time access to available inventory during order entry, and shipment status while on the phone with a high priority customer. No longer does the process need to be interrupted to pick up the phone and call the warehouse, or log into a separate best of breed system to access information.

This enterprise evolution takes you beyond a transactional system and into the paradigm of a Business Process Platform; a real-time decision making platform that synchronizes information and processes across the entire enterprise to empower and simplify. Monitor, communicate, notify, and execute based on events across all aspects of your business. The fundamental requirement to achieve this level of evolution is to provide immediate access to accurate and validate data when it is required regardless of which representative, department, facility is requiring it.

Platforms that Evolve Technology

The Microsoft Dynamics AX platform provides the capabilities to evolve the technology by extending and adding best of breed capabilities within a common framework, user experience, and data model. The Supply Chain Suite for Dynamics AX is a progressive example of how the Microsoft Dynamics AX solution has been naturally extended to provide advanced logistics and distribution capabilities in the areas of

  • Warehouse Management,
  • Transportation Management,
  • and Supplier Management.

The Supply Chain Suite for Dynamics AX allows manufacturing and distribution organizations to achieve “One Version of the Truth” across their global enterprise in a business simple and powerful approach.

Learn more about these advanced supply chain solutions:  Warehousing for Dynamics AX, Transportation for Dynamics AX, Vendor Portal (Supplier Management).

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Built directly into the layers of Dynamics AX, Supply Chain Suite for Dynamics AX product modules offer identical performance, processing and file structures across the complete enterprise.

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