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Definition: Microsoft Dynamics


Microsoft's enterprise business applications, which includes its CRM and ERP lines. After the turn of the century, Microsoft acquired several software companies with overlapping applications.

Microsoft Dynamics 365
In 2016, Microsoft Dynamics was renamed Microsoft Dynamics 365 as part of the company's rebranding of its application product lines. Following is a brief summary. See Project Green.

Microsoft Dynamics ERP
Includes the following five applications:

1. Microsoft Dynamics AX (Axapta)
A comprehensive set of business applications
created by Danish-based Damgaard Data A/S and
acquired by Microsoft in 2002.
See Microsoft Dynamics AX.

2. Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navison)
A comprehensive set of business applications
created by Danish-based Navison Software,
acquired by Microsoft in 2002.
See Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

3. Microsoft Dynamics SL (Solomon)
A comprehensive set of business applications
created by Solomon Software and acquired by
Microsoft in 2001.
See Microsoft Dynamics SL.

4. Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains)
A comprehensive set of business applications
created by Great Plains Software and acquired by
Microsoft in 2001.
See Microsoft Dynamics GP.

5. Microsoft Dynamics C5 (Navison)
A comprehensive set of business applications
created by Danish-based Damgaard Data, which
merged with Navison.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM
A customer relationship management (CRM) package that tracks sales people and customers. See Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Microsoft Dynamics - Point of Sale
A retail store application for entering sales transactions and store management. See Microsoft Dynamics Point of Sale.

Microsoft Dynamics RMS
A complete retail management system (RMS) that includes point of sale. See Microsoft Dynamics RMS.

Microsoft Dynamics Snap
Integration components that let users access Dynamics data. See Microsoft Dynamics Snap.