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Microsoft Launches Connector For Two-Tier ERP Systems

Microsoft has released its Dynamics ERP Two-Tier Connector for SAP, allowing customers to link up Microsoft Dynamics AX and SAP's Business Suite.

The move comes as many enterprises are applying a two-tier ERP model, using two enterprise resource planning (ERP) software suites at once.

The software giant says the new connector allows enterprise users to use Microsoft Dynamics AX while keeping their SAP suites intact. The software utility brings a degree of compatibility between the suites, making it easier for IT administrators to manage the two systems simultaneously.

Crispin Read, general manager of Microsoft Dynamics ERP said in statement: “Organizations seeking to streamline their processes and technology should consider a two-tier ERP strategy. With the shifting market landscape, Microsoft is providing a simple and innovative approach to customers by providing them with a cost-effective alternative.”

The company says a recent survey reveals that 32 per cent of business heads were considering a two-tier ERP approach. The data was collected as part of the Point of View survey conducted by Software Insider on behalf of the Altimeter Group.