[Microsoft] Microsoft Dynamics AX Positioned as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for ERP


Microsoft Dynamics AX Positioned as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for ERP for Product-Centric Midmarket Companies

, /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) today announced that Microsoft Dynamics AX
is positioned as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for ERP for Product-Centric Midmarket Companies* 2010, a research
report published by Gartner Inc. In the same report, which this year evaluated global enterprise resource planning
(ERP) products specifically tailored for companies with 100 to 999 employees, and with annual revenue between
$50 million and $1 billion, Microsoft Dynamics NAV is recognized as a Niche Player.

Microsoft Dynamics AX has a long track record of customer success and has experienced above-average growth rates
in the midmarket. The solution features an intuitive and easy-to-learn and -use Microsoft Office-like user interface, and
RoleTailored dashboards. Microsoft Dynamics AX further provides a flexible architecture and solid foundation for partners
to develop vertically specific solutions.

Organizations around the world benefit from Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions:

- Microsoft Dynamics AX

1) Patagonia, a global provider of outdoor apparel and gear, worked with Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Sunrise
Technologies to implement Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009. Together with the partner solution, Patagonia was able to cut
costs associated with growth by two-thirds, improve inventory turns by up to 30 percent and fill by up to 10 percent, respond
quickly to changing market demands and trends, eliminate redundant data entry and manual tasks, and enable business
managers to now receive forecast results in one day that before used to take a couple of weeks to reach them.

2) Peet's Coffee & Tea, a premier specialty coffee and tea company in the United States that is poised to sustainably
manage its significant growth, increased transaction traffic across multiple channels, improved reporting capabilities
and Federal Drug Administration and Securities and Exchange Commission compliance, and started receiving
meaningful, accurate information with a combined solution using Microsoft Dynamics AX and Junction Solutions.

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