The focus of Microsoft's annual Convergence Conference has always been about <A HREF="http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Enterprise-Apps/Microsoft-Announces-People-Ready-Innovations-at-Convergence/?kc=EWKNLNAVFEA1">the company's line of Dynamics business applications.</A> This year's conference is no exception.
Microsoft announced what it refers to as "people-ready innovations" across the Microsoft Dynamics stack that includes ERP (enterprise resource planning) suites AX, NAV, SL and GL, and CRM (customer relationship management). The innovations include the next iteration of AX 2009, code-named AX 5.0, which includes more than 30 role-tailored interfaces, a new compliance center and an integrated workflow framework for more flexible business processes.
The company also announced an enhanced relationship with EDS, with EDS offering Dynamics CRM as an EDS enterprise application. The two companies also will jointly develop vertically oriented CRM applications. For its GP suite, Microsoft announced a new set of tools to help companies move quickly from QuickBooks to GP.