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Comparison of UI and features between Dynamics AX and D365 FO.

Microsoft D365 FO

As you decide whether your company will migrate from Dynamics AX to D365 FO, let's take an overview of the new and improved D365 FO functionality with the Dynamics AX version.

These charts compare functionality for:

  • Financials

  • Organization

  • Procurement management

  • Manufacturing

  • Sales management and retail

  • Warehouse management and transportation

  • Overall benefits

1. User interface: Dynamics AX & D365 FO

WCS - Dynamics AX & D365 FO

2. Functionality: Finance

WCS - Dynamics AX & D365 FO - Functionality: Finance

3. Functionality: Organization-wide

WCS - Dynamics AX & D365 FO - Functionality: Organization-Wide

4. Functionality: Procurement Management

WCS - Dynamics AX & D365 FO - Procurement Management

5. Functionality: Manufacturing

WCS - Dynamics AX & D365 FO - Manufacturing

6. Functionality: Sales & Retail

WCS - Dynamics AX & D365 FO - Sales & Retail

7. Functionality: Warehouse & Transportation

WCS - Dynamics AX & D365 FO - Warehouse & Transportation

8. UI & Features Benefit

WCS - Dynamics AX & D365 FO - UI & Feature Benefit

Why make the move to Dynamics 365?



Reduce your IT maintenance

Leverage Microsoft’s billion-dollar investment in data center security. Create robust security and access controls for apps and data with built features included in D365 Finance and D365 SCM including:

  • Physical data center, network connectivity, and service hosting platform.

  • Capabilities of Microsoft Azure—the built-in disaster recovery and 24/7 technical support to ensure cybersecurity.

​Gain benefits with a monthly subscription model, including:

  • Flexibility on operational cost vs. capital costs.

  • Potential cost savings as you only buy what you need.

  • Elasticity to scale and grow based on needs.

​Reduce costs on the company’s server maintenance, including:

  • Eliminate buying servers and required licenses supporting on-premises solutions.

  • Avoid server room maintenance, monitor, and update the underlying platform (Windows, SQL Server) and the application itself.

  • Reduce IT staff ERP system maintenance hours.

​Cross-platform support

Stay up to date with new functional enhancements

Business intelligence

​Ensure seamless business operations from anywhere at any time through D365 FO —powered by a native HTML5 browser-based user interface that:

  • Provides access on virtually any device (PC, tablet, phone) with any browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.) or platform (Windows, Mac, etc.).

  • Removes the need to rely on remote desktops or enterprise portals.

​Take full advantage of D365 FO evolving features and newest functionality:

  • Seamless application updates to all customers.

  • New Dynamics platform updates to improve performance and user experience.

​Access real-time insights with D365 FO with built-in predictive analytics—powered by Microsoft Power BI:

  • Simplify data analysis that can lead to valuable business insights.

  • Consolidate the view of your data with customizable, user-friendly, convenient dashboards and reports.

Next steps

Want to explore the benefits of migrating? Engage your Microsoft account manager or partner to see if you qualify for various offers, including the Dynamics AX and Dynamics CRM migration assessments. For migration questions,


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