Microsoft Corp. upped its ante in the manufacturing sector this week, demonstrating Microsoft's Dynamics AX solution at National Manufacturing Week.
Inside a trailer on the show floor here, the software giant showed how its AX software streamlines operations on the on the shop floor by giving users insight into the assembly of products.
“When a manufacturer makes a machine on an assembly line, they can see what stage it’s in during the build process,” noted Bunny Court of Attent Systems, a partner of Microsoft. “So if a customer calls in and says, “I won’t need the machine for another three months,’ they can stop production. But if a customer says they want it sooner, they can speed up.”
Microsoft competes in the manufacturing software space with SAP, Oracle and others.