Microsoft Highlights New ERP Public Sector Capabilities

SAN ANTONIO — May 23, 2011 — Today at the Government Finance Officers Association Annual Conference, a premier event for government financial management education and training, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) highlighted new public sector capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.

“Public sector organizations have long experienced inflexible, legacy ERP systems, hindering their ability to support open government, compliance requirements and fiscal accountability,” said Charlie Johnson, global industry product director, public sector, Microsoft Dynamics. “Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 will support these requirements at the rapid pace government organizations need to better serve their citizens.”

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 delivers comprehensive ERP functionality combined with the specific capabilities government organizations need to operate and respond efficiently, quickly and reliably to constituent needs and legislative mandates. For example, funding for multiyear grants and projects is managed more easily with configurable budgetary controls that proactively track revenues, expenditures and personnel resources against defined budget objectives. The solution helps provide organizationwide accountability and increased citizen satisfaction, and helps address accounting requirements issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and International Public Sector Accounting Standards.

“Unlike our previous JD Edwards solution, which required separate systems for our customers to manage things like procurement, budgetary control and comprehensive reporting, with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 we have the ability to reconcile all systems and departments in a single solution, allowing us to focus more on our real jobs,” said Mike Bailey, director of Finance and Information Services for the City of Redmond. “Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is the comprehensive and easy-to-use ERP solution we have been waiting for.”

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is delivered by experienced partners that specialize in providing public sector customers with additional value and support during implementation. Partners including BroadPoint Technologies, Crowe Horwath LLP, RSM McGladrey Inc., Tribridge and Tyler Technologies Inc. are currently onsite at the conference, in booth 501, showcasing their offerings for government organizations using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is expected to be generally available in August 2011. More information about the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 by the City of Redmond is available at details about the new solution and its capabilities for the public sector are available at

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