This is the impact on your business of the expiry of Dynamics AX 2012 support

Microsoft's extended support for Dynamics AX 2012 ends on January 10, 2023. Microsoft may be withdrawing its support, but the business application can still be used. You can choose to leave everything as it is and continue working in AX 2012. Still, the impact of expiring support is something that cannot be ignored. In the long run, it is undoubtedly going to cause problems. Therefore, as far as we are concerned, there is a better way to go: move to its successor Dynamics 365. This blog will explain why we think this and what exactly the impact of expiring support will be. 

November 23rd, 2022   |   Publication   |   By: Niels Vringer


Overstap van AX naar Dynamics 365

Staying with the status quo

The expiring support for AX 2012 will impact your business in various ways. First, of course, there will be no more support for the application. Should unexpected problems arise, it will be up to you to resolve them. Second, patches will no longer be implemented and there will be no new updates. This means working with outdated techniques and automatically running into problems. If this has not yet convinced you to look at successor Dynamics 365, perhaps the security aspect will. Security updates will also no longer be provided. With all the data stored in the business application, this will make you vulnerable to malicious parties. In other words, you can stick with the status quo and stick with AX 2012. But it is far from ideal and, as far as we are concerned, undesirable for reliable operations.

Prepared transition   

What then? For reliable operations, it is preferable to work in a business application that is up-to-date and offers you new opportunities. Such as Dynamics 365. The expiry of the extended support for AX 2012 is in itself the perfect reason and the ideal time to switch to it. Better to make the change now than wait until there's a problem and it has to be done quickly and in a rush, right? After all, now you still have the space to take a good look at your current application environment. To understand what is good and what can be continued on a new platform. And what can't. This preparation is essential to start getting even more out of your system. That's why we don't call it a switch, but a transition to Dynamics 365. Investing time in this will give you even more benefits.

The breeding ground for innovation

So what exactly does it provide? Besides the fact that you do get support on a new platform, a transition to Dynamics 365 will give your business more innovative power. Unlike AX 2012, Dynamics 365 is a cloud-based platform. In addition to all the benefits the cloud offers, this would allow you to use other applications on the platform, including all of Microsoft's Power Platform applications. This makes data-driven work and identifying trends in your data a reality. These insights are the breeding ground for innovation. In fact, valuable data emerges in Dynamics 365 in a single click, allowing employees to respond to business opportunities in an informed way. Or not, as the case may be. And that also makes the platform a lot easier and more fun for employees to work with.

Stepping into the unknown together

Transitioning to Dynamics 365 may take some preparation, but it will pay off handsomely. It's absolutely worth it, because it goes to the heart of your organization. A transition to a new, up-to-date ERP platform offers your business much more than sticking with AX 2012. We understand that this may feel like stepping into the unknown. That's why we're here for you. Because Dynamics 365 is a familiar world for us that we'd love to show you. We will take you by the hand to seize this moment and make good changes that move your business forward. Will you join us?

Curious how we approach such a transition process and how we take you along in the transition to Dynamics 365? We wrote an extensive whitepaper about it.

Let’s talk about what we can achieve together.

Jan-Douwe Jilderda