Microsoft announced “a new connector that accelerates two-tier enterprise resource planning (ERP) deployments between Microsoft Dynamics AX and SAP Business Suite. This new connector enables IT organizations to use Dynamics AX across subsidiaries, divisions or branch entities to facilitate cost-effective business process integration and easily connect with SAP installations at corporate headquarters location. Dynamics ERP two-tier connector will enable common business process integration scenarios for headquarters and subsidiary locations, including following: • Financial consolidation. sharing & consolidation of detailed financial information from subsidiaries using Dynamics AX can be automated & exposed through central SAP installation, increasing visibility of financial performance across organization • Intercompany supply-chain integration. integration of intercompany procurement and supply-chain processes between local & regional distribution with centralized fulfillment organizations helps facilitate automated order processing • Plant automation. Integration of decentralized manufacturing operation processes into centrally orchestrated planning processes enables more accurate and responsive manufacturing planning across organization,” revealed Microsoft.