Microsoft buys warehouse, transportation management software

Summary:Microsoft plans to add software acquired from one of its partners to its Dynamics AX ERP product.

Microsoft has acquired warehouse and transportation management software to supplement its Dynamics AX ERP product from partner Blue Horseshoe.

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The acquisition was announced July 8, the opening day of Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston. Financial terms of the deal were not available.

Microsoft is buying Blue Horseshoe's Warehousing for AX (WAX) and Transportation for AX (TRAX) product ines. These products are currently part of Blue Horseshoe's Supply Chain Suite for Dynamics AX. Microsoft plans to use the two products to accelerate its supply-chain-management roadmap, according to a press release.

WAX and TRAX handle functions including improved inventory control, embedded radio frequency, inbound and outbound warehouse operations, rate, route and load planning, and freight reconcilliation.

Microsoft delivered the most recent version of AX, Dynamics AX 2012 R2, at the end of 2012 .

Topics: Enterprise Software, Microsoft

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