What's new: Sites Services for Microsoft Dynamics ERP [AX 2012]

Updated: September 19, 2013

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Sites Services for Microsoft Dynamics ERP extends Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 business processes and workflows on the web, and is an important part of the Software Plus Services strategy for Microsoft Dynamics ERP. Sites Services enables business users to collaborate with customers and vendors, without the need for a major IT investment. Additionally, Sites Services enables partners to build advanced Software Plus Services solutions.




Optional. You may or may not use these features, depending on how you run your business.

Feature areas affected


Accounts payable

Accounts receivable

Human resources

Procurement and sourcing

Product information management

Sales and marketing

Service management

Organization administration


Business decision makers

Technical decision makers

Implementation team members

Independent software vendors (ISVs)/developers


Sites Services for Microsoft Dynamics ERP provides a data platform that connects Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and Microsoft cloud services. This data platform is extensible, bidirectional, and secure, and is driven by metadata. Sites Services also takes advantage of the metadata-driven Sites Services presentation platform to provide four out-of-the-box site solutions for focused industry verticals.

AX 2012 has changes that support the integration of Sites Services and Microsoft Dynamics ERP.

What can you do?

AX 2009

AX 2012

Why is this important?

Use the Sites Services data platform to connect AX 2012 to Microsoft cloud services.

Not available.

Sites Services provides a secure data platform and four out-of-the-box site solutions for specific industry verticals.

Users can connect Microsoft Dynamics AX to Microsoft cloud services.

Announcements: To see known issues and recent fixes, use Issue search in Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS).