Preferred ERP vendors

Dynamics Ax
 Based on ICT Enterprise Insights by Ovum Research

Microsoft SQL server

Breakthrough performance and faster insights across cloud and on-premises Run or build mission-critical applications using high-performance, in-memory security technology across OLTP, data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics.  SQL Server 2014 is leader for these workloads, according to Gartner, and uses a common set of tools to deploy and manage databases both on-premises and in the cloud. 

This latest release of the SQL Server Database Engine introduces new features and enhancements that increase the power and productivity of architects, developers, and administrators who design, develop, and maintain data storage systems. 

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Microsoft Dynamics Ax

Microsoft Dynamics AX is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that is simple to learn and use so you can deliver value faster, take advantage of business opportunities, and drive user involvement and innovation across the organization. 

Microsoft Dynamics AX is an ERP solution for multi-site, international enterprises. With comprehensive capabilities for financial, human resources, and operations management, in addition to industry capabilities for retailers, manufacturers, service industries, and public sector organizations, it provides the agility you need to expand business opportunities, modify processes, and differentiate your business. 

Pervasive interoperability allows you to take advantage of existing investments, lower the total cost of ownership (TCO), and support innovation in your organization. Microsoft Dynamics AX can be run in your datacenter or in the cloud. 

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The technology stack

A technology stack comprises the layers of components or services that are used to provide a software solution or application. With Microsoft this stack starts with the operating system "back end" and ends (on the top) with knowledge worker tools such as Microsoft Office. In between its normal to find business applications such as Dynamics AXthat collects and controls data and logic for financials, purchasing etc.
This stack now comes wrapped in what is called the Cloud. Microsoft's Cloud offering is called Azure. 

What is Azure?

Microsoft Power BI

Power BI is amongst other a cloud service that lets you share, collaborate and access your Excel reports anywhere on any device.

The Power BI cloud service works together with Excel to provide a complete self-service analytics solution. With Excel for authoring reports and Power BI for Office 365 for sharing them, everyone in your organization has a powerful new way to work with data.