With core AX ERP functionality, along with earlier required technology, Microsoft's key selling point is tight integration across components, from point of sale to the supply chain and financials. It also integrates with other Microsoft products, such as Office and SharePoint.
Dynamics AX for Retail which is aimed at mid-sized speciality retail chains, is to be released mid-year, beginning with 16 countries. Pricing hasn't been confirmed yet.
Microsoft showcases new ERP app for retailers