Metals industry ERP accelerator upgraded with latest Microsoft functionality

Crowe Metals® Accelerator now running on Microsoft Dynamics® AX 2012 R3


CHICAGO (Aug. 11, 2014) Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the U.S., announced an update to the Crowe Metals Accelerator. The solution, designed for metals producers, processors, fabricators and service centers, now runs on the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform. This update gives metals companies access to the platform’s newest features, including new and integrated warehousing and transportation management capabilities.

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“The new release represents Crowe’s continued investment in the metals industry. It’s a reflection of our experiences and collaboration with leading metal producers and service centers throughout the world,” said Josh Cole, a principal and leader of the Crowe performance manufacturing and distribution services group. “We are setting the bar high for enterprise systems in the metals industry, combining our rich, industry-specific functionality with the incredible flexibility and adaptability of the Microsoft Dynamics AX platform.”

The Crowe Metals Accelerator now contains additional features built specifically for the metals industry, including:

  • Advanced product search capabilities to streamline order entry and minimize keystrokes;
  • Receiving and picking functionality to better support products of random lengths;
  • Advanced pricing logic providing the ability to price by product attribute or by margin on replacement cost; and
  • Costing features that allow for segmented costs to be tracked cumulatively.


Earlier this year, the Crowe Metals Accelerator was awarded the “Certified for Microsoft Dynamics” (CfMD) accreditation, which signified that the solution had met Microsoft Corp.’s highest standard for partner-developed software. The Crowe Metals Accelerator was the first Microsoft Dynamics AX certified solution for the metals industry.

About Crowe Horwath
Crowe Horwath LLP ( is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of "Building Value with Values®," Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. Crowe and its subsidiaries have offices coast to coast with more than 3,000 personnel. The firm is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world, consisting of more than 150 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 100 countries around the world.


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