Microsoft will shut down its Supply Chain Center product's preview period on Oct. 31, less than a year after its launch, according to a notice on its website.
The decision was "based on learnings from our customers and partners where they sought use cases beyond the pre-set scenarios and capabilities we shipped," Georg Glantschnig, VP, Dynamics 365 Finance and service-centric ERP at Microsoft, told Supply Chain Dive in a statement.
Although the preview period is ending, the platform’s capabilities like Intelligent Order Management will still be available to customers in Dynamics 365 and Power Platform.
Microsoft initially launched the platform in November 2022 as part of a wider push to offer businesses new technology tools for their supply chains. Kraft Heinz North America and truck-maker Daimler Truck North America were among the companies piloting the tech as part of the preview period.
“We introduced Supply Chain Center in preview last year as a command center experience to harmonize data across first and third-party data sources and help customers accelerate moving from insights to action,” Glantschnig said.
Beyond Microsoft Supply Chain Center, the tech giant also has Dynamics 365 and Azure to help with supply chain management, and it plans to continue expanding in the space. Glantschnig noted that Microsoft plans to announce more on the supply chain front in the coming weeks.