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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2017-02-10T21:56:16+00:00

The new Microsoft Dynamics AX, sometimes referred to as AX 7, provides organizations with a leading-edge cloud service that supports unique requirements and adjustments to constantly changing business environments without the hassle of managing infrastructure. The new AX brings together a set of ERP, analytics, infrastructure, compute and database services in a single, global cloud offering enabling organizations to run operational, industry-specific business offerings that are extendable with deep vertical solutions.

Now you can grow by easily adding users and business processes with a pay-as-you-go model. This new release helps people make smarter decisions quickly with a very intelligent user interface that transforms business faster with proved data model and business logic and enables anywhere, anytime business with the choice and flexibility of a true global cloud. With the new AX you can keep up with the ever increasing demands of the modern global economy.

Take a Quick Look at the New Microsoft Dynamics AX

See the new Dynamics AX in action.  Watch these short solution demonstrations and encounter the new user experience, see real world examples of how Dynamics AX handles day-to-day processes, and meet our solution experts.

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Finance

Drive Business Performance

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Information Technology

Increase the Speed of Doing Business

Operations

Work Smarter with Connected Operations

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7 emerging trends that are changing finance

The new Microsoft Dynamics AX is empowering finance leaders to transform their organizations by increasing the speed of doing business, driving success today and into the future.

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Microsoft Dynamics AX Core Functionality

  • Workspaces
  • General ledger
  • Budget planning and control
  • Business intelligence
  • Cash and bank management
  • Accounts payable
  • Fixed assets
  • Intercompany support
  • Accounts receivable
  • Cost accounting
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Financial reporting
  • Country specific
  • Compliance and internal controls
  • Project management
  • Project resource
  • Schedule management
  • Project time and expense
  • Work breakdown structures
  • Project accounting and invoicing
  • Project quotations
  • Project budgeting and cost control
  • Grant management
  • Revenue Recognition and WIP
  • Interoperability with MS Project
  • Reporting
  • Inventory management
  • Multi-site warehouse management
  • Tracking and tracing
  • Demand forecasting
  • Shipping carrier interface
  • Returns management
  • Material handling
  • Quality management
  • Master planning
  • Product management goods and services
  • Intercompany
  • Organizational and workforce management
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Development, training, and performance management
  • Employee self-service portal
  • Expense management
  • Standard, impromptu, and analytical reports
  • Role tailored, pre-defined, multidimensional cubes
  • Dashboard views of KPIs
  • eProcurement
  • Indirect procurement
  • Category management
  • Purchasing policies and signing limits
  • Direct procurement
  • Trade agreements
  • Vendor management
  • Vendor self-service portal
  • Vendor rebate management
  • Broker and royalty management
  • Workspaces
  • Procurement reporting
  • Procurement workflows
  • Workspaces
  • Material and capacity planning
  • Production scheduling and sequencing
  • Resource management
  • Subcontracting
  • Production BOM
  • Product configuration
  • Routing
  • Production orders
  • Production reporting
  • Inventory dimensions for process
  • Potency management
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Production costing
  • Job card device page
  • Product change management
  • Shop floor control
  • Distribution
  • Service
  • Sales
  • Marketing

Industry-Specific Capabilities

Manufacturing

Lean, process, and discrete manufacturing.

Manufacturing

Microsoft Dynamics AX provides a manufacturing MRP and CRM solution that is architected with flexibility and change in mind, built with operational excellence at its core, and focused on allowing you to drive innovation and be the market leader.

Public Sector

Grants management, commitment accounting, and fund accounting.

Public Sector

Specific Public Sector capabilities include grants management and multi-year CIP project accounting capabilities, budgetary control, fund-based accounting and encumbrance and pre-encumbrance accounting.

Distribution

Wholesale, warehouse management and distribution.

Distribution

Support rapidly changing conditions in a business with global complexity. Microsoft Dynamics AX offers key capabilities such as supply chain management and multi-site to allow you to scale your business quickly.

Retail

Merchandising, point of sale, and store management.

Retail

Drive retail across channels, locally or globally, with a single solution for store operations and back office ERP, including point-of-sales, multi-channel management, store operations and merchandising.

Services

Project and resources operations; talent and skills management.

Services

Microsoft Dynamics AX helps services companies balance client relationships, global resources, service delivery, and financial results. Manage client projects better than ever by ensuring that your teams are on the same page.

Sikich | Your Trusted Microsoft Dynamics AX Partner

With a 97% client satisfaction rating with Dynamics AX implementations, Sikich has a proven track record of helping companies use the full potential of their ERP system.

Sikich is a Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle Partner and Top 25 professional services firm focused on delivering technology solutions for tangible business improvement and organizational excellence. Our team is comprised of senior ERP consultants and multidisciplinary business advisors who have helped leading companies in the United States and across the globe.

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Customers

We have helped hundreds of leading companies in the United States and across the globe, implement and support their Microsoft Dynamics solutions.

Our  Team

Our AX team is comprised of senior ERP consultants and multidisciplinary business advisors who have helped leading companies in the United States and across the globe.

Our  Services

We offer end-to-end services for your Dynamics AX system, from implementation, to customization and support, we’re with you every step of the way.  Learn more.

Hagler Systems

See how Hagler Systems went from a paper trail business process to an advanced implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX that allowed them to grow and scale for increased business.

“They made recommendations that were spot-on.”

The Best Way to Practice Best Practices

Improve Financial Control Over Operating Margins While Increasing Customer Satisfaction.

  • Improve Operational Visibility Across the Supply Chain

  • Increase Project and Process Control

  • Promote Expansion into New Markets

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Sikich Dynamics AX Industry Modules

If you are a manufacturer of equipment or related products and consider yourself to be characterized by some combination of engineer-to-order (ETO), configure-to-order (CTO), make-to-order (MTO), or make-to-stock (MTS) processes in a project or job-centric environment, then Sikich is your best partner.

An award-winning partner with Microsoft for Dynamics AX, Sikich has focused on providing solutions for equipment manufacturers based on Microsoft Dynamics AX for more than a decade―showcasing our long track record of successfully assisting more than 7,000 users with their implementations of Microsoft Dynamics AX.

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Get more out of your AX system. Prepare for Microsoft Dynamics AX certified exams. Get started today!

Get more information about our training course schedule, pricing, custom training options and more. Complete the form to receive your copy of our Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 course overviews.

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We Offer Microsoft Dynamics AX Training

Empower your team to not only use Microsoft Dynamics AX more effectively, but to “own it” for future improvements and changes in your business, by taking part in our powerfully simple training courses for Microsoft Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning (ERP).

Our acclaimed certified instructor-led training courses take place in our Center for Excellence classroom located in Sikich’s Greenwood Village, CO office.  Or for your convenience, we can arrange a private, customized class at your facility designed specifically around your business requirements and unique processes.

At the Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP training courses, you will:

  • Receive a copy of the Microsoft Dynamics AX training manual
  • Receive a copy of the Microsoft PowerPoint presentation slides containing the theories and course concepts
  • Participate in hands-on workshop exercises
  • Feel prepared for the Microsoft Dynamics AX certified exams

Available AX 2012 R3 Training

AX 2012 R3 Training Courses Training
AX Finance I and II 4 days
AX Project I and II 4 days
AX Fixed Assets 3 days
AX Management Reporter 2 days + 2 day Client Workshop
AX Supply Chain 4 days
AX Manufacturing Discrete and Advanced 4 days
AX Manufacturing Execution 2 days + 2 day Workshop
Development I and II 4 days
Development III 4 days
E-Con Product Configurator 2 days + 2 day Workshop

About Our Instructors

Sikich instructors are Microsoft Certified Trainers, proficient in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. With numerous years of equipment manufacturing experience, the instructors enhance the classroom experience with real-world examples and discussion.

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Learn More About ERP Comparison Events

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Using calendars in Microsoft Dynamics AX for purchasing

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: AX, Dynamics 365, ERP, Manufacturing|

You might call this an orphan topic for companies managing purchasing schedules with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and Dynamics 365 for Operations (AX7), but it is nonetheless quite important. Miscalculating delivery dates on your [...]

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations (AX7): The new Product Information screen

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP|

In my rush to explore everything that Microsoft Dynamics AX 7 (aka Dynamics 365 for Operations) has to offer, I overlooked a new and important enhancement. In truth, I saw this improvement right away [...]

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How to understand BOM creation in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations (AX7)

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP|Tags: , , , , |

Image tutorial on how BOM creation in Microsoft Dynamics 365 works Let's start with AX 2012 and make sure we completely understand how it worked there. Normally we create BOMs from the Released Product. [...]

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Firming planned orders by adding lines to an existing order in Microsoft Dynamics AX

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP|

For Purchase orders and Transfer orders, we have a very handy functionality in Dynamics AX's Master Planning that has been there since the beginning: While firming a planned order, add it as a line [...]

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How to filter a dynamic date range in Microsoft Dynamics AX

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP, Manufacturing|

Filtering transactions like Purchase orders or Sales orders on a date range is a standard requirement. I want to see the Purchase/Sales orders that are to be received/shipped today, or in the next x [...]

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Create Your Own Workspace in Dynamics 365 Enterprise

By | November 11th, 2016|Categories: AX, Business Intelligence, Dynamics 365|

The Workspace in Dynamics 365 Enterprise  (Formerly Dynamics AX) is taking the ERP world by storm The cloud based system is fast, flexible, and deigned for efficiency.  Dynamics 365 Enterprise introduces the idea of [...]

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Throw an MRP Party to Boost Business

By | November 11th, 2016|Categories: AX, Dynamics 365, ERP, GP, NAV, Process Manufacturing|

In process manufacturing, conducting material requirements planning (MRP) is crucial to ensuring on-time shipments, minimizing inventory carrying costs and keeping customers happy. Still, if not given the attention it deserves, it can set a company [...]

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The Cloud Opportunity: How Manufacturers Can Break Free From Hardware

By | November 11th, 2016|Categories: AX, Cloud, Cloud Clarity, Dynamics 365, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Manufacturing in the Cloud|

Ben Hagler had his eye on expansion but found himself hemmed in by capital limitations and staring down operational inefficiencies and technical challenges. As co-owner and VP of engineering and operations at Hagler Systems, [...]

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AX SMS Gateway

By | October 10th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP|

As an IT guy, I like to get notified when something goes sideways on the servers that I am responsible for.  Further, because of the various mobile networks out there, I don’t always get [...]

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Use filtered favorites in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and New AX

By | September 28th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP|

In every manufacturing company there are two types of users who need to work with the output of MRP: the material planner, who is often also the buyer and the production planner/scheduler. The first type [...]

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The Mysteries of the Route Group in Microsoft Dynamics AX

By | August 19th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP|

The route group in Microsoft Dynamics AX is a mandatory field in every routing operation. All AX users have seen the error that comes up when you do not immediately choose a value for this [...]

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The Microsoft Dynamics AX Safety Stock Journal

By | August 19th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP|

The Microsoft Dynamics AX safety stock journal provides useful issue history statistics for an item that helps calculate a new minimum inventory level based on reliable metrics. But even when the intent is not to [...]

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Dynamics AX 2012 Available-to-Promise (ATP): Are You Using it to Full Effect?

By | August 15th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP|

Available-to-promise (ATP) is a simple calculation meant to provide a customer with a promise date for delivery. The business model is Make-to-Stock. This means that we have inventory on the shelf based on a forecast [...]

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The New Microsoft Dynamics AX Playlist on Sikich YouTube

By | August 11th, 2016|Categories: AX, News, Videos|

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Quick Look – The New Dynamics AX Navigation Features

By | August 5th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP, Videos|

Quick Look - The New Dynamics AX Navigation Features Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of “Quick Look”- The New Dynamics AX.  My name is Jeremy Centner and I'm a pre-sales [...]

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Quick Look – The New Dynamics AX Project Manufacturing

By | August 5th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Videos|

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Quick Look – The New Dynamics AX |Release Sales Order Picking

By | August 5th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP, Videos|

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Quick Look – The New Dynamics AX Working with Excel

By | August 5th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP, Videos|

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Lean Manufacturing and ERP Technology

By | July 26th, 2016|Categories: AX, Cloud Clarity, ERP, Manufacturing, Manufacturing in the Cloud|

When considering the deployment of a strong and reliable strategic plan, it’s important to have a solid understanding as to which method of analysis – traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) or lean manufacturing – will [...]

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The Microsoft Dynamics AX Subcontracted Work Screen: Where did the Subcontractor PO Go?

By | July 8th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP|

The Subcontracted Work screen shown below was added in AX 2009 and we were all cheering! Now we had a place to check on the status of the subcontracted purchase order without having to right [...]

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7 Emerging Trends that are Changing Manufacturing

By | July 7th, 2016|Categories: AX, CFO, Cloud Readiness, Cloud Whitepapers, ERP, Manufacturing, White Paper|

7 emerging trends that are changing manufacturing In the last decade, few industries have been impacted by rapid advancements in technology quite like manufacturing has. Manufacturers have [...]

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7 Emerging Trends that are Changing Finance

By | June 27th, 2016|Categories: AX, CFO, Cloud Readiness, Cloud Whitepapers, ERP, White Paper|Tags: |

7 emerging trends that are changing finance The responsibilities of finance leaders have evolved to encompass everything from business strategy to operations to IT risk management. The role of finance now permeates all [...]

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June 2016 Microsoft Dynamics & NetSuite Tips and Tricks

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM Use the Post Feature to Share Information that Is Not Activity Related As is often the case, you probably receive information about your clients that you want to share with others [...]

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Manufacturers Guide to Cybersecurity Initiatives

By | June 6th, 2016|Categories: AX, Cloud Clarity, Manufacturing, Manufacturing in the Cloud, Security|

Manufacturing and cybersecurity have a complicated relationship. A lack of adoption of key information security practices continues while cyberattacks within the manufacturing industry are on the rise. With a single [...]

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Microsoft Dynamics AX Master Planning Dilemma: By site or by site/warehouse?

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Microsoft Dynamics AX users have a fundamental dilemma when implementing master planning. They typically ask something like the following: "When I have multiple warehouses within one site, should l set up master planning to plan [...]

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2016 a Bull Market for Manufacturing ERP, Sikich Believes

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Production Control in the New Microsoft Dynamics AX

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2016 Manufacturing Report

By | April 18th, 2016|Categories: AX, CFO, Cloud, Cloud Readiness, Cloud Whitepapers, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Report, Security, White Paper|Tags: |

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Microsoft combined what they do best – productivity and intelligence – to build a highly advanced and stronger enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that will allow businesses to make smarter decisions. The new Microsoft Dynamics [...]

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Using Voice Commands in Microsoft Dynamics AX

By | April 8th, 2016|Categories: AX, Azure, ERP|Tags: |

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By | April 6th, 2016|Categories: AX, Cloud Clarity, ERP, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Manufacturing in the Cloud|Tags: |

Equipment builders need to plan and schedule their order fulfillment like every other manufacturing business. The difference is that this industry, being Make-to-Order/Engineer-to-Order, has a lot more to worry about then just shipping a product. [...]

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By | March 17th, 2016|Categories: AX, Cloud, Cloud Clarity, ERP, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Manufacturing in the Cloud|Tags: |

Sikich has the distinction of being the first Microsoft Dynamics partner to take a manufacturing company live on Microsoft Dynamics AX 7. Sikich was a chosen as a member of the Microsoft Testing and Adoption [...]

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By | March 14th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP, Manufacturing|Tags: |

There are two interesting functional areas in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 that have flown in under the radar in the manufacturing industry because they are officially labeled as part of Retail and the [...]

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Marking in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Part 1: Understand the Basics

By | March 14th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP, Manufacturing|Tags: |

My first Microsoft Dynamics AX project was in Hamburg Germany, in September 2004. This was a big company that went from SAP to AX. Not an ideal start for a beginning AX consultant, but I [...]

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Marking in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Part 2: More Advanced

By | March 14th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP|Tags: |

In part 1 of this article, we examined the basics of marking functionality Microsoft Dynamics AX, which dates back to the early releases of the product and remains much the same today. [...]

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Microsoft Dynamics AX Production Order Scheduling: Tips and Tricks

By | March 11th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP|Tags: |

This article provides an explanation of important fields in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 that impact the result of production order scheduling in a significant way. The business requirements that these features address are well known, [...]

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3: Important Inventory Status Enhancement for Manufacturers, Part 1

By | March 11th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP, Manufacturing|Tags: |

The inventory status is a new dimension that comes with WMS, advanced warehousing, in AX 2012 R3. This is great news for manufacturers that deal with a lot of inspection, rework and Return-To- Vendor scenarios. [...]

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Inventory Status: Important Enhancement for Manufacturing Industries

By | March 10th, 2016|Categories: AX, Manufacturing|Tags: |

In an earlier article we introduced the inventory status functionality in AX 2012 R3 and showed a Quality order scenario to convert the inventory status automatically after an inspection. We now discuss some other scenarios [...]

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First Research Manufacturing Industry Report January 2016

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What’s expected to have the most profound effect on the Manufacturing Industry this year? According to First Research, in the United States, the largest growth drivers are rapid [...]

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Phantom BOMs in Microsoft Dynamics AX: Their Role in MRP and Costing

By | February 10th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP, FAQ, Manufacturing|Tags: |

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Dynamics AX 2012 | Purchasing RFQ Functionality Details

By | December 2nd, 2015|Categories: AX, ERP|

The Purchasing RFQ is very useful functionality but it is not the easiest to get comfortable with. Some navigations are unique, and the interaction with the purchase requisition deserves special attention. Request for quotations, or RFQ [...]

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RMA disposition codes: Impressive Functionality!

By | December 2nd, 2015|Categories: AX, ERP, Manufacturing|

For the Return Material Authorization transaction, the disposition code is a mandatory entry, but there are different places where one can enter it. 1. Right at the start, when the RMA line is created. One [...]

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Work Item Queue – a nice optional feature in Workflow

By | July 15th, 2015|Categories: AX, ERP, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Manufacturing|

Intent of the Functionality  The intent is that a user can pick something (a document, a transaction) from the queue, ASSIGN it to him- or her-self and then become the reviewer of [...]

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Operation Scheduling vs Job Scheduling

By | February 11th, 2015|Categories: AX, ERP, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Manufacturing|

Operation Scheduling Can Create Jobs Too! Details on operation and job scheduling with regards to sequencing and dispatching. From the very beginning of Dynamics AX, two scheduling methods, operation scheduling and job scheduling, were available [...]

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Microsoft Dynamics 2012 R2 Purchase Requisition of type Replenishment

By | October 14th, 2014|Categories: AX, ERP|

A new type of Requisition exists: Replenishment! This requisition is supposed to handle cases where I do not ask for permission to buy something but rather enter a request to my manager to get [...]

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Dynamics AX 2012 – Production Control Tips and Tricks II

By | April 29th, 2014|Categories: AX, ERP|

1.Resource efficiency percentage What is it used for? The efficiency percentage is a field that is found in all MRP/ ERP systems. It has the obvious purpose to take into account the real world. [...]

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