Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Free Webinar - Dynamics AX Upgrade Options

Are you considering an upgrade to your AX environment, while streamlining licenses and hardware?
Things that you might want to consider: 
  • Reducing the hardware footprint
  • Restructuring license models
  • Deploying automation
  • Agile project execution approach

Each of the items above has resulted in cost savings and other intangible benefits. In some cases, the savings funded the cost of the upgrade itself!
BWIR's AX experts will work with you to define a holistic upgrade strategy. After a thorough review of your AX environment we will define a plan that will deliver savings and results.

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Configuring Vendor Ratings and Scorecards in Dynamics AX - A Tinkerers Notebook - Microsoft Dynamics AX - Microsoft Dynamics Community

Dynamics AX allows you to configure your own Vendor Evaluation Criteria and then track the vendor performance against any or all of the criteria that you have defined. When you combine this with the Power BI tools, you get a great way to rate vendors, and also a nice way to present Vendor Scorecards.

In this worked example we will show how to configure the Vendor Evaluations, and also how to create a simple Vendor Scorecard without breaking a sweat.

Creating Vendor Evaluation Criteria Groups

The first step in configuring the Vendor Ratings within Dynamics AX is to create some Vendor Evaluation Criteria Groups. These will be used to group common sets of evaluation criteria together and allow you to get summary results on the evaluations at the criteria group level.

Read More at Murry Fife's Blog

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Some info on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2014/2015 Next Major Release codenamed "Rainier" or "Rainer

There has been some buzz around on the next release of AX codenamed "Rainier" or "Rainer" - I'm not sure on the correct codename.

I'm not able to find this particular link anymore but here are some of the striking points which I had noted down from the original poster.


a. Cloud Based Solutions
b. Platform independence - Browser enabled clients
c. AD Federation and more integration with Azure
d. More investments on Visual Studio (Development Environment will be VS)
e. Application Development targetting any OS through Rainier
f. No longer need to invest on Sharepoint hosting as Enterprise portal will be eliminated
g. 3 key pillars - New client, Cloud Readiness, New Development Stack
h. No RPC based communication (Atleast, now it's assured that the event logs won't get full by RPC errors which was the case with AX 2009)
i. Programming language will still be X++ but everything will be .net compiled
j. Capability to expose updatable views using OData
k. HTML 5 based Web Client so more faster and richer experience

So, all looks exciting for the next major release of Dynamics AX which would be somewhere in end of 2014 or early 2015!

Read Dilip's original post here

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Manufacturing Highlights: Procurement and Sourcing, Financial, Compliance and Controls

We hope to highlight the value that Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 brings to manufacturers. This week we will focus on some features that can aid in procurement and sourcing, financial, compliance and controls.
Procurement and Sourcing
  • Facilitate direct and indirect procurement of goods and services.
  • Utilize self-service capabilities to empower employees to order day-to-day goods and services from searchable online catalogs.
  • Help vendors operate more efficiently by enabling them to perform a variety of tasks online, such as updating profile data and catalog.
  • Content, submitting invoices, and reviewing payments.
  • Enhance buyer capability to support procurement policies and processes.
  • Extend your procurement process with a cloud-based service facilitating the RFQ process (Sites Services).
Financial, Compliance and Controls
  • Optimize financial operations with general ledger, bank management, fixed assets, accounts payable and receivable, cost accounting, budgetary control, intercompany accounting, and shared services support.
  • Help ensure organizational compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and business rules, including internal controls through the
  • Compliance Center. Take advantage of the Audit Workbench to define your organization’s policies and automate auditing processes.
  • Use an Environmental Sustainability Dashboard to track energy use and carbon footprint.
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