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Microsoft Dynamics AX Implementation Guide

By : Yogesh Kasat, JJ Yadav
Book Image

Microsoft Dynamics AX Implementation Guide

By: Yogesh Kasat, JJ Yadav

Overview of this book

Microsoft Dynamics AX is Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software that supports multi-site operations across various countries, providing international processing within the company. It is an ERP solution with a lot of features and functionality, and it provides support across the fields of financial, distribution, supply chain, project, customer relationship, HR, and field service management. This book is all about simplifying the overall implementation process of Dynamics AX. The purpose of this book is to help IT managers and solution architects implement Dynamics AX to increase the success rate of Dynamics AX projects. This all-in-one guide will take you through an entire journey of a Dynamics AX implementation, ensuring you avoid commonly-made mistakes during implementation. You’ll begin with the installation of Dynamics AX and the basic requirements. Then, you’ll move onto data migration, reporting, functional and technical design, configuration, and performance tuning. By the end of the book, you will know how to plan and execute Dynamics AX right, on your first attempt, using insider industry knowledge and best practices.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Microsoft Dynamics AX Implementation Guide
About the Author
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Testing and Training

Chapter 11. Testing and Training

Quality, budget (schedule and resources), and scope are the fundamental constraints on every ERP project. Most of the time, when the scope is increased and the budget stays constant, the quality gets compromised. One of the biggest mistakes that people end up making, especially on fixed-bid contracts, is that they reduce the testing budget when there is budget pressure.

I have heard this several times and would like to call it out. In many post-release postmortem meetings, I would hear, ''If I was to do this again, I would spend a hundred thousand dollars more on testing.'' You have the opportunity to do it right and not having to regret it later. Let's review the different phases of testing and their importance/execution:

  • Test plan

  • Unit testing and feature testing

  • System integration testing

  • User acceptance testing

  • End-to-end testing

Similar to testing, training is another key aspect for the successful implementation of an ERP system. Ensuring that the users are...