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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
Credits
About the Author
Acknowledgments
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
11
Testing and Training
Index

Putting together the go-live plan


Having a detailed plan put together, which can be used for multiple simulations prior to the go-live, is important. It gives you an opportunity to get the go-live plan validated and address any bugs/issues due to missed steps in the release plan. It also allows you to make changes to the plan, allows more time to review with multiple groups and identify the missing elements, and helps educate the team about dependencies and the big picture. The following are some guidelines for putting together your go-live plan:

  • A smaller number of manual steps and more automation is ideal to ensure that you don't have too many steps to perform and track. As mentioned in Chapter 5, Data Migration – Scoping through Delivery, the validation of extraction, migration, and IT data should be automated as much as possible.

  • Include a configuration checklist and any new configurations which need to be completed in the production environment prior to the go-live. Adopt automation or...