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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

Executing a release

More simulations, prior to going live, will make the final execution easy. It also helps prepare the recipe for the no panic pill.

No matter how much preparation goes into planning a release, there may still be a few last-minute new discoveries. It is important how you react to them and maintain a no panic environment.

  • Track the tasks as per the go-live plan and their dependencies.

  • Send communications a multiple number of times (on track/ahead or behind, and the like) during the release window (communicate the frequency to all the stakeholders).

  • The following diagram shows a visual form of communication that you can use to show the status of the release:

  • Schedule conference calls with the leadership team to provide updates (you need to be giving them proactive updates rather than having them at your back, chasing for updates) as well as the go/no go decisions at specific intervals.

  • Engage the IT SMEs and business SMEs for data validation. You need to record these tests (reports...