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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

Industry best practices and recommendations


The following are a few industry best practices and recommendations for Dynamics AX infrastructure planning.

Planning

  • Once you have the infrastructure design in place, you need to ensure that you have a plan to deliver the environments as per other milestones.

  • There could be a long lead time in getting the budget approvals, the procurement process including lead time from Vendor, OS installation, and so on.

  • Add tasks for infrastructure deliverables to the overall plan and have the lead time defined for the infrastructure team to deliver those tasks for your project.

The SQL server

Most of the performance issues arise from bottlenecks on SQL:

  • Utilize the latest supported SQL Server version for Dynamics AX databases to utilize the latest SQL Server features.

  • The Dynamics AX database has intense storage requirements and it should not be mistaken for any other OLTP database. Utilize the Microsoft recommendations on storage planning and configuration. The following...