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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

Data validation

With every iteration of data migration, you need to get progressively better. To achieve this, data validation needs to be a well-documented repeatable process and needs to start early on. Do not wait until the deployment stage to engage the business. Here are a few tips to make this process smoother:

Define validation test cases for both the business and IT validation.

  • IT validation: This generally includes verifying record counts, totals, and referential integrity by running tools such as Consistency check (Consistency check is a tool available in Dynamics AX. It validates and fixes referential integrity issues. It can be found in System Administration module, periodic section). You need to acquire different types of validation scripts; it is a good idea to have scripts for validating extracts, if there was an issue in extraction, you can catch it sooner in the process.

  • Business validation: The business owns the data, and it is critical to have the business involved to start...