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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

A classic example of a data migration issue in projects

Here's background. The project required migrating over 7 years' worth of transactional data (sales order, returns, and so on) over 7 years. The CFO was adamant about migrating the data and wanted it to report, provide year-on-year analysis, and undertake returns processing (they sometimes allowed returns up to 7 years).

The following were the challenges:

  • The data quality in the legacy was bad (it always is due to bugs in the past and so on. This is the reason the company was moving to the new system).

  • Another challenge was selling the solution. Even though the CFO was pushing for a high volume of data migration, nobody was pushing back with the facts of the legacy data, the impact of doing such a migration, and the ways to meet his requirements. Just refusing to migrate so much data is not enough; you need to convince your leaders. I would rather spend more time on this part to get it right than spending the humongous amount of effort...