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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

Knowing about reporting tools


Microsoft Dynamics AX provides various tools for reporting. It is important to get familiar with all these tools in your Dynamics AX toolbox so that you can use them appropriately.

The following diagram shows the various reporting tools available for reporting in Dynamics AX.

SQL Server Reporting Services

The Microsoft SQL Server Reporting server is the Server report platform for Dynamics AX. Dynamics AX delivers hundreds of reports out of the box, which can be deployed on the SQL Server reporting services. The following diagram shows the basic architecture and the data flow between the Dynamics AX Client, Report server, and the Application Object Server (AOS):

As shown in the preceding diagram, when a report is accessed via the AX Client, the following events happen:

  1. The AX client first opens the parameter form to gather the input criteria for the report and makes a request to the report server for report definition (an RDL file).

  2. The Report server retrieves the...