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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

Engaging ISV partners


There are a lot of great ISV solutions available in the Dynamics AX ecosystem that can help you bridge the gap between the standard product and the required industry-specific functionality. Usually, if someone already has a solution that has been used by multiple customers, and has experience in that specific domain, it will be less risky than developing your own solution—you don't want to reinvent the wheel.

Project managers and solution architects need to act as the customer's advocate in choosing ISV solutions. Getting the right ISV solutions and holding them accountable within their areas is important for your success.

Before choosing ISV solutions

Before choosing ISV solutions, consider the following points:

  • Build versus buy analysis: Sometimes, going with an ISV solution may look like a quick win. However, it may have a great cost associated with it. You need to make sure that the team has done a good build versus buy analysis.

  • Benefits and percentage of fit: Understand...