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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

Configuration tools

Microsoft continues to add features and functionalities in every new release of Dynamics AX. With such a broad set of functionalities and features, the implementation projects become bigger and more complex, and thus, project teams require tools and technologies to support configuration management.

There are several tools available with Dynamics AX for the initial configuration and configuration management. The following sections describe some commonly used tools for configuration management.

The Data Import/Export Framework

DIXF is a powerful tool available in Dynamics AX 2012 for data migration and configuration. The chapter on data migration in this book has covered the basics of the DIXF tool. DIXF provides several out-of-the-box master data and parameter entities that can be used for configuration management directly.

The following sections define the key features of DIXF, which are useful for initial configuration and management.

Importing and exporting data using various...