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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

Chapter 9. Building Customizations

In most books that outline the ERP implementation best practices, customization is a bad word. However, in reality, one can't avoid it completely in the project. Hence, the ease of use in the development platform and the variety of tools available play a key role in the selection of an ERP system. One of the key reasons why Microsoft Dynamics AX is selected over the other ERP systems is the availability of the broad variety of technology toolsets for building additional solutions. The best practices need to be followed to ensure that the customizations are kept to a minimum, they avoid altering the core foundation of the product, and enough thought is put into making them 'temporary' and upgrade-friendly. I will explain the concept of temporary later in the chapter.

Dynamics AX provides a layered-development approach, where the partners, ISV Solutions, and the customers each have a layer where they can make the customizations without disrupting each other...