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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

The development process


The key objective of the development process is to ensure a scalable, maintainable, and high-performing application. The following diagram shows the critical steps for the development process while developing customizations for Dynamics AX:

Conceptualization

The first step of the development process is conceptualizing the application. You must understand the problem that you are trying to solve. At this stage, you need to identify the where and the what—where in the standard flow do you need to add your code, and what code can be reused from the standard one.

Dynamics AX provides numerous application frameworks and patterns that can be reused when developing any new functionality or extending any existing functionalities. If you do not understand the existing application pattern and frameworks, you may create a functionality that was not necessary, or one that already exists in the application.

Data design

Data design is the process of analyzing and defining the data structures...