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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

The Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

Every implementation project involves separate Dynamics AX environments for developing customizations, testing, and then finally releasing these customizations into the production environment. The Application Lifecycle is the process of governance, development, and maintenance of the customization process across these environments.

The following image shows an example application life cycle scenario for customization and code promotion across environments, using Dynamics AX:

As shown in the preceding flowchart, this example ALM process goes through the phases described in the following sections.


In this phase, the development team creates a customized solution, does unit testing, and when the code is ready for testing, the code is checked into the development branch of the version control system. When the changes are ready to go to the test environment, they are merged with the main branch. A build is created out of the main branch and released...