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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

About the Reviewers

Palle Agermark has worked as a developer and technical consultant with Concorde XAL and Microsoft Dynamics AX for more than 20 years. He worked at Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen for a number of years, primarily developing on the financial, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and unit test modules.

Currently, Palle works for one of Scandinavia's largest Microsoft Dynamics AX partners, EG, in Denmark.

He has been named a Microsoft Dynamics AX MVP for 2 consecutive years and blogs about AX at http://www.agermark.com.

Fatih Demirci (MCT) is a technical consultant, project manager, and Microsoft Certified Trainer. He graduated in computer engineering. He has been working professionally on Dynamics AX since 2006. During this period, he has worked for a lot of Microsoft partners, customers, and projects. He has over 10 years of consulting experience, playing a variety of roles, including senior software engineer, team leader, trainer, technical consultant, and project manager at Dynamics AX. He is a cofounder of DMR Consultancy, which is the most promising ERP consultancy company in Turkey, and he works with some of the most experienced and creative Dynamics AX professionals. Recently, he also reviewed another wonderful book, Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Development Cookbook, Packt Publishing.

He runs a professional and technical blog at www.fatihdemirci.net and shares his thoughts and readings on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Stephanie Kroese is a solution architect and project manager with over 15 years of successful experience in managing IT organizations and leading projects, in which she delivered significant business value. She has a broad experience in the implementation, application, and delivery of ERP, strategic planning, and project management. For 12 years, Stephanie was the senior IT leader for a global battery manufacturer and was responsible for driving the strategic direction of the organization toward supporting business growth. In addition, she has spent over 7 years implementing various ERP systems—the last 4 of which focused on Dynamics AX—in certain global organizations as a senior consultant in project management, functional analysis, report writing, training, and technical roles.

Ravi Shankar Kumar is a passionate professional, who is able to contribute a unique blend of project management, delivery, sales, and exemplary problem-solving skills, along with a commitment to excel in any job. He has an eye for detail in ensuring that a project's mission and objectives are met within scope, budget, and schedule. Ravi has exceptional organizational skills to coordinate with and manage multiple stakeholders, along with the ability to work autonomously and prioritize his workload to deal with conflicting demands. An adept understanding of business processes and an organization's culture, combined with an aptitude for lateral thinking, enables efficient management of project risks and deliverables.

Ravi has been working in the IT industry since 2001, and his passion at work has been to assist companies to increase their usage of IT/ERP systems to improve productivity, manage change, and conduct better business for their customers, employees, and owners. He is a highly motivated and energetic person with a strong commercial and systems background, including extensive experience in analyzing business requirements and translating these into systems solutions. He is also particularly strong in the project management discipline and has a very good record of driving projects to their successful conclusion through the use of his interpersonal and organizational skills, including negotiations at the executive management level. Ravi has a consulting, functional, project management, and sales background and is flexible enough to be able to maintain a sense of humor under pressure. He is poised and competent with a demonstrable ability to easily handle cultural differences. In addition to this, he is also passionate about providing the best solutions in order to achieve business needs. Ravi is always keen to take up challenging assignments and deliver solutions to the customer's satisfaction.

Lastly, during several DAX 2012 and 2009 projects, he practiced communication on multiple levels, for example, from the CEO to a shop's ground staff. Ravi currently works with one of the top Big Four firms in India.