As we’ve written about on this blog before, one of our core focus areas as a business is around providing Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP solutions to A&E firms (Architecture & Engineering). In fact, Systems Advisors Group was recently named part of Microsoft’s Virtual Industry Team Unit that will be working closely with Microsoft to provide Dynamics AX ERP solutions to A&E firms. As part of this initiative, we’re also in the process of planning a webcast with ZweigWhite, a respected industry authority providing publications, events, and management consulting services to firms in the A&E industry. More details on this webcast will be provided soon.
With the process industry solution for AX the concept of Catch weight was introduced in AX.
The CW functionality was designed to deal with liquid inventory such as paint production where someone needs to track how many drums of an Item they have in stock but at the same time want visibility for example by litres.
Normally in businesses, pallets keep moving across multiple entities and hence it is not advisable to keep track of pallet movement beyond one warehouse. AX can track each movement of a pallet within a specific warehouse and every time it is transferred to another warehouse, its best to generate a new pallet ID and register that pallet in the receiving warehouse.
There are several changes done in AX 2012, one of main conceptual change is the introduction of global and entity level change.
With this we can have the centralised COA, Items, employees and currencies this is very useful as it will have less scope for duplication, we can quickly create unlimited form-based financial dimensions that can be shared across legal entities for a complete business view, audit trail transparency, and detailed analyses.
Below I have included Microsoft's own positioning of the Dynamics ERP products. Generally, it's difficult to gain an unbiased answer from a Dynamics Partners as they are expressing their own interests based on their line of Dynamics Business.