Introduced with AX 2009, the Global Address Book (GAB) allows for better management of your “parties” (Customers, Vendors, Employees etc…)
Essentially, the GAB lets you “link” parties together. So, for instance your company does business with the same customer from several AX company accounts, the customer needs to be created in each, but the records can be linked together through the GAB –This way, updating address or contact information will be synchronized for the customer all through your organization.
Entering and maintaining data in Dynamics AX (or any other ERP for that matter) can sometimes be rather tedious and cumbersome, especially when entering repetitive information, or information spread across multiple screens.
After years of fiddling with various BI products (Proclarity, Performance Point Server anyone ?), Microsoft recently released the latest version of SQL Server 2012 Power View, which now finally brings an easy-to-use and highly integrated BI solution to Dynamics AX (From AX 2012 r2 onwards).
Keeping with the trend of connecting Dynamics AX to the outside world through web services, and even providing out-of-the-box, ready-to-use ones, Dynamics AX 2012 r2 now allows you to set up automatic exchange rate imports in just a few clicks.
One of the most interesting new features of Dynamics AX 2012 r2, and one which was crucially missing in previous versions, is the ability to import then automatically reconcile bank statements.
Bank Reconciliation, when done manually, can be an extremely long and tedious process. Some studies show that automating this process can reduce time spent on it by 70%.So, when you do the math, the return on investment can be very quick !
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, since the release of R2 CU7, now includes an out-of-the-box integration to Microsoft Project. This replaces (or at least completes, for now) the integration to Project Server, which will be good news to anyone who tried to get the (rather clunky) Project Server integration to work in the past !