We've been hearing about the imminent release of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 for a few months now.
With a sneak peek at the beta and the actual release being a short wait away, I thought it would be interesting to list out what the expected new features and changes in AX 2012 R2.
In earlier version, all upgrade tasks were performed on a single production system and during that time, the system was offline for regular users
In AX 2012, the business data is pre-processed on to a source system which is the system that runs Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009, while that system is live.
While data on the source system is pre-processed, A separate, offline target system can be built, which is the system that runs Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
So the above upgrade model is known as Source-to-Target upgrade model.
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.
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.