Dynamics AX

Dynamics 365/AX Multiple Legal Entities Chart of Accounts

Legal Entity

Deciding how to set up the Chart of Accounts is a foundational question that must be carefully thought out and planned in the early days of a Dynamics 365/AX implementation.  It becomes increasingly complicated when there are multiple legal entities involved in the implementation.  A clear understanding of the many components of the Chart of…

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU12 Fixed Assets Updates

Depreciation Proposal

Last November, AX2012 users were happy to receive cumulative update 12 (CU12) from Microsoft.  It included a long list of updates for additional functionality and bug fixes (or as we tend to call them “opportunities”).  In this blog we are going to dig into one of the financial updates that were released; the ability to…

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Exploding Phantom BOMs and Their Impact on Production Estimation

bill of materials lines dynamics 365

Recently a client noticed variances between the Bill of Materials on the Production orders (Production BOMs) and the Bill of Materials on the Items (Item BOMs). As far as anyone knew no manual changes were being made to the either BOM, which seemed plausible. After further investigating, it was clear that upon creation of the…

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Plastics Manufacturing – Intelligent Handling of Scrap in Dynamics AX

Scrap and By-product management in plastics manufacturing

Scrap re-use is generally a requirement in Plastic Manufacturing to improve yield. Microsoft’s ERP system, Dynamics AX (aka, Dynamics 365) has handled both discrete and process manufacturing for years (and, mixed mode manufacturing) which means that scrap can be accounted for, re-used, and costed accurately in the same production order. In a previous blog post…

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Dynamics 365 Positive Pay File Generation for Payroll

Positive Pay Formats for setting up AP

Today’s topic is Fraud Prevention.  The specific tool on the topic of Fraud Prevention is Positive Pay, sometimes referred to as SafePay.  You’re thinking, that’s not new!  Dynamics AX has had that for a while.  The cool part is that it is, as the advertising industry likes to say, “New and Improved” for Dynamics 365…

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Dynamics AX/Dynamics 365 for Operations Negative Warehouse Inventory

The topic of Negative Inventory has been one of those “chicken or the egg” conversations for a long time. At first blush the answer may seem easy! But as the “what if” scenarios are brought up, the answer becomes a tangled web. Staunch process-base material managers typically say there is no need to ever allow…

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