Dynamics AX has always allowed you to enter in Demand Forecasts against products and customers, but with the R3 release of 2012, a new feature was added that allows your to have the system create your statistical forecasts based on the history in the system and then allow you to adjust the forecasts through Excel before automatically uploading them back into the demand forecast tables. Although there still may be cases where you want to use a companion product to create more elaborate forecasts, for most people, this is more than enough, and it’s included in the product at no extra cost.
You don’t have to resort to mysticism and guess work anymore when it comes to forecasting. Read More
If Dynamics AX is the body of all your businesses data, then some may consider pricing to be the heart and soul, because making sure that everything is priced correctly is vital. And just like your own heart, you need to keep it pricing healthy and fit by adjusting it to meet the customer’s wishes and whimsy’s so that you are the most competitive in the marketplace. This doesn’t have to be a huge data entry chore though because Dynamics AX allows you to update your pricing journals through Excel.
Now you have an easy way to make sure that The Price Is Right without having to dress up in silly clothes. Read More
Sometimes, having too much of something is not the best situation to be in, and this is especially true if you sell a number of products that are similar, and you are trying to find the right product to put on a sales order. Don’t despair though, with the R3 release a new feature is available that allows you to perform an in-line search as you are creating the sales order over multiple fields at once and then give you a filtered list of matching products that you can add to the order with just a click of the button.
Although playing Where’s Waldo is fun, sometimes it’s better to cheat. Read More
Dynamics AX is chock full of useful features, but you probably don’t need to use it all right away, and in some cases even through other people will need a particular feature you may never consider using it. Rather than having everything enabled within the system, you can use the license configuration tool to deactivate is so that it’s not showing up on the forms, and the menus. Later on if you find that you want to use the feature then you can always just turn it back on again.
Don’t be an extreme hoarder when it comes to ERP features. Read More
Everyone knows that you can use the “..” to search for ranges of records when you filter out your data, but it becomes even more useful when you skip either the beginning or end filter selection because then you can create a filter for everything before, or everything after a certain value.
It’s like creating your own version of the Neverending (or Neverbegginning ) story. Read More
Dynamics AX 2012 R3 is chock full of useful features, but sometimes they are a little reclusive, and you have to know where to find them. An example of this is the Customer Item Lists function that allows you to create item lists based on customer sales history and then use them as order templates to save time during the order entry process.
This trick will keep the customers think that you are a mind reader. Read More