Now available: Cumulative Update 7, featuring the product change case management

With the recent release of Cumulative Update 7 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, the case management functionality of Microsoft Dynamics AX has been enhanced for documenting and releasing product changes to production.

Many manufacturing companies will welcome this simple built in possibility of creating product change cases to document component substitutions in bills of materials or formulas, or changes in the production route, and of being able to visualize the impact of such component changes.

The new product change functionality provides enhanced support for approval and activation of the changes to bills of materials, formulas and routes that are associated with a product change case, which reduces the effort needed for releasing product changes to planning and production. This new capability also offers a new opportunity to integrate changes from an external PLM solution into Microsoft Dynamics AX with the context of the PLM change order with enhanced support for validation, approval and activation in production.

The diagram below illustrates the overall product change process, and highlights those elements (with black outline) that are supported by the new product change features in Cumulative Update 7 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2.

Meet me at Convergence EMEA 2013 at the Manufacturing booth if you would like to see the feature in action.

We will soon share more details about this new functionality in this blog.



Download it now!

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Cumulative Update 7 (KB2885603) – build #6.2.1000.4051

Comments (7)
  1. Evert says:

    Excellent enhancement, thanks. Have seen it in action in Tampa FL , user group conference.

    We will now map an ECO from a PLM system to a case in DAX. This would create the much discussed functionality of the double- release of a new Item or a new BOM.

    The engineers approve an Item/BOM in their PLM system, then in DAX buyer/planner and cost accounting etc, will go through a Case-workflow to conclude with the second approval, then the Item/ BOM is ready for transactions.

  2. Murilo R G de Oliveira says:

    MS already released a White Paper about this change?

  3. We did not plan to do a Whitepaper but we will soon post some more detailed description of the process on this blog.

  4. Mattias Widegård says:

    Looks interesting.

    Any plans for adding a readines check to the updated products?

  5. Jules Badger says:

    To learn more about all of the features included in cumulative update for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, take a look at the New, Changed, and Deprecated Features content on TechNet.  (…/dn527179.aspx) or download the New, Changed, and Deprecated Features book from the Microsoft Download Center (…/details.aspx).

  6. Mattias,

    there is a completness check that can be run on the product change case. However, the check stays on the BOM/Route and version level.

    The release functionality for released products was not affected by this change in CU7.

    Hope that answers the question,


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