Planning your chart of accounts in AX 2012 (Part 1 of 7)

One of the most important things to think about when implementing a new ERP system is the design of the chart of accounts. Thedefinition of a chart of accounts can be different across applications and can mean different things to different users. An account number may or may notinclude the concept of a legal entity…

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Managing a Dynamics AX 2012 implementation using Lifecycle services

OK, so you got a new assignment to implement Dynamics AX. You have heard very often everyone tell you about how important it is to focus on business issues and not product or technical issues alone. So you collect the business challenges that you can lay your hands on and let them marinate for a…

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Scenario based implementation using CRP Approach – Part 1

A key consideration of choosing enterprise solution packages like Dynamics AX and Dynamics CRM over custom development is to accelerate time-to-value. Organizations are looking for extremely fast concept-to-cash realization cycles which require rapid value driven delivery. Package solutions offer high percentage of generic industry scenarios out of the box, which can be deployed rapidly to delight…

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Roles and Tasks (Part 1)

  In the last post I said I would talk about actors in an ERP project. Running a project like this you also have to be effective at managing people and bringing in the skills at the right phase of the project. The art of this is to understand what skills you will likely need…

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People Make ERP Projects

  As part of my job I work with customers and help them with their ERP project implementations around Dynamics AX. An ERP project is a complex project. You have so many different dynamics (excuse the pun) that you need to manage. Business needs, regulations, training and understanding software, resource management, corporate politics, and probably…

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