Bare Bones Configuration Guide for Dynamics AX Projects

If you are active in the Dynamics AX community, you probably have run into Murray Fife, a self-described “Curator, Author, Pitchman, Microsoft MVP & Mediocre Programmer”. His site, Dynamics AX Companions is chock full of useful information about AX for novices and experts alike. His latest project is a collection of Bare Bones Configuration Guides that walk…


Straight Line Project Revenue Recognition in AX R3 CU8

In addition to (and compatible with) the new continuous revenue recognition that we are introducing in the upcoming CU8 release of Dynamics AX 2012 R3, we are also introducing a new revenue calculation method for straight line or subscription-style revenue arrangements. With this calculation method, the accrued revenue for the period is calculated based on…


Continuous Project Revenue Recognition in AX R3 CU8

One of the requests that we have gotten over the last several years in Dynamics AX Project Accounting is for better visibility into project revenue, especially for fixed-price projects. Unlike time and materials projects (where revenue is recognized upon invoicing), revenue for fixed-price projects is recognized using the estimate system. The word estimate is a…


Dynamics AX Project Online Help Survey

Our Information Experience is conducting a survey of users of the Project management and accounting module in Dynamics AX (any version). We’d love to hear your input about: How you use the module in your day-to-day work Other relevant aspects of how you do your job Your experiences with our online help offerings The survey…


New AX R3 Project E-Learning Courses

As you probably know, we recently released Dynamics AX 2012 R3 with new capabilities for project-focused businesses. If you are reading this blog, you have probably gone through the existing Project Management and Accounting courses for Dynamics AX 2012 R2 (80316, 80317, and 80311). As we looked at the effort required to update the existing…


New AX 2012 R3 Project White Papers

I’m happy to announce the availability of three new white papers covering new capabilities in Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Project Management and Accounting: Integration with Microsoft Project (Client) Project resource scheduling Timesheet audit trail and absence reporting for DCAA We will have additional white papers in the coming weeks.  


Intercompany Project Invoicing in AX 2012 R3 (Part 1)

Since the initial release of Dynamics AX 2012 in late 2011, we have invested a lot to make projects easier to use in multi-company scenarios. In the 2012 feature pack, we enabled users to report time against projects in other legal entities. In the R2 release, we added the ability to resource projects with employees…


More Project Budget Improvements in R3

As I mentioned before, we made some improvements to project budgeting in AX 2012 R2 CU6 and CU7. We’ve got a few more coming in the upcoming R3 release. The first is a new option in the import form. As shown below, you can now import budget values directly from WBS estimates. Previously, you first…


Convergence EMEA Sessions available on Virtual Convergence

I just got back from Barcelona where I was attending Convergence EMEA. I presented two sessions, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012: Project Management and accounting and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012: Increasing productivity for project-centric organizations with mobile solutions and Microsoft Office interoperability. For both of these sessions, I previewed some of the features that are coming in the…


Dynamics AX 2012 Cumulative Update 7 is released!

I’m very excited to announce that we have released Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Cumulative Update 7 (aka CU7) to CustomerSource and PartnerSource. This is the third CU released for Dynamics AX 2012 R2 (we skipped 2, 3, 4, and 5 to align with AX 2012 RTM CU numbering). For users of Project Management and Accounting,…