What’s New in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 for Product Information Management

This blog post describes some of the enhancements to the Product Information Management (PIM)area that have been implemented in the R2 release after the launch of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 (RTM). Discovering the small secrets of the Authorized bycompany fact box Yes, it almost qualifies as an Easter egg! If you resize the Authorized by…


Understanding the product validation process in Dynamics AX 2012

  Introduction Dynamics AX 2012 provides a new feature that allows you to validate the released product setup and ensure data integrity and overall process readiness. This feature is useful for managing master data and we expect it to be widely used by our partners and customers in order to support the product data life…


Relocation transports – a new pallet transport type in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2

By Bibi Christensen, Per Lykke Lynnerup & Lennart Conrad Introduction the Relocation Transport A new type of pallet transports called Relocation transport has been introduced in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2. The new pallet transport type can be used to move items on a pallet from one warehouse location to another warehouse location even when…

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What’s New for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 for WMS

This blog post describes some of the enhancements to the Warehouse management (WMS) functionality that have been implemented in the R2 release after the launch of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 (RTM). Shipment list report printed in a batch job at shipment update By using outbound rules for a shipment and by setting up automatic printing…


Troubleshooting the product release process

The product release process is part of the product setup in Dynamics AX 2012. Every single product must be released to a legal entity before the system allows you to procure, sell, or produce it. For more details, about how to release products, product masters and product variants, see: Release products. In some cases, the…


Inventory blocking

Overview The possibility to prevent items currently in your warehouse from being used in standard processes has often been requested. In previous versions of Dynamics AX this was primarily possible with the quarantine order functionality. However quarantine orders require items to be (logically) moved to a separate quarantine warehouse. So the new blocking functionality is…


Using product templates in Dynamics AX 2012

Introduction Dynamics AX 2012 provides a new feature that allows you to create and apply product templates to speed up the product creation process. We believe that this is one out of hundreds of small hidden features that will delight our partners and make our end customers more efficient. Item record templates in the previous…


Avoid index length issues with InventDim

In Microsoft Dynamics AX we use indexes to ensure uniqueness. An example of this is the DimIdx index in InventDim, where all dimension fields are included to ensure that only a single record exists for a given set of dimensions. However, the SQL Server has a limitation of 16 fields in an index. With the…

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An AX environmental process map in detail

I recently reviewed the new training material for the AX2012 version of the Environmental dashboard (EMS). A little late in the process I realized that the details on the Environmental process map were a bit insufficient for this feature. I wanted to remedy this since it is really a very “presentable” part of the environmental dashboard…

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