Dynamics Blog

Welcome to the Dynamics Blog hosted by the professionals at Armanino. This blog is about anything that may be helpful to others regarding Microsoft Dynamics' software. The topics can be anything from Microsoft Dynamics GP, AX, CRM, SharePoint, MAS 90/200, .NET development, accounting, compliance and more.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Dynamics AX Special Depreciation Allowance for Fixed Assets

Governments occasionally allow businesses to take on the extra depreciation on a few fixed assets for the purpose of taxes. These deductions – called Section 179 or bonus deduction – are incentives for businesses to capitalize on their investments in equipment and property. In this post, learn about utilizing Dynamics AX special depreciation allowance functionality to …

Friday, February 20, 2015

Microsoft PowerBI Presentation at Kansas AXUG Chapter Meeting

For Dynamics AX users in the Kansas area, don’t forget to check out next week’s AXUG Chapter meeting! Noah Kluge, Armanino’s PrecisionPoint guru, will be presenting on Microsoft PowerBI. If you’ve heard of PowerPivot or PowerView (aspects of Microsoft PowerBI), but you’re not sure how they work, what’s available, and in which version of Excel, …

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Dynamics AX Supply Chain Interface Module – What Can It Do for You (Part 2)

Armanino’s Dynamics AX Supply Chain Interface module not only helps you import data into AX, but can also facilitate data integration in your day-to-day business processes.  In my previous Supply Chain Interface blog, I discussed some of the features and functionality available with this module. This time around, I’m focusing on ways in which some …

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dynamics AX Item List Grid: How to Display Item Group (And More)

We’ve heard a number of people expressing concern about Dynamics AX 2012’s inability to view the item group and other attributes on the item list like was possible in AX2009. Allow that frustration to disappear with this step-by-step solution around how to display the item group on the Dynamics AX Item List Grid below! When you …

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Dynamics AX Fixed Assets Additions for 2012 R3

Situations often arise in business where fixed assets need maintenance like a car needs an oil change or a lamp needs a new bulb. These additions are not necessarily tracked as individual fixed assets but are tagged to the existing fixed asset (FA) and may or may not increase the life span of the parent …

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Dynamics AX Global Address Book: Manually Link or Unlink Organizations

Have you ever wondered how to manually link or unlink two organizations using the Dynamics AX global address book − for example, linking a customer to a vendor, or a vendor in one entity to a vendor in another entity? If so, here is a basic but often overlooked feature that can help. When creating …

Monday, April 21, 2014

Upsides and Downsides of 4 Common ERP Implementation Strategies

Managing a client’s appetite for customizing the standard product (Dynamics AX in this case) can be extremely challenging for a project manager, whether they’re part of an implementation team or work in-house. However, if the customization processes aren’t carefully managed, it can be like the proverbial Dutch boy putting his finger on the leak in …

Friday, April 18, 2014

Convergence review and what to expect from the Microsoft Dynamics AX R3 release!

I was lucky enough to be part of  Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014 last month, and I’d like to share some of the highlights of this experience, especially around the new R3 capabilities. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 delivers new warehouse and transportation management capabilities. On the transportation side, the new capabilities include inbound/outbound planning; multi-shipment …

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

AX 2012 Consolidations for Multi-company and Multi-currency scenarios

Many growing companies have subsidiaries and locations all over the world. Some of those companies are tracked as separate legal entities and are required to be reported at a consolidated level in a different currency than its transactions. Here’s how to do this in AX 2012. First, make sure your consolidation company is setup correctly …

Friday, January 17, 2014

Assessing On-Time Shipment in Dynamics AX 2012

The Shipment Details Report in Armanino’s High Tech Industries for Dynamics AX 2012 is a great tool to help you assess your On Time Shipment—out of the box, with no modification necessary. You can find the report under Accounts Receivable> Reports> Bookings> Shipment Details Report. Click to enlarge image. Specifying, the Ship Date can help you …

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