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, July 22, 2015

Understanding Dynamics AX Fiscal Year Close Options

Savvy Dynamics AX users may have noticed the fiscal / financial year closing options in Microsoft Dynamics AX R3 CU8 have a different look than from previous versions. Check out this quick reference guide around Dynamics AX fiscal year close options for what the fields mean and how to configure them. General Ledger Parameters Delete …

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Configuring Dynamics AX Bank Transaction Types

Configuration and setup of Dynamics AX bank transaction types (AX 2013 R3) can be very helpful and useful in bank reconciliation. This is especially helpful when the origination of transactions appearing on the bank statement cannot be traced back to the ERP system or when the system’s setup requires a manual general ledger adjustment at …

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 …

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 …

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Dynamics AX Supply Chain Interface Module – What Is It and What Can It Do For You

 What is the supply chain interface module for Dynamics AX and what can it do for you? Armanino’s Dynamics AX Supply Chain Interface module has been around, supported, and upgraded (most recently to the Dynamics AX R3 release) for over 10 years and is used by numerous companies who use sub-contract manufacturers, most notably in the …

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Who Needs Dynamics AX Workflow Approval Duties?

Who needs Dynamics AX workflow approval duties? Everyone! Apart from the system administrator, every user in a workflow needs to have the approval duty that is related to the workflow. For example, anyone who will approve vendor invoices in the workflow will need to have the “approve vendor invoices as employee” duty. I often add …

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 …

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 …

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