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  • Blog Post: Output orders and lines

    The following post, is a bit advanced, and I guess that 90% of all implementations never encounters any issues related to this. But if you struggle with open inventory orders that “locks” your sales orders, then this post can bring some lights to it. It is valid for both AX 2009 and AX 2012...
  • Blog Post: All X++ source code for Dynamics AX R3 available

    Rumors says that in the upcoming AX 2012 R3, the entire library of X++ code will be available for Partners and Customers. The Dynamics community embraces this approach and says that this makes it possible for new solutions and ideas to be built 100% integrated with the Dynamics AX platform. Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Dynamics AX: Why simplicity always wins

    The Dynamics ecosystem love to complicate things. And now with the AX 2012 R3 it can really get complex, with the biggest codebase ever . The more functionality we demand to get into Dynamics AX, the better it will become, and the more we can sell, right? Wrong. Simplicity wins. Every time. (iPod...
  • Blog Post: WMS and voice pick with Google Glasses (Sci-Fi)

    With the WMS and voice pick for Google Glasses you can revolutionize your supply chain and warehouse processes. Google glasses will You will have both hands free Directly connected to your ERP system Support real time transactions like receiving, picking, counting and shipping Guide the...
  • Blog Post: Dynamics AX 2012: At your service!

    Dynamics AX Service management can be used for service agreements and service subscriptions, handle service orders and customer inquiries, and to manage and analyze the delivery of services to customers. You can use service agreements to define the resources that are used in a typical service visit....
  • Blog Post: AX 2012: Future item reservation requirements

    Those of us that have completed large scale Dynamics AX warehouse implementations knows the importance of having a control of item reservation. Dynamics AX 2012 supports several algorithms for reserving the right goods to a sales order(or any other issue transaction). We can mainly classify the reservations...
  • Blog Post: AX 2012 Consignor solution available on CodePlex

    The tool can be downloaded at http://ax2012consignor.codeplex.com/ There are some additional information that needs to be addressed. So here is my “ What does the FAQ’s say ” ? Question Answer What is the Consignor solution? The Consignor integration...
  • Blog Post: Happy New Year: London Zoo animals line up for stock take.

    January is the traditional month for counting the inventory, and I hear from many of my customers and business partners that this is taking place right now. Here is a link to a more untraditional inventory counting at London Zoo. (Picture from BBC) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london...
  • Blog Post: Import/Export: Reinventing the wheel

    I was suppose to create a small tool for simplifying integrations to freight forwarders, but I ended up with an easy to use and zero footprint import/export solution. I wanted to create a solution that was easy to use for end-customers and business consultants, enabling them to very easily create CSV...
  • Blog Post: SQL script for rebuild/reindex indexes for Dynamics AX 2012

    I often use my blog as a personal archive, and this post is for me to quickly find a script I use at customers that have not set up a proper SQL maintenance plan for indexes and statistics. This script will evaluate each index in the database, and determine if it should be reindexed or rebuilt based...
  • Blog Post: Turn your Dynamics AX WMS from ‘Where’s My Stuff’ to an actual ‘Warehouse Management System’

    Problem 1 “Your receiving area is so packed that you haven’t seen the floor since 1994.” Ask for Advanced shipping notice (ANS) With the technology available in Dynamics AX companies have EDI capabilities using the AIF. Sharing container level detail via ASN’s has become...
  • Blog Post: SYNC for AX 2012 R2 CU7

    A few weeks ago, I released the Kitting solution on Codeplex , and WOW! Now 307 downloads on kitting for AX 2012 R2 CU6. We also have a lot of people that wants to participate to further develop the kitting. MSDynamicsWorld.com also created a story on this here . This commitment to the community truly...
  • Blog Post: Kitting for AX 2012 R2 CU6 now available in Codeplex

    I have received many requests and comments on a small customization I made a year ago; Kitting. The project is now made available in codeplex , under the Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL). You are welcome to share, use and contribute at https://dax2012r2kitting.codeplex.com/
  • Blog Post: My Dynamics AX preselling tips.

    I have done countless pre-sales Dynamics AX presentations, both on-line and in-person in front of a potential customer. I wanted to share some of my thoughts, techniques and topics that works for me. I’m not saying they will work in all settings, but I normally get good feedback. My first step is to...
  • Blog Post: The warehouse dream

    I was mesmerized by this simple but cool Microsoft Surface demo at Convergence conference in Copenhagen 2009. Lachlan Cash was kind enough to share the video here as a great example of how touch can transform visualization and manipulation of complex line-of-business information. From 2m 15s http...
  • Blog Post: Retail and Supply Chain Trends

    One of the most famous principles in retailing is, of course, “retail is detail” — this is where the challenge lies: how do you become more detailed and what detail should you focus on? All retailers know that having products available to customers is one of the most fundamental requirement. Manufacturing...
  • Blog Post: Massive WMS failure

    I don’t think they have Dynamics AX…… Happy Summer.
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Acquires WAX/TRAX

    Yesterday, one of the most public secrets was officially announced. Microsoft (MSFT) Acquires Blue Horseshos’ WAX, TRAX Solutions It will be interesting to see how this will evolve, and we welcome more focus on WMS and logistics. When more information becomes public , I will keep you up to...
  • Blog Post: Show if data is synchronized

    The post is related to the masterdata synchronization . I wanted to give end-users an explanation why they cannot change some of the fields in a synchronized records. I decided to create a generic way of alerting the end-user, like you see in the screenshot below, and also to lock any fields that is...
  • Blog Post: Enable database logging on groups and parameters

    First I would say that I do NOT recommend to enable any database logging, unless it is business important for you, and you need to have a track of parameter changes. But in some cases customers demand to have database logging. I agreed and explained that it will have performance consequences, but we...
  • Blog Post: Master data synchronization using ColumbusSync

    I wanted to share a nice tool I’m working on for Dynamics AX 2012. It is called ColumbusSync, and solves some requirements we often see at larger enterprises. The ability to quick and easy distribute master data from a master company to a set of “client” companies. In this way a large set of companies...
  • Blog Post: Changing the query for an existing CUE

    In AX 2009 we could change the query behind a personalized CUE. This seams to have been removed from AX 2012. But we that can develop, still have a chance, using X++. Run the following job script, and you will get the query up, so that you can change the query. This will bring up the normal...
  • Blog Post: Can Dynamics AX 2012 talk ?

    I was playing around on some with some of the classes, and I found a small thing that I wanted to share with the community. How to enable the speech synthesizer in Dynamics AX 2012. (This is the core essence of the “virtual burger” demo) Here is the code that makes Dynamics AX speak: You also need...
  • Blog Post: How to be rich on your Dynamics AX add-ons

    First I need to say I’m sorry for the trick headlines. This quick answer is that it is very unlikely to get rich on money by developing Dynamics AX add-ons , and especially if you try to this alone. However, what you will be is much richer in experience and I guarantee you will have fun . Also a warning;...
  • Blog Post: Receipt status arrived: The forgotten jewel

    There are two ways to learn how Dynamics AX is working. Users can do courses, read manuals, self-training, “try and fail”, blogs etc. Professionals can also read code. Each time Microsoft is releasing a new version I try to read the code for better understanding new features and possibilities. I then...