Friday, November 2, 2012

Dynamics AX2012 R2 Release

Microsoft Dynamics is all set for Dynamics AX2012 R2 release. With this enhanced release lot of exciting features will be added to the product.
As per the details featured in the technical conference this release will have stronger focus on new functionality with industries specific & administrative processes.
Few of the major enhancement includes

1) Industry Focused Enhancements
Improve manufacturing operations for process manufacturing.  Like
-          New capability for management of potency, traceability and product batch sequencing to help process manufacturing
-          Potency management enables management of the concentration of an active ingredient through the entire manufacturing process.
-          In addition, the improvement of traceability where important attributes are generated and captured during the manufacturing process can also be transferred to subsequent lots.
Many enchantments like
-          You can manage your assortments across channels in your retail operations.
-          New multi- and cross-channel capabilities for retail organizations, including catalogue management, cross-channel workflows, and integrated sales channel management will include a new “out of the box” web storefront offering based on the new version of SharePoint 2013.

Public Sector
Many enchantments like
-          An easy / simple financial budgeting process in public sector organizations by combining the power of Microsoft Excel with the power of the workflow engine inside of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
-          New capabilities in budget formulation with workflow approvals, flexible tracking, and reporting.
-          Will also enable complex budgetary requirements using Microsoft Excel as well as integration with financial budget transactions, position and payroll data to enable budgetary control.

Professional Services
Many enchantments like
-          Improved utilization of resources across your organization.
-          Improvements in the intercompany scheduling capability of project resources will specifically benefit services organization with resources and projects across multiple entities.

2) Improved Business Insights End Users
This ranges from easy operational reporting, to measuring business performance through Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and benchmarking as well as to providing deep analysis and actionable insights powered by new rich visualizations technology. Specifically, in this release the focus is
  • New and updated KPI content
    • Where we deliver a set of new and updated KPIs that will come with the SQL BI cubes shipped with the release. These KPIs will surface on the different role centers.
  • Enabling the usage of the new Power view technology
    • Introduced in Microsoft SQL Server 2012. This will help users to discover new insights through a highly interactive and familiar data visualization technology.
3) Increase Global Reach And Simplify International Operations 
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX with Increased the global reach
    • New localization for 11 new markets (Brazil, Czech Republic, China, Estonia, Hungary, India, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Russia),
    • Extending the reach for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to support 36 localizations worldwide.
4) Simplified Application Lifecycle – An Easy Way To Manage Application
This will add the following key benefits
-          Simplified single instance international ERP deployment scenarios up to simplifying setup and functional implementation with new and improved lifecycle services.
-          Parallel to this release existing lifecycle services update (including Rapid Start services) 
-          And new services addition
Some other examples:
  • Code Analyzer will help analyze the performance of custom code based on rules in the design phase of an extension by customers or partners.
  • Data Migration Framework will support import, export and migration of data to/from Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 in the deployment phase. It will cover over 20 scenarios including customer, vendor, product, employee, BOM, open sales and purchase order data, which can be extended by partners and customers.
  • Diagnostics Framework will assist by analyzing data collected from the installation’s servers based on rules in the maintenance phase of your Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 environment(s).
At the end it is quite exciting with the list of such enhancements.

This is scheduled to be released by 1st Dec 2012.
Happy Consulting!


  1. Hi Waqas,

    Thanks for your valuable information about Dynamics AX2012 R2 Release. Swash Convergence Technologies Limited provides world most powerful dynamic ERP Software Solution all over the Global market.

  2. Its pretty interesting reading your posts & Dynamics AX is also v.helpful to increase ROI.

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