October 1st, 2011 by Mohamed Aamer

Over the past year I was following up and keep myself updated regarding the new version of MS Dynamics AX, last month Microsoft have launched MS Dynamics AX 2012.

If you are Functional Consultant used to the previous version MS Dynamics AX 2009 you will find very interesting changes in this release MS Dynamics AX 2012, that will give you more power in the implementation phases, in addition to customer adoption to MS Dynamics AX 2012.

In this post I am sharing the high level first look at MS Dynamics AX 2012.

First changes are in the interface which has been changed to be simpler and user friendly at all levels. 

Area pages
MS Dynamics AX 2012 Area Page
MS Dynamics AX 2012 Area Page
Forms  

MS Dynamics AX 2012 Forms
MS Dynamics AX 2012 Forms
Fact Box  

MS Dynamics AX 2012 Fact Box
MS Dynamics AX 2012 Fact Box
Action Pane (Standard)  

MS Dynamics AX 2012 Action Pane Standard
MS Dynamics AX 2012 Action Pane Standard
Action Pane (Strip)  

MS Dynamics AX 2012 Action Pane Strip
MS Dynamics AX 2012 Action Pane Strip
Vertical tabs  

MS Dynamics AX 2012 Vertical tabs
MS Dynamics AX 2012 Vertical tabs
Fast tabs  

MS Dynamics AX 2012 Fast tabs
MS Dynamics AX 2012 Fast tabs

 Second changes are in logical distribution of business functions among modules, which gives control which complying the basis of segregation of duties at end user level, in addition to new modules which serve important business functions.

There are some functions have been separated to another modules such as AP in MS Dynamics AX 2009  was coving AP – Financial activities, and Purchasing activities, in MS Dynamics AX 2012 AP is covering Financial activities, and Procurement module is covering Procurement activities.

AX 2009 Module

AX 2012 Module

General Ledger General Ledger
  Fixed Assets (New)
Bank Cash and bank management
Accounts Payable Accounts Payable
  Procurement and sourcing (New)
Accounts Receivables Accounts Receivables
  Sales and Marketing (New)
Inventory Management Product information (New)
  Inventory  and warehouse management
Expense management Travel and expense management
Production Production control
Project Project management and accounting
  Compliance and internal control (New)

 User Group: Dynamics Arabia

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