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  • Blog Post: Retail store "Post as business day" function for end of day posting

    There was a change that was implemented around the AX 2012 R2 CU7 release time frame that introduced the concept of posting statement transactions by "Business day". This can be located by going to: Retail >> Common >> Retail channels >> Retail stores >> select your store >>...
  • Blog Post: How to populate the Vehicle Type field in the Worker Mileage Rate form

    You may have noticed that when you are setting up mileage rates via the Worker in Human Resources that no vehicles are listed in the dropdown for Vehicle type. This form is accessed via Human Resources > Common > Workers > Workers. Once in the Worker list select a Worker, select the Expense...
  • Blog Post: Sending email receipts from Retail POS Transactions

    There seems to be limited information on how the "Send email receipts" functionality works. This blog is intended to help provide the basic information and links on how to configure and send email receipts for EPOS transactions. To get started, you will first need to configure a SMTP server to send the...
  • Blog Post: How to use automatic approval with Project Budgets and Workflow

    Project Budgets require workflow to be able to create new budgets. With some businesses, this is not necessary to have each budget reviewed before allowing them to be approved. Especially if those with the responsibility to put in the Project Budget has the final say on the Budget regardless. Since AX...
  • Blog Post: Dynamics AX Table Caching: Basic Rules

    This post provides some basic general guidance to get you started on setting table caching for custom tables, bearing in mind there will be exceptions. This should generally be defined at design time to avoid costly round trips to the database. As explained by Bertrand Caillet from our PFE (Premier Field...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting that elusive “slowdown” in AX using Performance Analyzer 1.20 for Microsoft Dynamics

    It’s 9.30am on Monday morning and you’ve just received reports of a “general slowdown” on Microsoft Dynamics AX. After probing further you find it was all over by 9:15am lasting around 15 minutes, but also happened once before and the users want action taken to prevent it happening...
  • Blog Post: Collect a series of traces automatically with Dynamics AX 2012

    Introduction The following steps are one way to collect a series of AX traces on a schedule with all versions of AX 2012 on the AOS server, using standard Windows tools: Perfmon combined with Task Scheduler. This example collects a 1 minute trace at 5 minute intervals. This can be useful for example...
  • Blog Post: Manually adding 1099 transactions to the Vendor settlement for 1099s in Dynamics AX

    We added the functionality to Dynamics AX that now allows you to manually add transactions to the Vendor settlement for 1099’s (form) through the user interface. This new functionality enables the ability to input compensations that may be tracked externally from Dynamics AX that are required to...
  • Blog Post: SSRS report tips to adjust alignment for pre-formatted print stock (i.e. 1099-MISC form)

    The purpose of this article is to help answer a common question we receive regarding print alignment when printing to pre-formatted print stock like a 1099-MISC tax form. The 1099-MISC tax form will be the focus of this particular blog but the instructions can be applied to most any SSRS report generated...
  • Blog Post: No Financial Quantity Exists, but a Financial Amount Does

    Ever run into an issue where you’re looking at a location in the on-hand window, and you see that no inventory exists for that location, however, there is a financial amount in the window. Sometimes, it’s not a big amount, maybe just a couple of cents, but there is an amount in there with...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics AX - 1099 Tax update details for 2014

    There have been several requests for more detailed information about what changes were introduced in this year's 1099 update packaged in hotfix KB3019585. Here is an outline of the changes that we have made. 1099-MISC 1. Boxes 11 Foreign tax paid was deleted but box remains as shaded blank box on form...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics AX - 1099 Tax updates for 2014

    Tax time is around the corner, so I thought I would let everyone know that we recently released this year's 1099 tax update for Microsoft Dynamics AX that makes the following improvements. 1.) Fixes to the Update 1099 information routine. 2.) Fixes to the actual 1099 print outs. 3.) Addition of a...
  • Blog Post: Installing the AX 2012 R3 Async Server to a Clustered SQL Server Environment

    A while back I had a request to install the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Async Server against a SQL Server Cluster. Since the Demo VM's available are all one-box setup's I thought this would be a good challenge. As it turns out I was right, in order to install against a SQL Server Cluster we have to...
  • Blog Post: Managing Direct Delivery Sales Orders with Direct Delivery Journals

    With AX R3 you now have a place to manage many Direct Delivery Sales Orders in one place, the Direct Delivery Journal. I like to think of this as the Direct Delivery ‘Workbench’ because like other ‘workbench’ forms in R3, this gives us a collective place to display many different...
  • Blog Post: Link the workers to the vendors in order to manage the expense reports in AX 2012

    In the attached document it is described through an example how to setup and manage the expense reports when it is necessary to link the worker that submit the expense report with a vendor account. It is useful to link the worker to a vendor so that it is possible to easily manage the expense reports...
  • Blog Post: AX Performance Troubleshooting Checklist Part 2

    This is Part 2 of a two part troubleshooting check list for general performance on Microsoft Dynamics AX. This part includes hardware, indexing, queries, blocking and code - at a high level. Please note this is just an outline of key areas for general guidance and not an exhaustive list. As you have...
  • Blog Post: AX Performance Troubleshooting Checklist Part 1B [Application and AOS Configuration]

    This is the second page of Part 1, in a two part troubleshooting check list for general performance on Microsoft Dynamics AX. This page (Part 1B) covers AX application and AOS configuration settings. Please see the previous page for the introduction and Part 1A of the check list, which covers SQL...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics AX general performance analysis scripts

    Did you know there is a set of analysis scripts that come with the tool Performance Analyzer 1.20 and can be used to assess the health of your AX system and identify potential causes of performance issues? After downloading the tool (see above link), you can find these scripts in the following folders...
  • Blog Post: AX Content: Search for all things Microsoft Dynamics AX

    I do it. And I’m sure you do it too. We get into a habit of only using the search tools that we’ve always used. You might use Google, I use Bing…but, did you ever wonder if there were other ways to search for AX-specific information? Wonder no longer. Listed below are a few of the...
  • Blog Post: Sales agreement functionality when linking to Sales order lines

    There was a scenario that was recently discussed when attempting to link sales agreements to sales order lines. In this scenario, let’s say we created multiple sales agreements each having one line as referenced below. Sales agreement 1 Line A Sales agreement 2 Line B To continue with this...
  • Blog Post: Positive Pay Setup in AX 2012 R2

    Customers have expressed some frustration over the not quite clear steps on setting up Positive Pay in AX 2012 R2. Our TechNet article does a pretty good job on explaining the creation of the folders needed and setting things up with the bank account we are to use but could use a bit more explanation...
  • Blog Post: Dynamics Online Payment Services - Common errors and troubleshooting steps

    We are continuing to see a reoccurrence of very similar error messages when using Dynamics Online Payment Services (DOPS) with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 and 2012. The resolutions normally deal with the setup and configuration of either AX or DOPS. This blog is intended to cover some of the common errors...
  • Blog Post: CyberSource SSL Certificate Update Notice

    CyberSource sent out an email (at the bottom of this blog) around February 3, 2014, stating that customers needed to update their SSL Certificates by February 25th to avoid service interruption. For customers exclusively using a Microsoft Dynamics ERP with Dynamics Online to process payments through...
  • Blog Post: Resources for provisioning and configuring Microsoft Dynamics Online Payment Services

    There are many questions related to utilizing Payment Services within Microsoft Dynamics Online. The purpose of this blog is to provide the various resources that may be helpful in the provisioning and configuring of Payment Services. Bookmark this page and check back for continued updates. If you need...
  • Blog Post: Issue with number sequence after upgrade to AX2012 R2 in place.

    When you have a number sequence that is set to continuous and the number that pulls into the form is 000000 and is not a valid number. This is caused by the Stored Procedure not getting updated when the R2 in place upgrade process is complete. We suspect that this problem may be due to incorrect steps...
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