You’re probably familiar with our “Get What Fits” campaign, which talks about how Microsoft Dynamics CRM works the way your business does, rather than forcing you to adapt your processes to the constraints of the software. The same is also true in the ERP world, where deploying software that reflects your organizational structure—rather than the other way around—can be a key to the success or failure of the implementation.
In Microsoft Dynamics AX, you can achieve this “fit” by using organizational modeling tools. The way you describe your organization in these tools can have a huge impact on the application features and scenarios. In the latest release of Microsoft Dynamics AX, we invested heavily in updating the organizational model to enable you to more accurately reflect the structure of your organization and to quickly reshape and restructure existing models as business conditions change.
Our first goal was to enable you, our customers, to “model as you operate”—that is, to define an organizational model that accurately reflects the nuances of your business. Our customers tell us that, in earlier versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX, they weren’t always able to model complex global operations with multiple legal and operating organization structures. We addressed this by introducing two new concepts to the Microsoft Dynamics AX organizational model:
Many larger organizations maintain separate legal entities and operating units, each with their own hierarchies. In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, these hierarchies can be used to define reporting rollup, security access, business policies, business processes, and responsibility for human and operations resources.
By introducing these concepts, we’ve provided a high degree of flexibility that in turn, should make it easier for our customers to operate their business in a more agile manner. Specifically:
How do you model separate legal and operational hierarchies for your business today? How easy is it to change those models, along with the underlying application scenarios? Do you have any best practices to share?
Good discussions. It will be better if any case study alongwith demo will be greate help.
Describe the tools available to maintain the organizational structure (hierarchies). How they are maintained. Are they effective dated to be able to report on organizations at different points in time? Is there any specific document to explain our solutions.
In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, these hierarchies can be used to define reporting rollup - where do we difine these roll ups?