We recently released a second cumulative update for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2. This cumulative update 6 (CU6) introduces a new numbering sequence.

Microsoft continues its commitment to customer success through a regular release cadence of cumulative updates which is comprised of rollups of released hotfixes, regulatory updates, and existing business process enrichments.

Customers investing in Microsoft Dynamics AX can leverage Microsoft’s ongoing investments in R&D and take advantage of these regular updates and enhancements by bringing the new innovations and solutions to their existing deployments through and optimized deployment process.

This release provides two types of updates and enhancements:

  1. Business Process
  2. Regulatory Updates

The business process enhancements that are addressed in this cumulative update include the following:

Industry / Module

 

Business process

 

Overview and additional details

HCM

EEO preparation reports

There are several versions of the EEO preparation report that you can use when you prepare the reports required by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC enforces the federal laws that prohibit discrimination against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information.

EEO preparation report

 

Mass benefit expiration

Mass benefit expiration allows you to change the expiration date of a benefit and of the enrollments of workers enrolled in that benefit at the same time. You can also select multiple workers who are enrolled in a benefit and change the ending date of their coverage. Depending on your version of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, the date when a worker’s coverage in a benefit expires may be called the enrollment end date or the coverage end date.

Maintain benefit expiration dates

 

New hire preparation report

There are two versions of the report that you can use to create a list of recently hired workers: Workers hired in period and New hire preparation.

Workers hired in period and New hire preparation reports

Manufacturing

Invoicing PO prepayments

With a prepayment invoice, you can make advance invoice payments to a vendor before the purchase order is fulfilled. For example, a vendor might require a prepayment for specific goods or services. After the prepayment is paid, your legal entity can later apply the prepayment to one or more vendor invoices to offset the amount that was already paid.

Key tasks: Prepayments

Manufacturing

Product configuration expression editor and calculations

Constraints control the attribute values that you can select when you configure products for a sales order, sales quotation, purchase order, or production order. You can use expression constraints or table constraints, depending on how you prefer to build the constraints

Expression constraints and table constraints

 

Traceability for manufacturing

You can use item tracing to identify where items or raw materials have been used, are being used, or will be used in production and sales processes. Additionally, Depending on the item or raw material and how your organization sets up its products, you can trace a combination of the item number and tracking dimension. You can also add more trace criteria, such as storage dimensions and a specific period of time.

Item or raw materials tracing

GFM

SEPA

The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) is set up by the European Commission, and dictates that all electronic payments are considered domestic, regardless of the country/region where the individual, business, or organization, and the bank are located. There is no difference between national and cross-border payments. The SEPA includes the 27 European Union (EU) member states, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, and Monaco. The SEPA helps form a single market for payment transactions within the European Economic Area (EEA). Ultimately, the SEPA is expected to reduce the number of payment formats that banks, businesses, and individuals must work with.

SEPA direct debit overview

 

Financial reporting with Management reporter

With Management Reporter 2012 CU6, 14 default reports are included for new Management Reporter customers to get up and running faster. You can use these reports as is or modify them to fit your specific business needs.

12 new languages have been added to support your global business. With this release, Management Reporter supports all of the languages offered by Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics GP, and Microsoft Dynamics SL. 

Install and start using Management reporter

General

Update installation enhancements

Updates that are available for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and the deployment process for updates. Updates include hotfixes, cumulative updates, service packs, and feature packs.

Apply updates and hotfixes

Service Industry

Integration Solution for Microsoft Dynamics AX projects and Microsoft Dynamics CRM

This integration between the programs helps organizations close the gap that exists today between the sales teams that use Microsoft Dynamics CRM and the project teams that use Microsoft Dynamics AX. For example, by using the Integration Solution for Microsoft Dynamics AX projects and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, you can integrate Microsoft Dynamics AX project quotations with Microsoft Dynamics CRM quotes, giving you access to up-to-date quote information in both systems

Integration Solution for Microsoft Dynamics AX projects and Microsoft Dynamics CRM

 

Regulatory updates CU6

The regulatory updates include country-specific updates listed below:

Regions

Regulatory Feature

Americas

  • Brazil: POS integration with Bematech fiscal printer for Brazil
  • Brazil: Prerequisites for the Fiscal Books solution in Brazil
  • Mexico: Changes and Rules additions to the CFD and CFDI xml file
  • Mexico: Updates to the DIOT declaration report
  • United States: Payroll tax update 2013-R6
  • United States: Payroll tax update 2013-R9

Europe

  • Czech Republic: Updates in support of changes to VAT law for discounts, corrections and corrective tax documents
  • Finland and Sweden: Sales tax report may be printed in Tax code currency and in any other given currency
  • France: Daily interest calculation
  • Germany: Support of new IP addresses for submission VAT declaration via ELSTER
  • Hungary: Itemized VAT Declaration as of 01.01.2013
  • VAT tax point changes for EU deliveries
  • United Kingdom: Corrections to the VAT 100 report
  • Poland: Correction invoice changes for 2013

Asia

  • India: Large Taxpayer Unit (LTU) Code Number
  • India: Accounting codes for service tax payments in India

Multi-region:

  • VAT statement xml file format is changed from 01.01.2013
  • SEPA - Direct Debit ISO 20022 XML Payment format file
  • Russia: Prepayments for Retail
  • Russia and Eastern Europe: Cash management for Retail

Microsoft is committed to a predictable release schedule that helps customers adopt and take advantage of the latest business process and regulatory updates at a reasonable pace. With the release of this cumulative update 6 and the cumulative update 7 coming at the end of October, customers can start reviewing and planning accordingly to start the adoption of this new enhancements.

To get additional details on how to install CU6, click here

/Moises