Monthly Archives: January 2013

To ATP or not to ATP? That is the Question…

Without pretending that my Shakespeare recital abilities go far beyond the above paraphrase, I am using the title of this post to ask a fundamental question about how we go about implementing a central feature in Dynamics AX namely Available-to-Promise … Continue reading

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Set Your Services Free

With Dynamics AX 2012, at last we have a genuine platform for making Dynamics AX a fully functioning component in a service oriented architecture. This article is only focused on the services capabilities of Dynamics AX. If you would like … Continue reading

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Pallet Relocation

This post on the Microsoft SCM development team blog caught my attention. For years we have struggled with the problem of not being able to move a pallet once reservations were made against it. This new pallet relocation feature now … Continue reading

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Best-of-Breed vs. The Integrated Suite… What’s Best?

Following on from my last post where I discussed the pros and cons of multi-instance deployment I felt that the next natural subject would be to discuss whether an integrated suite or a best-of-breed strategy is more appropriate when it … Continue reading

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Dear Reader of my blog: My heartfelt thanks for reading my thoughts and your kind feedback. Almost 200 people have read my posts since Saturday, so to me that proves that you share my enthusiasm for Dynamics AX! Certainly makes … Continue reading

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The Single-instance vs. Multi-instance Debacle

Over the years, I have been involved in a lot of discussions with colleagues and clients about the deployment topology of Dynamics AX. Should we deploy as single-instance or multi-instance? For many people the answer was a no-brainer: single-instance, because … Continue reading

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Why is ERP so unsexy?

Hello and welcome to my first post on this blog. In this blog I will be sharing my views on a number of issues relating to the world of ERP in general and Dynamics AX in particular. The topics will … Continue reading

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