Dynamics Day 2013 AX 2012 Product Update and Roadmap


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Dynamics Day 2013 is focused on giving Microsoft Dynamics users the information they need to get the most out of their investments in the Dynamics range, or to help organisations who are considering any of these solutions insights into what’s possible and what’s on the roadmap in the future.

Hear from Douglas Daley and James Page as they provide an update into the direction of Dynamics AX, looking at recent releases and providing a perspective of what the future may bring.

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Dynamics Day 2013 AX 2012 Product Update and Roadmap

  1. 1. Dynamics AX Roadmap and Update Dynamics AX James Page, Practice Principal Douglas Daley, Dynamics AX Product Manager
  2. 2. Your presenters Doug Daley  James Page Dynamics AX Product Manager Practice Principal A passionate technologist who specialises in translating our client‟s visions into technological reality  Doug brings experience from some of the largest AX implementations globally  Product leadership within Intergen‟s Dynamics Practice – an AX evangelist Dynamics AX Roadmap and Update  Dynamics Practice Principal  Over 15 years experience with Dynamics ERP  Responsible for process, methodology and strategy  Involved in over 50 implementations across multiple industry segments | 2
  3. 3. Product Roadmap
  4. 4. Microsoft Dynamics AX Roadmap Release Schedule (Calendar Year) Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Microsoft Dynamics (major release) “Rainier” Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Lifecycle Services Q4 Q1 CY2012 Dynamics AX Roadmap and Update Q2 CY2013 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 CY2014 Q4 Q1 Q2 CY2015 | 4
  5. 5. Dynamics AX “Rainier” Components that will effect you  Cloud Based Solutions  Platform independence - Browser enabled clients (HTML 5 based Web Client so more faster and richer experience)  More investments on Visual Studio (Development Environment will be VS) Programming language will still be X++ but everything will be .net compiled  Best in class lifecycle management Dynamics AX Roadmap and Update | 5
  6. 6. Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Overview of enhancements Industry Workloads Core Workloads Application Framework Dynamics AX Roadmap and Update Retail enhancements Mobile POS client Deployment & Management Pricing & Promotions Distribution enhancements Warehouse Management Transportation Management Demand Planning Public Sector and Service Industry enhancements E-Procurement Financials enhancements Budget Planning Procurement enhancements Solicitation Management Bid Evaluation Vendor Portal SCM enhancements Advanced Warehouse Ops Rate, Route & Load Planning Freight Reconciliation Client enhancements Mobile POS client Mobile Companion Apps RF Warehousing Client Server enhancements oData Retail Server System Center Integration Framework enhancements Mobile integration | 6
  7. 7. Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Mobile Companion Applications  Windows 8 Tablet  Expense capture and reconciliation  Timesheet entry  Approvals  Phone (Post R3)  Expense capture  Timesheet entry Dynamics AX Roadmap and Update | 7
  8. 8. Product Demonstration 1. Mobile Companion Applications Dynamics AX Roadmap and Update | 8
  9. 9. WAX & TRAX
  10. 10. WAX and TRAX Advanced distribution capabilities  Native AX WMS and TMS solutions  Acquired for release in core AX 2012 R3  Enabling complex warehouse and distribution operations  Pedigree: 3 best of breed WMS solutions Dynamics AX Roadmap and Update | 10
  11. 11. Integrated End to End Workflow „Wave‟ Process Outbound Optimisation Pick and Pack Weigh Manifesting Close Load Close Shipment Shipping Documentation Rate Shopping Order Consolidation Load Planning Dynamics AX Roadmap and Update | 11
  12. 12. License plate controlled docks Advanced inventory control. Stocking limits Mixed SKU and LOT control Real-time cycle counting, in location quarantine and rules based directed put-away for improved inventory control. In location quarantine Dimension and capacity management
  13. 13. Inbound, outbound and internal processes Workflow optimisation. Configurable workflows to enable streamlining of inbound, outbound and internal warehousing activities. Inbuilt RF warehousing for workflow execution. Define by item, customer, vendor
  14. 14. Constraints Route planning. Multi segment, multi modal, multi stop route planning, with rate shopping capability to maximise return on freight costs. Intermodal Routing Routing Guide Least Cost Carrier Best Way Pre-assigned Route Transit Times Delivery Dates Item / Carrier Item / Mode Carrier / Customer Mode / Customer Manual Routing Carrier / Hub Zone / Hub
  15. 15. Drag and Drop Appointment scheduling. Inbound and outbound dock appointment scheduling. Appointment Soft Reservation Consolidation Inbound and Outbound View
  16. 16. Load planning. Load planning and management based on load capacity..
  17. 17. Freight reconciliation. Simplify freight invoice processing with automated matching and payment. Apportion freight to invoices and bill to customers, accrue or expense.
  18. 18. Accelerating Implementation
  19. 19. Don‟t re-invent the wheel Key Principles of the Solution Adopt standard processes and best practice Dynamics AX Roadmap and Update Repeat across other organisation s Focus on what’s important Keep it simple | 19
  20. 20. Pieces of the solution puzzle inSure Accelerator Finance Framework Microsoft Lifecycle Services Intergen inSure Accelerator Task Recorder Plus Microsoft Rapid Start Dynamics AX Roadmap and Update | 20
  21. 21. inSure Accelerator – Business Processes Core business processes across functional streams Finance • General ledger mgmt. • Financial budgeting • Bank & cash mgmt. • Vendor and payables mgmt. • Customer & receivables mgmt. • Fixed asset mgmt. • Tax mgmt. & remittance Dynamics AX Roadmap and Update Trade & Logistics Retail and POS • Product information mgmt. • Inventory and warehouse mgmt. • Sales order processing • Purchase order processing • Sales/purchase prices and discounts mgmt. • Inventory supply planning • Stores mgmt. • Merchandising • Inventory mgmt. (HQ & instore) • Customer mgmt. • In-store sales processing • In-store bank & cash mgmt. • In-store customer services • In-store workforce mgmt. | 21
  22. 22. inSure Accelerator inSure Standard inSure Standard and Accelerator Projects Analysis Design Full Analysis Blank Sheet Approach Full design spec 100% Specific to client Analysis Best Practice Framework Dynamics AX Roadmap and Update Design 80% Predesign, focus on the important 20% Develop Std functions and inSure Rapid Start Config Develop Customer specific development Custom config Deploy Standard data migration & config load tools Deploy Operate Custom data migration scripts and load tools Client specific support frameworks Operate Standard simplified supportable environments | 22
  23. 23. Product Demonstration 1. Configuring Methods of Payments using Rapid Start Services 2. Recording Business Processes in Task Recorder Plus 3. The Lifecycle Services for Microsoft Dynamics Workspace Dynamics AX Roadmap and Update | 23
  24. 24. What Next?
  25. 25. Get More out of your AX Solution  Mobile Scenarios  Add Dynamics CRM  Enhance the Role Based Experience  Upgrading  Add ISV extensions Dynamics AX Roadmap and Update | 25
  26. 26. Any questions?
  27. 27. Thank you Email: james.page@intergen.co.nz Mobile: +64 21 241 9563 Twitter: @daxpage LinkedIn: james-page Email: doug.daley@intergen.com.au Mobile: +61 438 894 036 Twitter: @dougdaley LinkedIn: douglas-daley