Microsoft Dynamics AX


Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly known as Microsoft Axapta ) is an adaptive enterprise resource planning (ERP) software package. It is the central pillar of Microsoft Enterprise Resource Planning Software System. Microsoft Dynamics AX works like many other Microsoft software, such as Microsoft Office, and relies on Microsoft SQL Server technologies. It is therefore possible to associate it with pre-existing Microsoft technologies in the information system.

History

Originally, Microsoft Dynamics AX was designed by the Danish company Damgaard as Axapta (March 1998 ). In 2000 , Damgaard and Navision Software merged to create NavisionDamgaard, which later became Navision. In the summer of 2002 , Microsoft acquired Navision. When it was launched, Axapta software was intended for the Danish and American markets only. In January 2011 Microsoft announced the release of a new version of its ERP called Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and available at the end of the year 1 .

Dynamics AX uses a built-in development environment called MorphX, which allows you to customize the software with a set of tools that combine editing, compiling, and debugging capabilities.

MorphX and X ++

MorphX is an integrated development environment in Microsoft Dynamics AX that allows customizations. These can be done graphically to design data types, tables, queries, forms, menus, and reports. The language used to develop Dynamics AX applications is called X ++ . It is a language that respects the principles of object-oriented programming such as encapsulation, inheritance, classes, objects, methods, and properties. The syntax of the X ++ language is close to that of the C # or java language. Let’s also add that X ++ allows the manipulation of the data via the SQL language. For its part, MorphX proposes an intuitive model which is illustrated for example through the possibility of dragging and dropping elements. It also allows access to any class that the application has, via the code editor for X ++. Because MorphX uses references to bind objects, changing a feature of an object (field name, data type, etc.) is reflected wherever the object is used (in a form or report, for example). In addition, changes made through MorphX will affect the application immediately after compiling the solution. Microsoft Dynamics AX provides integrated IDE support for versioning systems , enabling collaborative development. Let us also mention the existence of a tool proposing a reverse-engineering of table structures and class to Visio models. Because MorphX uses references to bind objects, changing a feature of an object (field name, data type, etc.) is reflected wherever the object is used (in a form or report, for example). In addition, changes made through MorphX will affect the application immediately after compiling the solution. Microsoft Dynamics AX provides integrated IDE support for versioning systems , enabling collaborative development. Let us also mention the existence of a tool proposing a reverse-engineering of table structures and class to Visio models. Because MorphX uses references to bind objects, changing a feature of an object (field name, data type, etc.) is reflected wherever the object is used (in a form or report, for example). In addition, changes made through MorphX will affect the application immediately after compiling the solution. Microsoft Dynamics AX provides integrated IDE support for versioning systems , enabling collaborative development. Let us also mention the existence of a tool proposing a reverse-engineering of table structures and class to Visio models. ) Is reflected wherever the object is used (for example, in a form or report). In addition, changes made through MorphX will affect the application immediately after compiling the solution. Microsoft Dynamics AX provides integrated IDE support for versioning systems , enabling collaborative development. Let us also mention the existence of a tool proposing a reverse-engineering of table structures and class to Visio models. ) Is reflected wherever the object is used (for example, in a form or report). In addition, changes made through MorphX will affect the application immediately after compiling the solution. Microsoft Dynamics AX provides integrated IDE support for versioning systems , enabling collaborative development. Let us also mention the existence of a tool proposing a reverse-engineering of table structures and class to Visio models.

Features

  • Analysis and management of the activity
  • Sales management
  • Customer relationship management
  • Project management
  • Financial management
  • Production management
  • Stock and warehouse management
  • Procurement management
  • Planning and CBN

References

  1. ↑ “Microsoft unveils Dynamics2012”  [ archive ] Daf.info