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By Anita Smallwood • December 2, 2016

Never Fear Dynamics AX On-Premise is Here to Stay

Updated 02/01/2017: With the arrival of Dynamics 365 Enterprise Edition for Operations, many customers and  Value Added Resellers (VARS) alike fear that Dynamics AX on-premise will vanish.  To stop this rumor, I want to share a few of our favorite details regarding Cumulative Update (CU) 12 for Microsoft Dynamics AX On-Premise (2012 R3) released just this week.  Most of these changes were made in warehouse management, transportation management, and retail areas of the product with several regulatory features added too. In addition, a new module was added to assist with processing big data called Machine Learning Integration.  And it was announced that Dynamics 365 for Operations will be available to purchase on-premise starting in June 2017 and a preview will begin in April.*

Our sigma six lean & Dynamics AX implementation expert, Joe Hurylovich, is excited by theenhancements made to the mobile application inside of supply chain management. These changes are quite significant especially with loads because that code was never written in WAX.”

The changes in mobility for Dynamics AX On-Premise allows your business to:

Reverse Loads in Dynamics AX On-Premise:

You can now reverse loads when a shipment is confirmed. Therefore, you can change loads up until the actual shipment. You can also cancel packing slip updates for sales orders and product receipts for purchase orders. Thus, you can reverse loads even after these updates have been completed.

Cancel Loads with an RF Gun in Dynamics AX:

Work can now be canceled by using an RF gun. A new menu item is added for canceling work by using an RF gun. The setup also supports canceling work that has associated replenishment work. That functionality is controlled on the mobile menu item itself.

Make Ad-Hoc Inventory Moves with a Mobile Device in Dynamics AX On-Premise:

Warehouse workers can now update inventory locations from a mobile device, even if work has been created against part or all of the quantity that has been moved. This change adds flexibility to the operation by letting you move pallets that are filling up on the inbound dock to an inbound buffer location. Put-away work can then be started from that inbound buffer location. Similarly, you can clear a location at a pick face where some of the inventory is reserved against sales picking work. This work updates the location where inventory should be taken from as soon as the ad-hoc manual movement is registered.

Machine learning integration Module new to AX On-Premise (2012 R3)

Dynamics AX Cu 12 enables integration between Microsoft Cognitive services and  Dynamics AX. A new module, Cortana Intelligence services management, allows you to integrate to the Microsoft Cognitive services API right from within Dynamics AX without having to learn data science or big data technologies. You can use this module to complete the following tasks. 

●          Connect to your Cognitive services account from within AX

●          Upload data to the recommendations API

●          Trigger machine learning model creation

●          Manage machine learning models and builds

Dynamics AX On-Premise


At Clients First Business Solutions, we are a both a Microsoft Gold Partner and a Microsoft Cloud Service Provider with a team of tenured specialists with core competencies in the implementation and support of Microsoft Dynamics since 1999.  To explore all the capabilities of Dynamics AX On-Premise, (or Dynamics 365 for Operations) and find out how this business solution can help your business in manufacturing achieve its full potential reach out to one of our Dynamics AX offices:

Email: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, or call at 877.428.7205.

Email: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas , or call at 800.331.8382.

We are committed to making your work life easier through understanding the ins and outs of ERP and as a result making ERP work harder for you.

The downside to remaining on premise is as follows:  The on-premise data will not  benefit from Microsoft's intelligence capabilities of embedded analytics, machine learning, or other capabilities available to cloud subscribers.

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