What is CMA certification for MS Dynamics AX consultant?

What is CMA certification for MS Dynamics AX consultant?

I’m a consultant and my job is to help companies to get the best from Microsoft Dynamics software. I primarily work with finance departments. Recently I became a Certified Management Accountant (aka CMA), which means that the Institute of Management Accountants confirmed that I have expertise in finance, analysis, control, and decision support. Although it was difficult, time consuming, and expensive to achieve, I want to tell you about the advantages I got by achieving CMA credentials. Continue reading “What is CMA certification for MS Dynamics AX consultant?”

What you should know about ledger in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

What you should know about ledger in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

This post is about the key points of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (aka D365FO) ledger functionality. It can be very beneficial to have this knowledge to better understand what is going on under the hood of D365FO. This knowledge helps to solve potential issue you can have with the ledger, such as traceability of the entry to figure out why the entry was created, or resolving inconsistency between ledger and module records.

This post is also applicable for Dynamics AX 2012 (aka AX2012).

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How to collect financial data by sites in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

How to collect financial data by sites in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

Let’s say you work for a company that has a few sites. The company uses MS Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (aka D365FO). The chief financial officer of the company has a requirement to collect costs of goods sold (aka COGS) and revenues by sites of the company. It is needed to report margin individually for each site. You are in charge of resolving this request. In this blog post I will show you how the requirement can be met.

This post is also applicable to MS Dynamics AX 2012 (aka AX 2012, or DAX 2012).

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Financial dimension values flow in D365FO. Materials and batch order example

Financial dimension values flow in  D365FO. Materials and batch order example

MS Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (aka D365FO) offers a very strong financial functionality. A company can collect financial data in different dimensions. For example collecting data for overhead expenses and adding a cost center for every ledger entry.

D365FO allows setting default values for different master records like products, vendors, customers, and so on. As an example, a cost center can be set on all finished goods items and materials consumed. These values go to the ledger by default.

In this post, I will show you how the default values go to the ledger. I use D365FO batch order functionality to demonstrate how it works. Continue reading “Financial dimension values flow in D365FO. Materials and batch order example”