This article provides the list of Microsoft Dynamics AX Support Tools and Services. Microsoft Dynamics AX is an integrated, adaptable business management solution in the Microsoft Dynamics line that streamlines the financial, customer relationship, and supply chain processes.
Easy to use, it works with the familiar Microsoft software and reducing the risks inherent with implementing a new solution. With Microsoft Dynamics Axapta, your people can work efficiently and make important business decisions with confidence.
Microsoft Dynamics AX can help you run your business across the locations and countries by consolidating and standardizing processes, providing visibility across your organization, and helping to simplify compliance. With a wide range of industry-specific solutions, Microsoft Dynamics AX delivers a business management solution that can meet your needs now and evolve to meet future demands.
List of Microsoft Dynamics AX Support Tools and Services
Microsoft Dynamics AX Support Tools
|AxBuild utility||AxBuild.exe is available with the download for the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 or cumulative update 7 or later for AX 2012 R2.||AxBuild.exe utility program enables you to accomplish a full compile of all X++ code on your system much faster than you can with the MorphX client. AxBuild.exe is run at a command prompt on the computer that hosts the Application Object Server (AOS). This approach eliminates the burden of transferring the metadata between the AOS and the client. Also, AxBuild.exe starts several parallel processes and divides the pieces of the full compile among them.|
|Code Upgrade Service for Microsoft Dynamics AX||InformationSource||The Code Upgrade Tool for the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 (Beta) is designed to help Microsoft Dynamics AX developers upgrade their X++ code to AX 2012. The tool analyzes the X++ code patterns. The tool then automatically fixes some patterns, provides the suggestions for how to fix other patterns, and categorizes upgrade tasks. Developers can also add their own patterns for the analysis.|
|Combine the XPO Tool for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012||InformationSource||The Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Combine XPO Tool, Beta 1, is a command line program that combines a set of interdependent XPO files into a single XPO. For example, if a team of developers is making the code changes to different aspects of an application, they can use this tool to merge those changed files into one XPO file.|
|Data Import/Export Framework for the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012||InformationSource||Microsoft Dynamics Axapta 2012 Data Import/Export Framework is an extension that helps you export data and import it into Microsoft Dynamics AX. Examples of the data that you can import include the master data, open stock, and balances.|
|Intelligent Data Management Framework for Microsoft Dynamics Axapta||InformationSource||The Intelligent Data Management Framework for Microsoft Dynamics Axapta, or the Data Management Framework, lets system administrators optimize the performance of Microsoft Dynamics AX installations.
The Data Management Framework assesses the health of the Microsoft Dynamics AX application, analyzes the current usage patterns, and helps reduce database size.
|Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services||Lifecycle Services||Lifecycle Services provides a cloud-based collaborative workspace that customers and their partners can use to manage Microsoft Dynamics AX projects from pre-sales to implementation and operations. Based on the phase of your project and the industry you are working in, the site provides the checklists and tools that help you manage the project. It also provides the dashboard so that you have a single place to get up-to-date project information.|
|Management Packs||System Center Marketplace||System Center Operations Manager management packs are available for both the Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics AX Retail. The Microsoft Dynamics AX Support System Center Management Pack for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 has been updated to work with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, and is cumulative for all versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. The System Center Management Pack for Microsoft Dynamics Axapta Retail 2012 R3 works only with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3.|
|Management Reporter for Microsoft Dynamics||CustomerSource||Management Reporter for the Microsoft Dynamics ERP is designed to help you create financial reports that can be tailored to meet the needs of any company. Designed by the accountants for accountants, Management Reporter empowers finance professionals to create high-volume, presentation-quality reports in minutes. The report wizard makes it easy for you to design, store, and generate the reports from reusable building blocks that contain row, column, and tree definitions, which eliminates the need to re-create common scenarios each reporting period.|
|Microsoft Dynamics ERP RapidStart Services||RapidStart Services is available from the Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services, or with help from a partner, on the Online services for Microsoft Dynamics ERP website.||Microsoft Dynamics ERP RapidStart Services lets partners and the customers configure an installation of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 by using a cloud-based, interview-style questionnaire. The questionnaire uses general terminology about the business processes instead of terms that are specific to Microsoft Dynamics AX.
Partners, independent software vendors (ISVs), and the customers can create, maintain, and reuse configurations that reflect their custom solutions. Partners can also create additional groups of questions to enlarge the scope of a configuration.
|Performance Benchmark Software Development Toolkit (SDK) for Microsoft Dynamics Axapta 2012||InformationSource||The Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Performance Benchmark Software Development Toolkit (SDK) provides partners and customers with extensible features to develop the benchmarks that closely mimic their custom implementation. The Benchmark SDK lets the partners and customers quickly develop managed tests that simulate multiple-user activity on Microsoft Dynamics AX. The Benchmark SDK is developed by using the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010; therefore, you can use the Load Test functionality to run stress and performance tests for Microsoft Dynamics AX. This lets you set the benchmarks for any Microsoft Dynamics AX scenario more easily because you can collect test results from the Benchmark SDK.|
|Security Development Tool for Microsoft Dynamics AX||InformationSource||The Microsoft Dynamics AX Support Security Development Tool for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is intended to help you more easily create and maintain security artifacts such as the roles, duties, and privileges. The tool displays the entry point permissions for a given role, duty, or privilege. Additional tools guide you through the updates of the access levels for entry points. You can also use the tool to test a newly created or modified security role, duty, or the privilege from the same interface, without using a different test user account. Additionally, you can use the tool to record the business process flows and identify the entry points that are used.|
|Security Upgrade Advisor Tool for Microsoft Dynamics AX||InformationSource||The Microsoft Dynamics AX Support Security Upgrade Advisor Tool compares entry points and permissions between systems and generates a list of matching privileges that can be used for the particular role. The role-to-privilege mapping is based on the user group–to–access the right mapping in earlier versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX systems. The tool is designed as an aid for upgrading the security settings and is not a one-click solution. Developers are advised to review each suggestion carefully before making the changes.|
|Test Data Transfer Tool (beta) for Microsoft Dynamics Axapta 2012||InformationSource||The Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Test Data Transfer Tool (beta) (DP.exe) is a command-line tool that exports data from a Microsoft Dynamics Axapta 2012 business database in production or the non-production environment. The tool also imports the data into a Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 business database in a non-production environment. The non-production environment can be either a development or a test environment.|