Why the Fiscal Year Close in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Is So Important, and How to Get It Right

When a company finalizes its accounts for a particular year using Microsoft Dynamics AX and doesn't want to make any further changes in that year, it can then close that year by using 'Fiscal Year Close'.

At that point, the records of that year will be available only for view. No more changes are possible in that year. If you have filed your returns for any particular year and don't need to make any changes, you can close that year.

You can close individual years only serially. i.e., the record of the first financial year will be closed first and then the next. You can't close a recent year if any of the previous years is not closed.

But, not surprisingly, it's all more complicated than that. Here are suggestions to close the previous fiscal year and prepare for the new one:



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About Sanam Khan
Sanam Khan is an ERP senior consultant  with Maison Consulting & Solutions, ERP partners of Microsoft in Pakistan and the Middle East. She has implemented many Microsoft Dynamics AX projects, both in Pakistan and elsewhere. She specializes in Dynamics design and analysis, requirement specification definition, proof of concept, business process mapping BMP, business process reengineering BPR, team leading, IT project implementation / Management , data conversions, integrations, ERP pre-sale activities and post-implementation support roles. 


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Article on AX Year-end Close

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A MUST READ for ERP connected people. Congratulations of Ms.Sanam


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Article on AX Year-end Close

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Hi Sanam

A Superb guide to the Fiscal Year Close in AX.