Purchase requisition and vendor selection in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations and AX 2012: Three lessons learned

January 11 2017

(Software version used: D365 product version 1611.) 

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations (a.k.a. AX7) and Dynamics AX 2012 control the use of the purchase requisition line very tightly. Some of the functionality may be surprising but turns out to be quite logical. In particular, the user can not just select any vendor.

Let's start with an overview of the system's approach.

About Evert Bos

I am Evert J Bos, ERP consultant since 1986. I started in Europe with IMS7 (A Honeywell Bull Mainframe ERP system) and the BaaN ERP system. Since 1995 I have worked in the USA and since 2004 I have been working with Dynamics AX.  I work for Sikich and focus mostly on manufacturing companies that make complex, engineered products.

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mcohen2015's picture

If you have trade agreements for multiple vendors, the system will select the cheapest one but does not show the other vendor in the list which is a problem. Microsoft should fix this.

zvika.rimalt's picture

can only select 1 vendor, the cheapest one.

price is defaulted to that vendor.

Anyone found a solution yet?

gmazzetto1's picture

It is still happening on the latest version of d365 F&O. I tested it today.

Magesh's picture

Vendors are not shown in drop down of PR lines from Trade Agreement