To Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 Users: Microsoft Wants to Know More About Your Experiences

Now that the Microsoft AX team has the introduction of AX 2009 under way, it is turning its attention to studying in detail the upgrade and implementation experiences of AX 4.0 users.

In a letter sent to users and user groups, Bill Clough, Microsoft's Research Manager, Dynamics Product Planning, stated, "We are currently running a detailed research project looking at individual implementation experience with Dynamics AX 4.0. Based on the Sure Step phases of a best-practice implementation (from Design through Operation), we break down each of the six phases looking at the time invested by you as well as partners, the critical elements of each phase, the pain points and your recommendations for improvements."


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Hi, I am the Project Manager at the same time the technical lead of the implementation of MS Dynamics AX 4.0. We are implementing the Finance module, trade and logistics module, HR module and sooner the Project accounting module. Some of the weakness that we see, is the security features, it's good to have a very dynamic security control, however, it is very hard to assign user securities. Reports are modified directly in the AOT, can't the new version of AX have an easier way of creating reports, without the need of a technical guy to do everything? Regards, Marvin