How to understand BOM creation in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations (AX7)

The way you create BOMs in Microsoft Dynamic 365 for Operations (aka AX7) has slightly changed from earlier versions and can throw even an experienced user for a loop.

Let's start with AX 2012 and make sure we completely understand how it worked there. Normally we create BOMs from the Released Product.  I am on a released product and after clicking "lines" in the Engineering section of the action bar in the top, we get this screen, the very familiar BOM-screen.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations AX 7 BOM Management

We could always choose between "New" and "Create BOM".  Remember how you clicked "New" and regretted it?


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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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Great Post

Thanks for posting a really good and comprehensive summary of the changes to this key form in AX7/D365.


We can only hope that "someday" a company that is so focused on developing user interfaces and empowering people to do more will get this process + UI right. Nice article as always Evert, hope your doing well.