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What's new in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 cumulative update 7 [AX 2012]

Updated: February 3, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2

In cumulative update 7 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, we added and changed a number of features. This topic lists the feature changes by module and by country/region and provides links to related topics.

NoteNote

We also released a number of companion apps that work with cumulative update 7 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2. For more information see What's new: Companion apps for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2.

The following table outlines features added in cumulative update 7 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2.

Module

What’s new

Accounts payable

New options for configuring workflows for vendor invoices. For more information, see What's new: Accounts payable features.

Accounts receivable

External documents can now be sent as email to a customer or vendor by using the email address that is specified by the address purposes. Any report can be sent as email to an internal employee by using the worker title. For more information, see What's new: Accounts receivable features.

Budgeting

  • You can create a budget plan worksheet template for Excel by using a wizard in Microsoft Dynamics AX.

  • The budget allocation process is easier, because you can use ledger allocation rules for budgets.

  • Budget planning workflows can be set up so that they can’t be accidentally deleted or reset.

  • Budget planning workflows can be set up so that they require a parent budget plan.

  • You can specify whether budget planning user groups (XDS policies) are used for budget planning. You can also specify the number of associated budget plan lines to include when budget plans are exported to Excel.

  • You can view worksheet and justification documents from the Budget plan page in Enterprise Portal for Microsoft Dynamics AX.

  • The process of creating a budget plan from an existing budget plan is enhanced.

For more information, see What's new: Budgeting features.

Fixed assets

  • You can now transfer more than one fixed asset at the same time.

  • The acquisition cost of fixed assets can include a miscellaneous charge amount.

  • The process for acquisition proposals or depreciation proposals for fixed assets can now be run in a batch process.

For more information, see What's new: Fixed assets features.

General ledger

  • An Excel template for journal entries is included on the virtual machine for demo data.

  • More understandable posting messages for journal lines that have errors in the account combination.

  • Delete an unposted journal that contains lines.

  • View advanced rules for a main account.

  • Easier dimension setup for Excel integration.

  • Display dimensions in a specified order in Management Reporter.

For more information, see What's new: General ledger features.

Human resources

  • (USA) New preparation reports available to help make it easier for employers to complete mandatory human resource reports.

  • Changes to the forecast positions area

  • You can require additional details when worker information is entered or changed, and optionally enable workflow.

For more information, see What's new: Human resources features.

Inventory management

  • New On-hand entries cleanup batch job can be used to delete unused entries for serialized on-hand inventory, helping to improve the performance of queries for on-hand inventory.

  • You can combine two or more inventory batches into a new or existing batch.

  • Added new Role Center for costing and inventory valuation

For more information, see What's new: Inventory and warehouse management features.

Payroll

  • You can mass update benefit rates for workers.

  • Tiered contribution calculation rates for retirement benefit plans.

  • Create and update payroll tax groups.

  • (USA) Preparation of regulatory compliance reports for payroll.

  • Separate positive pay statements for Payroll bank accounts.

For more information, see What's new: Payroll features.

Procurement and sourcing

  • Financial dimensions can be specified on sales agreements or purchase agreements.

  • A Totals FactBox is added to the Purchase orders list page.

For more information, see What's new: Procurement and sourcing features.

Product information management

You can determine prices using a product configuration model. For more information, see What's new: Product information management features.

Production control

Case management functionality is enhanced for documenting and releasing product changes to production. For more information, see What's new: Production control features.

Project management and accounting

  • Use Microsoft Project to create or update a Microsoft Dynamics AX project plan, and integrate with an Office 365 SharePoint project site.

  • Use Microsoft Project to create or update the work breakdown structure (WBS) for a Microsoft Dynamics AX project quotation.

  • Create a WBS template for Microsoft Dynamics AX by using Microsoft Project.

  • Expanded support for working with project teams, defining project role types, and managing projects.

  • Expanded support for managing worker assignments and capacity in projects.

  • Enable audit trails on timesheet entry and reporting.

  • Improved management of project tasks in a WBS.

  • Improvements for creating WBS templates for project tasks.

  • Intercompany pro forma invoices for project costs.

For more information, see What's new: Project management and accounting features.

Public Sector

  • The primary address of the organization no longer has to be in France if you want to use the French public sector accounting rules.

  • You can now dispose of more than one fixed asset at the same time.

For more information, see What's new: Public sector features.

Retail

  • Prompt for a reason code when the cashier opens the cash register drawer without performing a sale transaction.

  • You can post store transactions from statements based on the end of the business day instead of the calendar day.

  • You can use a new statement method to calculate statements by shift.

  • Passwords can now be changed and reset in Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail POS.

  • Cashiers can view additional customer account information in Retail POS.

For more information, see What's new: Retail features.

Sales and marketing

You can calculate the sales price of an item by using an attribute-based pricing formula. For more information, see What's new: Sales and marketing features.

Other features were added or changed in cumulative update 7 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2.

Feature area

What’s new

AxBuild.exe

AxBuild.exe accomplishes a full X++ compile to p-code on the AOS, and is much faster than compiling on the client.

Backup and recovery

We have added functionality for backup and recovery for cumulative update 7 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2. For more information, see What's new: Backup and recovery.

Data import, export, and migration

As of cumulative update 7 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, the Data Import/Export Framework is shipped as part of Microsoft Dynamics AX instead of as an add-on. If you have not installed cumulative update 7, the Data Import/Export Framework is available from the InformationSource services download page. For detailed information about the Data Import/Export Framework, see the Data import/export framework user guide (DIXF, DMF).

Office Add-ins for Microsoft Dynamics AX

  • Improved performance when you use the Office Add-ins.

  • A new Validate dimensions button helps you locate and correct financial dimensions that were entered incorrectly or that are suspended.

For more information, see What's new: Microsoft Office Add-in features.

Reporting

  • PowerShell command for integrating multiple Reporting Services instances with Microsoft Dynamics AX

  • New class to improve performance of the report server

  • Ability to email reports to specific people using tokens

  • New methods for setting advanced printer properties

  • Management Reporter now installed with Microsoft Dynamics AX

For more information, see What's new: Reporting.

Sales tax processing

  • Sales taxes and ledger accounts can be reconciled more easily.

  • Performance is improved for tax reporting.

  • You can post of sales tax amounts for intercompany transactions to either the source legal entity or the destination legal entity.

For more information, see What's new: Sales tax processing.

Update installer

  • Support for express or advanced installation of application hotfixes.

  • Advanced installation of hotfixes allows filtering by module, country/region, configuration key or business process from Lifecycle Services (if set up).

  • The ability to export a list of updates to a file, so that you can later use the file to speed up applying application updates to another computer.

  • The Impact analysis wizard now enables you to select specific layers to analyze.

  • In the software update checklist, the Merge code automatically checklist item was added.

For more information, see What's new: Update installer.

In cumulative update 7 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, we added and changed a number of country/region-specific features.

Country/region

What’s new

Belgium

Generate electronic payment files for Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) direct debits. For more information, see What's new: Country-specific features for Belgium (BEL).

Brazil

  • Generate and send DANFE as a PDF file

  • Configure multiple fiscal printers

  • Approximate taxes for items and services

  • Import and verify NF-e XML documents and DANFE from emails

For more information, see What's new: Country-specific features for Brazil (BRA).

China

Maintain the transfer history for fixed assets. For more information, see What's new: Country-specific features for China (CHN).

Czech Republic

Create tax corrective documents for sales returns, sales discounts, and VAT corrections. For more information, see What's new: Country-specific features for the Czech Republic (CZE).

Denmark

Upload and maintain European Union (EU) entry certificates for items or services.

For more information, see What's new: Country-specific features for Denmark (DNK).

Finland

  • Generate electronic payment files for Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) credit transfers.

  • Generate the Finnish sales tax payment report in a foreign currency.

For more information, see What's new: Country-specific features for Finland (FIN).

France

  • Generate electronic payment files for Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) direct debits.

  • Generate electronic payment files for SEPA credit transfers.

  • Generate general ledger reports based on the posting layer of the transactions.

For more information, see What's new: Country-specific features for France (FRA).

Germany

  • Generate electronic payment files for Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) direct debits.

  • Generate electronic payment files for SEPA credit transfers.

  • Generate and maintain EU entry certificates for items or services.

For more information, see What's new: Country-specific features for Germany (DEU).

India

  • Tax thresholds and tax concession certificates for India

  • Use the sales tax hierarchy to process sales tax settlements, sales tax payments, and sales tax returns.

For more information, see What's new: Country-specific features for India (IND).

Italy

  • Generate electronic payment files for Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) direct debits.

  • Generate electronic payment files for SEPA credit transfers.

  • Generate a Spesometro declaration for domestic value-added tax (VAT) transactions.

For more information, see What's new: Country-specific features for Italy (ITA).

Japan

  • Apply asset retirement obligation (ARO) to calculate interest expenses, depreciation amounts, and retirement costs.

  • Calculate fixed asset impairments.

  • Fixed asset reports for Japan

  • Reduction entry subsidy for Japan

For more information, see What's new: Country-specific features for Japan (JPN).

Latvia

Generate the value-added tax (VAT) declaration as an XML file. For more information, see What's new: Country-specific features for Latvia (LVA).

Netherlands

Generate electronic payment files for SEPA direct debits. For more information, see What's new: Country-specific features for Netherlands (NLD).

Norway

Attach files and links to EHF electronic invoices. For more information, see What's new: Country-specific features for Norway (NOR).

Poland

  • Tax cost adjustments for overdue vendor payments

  • VAT corrections for overdue payments

  • Use exchange rates from the European Central Bank to recalculate VAT for sales invoices that use foreign currency.

For more information, see What's new: Country-specific features for Poland (POL).

Russia

  • Generate an alcohol declaration and journals

  • Register retail sales by using fiscal printer integration.

  • Regulate the return of retail sales items at the POS.

  • Create, print, and revise factures for invoices and credit notes.

For more information, see What's new: Country-specific features for Russia (RUS).

Spain

  • Generate electronic payment files for Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) direct debits.

  • Generate electronic payment files for SEPA credit transfers.

  • Generate a payment due date compliance report that includes both vendor payments and promissory note transactions.

For more information, see What's new: Country-specific features for Spain (ESP).

Switzerland

Format validation for company identification numbers (UIDs). For more information, see What's new: Country-specific features for Switzerland (CHE).


Announcements: To see known issues and recent fixes, use Issue search in Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS).
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