Product information management [AX 2012]

Updated: January 24, 2014

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

Use Product information management to define and create products and product variants. Products of the types Item and Service are used in the sales, purchase, and operational processes in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. When products have been defined and created, you can authorize the products for use by releasing the products to individual legal entities.

When you have defined a product master in Product information management, you can create product variants manually or you can use configuration technologies such as the Product Builder and the Product configurator to configure the product variants.

You can also use the Product models form to build product models and attach item numbers to the product models.

Product information management can be integrated with the following Microsoft products:

  • Inventory management

  • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services

  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services

  • Microsoft Excel

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