About cost accounting integration [AX 2012]

Updated: July 16, 2013

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

Cost accounting integrates with the following modules:

  • General ledger

  • Production control

  • Project management and accounting

The General ledger module is the main link to Cost accounting. All financial values in Microsoft Dynamics AX pass from General ledger to Cost accounting.

When you first set up Cost accounting and set the parameters in the Cost accounting parameters form, you must make several decisions regarding integration. Base your decisions on the following issues:

  • The dimensions to use in Cost accounting

  • Whether the cost categories in Cost accounting should be identical to the ledger accounts in General ledger

  • The posting layers that are important for Cost accounting

There are additional potential integration points for budgeting between Cost accounting and ledger accounts in General ledger. For example, you can import financial budget values from Cost accounting or transfer Cost accounting budgets to the ledger accounts in General ledger.

Integrate Cost accounting and Production control by importing production hours from production orders to the Service category tab in the Cost categories form. You define the integration in the Service transactions field group. You must select dimensions in the Debit dimension and the Credit dimension fields to determine how to credit and how to debit the service quantity.

You can also integrate Project by setting up the Service category tab in the Cost categories form. You must select the dimension to credit and the dimension to debit.

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