Deprecated: Blanket orders [AX 2012]

Updated: October 24, 2013

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

In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009, blanket orders are contractual obligations with a vendor to purchase a specific quantity or value of merchandise in exchange for a special discount. By using a blanket order, you can continue to create purchase orders (release orders) and invoice items until the contract is fulfilled.



Reason for deprecation

The blanket order feature had some limitations. Structural changes in Microsoft Dynamics AX required that blanket order functionality be deprecated.

Replaced by another feature

Yes. The feature is no longer available, and a replacement feature is available. This feature was replaced by purchase and sales agreements. Purchase and sales agreements are used to document the terms and conditions between a selling party and a buying party. An agreement specifies payment and delivery terms for a set of commitments. For example, the buying party commits to buying a specific volume of a product or service, such as 200 bikes, at a specific price. Alternatively, the buying party commits to buying a specific value, such as USD 1,000, of a product or products in a specific category at a specific price discount. For every commitment on the agreement, there is a validity period in which the actual trading must be completed.

For more information, see About purchase agreements and About sales agreements.

Modules affected

Procurement and sourcing

Changes to installation

This change does not affect application installation.

Changes to upgrade

You can upgrade blanket orders by using the upgrade scripts that are provided.

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