Deprecated: Shipping carrier interface [AX 2012]

Updated: May 28, 2014

For the next major release after Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, the shipping carrier interface will be deprecated.

Microsoft Dynamics AX customers often use one or more shipping carriers to deliver their products to customers. These carriers provide software that connects to their internal systems to print labels and enable efficient processing of shipments for delivery by those carriers. The shipping carrier interface feature allows carrier software packages to pull information from Microsoft Dynamics AX to generate freight charges and tracking numbers. The carrier software can then move information into Microsoft Dynamics AX, which eliminates manual entry and improves tracking visibility.



Reason for deprecation

The shipping carrier interface is currently a duplicate of the functionality that exists in the Transportation management module released in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3.

Replaced by another feature

Yes. The feature has been replaced by another feature.

The Transportation management module released in AX 2012 R3 and the features developed for the next major release will replace the current shipping carrier interface. The new module has more advanced features and flexible transportation processes than those offered by the current shipping carrier interface.

Modules affected

Inventory management, Warehouse management, Sales and marketing, Procurement and sourcing

Changes to installation

This change does not affect application installation.

Changes to upgrade

The impact on upgrade has not been determined. The current assumption is that no changes to upgrade will occur.

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