Select and maintain suppliers overview [AX 2012]

Updated: February 23, 2011

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

This section provides an overview of the process of selecting and maintaining suppliers, discusses the tasks that are typically associated with this business process component, and lists the forms that support those tasks.

Communicate with your vendors overview

Maintain vendor category assignments

Select a final supplier and negotiate purchases

The following table lists the forms that support the select and maintain suppliers business process component. The table entries are organized first by task and then alphabetically by form name.


Some forms can be opened only if prerequisite information or parameter settings have been entered into the system.

Business process component task

Form name


Communicate with your suppliers

Translation text: Vendor notification message (form)

Create a message to display on the vendor self-service portal and to send to vendors in an e-mail message.

Vendor notifications (form)

Create, view, and send a notification to vendors in an email message.




Maintain vendor category assignment

Rating on vendor evaluation criteria (form)

Evaluate the performance of a vendor.

Vendor category approval (form)

Review category-related requests that are submitted by vendors.

Vendor category request (form)

Review category-related requests that are submitted by employees.




Select supplier and negotiate prices

Compare request for quotation replies (form)

Compare request for quotation replies from multiple vendors.

Copy purchase requisition lines to request for quotations (form)

Create a request for quotation from a purchase requisition.

Delete requests for quotations (form)

Delete a request for quotation from the list of requests for quotations that are awaiting bids.

New request for quotation (form)

Create a request for quotation.

Posting request for quotation acceptance (form)

Post your acceptance of a specific quotation.

Request for quotation follow-up (form)

Review and manage request for quotation replies.

Request for quotation journal (form)

View the history of a request for quotation.

Request for quotation totals (form)

View total expenditures for a request for quotation.

Sending request for quotation (form)

Send a request for quotation.

Update request for quotation lines (form)

Update request for quotation lines after making changes to the lines.

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