Environmental sustainability cube (EMSCube) for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 and R3 [AX 2012]

Updated: July 22, 2014

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

The Environmental sustainability cube for Microsoft Dynamics AX provides data that can help you track your organization’s energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, your organization can take a more proactive approach to environmental issues. This article provides details about the cube.

The Environmental sustainability cube is included in the Dynamics AX project. For information about how deploy the Dynamics AX project—and the cubes that it contains—see Deploy the default cubes.

The following configuration keys are required to use all features of the Environmental sustainability cube:

  • Environmental sustainability (EMS)

The Environmental sustainability cube uses data from the following tables and views:

  • EMSProcess table

  • EMSSubstance table

  • EMSSubstanceCategory table

  • EMSDailyFlowView view

The Environmental sustainability cube includes the following measure groups.

This measure group is based on the EMSDailyFlowView view and includes the following measures.

Measure

Measure field name

Aggregation

Description

Associated dimensions

Substance flow details count

Not applicable

Count

The count of flow transactions.

Company

Substance flows

Process (process – destination)

Substance

Substance category

Process (process – source)

Date (transaction date)

Date (date – date)

Date (exchange rate date)

Accounting currency amount by day

EMSDailyFlowView.AccountingCurrencyAmountByDay

Sum

The sum of flow monetary values, in the accounting currency.

Total mass

EMSDailyFlowView.TotalMass

Sum

The total mass, expressed as the sum of quantities of substance flows of a given substance, multiplied by the value in the Mass (Unknown) per unit field on the Substances form (Compliance and internal controls > Setup > Environmental sustainability > Substances).

The default value is zero. Not changing the value will result in zero values for this measure.

Total volume

EMSDailyFlowView.TotalVolume

Sum

The total volume, expressed as the sum of quantities of substance flows of a given substance, multiplied by the value in the Volume (Unknown) per unit field on the Substances form (Compliance and internal controls > Setup > Environmental sustainability > Substances).

The default value is zero. Not changing the value will result in zero values for this measure.

Total recycled

EMSDailyFlowView.TotalMassRecycled

Sum

The total mass of recycled material. The value is the product of the Total mass value, found above, multiplied by the sum of the Percent post-consumer and Percent pre-consumer fields on the Substances form (Compliance and internal controls > Setup > Environmental sustainability > Substances).

Base quantity

EMSDailyFlowView.SubstanceBaseQtyByDay

Sum

The sum of the raw quantity of a set of flow transactions.

This measure group is based on the BIExchangeRateView view and includes the following measures.

Measure

Measure field name

Aggregation

Description

Associated dimensions

Exchange rate

BIExchangeRateView.CrossRate

Max

The exchange rate.

Currency

Date (exchange rate date)

Analysis currency

The Environmental sustainability cube contains the following calculated measures.

Calculated measure

Aggregation

Associated measure group

Description

Direct energy

Sum

Undefined

The amount of direct energy (such as gasoline or natural gas) consumed by the organization.

The value is found by identifying substance categories (Compliance and internal controls > Setup > Environmental sustainability > Substance categories) which have a value of Direct energy in the Category type field. Also required is that the source process is either Scope Secondary or Tertiary, and that the destination process is Scope Primary.

Indirect energy

Sum

Undefined

The amount of indirect energy (such as electricity or heating services) consumed by the organization.

The value is found by identifying substance categories (Compliance and internal controls > Setup > Environmental sustainability > Substance categories) which have a value of Indirect energy in the Category type field. Also required is that the source process is either Scope Secondary or Tertiary, and that the destination process is Scope Primary.

Direct and indirect GHGs

Sum

Undefined

The mass of direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions produced by the organization’s processes.

The value is found by identifying substance categories (Compliance and internal controls > Setup > Environmental sustainability > Substance categories) which have a value of Greenhouse gas in the Category type field, and where the scope of the substance flow is either Primary or Secondary.

The sum of quantities is multiplied by the total mass value found for the substance.

Other indirect GHGs

Sum

Undefined

The mass of other indirect greenhouse gas emissions (such as employee commuting or business travel) produced by the organization’s processes.

The value is found by identifying substance categories (Compliance and internal controls > Setup > Environmental sustainability > Substance categories) which have a value of Greenhouse gas in the Category type field. Also required is that the scope of the substance flow is Tertiary, and that the destination process of the substance flow is Sphere: Ecosphere.

The sum of quantities is multiplied by the total mass value found for the substance.

Water consumption

Sum

Undefined

The volume of water consumed by the organization.

The value is found by identifying substance categories (Compliance and internal controls > Setup > Environmental sustainability > Substance categories) which have a value of Water in the Category type field. Also required is that the source process is either Scope Secondary or Tertiary, and that the destination process is Primary.

The sum of quantities is multiplied by the total mass value found for the substance.

Materials consumption

Sum

Undefined

The mass of materials consumed by the organization.

The value is found by identifying substance categories (Compliance and internal controls > Setup > Environmental sustainability > Substance categories) which have a value of Raw materials in the Category type field. Also required is that the source process is either Scope Secondary or Tertiary, and that the destination process is Primary.

The sum of quantities is multiplied by the total mass value found for the substance.

Recycled content

Sum

Undefined

The mass of recycled materials consumed by the organization.

The value is found by identifying substance categories (Compliance and internal controls > Setup > Environmental sustainability > Substance categories) which have a value of Raw materials in the Category type field. Also required is that the source process is either Scope Secondary or Tertiary, and that the destination process is Primary.

The sum of quantities is multiplied by the recycled percentage value of the total mass value found for the substance.

Waste water

Sum

Undefined

The volume of waste water produced by the organization.

The value is found by identifying substance categories (Compliance and internal controls > Setup > Environmental sustainability > Substance categories) which have a value of Water in the Category type field. Also required is that the source process is Primary, and that the destination process is either Secondary or Tertiary.

The resulting value is multiplied with the total volume value for the substance.

Solid waste

Sum

Undefined

The mass of solid waste produced by the organization.

The value is found by identifying substance categories (Compliance and internal controls > Setup > Environmental sustainability > Substance categories) which have a value of Solid waste in the Category type field. Also required is that the source process is Primary, and that the destination process is either Secondary or Tertiary.

The resulting value is multiplied with the total mass value for the substance.

The following sections describe the key performance indicators (KPIs) in the Environmental sustainability cube.

The following table lists the KPIs that are associated with the Environmental sustainability cube. You can use the information in the following table to help verify the information in your KPIs.

KPI

Associated measure group

Calculation

Direct energy

All

The amount of direct energy (such as gasoline or natural gas) consumed by the organization.

Indirect energy

All

The amount of indirect energy (such as electricity or heating services) consumed by the organization.

Direct and indirect GHGs

All

The mass of direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions produced by the organization’s processes.

Other indirect GHGs

All

The mass of other indirect greenhouse gas emissions (such as employee commuting or business travel) produced by the organization’s processes.

Water consumption

All

The volume of water consumed by the organization.

Materials consumption

All

The mass of materials consumed by the organization.

Recycled content

All

The mass of recycled materials consumed by the organization.

Waste water

All

The volume of waste water produced by the organization.

Solid waste

All

The mass of solid waste produced by the organization.

The following table lists the Role Centers and web parts that display the KPIs associated with the Environmental sustainability cube.

Role Center

Web parts and KPIs

Environmental manager

KPI list:

  • Direct energy

  • Indirect energy

  • Direct and indirect GHGs

  • Other indirect GHGs

The Environmental sustainability cube can be accessed by users assigned to the following Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services roles.

  • Chief executive officer

  • Environmental manager


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