Dynamics AX 2012 features that were postponed

This topic lists features of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 that were postponed. These features weren't implemented in Microsoft Dynamics AX 7.0. In the following table, the Current status column indicates whether the feature has been implemented since the AX 7.0 release.

AX 2012 feature that was postponed Description Current status (as of December 2017)
Intelligent Data Management Framework (IDMF) IDMF is an add-on tool that lets system administrators optimize performance. IDMF assesses the health of the application, analyzes current usage patterns, and helps reduce database size. Not implemented
Alerts Alerts help users keep track of data changes in the system. Not implemented
Graphics tab in the Fixed asset value model and Depreciation book profile forms The chart shows the depreciation, accumulated depreciation, and net book value over time. Users can click the Data tab to view more detailed information than the chart shows. This chart will be redesigned in a future update. Not implemented
Employee self-service (ESS)

ESS shows employees several tiles that show task-related and career-related information on a single page. Employees can view pending work items and click links that open pages where they can take action on their tasks. ESS pages also show employees the status of their certifications, when their next performance reviews are scheduled, skills, goals, and compensation information, and other information, such as balances for vacation and sick time. Employees can also access a company directory from their ESS page.

In previous versions, ESS let you enter requisitions for employees through a procurement site, view the status of an order (created, received, or receipt confirmed), and request onboarding of a new vendor. ESS also let you configure security and punch-out to external catalogs. In the current version, procurement catalog capabilities are reduced and are used only to limit the products that can be ordered for an organization on a requisition. Additionally, the ability to approve a vendor invoice and the functionality for confirming receipts that are associated with requisitions that lead to purchases aren't currently available.

Implemented in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations version 1611
Customer self-service (CSS) CSS lets you create approved customer records. It also lets users can view selected product catalogs, order items, and view the status of invoices. Additionally, CSS provides the ability to create and follow return orders. Not implemented
Cost accounting The Cost accounting module is designed to meet the requirements of internal costs and profitability reports at multiple organizational levels. To define the cost object level, the module depends on a correct mapping of financial dimensions. The module lets you perform advanced allocations of cost origin from expenditures that are registered in the general ledger or budget. It also lets you compare realized costs and budgeted costs. Implemented in Dynamics 365 for Operations version 1611
Absence management in Human resources Functionality for entering absence transactions isn't included in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition. Additionally, functionality for approving those absence transactions as a manager isn't included. Setup capabilities that are required for integration with other modules are available through the Human Resources 2 configuration key. Implemented in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent
US Payroll US Payroll provides gross-to-net processing for employees in the United States. In Payroll, you can set up, enter, and maintain all payroll records and transactions. Implemented in Dynamics 365 for Operations version 1611
External questionnaire and recruiting functionality Functionality for externally posting questionnaires and open jobs will be added to Talent in a future update.

External questionnaire functionality hasn't been implemented.

Recruiting functionality is available in the Attract app for Talent.

Client right-to-left (RTL) layout RTL layout is now supported. Implemented in Microsoft Dynamics AX platform update 2
Client drag-and-drop The web client controls have application programming interfaces (APIs) for drag-and-drop operations, but these APIs are based on the deprecated desktop client technology and must be redesigned so that they work on the new web client platform. APIs that support drag-and-drop operations will be reviewed for inclusion in a future update. Not implemented
General budget reservations This document is sometimes referred to as a commitment. Public sector entities often use this document to set aside or earmark budgeted funds so that they aren't available for other purposes. This functionality will be added in a future update. Not implemented
Microsoft Project client integration The Microsoft Project client is integrated with projects. Implemented in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition 7.2 (July 2017)
Specifications for Electronic reporting (ER) payment formats

Currently, payment format specifications must be entered manually. In a future update, you will be able to select payment format specifications in a list. Currently, the following payment specifications are supported per payment format.

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Values for these supported payment specifications are used as payment specification parameters in the Payment specification form for a selected method of payment.

BTL91 for the Netherlands

Payment specification (used in ER) Export format description
ChqBen Cheque, Begunstigde
ChqOff Cheque, Kantoor opdrachtgever
ChqPri Cheque, Opdrachtgever
TrfBenBen Overboeking Begunstigde/Begunstigde
TrfBenBenUrg Overboeking Begunstigde/Begunstigde Spoed
TrfEurBen Overboeking Euro/Begunstigde
TrfEurBenUrg Overboeking Euro/Begunstigde Spoed
TrfEurEur Overboeking Euro/Euro
TrfEurEurUrg Overboeking Euro/Euro Spoed
TrfForBen Overboeking VV-rekening/Begunstigde
TrfForBenUrg Overboeking VV-rekening/Begunstigde Spoed
TrfForFor Overboeking VV-rekening/VV-rekening
TrfForForUrg Overboeking VV-rekening/VV-rekening Spoed

Betalingsservice for Denmark

Payment specification (used in ER) Export format description
B0112 BS-B 0112: Lang tekst & adresse
B0113 BS-B 0113: Erstat. bet. lang tekst
T0112 BS-T 0112: Lang tekst & adresse
T0117 BS-T 0117:FIK;kort frist;lang tekst&adr.

Nordea vendor for Denmark

Payment specification (used in ER) Export format description
56 Currency account transfer between Nordea accounts in Denmark
47 Domestic check
45 Domestic transfer
50 Express transfer
55 Intercompany transfer (domestic)
51 Intercompany transfer to a foreign bank
54 International check
52 Nordea intercompany payment
43 Request for transfer
46 Transfer form/giro payment

ISO20022 Credit transfer (CH)

Payment specification (used in ER) Export format description
Tp1.ESROPS Type 1 - ESR orange payment slip
Tp21.ISR1SPS Type 2.1 - IS red 1 stage payment slip
Tp22.ISR2SPS Type 2.2 - IS red 2 stage payment slip
Tp7.Dmstc Type 7 - Domestic postal order
TpE1.PSWR Type E1 - Payment slip with reference
TpE2.PSWN Type E2 - Payment slip with notifications
Not implemented
Fiscal printers for Poland Integration with Polish fiscal printers enables the required information to be sent to the fiscal printer in the correct format during invoice posting. Examples of Polish fiscal printers include the Posnet Thermal and Elzab Omega printer types. This feature will be available in a future update. Not implemented
Bank payment order for Latvia and Lithuania You can print a payment order for Latvia and Lithuania. This feature will be available in a future update. Not implemented
Bankgirot AP return format for Sweden The Bankgirot return format is used to import bank return messages. This feature will be available in a future update. Not implemented
Secure global address book The ability to help secure the global address book by legal entity and address book hasn't been implemented yet. This feature will be available in a future update. Not implemented
Vendor collaboration (Vendor Portal) Dynamics AX 2012 provided vendor portal capabilities via Enterprise Portal. These capabilities have been ported to Financial and Operations. In version 7.1 (also known as Dynamics 365 for Operations 1611), a vendor could view and respond to purchase orders.

In version 7.3, the vendor can view and respond to RFQ's. Vendors can also view and edit selected information from the vendor record such as addresses, contact information, and contact persons, and they can upload documents in relation to their certifications.

Implemented in version 7.3
Vendor requests - external request to become a new vendor Dynamics AX 2012 provided the ability for an anonymous user to sign up to be a vendor in the system, which could lead to a vendor request for adding a new vendor to the vendor master. In version 7.3, this process has been enabled in a slightly different way. The anonymous request from a prospective vendor can be imported via an entity (Data Management/OData), which can lead to inviting the vendor - or the vendor's contact person - to register further details about the prospective vendor. The information provided is included in a new vendor request that can be reviewed and approved via a workflow process. An approval of the vendor request leads to creation of a new vendor account in Finance and Operations. Implemented in version 7.3
Vendor requests in general Dynamics AX 2012 had a concept of vendor requests that served various purposes related to update vendor related information, such as requesting new procurement categories for the vendor, internal employees requested new vendors or request to add vendor to another company. Only vendor's request of being added as a vendor has been implemented in 7.3. Not implemented
Customizable help topics The ability to create customized help topics has not yet been implemented. Custom task guides and custom field help are available. This feature will be available in a future update. Not implemented