Inventory value cube (InventValueCube) for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 and R3
Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2
The Inventory value cube for Microsoft Dynamics AX provides data that can help you evaluate the performance of your inventory. It provides measurements that provide insight into how the value of inventory has evolved over time. A set of key performance indicators (KPIs) are available to assist the process of improving financial performance of inventory management. This article provides details about the cube.
Deployment Configuration keys Tables and views Measures Calculated measures Key performance indicators Security 
Analytics in Microsoft Dynamics AX Cube and KPI reference for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 and R3 Cube and KPI reference for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack 
Deployment
The Inventory value cube is included in the Dynamics AX project. For information about how deploy the Dynamics AX projectâ€”and the cubes that it containsâ€”see Deploy the default cubes.
Configuration keys
The following configuration keys are required to use all features of the Inventory value cube:
 Trade (LogisticsBasic)
Tables and views
The Inventory value cube uses data from the following tables and views:
InventSite table
InventValueCube view
Measures
The Inventory value cube includes the following measure groups.
Inventory value
This measure group is based on the InventValueCube view and includes the following measures.
Measure 
Measure field name 
Aggregation 
Description 
Associated dimensions 


Net amount change 
InventValueCube.Amount 
Sum 
The sum of transactions between two periods, in monetary value. 
Company Sites Released products Styles Colors Configurations Sizes Fiscal period date Inventory value Date (exchange rate date)


Net quantity change 
InventValueCube.Qty 
Sum 
The sum of transactions between two periods, disregarding the unit of measure. 

Net issue quantity change 
InventValueCube.IssueQty 
Sum 
The sum of issue transactions between two periods, disregarding the unit of measure. 

Net receipt quantity change 
InventValueCube.ReceiptQty 
Sum 
The sum of receipt transactions between two periods, disregarding the unit of measure. 

Net issue amount change 
InventValueCube.IssueAmount 
Sum 
The sum of issue transactions between two periods, in monetary value. 

Net receipt amount change 
InventValueCube.ReceiptAmount 
Sum 
The sum of receipt transactions between two periods, in monetary value. 
Exchange rates by day
This measure group is based on the BIExchangeRateView view and includes the following measures.
Note
This measure group is available only in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3.
Measure 
Measure field name 
Aggregation 
Description 
Associated dimensions 

Exchange rate 
BIExchangeRateView.CrossRate 
Max 
The exchange rate. 
Currency Date (exchange rate date) Analysis currency 
Calculated measures
The Inventory value cube contains the following calculated measures.
Calculated measure 
Aggregation 
Associated measure group 
Description 

Beginning quantity 
Sum 
Undefined 
The balance as of period start, disregarding the unit of measure. 
Ending quantity 
Sum 
Undefined 
The balance as of period end, disregarding the unit of measure. 
Net issues quantity 
Sum 
Undefined 
The sum of issue transactions holding an InventTransType specified in the Issue transaction field, disregarding the unit of measure. 
Beginning amount 
Sum 
Undefined 
The balance as of period start, in monetary value. 
Ending amount 
Sum 
Undefined 
The balance as of period end, in monetary value. 
Net issues amount 
Sum 
Undefined 
The sum of issue transactions holding an InventTransType specified in the Issue transaction field, in monetary value. 
Days to date 
No aggregation 
Undefined 
The number of days between periods. 
Products with transactions quantity 
No aggregation 
Not applicable 
The products that hold an ending balance of type Quantity. 
Product rank quantity 
No aggregation 
Undefined 
The numeric ranking of products based on quantity. 
Cumulative quantity 
No aggregation 
Undefined 
The cumulative quantity value of product N. 
Cumulative quantity previous 
No aggregation 
Undefined 
The cumulative quantity value of product N1. 
Total quantity 
No aggregation 
Undefined 
The total quantity value of all products. 
Cumulative % of the total quantity 
No aggregation 
Undefined 
The cumulative percentage of the total quantity of product N. 
Cumulative % of the total quantity previous 
No aggregation 
Undefined 
The cumulative percentage of the total quantity of product N1. 
ABC category quantity 
No aggregation 
Undefined 
The ABC classification of the product based on quantity measurement (C:80%, B:15%, A:5%). 
Products with transactions amount 
No aggregation 
Not applicable 
The products that hold an ending balance of type Amount. 
Product rank amount 
No aggregation 
Undefined 
The numeric ranking of products based on quantity. 
Cumulative amount 
No aggregation 
Undefined 
The cumulative amount of product N. 
Cumulative amount previous 
No aggregation 
Undefined 
The cumulative amount of product N1. 
Total amount 
No aggregation 
Undefined 
The total amount of all products. 
Cumulative % of the total amount 
No aggregation 
Undefined 
The cumulative percentage of the total amount of product N. 
Cumulative % of the total amount previous 
No aggregation 
Undefined 
The cumulative percentage of the total amount of product N1. 
ABC category amount 
No aggregation 
Undefined 
The ABC classification of the product based on amount measurement (C:80%, B:15%, A:5%). 
Inventory turn quantity 
No aggregation 
Undefined 
Net issues quantity / ((Beginning quantity + Ending quantity) / 2) 
Inventory turn amount 
No aggregation 
Undefined 
Net issues amount / ((Beginning amount + Ending amount) / 2) 
Unit cost 
No aggregation 
Undefined 
Ending amount / Ending quantity 
Rank 
No aggregation 
Undefined 
Inventory turn quantity / Ending amount 
Issue transactions 
No aggregation 
Not applicable 
Used to filter InventTransType of type Sales, ProdLine, Project, Asset, KanbanJobPickingList, KanbanJobWIP, and KanbanEmptied. 
Key performance indicators
The following sections describe the key performance indicators (KPIs) in the Inventory value cube.
KPI calculations
The following table lists the KPIs that are associated with the Inventory value cube. You can use the information in the following table to help verify the information in your KPIs.
KPI 
Associated measure group 
Calculation 

Days of inventory quantity 
All 
Ending quantity / (Net issues quantity / Days to date) 
Weeks of inventory quantity 
All 
Ending quantity / (Net issues quantity / (Days to date / 7)) 
Months of inventory quantity 
All 
Ending quantity / (Net issues quantity / (Days to date / 30)) 
Inventory turn quantity 
All 
Net issues quantity / ((Beginning quantity + Ending quantity) / 2) 
Days of inventory amount 
All 
Ending amount / (Net issues amount / Days to date) 
Weeks of inventory amount 
All 
Ending amount / (Net issues amount / (Days to date / 7)) 
Months of inventory amount 
All 
Ending amount / (Net issues amount / (Days to date / 30)) 
Inventory turn amount 
All 
Net issues amount / ((Beginning amount + Ending amount) / 2) 
Role Centers
Except for the Cost controller Role Center page which displays KPIs by default, the KPIs of the Inventory value cube are not displayed on Role Center pages. For information about how to add them to Role Center pages, see Manage KPIs.
Security
The Inventory value cube can be accessed by users assigned to the following Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services roles.
Chief executive officer
Chief financial officer
Cost accountant
Cost clerk
Materials manager
Warehouse manager
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