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This two-day instructor-led course provides students with an introduction to the new features and functionality in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. The purpose of this course is to introduce new features so that participants can learn about the main differences in the software since the last version. This course does not cover functionality that has not changed since the earlier versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. It assumes course participants have baseline knowledge of the earlier version.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for partners, customers, and Microsoft team members with moderate to extensive knowledge of Bill of Materials functionality in a Distribution and Trade environment.

Course Outline

Module 1: Bill of Materials Overview

This chapter provides an overview of the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Bill of Materials functionality. This covers general concepts, BOM features and elements, different forms used, and the standard BOM creation process.


  • Introduction
  • General Concepts
  • Using BOMs and Routes in Multisite Production Environments
  • BOM Features and Elements
  • Bills of Materials Form Overview
  • Bill of Material Creation Process

Module 2: Creating Simple BOMs

This chapter explains how to create simple BOMs by using the Bills of materials form, and create and edit simple BOMs by using the BOM designer.


  • Introduction
  • Using the Bills of Materials Form to Create Simple BOMs
  • Working with BOMs in the BOM Designer

Module 3: Creating BOMs with Versions

This chapter explains the concept of version control, and describes how to create BOMs with versions. In addition, this section covers activating, copying, and changing BOM versions, in addition to creating quantity-dependent BOMs and by using other version-related functionality.


  • Introduction
  • BOM Versions Overview
  • Creating BOMs by Using the Released Products List Page
  • Activate Multiple BOM Versions
  • Copy BOM Versions
  • Change BOM Versions
  • Create BOMs with Versions in the Bills of Materials Form
  • Create BOMs with Versions in the BOM Designer Form
  • Quantity Dependent BOMs
  • Working with Validity Dates and Sub-BOMs on Component Lines

Module 4: Working with BOM and Item Configurations

This chapter explains the purpose, use, and setup of BOM configurations and Item Configurations. In addition, Configuration groups, Configuration routes, and Configuration rules are discussed.


  • Introduction
  • Purpose of BOM and Item Configurations
  • BOM Configurations
  • Item Configurations

Module 5: Working with BOM Calculations

This chapter explains the BOM calculation structure used in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, in addition to the use and set up of Cost groups, Profit settings, Calculation groups, and Costing versions. Running and viewing BOM calculations, including cost and sales price calculations is also addressed. Finally, exclusions to BOM calculations are discussed.


  • Introduction
  • BOM Calculation
  • Cost Groups, Profit Settings, and Calculation Groups
  • Cost and Sales Price Calculations

Module 6: Sales Orders and BOMs

This chapter describes creating a sales order with a configurable BOM, viewing, exploding, and calculating the BOM from a sales order, and transferring calculation prices and quantities to a sales order.


  • Introduction
  • Configurable BOMs and Sales Orders
  • View BOMs in a Sales Order

Module 7: Scrap and Measurement

This chapter describes the use and setup of constant and variable scrap and BOM calculations by using scrap. The section also covers the use and setup of measurements including consumption calculation, rounding-up, measurement dimensions, conversion factors, and BOM calculations using measurements.


  • Introduction
  • BOM Scrap
  • BOM Measurement

Module 8: Report a BOM as Finished

This chapter describes the purpose of reporting a BOM as finished, and explores the methods of accessing the Report as Finished process within Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.


  • Introduction
  • Reporting a BOM as Finished

Module 9: Reports and Other BOM Functionality

This chapter describes the standard BOM reports in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and other BOM functionality including changing and checking BOMs, and sorting BOM lines.


  • Introduction
  • Standard BOM Reports
  • Other BOM Functionality


Lab: Create a BOM without a Version
Lab: Create a BOM in the BOM Designer
Lab: Creating a BOM with a Version from the Released Products List Page
Lab: Creating a BOM with a Version in the BOM Designer
Lab: Create and Use Configuration Groups
Lab: Create Configuration Routes
Lab: Create Configuration Rules
Lab: Add Item Configurations
Lab: Create a Cost Group with Profit Settings
Lab: Create a Calculation Group
Lab: Running BOM Calculations and Comparing Results
Lab: Use Configurable BOMs in a Sales Order
Lab: BOM Calculations from a Sales Order
Lab: Add BOM Scrap and Run Calculations
Lab: Set Up and Calculate BOM Measurement
Lab: Report a BOM as Finished
Lab: Change a BOM
Lab: Run a Manual BOM Check
Lab: Set Up and Run an Automatic BOM Check

What You'll Learn

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the Bill of Material Creation Process.
  • Explain the concepts of BOMs in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
  • Describe the different BOM forms.
  • Describe the standard BOM creation process.
  • Create simple BOMs by using the Bills of Materials form.
  • Create and edit BOMs by using the BOM designer.
  • Describe the concept and purpose of BOM versions.
  • Create BOMs from the Released products list page.
  • Describe how to activate BOM versions.
  • Describe how to copy and change BOM versions.
  • Describe how to use the Bills of Materials form to assign and create BOM versions.
  • Create and edit BOMs by using the BOM designer.
  • Describe and create a quantity dependent BOM.
  • Explain validity dates and sub-BOMs on BOM component lines.
  • Describe the purpose and advantages of BOM and Item configurations.
  • Describe the purpose, use, and setup of configuration groups, routes, and rules.
  • Describe, set up, and use Item configurations.
  • Explain the BOM calculation structure.
  • Describe and set up Cost groups, Profit settings, and Calculation groups.
  • Set up and view costing versions - planned cost and BOM calculations with the Summary and Complete functions.
  • Explain the Calculation for a costing version form.
  • Run and review cost and sales price calculations.
  • Explain BOM calculation Explosion mode and Stop Explosion.
  • Create a sales order by using a configurable BOM.
  • View the BOM structure from a sales order.
  • Explode a BOM from a sales order.
  • Calculate a BOM from a sales order.
  • Describe and set up scrap parameters:
  • Constant and variable scrap on the BOM
  • BOM calculations by using scrap
  • Explain and set up measurement configurations:
  • Consumption calculation
  • Rounding-up
  • Measurement dimensions
  • Conversion factors
  • Perform BOM calculations by using measurements.
  • Explain the purpose of reporting a BOM as finished by using the Max. report as finished form.
  • Access the Report as Finished process, from the following areas:
  • Periodic folder
  • Released products list page
  • BOM journal
  • Describe standard Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 reports:
  • Lines
  • Where-used
  • BOM calculations
  • Describe other BOM functionality:
  • Changing and Checking BOMs
  • Sorting BOM lines

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