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If you are looking for help with inventory close and reconciliation, please check out these Dynamics  AX 2009 Cost Accounting white papers. The white papers address issues with costing methods, standard cost conversion, inventory close and reconciliation. They are all available on the Microsoft Download Center.

Standard Cost Conversion Guide

This white paper describes how to change your inventory valuation method to the new standard cost model introduced in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009. The conversion to standard cost uses a tool that you can use to convert existing non-standard cost items from previous versions to the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 standard cost inventory model.

Cost management white paper for AX 2009

This white paper provides a brief overview of the cost management features in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009. It includes scenarios and examples of different inventory evaluation methods and how they interact with other transactions such as posting to the general ledger.

This white paper documents the following benefits:

  • Reporting inventory values
  • Reconciliation between General ledger and Inventory
  • Visibility of inventory movements

Inventory Reconciliation and Reporting for AX 2009

This paper describes the Inventory value reports that you can use to report and reconcile Inventory and work in process (WIP) values.

The Inventory value report framework allows you to report and reconcile Inventory and WIP values on one report. This replaces the six individual reports and manual adjustments, which were required in previous versions to achieve the same result. You can use the Potential conflicts report to report transactions that violate rules as defined by parameter settings in various modules. This report significantly reduces the time spent on identifying the causes of discrepancies between Inventory and General ledger values.

This feature was provided for AX2009 as part of Hotfix rollup 5 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Service Pack 1.

Close Non-Financial Transfers

This white paper describes a feature that was provided as part of Hotfix rollup 5 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Service Pack 1.

It introduces a new step in the inventory close and recalculation processes, to close non-financial transfers before performing other cost calculations.

When an item is included in a cost calculation, all non-financial transfers are identified for a specified period and the inventory transactions that are associated with the non financial transfers are closed at their current cost. This happens before any of the remaining steps in the cost calculation process so that inventory transactions that are associated with non-financial transfers are disregarded in the succeeding steps of the cost calculation.


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