A System Audit is designed to identify and resolve setup and data problems that could cause improper or inconsistent operation of the Dynamics AX ERP System. Upon go-live, these problems, if not corrected, could lead to critical system issues. Another great reason to conduct a system audit is that it will isolate financial posting issues, which will make the task of closing out the first month easier. This system audit process is very effective in helping to identify system readiness and assess risks.
There is not a one-size-fits-all ERP system, which means that most systems require some type of customization in order to provide functionality that is not natively available. There are also cases where a system requires customization for the optimization of critical business processes. Inevitably, there are poor customizations and code alterations that negatively affect a system.
Customizations will usually involve some level of changes to the software code, whether adding to or editing standard Dynamics AX code. When the coding process is done hastily or haphazardly, this leads to problems that directly affect the risks and long-term costs associated with operating the system.