Position Hierarchy in AX2012

Hi Guys,

Before taking you to the interesting functionality in AX2012, I would like to share a good thing i.e., my previous post “Restricting the procurement categories to employees” has been tweeted by Brandon George. I’m glad to mention it here as he is one of my favorite bloggers. Thanks Brandon.

Brandon George’s blog – http://dynamics-ax.blogspot.com/

Position Hierarchy in AX2012:

Though it is very little procedure to create the position hierarchy, it is very useful and plays a vital role in typical procurement process in the organization.

By creating position hierarchy, we can see the below forms showing the proper data according to the hierarchy.

  • Purchase requisitions for my direct reports
  • Purchase requisitions for all my reports

Scenario:  John is Head of ICT, Felix is a Manager who reports to John and Smith is a technician who reports Felix. Being Head of ICT, John wants to see what are the requisitions being raised by Felix and Smith. For which, the forms “Purchase requisitions for my direct report” and “PRs for all my reports” forms can be used by John. So, defining the position hierarchy as depicted below, will enable John to access the two forms comfortably.

John (Head of ICT)->Felix (Manager ICT)->Smith(Technician ICT)

Create John, Felix, Smith as three employees and assign the employees to respective users in the user form. Select User>click relations to link the users to employees.

To create position hierarchy, you will need to create Jobs and positions.

Creating Job:

Create a new job “ICT operations” under HR>common forms>Organization> jobs form.

Creating positions:

Go to > HR>Common>positions> position form, create three new positions “Head of ICT”, “Manager ICT”, “Technician ICT”. For three positions you can assign the job as “ICT operations”

In positions form, select the position “Manager ICT”, in the field “Reports to position” enter “Head of ICT”. Similarly, select the position “Technician ICT”, in reports to position field enter “Manger ICT”.

Note: By leaving the field “Reports to position” field empty, you are notifying the system that the position directly reports to organization.

Assign the position to employees:

HR>common>Employees>Select the employee “John” and click the button “Worker position assignments” to assign the position to employee.

By assigning the position o employees, setting up the hierarchy is done. You can view the created position hierarchy by going to form “position hierarchy” under HR>positions>Position hierarchy.

Notice the “Show” tab in the action pane, which allows you change the view either based on the positions or based on the works”

Looks like a simple procedure, isn’t it? Yeah it is.

Now, raise purchase requisitions as the users “Felix” and “smith” and then log in as the user “John”.

Under procurement and sourcing> Common> Purchase requisitions, open the forms “PRs for my direct reports” and “PRs for all my reports” to see the requisitions raised by “Felix” and “Smith”

Hope you will like it:).

In my next post, I am going to discuss about Bank reconciliation and the problems in Bank reconciliation, which makes your control account not match with the closing balance in bank reconciliation report.

Keep Daxing, till next post. Your queries and feedback are most welcome:).

6 thoughts on “Position Hierarchy in AX2012

  1. Dear sunny, I had been reading the topics in your blog and I have learned a lot from these posts.
    Could you please write on importing the data (like Item, vendor or customer masters) into AX 2012 from Excel for example.

  2. Dear Sunny,
    Thanks for this topic which helped me to understand X hierarchy structure. I would like to know if it’s possible to create / modify hierarchy with Department and positions related to the department.

  3. Hi Sunny,

    The create position assignment button is disabled while assigning the employee in Work position assignments form. Is there any setup to enable ??


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