The Graphical Planning and Scheduling Solution from Dynamics Software has been enhanced with some very useful features. As of the R2 CU7 release, it will be possible to graphically schedule orders in simulation mode first, without directly affecting the existing projects and production orders. This allows for graphical what-if analysis capabilities which is a much-desired attribute for many planners. Once the simulation has been finished: just confirm and the system will automatically update the entire planning based on the simulation outcome. Not satisfied? Just discard the simulated planning and start over again.
Together with full Process Industries support for scheduling formula-based items with co-products and by-products, the Graphical Planning and Scheduling solution features a complete and very user-friendly graphical planning tool for those industries that need more than what standard AX2012 can offer, yet do not want to invest in a full-blown APS (Advanced Production Scheduling) solution.