Microsoft Dynamics AX is not limited to handling only one production company and several sales companies—all companies that are set up for intercompany can be trading companies as well as production companies.
If more companies can deliver the same item, you can freely choose whom to buy from, and updates are processed even if one sales order becomes several purchase orders.
In the same way you automatically create one intercompany purchase order, you can create an original sales order in your company and then have several intercompany vendor companies fulfill the order by creating more than one intercompany purchase order. Microsoft Dynamics AX automatically creates intercompany sales orders in the vendor companies.
To do this, all the companies must be set up as Application Integration Framework (AIF) endpoints, the vendor companies must be set up in the program as intercompany vendors, and they must be the primary vendor for the relevant item. The field and the field on the tab of the sales order header must also be selected (this is the default setting).
You create the sales lines in the usual way; when you leave the record, an Infolog appears informing you that intercompany purchase orders and intercompany sales orders have been created, with links to the new orders. If you open the original sales order, on the tab, you can view the intercompany sales orders created in your vendor companies.
If you open the intercompany purchase orders for the vendors, you see that the program automatically fills in the original sales order number and the intercompany sales order number for each vendor.
Similarly, if you open the intercompany sales orders for the vendors, you see that the program automatically fills in the in the original sales order number and the intercompany purchase order number for each vendor.
If the items on order exist in one of your intercompany vendor companies but not in the other, then Microsoft Dynamics AX creates the intercompany orders for the vendor company where the items exist but stops the order creation for the other company. A notification message displays when this happens.