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This document will cover the steps for setting up a consolidated company in Microsoft Dynamics AX that

will consolidate two companies into one currency. In the examples that follow, we will be using the CEU
company, which has a currency of USD and the CEE company, which has a currency of EUR.
These two companies will be consolidated into the CEC company, which has a currency of USD.

CEU is our USD company. This company is set up with US Dollars as the accounting and reporting
currency.
General Ledger | Setup | Ledger


Accounting Currency and Reporting Currency set to USD. The currencies that you select here are set up
under General Ledger | Setup | Currency | Currencies. There are several predefined currencies set up
in Microsoft Dynamics AX.
You can define the Default exchange rate type to use for the company. This field would be used if you
were reporting in a different currency that the functional.


To set up exchange rates, click General Ledger | Setup | Currency | Exchange rate types
Click New and then type a name and description for your exchange rate.

Click Exchange rates and then enter your exchange rates.

Because the CEU company uses USD, you do not have to set up an exchange rate at this point.





To post a transaction, click Journals | General Journal


Click New.
In the Name drop-down list, select General Journal.
Click Lines.




Post 100.00 USD to account 12345 (balance sheet account)
Post 200.00 USD to account 45678 (P&L account)

Use account 200110 for the offset account


You can check the balance of the account by going to General Ledger | Common | Main Accounts.
Select the account and then click Posted.




CEU is our Euro company. This company is set up with Euros as the accounting and reporting currency.
General Ledger | Setup | Ledger


Accounting Currency and Reporting Currency set to EUR. The currencies that you select here are set up
under General Ledger | Setup | Currency | Currencies. There are several predefined currencies set up
in AX.

You can define the Default exchange rate type to use for the company. This field would be used if you
were reporting in a different currency that the functional.

To post a transaction, click Journals | General Journal


Click New.
In the Name drop-down list, select Day1.
Click Lines.



Post 1000.00 EUR to account 12345 (balance sheet account)
Post 2000.00 USD to account 45678 (P&L account)

Use account 1280 for the offset account.


CEC is the consolidated company that will consolidate CEU and CEE into USD.
To make this the consolidated company, click Organization Administration | Setup | Organization |
Legal Entity. Select the CEC company and check the Use for financial consolidation process check box.




To set the currency for the consolidated company, click General Ledger | Setup | Ledger.


Accounting Currency and Reporting Currency set to USD.
Assign Default exchange rate.


To create the exchange rates, click General Ledger | Setup | Currency | Exchange rate types



Create Spot rate.
Click Exchange rates and enter a rate for EUR to USD.



Add rate for EUR to USD for 2/1/2011

Create Historical rate


Add rate for 12/31/2010 for 1.3



To consolidate the CEE and CEU companies, click General Ledger | Periodic | Consolidate | Consolidate
[Online]


On the Criteria tab:
Select range of periods that the consolidation will be run for.
Check the Include actual amounts box.



Legal entities tab:
Add the CEU and CEE companies.




On the Currency translation tab:
Click New to add a new line.
In the Source legal entity drop-down, select the company that you want to include in the consolidation.
In this example, you will add CEE. Because you are consolidating into USD, you do not have to add the
CEU company because it is already using USD.
In the From Account and To Account columns, select the range of accounts that you want to add. Add
one line for the 12345 account and a second line for the 45678 account.
Click one of the rows and then in the Exchange rate type drop-down, select the exchange rate you want
to apply to the accounts. When you select the 12345 account, youll select the spot rate. For the 45678
account, select the historical rate.

Click OK to run the consolidation process.

To view the currency translation, click General Ledger | Inquiry | Consolidation.


Select the record and then click Transactions | Actual.




Creating a report in Management Reporter
In MR, you will have to import the CEC company. This will report on the accounts in the consolidated
currency of USD.





Add the two accounts to the row definition.


Format the column with a DESC and FD column. You do not have to add a currency source, because the
currency conversion was done in the consolidated company in AX.




The final report will show the accounts in their converted currencies. If you drill down on the account,
you can see the accounts. The descriptions will show the company name, because we added this in the
consolidation company, on the Consolidation [online] window.






If you are using the Department dimension, using the Company Account here will override that. You will
be unable to report on the departments in this case. Instead, you can select an unused dimension and
assign the Company Accounts to that. In that case, you would have to create dimension codes for the
companies. For example, if you are not using the Purpose dimensions, you can create codes named CEE
and CEU. (Setup | Financial dimension | Financial Dimensions).


In MR, you can create a tree that uses the Purpose dimension.


The report will then separate the data by CEE and CEU.

Account detail for CEE. Notice that cee MR Euros in is the Purpose position.

Account detail for CEU.


If you were using the Purpose dimensions, you will be unable to report on it. Because the Company
account to it in AX, that dimension is re-purposed for that information. While you will still be able to
select any dimension code in the Purpose dimension, Management Reporter will be unable to report on
them.

Purpose will now only show Company accounts in Management Reporter. If you wanted it to report on
the actual Purpose dimension codes, you would have to select Dimension in the Specification column.