There are some common terms that are used over all the phases of the ERP implementation. It is confusing and cause a gap between the application consultant and the customer implementation team because these terms are very close in the meanings but different in the purpose and its functionality. Some of these terms are Installation, Configuration, and Setup.


The installation process is the first step to have the application on your server and client machines. This process examines the installation prerequisites and make the application ready to use

MS Dynamics AX Instllation



Identify which options will be activated (checked) according to customer requirements and that will be followed in the day to day business. (Modules parameters)
MS Dynamics AX Configuration                                    


Setting up the data within the application, identifying how to group the data according to customer requirements the customers, vendors, items, and chart of accounts.

MS Dynamics AX Setup