The nature of software is that you will have to upgrade or implement at some point. Dynamics AX is no different from any other software system out there. With Microsoft working hard on Lifecycle Services (LCS) site, doing an upgrade analysis has gotten a lot easier. Below is a diagram illustrating the process to produce your analysis report (Excel file). Below are steps on how to use LCS to produce the upgrade analysis file. 1. Go to LCS site ( https://lcs.dynamics.com ) 2. Create a new project and click on the Upgrade analysis 3. Enter the project name and select the AX version. Currently in the list there are 2009 SP1 and AX4SP2. Before you click on the Create button. Make sure to click on the Download link to download the Rapid Data Collector tool. 4. Now that you have created your project, go and install the Rapid Data Collector (do not run against your production – take a copy). 5. Install the Rapid Data Collector and it should be a simple executable that you can run.