AX 2012 Prototype Production


We build machines, many of which are released products that become full Production orders. We have a growing prototype department which does R&D projects for us. Currently, we are able to track purchase orders tied to those projects, as well as hours journals and expense journals.

Is there a way to produce or otherwise capture costs in AX for the production of items which are not released products? I assume the easy answer is no, but what do other companies do that want to capture the production of a prototype into a project? Just manually keep track and enter a journal?