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Customer Case: More Control of Service Deliveries With Dynamics NAV

Posted by Ute Gillet on Sep 19, 2017 10:40:22 PM

Knowing the customer’s needs in advance, executing orders in a competent way and in time – these are the challenges all service-oriented companies who want to do a good job are confronted with. The service module in Microsoft Dynamics NAV offers versatile functions to optimize the service management but what most NAV users working in the service business really miss is a visual support for staff scheduling that helps them keep track of the complete team’s work and to allocate service orders with a visual drag & drop dispatch board. Such a visual support is offered by our grapical planning board for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, the Visual Service Scheduler (VSS).

Read in this blogpost how by using the VSS, the German company Service4CtS, a service and installation partner of the Swiss machine manufacturer SignTronic, gained more control of service deliveries with Dynamics NAV by reducing planning conflicts while at the same time providing more transparency within the company.

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Topics: NAV Gantt add-ins, Gantt Best Practice, Dynamics NAV Visual Scheduling


Conflict Management in Visual Production Planning with Dynamics NAV

Posted by Ute Gillet on Aug 22, 2017 3:49:00 PM

As user of and/or partner reselling our VPS Gantt add-in for production planning with Dynamics NAV you most naturally will be confronted with all kinds of customer requests now and then. A request that was brought to us quite often was to make the two types of conflict management, that hitherto were applied automatically on saving, customizable.

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Topics: Production Scheduling, NAV Gantt add-ins, Dynamics NAV Visual Scheduling


Demo Checklist: Visual Scheduling in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Posted by Jake Hostetler on Aug 16, 2017 3:08:25 PM

Presenting in front of a captive audience is hard. It takes more than natural talent. It takes a plan and preparation.

NETRONIC built the Visual Scheduling Suite exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics NAV to help users gain operational agilty with visual scheduling, and as such to further empower an already powerful ERP system.

I've put together this blog post to help you take your visual scheduling demo to the next level. So when preparing for a demo to show visual scheduling in Microsoft Dynamics NAV, make sure you grab this checklist. 

The following steps will help you take your demo from average to outstanding.

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Topics: NAV Gantt add-ins, Dynamics NAV Visual Scheduling


How-to: Ease Project Planning in Dynamics NAV by Hiding Empty Tasks

Posted by Ute Gillet on Jul 26, 2017 10:53:01 AM

Here comes #4 of my best practice blogs on the Visal Jobs Scheduler (VJS), our Gantt chart add-in for easy visual project planning in Dynamics NAV. See today how to make your plan still more transparent by hiding certain job tasks that are not important for your current planning situation.

The feature I'll describe is just a common menu item, but I feel that sometimes the more obvious things are, the most likely they will be overlooked.

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Topics: Project Planning, NAV Gantt add-ins, Dynamics NAV Visual Scheduling


Customer Case: Improved Delivery Times With NAV By Visual Scheduling

Posted by Ute Gillet on Jul 20, 2017 5:07:45 PM

Pharmaceutical products are sensitive goods having to conform to the highest quality standards. During production, quality and required standards are under constant control and of course, the supplier products must also meet these requirements.

Read in this blogpost how by using the VPS, our Gantt add-in for production planning with Dynamics NAV, the Danish company pK Chemicals A/S, a global leader in producing Dextran, Dextran derivate, and Fine Chemicals for the pharmaceutical, medical, and cosmetic industry, improved delivery times with NAV by making production data more transparent thus gaining a better coordination process.

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Topics: NAV Gantt add-ins, Gantt Best Practice, Dynamics NAV Visual Scheduling


What's the best question to ask during a visual scheduling software demo?

Posted by Jake Hostetler on Jul 19, 2017 5:48:51 PM

Everyone has their own approach to starting a demo. Some start with a story, while others immediately start listing out the features of their products. Some hand out freebies right at the beginning to lighten the mood, while others try and crack a joke.

Yet, regardless of the approach taken to open your demo, the most important aspect is the result of the demo on the whole.

I've found one question to be most effective in bringing out the best in my demo's.

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Topics: data-visualization, NAV Gantt add-ins, Dynamics NAV Visual Scheduling


New Features in Add-in for Production Planning with Dynamics NAV

Posted by Ute Gillet on Jun 29, 2017 1:45:41 PM

A new version of the Visual Production Scheduler, our add-in for production planning with Dynamics NAV, has been released. The interactive planning board for visualizing production orders, production order lines and operations in connection with the capacity utilization of work and machine centers offers some new features. For the sake of brevity I can't give a detailed description of each so that I picked two to present in this blog post. Read below what we've come up with.

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Topics: Production Scheduling, NAV Gantt add-ins, Dynamics NAV Visual Scheduling


How to: Rough and Fine Project Planning in Dynamics NAV Jobs Module

Posted by Ute Gillet on Jun 26, 2017 2:35:00 PM

Here comes #3 of my best practice blogs on the VJS, our Gantt chart add-in for easy project planning in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV jobs module. This time I want to show you how you can bypass a severe NAV shortfall of not being able to assign Job Planning Lines to Resource Groups. In essence, this does not allow to make a rough project planning when working with the standard jobs module.

Once again, you could wonder whether a small feature like described below is worth a whole post. But see for yourself how much your planning will be made easier by just a string of characters and by then being able to combine rough and fine planning within one planning board. 

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Topics: Project Planning, NAV Gantt add-ins, Dynamics NAV Visual Scheduling


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