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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Project Planning With NAV: Revised User Manual For The VJS

Posted by Ute Gillet on Jun 6, 2017 2:22:00 PM

As you might already know or have already read in my corresponding blogposts about the revised VPS user manual and VSS user manual, we did a profound and complete overhaul of our manuals for the VPS and the VSS.

Perhaps you have already missed the new manual of the VJS, our Gantt chart add-in for visual project planning with NAV's  Job Planning Module? But not to worry - I'm glad to announce that a new manual for the VJS has been published today.

While reworking the VJS manual, I once again came across some features that at first glance seemed to be small and perhaps a bit trifling, but upon closer inspection showed great effect and this is why I'd like to share them with you today. To some of you they might be new - others might be glad to be reminded of them again.

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Custom Indicators For Visual Production Planning with Dynamics NAV

Posted by Ute Gillet on Jun 2, 2017 4:18:57 PM

As user of and/or partner reselling our VPS Gantt add-in for production planning with Dynamics NAV you most likely already know its visual alerts indicating impending collisions of planned orders with operational processes: The capacity curve, for instance, turns red in case of an impending overload and delivery date exceeding will be hatched.

There are cases, however, when more, individual visual signals are called for in order to highlight conflicts with individual business rules at operational level. So let me show you today how you can use the indicators available in the VPS to set certain visual signals individually.

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Best Practice for Visual Project Planning in Dynamics NAV Jobs Module #2

Posted by Ute Gillet on May 4, 2017 3:35:24 PM

A few weeks ago I started a loose series of best practice blogs on the VJS, our Gantt chart add-in for easy project planning in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV jobs module by writing about how to move a complete project in the VJS by just one mouse interaction.

Today I'd like to continue this series by introducing yet another small but powerful visual project planning feature helping the planner to keep the overview of his project at all times: See the impact of showing or hiding items in a project plan, a feature a partner asked us to include in the VJS so that I'm sure it will be of great interest also for other partners and users.

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The 3 Most Loved Features of the Visual Service Scheduler for Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Posted by Jake Hostetler on Apr 28, 2017 11:06:00 AM

In my last blog posts we dove into the best features to highlight when presenting the Visual Production and Jobs Schedulers. In this post, I want to take the same kind of look, highlighting the three top features to show when demoing their little brother - the Visual Service Scheduler.

This blog post will dive specifically into the Visual Service Scheduler for Dynamics NAV and it most loved features during demos.

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Gantt Add-in for Visual Production Planning in NAV: Revised VPS User Manual

Posted by Ute Gillet on Apr 26, 2017 3:16:00 PM

Some weeks ago, I informed you about our having revised the user guide for our visual service planning add-in, the VSS.

Of course, we have also been busy working on our other Gantt chart add-ins for visual scheduling. Next in line for a comprehensive overhaul and updating was the manual of the VPS, our Gantt chart add-in for visual production planning in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Manufacturing Module.

So, let me inform you today about what is new in the VPS manual that can be downloaded from our website as of now. At the same time, I'd like to take the opportunity to recall for you some perhaps small but nevertheless useful features of the VPS.

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The 3 Most Loved Features of the Visual Jobs Scheduler for Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Posted by Jake Hostetler on Apr 13, 2017 10:39:07 AM

In one of my last blog posts we dove into the best features to highlight when presenting the Visual Production Scheduler. In this post, I want to take the same kind of look, highlighting the three top features to show when demoing - not on the Visual Production but Visual Jobs Scheduler

This blog post will dive specifically into the Visual Jobs Scheduler for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and the features which must be shown during demos to really win over prospects.

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Better Visual Scheduling in Dynamics NAV literally at Your Fingertips!

Posted by Jake Hostetler on Mar 31, 2017 10:15:32 AM

One of the most underrated and misunderstood aspects of NETRONIC Visual Scheduling in Dynamics NAV is the ability to either drill down or pan out quickly and effectively across large amounts of data. However, only having the ability to move in and out doesn't mean it's going to automatically bring value. The value comes in knowing how to use it.

The focus of this blog post is to break down the ways in which adjusting the resolution of your data effectively changes your perspective, and the amount of relevant data shown. This, in turn, unlocks the vast reservoir of value that lives within your data.

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