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Avoid Double Resource Allocation in NAV Service Module

Posted by Kerstin Sieckmann on Jul 12, 2016 1:30:00 PM

The Visual Service Scheduler (VSS) is a dispatch board for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Service Module allowing to easily plan and control service orders. It is designed as add-in and as such directly accesses the standard NAV data. Since the resources table is also used by Jobs and Assembly orders, it would certainly be useful to display resource allocations coming from these areas also in the VSS. This is why the VSS offers an option to show double allocations.

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Topics: Service Scheduling, NAV Gantt add-ins

End-to-End Service Scheduling With Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Posted by Ute Gillet on Jun 20, 2016 6:36:10 PM

The standard Microsoft Dynamics NAV service module (alongside with the general resource planning capabilities) provides an initial level of ERP functionality to support service-savvy processes and businesses. These functions enable the users to manage service quotes, orders, contracts and the related admin processes such as invoicing etc. However, the standard Dynamics NAV service capabilities fall short when it comes to supporting a service business end-to-end; means: from the customer over the call center, over the service dispatcher, over the service technician back to the cutomer again. This blog post sheds a light on how to achieve exactly this end-to-end service management, scheduling and execution process when working with Dynamics NAV.

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Topics: Service Scheduling, NAV Gantt add-ins

Enhance NAV project planning with the VJS by adding time fields

Posted by Frank Köhnen on May 12, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Knowing the Microsoft Dynamics NAV jobs module, and knowing our Visual Jobs Scheduler (VJS) add-in, you might be familiar with a kind of lack in the standard Dynamics NAV data model: you can only plan the hours needed per day, but you cannot define the exact time (e.g. 08:00 to 11:00) in which the task should be carried out.

Hence, many partners enhanced their Dynamics NAV project planning vertical soution by job planning line fields for the start and end times of the respective tasks.  So, all is good and well in NAV but what about the VJS? Wouldn’t your customers want to have the enhancements made in NAV also take effect in the VJS? Only few additional measures are needed to make the VJS even more vivid and user-friendly.

Read this blog post to know which settings make the customizations of the NAV data table also work in the VJS.

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Topics: Project Planning, NAV Gantt add-ins

7 Visual Scheduling Best Practices

Posted by Kerstin Sieckmann on May 10, 2016 2:48:00 PM

The basic idea of visually-led scheduling approach is to enable the user to plan and schedule in a very agile manner. When developing our Visual Scheduling Suite for Microsoft Dynamics NAV we defined some kind of cornerstones or basic principles of any visual scheduling approach. In total, they can get summarized as the 7 visual scheduling best practices. They are described in this blog post.

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Topics: Planning & Scheduling Insight, NAV Gantt add-ins, Gantt Best Practice

New Features in VJS Project Planning Add-in for Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Posted by Ute Gillet on May 4, 2016 3:00:00 PM

A new version of the Visual Jobs Scheduler, our Microsoft Dynamics NAV project planning add-in, has been released. The interactive planning board for visualizing jobs, job planning lines, job tasks, resources and resource allocations offers two major new features that are introduced in this blog post.  Read below what we've come up with.

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Topics: Project Planning, NAV Gantt add-ins

Comprehensive Guide for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Manufacturing Module

Posted by Jake Hostetler on Apr 21, 2016 9:08:53 PM

Production can be complex, especially in today’s fast paced marketplaces. But with the aid of technology and enterprise resource planning tools like Microsoft Dynamics NAV, producers as well as consumers can benefit.

Using Peik Bech-Andersen’s book, Manufacturing with Microsoft Dynamics NAV, manufacturers using Dynamics NAV have direct access to a user guide which helps them swiftly maneuver through the Microsoft Dynamics NAV manufacturing module. This book highlights best practices and shows how NAV can help increase your overall agility. Initially, the book was written for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, but meanwhile there is an updated whitepaper dealing with some NAV 2015-specifics. This blog post gives you a brief overview of how Peik solves today´s challenges in manufacturing with Dynamics NAV.

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Topics: Production Scheduling, NAV Gantt add-ins

Dynamics NAV Gantt Add-in for Windows, Web and Tablet Client

Posted by Kerstin Sieckmann on Mar 17, 2016 4:00:00 AM

"Mobile-first, cloud-first": The future direction of Microsoft Dynamics NAV is to provide customers with a streamlined user experience across all clients and mobile devices. To follow this strategy, we started to re-build our visual scheduling add-ins based on HTML5/ JavaScript technology. Hence, since last year we offer a fully integrated, interactive HTML5/ JavaScript Gantt add-in for visual production planning and scheduling.

This blog post gives a short overview of our proven .NET version of the Visual Production Scheduler and the JavaScript version, outlining functional differences.

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Topics: NAV Gantt add-ins

Speed up Project Planning With the VJS: Start From a Dynamics NAV Page

Posted by Frank Köhnen on Mar 9, 2016 4:51:00 PM

Microsoft Dynamics NAV project planning is your day-to-day business? Moreover, you enjoy working with the the Visual Jobs Scheduler (VJS), the Gantt chart add-in for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, since it lets you visualize your jobs, job tasks, job planning lines and resources in a straightforward and uncomplicated manner? Then you'd surely love to see how you can use the VJS in an even more effective and practical way.

Read this blog post to learn how to directly start the VJS from a NAV page already containing specific filters or jobs. This way, you can bypass the filter request page popping up when starting the VJS the usual way, saving you from re-entering the filter settings you have already made. This should enable your users to start the VJS with data that is meaningful for the task they currently work on.

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Topics: Project Planning, NAV Gantt add-ins

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