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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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Topics: Project Planning, NAV Gantt add-ins


Best Practice for Visual Project Planning in Dynamics NAV Jobs Module

Posted by Ute Gillet on Mar 21, 2017 3:10:00 PM

As profound expert of Microsoft Dynamics NAV you are well aware of the fact that the proven tool for (not only) simplifying the management of projects, jobs, and resources can sometimes be a bit awkward to handle. You also know our Visual Jobs Scheduler (VJS) add-in and have already disocvered some of its handy functions for reducing or even bypassing this awkward behavior in NAV.

This blogpost wants to draw your attention to a slightly unnoticed but nevertheless powerful visual project planning feature helping the planner to save much time: See how a complete project can be postponed or brought forward with just one mouse interaction.

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Topics: Project Planning, 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


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


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


Valuable Support For Realistic, Yet Hands-on Project Planning in NAV

Posted by Frank Köhnen on Feb 23, 2016 2:30:00 PM

Do you use Microsoft Dynamics NAV for jobs and resource planning? If so, are you familiar with the Visual Jobs Scheduler (VJS), the Gantt chart add-in for Microsoft Dynamics NAV project planning? Have you already seen the VJS in action and how it offers hands-on and intuitive visual scheduling support even in a complex environment? Nevertheless, you experienced some downsides resulting from the very specific Microsoft Dynamics NAV data model and hence could do with some additional valuable insights ?

If so, enjoy this blog post which provides you with information of how to effectively use the Visual Jobs Scheduler to plan your projects like YOU think of them rather than like the Dynamics NAV data model "forces" you to think about them. This will especially help you at an early stage of project planning where mostly only a rough overview is needed, and where you cannot afford to spend too much effort on manual data entries.

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Topics: Project Planning, NAV Gantt add-ins


Enhanced Dynamics NAV resource scheduling with VJS version 1.3

Posted by Kerstin Sieckmann on Nov 10, 2015 4:03:38 PM

The  Visual Jobs Scheduler  is an add-in product for users of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. It works as an interactive planning board and visualizes jobs, job planning lines, job tasks, resources and resource allocations. The new version 1.3 (also for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016) ships on November 23, 2015, and has been built around enhancing the Dynamics NAV resource scheduling capabilities. 

This blog post provides you with an overview of the Visual Jobs Scheduler’s recent enhancements like data filters, customization of bar labels and tooltips and much more.

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Topics: Project Planning, NAV Gantt add-ins


Improved Graphical Project Management With Microsoft Dynamics NAV: VJS

Posted by Kerstin Sieckmann on May 5, 2015 2:50:00 PM

The Visual Jobs Scheduler (VJS) is an add-in for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, which provides fully integrated, interactive drag & drop scheduling Gantt charts for jobs and resource planning data. This Gantt add-in helps Dynamics NAV users to visually plan jobs, job tasks, job planning lines and resource allocations. This improves the project management capabilities provided with Microsoft Dynamics NAV and lets the users achieve operational agility. 

This blog post introduces the recently released new version (1.2) of the Visual Jobs Scheduler highlighting its new features, and explains how they simplify and improve project planning and project management for NAV users.

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Topics: Project Planning, NAV Gantt add-ins


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