Visual Scheduling Consulting Services now on AppSource

Posted by Lawin Ileto on Jan 26, 2021 11:45:00 AM

The increasing importance of Microsoft AppSource, as the marketplace for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central customers to try or purchase products made by ISV’s, has changed the landscape of the industry. Like many of you out there, who have your solutions listed on AppSource, we went through quite a journey of having our products listed there. Our whole portfolio of Business Central products has been available on AppSource since mid-2019. As of now we have three products on AppSource, namely; the Visual Production Scheduler (VPS), Visual Job Scheduler (VJS) and Visual Advanced Production Scheduler (VAPS).

We are proud to not just have our solutions on AppSource, but also the fact that we have already listed one consulting service, which will be a poster child for more consulting services to come. We believe by offering several consulting services on AppSource, we can greatly complement our applications. By doing so, we also make it easier for (prospective) customers to get in touch with us and learn about our products.

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Individual resource working times in a HTML5 Gantt chart - our VSW tip

Posted by Juergen Theis on Jan 18, 2021 9:08:41 AM

To know at what time their resources are available is an essential information for every planner. So, the intelligent visualization of working and nonworking times in a Gantt chart is therefore a 'must-have' in every resource planning and scheduling application. In this blog post we give an insight how we use the calendar objects in our Visual Scheduling Widget (VSW) for HTML5 Gantt charts to visualize working and nonworking times and we will discuss how they are specified and applied. We also give a lot of tips and tricks for best user interactions,

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Scheduling options in the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler (VAPS)

Posted by Lawin Ileto on Jan 7, 2021 2:06:27 PM

Today we want to talk about scheduling, one of the words that NETRONIC aims to be synonymous with (besides visual 😊). First a little bit of history. NETRONIC brought its decades of expertise from creating Gantt chart software controls and translated this to creating visual scheduling add-ins for Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

When we started offering our first slew of products for NAV in back in the year 2013, we offered plain drag & drop scheduling. This feature allowed Dynamics NAV users to interact with their data via simple drag & drop actions on the Gantt Chart. Since then, our (production) scheduling options and capabilities have grown.

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Version 1.4 of Visual Advanced Production Scheduler for Dynamics 365 BC

Posted by Ute Gillet on Dec 21, 2020 10:24:58 AM

Just in time for Christmas we can present you with the release of  version 1.4 of the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler (VAPS), the only available finite capacity scheduler that fully integrates with the manufacturing module of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

As always, the complete release information can be found in the respective release notes. Moreover, the new version will be  available in AppSource soon.

Now, make yourself comfortable, have some Christmas cookies and enjoy reading about the new features ;-).

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Release 1.9 of VPS and VJS for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Posted by Ute Gillet on Dec 21, 2020 10:19:32 AM

Shortly before the Christmas break we stick to our promise of offering you regular releases of our extensions for visual planning in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and present you with version 1.9 of both  the Visual Production Scheduler (VPS) and the Visual Jobs Scheduler (VJS). Version 1.9. 

As always, the complete release information can be found in the respective notes for VPS and VJS. Moreover, both new versions will be  available in AppSource soon.

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VAPS use case: Improving your delivery time commitments

Posted by Paulina Soto on Dec 18, 2020 12:07:40 PM

Imagine this scenario:

You are a production planner and have a full schedule for this week and the upcoming. And now, one of your key customers calls and wants to order 4 additional items. These are Item 3000, 3007, 3008 and 3009. Being one of them a top priority.

The first question the customer asks is: When can you deliver this?

The second: What could be the earliest date to deliver for that priority item?

And a third may rise up, not from the customer, but most likely from your boss: Which jobs will be late and for which clients are they (if you squeeze in that top priority item)?

Typically you would need to make a couple of phone calls to answer, check in one Business Central table after the other (or in the Excel spreadsheets if its the case). But with the VAPS you can get the answer yourself in 6  quick steps.

Let me explain how!

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How visual production scheduling enables you to manage rush orders

Posted by Ute Gillet on Dec 14, 2020 2:45:00 PM

Does the following sound familiar to you? An important customer calls and places a very urgent order - a so-called "boss order" - which needs to be squeezed in.

If yes, the key questions and problems arising from this are also more than familiar to you: "What will be the impact on the overall schedule? Will it be possible at all or will my nice and smooth schedule which I had until a minute ago will become completely shot up? Will all the other customers will be angry?"

In this situation, your head will be spinning and, let's be honest, the ERP system you're using, mostly leaves you "standing in the rain".

If you are only too familiar with everything I described so far, and your ERP system is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central,  I really recommend you read this post where I present a possible solution in the form of our Visual Advanced Production Scheduler (VAPS)  -  the only available finite capacity scheduler which is built in such a way that it fully integrates with the manufacturing module of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

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How to set up standard Business Central options to work best with the VAPS

Posted by Ute Gillet on Dec 10, 2020 10:10:27 AM

We are quite proud of the fact that our Visual Advanced Production Scheduler (VAPS)  is the only available finite capacity scheduler which is built in such a way that it fully integrates with the manufacturing module of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. It is our aspiration that both products – Business Central and VAPS – truly work hand in hand. However, the VAPS is a much younger product and as of now it does not support every standard Business Central manufacturing functionality - yet. This concerns a few BC fields that we have compiled in this blog post for you together with the recommended settings.

Be assured that in the process of constantly enhancing the VAPS, this list will simultaneously get shorter and shorter. 

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