Changing the subscription pricing for the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler (VAPS)

Posted by Martin Karlowitsch on Oct 1, 2023 2:09:05 PM

We are changing the subscription pricing for the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler (VAPS) with the next VAPS released (targeted for mid-October).

This change has NO monetary impact on all customers using the VAPS with a recurring subscription payment or with a purchased license. It is a change in the subscription pricing, not the on-premises license pricing. Even if this change has no monetary impact on current customers, it has a technical impact.

Please read this blog post to learn more.

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Plea to a pragmatic approach to Business Central manufacturing

Posted by Ute Gillet on Sep 20, 2023 2:50:44 PM

In episode 34 of his podcast, Martin welcomed José Miguel Azevedo, a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Senior Solution Architect with KPMG in the UK, one of the BIG4 consulting companies. José has more than 24 years of experience with different ERPs, ranging from SAP and Oracle to Dynamics 365 Business Central, his focus areas being Navision and Business Central, where he held various roles in consulting, like business consultant, functional consultant, project manager, program manager, etc. He has worked in companies of all sizes and with clients from the fashion, food, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and services industries. Although Jose admitted that speaking foreign languages is not big fun for him, he dared to move to and work in London and join Martin for the podcast.

(Comment from Martin: The conversation was absolutely brilliant. Unfortunately, we experienced some sound issues when recording. However, I decided to publish this episode nevertheless. The content will more than compensate for the poor audio quality.) 

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The Theory of Constraints and Business Central manufacturing

Posted by Ute Gillet on Sep 4, 2023 10:43:51 AM

In his latest podcast episode, Martin hosted Ivar Keskpaik, who, amongst a plethora of other roles and positions, works as a Business Consultant for Softera Baltic, Lithuania. 

He also is an Interim TOP Manager, Business Development Consultant, and Project Manager who has been working in different countries for more than 25 years with experience in logistics (including e-commerce), supply chain, production/operations, transport, and crisis management. Ivar has held various positions, like CEO, Logistics Director, Crisis Manager, and Project Manager for several holdings owning pharmaceutical & cosmetics, wood & furniture, garment production & retail, FMCG production & physical distribution companies, and crude oil-oil products terminals. He has also consulted Estonian Railways, seaports (Estonia, Montenegro), (HITECH) assembly plants, and hospitals to increase their throughput and optimize operating expenses. In addition, Ivar has developed a TOC1-based flex resource management application suitable for diverse types of logistics/distribution centers and labor-intensive productions.   

He holds an MSc in Physics, is a chartered engineer, a certified Theory of Constraints (TOC) practitioner, and has been titled the “most famous Interim Manager of Estonia” by the Magazine “Director”. Ivar and Martin had a lively discussion on how manufacturing companies working with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central can apply the Theory of Constraints.


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Master data dividends are large [podcast]

Posted by Ute Gillet on Aug 15, 2023 9:48:59 AM

In his latest podcast episode, Martin was pleased to welcome Andrew Good, CEO of Liberty Grove Software in Toronto, Canada. 

Andrew is an engineer, project manager, analyst, manufacturing expert, and Microsoft Certified Trainer. His extensive knowledge and background have been built from personal experiences with a lot of companies, working in a variety of operational and management roles. Projects have ranged from new implementations, special projects, and upgrades to streamlining business operations. 21 years of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV experience mean that he can fall back on many different perspectives when working with customers.  

Andrew has not given up on his commitment to continuous personal and professional learning. To support the end users and partners that he works with, he is an MCT, DCP (Dynamics Certified Professional), MCP, and Professional Engineer. 

He has helped clients get the most out of their Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central/NAV systems through integrations, upgrades, and extensions that allow them to deal with their changing business environments, regardless of whether financial operations, rentals, distribution, and manufacturing.  

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Update 3 of the Model for Resource Planning HTML5 Gantt Charts

Posted by Juergen Theis on Jul 10, 2023 11:15:24 AM

Almost exactly one year ago I reported about the second update of NETRONIC's Resource Planning Model. Since this model is essential for understanding the basic concepts of our products like our Visual Scheduling Widget for HTML5 Gantt charts or for the world of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central our Visual Scheduling Add-in Developer Toolbox, it is not surprising that it has now been updated again.

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Gantt control add-in for Business Central with AL API - release 7.0

Posted by Dieter Temme on Jul 10, 2023 10:58:10 AM

With version 7.0 of the Visual Scheduling Add-ins Developer Tools (short: VSADT) we publish, besides some minor enhancements, a new view type that allows to structure resources depending on their skills.

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Visual Scheduling Widget for HTML5 Gantt charts - release 7.0

Posted by Juergen Theis on Jul 10, 2023 9:58:41 AM

We just released a new version of our Visual Scheduling Widget, to offer you even more functionality to create powerful HTML5/JavaScript Gantt charts. With version 7.0 you will get a new view type that allows structuring resources depending on their skills.

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New release of our visual scheduling extensions for Business Central

Posted by Ute Gillet on Jul 6, 2023 2:19:47 PM

Just in time before the summer break we have released version 1.14 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. At the same time, we have released version 1.19 of the Visual Production Scheduler (VPS) and of the Visual Jobs Scheduler (VJS). Like with our last release, we have, of course, improved and streamlined the other two extensions, but our main focus was on the VAPS. 

Once again we have some nice and useful functions for you that will make your life as a planner much easier - so sit back and enjoy! And don't forget to register for the upcoming webinar about the new features on 12 July.

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