As you already know, the release of version 1.4 of the Visual Jobs Scheduler, our add-in for visual project scheduling with NAV, came with lots of new features that, due to the wealth of information, I'm introducing to you step by step. Last week you learned about milestones for better managed project execution and today I continue by describing a function of the Visual Jobs Scheduler that will effectively help you keeping track of the time units consumed for your project - either during the project or after having finished it - and thus letting you promptly intervene if something is not as it should be or analyze where something went wrong.
I hope you enjoyed the Christmas season, started well into the new year and could recharge your batteries so that now you are eager to learn more about the mighty new features of version 1.4 of the Visual Jobs Scheduler, our add-in for visual project planning in Dynamics NAV.
Today I'll be writing about the usage of milestones, this also being a feature many of you have asked us about. So, as your wishes are our commands we added them to the VJS.
Most likely you will all be quite busy with the work that the beginning of a new year always brings about and so I kept this blog short - but nevertheless substantial.
As you already know, the new version 1.4 of the Visual Jobs Scheduler, our add-in for visual project planning in Dynamics NAV, that has been released in November, has a lot of new mighty features to show. In my last post, you learned how to best use the new time filter options. Today I'd like to show you how you can avoid multiple resource allocations.
Two weeks ago I informed you about the release of version 1.4 of the Visual Jobs Scheduler, our add-in for visual project planning in Dynamics NAV. Since the features are so powerful I could only briefly outline them. In the meantime you may have tested some of the new features and perhaps have seen for yourselves how mighty and comprehensive they are. As I promised, I’m writing today to dig deeper into one particular feature. As it happens, a customer asked for this feature explicitly and so I’m sure it will be of great interest to most of you.
We recently relaunched our website. This had been a 9-months project. We did this completely on our own and did not involve any agency. In this process, I made (among others) two fundamental decisions:
- Going forward, I want to run an "exec corner" blog. In this blog, I wanna share insights from owning and running a software company.
- With the relaunch, we say good-bye to (almost) all Marketing forms. I mean, all forms that we usually put between our visitors and the content we create.
This is my first "exec corner" blog and it sheds some light on the second decision. Actually, it needed only one reason to decide that we ungate all our content.
The new version 1.4 of the Visual Jobs Scheduler, our add-in for visual project planning in Dynamics NAV, has been released. The interactive planning board for visualizing jobs, job planning lines, job tasks, resources and resource allocations was enhanced by some really powerful features which at first glance might not look really that important, but believe me, there is a whole lot more to them. Describing all new features in their full depths would go way beyond one blog post so that today I will briefly introduce the new features and give you comprehensive descriptions of some selected features in posts to come (and a webinar that we'll host on Dec 4, 2017).
Learn today how and when to use the View Filter, and also why sometimes operations seem to vanish after the filter was applied.
As user of and/or partner reselling our Visual Service Scheduler Gantt add-in for service planning with Dynamics NAV you probably are already familiar with its visual alerts indicating situations that might jeopardize the execution of your order according to schedule.
For some NAV users these visual alerts were not enough, however, so that several of our partners asked us for a way to implement visual signals for highlighting a resource's unavailability such as specific "downtimes", absences, and external blockades. Their wish was our command so that today I can show you how to highlight absences by individual colors and tooltips and, as a side-effect, gain better resource utilization with NAV.