Paulina Soto

Paulina Soto
Paulina from Mexico joined NETRONIC at the beginning of 2019 to help to grow the business with Microsoft Dynamics partners and customers. She holds a bachelor in Business Administration and a master's in Intl. Business. During her master studies, she stayed abroad and studied in the Netherlands. Prior to joining NETRONIC, she worked as a sales & marketing rep for a Mexican company in Seoul. Paulina works with and supports customers and partners in Northern and Southern America as well as in Spain and Portugal.
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Top 3 favorite project planning features of the Visual Jobs Scheduler

Posted by Paulina Soto on Aug 31, 2021 2:45:00 PM

After demoing the Visual Jobs Scheduler for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central I came to realize our customers pointed out a couple of reasons to why they chose the Visual Jobs Scheduler as their ERP enhancement again and again.

In this this blog, I highlight the top three features.

They all point out that visual scheduling isn't a “nice extra” but instead a “must have”. Either for the complexity of the orders, for data safety or to have a better control over the projects in general.

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Plan your construction like a pro with the Visual Jobs Scheduler for ProjectPro

Posted by Paulina Soto on Aug 9, 2021 2:45:00 PM

Do you work in construction? Today we are happy to announce that we are collaborating with ProjectPro from the USA to introduce a version of our signature extension the Visual Jobs Scheduler, now connecting with construction software ProjectPro for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

This joint product is meant to provide jobs and resources users of Dynamics 365 Business Central with better business control and streamlined accounting for construction firms.

The product, named Visual Jobs Scheduler (VJS) for ProjectPro, will be sold through ProjectPro, a Netsmartz company. This construction focused first version of the VJS for ProjectPro is available since April 2021.

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What's new with the Visual Jobs Scheduler in our June release

Posted by Paulina Soto on Jul 13, 2021 8:17:07 AM

Keeping in sync with our goals of releasing a new version of our extensions every quarter, the new Visual Jobs Scheduler (VJS) for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central was recently approved by Microsoft and is now available for trial and download at the AppSource. So, why should you get the new version?

In this blog, I will briefly describe the new additional great features to seek for.

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5 steps to jumpstart Business Central production scheduling

Posted by Paulina Soto on Jun 9, 2021 4:18:01 PM

Are you struggling to find the easiest way to manage your production schedule? Through our clients, we have seen a long list of scheduling “solutions” that may sound familiar to you. Let me list a couple: Corkboards with tacks, whiteboards, Trello, the famous Excel spreadsheet, and most likely now some sort of "ERP scheduler" if you have been using Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Independent of which tool you use: If you are a production planner, chances are high you may struggle with keeping up your scheduling, and you may not know where to start (as there is so much to take into account when getting into a new ERP). 

There is no one to blame. The combination of ERP and scheduling is far from being trivial, most manufacturing companies vary, and getting used to a new procedure can be overwhelming. In this blog, we will share with you the proven 5 steps and the tasks you need for a smooth start into production scheduling (and its mastering).

 

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Fake it till you make it: Production schedule simulations in the VAPS

Posted by Paulina Soto on Apr 16, 2021 9:13:56 AM

When developing the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler to bring finite capacity scheduling capabilities to Business Central, we researched, surveyed, and heard what our customers had to say. They oftentimes asked us for ways to achieve production schedule simulations.

The reason being twofold: First, they wanted to build various scenarios of a schedule, and then compare them. Second, they also aimed at decoupling scheduling from the live production data so that changes to the schedule would not immediately impact the shopfloor execution. Read this blog post to learn more about production schedule simulations with the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler (VAPS).

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Why Business Central's manufacturing module is missing a puzzle piece

Posted by Paulina Soto on Mar 1, 2021 1:45:00 PM

Scheduling can be daunting. On many occasions it is not a straightforward thing. Once you get a schedule a tiny thing comes up and you have to change things again. When scheduling you have to keep a lot of factors in mind, such as the availability of your machines, the skills of your resources, the priority of the production order, the existence of the material requirements, the shop floor working hours, the machine preparation, among many other things.

Here is where Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central comes to save you. But then two pieces are missing, which is why we came into the formula as well.

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Our latest step to personalizing your Visual Scheduler

Posted by Paulina Soto on Feb 15, 2021 2:45:00 PM

 

 

 

Which type of information is important to you when scheduling? The item numbers? Is it the customer? Is it the quantity to produce? Or the process the order will go through? Is it the color of the item?

Some weeks ago, we realized that everyone searches for different information when looking at the schedule, this depending on the task they will perform afterwards. Hence, we decided to give our customers the possibility to choose what to see at first glance.

All this information I listed in the first question can be found within the production order, but we wanted to make it easier to find. This means you can customize the tooltips and the labels. And most importantly you can order it and decide what to leave out as you please.

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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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