Participating in industry conferences is always a rewarding experience to me, we get a unique blend of knowledge sharing, networking, and the chance to increase our market presence. This year, my team and I embarked on an exciting journey by becoming Silver Sponsors and attendees for the first time at Community Summit North America 2023 in vibrant Charlotte, North Carolina.
Attending conferences is one of the perks I value the most about the industry. It's at times like these that I get the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals, learn more about Business Central, showcase our extensions, and of course, travel.
Last year, as I was about to register as an attendee for DynamicsCon Live 2022, one of my cousins announced her wedding date. Murphy's Law happened: it was the same weekend. After some internal delivery, we decided to postpone our tryout for this event and do it "better". As in, as sponsors.
So this year, we signed up for a Gold Sponsorship at the highly anticipated DynamicsCon 2023 held in beautiful Scottsdale. And again, Murphy's Law happened: Days of Knowledge was organized for the same week. That left me with a team of one. In this blog post, I want to share my journey and highlight the valuable experiences I had during this event
Included in all Microsoft Office packages, Microsoft Excel oftentimes is the most likely software for companies to initially support business processes. Excel is powerful. Excel is flexible. Everybody can learn Excel fast. And you can significantly tweak Excel so that it increasingly becomes a homegrown business management system.
As such it is no surprise that many manufacturers initially use Excel for planning and scheduling. Also, it is no surprise that this works well for many of them. However, when those manufacturers grow, they no longer can run their company on Excel. They realize that they need a holistic business management system. Many of the customers we work with then decide on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. My colleague Lawin actually wrote a post about why Business Central is a great fit for SMB manufacturers.
When they make the move to Business Central they have to decide if they want to continue planning with Excel. Or if they want to start working with a (visual) scheduler that is integrated with the entire system. This blog post reveals details of why Excel is a great starting point, when to leave Excel, and what the advantages of an integrated visual scheduler are.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).