New Release of VSS for Visual Service Order Planning with Dynamics NAV

Posted by Ute Gillet on May 23, 2018 12:07:32 PM

A new version of the Visual Service Scheduler, our add-in for visual service order planning with Dynamics NAV, is available. Several new features further support you in precisely and comfortably scheduling and dispatching your service orders.

As always, the description of all new features and fixed bugs can be found in the release notes

See below what we've come up with.

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What is Good Scheduling? An Interview with Mercurius IT’s Lee Cridland

Posted by Jake Hostetler on May 17, 2018 2:32:00 PM

In this post, Mercurius IT’s Operations Director, Lee Cridland, speaks to NETRONIC about his experiences of production and project task scheduling at Siemens and job scheduling at Mercurius IT, as well as provides insights into what good scheduling looks like.

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Production Planning with Excel - Is Your Spreadsheet Error Free?

Posted by Kerstin Sieckmann on Apr 30, 2018 4:34:00 PM

If you enter the term „excel horror stories“ into your search engine you’ll get a long list of stories about financial disasters, wrong scientific insights or organizational nightmares being caused by the spreadsheet software. TransAlta lost 24 million due to a cut and paste error, designations of genes like SEPT2 get changed unnoticed into data by Excel, the NASA had wrong measure data in their Excel tables with which they keep on working, and so forth. Are you sure that there is no mistake hidden in your Excel sheets with which you run your company or plan your production?

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New Release of the VJS for Visual Project Planning in Dynamics NAV

Posted by Ute Gillet on Apr 27, 2018 10:45:35 AM

A new release of version 1.4 of the Visual Jobs Scheduler, our add-in for visual project planning in Dynamics NAV, is available. Several new features will further support you in precisely and comfortably planning your projects.

As always, the description of all new features and fixed bugs can be found in the release notes. I also recommend this video where some selected features can be watched in action.

And here is what we have worked out for you:

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Gantt Chart Tips&Tricks: How to design a stylish tooltip

Posted by Alfred Göhlich on Apr 23, 2018 4:37:39 PM

Gantt charts visualize tasks, resources or capacities along a timeline and so provide an optimum overview for planners. When designing them, one should keep in mind to directly show information that is essential for the planner so that he can quickly recognize planning conflicts and intervene. Showing too much information might jeopardize the clarity. That is why a tooltip is a good way of showing important data only if needed. What is true for Gantt charts also applies to tooltips: information has to be perceived quickly, meaning that it has to be presented in a clearly sorted and arranged way. This step-by-step guide shows users of our Gantt component VARCHART XGantt how to design a clearly arranged tooltip.

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The NETRONIC Premier Partner Status: Heroes of the Visual Scheduling Suite for Dynamics NAV

Posted by Jake Hostetler on Apr 13, 2018 10:59:23 AM

Over the past 5 years, we have grown our partner network and established our value in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV channel. The result has been a fun and rewarding journey, resulting today in a partner network of over 250 partners collaborating with us from all around the world.

With this extensive partner framework, comes the chance to work with myriad outstanding people and organizations. We've reached the point in fact, where our partner network and channel is so rich, that we've felt the need to allow our partners a chance to differentiate; a chance to shine. We have many great partners, but of course, there are those who are simply outstanding. 

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How to: Simplify service order scheduling with NAV

Posted by Ute Gillet on Mar 27, 2018 2:39:00 PM

The Visual Service Scheduler (VSS), our visual dispatch board both for the service and the resource planning module in Microsoft Dynamics NAV helps planners allocate service orders to the service technicians.

As user of and/or partner reselling the VSS, you certainly appreciate the easy way you can shift Service Item Lines per drag & drop from the order backlog to the Gantt area, thus allocating the Service Item Lines to the desired resources.

In this blog post I'll show you how to speed up this already fast and comfortable operation and thus significantly simplify service order scheduling with NAV.

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Visual planning boards highlight service order scheduling with NAV

Posted by Ute Gillet on Mar 22, 2018 3:56:47 PM

“A picture is worth a thousand words” - this statement can by all means be applied to our graphical planning board add-ins that are the perfect choice when it comes to convincing potential customers of the added value of the ERP system in the pre-sales stage. They are intuitive-to-use, help making planning and resource data transparent, illustrate dependencies and allow a much more agile scheduling.

This blog post specifically aims at Microsoft Dynamics NAV partners and takes the Visual Service Scheduler as example for illustrating 4 important reasons why and how the graphical planning boards help to actively support the sales consultation and to underline the value of Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

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