Visual Scheduling Add-in Developer Toolbox with AL/CAL API - release 5.2

Posted by Juergen Theis on Oct 12, 2021 11:08:54 AM

If you are looking for an easy way to visualize your data from your Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central industry solution, the Visual Scheduling Add-in Developer Toolbox (VSADT) with AL/CAL API is the right tool for you. Now we have released a new version with further functions that let you design a powerful, interactive graphical planning board reflecting the business logic of your solution.

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What is visual scheduling for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Posted by Martin Karlowitsch on Oct 6, 2021 7:04:35 PM

Our tagline at NETRONIC has been "visual scheduling software" for quite a while. We selected the phrase "visual scheduling" on purpose. It mirrors best what we are good at. And it reveals where we aim at excelling.

Even more: we are convinced that it is the aim for "visual scheduling" that makes our scheduling products stand out. Also, it is the approach of "visual scheduling" that delivers the utmost value to our clients.

"Visual scheduling" has become what we live and breathe day by day. It is a phrase that we keep on using, and that customers and partners started to use when they talk about us.

This post is meant to provide an answer to the question "what is visual scheduling?". First, I provide this answer in a general way. Second, I then focus on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and visual scheduling.

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Graphical dispatch board for service planning in Dynamics 365 BC

Posted by Ute Gillet on Sep 27, 2021 11:40:58 AM

Dysel, a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central ISV with headquarters in the Netherlands, is specialized in helping equipment management organizations by optimizing their business processes and providing them with top-quality software solutions. They develop, implement, and support the industry-specific ERP solution DYSEL, based on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Read in this blog post how the company enhanced their Graphical Dispatch Board (GBD) with advanced visual capabilities by using the Visual Scheduling Add-in Developer Toolbox (VSADT).

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Visual service dispatcher for asset management in Dynamics 365 BC

Posted by Ute Gillet on Sep 20, 2021 11:27:15 AM

With its outstanding enterprise asset management (EAM) software, the Danish ISV Dynaway focuses on companies with high-value assets. The Scheduling Board add-on provides comprehensive dispatch information in one view, manual allocation of work orders as well as a direct connection to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Read in this blog post how the company developed a powerful dispatch board for maintenance work orders for high-value assets with the Visual Scheduling Add-in Developer Toolbox (VSADT).

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How PrintVis built a production planning board for the print industry

Posted by Ute Gillet on Sep 15, 2021 12:46:22 PM

PrintVis is the Microsoft-certified Print MIS, a software solution specifically developed for the print industry. The solution is built directly on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. It meets both the most basic and advanced needs of any type or size of print or graphical arts company, from quote to invoice, including full production management and a complete financial package with robust business intelligence from Microsoft.

Read in this blog post how the Danish company used the Visual Scheduling Add-in Developer Toolbox (VSADT) to build their PrintVis Planning Board - a graphical interface for plotting and adjusting a print company’s production schedule.

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12 steps to engineering-to-order project management with Business Central

Posted by Martin Karlowitsch on Sep 2, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Engineer-to-order (ETO) companies develop and sell sophisticated one-of-a-kind solutions that get tailored to specific customer demands. Thus, each customer order is an individual project. These ETO projects typically run rather long (compared to production orders in a make-to-order environment, MTO). Also, contrasting to MTOs, the dominant resources utilized in an ETO project are humans (engineers) and not machines.

Numerous cases which we have observed working with our clients reveal that most ETO companies have a common challenge. This challenge is planning their design and engineering activities. Ultimately, it boils down to finding the right planning tools and establishing appropriate planning processes.

This blog post reveals 12 concrete steps that ETOs should apply to achieve effective engineering-to-order project management when they work with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

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Running an engineering-to-order company with Dynamics 365 Business Central

Posted by Lawin Ileto on Sep 1, 2021 2:15:00 PM

Martin met again with Robert Jolliffe for the Business Central Manufacturing Show. He is our first guest, who is on the podcast for the second time. If you missed the first episode with him (in which we searched for the secret sauce of Business Central), I suggest you check it out here.

Robert is President & CEO of Sabre Limited in Canada. He has been an ERP consultant for 25 years and holds a Microsoft Engineer designation. In this episode, Robert shares with Martin why Dynamics 365 Business Central is the right system for engineering-to-order (ETO) companies. Of course, he does this thoughtfully and points out what makes ETOs so special.

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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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