Business Central in the cloud - real-time data and automated processes

Posted by Ute Gillet on Mar 2, 2022 4:17:47 PM

Martin met with Shannon Mullins, Chief Revenue Officer of Accelerynt, and a Microsoft MVP of business applications. She has over 20 years of experience in - amongst others - deployment implementation of CRM and ERP systems and hence has a deep understanding of the functional aspects of projects’ process automation and system design and the reporting needs and requirements for complex ERP systems. 

While talking to Shannon for the first time at last year’s Directions EMEA in Milan, Martin quickly noticed to his shame, that he never had a woman as a guest to his podcast and decided on the spot to change this.

So it happened that Shannon agreed to become the first in – as we hope – a long line of female guests.

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State of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central & manufacturing 2022

Posted by Martin Karlowitsch on Feb 20, 2022 6:15:00 PM

Late 2020, I kicked off an activity that I completely underestimated. I underestimated the work that it created. And I underestimated the value and insight it would generate. This activity was the State of Business Central and Manufacturing Report 2020.

Now, 16 months later, I am repeating that effort and that work. I again do broad market research on Business Central and the manufacturing industry. And again, I will share all results and findings for free. Now it is on you to help, take less than 10 minutes of your time, and fill out my questionnaire.

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VSADT for MS Dynamics 365 BC with AL API for individual planning board

Posted by Juergen Theis on Feb 18, 2022 11:15:00 AM

Today we released a new version of our Visual Scheduling Add-in Developer Toolbox (VSADT). With the VSADT you can very easily develop individual, interactive graphical planning boards for Microsoft Dynamics D365 BC, only by using AL respectively CAL code. Read, what's new in version 6.0.

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Streamlining the lifecycle for our visual scheduling add-ins and extensions (for Dynamics NAV and Business Central)

Posted by Martin Karlowitsch on Dec 22, 2021 10:50:50 AM

We decided to change our product lifecycle policy concerning our add-ins for Dynamics NAV and concerning our extensions for Dynamics 365 Business Central. We (finally) align our release policy with Microsoft's release policy.

Thus, we no longer guarantee the backward compatibility of every new feature we build. We also (eventually) stop supporting NAV (and Business Central) versions that Microsoft doesn't support anymore. However, we offer extended support for business-critical uses of our products. Overall, the streamlined lifecycle helps us gain flexibility, agility, and additional development power. This will further improve our product delivery and the value for our customers.

This blog not only outlines the changes we made. It also reflects the reasons why we are doing so.

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Production orders, jobs, and assembly orders: why, when, and how [podcast]

Posted by Martin Karlowitsch on Dec 21, 2021 12:00:03 PM

I met with Ken Sebahar, who is the President of Solution Systems, Inc., a Microsoft Gold-Certified Partner near Chicago, Illinois. Ken and his colleague Michael host the great podcast “A Shot of Business Central and a Beer” in which they provide listeners with news and updates related to Business Central in an entertaining manner. 

Of course, with a podcast like this, beer was the ideal hook for our conversation. At the beginning of our conversation, you can learn which of us enjoys an advent calendar with German beer. If you listen until the episode's end, you also hear who loves drinking a hot wine punch at a Christmas market. Well, after and before chatting about drinks, we flew full circle on Business Central production orders, jobs, and assembly orders.

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VSADT for D365BC/NAV - develop your visual scheduler with AL/CAL

Posted by Juergen Theis on Dec 16, 2021 9:26:16 AM

With the Visual Scheduling Add-in Developer Toolbox (VSADT) you can develop individual visual schedulers for Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC or NAV, by only using AL respectively CAL code. 

We have released a new version of the VSADT with more visual design options. For example, you can now freely design the dateline grids, create patterns for your bars, and do many other small things to make your visual scheduler more user-friendly and meaningful. Read here what new features version 5.3 provides and how you can use them.

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No (!) NETRONIC product impacted by the Log4J security issue

Posted by Martin Karlowitsch on Dec 15, 2021 10:40:57 AM

Over the weekend, IT security experts around the world sounded the alarm about the critical vulnerability in Apache Log4j library , pointing out the highest IT security risks.

This blog post is to inform you and confirm that none of our currently active marketed products is impacted by this issue.

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Graphical project planning board for NAV replaces Excel sheets

Posted by Ute Gillet on Nov 30, 2021 11:31:52 AM

Bernd Münstermann GmbH from Telgte, Germany, is a family-run company specializing in special plant engineering with a product focus on drying plants. As a leading full-range supplier of drying and heat treatment plants, including the associated conveying and filter technology, the company has its own MSR as well as assembly department. From planning to commissioning Münstermann offers worldwide service from one source.

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