Customer Case: Improved Delivery Times With NAV By Visual Scheduling

Posted by Ute Gillet on Jul 20, 2017 5:07:45 PM

Pharmaceutical products are sensitive goods having to conform to the highest quality standards. During production, quality and required standards are under constant control and of course, the supplier products must also meet these requirements.

Read in this blogpost how by using the VPS, our Gantt add-in for production planning with Dynamics NAV, the Danish company pK Chemicals A/S, a global leader in producing Dextran, Dextran derivate, and Fine Chemicals for the pharmaceutical, medical, and cosmetic industry, improved delivery times with NAV by making production data more transparent thus gaining a better coordination process.

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What's the best question to ask during a visual scheduling software demo?

Posted by Jake Hostetler on Jul 19, 2017 5:48:51 PM

Everyone has their own approach to starting a demo. Some start with a story, while others immediately start listing out the features of their products. Some hand out freebies right at the beginning to lighten the mood, while others try and crack a joke.

Yet, regardless of the approach taken to open your demo, the most important aspect is the result of the demo on the whole.

I've found one question to be most effective in bringing out the best in my demo's.

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New Features in Add-in for Production Planning with Dynamics NAV

Posted by Ute Gillet on Jun 29, 2017 1:45:41 PM

A new version of the Visual Production Scheduler, our add-in for production planning with Dynamics NAV, has been released. The interactive planning board for visualizing production orders, production order lines and operations in connection with the capacity utilization of work and machine centers offers some new features. For the sake of brevity I can't give a detailed description of each so that I picked two to present in this blog post. Read below what we've come up with.

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How to: Rough and Fine Project Planning in Dynamics NAV Jobs Module

Posted by Ute Gillet on Jun 26, 2017 2:35:00 PM

Here comes #3 of my best practice blogs on the VJS, our Gantt chart add-in for easy project planning in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV jobs module. This time I want to show you how you can bypass a severe NAV shortfall of not being able to assign Job Planning Lines to Resource Groups. In essence, this does not allow to make a rough project planning when working with the standard jobs module.

Once again, you could wonder whether a small feature like described below is worth a whole post. But see for yourself how much your planning will be made easier by just a string of characters and by then being able to combine rough and fine planning within one planning board. 

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Project Planning With NAV: Revised User Manual For The VJS

Posted by Ute Gillet on Jun 6, 2017 2:22:00 PM

As you might already know or have already read in my corresponding blogposts about the revised VPS user manual and VSS user manual, we did a profound and complete overhaul of our manuals for the VPS and the VSS.

Perhaps you have already missed the new manual of the VJS, our Gantt chart add-in for visual project planning with NAV's  Job Planning Module? But not to worry - I'm glad to announce that a new manual for the VJS has been published today.

While reworking the VJS manual, I once again came across some features that at first glance seemed to be small and perhaps a bit trifling, but upon closer inspection showed great effect and this is why I'd like to share them with you today. To some of you they might be new - others might be glad to be reminded of them again.

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Custom Indicators For Visual Production Planning with Dynamics NAV

Posted by Ute Gillet on Jun 2, 2017 4:18:57 PM

As user of and/or partner reselling our VPS Gantt add-in for production planning with Dynamics NAV you most likely already know its visual alerts indicating impending collisions of planned orders with operational processes: The capacity curve, for instance, turns red in case of an impending overload and delivery date exceeding will be hatched.

There are cases, however, when more, individual visual signals are called for in order to highlight conflicts with individual business rules at operational level. So let me show you today how you can use the indicators available in the VPS to set certain visual signals individually.

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Best Practice for Visual Project Planning in Dynamics NAV Jobs Module #2

Posted by Ute Gillet on May 4, 2017 3:35:24 PM

A few weeks ago I started a loose series of best practice blogs on the VJS, our Gantt chart add-in for easy project planning in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV jobs module by writing about how to move a complete project in the VJS by just one mouse interaction.

Today I'd like to continue this series by introducing yet another small but powerful visual project planning feature helping the planner to keep the overview of his project at all times: See the impact of showing or hiding items in a project plan, a feature a partner asked us to include in the VJS so that I'm sure it will be of great interest also for other partners and users.

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The 3 Most Loved Features of the Visual Service Scheduler for Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Posted by Jake Hostetler on Apr 28, 2017 11:06:00 AM

In my last blog posts we dove into the best features to highlight when presenting the Visual Production and Jobs Schedulers. In this post, I want to take the same kind of look, highlighting the three top features to show when demoing their little brother - the Visual Service Scheduler.

This blog post will dive specifically into the Visual Service Scheduler for Dynamics NAV and it most loved features during demos.

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