The new version 1.4 of the Visual Jobs Scheduler, our add-in for visual project planning in Dynamics NAV, has been released. The interactive planning board for visualizing jobs, job planning lines, job tasks, resources and resource allocations was enhanced by some really powerful features which at first glance might not look really that important, but believe me, there is a whole lot more to them. Describing all new features in their full depths would go way beyond one blog post so that today I will briefly introduce the new features and give you comprehensive descriptions of some selected features in posts to come (and a webinar that we'll host on Dec 4, 2017).
Here comes #4 of my best practice blogs on the Visal Jobs Scheduler (VJS), our Gantt chart add-in for easy visual project planning in Dynamics NAV. See today how to make your plan still more transparent by hiding certain job tasks that are not important for your current planning situation.
The feature I'll describe is just a common menu item, but I feel that sometimes the more obvious things are, the most likely they will be overlooked.
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.
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.
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.
In one of my last blog posts we dove into the best features to highlight when presenting the Visual Production Scheduler. In this post, I want to take the same kind of look, highlighting the three top features to show when demoing - not on the Visual Production but Visual Jobs Scheduler.
This blog post will dive specifically into the Visual Jobs Scheduler for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and the features which must be shown during demos to really win over prospects.
As profound expert of Microsoft Dynamics NAV you are well aware of the fact that the proven tool for (not only) simplifying the management of projects, jobs, and resources can sometimes be a bit awkward to handle. You also know our Visual Jobs Scheduler (VJS) add-in and have already disocvered some of its handy functions for reducing or even bypassing this awkward behavior in NAV.
This blogpost wants to draw your attention to a slightly unnoticed but nevertheless powerful visual project planning feature helping the planner to save much time: See how a complete project can be postponed or brought forward with just one mouse interaction.
Knowing the Microsoft Dynamics NAV jobs module, and knowing our Visual Jobs Scheduler (VJS) add-in, you might be familiar with a kind of lack in the standard Dynamics NAV data model: you can only plan the hours needed per day, but you cannot define the exact time (e.g. 08:00 to 11:00) in which the task should be carried out.
Hence, many partners enhanced their Dynamics NAV project planning vertical soution by job planning line fields for the start and end times of the respective tasks. So, all is good and well in NAV but what about the VJS? Wouldn’t your customers want to have the enhancements made in NAV also take effect in the VJS? Only few additional measures are needed to make the VJS even more vivid and user-friendly.
Read this blog post to know which settings make the customizations of the NAV data table also work in the VJS.