This blog is about the possibilities of implementing ERP solution Microsoft Dynamics NAV in the construction industry. We will discuss about question „Is construction industry ready for ERP?
Of course, I will post about standard NAV, as well :)
When we use our inventory for consumption and/or our resources for working on job, we have to use Job Journals for it. This means that we in our construction projects use:
If we have Job Planning Lines with ‘Schedule’ type, we have to post consumption with ‘Contract’ line type in Job Journal. On this way, we can monitor and compare ‘Schedule’ (planed) quantities with ‘Contract’ (consumption) quantities and we can calculate remaining usage.
We have to insert ‘Posting Date’ and ‘Document No.’ (can be defined automatically from No. Series). Also, we have to insert ‘Job No’ and ‘Job Task No.’ and Resource/Item, as well. If we want to post item consumption, we have to insert Location Code (although, this depend of inventory setup). For each resource and item, we need to insert quantity. Cost and price will be inserted automatically by resource and item settings. If our items has tracking (by lot or serial no.), we can insert item tracking lines by command ‘Item Tracking Lines’ on journal ribbon.
After we inserted all lines, we need to start ‘Post’ for posting journal.
If we have not Job Planning Lines, we have to post consumption with ‘Contract+Schedule’ line type in Job Journal. On this way, we will get both entries ‘Contract’ (consumption) and ‘Schedule’ (planed) at the same time. All other data insert is same as previous case.
If we use TimeSheet for work evidence, we can insert that evidence into Job Journal by the command ‘Suggest Lines from Time Sheets…’. This function suggests lines from a time sheet that we can then post to a job journal. Only approved lines are suggested. This functionality enable us to use easy evidence for labor work in time sheet and after that easy insert these work hours to Job Journals.
When we start command, we get window with next fields:
If we have the same consumption in long time period, we can use ‘Recurring Job Journals’ for this. Once, we have to set lines in journal, and after that we can to post in specified recurring period. All data for insert is the same as standard Job Journal, except ‘Recurring Method’ and ‘Recurring Frequency’ fields.
When we post Job Journal, we get next entries:
If we make wrong when poste Job Journal, there no standard correction (storno) functionality. We need to post wrong entry, but with (minus) quantity.
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