Confessions of a Dynamics NAV Consultant

Confessions of a Dynamics NAV Consultant
  • Lot Accumulation Period vs Rescheduling Period for Dynamics NAV Manufacturing

    Overview With the release of Dynamcis NAV 2013 and NAV 2013 R2 (Navision 8.0 and 8.1 respectively), there has been a few improvements in the existing functionality. One of the more notable ones that I’ve been meaning to write about is the enhancement...
  • Warning About Enabling Directed Pick and Put-away in NAV

    When you turn on Directed Pick and Put-away to enable Warehouse Management in Dynamics NAV and you use multiple units of measure, there will be some instances where the Quantity and Quantity (Base) will not match. This will result in the quantities in...
  • Recap of Directions 2013 – Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 is Official

    Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 is Officially Released At the keynote session, Paul White officially announced that Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 is officially released. The main theme of this year’s Directions is the tight integration between Office 365, Windows...
  • Why You Cannot Find a Good Service Based Solution Center

    The Conversation Recently, I had a meeting with an owner of a company that I thought was going to ripe me a new hole. This company originally purchased NAV from another solution center and overpaid for subpar service. Problems steming from wrong advice...
  • Planning for Dynamics NAV in Manufacturing Environment (2/2)

    Overview On the previous article about Dynamics NAV Manufacturing planning, we discussed about setting up your items to calculate the MPS requirements based on the sales forecast. With the MPS, it allows us to create what raw materials we need to purchase...
  • Planning for Dynamics NAV in Manufacturing Environment (1/2)

    Overview One of the most under-utilized and most important function is the planning functionalities. Within Dynamics NAV (Navision), there are multiple ways of setting up the items and the stockkeeping units to have Dynamics NAV calculate and combine...
  • A new book about Dynamics NAV 2013 development

    First, I’d like to apologize to the readers of this blog for not updating with new and useful content about Dynamics NAV. I know the last update on this blog was back in January and it just seemed like I’ve disappeared. The time away from...
  • Processing and Fixing Vendor 1099 Codes in Dynamics NAV

    It’s that time of the year again. Time to send out those 1099 to your vendors in Dynamics NAV. Here’s a quick video of how to process 1099s in Dynamcis NAV and how to process vendor 1099 invoices and and print out 1099 forms in Dynamics...
  • Quick Video on Closing the Year in Dynamics NAV

    It’s that time of the year again. Close out the year! Most companies align their fiscal year to the calendar year so right around this time, we usually get a ton of support calls from people that forgot how to close the year end and need a quick...
  • Survive and Thrive using Dynamics NAV in Any Economy

    Hypothesis Companies that bought Dynamics NAV and make continuous improvements in the system are less likely to go out of business or sold off. Informal Research This was the conclusion I had while I was speaking with my fellow Dynamics NAV (Navision...
  • Dynamics NAV 2013 is Here – Recap of Microsoft Directions 2012

    It’s Microsoft Directions 2012 Yes. Microsoft Directions. The theme for this year’s Directions is Dynamics NAV 2013 is here! This is release is what 2009 should’ve been. Microsoft reiterated that with Dynamics NAV 2013, it’s...
  • Hardware Requirements for Dynamics NAV 2013 “NAV 7″

    Overview Looking through the hardware requirements for Dynamics NAV 2013, it looks like there are a couple of things the end user will need. More noteable, it looks like now the computer has to be running at least Windows 7 in order to use the NAV 2013...
  • Thought Process on Receiving Defective Inventory in Dynamics NAV

    Overview Receiving items from vendor can be a tricky thing. This question has come up quite a bit during implementation regarding defective inventory. I know a lot of companies has put a lot of modifications into receiving defective inventory, I’d...
  • Entering A/P Credit Card Transactions in Dynamics NAV

    Overview Here’s quick tip on entering transactions for the credit card. Sometimes, when you make a purchase using your credit card, but you want to keep track of the purchase against the vendor, you don’t want the credit card statement to...
  • Different Flavors of Warehouse Management in Dynamics NAV

    Overview Dynamics NAV (Navision) is a comprehensive ERP system. As such, it has many features that caters the different needs of businesses, for example, manufacturing, service managment, CRM, distribution, etc. Each one of these functional areas can...
  • NAV 2013 Technical Documentation on What is New

    Just a quick note. If you don’t have this link already, here’s the MSDN article on what’s new in version 2013: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh174007(v=nav.70)?lc=1033
  • Cost Effective Microsoft Resources That You Did Not Know

    Overview Microsoft is a technology organization. It’s their job to develope new technologies that business and individuals can use to improve upon their lives. Having said that, there are A LOT of products that Microsoft releases and as an end...
  • The Best Business Practice

    The Hype Often times when I go into an implementation, some clients will want to implement it based on the “best business practice”. The idea is that somehow using the “best business practice” will reduce their implementation...
  • Why Your Inventory Cost is Wrong

    The Problem I hate beating a dead horse to death, but there are a couple of incidences that prompted me to write this article. Navision 1.0 has been out since 1996, yet it always astounds me when I walk into a company claiming that their inventory costing...
  • Import Budget into Excel in Dynamics NAV RTC

    When you’re working in the RTC environment in the G/L Budgets, the standard NAV function is that you can export the Budgets into Excel, edit it, then import it back in in the same Excel format. This works fine in the classic client, however, when...
  • Auto-hide Taskbar Does not Autohide in Windows 7

    This post is not Dynamics NAV (Navision) related, but I hope it’ll be extremely helpful because real estate space is really scarce on the desktop. Especially when you’re trying to cram all that data on to your screen. This was troubling...
  • Price does not find the Lowest Price

    Working with Navision for the last 12 years, there are certain functionality that you assumed worked a certain way. I was under the impression that Navision always finds the lowest price whent he sales order is entered. Recently, one of our customer pointed...
  • Abnormal Item Charges

    Overview Dynamics NAV is a ERP software that’s built on best business practice. However, that’s not to say that the users of Navision operates on best business practice. This post describes what I would like to call Abnormal Item Charges...
  • Dynamics NAV 2009 Reporting Book Released

    Looks like I jumped the gun when I wrote about the book release on this post . For real, the Dynamics NAV 2009 reporting book is now officially released. Again, you can buy a copy of the book here: https://www.packtpub.com/microsoft-dynamics-nav-2009...
  • Recap of Directions 2011 for Dynamics NAV (Navision)

    Overview This post is an overview of my experiences at Directions 2011 – Connect Learn Execute. Again, if you don’t already know, Directions is THE single event that any partner dealing anything with Dynamics NAV (Navision) absolutely has...