Confessions of a Dynamics NAV / Navision consultant. A blog about my experiences being a Navision consultant and developer. Confessions of a Dynamics NAV / Navision Consultant

Why it makes sense to upgrade to (at least) Dynamics NAV 2015

Overview As you are all probably know, Microsoft has announced the next release of Dynamics NAV, called Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016. With this release, there are a lot of fantastic features that are out of the box. Here’s an image of the planned features releases for Dynamics NAV 2016: Historically, there are 2 major time […]
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When to Expect the Next Promotion for Dynamics NAV

Just a quick note on when to expect the next Dynamics NAV promotion from Microsoft. There are 2 main periods during the year where Microsoft will MOST LIKELY release promotions and discounts for Dynamics NAV (or AX and other Dynamics product line). They are: Microsoft Fiscal Year End Microsoft’s fiscal year ends on June 30th. […]
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Free training for Dynamics NAV – Be Self-Reliant!

One of the most underutilized resources for training is from the MSDN site updated by Microsoft. Instead of paying your consultant for training, train yourself! You’d be surprised at how many so-called “NAV partners” out there that do not know how Dynamics NAV works. For step by step instructions on each department, click here. Please note that […]
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Unexpected Changes the Expected Receipt Date in Dynamics NAV

Overview This is one issue that I hear from customers using Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision) quite often is why does the Expected Receipt Date keep changing? The Expected Receipt Date in Dynamics NAV is the main driver for inventory planning. … Read more »
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Optimizing your Aged Accounts Receivables Report

Overview Doing numerous upgrades from an older version of Navision to NAV 2015 and 2013, one common complaint is how slow the reports are running. This is especially true for larger reports like the Aged Accounts Receivables, Aged Accounts Payables , … Read more »
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Breaking up with Ex-Girlfriend vs. Implementing Dynamics NAV

The Decision It’s time. She has been with you for a long time. In the beginning, she was great. She did everything you needed her to do and you gave her anything she wanted. In return, she gave you what … Read more »
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Process vs. Technical Questions

Overview If you’re an IT or Finance person working in a company that uses Dynamics NAV. First, congratulations! There’s no other ERP product for the mid-market that has the growth (and growth potential) as Dynamics NAV. Having said that, often … Read more »

Why am I doing Dynamics NAV

Overview Recently, one of my employees challenged me about what my goal is for the company. I was taken a back because I never thought about this. I knew why I was working in this industry but I never thought it was relevant … Read more »
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Chinese Language Pack for Dynamics NAV (Navision)

Overview Recently, we started a branch in Taiwan. One of the reasons, amongst other reasons, I started this branch is because it’s country where I was born. So in a way, I feel a little obligated to help the companies … Read more »
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Restarting Job Queue when it Hits an Error on Dynamics NAV 2013

Job Queue In Dynamics NAV 2013, you can setup job queue to automate processing of tasks. Popular tasks that are automated are things such as Adjust Cost – Item Entries, EDI processing, Reporting, etc. Setting up job queue in NAV2013 … Read more »
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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 … Read more »
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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 … Read more »
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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 Azure, and … Read more »
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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 … Read more »
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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 … Read more »
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