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

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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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 the items that you need … Read more »
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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 … Read more »
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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 … Read more »
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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 … Read more »
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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 … Read more »
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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 ready and you will not … Read more »
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