My books

Manufacturing with Microsoft Dynamics NAV

The Manufacturing module of Microsoft Dynamics NAV has existed for almost 17 years. A quick estimate says that around 10% of the about 100.000 installed Microsoft Dynamics NAV solutions use the Manufacturing solution. Despite this there are almost no literature on the subject.

My ambition with this book is to make “The Book” on Manufacturing in Microsoft Dynamics NAV. The book that all customers running the Manufacturing module and all consultants, both new and experienced, will need to setup and maintain the system.

Since the functionality of the manufacturing module hasn’t changed much the last 10 years and the development on the subject is slow. The book will cover all versions from 4.0 up to NAV 2013.

The book is to be used either as a setup guide for implementing a new system or as a handbook for later adjustments. The table of contents follow the implementation tasks as they would fall in an implementation of a new manufacturing system.
Target Audience
• End-user customers who are going to implement the manufacturing module of Microsoft Dynamics NAV and
• New consultants needing to up their skills around manufacturing are the main audience.
• End-user customers who are already running the manufacturing module in the company will need it for the daily maintenance of their system, since there are no other material on the market.
• And lastly experienced consultants needs it for adjusting running manufacturing solutions.

RoleTailoring Microsoft Dynamics NAV

In this book you will learn how to implement The RoleTailored client with success. The whole idea behind the RoleTailored client and the profiles is that functionality and information should be available as close to the main Role Center page as possible. This means that all the information the user needs to perform daily routines is available on the startup screen. Not only that, pending and overdue tasks should be highlighted on the same startup screen. Getting the information is not enough; all functionality needed to handle the tasks must be available as well.
Today a large amount of the functionality are hidden in the different Role Centers. This book will help you to discover some of the hidden features and to reuse them and thereby save valuable time and money in future implementations of the RoleTailored client.
This is a guide to how to build, configure and implement the RoleTailored client in a company. The topics will include:

  • Why do we need the RoleTailored Client?
  • The Life Cycle of a profile
  • Learn when to build new Role Centers and when to configure the existing profiles?
  • Developing new Role Center Pages
  • Assigning a Role Center Page to a profile
  • Configuring a Profile
  • Customizing a profile
  • Adding Charts, business charts and performance charts
  • Import/Export of Profiles
  • Removing Personalization
  • Disabling the Department from the Profile
  • Notifications

The second part of the book is a Business case. Here you will find examples of implementing profiles for:

  • Sales Order Processor
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Accounting Manager
  • Limited Role Centers (Warehouse)

And we will even create some specialized Role Centers

  • CEO portal
  • Employee Portal
  • Customer Portal
  • Surveillance Portal
  • Tablet Role Center