Lead time vs Safety Lead Time Using Microsoft Dynamics NAV

If you’re a Microsoft Dynamics NAV user and deal with process flows, you might ask yourself what the difference is between safety lead time and lead time. At first, you would think the word “safety” is self-explanatory, meaning the state of being safe or to protect against. When you think of safety in terms of… Continue reading Lead time vs Safety Lead Time Using Microsoft Dynamics NAV

How to Track which Employees Have Company Items Using Dynamics NAV

When setting up Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision), the main focus is around the use in the company, from Finance to Operations to Manufacturing to Warehouse. One of the areas that tends not to be a focal point is around employees. In NAV, you also have the full Human Resource section, and you may say to… Continue reading How to Track which Employees Have Company Items Using Dynamics NAV

Time to Upgrade – Compare Custom Help in Dynamics NAV 2009 vs. NAV 2013

When you are evaluating the benefits of upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, there are many areas to think about beforehand. One specific area to consider is Custom Help and the differences in in Dynamics NAV 2009 versus Dynamics NAV 2013. Custom Help is provided by a consultant or NAV Partner and is tailored to… Continue reading Time to Upgrade – Compare Custom Help in Dynamics NAV 2009 vs. NAV 2013

How to Plan for Job Demand in NAV 2009 and NAV 2013

Scenario: Your business builds product XYZ and installs product XYZ for one price for both building the product and installing the product. You have two areas to take into consideration—installation of the product and building the product. For both areas, you will charge the customer one price for all the parts that go into the… Continue reading How to Plan for Job Demand in NAV 2009 and NAV 2013

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Custom Help: The Benefits and Limitations

  I often receive custom help requests from Microsoft Dynamics NAV customers. Microsoft Dynamics NAV has a Help Database that is designed to assist with user questions. If you would like to learn more about the NAV Help Database, read Help Please! – Resources for Microsoft Dynamics NAV. However, the Help Database does not always… Continue reading Microsoft Dynamics NAV Custom Help: The Benefits and Limitations

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV Quick Tip: Become Speedier with Calculations

You may not know that you can perform calculations in a numeric field inside of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Doing the math inside the cells will save you time, rather than having to go to Microsoft Excel or using a calculator. Note you are not able to use parentheses (), as Dynamics NAV only works with basic… Continue reading Microsoft Dynamics NAV Quick Tip: Become Speedier with Calculations

NAV: Kit BOM on Sales Order Does Not Match Item Card

Recently, I had a support question come across my desk asking why inventory was not showing correctly for “Qty. on Kit Sales Lines” for items with kit components. After a little investigation, my colleagues and I uncovered that the inventory was showing correctly, but the Kit Bill of Material (BOM) was removed from the Item… Continue reading NAV: Kit BOM on Sales Order Does Not Match Item Card

Microsoft Dynamics NAV: Viewing Fields in Tables and Data in Fields

When working in Microsoft Dynamics NAV, the process for viewing the fields and the data within those fields is called “zooming the record.” This is a great tool for investigating your data. Note that when you zoom the record, however, the flowfields’ data contents are not showing. I have outlined the steps for the different… Continue reading Microsoft Dynamics NAV: Viewing Fields in Tables and Data in Fields