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Gwen Britt Posted: Jan 23 2017 - 6:22am

The first of two video blogs showing how to setup and use subcontractors for the manufacturing process in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Suzanne Scanlan Posted: Jan 20 2017 - 5:53am

Microsoft's vision for 2017, Dynamics NAV and Windows Server 2016 compatibility, NAVIDE error resolution, and more complete this week's developer digest blog.

Gwen Britt Posted: Jan 18 2017 - 5:42am

Video blog showing how to setup and issue reminders in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Sowkarthika Raj... Posted: Jan 16 2017 - 6:05am

The Change Log in Microsoft Dynamics NAV can help you record all modifications to a Field Value. Learn how to set up the Change Log, as well as best practices for using it.

Suzanne Scanlan Posted: Jan 13 2017 - 5:53am

The latest news articles on Dynamics NAV 2017, uploading files to FTP using .net Interop, and more in this week's developer digest blog.

Rick Dill Posted: Jan 11 2017 - 6:05am

This blog will walk through the steps to create or extend, a shop calendar in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Suzanne Scanlan Posted: Jan 10 2017 - 6:33am

This blog covers the importance of budgeting for ERP support costs.

Greg Kaupp Posted: Jan 9 2017 - 8:57am

The price of Microsoft Azure offerings has hit a point where buying hardware to run Dynamics NAV is no longer necessary.

NAV Insights Posted: Jan 6 2017 - 7:32am

Details on how to properly convert inventory with a blank location to a specific warehouse location code.

Greg Kaupp Posted: Jan 4 2017 - 7:04am

Prices for cloud computing for Microsoft Dynamics NAV haven’t dropped in accordance with Microsoft and Amazon prices. Buying a physical server may be a thing of the past.

NAV Insights Posted: Dec 30 2016 - 8:23am

Exporting Dynamics NAV databases on SQL Server 2016, new development tools for Dynamics NAV, and other NAV gems are in this week's developer digest.

Gwen Britt Posted: Dec 28 2016 - 8:07am

In Microsoft Dynamics NAV, the Column Layout screen allows you to determine how you want to see the columns on your account schedules. You may define columns that are visible on the financial reports or columns that are strictly used for calculations. This blog will illustrate how to create custom layouts for account schedules in Dynamics NAV.

Greg Kaupp Posted: Dec 26 2016 - 9:54am

With the recent release of Dynamics 365 Business Edition, or what is sometimes called Dynamics 365 for Financials, we have received quite a few questions from current Dynamics NAV clients about what that means for them. This blog will explain what this new offering from Microsoft means for current, and future, Dynamics NAV users.

Alan Lyczkowski Posted: Dec 23 2016 - 6:44am

This blog provides some important tasks to help prepare your Dynamics NAV ERP system for the new year. Provides a list of Dynamics NAV year-end wrap up to-dos.

Sue Ridgeway Posted: Dec 21 2016 - 8:12am

Your company has grown, your needs have changed, and it’s been decided, it’s time to purchase a new ERP system. Unfortunately, many companies tend to rush from decision to purchase. There are some issues to consider to ensure your ERP purchase is a successful experience. This blog describes some potential points of failure and what to consider to help ensure your ERP purchase is a success.

Alan Lyczkowski Posted: Dec 19 2016 - 7:29am

This blog explains how you can use Microsoft Dynamics NAV to be compliant with Unclaimed Property laws. Dynamics NAV is a great tool to help identify and prepare Excel files of any Unclaimed Property. Examples include using the Customer Ledger and Bank Ledger to identify possible unclaimed property. This blog uses examples with Dynamics NAV 2017, but these features are common in older versions of the Dynamics NAV product.

NAV Insights Posted: Dec 16 2016 - 5:17am

This week's Dev Digest blog features a call for help with an issue in Dynamics NAV 2016 when Codeunit 1 doesn't fire in Insert Events, the latest word on the street for Dynamics 365 and Dynamics NAV 2017, and our usual thought leadership article shares.

Alan Lyczkowski Posted: Dec 14 2016 - 8:06am

This blog explores one of the new features of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017, the Account Subcategories. In NAV 2017, Microsoft added a field to G/L Account called the Account Subcategory.  Subcategories are related to the Account categories, and can be added by users for their high level financial analysis needs.

NAV Insights Posted: Dec 9 2016 - 5:04am

The 120th edition of the ArcherPoint Developer Digest blog covers retrieving setup tables in Dynamics NAV, Excel print & send from the NAV item list, and sensitive data encapsulation. Enjoy!

Alan Lyczkowski Posted: Dec 7 2016 - 10:25am

This blog explores one of the new features of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017, the Account Category. In the G/L Chart of Accounts, Microsoft has added a few new fields to provide a better experience when analyzing your Chart of Accounts and your financial position. This blog will be an in-depth look at one of those new fields called the Account Category.

Rick Dill Posted: Dec 7 2016 - 6:51am

This is the third blog in a series on increasing warehouse efficiency using Dynamics NAV. In previous blogs we reviewed that there are three areas that can generate cost savings in your warehouse: Maximizing Storage Density, Maximizing Pick Accuracy, and Minimizing Travel time. This blog focuses on the concept of maximizing pick accuracy. As this is a complex concept, this is a two-part blog, this part focusing on the concept of Total Cost of Quality to maximize pick accuracy.

Michael Heydasch Posted: Dec 5 2016 - 6:57am

If you currently use an older version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows (RoleTailored) Client, and are looking for something to replace MESSAGE for the versions of Dynamics NAV from 2009 RTC to 2016, then this blog entry is for you.  This blog describes the options now available for a modeless way of displaying an informational message to the user that requires no interaction.

NAV Insights Posted: Dec 2 2016 - 5:31am

This week's Developer Digest blog for Microsoft Dynamics NAV shares insights on the Dynamics 365 roadmap, an update on Microsoft MapPoint, the latest on Dynamics NAV 2017, and exciting news about certification exams from the Association of Dynamics Professionals. 

Gwen Britt Posted: Nov 28 2016 - 7:37am

This video provides demonstrates using the Adjust Cost/Price Function in Dynamics NAV. Gwen walks through the steps to adjust cost/prices of items in bulk with Dynamics NAV. She discusses the various options including filtering on item card or stock keeping units; as well as opting for Adjustment Factor and/or Rounding method, and more.

Gwen Britt Posted: Nov 23 2016 - 6:30am

This video provides an overview on using the Physical Inventory Process in Microsoft Dynamics NAV. While this process is fairly straight-forward, most companies add their own nuances that fit their specific needs. This video provides a foundation of the process, explaining the various options to calculate, reconcile, and record the inventory. Gwen also highlights some useful tips to ensure the process goes smooth and the count is accurate. 

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