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Rick Dill Posted: Oct 26 2016 - 6:57am

Operating an efficient warehouse is critical regardless of size.  This is the first blog in a series of blogs that will focus on efficiency ideas and how Microsoft Dynamics NAV can be used to help implement more efficient practices.  This first blog will discuss some of the efficiency concepts at a high level.  Future blogs will discuss each one in more detail, and suggest how you can use Dynamics NAV to implement these improved processes.

Gwen Britt Posted: Oct 24 2016 - 5:43am

This short video provides a quick overview of posting transactions in Dynamics NAV. It walks through how to determine who posted a transaction, when the transaction was posted, and how to make any changes to the posting if needed.

NAV Insights Posted: Oct 21 2016 - 5:22am

This week's installment of ArcherPoint's Developer Digest blog wraps up NAVUG Summit and NAV Directions conferences with the latest on Microsoft Dynamics 365. 

Gwen Britt Posted: Oct 17 2016 - 5:36am

Whether its dinner at the airport or a Dynamics NAV implementation, communicating deadlines and expectations up front is the key to a successful experience.

Tom Hunt Posted: Oct 14 2016 - 6:26am

Often in Dynamics NAV development, you need to do a lookup into a table, find a record, and return it to our original page. There are ways to do this that come with constraints, and other ways that are significantly more robust. This blog will provide a general tutorial for both a simple lookup and a more complex lookup method.

Alan Lyczkowski Posted: Oct 12 2016 - 6:53am

Entering into an online marketplace offers a plethora of opportunities, and also carries with it, a lot of issues to consider. This blog will explore some of these issues and will illustrate how Microsoft Dynamics NAV can help in choosing and using online marketplaces and ERP. Cross posted from


Gwen Britt Posted: Oct 10 2016 - 6:27am

This brief video provides a quick overview on using filters and formulas in Dynamics NAV. It demonstrates how to set up and use filters to quickly and easily access information using wild cards, inclusions, case-sensitive queries, specific dates, and much more.

NAV Insights Posted: Oct 7 2016 - 5:46am

This week's Developer Digest blog provides information on upcoming Dynamics NAV training, the Microsoft Azure Hardware Stack, and links to technical resources for NAV.

Roger Olmsted Posted: Oct 5 2016 - 5:35am

This blog provides an overview of the EDI 997 transaction set, known as the Functional Acknowledgement (or FA). It describes how to interpret the AK1, AK2, AK5, and AK9 segments that accompany the Acknowledgement, and highlights the importance of reconciliation of any Functional Acknowledgement rejections.

Michael Heydasch Posted: Oct 3 2016 - 6:28am

This blog covers the concept of using GUID as the clustered primary key in Microsoft Dynamics NAV. It discusses the possibility of changing this property and setting an alternate index as Clustered. Using this method, it is possible to set GUID as the primary key and Entry No. as a clustered secondary key. What is not recommended is to keep a GUID primary key as Clustered.

NAV Insights Posted: Sep 30 2016 - 6:24am

This week's Developer Digest blog from ArcherPoint focuses on the search for the Inventory Value of a Bin in Dynamics NAV.

Roger Olmsted Posted: Sep 28 2016 - 6:49am

This blog explains what the Functional Acknowledgment Status page is, its importance, and how to get the most out of this Lanham EDI tool.

Elly Combow Posted: Sep 26 2016 - 6:16am

A comprehensive explanation on how to prepare annual 1099 reports in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016.  Includes information on setting up vendor 1099s, reviewing for accuracy, correcting, and printing annual 1099s.

Jon Long Posted: Sep 23 2016 - 6:23am

An opinion piece by Jon Long, one of ArcherPoint’s senior NAV developers. Jon questions the benefit of auto-testing in small NAV implementations. 

Ian Bachus Posted: Sep 21 2016 - 6:04am

In this blog ArcherPoint developer, Ian Bachus, shares a personal story of hustle and perseverance and how these traits pay off both on the basketball court and when working with Dynamics NAV. 

Ric Derdeyn Posted: Sep 19 2016 - 5:48am

ArcherPoint’s Ric Derdeyn discusses the importance of ensuring that problems are well understood before solutions are attempted. Solve the right problem: this lesson can be applied generally in life, as well as specifically, with ERP implementations.

NAV Insights Posted: Sep 16 2016 - 5:37am

Importing Multi-Currency open A/P invoices into NAV, the ongoing debate about Dynamics NAV Extensions, and our weekly Leadership Learnings are all in this week's developer digest blog.

NAV Insights Posted: Sep 14 2016 - 6:28am

This blog provides an overview of multifactor authentication (MFA) on Azure. It describes the benefits of this higher level of security.

Jamie Hanno Posted: Sep 12 2016 - 5:02am

 In this blog, ArcherPoint’s Jamie Hanno explains how to save views to make your daily work faster and more efficient using Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

NAV Insights Posted: Sep 9 2016 - 5:39am

This week, ArcherPoint's Developer Digest blog provides the latest Project Madeira update, the differences in Job Queue between Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 and NAV 2015, and a call to all to plan in advance for your family.

Sherry Stevenson Posted: Sep 7 2016 - 6:35am

This blog covers how to customize your home page one similar to the old ‘Shortcuts’ in earlier versions of NAV. It provides a step-by-step how-to guide.

NAV Insights Posted: Sep 5 2016 - 6:47am

An in-depth explanation of the importance of database normalization in NAV. This blog will cover the three most common anomalies, insertion, deletion, and update, that can be solved by database normalization in NAV. This piece assumes a basic understanding of database management in NAV.

NAV Insights Posted: Sep 3 2016 - 2:00am

ArcherPoint’s costing experts describe how to use the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Item Journal to issue items to different expense accounts.

NAV Insights Posted: Sep 2 2016 - 5:52am

This week we cover two Avalara AvaTax issues in Microsoft Dynamics NAV, disk usage in Windows 10, and more great articles from Harvard Business Review.

Gwen Britt Posted: Aug 31 2016 - 5:56am

General business blog stressing the importance of trusting one’s instincts in business. Message speaks to consultants and business owners alike.


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