Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Extended Pack Functionality

Financial Management

Intercompany Postings
Manage accounting for more than one company in the same posting process. The companies can be in the same or in one of several different Microsoft Dynamics NAV databases. You can also send documents to partner companies. Users control the document flow through an Inbox/Outbox feature, and transactions are completed as general journal transactions or through receivables and payables, which enables the use of currencies and correct reconciliation.

Responsibility Centers
Set up profit centers and/or cost centers. A company can sell items with specific prices and that are related to a responsibility center. You can tie a user to a responsibility center so that only sales and purchase documents related to the particular user are displayed. Users get assistance with entering extra data, such as dimensions and location codes.

Cost Accounting
Cost Accounting provides an efficient way to control the company’s costs by providing visibility and insight into budgeted and actual costs of operations, departments, products, and projects. Cost Accounting synchronizes cost information with the general ledger, and then allocates that information to different costs centers and cost objects. This granule includes:

  • Transfer costs from general ledger.
  • Enter and post internal charges and allocations directly in the Cost Accounting Cost journal.
  • Predefine recurring cost allocation rules on cost allocation cards and execute in a batch job.
  • Undo allocations.
  • Cost budgets and transfer cost budget entries to actual entries.

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Supply Chain Management

Calendars
Set up calendars with working and non-working days. Assign a base calendar to customers, vendors, locations, companies, shipping agent services, and the service management setup—and make changes to each as necessary. Calendar entries will be used in date calculations on sales orders, purchase orders, transfer orders, production orders, service orders, and requisition and planning worksheets.

Campaign Pricing
Work with sales prices and sales line discounts connected with specific campaigns. After you have activated the prices/ discounts, any customer or contact related to a company currently in a segment associated with a given campaign can access the price/discount associated with that campaign. Prices are valid for the life of the campaign or until you decide to deactivate them. When you create a sales document or service order, the campaign price/discount is included among the pricing reductions available when Microsoft Dynamics NAV chooses the price to retrieve on the line.

Order Promising
Promise accurate order shipment and delivery dates to customers as based on item current and future availability. When items are not available to meet a customer’s requested delivery date, calculate the earliest shipment date as either an available-to-promise date that is based on upcoming uncommitted supply or a capable-to-promise date - a date when items can become available should they be replenished.

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Inventory

Cycle Counting
Manage cycle counting, a basic method of verifying inventory record data used to maintain and increase inventory accuracy. Set up cycle counting on the item or SKU level.

Put Away
Enable warehouse workers to create a put away from the released order. Put Away is managed from a separate user interface when receiving items in an order-by-order environment.

Standard Cost Worksheet
Efficiently review and update standard costs with this worksheet. The standard cost worksheet provides a company’s controllers with a reliable and efficient way to maintain accurate and up-to-date inventory costs. Work with standard cost updates the same way you work with an Excel spreadsheet but within the framework of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Because it provides an overview of the current standard costs, the worksheet is a convenient place to prepare for a cost update without the changes having an immediate effect in the system. Using the worksheet, you can:

  • Carry out cost updates for both the purchased components and capacity by using different sorting criteria in several worksheets simultaneously, and then later consolidate them into one.
  • Get information that can help you identify and avoid potential errors by simulating the cost of the manufactured item due to changes in components and/or capacity use cost and then viewing the effect.
  • Help ensure that you execute the changes at a given date and that any revaluation resulting from cost changes is dealt with in the system.

Warehouse Receipt
Enable warehouse workers to create a put-away from the receipt. Warehouse Receipt is managed from a separate user interface when receiving items in a multi-order environment.

Warehouse Shipment
Enable warehouse workers to create a pick from the shipment. Warehouse Shipment is managed from a separate user interface when shipping items in a multi-order environment.

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Warehouse Management

Automated Data Capture System
Capture data automatically. Keep data accurate, even in a hectic environment. ADCS supports some of the workflows in the Warehouse Management Systems that enables warehouse automation.

Bin Setup
Easily set up and maintain your bins by defining both the layout of your warehouse and dimensions of your racks, columns, and shelves; set up and maintain your planning parameters by defining the limitations and characteristics of each bin.

Internal Picks and Put-Aways
Create pick and put-away orders for internal purposes, without using a source document (such as a purchase order or a sales order). For example, pick items for testing or put away production output.

Warehouse Management Systems
Manage items on a bin level. Receive and put away items in a bin; pick items from a bin according to a put-away template; and pick items based on the zone and bin ranking. Move items between bins using a report for optimizing the space usage and the picking process or move items manually. Warehouse instruction documents are created for the pick and put-away process, which can be carried out for sales, purchase, transfers, returns, and production orders. Service Orders is not included. To effectively use this granule, it is recommended that you also purchase the Put Away, Warehouse Receipt, Pick, and Warehouse Shipment granules.

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Manufacturing

Production Bill of Materials
Create bills of materials and calculate standard cost. Required for configuration of all other Manufacturing granules.

Production Orders
Create and manage production orders, and post consumption and output to the production orders. After you have created a production order, you can calculate net requirements based on that production order. Production Orders includes a manual supply planning tool as an alternative to automatic planning. The Order Planning window provides the visibility and tools you need to manually plan for demand from sales lines and then to create different types of supply orders directly.

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Agile Manufacturing

Agile Manufacturing
This granule enables you to run Agile Manufacturing, Supply Planning, and Capacity Planning granules.

Version Management
Create and manage different versions of the manufacturing bill of materials and routings. You must purchase the Basic Capacity Planning granule before you can set up multiple versions of routings.

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Supply Planning

Basic Supply Planning
Plan material requirements based on demand with support for master production scheduling and materials requirements planning. Includes:

  • Automatic production orders and purchase orders.
  • Action messages for fast and easy balancing of supply and demand.
  • Support for bucket less and bucketed material requirements planning.
  • Setup for items with their own reordering policy, including registration of whether they are manufactured by or purchased from a third party.

Demand Forecasting
Manage demand forecasting based on items.

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Capacity Planning

Basic Capacity Planning
Add capacities (work centers) to the manufacturing process. Set up routings and use these routings on production orders and in material requirements planning. View loads and the task list for the capacities.

Finite Loading
Manage finite loading of capacity-constraint resources. Taking capacity constraints into account so that no more work is assigned to a work center than the capacities can be expected to execute during a given time period. This is a simple tool without any optimization. Used with the Order Promising granule, Finite Loading also enables the system to calculate capable-to-promise (CTP).

Machine Centers
Add machine centers as capacities to the manufacturing process.

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Project Management

Capacity Management
Plan capacity and sales, and manage usage statistics and profitability of resources. Create your plan in a calendar system with the level of detail and for the period of time that you need. Also monitor resource usage and get a complete overview of your capacity for each resource with information about availability and planned costs on orders and quotes.

Multiple Costs
Manage alternative costs for resources and resource groups. The costs can be fixed or based on an additional percentage or an additional fixed charge. Define as many work types as you need.

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Jobs

Jobs
Keep track of usage on jobs and data for invoicing the customer. Manage both fixed-price jobs and time-and-materials jobs. You can also:

  • Create a plan for a job with multiple tasks and task groupings. Each task can have a budget and can be done for whatever period of time you need.
  • Copy a budget from one job to another and set up a job-specific price list for charging of items, resources, and general ledger account expenses to the job’s customer.
  • View suggested Work in Progress and Recognition postings for a job.
  • Plan and invoice the job in a currency other than the local currency using Jobs together with Multiple Currencies.
  • Assign a specific job to a specific customer and invoice the job completely or partially using Jobs together with Sales Invoicing.

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Sales, Marketing, and Service Management

Campaign Management
Organize campaigns based on segments of your contacts that you define. Define segments based on specific criteria, such as sales, contact profiles, and interactions, and reuse existing segments or segmentation criteria. Use the Merge feature in Word (or send other file formats) to communicate with the contacts in your segment. To send a document to people of different nationalities in their native language, use Campaign Management with Interaction/Document Management.

Contact Classification
Sort your contacts into categories, and automatically classify your customers based on criteria you specify. For example, you can see the program group contacts in terms of revenue. Use this information to target contacts for your campaigns. Divide your customers into ABC segments and even use this granule for rating (assign the weights of two questions to identify the value of a third question).

Interaction /Document Management
Record all the interactions that you have with your contacts—for example, telephone calls, meetings, or letters. Attach documents to interactions (Word, Excel, or .txt files). You can also automatically record other interactions—for example, all Microsoft Dynamics NAV documents that you send to your contacts, like sales orders or quotes, can be logged and retrieved at a later time. By using TAPI (Telephony Application Programming Interface) compliant telecom devices, you can call a contact by clicking a button on the electronic contact card.

Mail Logging for Microsoft Exchange Server
Log all email correspondence. Log inbound and outbound email sent through Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Microsoft Outlook®, and set up the program to log automatically or manually in Microsoft Dynamics NAV. The solution is server based and requires Microsoft Exchange Server (please refer to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV software requirements) in order for you to keep email messages in their natural environment to ease administration.

Opportunity Management
Keep track of sales opportunities. Section your sales processes into different stages, and use this information to get an overview of and manage your sales opportunities.

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Service Management

Planning and Dispatching
Assign personnel to work orders. Log details such as work order handling and work order status. For dispatching, manage service personnel and field technician information and filter according to availability, skills, and stock items. Gain an overview of service task prioritization, service loads, and task escalations.

Service Contract Management
Set up an agreement with the customer concerning the service level to be delivered. With this granule, you can:

  • Maintain information on contract history, contract renewal, and contract templates.
  • Manage warranty details on service items and spare parts.
  • Record details on service levels, response times, and discount levels, as well as on the service history of each contract, including used service items and parts and labor hours.
  • Measure contract profitability.
  • Generate contract quotes.

It is recommended that you also use the Service Order Management and Service Item Management granules.

Service Item Management
Record and keep track of all your service items, including contract information, component management, and BOM reference and warranty information. Use the Trendscape Analysis feature to view key performance indicators on the service item in a given time frame.

Service Order Management
Register your after-sales issues including service requests, services due, service orders, and repair requests. Service requests can be initiated by the customer or created automatically according to the terms in your service agreement. Data can be entered in the service orders by a call center employee or by your repair shop. You can also use this granule to register impromptu or one-off service orders. Register and manage equipment loaned to customers. Get a complete history of your service orders and service order quotes through the Service Order Log.

Service Price Management
Set up, maintain, and monitor your service prices. Set up price groups based on different criteria—such as the service item (or several item groups), the service task involved, or the type of fault—for a limited period of time, or for a specific customer or currency. Define price calculation structures that include all parameters involved in providing service—for example, the parts used, the different work types, and the service charges. The system automatically assigns the correct price structure to the service orders that match the service price group criteria. You can also assign fixed prices, minimum prices, or maximum prices to service price groups and view statistics about the profitability of each service price group.

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Configuration and Development

Application Builder (A la carte)
Change the business rules and special calculations that work behind the scenes. Business rules and special calculations are defined in C/AL (the C/SIDE application language). Although this granule includes access to C/AL, it does not permit access to existing C/AL code that updates write-protected tables (for example, postings). With Application Builder, you can create entirely new areas of functionality for your application, enabling you to tailor Microsoft Dynamics NAV to fit your entire organization. It also enables you to create 100 codeunit objects (numbered from 50,000 to 50,099). You can also take advantage of the functionality included for developers in the Navigation Pane Designer (for example, creating new menu items).

Solution Developer (A la carte)
Change the business rules and special calculations that work behind the scenes. Business rules and special calculations are defined in C/AL (the C/SIDE application language). This granule provides access to code that updates write-protected tables to the Merge and Upgrade Tools. You can also:

  • Change or create any object type.
  • Use the menu options Translate/Export and Translate/Import in the Object Designer. (These options are not available with the Application Builder granule.)

Table Designer
Change existing table definitions and create 10 new tables (numbered from 50,000 to 50,009). You can change properties on fields, such as the field name, decimal places, and maximum value, add new fields to existing tables, and create new tables to store data specific to your business. Create keys for sorting information and change or create new FlowFields and FlowFilters for “slicing and dicing” information in new ways. This granule does not include access to C/AL from tables.

XMLports
Create new or change existing XMLport objects. XMLport Designer provides access to C/AL (the C/SIDE application language) from XMLports used for defining special calculations and business rules. Every XMLport object in Microsoft Dynamics NAV is created using this tool and can therefore be customized easily. This granule enables you to create 100 new XMLport objects (numbered from 50,000 to 50,099) and to take advantage of the functionality included for developers in the Navigation Pane Designer (for example, creating new menu items).

Query Designer
The Query designer provides the ability to modify existing queries in the application, as well as create up to 100 new queries. The Query designer is the main tool for creating objects of type Query. Query objects retrieve subsets of data spread across the database and are data pumps for various places within the application such as charts and business logic.

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Application Objects

Codeunits
10 Codeunits are included. Additional groups of 100 are available in the Customization suite.

Reports
Additional groups of 100 are available in the Customization suite.

Queries
Additional groups of 100 are available in the Customization suite.

Tables
Additional groups of 10 are available in the Customization suite

XMLports
Additional groups of 100 are available in the Customization suite.

Pages
Additional groups of 100 are available in the Customization suite.

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Local Granules

Microsoft Dynamics NAV provides numerous granules that support local business processes and practices. They are available as Additional Components (a la carte granules). Consult the latest price list for details and availability for the particular licensing package.

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