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ArcherPoint’s team of professionals has decades of experience in Microsoft Dynamics NAV development and are at the forefront of Dynamics 365 Business Central adoption. Our expertise includes project management, accounting, business intelligence and reporting, best business practices, and more. We love to share our expertise through the ArcherPoint and ArcherPoint Developer Blogs. Be sure to subscribe through RSS or email to stay up on the latest news, tips, and information.

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Christine Satariano
Posted: Mar 03, 2021 - 06:25am
Skipping upgrades Microsoft releases each year for Dynamics 365 Business Central because it’s time-consuming and disruptive to the organization? Consider an upgrade subscription that does it for you.
Neeraj Rajpal
Posted: Mar 01, 2021 - 06:10am
Watch this video to learn to configure loyalty programs and giver loyalty points in LS Central by LS Retail.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Feb 26, 2021 - 05:05am
In this edition of Developer Digest, we learn the definition of a VS Code Workspace, how to extract event logs from Docker using PowerShell, and the importance of keeping code ready for future releases.
Crystal Hill-Avitia
Posted: Feb 24, 2021 - 06:45am
You want to be amazing, but how do you do it if you don’t know what it means?
Dynamics Insights
Posted: Feb 22, 2021 - 06:05am
Just-in-time (JIT) did not fail the COVID-19 pandemic supply chain challenge, but manufacturers need to examine how it is implemented.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Feb 19, 2021 - 05:15am
This week’s edition of Developer Digest brings the latest with Docker images, BcContainerHelper, and preprocessor directives in AL.
Dynamics Insights
Posted: Feb 17, 2021 - 07:45am
Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers need to consider the role moving to the cloud plays in digital transformation and how it empowers people and enhances corporate culture.
Dynamics Insights
Posted: Feb 15, 2021 - 06:15am
Microsoft has confirmed they will not offer a cloud version of Dynamics GP. See what’s involved and advantages of moving from GP to a cloud-based ERP
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Feb 12, 2021 - 06:05am
Changes to execution of Job Queue processes and Git terminology changes are discussed in this edition of Developer Digest.
Retail Insights
Posted: Feb 10, 2021 - 06:45am
In a pandemic world, retailers can emulate restaurants, spas, and hotels by implementing reservations systems to make the shopping experience safer and more personalized.
Eugene Cherish
Posted: Feb 08, 2021 - 07:15am
If you share a PowerPoint presentation during a Microsoft Teams Meeting, using the PowerPoint option makes it easier. Read this blog to learn how to use it.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Feb 05, 2021 - 05:32am
This edition of Developer Digest highlights the Database Locks feature and the instant “With” statement in Microsoft Dynamics Business Central.
Saurav Dhyani
Posted: Feb 03, 2021 - 05:55am
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 Wave 1 was released for preview in January. Read about the new features and functionality in this blog.
Retail Insights
Posted: Feb 01, 2021 - 06:05am
This year, for the first time ever, NRF’s Big Show has gone virtual. But the content is top notch as always.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jan 29, 2021 - 05:32am
This week’s Developer Digest features two Developer Tips of the Day—Changes to the Job Queue and using the Date variable with fields.
Dynamics Insights
Posted: Jan 27, 2021 - 06:45am
Microsoft Dynamics GP will no longer be making big enhancements. Is it time to upgrade from GP to Business Central? Read this post for 10 things to consider when making your decision.
Crystal Hill-Avitia
Posted: Jan 25, 2021 - 06:38am
You show up for meetings or appointments, but do you show up ready to amaze? Here’s some advice on how.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jan 22, 2021 - 05:32am
In this edition of Developer Digest, we’re sharing how to use PowerShell Select-String to search directories, Enhanced Email Capabilities in BC 2020 Wave 2, and more
Neeraj Rajpal
Posted: Jan 20, 2021 - 06:45am
Watch this video to learn how to resolve issues with transaction server error codes related to POS returns in LS Retail.
Dynamics Insights
Posted: Jan 18, 2021 - 07:55am
Microsoft introduced new priority account functionality into Microsoft 365 (Office) which helps IT protect users who are visible or vulnerable from cyber-attacks.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jan 15, 2021 - 05:45am
December 2020 cumulative updates, the impact of Table extensions on performance, and 1099 complications are topics in this second edition of Developer Digest for 2021
Neeraj Rajpal
Posted: Jan 11, 2021 - 06:45am
Watch this video to learn how you can troubleshoot statement calculation issues in LS Nav / LS Central.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jan 08, 2021 - 05:38am
This edition of Developer Digest features a detailed discussion of installation versus upgrade codeunits in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Neeraj Rajpal
Posted: Jan 06, 2021 - 06:25am
In this video, you’ll learn how to configure discount offers using the Mix & Match feature in LS Retail’s LS Central ERP product.
Faithie Robertson
Posted: Jan 04, 2021 - 06:45am
Customer service is suffering today, but are you aware of your customers’ experiences? Here are some reasons why you should step into their shoes now and then.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jan 01, 2021 - 05:47am
ArcherPoint’s Developer Digest blog is posted weekly to benefit the Microsoft Dynamics developer community. Here are the top 10 developer digests from 2020.
Dynamics Insights
Posted: Dec 30, 2020 - 05:55am
IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS are cloud computing models that offer choice, flexibility, and scalability not found in on-premises. Learn the differences and best use.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Dec 28, 2020 - 06:54am
ArcherPoint publishes an average of 150 industry, technical, and thought leadership blogs around Dynamics NAV/Business Central each year. Here’s 2020’s top 10, our most read blogs of the year.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Dec 23, 2020 - 10:55am
2020 is nearly behind us, but we need to be ready for 2021. Read this blog for 10 trends in manufacturing to help you prepare for success in the new year.
Laurie O'Brien
Posted: Dec 21, 2020 - 05:59am
Read this blog for best practices when running the Close Year End process in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Dec 18, 2020 - 05:35am
This week in Developer Digest, we are talking about MSD365 Insider Builds, the financial dimension framework, selection filter management and much more!
Dynamics Insights
Posted: Dec 16, 2020 - 07:03am
Get the straight truth about Microsoft’s roadmap for Dynamics GP so you can make the right choices for your business.
Dynamics Insights
Posted: Dec 14, 2020 - 05:55am
The shift to onshoring manufacturing continues amidst the pandemic with continued supply chain disruption. Read on for five tips to consider when relocating your manufacturing operations.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Dec 11, 2020 - 05:42am
This edition of Developer Digest includes BC’s upcoming Report Extension Object Model, a print preview Issue in BC 17, and waiting for a 1099-NEC Report for tax year 2020 in BC.
Retail Insights
Posted: Dec 09, 2020 - 02:05pm
Retailers lose a surprising amount of money due to poor shipping and receiving processes. Read how to improve warehouse operations to maximize your profits.
Constantine Gart
Posted: Dec 07, 2020 - 05:55am
Products change and fall in and out of favor. How often do you evaluate your warehouse inventory picking process? This blog provides helpful tips.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Dec 04, 2020 - 06:48am
This edition of ArcherPoint's Microsoft Dynamics NAV/BC Developer Digest provides cumulative updates from November and important information for barcode and MICR check printing.
Gwendolynn Massie
Posted: Dec 02, 2020 - 06:15am
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central version 17 has many new features. In this “Cool Stuff in Business Central” video from ArcherPoint, we show the new Company Hub feature.
Dave Weismann
Posted: Nov 30, 2020 - 05:56am
Yearly inventory counts make a mess out of your warehouse and operations. Here’s why you should make the switch to cycle counting.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 27, 2020 - 06:15am
This edition of Developer Digest hosts updates to Business Central including the new 'created' and 'modified' date fields and helpful information when working to resolve a common request in Word report layout.
Dynamics Insights
Posted: Nov 25, 2020 - 06:48am
The December 2020 Power BI in Brief reports on the latest developments with Microsoft's Power BI: Dynamic M Parameters, improvements in file import options, and other new features.
Gwendolynn Massie
Posted: Nov 23, 2020 - 05:58am
Most companies think they have to go live with their new or upgraded ERP on January 1. Here’s why that’s not the best time.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 20, 2020 - 05:38am
Easy ways to set a date range for the current year, new support for fonts in Microsoft Dynamics Business Central, and defining job queue categories are discussed in this edition of Developer Digest.
Dynamics Insights
Posted: Nov 18, 2020 - 07:35am
Although you don’t need to close financial periods in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, you’ll find this checklist helpful
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 16, 2020 - 05:55am
As technology advances, so do cyber criminals. But cloud-based ERP systems are more secure than ever. Learn about the opportunities and risks to consider when moving your ERP to the cloud.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 13, 2020 - 05:48am
This edition of Developer Digest discusses setting up Azure SQL analytics and why you should stop using “With” statements in Business Central
Leanne Paul
Posted: Nov 11, 2020 - 06:05am
Microsoft has cleared up confusion regarding the overuse of the word “Navigate” in Dynamics 365 Business Central version 17; here are some examples.
Kayla Magnan
Posted: Nov 09, 2020 - 06:45am
The pandemic is still in full swing; here are ways retailers can stay on top of keeping customers and employees safe
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 06, 2020 - 05:59am
This edition of Developer Digest features a resolution to a cash receipt journal issue in BC, how to handle commit behaviors on Events in BC 2020 Wave 2 (version 17), and more
Retail Insights
Posted: Nov 04, 2020 - 06:55am
With the COVID-19 pandemic, self-managed kiosks are the give retailers another tool for the contactless interactions that consumers want. Retailers of all types can leverage this technology to add self-service kiosks for their consumers' buying experience.