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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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Dynamics Insights
Posted: Jun 21, 2021 - 07:55am
You have decided to move from Dynamics GP to Business Central, but when should you do it? Read this blog post for our recommendation and reasons.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jun 18, 2021 - 05:52am
In this edition of Developer Digest, we share a BCContainerHelper tip and have a conversation about delaying Windows updates.
Matthew Schmider
Posted: Jun 16, 2021 - 05:36am
If you’re upgrading or moving to Microsoft Business Central, going on-premises or hybrid might make more sense than SaaS; here are some considerations.
Retail Insights
Posted: Jun 14, 2021 - 08:07am
If you have old, outdated technology running your retail business, you could be putting it in jeopardy. Here’s why.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jun 11, 2021 - 07:45am
We learn about the Business Central Performance Toolkit Extension, where NOT to build apps, new barcode functionality in BC, and more in this Developer Digest.
Jim Benson
Posted: Jun 09, 2021 - 08:55am
If you want to save costs on your ERP implementation, there are some areas you can control.
Dynamics Insights
Posted: Jun 07, 2021 - 06:55am
If the accounting software you’re using is no longer enough for your business, it might be time to move to an ERP solution. Here’s the difference.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jun 04, 2021 - 05:45am
This edition of Developer Digest includes allowed dimension values in BC 2021 Wave 1, delegated admins for BC, setting the workdate in a Cronus test environment, and more.
Jon Long
Posted: Jun 02, 2021 - 07:04am
Microsoft is putting out a new release of Dynamics Business Central every 18 months. It’s time to get current so you can stay current.
Crystal Hill-Avitia
Posted: May 31, 2021 - 06:25am
The best way to make a customer feel less important or respected is to be late. Read why being early for a meeting is a habit of amazing people.
Kyle Hardin
Posted: May 28, 2021 - 05:45am
This edition of Developer Digest digs deep into one major challenge with SSL Certificates and configuring a service tier in Dynamics 365 Business Central.
Dave Weismann
Posted: May 26, 2021 - 10:05am
There are many costing methods available; read this blog post to learn why manufacturers use standard costing.
Dynamics Insights
Posted: May 24, 2021 - 05:56am
Read this blog to get some candid advice about the future of Microsoft Dynamics GP and whether it makes sense to move to Dynamics 365 Business Central.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: May 21, 2021 - 05:45am
Excellent tips in this Developer Digest: using Azure translator, migration and replication Support for BC 2021 Wave 1, and using Azure Batch for cloud workloads.
Sunny Wadhwani
Posted: May 19, 2021 - 07:45am
Watch this video to learn how to use the Weekly Menu Planner for Restaurants functionality in LS Retail to improve tracking of costs and inventory
Leanne Paul
Posted: May 17, 2021 - 06:04am
Microsoft Dynamics Business Central 2021 Wave 1 (v18) was released in April. Here is a quick guide to the new features it offers.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: May 14, 2021 - 07:48am
In this week’s Developer Digest, we tackle including PDFs in documents, and issues with modifying service orders.
Dynamics Insights
Posted: May 10, 2021 - 08:15am
Dynamics GP users considering a move to another ERP need to consider the advantages to staying with a Microsoft product.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: May 07, 2021 - 06:04am
This edition of developer digest is a meaty one—covering everything from printing barcodes on a report to changing .NET add-ins and the MB-800 exam
Kelli Reynolds
Posted: May 05, 2021 - 12:35pm
Food and beverage manufacturers faced with buying a new ERP learn why Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a great alternative to industry or legacy systems
Jon Long
Posted: May 03, 2021 - 06:45am
Microsoft Dynamics NAV and 365 Business Central users should know what automated testing is and why Microsoft encourages automated testing for all code.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Apr 30, 2021 - 05:45am
Report issues, comparing versions using PowerShell, documenting code changes with an extension, and adding keys in BC discussed in this Developer Digest.
Matthew Schmider
Posted: Apr 28, 2021 - 06:25am
Technology throws a lot of terms and names at us. Read why the Microsoft Stack is a term to understand and pay attention to.
Retail Insights
Posted: Apr 26, 2021 - 07:45am
Learn to leverage online marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, social media platforms, and global loyalty and rebate sites to expand your footprint
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Apr 23, 2021 - 05:12am
In this edition of Developer Digest, we go deep into a problem with printing a report from the Sales Header in Microsoft Dynamics Business Central.
Crystal Hill-Avitia
Posted: Apr 21, 2021 - 05:55am
The best way to make a customer feel less important or respected is to be late. Read why being early for a meeting is a habit of amazing people.
Saurav Dhyani
Posted: Apr 19, 2021 - 05:45am
The latest release of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central has expanded features that improve performance, reduce licensing costs, and enhance flexibility and ROI.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Apr 16, 2021 - 05:48am
Pinging Docker containers, an update to BC for Power Platform, and how to restore a Business Central online database locally are covered in this edition of Developer Digest.
Matthew Schmider
Posted: Apr 14, 2021 - 08:15am
Microsoft’s licensing can be confusing, but your CSP can help you navigate and optimize it for your business. Here’s how.
Dynamics Insights
Posted: Apr 12, 2021 - 07:18am
Microsoft Dynamics GP customers have four options when considering the future of their ERP.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Apr 09, 2021 - 05:45am
This edition of Developer Digest features a discussion of code changes in BC 16.11, protecting secrets in scripts, and preview environments for BC 2021 Wave 1.
Sunny Wadhwani
Posted: Apr 07, 2021 - 06:48am
In this video, watch how LS Central from LS Retail's quick service restaurant features help restaurants provide excellent customer service through efficient, quality delivery.
Christine Satariano
Posted: Apr 05, 2021 - 07:38am
If you move to a SaaS ERP environment, can you assume upgrades will no longer be a concern? Not really, however they should be much less complicated. What is the truth about upgrades for your SaaS ERP Software?
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Apr 02, 2021 - 05:55am
A busy week for Developer Digest: Tips for cleaning up Docker, end of mainstream support for NAV and Business Central 15, BC Resources for developers from DynamicsCon, and more!
Dave Weismann
Posted: Mar 31, 2021 - 12:15pm
Purchasing and procurement seem simple but can be time consuming and expensive. Here’s how to simplify them in Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Business Central.
Crystal Hill-Avitia
Posted: Mar 29, 2021 - 05:59am
Whether you’re in the room or on a Zoom call, you’re always on stage with a customer or co-worker. Read how the way you behave can impact how amazing you can be.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Mar 26, 2021 - 05:59am
In this edition of Developer Digest, we share cumulative updates for NAV and Business Central, the return of the Complex return type in C/AL and AL, the availability of SQL 2019 Report Builder, and updating per-tenant and AppSource extensions.
Retail Insights
Posted: Mar 24, 2021 - 06:48am
Shrinkage costs are huge and come from different sources. Retailers need to address weaknesses with smart policies and technology.
Dynamics Insights
Posted: Mar 22, 2021 - 06:02am
If you’re on Microsoft Business Central on premises, it’s mission-critical to stay current. Read this blog to find out why.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Mar 19, 2021 - 05:55am
A cool new feature offered by BC Central 18 IntelliSense, importing without validation, a handy new calendar of events, and an invite to Microsoft’s BC 21 digital launch event are featured in this week’s Developer Digest.
Jon Long
Posted: Mar 18, 2021 - 12:23pm
Keeping your Dynamics ERP in in tune is critical for optimal performance. Learn about the differences between on-premises and SaaS tuning, and get 12 key areas to target for performance tuning Dynamics NAV and Business Central.
Matthew Schmider
Posted: Mar 16, 2021 - 02:30pm
Cloud software is now the norm, so you need a Microsoft Cloud Services Provider CSP you can trust for advice, services, and support.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Mar 12, 2021 - 05:55am
This edition of Developer Digest focuses on one big issue: clearing up disk space when using Docker.
Dynamics Insights
Posted: Mar 10, 2021 - 06:45am
Dynamics GP users looking to migrate to a true cloud ERP should consider the many benefits of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.
Retail Insights
Posted: Mar 08, 2021 - 07:02am
With the end of support for Microsoft RMS 2.0 in July 2021, find out why you should replace this POS with a true omnichannel solution to run your retail business.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Mar 05, 2021 - 05:55am
In this edition of Developer Digest, we discuss whether upgrade codeunits run when publishing an app to a Docker container and when to use the Clear function.
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?