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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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NAV Insights
Posted: Nov 28, 2018 - 06:16am

Most organizations try to avoid customizing their ERP, but they cannot because most ERP systems don’t have all the functionality they need. But over-customization can also cause serious problems. Here are some tips to help you determine the best path. 

Kyle Hardin
Posted: Nov 26, 2018 - 06:11am

Learn how to do development in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central using Visual Studio Code (VSC).

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 21, 2018 - 05:50am

November 2018 cumulative updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, reminiscing about Navision, and joke of the day.

NAV Insights
Posted: Nov 19, 2018 - 06:07am

Stay on track with your digital transformation plan by measuring your ERP—or your potential ERP—against these trends for 2019.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 16, 2018 - 05:57am

Business Central release notes for October, cumulative updates for Dynamics NAV, getting started with Docker, and the news of Marko Perisic leaving Microsoft.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 14, 2018 - 05:49am

Read why the right budgeting software can take the pain out of this important annual process—and how Jet Budgets can help.

Jim Benson
Posted: Nov 12, 2018 - 05:37am

ERP software is powerful, but it can’t cover every unique need. Look to products by independent software vendors to fill the gaps.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 09, 2018 - 05:28am

Microsoft/GitHub acquisition is now complete, how to upgrade to Dynamics Business Central on premises, and automatically signing off inactive Dynamics NAV users are on tap this week in Dev Digest.

Jon Long
Posted: Nov 07, 2018 - 05:50am

The Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central on premises version will replace Microsoft Dynamics NAV—and is why it’s time for an upgrade.

NAV Insights
Posted: Nov 05, 2018 - 05:59am

Part 2 of a 2-part series that introduces Microsoft Flow and Microsoft PowerApps as tools to help customize Dynamics NAV.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 02, 2018 - 06:02am

A discussion by developers on the changes in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Elly Combow
Posted: Oct 31, 2018 - 06:31am

Learn tips on navigating as well as other features in Microsoft's Power BI that will help you get the data you need more efficiently and effectively.

Gwendolynn Massie
Posted: Oct 29, 2018 - 06:22am

Simple, step-by-step instructions on how to create default expense accounts for vendors in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 26, 2018 - 05:08am

It’s official: The Windows Client and C/AL programming language for Microsoft Dynamics NAV is slated to be no more come 2020, plus a discussion about NAV roles that set up user privileges. 

NAV Insights
Posted: Oct 24, 2018 - 05:05am

Part 1 of a 2-part series that introduces Microsoft Flow and Microsoft PowerApps as two tools that can reduce the cost, complexity, and time of customizing Dynamics NAV and Business Central.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 19, 2018 - 05:14am

This week, ArcherPoint’s Dev Digest brings you discussion and commentary on using Event Recorder in Dynamics 365 Business Central, a follow-up article on the ALAppExtensions repository on GitHub, and the features and fixes for Prism Version 2.5.0.

NAV Insights
Posted: Oct 17, 2018 - 08:00am

Overview of what’s new in the release of Microsoft 365 Business Central on-premises and how it is different from Microsoft Dynamics NAV

NAV Insights
Posted: Oct 15, 2018 - 06:52am

Using Item Attributes in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 enables users to add to and modify inventory attributes as well as allowing for customization of how this information is recorded.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 12, 2018 - 05:32am

MSDynamicsWorld’s new look, Azure Data Studio, Connecting Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central On Premises to Visual Code Editor, and Using Native Dynamics NAV SMTP to Send Emails are all points of interest in this week’s Dev Digest.

NAV Insights
Posted: Oct 10, 2018 - 06:25am

For companies running older versions of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, updating ERP software raises questions about whether to upgrade or reimplement their solution.

Gwendolynn Massie
Posted: Oct 08, 2018 - 06:33am

In addition to providing comprehensive Financial, Customer Relation, and Supply Chain Management features, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central allows users to customize and control how they view this information – right down to the individual column.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 05, 2018 - 05:47am

Dynamics NAV Ledger Entry Dimension Tables, NAV developer license updates, TSQL Script vs. PowerShell, automated reports and NAV server performance, virtual machines and docker containers, and Micorsoft Teams as successor to Skype for Business are all discussed in this week’s Developer Digest.

NAV Insights
Posted: Oct 03, 2018 - 05:32am

Providing industry leading security practices, Microsoft Azure ensures security at all levels for Microsoft NAV users across business and organizational fields.

Jeff Foss
Posted: Oct 01, 2018 - 05:45am

Data collection is only part of the equation for business success. Microsoft Dynamics NAV gives you a range of reporting options for your data with Power BI and Jet Reports.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 28, 2018 - 05:05am

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Cumulative updates for September 2018, Visual Studio Team Services is getting a facelift called Azure DevOps, and stop wasting money on team building.

Wm. Matthew Street
Posted: Sep 26, 2018 - 05:50am

Using Channel Sales Manager and Microsoft Dynamics NAV with Magento eCommerce provides users with complete data access as well as seamless process integration. 

NAV Insights
Posted: Sep 24, 2018 - 06:25am

Understanding the realities of making a needed upgrade to an ERP system and understanding how to accomplish it make the task much easier to complete successfully.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 21, 2018 - 05:50am

Dealing with image tracker and costing issues, working as a team, and looking to the future with quantum computing are on topic this week for ArcherPoint’s Developer Digest.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 19, 2018 - 06:04am

The Microsoft Dynamics NAV User Group (NAVUG) Summit conference is happening October 15-18, 2018 in Phoenix AZ. Make the most of Summit by preparing in advance.

NAV Insights
Posted: Sep 17, 2018 - 05:29am

Microsoft Azure delivers compatibility, security, and economy on a scale that sets the industry standard for both cloud and hybrid solutions on a global scale. 

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 14, 2018 - 06:01am

Microsoft Dynamics NAV developers discuss moving custom fields from the Sales Header table, how to disable Show More Fields in Dynamics NAV, and offer the developer tip of the day.

NAV Insights
Posted: Sep 12, 2018 - 06:25am

Making the decision to upgrade to Dynamics NAV allows you to take advantage Microsoft’s most up-to-date features and fixes, keeping your business competitive.

Sowkarthika Ra…
Posted: Sep 10, 2018 - 06:22am

Using the workflow functionality in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 is easy. Learn how to setup a sample workflow in Dynamics NAV 2018.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 07, 2018 - 06:07am

JSON object types in Dynamics NAV, REST call sample code to Bing Maps API, code for progress bars for long running code, and an XML port generator are in this week’s Dev Digest.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 05, 2018 - 05:49am

New users of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, soon to be Dynamics Business Central, will want to know about and bookmark these resources for self-education.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 31, 2018 - 06:01am

A fix for RapidStart slowness in Dynamics NAV 2018, Microsoft release notes for Business Central, Business Central on premises on Docker, and the developer tip of the day.

Jon Long
Posted: Aug 29, 2018 - 06:01am

Learn about Holacracy and how ArcherPoint’s culture, business, and employees have benefitted by adopting this method for running the organization.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 24, 2018 - 05:42am

Debugging tricks for Visual Studio developers, transferring large database files, and adding tariff charges to Microsoft Dynamics NAV sales orders are in this week’s dev digest.

Jamie Hanno
Posted: Aug 22, 2018 - 05:59am

Overview of options when incorporating costing and production in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

NAV Insights
Posted: Aug 20, 2018 - 06:08am

How do you know if your small business is ready for ERP? What are the benefits of Enterprise Resource Planning software for small businesses? This blog addresses both.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 17, 2018 - 06:19am

This week’s dev digest discusses how to add the E-Ship bill of lading to a tablet or scanner, allowing bank payment information on a Dynamics NAV 2018 Sales Order, and a funny cartoon.

Senthil Varatharajan
Posted: Aug 15, 2018 - 06:10am

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 offers users the ability to automate intercompany transactions, previously a manual process. This blog shows how to set it up.

NAV Insights
Posted: Aug 13, 2018 - 06:17am

Learn why your business needs to stay competitive in the e-commerce marketplace and how Microsoft Dynamics NAV can help.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 10, 2018 - 05:56am

Dynamics NAV Developer Preview Update, Microsoft Mechanics on YouTube, Azure Information Protection and more, all in this week’s Developer’s Digest.

NAV Insights
Posted: Aug 06, 2018 - 06:18am

This blog post looks at why the cloud is such a popular option for hosting enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 03, 2018 - 06:23am

This week we share the July cumulative updates for Dynamics NAV from Microsoft, an example of bad coding and why it’s bad, and offer a suggestion for a client that wants to use Office Libre.

Jamie Hanno
Posted: Aug 01, 2018 - 05:48am

Overview on two different ways to run adjust cost in Microsoft Dynamics NAV if it has not been done in a while.

Divyesh Chitte
Posted: Jul 30, 2018 - 06:00am

Using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central provides specific options for managing all aspects of user tasks from start through completion by accessing User Task features within Business Central.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jul 27, 2018 - 05:22am

In this week’s developer digest, we share converting an add-on to an Extension, inline comments to Extension code, the latest on GitHub, and more.

NAV Insights
Posted: Jul 25, 2018 - 05:57am

Tips to help you get started with business analytics, understanding the KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) that matter to your company.