The History of Microsoft Dynamics ERP Systems – SL, GP, AX & NAV

Microsoft has multiple ERP solutions that were acquired at different points in the past.  They had somewhat different target markets and capabilities and there still exists some market confusion, especially with the  similar names. Microsoft Dynamics SL Dynamics SL was originally known as Solomon Software and was acquired by Great Plains who was later acquired [...]

2018-04-23T22:01:57+00:00 April 26th, 2017|General ERP articles|Comments Off on The History of Microsoft Dynamics ERP Systems – SL, GP, AX & NAV

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 End of Life June 30, 2016

Microsoft no longer will support SQL Server 2008 or 2008r2.  It does not mean it will stop working, but it does mean that there will be no more support, no patches, no fixes, no security holes fixed and no support for any new operating systems. If you haven't done so, it's critical that you update [...]

2018-04-23T22:24:53+00:00 July 15th, 2016|Epicor, SAGE, SAP Business One|Comments Off on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 End of Life June 30, 2016

Upcoming Dynamics NAV User Group (Northeast)

Come join us at Microsoft’s facility on March 24th in Iselin, New Jersey for our FREE Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 User Group Conference. Gain valuable insight on maximizing your investment in your Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision) Software. Microsoft® Dynamics NAV 2015 (Navision) was released in October of 2014, and provides several changes that help business reduce costs, drive [...]

2015-02-25T15:36:49+00:00 February 25th, 2015|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Upcoming Dynamics NAV User Group (Northeast)

7 Reasons why Dynamics NAV & NAV-X are one of the best Distribution Solutions

by Chandler Hutchison More than 100,000 organizations throughout the world are currently using Dynamics NAV. Delivering the perfect tool for performing a variety of processes, from basic accounting to complex distribution operations, NAV is one of the best solutions you can find to streamline your activities and increase efficiency. Besides offering a specialized system that can help [...]

2014-06-28T13:11:17+00:00 June 28th, 2014|General ERP articles|Comments Off on 7 Reasons why Dynamics NAV & NAV-X are one of the best Distribution Solutions

Microsoft Dynamics NAV – Dead Inventory Report

  Don’t you wish your Microsoft Dynamics NAV system included a Dead Inventory Report? The dead inventory report analyzes which items sitting in inventory are not sold within a defined period of time.  This report separates the inventory by location, along with the unit cost if it varies by location. The total value of the [...]

2014-03-27T15:06:45+00:00 March 27th, 2014|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Microsoft Dynamics NAV – Dead Inventory Report

Credit Card Processing with Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision)

Deploy Nav Credit Card processing easily Why PCI Charge credit card processing? PCI Charge integrated credit card processing solution from Expand IT for Microsoft Dynamics NAV is the goto solution recommended by Clients First Business Solutions. PCI Charge allows users to easily setup and process credit card payments directly inside of NAV, with no external [...]

2013-09-24T14:55:36+00:00 September 24th, 2013|General ERP articles|2 Comments

Technology Can’t Solve all Business Problems

By Mark Chinsky It is a common problem that seems to course through every consulting business. A consultant works on the client’s problem but implementing a new technology solution, only to discover that technology was only part of the original problem, and that it is personnel issues that are really at fault. When we rely [...]

2013-06-21T11:08:55+00:00 June 21st, 2013|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Technology Can’t Solve all Business Problems

What’s new in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

Tue, Jun 18, 2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT Webinar Registration Discover what's in NAV 2013 in a one-hour, live webinar hosted by Clients First and Microsoft.  This webinar is a continuation of Clients First's live webcasts directed towards current Dynamics NAV end-users.  The webinar will cover: New Workstation interface includes Web & SharePoint [...]

2013-06-05T11:42:57+00:00 June 5th, 2013|General ERP articles|Comments Off on What’s new in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision)

For NAV 2009.  Most are compatible with other versions For Role Tailored Client and Classic Client Many of us use our mouse to run NAV.  Especially when we demonstrate or help a client as they can see exactly what we are doing. However, for power users, its often faster and more convenient to master the [...]

2013-04-03T10:26:56+00:00 April 3rd, 2013|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision)

Types of Inventory and Inventory Accounts for manufacturing company

Setup Tips In a Manufacturing company, you start from purchasing raw materials and end up selling finished products:  Purchase Raw Material >--(convert)--> Work-In-Process >--(convert)--> Finished Goods >>>>Sales of Finished Goods Thus, there are 3 types of inventory for a typical manufacturing company: 1) Raw Material Inventory - raw material to be used as input in manufacturing process 2) Work-in-Progress (WIP) Inventory - Goods which [...]

2013-02-04T11:54:56+00:00 February 4th, 2013|Epicor, SAP Business One|Comments Off on Types of Inventory and Inventory Accounts for manufacturing company

Navision Microsoft Dynamics NAV – How to setup Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) for the CPA

Here is an overview of how to properly setup the COGS account in Navision. When a purchase of inventory is made, 4 accounts are hit: Inventory A/P Purchases Direct Cost Applied When the items are sold, 4 accounts are hit: Inventory A/R Sales COGS In this case, the COGS is automatically calculated and posted to [...]

2012-03-05T01:50:10+00:00 March 5th, 2012|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Navision Microsoft Dynamics NAV – How to setup Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) for the CPA

Navision Tip. Use the built in calculator!

Did you know that you can do math in any number field in Navision? In any field that will take a number, such as quantity or price, you can enter a formula and Nav will calculate the answer for you. This formula can use the operators +, -, *, and / for addition, subtraction, multiplication [...]

2012-02-20T12:17:12+00:00 February 20th, 2012|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Navision Tip. Use the built in calculator!

Security for Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision)

Importance of Protecting your Data via Security Implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV gives your business the ability to see all aspects of your business in one place. It is important to keep this information secure. Employees should have their access limited to the information necessary to perform the tasks related to their job. With that being [...]

2012-02-07T14:20:32+00:00 February 7th, 2012|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Security for Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision)

Improve Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision)

Vote up your favorite desired features and give your opinion! I LOVE NAV Let Microsoft know what future enhancements you would like to see in this solution via this new website that has been made available. Click the above link or the picture will bring you to a site that allows you to create new [...]

2012-02-03T16:22:17+00:00 February 3rd, 2012|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Improve Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision)

Latest Microsoft Dynamics NAV Roadmap and Statement of Direction

Navision Roadmap Released for 2012 and Beyond Jet Reports Express for Dynamics NAV You will now automatically get an ‘express’ version of Jet Reports (the leading Dynamics NAV Report Writer) with the solution.  This express edition is limited primarily to the General Ledger, but is still ideal for General Ledger based reports such as financial [...]

2012-01-26T16:25:36+00:00 January 26th, 2012|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Latest Microsoft Dynamics NAV Roadmap and Statement of Direction

Dynamics NAV Reporting

The different ways you can get information out from the data in Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision) Microsoft Dynamics NAV is part of Microsoft Business Solutions family and is growing force in the mid-market space of ERP applications. It has many options for reporting: Built-in Dynamics NAV report designer – Microsoft Dynamics NAV has always had [...]

2012-01-26T15:14:55+00:00 January 26th, 2012|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Dynamics NAV Reporting