Tip of the Week #105 – Easy Ship Integration
Senior Developer Mogens Christensen reveals some brand-new integration between PrintVis and a Dynamics NAV add-on.
Recently, my work was to “integrate Easy Ship with PV Shipment” (for the next release, PV 2018), for solutions where customers use PV Shipments instead of NAV Sales Order Shipments.
PV Shipment is normally used from PV Production Orders, the advantage being that one production order can have multiple shipments – whereas in standard NAV Sales Order, there can only be one Shipment per Sales Order!
From our PV2017 version we can now automatically create multiple Sales Order Shipments when posting based on PV Shipments. These “Posted Sales Orders Shipments” are created from each PV Shipment – so it is still PV Shipments that the user will work with; But integration modules such as Easy Ship use Sales Order Shipments – and these still work from PrintVis, when we “behind the scenes” post PV Shipments as Sales Order Shipments.
So the integration task is simply to make sure we add the special Easy Ship fields to PV Shipments, as they are added to the Sales Order Shipment. We want the user to work with PV Shipments only – but when posted (shipped), we transfer it to “Posted Sales Order Shipments.”
The Easy Ship functionality is described very well on DynamicsNAV Addons home page, including videos, a downloadable fact sheet, and a Case Study.
Thank you Mogens!