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Tip of the Week #196 – Delete a User

Tip of the Week #196 - Delete a User Developer Rikard Hult brings us a quick tip for keeping your PrintVis system tidy. Delete a user that has been logged on to the system. If you would like to delete an user in Microsoft Dynamics NAV/Business central you will get this kind of error message: [...]

Tip of the Week #195 – The Quantity Principle in a PrintVis Price List

Tip of the Week #195 - The Quantity Principle in a PrintVis Price List Senior Consultant Jörg Hüner brings us this week's helpful tip for using a better, more accurate print estimating software. Generating paper prices from price lists that consider the total quantity of sheets in a job When using a PrintVis price list [...]

Tip of the Week #194 – Generic Run Object

Tip of the Week #194 - Generic Run Object Project Manager Torben Nielsen brings us a new tip this week. Here's a secret tool! Did you know that you can access any report or page in your PrintVis solution just as long as you know the number of the page, or the name? This is [...]

C/Side Goes by the Wayside

You probably know by now that Microsoft Dynamics NAV, the long-running base product where PrintVis resides, has undergone a substantial name change. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the new moniker for the engine that supports our solution to the print industry. For our 2019 release (released November 2018), our developers and consultants weren’t subjected [...]

Did You Know?

Did you know you can “rent” your print MIS system as a monthly subscription and escape the traditional, up-front investment of perpetual licenses and hardware? You get all the print-specific functionality of PrintVis in the full ERP of Dynamics 365 Business Central, it’s just not rooted in your own server room anymore. COST:  Most print [...]

Tip of the Week #194 – Copy User Personalization

Tip of the Week #194 - Copy User Personalization Here's a handy tip from Catalin Dumitru of the PrintVis Technical Team. When a company's more senior user has spent time customizing his/her navigation pane, there is no need for a newer user on the same team to spend a lot of time on personalizing their [...]

PrintVis Partner Spotlight: ArcherPoint

Last week, PrintVis hosted special training sessions in Atlanta for our North American Partners. Attendees were treated to both introductory lectures on the many facets of the graphics industry and deep-dives into the print-specific functionality we've built into Microsoft Dynamics. Today we launch a new series, the Partner Spotlight, to celebrate our ever-growing Partner network [...]

The Power of Partnership and Pursuing a Proven Vertical

This week, a group of members from the PrintVis team finds ourselves entrenched in the lovely facilities of the Microsoft Technology Center in Alpharetta, Georgia, where we are engaged in intensive training with a collection of our newer Partners from North America. Motivated colleagues from Archerpoint, Sabre Limited and Captiva have all come to learn [...]

North American Partner Training!

For over 20 years, PrintVis (also known as NovaVision Software) has been growing our worldwide Partner Network. Anyone who knows ERP will tell you it's no simple task to get an individual - let alone a company - to the point where they are adequately trained on the system and they can implement on their [...]

Tip of the Week #193 – The Planning Unit

Tip of the Week #193 - The Planning Unit This week, Senior Consultant Thomas Beck Andersen has a tip for optimizing your print production plan. You can use the field “Planning Unit” on the Capacity Unit card to further define the efficiency of a particular machine. It is used to modify the hours calculated for [...]

Thoughts from Directions

Sales Manager John Mullins shares some thoughts from the recent Directions conference in Las Vegas. Having just left one of the largest gatherings of Partners in North America who sell and support Microsoft Dynamics Business Central, I thought I would share my thoughts from the conference and what seems to be on the horizon. I [...]

Tip of the Week #192 – Renaming an Entry in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Tip of the Week #192 - Renaming an Entry in Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developer Tommy Svensen Møballe brings us this week's helpful tip.  Renaming an Entry in NAV Working with NAV (now known as Business Central), you may have seen this message before: This message is just to inform you that some work will be [...]

Tip of the Week #191 – Page Navigation in Business Central

Tip of the Week #191 - Page Navigation in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Senior Consultant Jörg Hüner's Tip of the Week will help you to navigate your way around the Windows Clients. Subject: Working with several lists and pages at the same time – Open page in a new Window function. When working with [...]

Postcard from Directions North America 2019

Directions North America 2019 PrintVis Sales Manager John Mullins is in Las Vegas this week, along with colleague Helle Vogt Mikkelsen, to connect with Partners and try to get an idea of what Microsoft has in store for its Dynamics 365 Business Central product line. The annual conference provides a professional venue where Dynamics partners [...]

Tip of the Week #190 – RapidStart!

Tip of the Week #190 - RapidStart! Marketing Coordinator Michael Bradley tells us about a powerful tool for a faster, smarter ERP implementation. As most print companies know, the greatest and most common objection to adopting a new ERP system, whether moving from an existing system or implementing from scratch, is the serious concern of [...]

Tip of the Week #189 – Problems Opening a Customer Database in the NAV 2009 Classic Client

Tip of the Week #189 - Problems Opening a Customer Database in the NAV 2009 Classic Client Developer Peter Tijsma has some helpful advice for those running older versions. What if you cannot open a Customer database in the NAV 2009 Classic Client? Sometimes you encounter strange messages like this when opening a NAV 2009 [...]

Tip of the Week #188 – Delete User Personalization

Tip of the Week #188 - Delete User Personalization Senior Consultant Kit Tomshøj has a quick tip for us this week. Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Microsoft Dynamics NAV) lets us personalize our clients with columns, filters and other local rebuilds. The database remembers this for us as a line stored in the "User Personalization" [...]

CIP4 Spring InterOp, Copenhagen 2019

CIP4 Spring InterOp, Copenhagen 2019 PrintVis has been a keen participant in the CIP4 community for many years. For outsiders to the printing industry, the work done in this dedicated forum is completely obscure; for printing company staff members it is largely unnoticed except for a small portion of techies in the printing industry who [...]

Live Report from the Wrong Side of the Track

Dynamics 365 Business Central Partners: Transforming Existing ISV Solutions Senior PrintVis Consultant Kit Tomshøj brings a LIVE report to you from the "wrong (side of the) track." Day 1 I am misplaced – I’ll admit it. At Microsoft Development Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, I am sitting in sessions under the headline track: Transforming Existing ISV [...]

Tip of the Week #187 – TempBLOB

Tip of the Week #187 - TempBLOB Developer Rikard Hult brings us this week's tech tip. The table TempBLOB has some great functions that could be used to store and read data into BLOB fields. And it's easy to use! Forget instream and outstream and other complex methods. Step 1. Create a table with a [...]

Tip of the Week #186 – Show Item Lines on Job Ticket

Tip of the Week #186 - Show Item Lines on Job Ticket This week Senior Consultant Jörg Hüner brings us a very useful tip for customizing job tickets in the PrintVis system. Did you know that your calculation details can be configured to show up on the job ticket? Click each screenshot for a better [...]

Tip of the Week #185 – Change a User’s Password in Azure

Tip of the Week #185 - Change a User's Password in Azure Senior Consultant Lutz Schmieder brings us a quick but highly-useful tip this week. Change the password for a User on Azure Search Page Select “Change Password” Web Client: 2. Windows Client: Select the user Change it in the following input page: Danke schön, [...]

Tip of the Week #184 – Tricky Conditions in IF Statements

Tip of the Week #184 - Tricky Conditions in IF Statements Project Manager Torben Nielsen has a tip of the week with a specific target audience: Developers at a level of beginner to intermediate. Sometimes you need to have more than one condition in your IF statement. Normally you will just add a AND or [...]

Tip of the Week #183 – Using Recommended Extensions in your AL Programming within VS Code

Tip of the Week #183 - Using Recommended Extensions in Your AL Programming Within VS Code Developer Christian Mütze brings us this week's tip - along with a nice video supplement! When working in teams on a project, it is quite handy to work with the same extensions or better, to make sure, that all have [...]

Tip of the Week #182 – Integrated Fields

Tip of the Week #182 - Integrated Fields in PrintVis There are many integrated user fields - also known as optional fields - in PrintVis. We provide these as tables with up to 10 available fields each. This is because there are times when a customer needs an extra field on a case card, or [...]

Tip of the Week #181 – Check the Weather Forecast When You Travel

Tip of the Week #181 - Check the Weather Forecast When You Travel Senior Consultant Dennis André Thomsen braved the frozen climes of the northeastern U.S. for this week's tip.  This week being on site with a customer for their upcoming Go-Live with PrintVis, a massive forecast snowstorm went over land. This in itself is [...]

Tip of the Week #180 – New Year’s Resolutions

Tip of the Week #180 - New Year’s Resolutions Sales Manager John Mullins brings us some positive motivation to start 2019.   It’s the time of year when we all make those promises to ourselves…to lose weight, make more money, spend more time on the important things, not get upset with the little things - the list goes on and [...]

Tip of the Week #179 – Check Out Print Sample TV

Tip of the Week #179 - Check Out Print Sample TV Marketing Coordinator Michael Bradley returns again this week to share a recent Youtube series that spotlights some of the very latest in printing technologies. I've met Pat McGrew at more than one print trade show in the U.S. - and I can tell you [...]

Tip of the Week #178 – Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central vs. QuickBooks

Tip of the Week #178 - Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central vs. QuickBooks  Marketing Coordinator Michael Bradley explores some of the key differences between two accounting software systems in this week's tip. PrintVis was developed to work for any size or type of print company, but in fact most printers fall into the “SMB” (small-to-medium) [...]

Tip of the Week #177 – Common Sense with Change Log

Tip of the Week #177 - Common Sense with Change Log Developer Rikard Hult returns this week with a valuable tip about the Change Log - don't let it become a data behemoth! The Change Log is a powerful tool for keeping track of who changed what in the system. But - it can also [...]

Reinvent Business Productivity with Microsoft Dynamics 365

ReinventBusinessProductivitywithDynamics365andOffice365eBook Download this Microsoft PDF:  ReinventBusinessProductivitywithDynamics365andOffice365eBook.pdf (68 downloads) Request more info about PrintVis and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central:  Name *Email *Comment or Message *MessageSubmit

PrintVis 365 Business Central On-Premises – Highlights

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PrintVis 365 Business Central On-Premises Released

Microsoft-Certified Print MIS Continues to Set the Standard For Immediate Release: November 22, 2018 Email: info@printvis.com • PrintVis joins Microsoft in the move from NAV to Business Central • Follow-up Release Expected for Spring 2019 • Multiple New Functionalities and Bug Fixes [PrintVis Headquarters, Odder, Denmark – Atlanta, United States] - This year’s launch is special, [...]

Tip of the Week #176 – Be Sure to Fill in the Blanks

Tip of the Week #176 - Be Sure to Fill in the Blanks Senior Consultant Thomas Beck Andersen shares a short - but very important - tip this week.  Round up/down on Capacity must be filled.  To avoid getting an error message when planning on Capacity, the two fields "Time Rounding Up" and "Time Rounding [...]

Tip of the Week #175 – Don’t Forget to Upgrade the Client Add-Ins

Tip of the Week #175 - Don't Forget to Upgrade the Client Add-Ins Developer Christian Mütze has a reminder for you about performing a complete software upgrade. When upgrading your PrintVis/Microsoft Dynamics NAV (editor's note: Henceforth to be known as "Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central") - don’t forget to upgrade the involved Client Add-Ins - especially the [...]

Reimagine Productivity with Microsoft Dynamics 365

ReimagineBusinessProductivityeBook Download this Microsoft PDF:  ReimagineBusinessProductivityeBook.pdf (70 downloads) Request more info about PrintVis and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central: Name *Email *Comment or Message *NameSubmit

Tip of the Week #174 – Have We Invoiced That Order?

Tip of the Week #174 - How to Know if an order Has Been Invoiced or Not Senior Consultant Jörg Hüner brings us this week's helpful tip. How does a user know if a case has been invoiced when looking at the Case list? Is there is a best practice for Status Codes and Filters? [...]

4 Ways Technology Can Help Businesses Thrive in a Digital World

4TechnologyTrendsHelpingSMBsThriveinaDigitalWorldeBook Download this Microsoft PDF:  4TechnologyTrendsHelpingSMBsThriveinaDigitalWorldeBook.pdf (67 downloads) Request more info about PrintVis and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central: Name *Email *Comment or Message *NameSubmit

Is Your Business Outgrowing Your Accounting Software?

IsYourBusinessOutgrowingYourAccountingSoftwareInfographic   Download this Microsoft PDF: IsYourBusinessOutgrowingYourAccountingSoftwareInfographic.pdf (63 downloads) Request more info about PrintVis and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central: Name *Email *Comment or Message *WebsiteSubmit

Tip of the Week #173 – Adjusting Your Notifications

Tip of the Week #173 - Adjusting Your Notifications Senior Consultant Dennis André Thomsen returns this week with a quick tip on your personal settings. Are you also fed up with all the extra ’service messages’ popping up, such as the example below displays? You know - all those nice reminders about documents not being [...]

Tip of the Week #172 – Add a Logo or Picture to Your Role Center

Tip of the Week #172 - Add a Logo or Picture to Your Role Center Senior Consultant Dennis André Thomsen has an easy tip this week to customize your home base - your Role Center. Did you know that you can easily add your company logo, a picture of the factory – or even a [...]

Tip of the Week #171 – Using “On Hold” on Customer Ledger Entries

Tip of the Week #171 - Using “On Hold” on Customer Ledger Entries This week Project Manager Torben Nielsen has a useful suggestion for your finance department. Did you know… There’s actually one field on the Customer Ledger entry, in which you can enter data manually? The field is the “On Hold” field. It's intended [...]

Upgrade in Paradise – Postcard from Pensacola

Senior Consultant Kit Tomshøj traveled all the way from Denmark to Florida for an upgrade last week, along with colleague Peter Tijsma to handle the development side of things. Now she's checked in to report on the success of their endeavors. I am at work – at a hotel on the bright white beaches of [...]

Tip of the Week #170 – Using OneNote to Convert Images to Text

Tip of the Week #170 - Use OneNote to Convert Images to Text (OCR) Developer Rikard Hult brings us this week's helpful tip.  If you have a scanned document as a .pdf or an image, you could use Microsoft OneNote to convert it to plain, editable text. What is OneNote? It's one of the many [...]

Tip of the Week #169 – Using Outlook To Become Your Own Task Master

Tip of the Week #169 - Using Outlook To Be Your Own Task Master Office Assistant Heidi Nielsen tackles dozens of tasks each day. In this week's tip she shares her secret for not getting overwhelmed. When trying to keep track of all your day to day tasks, why not use the Task functionality in [...]

Tip of the Week #168 – Developer’s Night Out at NAV Tech Days 2018!

Tip of the Week #168 - Developer's Night Out at NAV Tech Days 2018! Developer Peter Tijsma has a shout-out for all our PrintVis Partner Developers. The best Developer’s Tip-of-the-week all year! https://www.navtechdays.com/ Fellow Developers: Let’s get together for a nice dinner and discussion session - hosted by PrintVis on the Wednesday evening (November 21st) [...]

Tip of the Week #167 – Getting Started with Extensions V2

Tip of the Week #167 - Getting Started with Extensions V2 Product Developer Rikard Hult brings us this week's helpful tip. In Dynamics NAV 2018, Microsoft has introduced a new way of building Extensions. But how to get it up and running? Setup the service tier The Allowed Extension target could be Internal for all [...]

Tip of the Week #166 – The Capacity Resource Card

Tip of the Week #166 - The Capacity Resource Card Senior Consultant Kit Tomshøj brings us this week's helpful tip. We spend a lot of effort to make sure that the shop floor staff can give a precise account of their work day and the time they've spent on orders. We are often asked how [...]

Tip of the Week #165 – The DLP is Free!

Tip of the Week #165 - The DLP is Free! Marketing Manager Michael Bradley brings us this week's tip. Back in 2016 I raised the subject of Microsoft's Dynamics Learning Portal (DLP) as an excellent resource for readiness and competency training on all things pertaining to Microsoft Dynamics. However, I did neglect to mention that [...]

Tip of the Week #164 – Smarter Calculations for a Better Bid

Tip of the Week #164 - Smarter Calculations for a Better Bid Senior Consultant Jörg Hüner is back to demonstrate how the PrintVis system can look at the bigger picture when estimating a job. When you are using a price list from one of your paper vendors while quoting a job which has multiple versions, [...]

Tip of the Week #163 – Advanced Filtering for Imposition Types

Tip of the Week #163 - Advanced Filtering for Imposition Types This week, Senior Consultant Jörg Hüner has a helpful tip about using advanced search filters in PrintVis when optimizing your sheet usage. How to use the fields on the “Advanced Filtering” FastTab from the Imposition Type setup? Those fields are used when looking up [...]

Tip of the Week #162 – How to Import Permission Sets and Permissions

Tip of the Week #162 - How to Import Permission Sets and Permissions Senior Consultant Lutz Schmieder brings us this week's helpful tip. When your company is ready to upgrade, it's possible for your consultant to save time (and therefore money) by importing existing permissions and permission sets as XML files. Import permission sets Application [...]

Tip of the Week #161 – Draw the Distinction Between Sales and Consultancy

Tip of the Week #161 - Draw the Distinction Between Sales and Consultancy Sales Manager John Mullins speaks from experience when he advises you to avoid this common conundrum before it happens with a new ERP implementation project. How often have we seen this happen? It's kickoff day of a new project. The consultant arrives [...]

Tip of the Week #160 – Link Your Azure File Storage to Your Local Machine

Tip of the Week #160 - Link Your Azure File Storage to Your Local Machine You may have noticed that cloud computing and storage concerns are becoming increasingly common in and around your daily tasks. This week, Developer Christian Mütze has a helpful tip for connecting your local PC to Microsoft's cloud storage platform, Azure. Go [...]

PrintVis & NAV 2018: The Time to Upgrade is NOW

Why upgrade to Dynamics NAV 2018 now? As you may know, Microsoft Dynamics NAV will be officially absorbed into the Dynamics 365 Business Central "universe" later in 2018. This is basically NAV in new packaging. In Product Manager Marko Perisic's own words, "Dynamics 365 is the next generation of NAV for the age of digital [...]

Tip of the Week #159 – MOXA Moxie

Tip of the Week #159 - MOXA Moxie This week Project Manager Torben Nielsen brings us a tip on shop floor data connectivity. Did you know… You can connect PrintVis directly to your Cost Centers? PrintVis supports the gathering of basic performance information from your printing presses and other Cost Centers, no matter what make [...]

Tip of the Week #158 – Quickly Create a New Capacity or Price Unit

Tip of the Week #158 - Quickly Create a Capacity or Price unit Senior Consultant Thomas Beck Andersen points out yet another handy feature of the PrintVis/NAV system that you probably didn't know about. If you need to create a single cost center - manually - there is a fast and easy way when not [...]

JDF Enhancements in PrintVis 2018

As the standard file format for the printing industry, JDF simplifies information exchange among various systems and provides detailed information, including design and workflow details, as well as Job Messaging Format (JMF) signaling, so you can track a project from start to finish. "JDF has given our organization the ability to make an interface with [...]

Tip of the Week #157 – Recording Permissions

Tip of the Week #157 - Recording Permissions Consultant Douglas Wiley is back this week with another helpful tip. PrintVis boasts very strong security, and that enables you to manage which users are able to see, modify, add and delete different types of records within the system. There are standard permission sets which are used [...]

What’s New in PrintVis 2018 – New Datasets for Purchase and Case Documents

NEW DATASETS FOR PURCHASE AND CASE DOCUMENTS Rather than requiring the assistance of a Developer when commonly-desired fields for Reports are wanted, in PrintVis 2018 we have made things easier for customers - by adding some new datasets which are available to customize in standard Word document layouts. The new Datasets for reports can be [...]

Tip of the Week #156 – Default Role Center

Tip of the Week #156 - Default Role Center Senior Consultant Dennis André Thomsen brings us this week's helpful tip. Did you know that you can apply a "default" Role Center, rather than assigning a unique one for every user in the system? If the majority of your employees should all work from the same [...]

What’s New in PrintVis 2018 – Condition Sets at Status Change

CONDITION SETS AT STATUS CHANGE PV2018 brings a new functionality: ‘Condition settings’ for Cost Centers - to perform checks on stock size and stock thickness through a Status Code change. The purpose is to alert a user if the selected paper for a process doesn’t meet the specifications of the press (the Cost Center) - [...]

Tip of the Week #155 – Formulas in Documents and their Limitation Cap

Tip of the Week #155 - Formulas in Documents and Their Limitation Cap System Developer Tommy Svensen Møballe brings us this week's helpful tip. Making a Quote, Order Confirmation… or Invoice can become tedious if one is forced to manually input the information each time. The Documents functionality in PrintVis provides a quick and easy [...]

What’s New in PrintVis 2018 – Enhanced Purchase Guide Functionality

ENHANCED PURCHASE GUIDE FUNCTIONALITY   In PrintVis 2018 it is now possible to change or update the cost for an Item in the Calculation Details (Cost Price Field) or on the Purchase Guide (Direct Cost PrintVis Field) - and this cost will be automatically transferred to the "PV Unit Cost (LCY)" on the purchase line. [...]

Tip of the Week #154 – Material Requirement

Tip of the Week #154 - Material Requirement This week, Senior Consultant Kit Tomshøj points out a valuable piece of PrintVis functionality that lets print companies easily manage their raw materials. What Orders do I need this paper for? A printing company can have an amazingly large list of raw materials – most of them [...]

What’s New in PrintVis 2018 – Shipping to Multiple U.S. Tax Jurisdictions

SHIPPING TO MULTIPLE U.S. TAX JURISDICTIONS We have made it easier to handle multiple shipments from a single Case, which may be sent to different tax jurisdictions in the U.S. This can be managed within the Invoice Template build, by designating a special invoicing method in the setup. It will then group the lines on [...]

Tip of the Week #152 – Upgrade and Prepare

Tip of the Week #152 - Upgrade and Prepare Marketing Coordinator Michael Bradley serves up some healthy advice in this week's tip. As you should know by now, PrintVis is embedded directly within Microsoft Dynamics NAV – it is not a separate system. Other management information systems are add-ons (plug-ins, bolt-ons) - external software designed to [...]

Tip of the Week #151 – GDPR

On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect. GDPR is a European privacy and security law that establishes a new global standard for privacy rights, security, and compliance. The GDPR is fundamentally about protecting and enabling the privacy rights of individuals. The GDPR establishes strict privacy requirements governing how organizations [...]

What’s New in PrintVis 2018 – Over/Under Delivery

OVER/UNDER DELIVERY Printing, like any discreet manufacturing process, involves spoilage of materials and is subject to both human and mechanical error, typically over a range of procedural steps - before a job is completed as ordered. Therefore, variations in quantity of finished orders occur all the time, and it’s crucial that your billing department invoices [...]

Tip of the Week #151 – Gouged by Emojis!

Tip of the Week #150 - Gouged by Emojis! PrintVis Office Assistant Heidi Quod Nielsen speaks from experience when she advises you to notice the details of your phone plan when traveling. Be careful when sending SMS messages from abroad. Being in charge of our sales and purchase invoices, I learned a very expensive lesson [...]

What’s New in PrintVis 2018 – Invoice Dimension Allocation

INVOICE DIMENSION ALLOCATION In Microsoft Dynamics NAV, a Dimension represents a specific category of your business, and each Dimension can contain subcategories known as Dimension Values (think “Apples” as one Dimension, and Gala, Fuji and Golden Delicious as Dimension Values). You rely on your accounting department to keep you apprised of where you are making [...]

Tip of the Week #150 – Updating Currency Rates in NAV

Tip of the Week #149 - Updating Currency Exchange Rates in NAV System Developer Rikard Hult bring us this week's helpful tip. Many of you out there may be unaware that Yahoo shut down their finance API last year, without warning. This means that for those using the service to monitor currency exchange rates in [...]

Tip of the Week #149 – Run Your Dynamics NAV 2018 Web Client Without an Internet Connection

Tip of the Week #148 - Run Your Dynamics NAV 2018 Web Client Without an Internet Connection This week Developer Peter Tijsma has a great tip for print companies, based on a question received from one of our latest, large implementations in North America. By default, one needs internet connection for the Dynamics NAV Web [...]

What’s New in PrintVis 2018 – Currency Management

CURRENCY MANAGEMENT In PrintVis 2018 we’ve made it possible to generate and edit pricing in a customer’s specific currency. The currency for a case is controlled by the Currency Code on the customer card and the setup of currency exchange rates. Whereas in previous versions the currencies have only been handled in optional fields, or [...]

What’s New in PrintVis 2018 – Document Management Rebuild

DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT REBUILD We have completely rebuilt the Document Management functionality in PrintVis 2018. Where our previous version used Mail Merge for building reports, we have moved to XML Mapping Fields, which use custom XML fields to map the data into the document at run time, allowing for complete control over the content and format, [...]

Tip of the Week #148 – Return To Sender

Tip of the Week #147 - Return to Sender This week, Senior Consultant Kit Tomshøj is back to share a handy feature for keeping your books and inventory straight. If you have posted the receipt of some ordered materials by mistake – what is the best way to fix this? Many users will (despite their [...]

Tip of the Week #147.1 – Add Multiple Quote Options in Seconds

This week's earlier tip, Using Charts for an Easy Overview of Your Pricing, actually demonstrates the results of some great standard NAV functionality that we thought should also be highlighted in PrintVis. So consider this an addendum, and read on! Tip of the Week #146.1 - Add Multiple Quote Options in Seconds Where Tip #146 [...]

Tip of the Week #147 – Using Charts for an Easy Overview of Your Quoting

Tip of the Week #146 - Using Charts for an Easy Overview of Your Pricing This week, Developer Christian Mütze has a great tip for you print estimators out there! “How to get a fast and smart overview about your quoted/estimated pricing.” Most print estimators are tasked with generating multiple quotes for multiple companies - [...]

What’s New in PrintVis 2018 – ADCS Barcode Scanner

What's New in PrintVis 2018 - ADCS BARCODE SCANNER Many modern warehouses use hand barcode scanners to capture and store data for inbound and outbound shipping activities. With an ADCS (Automated Data Capture System), users can scan the bar codes of items in your warehouse and have that information recorded in Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Show [...]

What’s New in PrintVis 2018 – Tile and Brick View for Product Groups and Cases

We continue our What's New in PrintVis 2018 series this week with some new features that create a simpler and more engaging user experience. TILE AND BRICK VIEW FOR PRODUCT GROUPS AND CASES You can now easily associate your own images and artwork with Cases and their related Product Groups in PV2018. With options for [...]

Tip of the Week #146 – How to Take Care of Data Upgrade Errors – Before You Upgrade

Tip of the Week #145 - How to Take Care of Data Upgrade Errors - Before You Upgrade This week Developer Peter Tijsma shares a newfound method for preemptively finding and correcting those errors which so often occur during an upgrade; Errors that lead to downtime for the customer, and tedious overtime for you.  How to [...]

Tip of the Week #145 – 3 Ways to Collapse the Pane

Tip of the Week #144 - Three Ways to Collapse the Pane This week's tip was reserved for Senior Developer Mogens Christensen - but as it turns out, Mogens retired last week! Fortunately, Senior Consultant Kit Tomshøj has a plethora of great tips of her own, and here's a quick one. All our best wishes [...]

What’s New in PrintVis 2018 – PrintVis Charts

PRINTVIS CHARTS The "digital dashboard" approach to viewing and analyzing big data sets - or more specifically, KPI's (key performance indicators) is far from new. For most software management systems it's more of a given, so that people can view all manner of data relevant to their job roles - at a glance, in colorful [...]

What’s New in PrintVis 2018 – Quick Quote Configurator

QUICK QUOTE CONFIGURATOR The starting point for all your work is the quote, and for PrintVis 2018 we have even further enhanced our Quick Quote tool with a new Configurator, which lets you create a custom Q&A checklist for any Product Group. Win the orders and optimize your production in advance - by building questionnaires [...]

Tip of the Week #144 – Blurry Apps on Second Hi-Res Monitor in Windows 10

Tip of the Week #143 - Blurry Apps on Second Hi-Res Monitor in Windows 10 This week, PrintVis' resident "IT Guy" Simon Pedersen shares a quick-fix for one of those pesky types of Windows 10 glitches we've all experienced. If you have connected a second screen to your computer, you may have experienced that some [...]

What’s New in PrintVis 2018 – The Hourly Rate Calculator

What's New in PrintVis 2018 - The Hourly Rate Calculator Developed as a special gift for our Partners and Customers in commemoration of PrintVis' 20th anniversary (2017), the Hourly Rate Calculator has now been integrated as part of our base product. Simple to use from the Role Center, the HRC considers all the factors which [...]

Tip of the Week #143 – Setup for Finished Sheets and Finished Items with Mixed Configuration

Tip of the Week #142 - Setup for Finished Sheets and Finished Items on a Single Press This week, Senior Consultant Jörg Hüner has a tip for mixed configuration cost centers. Question: Is it possible to set up a finishing machine Cost Center to calculate for both finished sheets and finished items? Yes - and [...]

What’s New in PrintVis 2018 – XMPie Integration

This week we continue our series, "What's New in PrintVis 2018," where we take a look at some of the highlights of our latest print MIS software release. XMPIE & PRINTVIS INTEGRATION Increasingly, commercial printers are finding that an online webshop is more of a “must” than a “nice to have.” PrintVis offers integration with [...]

Tip of the Week #142 – Empty Merge Fields in Word Documents

Tip of the Week #141 - Empty Merge Fields in Word Documents Senior Consultant Lutz Schmieder brings us this week's helpful tip.  If, in "the old days" a merge field was empty, Word would simply clear the paragraph out of the document. Now with the new merge functionality, it will delete an empty line. You [...]

Tip of the Week #141 – The Pantone Library

Tip of the Week #141 - The Pantone Library Senior Consultant Kit Tomshøj is back this week with a very colorful tip. Did you know the entire Pantone library is available in PrintVis? For companies who do lots of logo printing, for example, in screen, flexo and offset - it's good to know that PrintVis [...]

What’s New in PrintVis 2018 – Project Management

This week we begin our new series, "What's New in PrintVis 2018," where we take a look at some of the highlights of our latest print MIS software release. PROJECT MANAGEMENT No matter what type of print business you run, you know that many jobs are not as simple as ‘quote, print, ship and invoice [...]

Tip of the Week #140 – Printing Industry Exchange

Tip of the Week #140 - Printing Industry Exchange This week, Marketing Coordinator Michael Bradley introduces us to an "online printing service matchmaker," - Printing Industry Exchange. I chanced upon the Printing Industry Exchange website a few weeks ago while looking for some online printing glossaries. While many on the PrintVis team (and our Partners) [...]

PrintVis 2018 – Navigating Waves of Change

Riding High on its 20th Anniversary, the Only Microsoft-Certified Print MIS for Dynamics NAV Coasts Smoothly into 2018 - and Beyond. 2017 was a banner year for PrintVis. Our 20th anniversary celebration saw us continuing to grow our worldwide customer base - with new installations across the United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Switzerland. [...]

Tip of the Week #139 – Using the System Indicator

Tip of the Week #139 - Using the System Indicator Project Manager Torben Nielsen shares a quick and easy tip for color coding your companies in the database.  Do you have several companies in your database? ...and sometimes mix up which company is the current one in use? Then this setting may come in handy. [...]

Tip of the Week #138 – Debugger Watch Variables

Tip of the Week #138 - Debugger Watch Variables This week developer Rikard Hult has a quick tip to help when scouring through your code to find errors. Watching a variable is the process of inspecting its value while a program is executing in debug mode. But adding variables to the debugger watch list can become [...]

Tip of the Week #137 – Going With the Grain

Tip of the Week #137 - Going With the Grain Our newest Developer Tommy Svendsen Møballe shares with us his first tip of the week. How would one go about cutting a sheet, when also taking into consideration the Grain Direction? Print companies should understand how important it is to cut sheets correctly by having a [...]

Tip of the Week #136 – Walk Away from a Bad Sale

Tip of the Week #136 - Walk Away from a Bad Sale This week, Sales Manager John Mullins offers up a savvy sales suggestion. Salespeople are often afraid to walk away from any deal no matter how small or how little profit there might be in the deal.  This is something I think I am [...]

Tip of the Week #135 – Error When Trying to Personalize Pages in the NAV 2018 Web Client

Tip of the Week #135 - Error When Trying to Personalize Pages in the NAV 2018 Web Client Developer Peter Tijsma brings us this week's helpful tip. Personalization in the NAV 2018 Web Client is like hitting the “Customize this page” in the NAV Windows Client. The benefit of the Web Client in this case [...]

Tip of the Week #134 – The Change Log is (Usually) Your Friend

Tip Of the Week #134 -  The Change Log is (Usually) Your Friend Consultant Doug Wiley makes his first appearance in our Print Software Blog with this insightful tip of the week. One of the things that makes PrintVis such a strong solution is that all of its print-specific functionality is built on top of [...]

Tip of the Week #133 – Easily Change a List to a Chart

Tip of the Week #133 - Easily Change a List to a Chart Senior Consultant Thomas Beck Andersen has an easy tip for you, to display your data graphically with the click of a button. Charts in Dynamics NAV are great for viewing data from a simpler perspective. Rather than scouring a long list of [...]

Tip of the Week #132 – New Power BI Reports FactBox in NAV 2018

Tip of the Week #132 - New Power BI Reports FactBox in NAV 2018 Marketing Coordinator Michael Bradley brings us the first tip of 2018. With the release of NAV 2018 only a month ago, Microsoft continued their steady trek toward embellishing their dynamic ERP product with dozens of small features that make your daily [...]

Tip of the Week #131 – Refresh Button VS. Recalculate All Function in Estimation Window

Tip of the Week #131 - Refresh Button VS. Recalculate All Function in Estimation Window Senior Consultant Jörg Hüner brings us this week's helpful tip. Sometimes when changing data, formulas are not recalculated by default. This for example happens if a value from a User Field has changed and it is used in a custom User [...]

Tip of the Week #130 – Extend Tables and Pages with NAV 2018

Tip of the Week #130 - Extend Tables and Pages with NAV 2018 Microsoft released NAV 2018 last Friday, December 1st. We will of course have much more on this in the coming days and weeks. Meanwhile, Developer Rikard Hult gives us a taste in this week's tip. With the release of NAV 2018 its [...]

Tip of the Week #129 – Using Price Groups

Tip of the Week #129 - Using Price Groups This week Project Manager Torben Nielsen shows us an easy way to control your markup rates when estimating print work in PrintVis. Price Groups Ever considered using Price Groups for adding a markup to a job? Using Price Groups will allow you to adjust markup per [...]

The Happy Trials and Tribulations of a New Software Release

PrintVis 2018 - Approaching Crunch Time! Each year our new PrintVis release illustrates our dedication to continuous improvement, and always contains a cool assortment of new features and functionalities. Some of these reflect a natural evolution of our many different print-centric software modules, others are chosen from a "wish list" from our Partners and customers. [...]

Tip of the Week #128 – Locations on Item Consumption Postings

Tip of the Week #128 - Locations on Item Consumption Postings Senior Consultant Jörg Hüner returns this week with a tip that dovetails with his last posting, Tip of the Week #122. Issue: Item Consumption Posting is moved to "Error" Journal, due to a missing Location Code This tip demonstrates how to set a locations [...]

Tip of the Week #127 – Troubleshooting Slow Reports

Tip of the Week #127 - Troubleshooting Slow Reports Developer Christian Mütze has this week's helpful tip. Sometimes users encounter a slow performance when attempting to print reports. Typically, such issues are caused by slow servers, slow clients, bad network connections, huge data reads and writes - or sometimes even poor programming. So it generally [...]

Tip of the Week #126 – MSDynamicsWorld News Update

Tip of the Week #126 - Microsoft Dynamics News Update Marketing Manager Michael Bradley shares a useful weekly resource in this week's tip. Well here we stand on the edge of November 2017, which means that, barring any scary surprises from Microsoft (Happy Halloween, btw) - we are exactly one month away from the announced [...]

Tip of the Week #125 – Report Scheduling in Dynamics NAV

Tip of the Week #125 - Report Scheduling in Dynamics NAV Senior Developer Mogens Christensen reports in with this week's helpful tip.  It is very easy to automate and schedule your preferred reports. If some reports need to be started with a user selection (such as DateFilter etc.), this can easily be built into the [...]

Tip of the Week #124 – Using Links in PrintVis & Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Tip of the Week #124 - Using Links in PrintVis and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Project Manager Torben Nielsen brings us this week's helpful tip for using PrintVis and Microsoft Dynamics NAV. You may want to attach a hyperlink to a document or website to a specific record, such as a customer or document in Dynamics [...]

Tip of the Week #123 – Imposition Image Not Displayed

Tip of the Week #123 - Imposition Image Not Displayed This week, Developer Rikard Hult brings a problem with a recent Microsoft Windows update - and its current workaround - to our attention.   Microsoft has released new Windows updates as of 12 September, and apparently this is causing problems with imposition drawing creation. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4040973/description-of-the-security-and-quality-rollup-for-the-net-framework-4 [...]

Tip of the Week #122 – Is That An Error Message, Or…?

Tip of the Week #122 - Is That An Error Message, Or...? Senior Consultant Jörg Hüner has this week's helpful tip. Properly titled, this week's tip should read, "Transferred to Error Journal Message on PrintVis Job Costing Journal Posting for Item Consumption." PrintVis tries to keep a small footprint inside of standard NAV, to retain [...]

Tip of the Week #121 – The PrintVis – JDF Workflow

Tip of the Week #121 - The PrintVis - JDF Workflow PrintVis Marketing Coordinator Michael Bradley brings us this week's tip - a quick tutorial on JDF.  What is Job Definition Format? JDF is an acronym for Job Definition Format, and is an XML-based open standard for the graphic arts industry. Similar to ISO certification in concept, [...]

PrintVis Announces Integration with XMPie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 2017 PrintVis, the Microsoft-certified ERP solution for the print industry, is pleased to announce our latest integration with a visionary market leader, XMPie. PrintVis upcoming 2018 release will offer integration with XMPie’s leading eCommerce system, StoreFlow. Using both PrintVis and StoreFlow, customers will be able to create, sell online, manage and track [...]

Tip of the Week #120 – Trade Shows – Are They Worth the Expense?

Tip of the Week #120 - Trade Shows - Are They Worth the Expense? Sales Manager John Mullins shares his thoughts in this week's tip. Print17 is quickly approaching - this is the largest trade show specific to the print industry here in the US.  Each year as we get closer to it, we wrestle [...]

Tip of the Week #119 – Translate!

Tip of the Week #119 - Translate! Office Assistant Heidi Nielsen has izeluleko ezinhle kuwe ithiphu kuleli sonto. Because PrintVis deals with both customers and partners from all over the world, we'll sometimes receive a needed document in a different language. Happily, there's no need to panic when you receive something written in what appears to [...]

Tip of the Week #118 – Go with the Microsoft Flow

Tip of the Week #118 - Microsoft Flow This week's tip comes from our new intern Christian Thuner. Microsoft Flow is a cool new product from Microsoft that works as “middleware” - software that connects other software or enterprise applications. It is designed to help you work more smartly and efficiently by automating processes and [...]

Tip of the Week #117 – PrintVis Pre-Day at Directions EMEA

Tip of the Week #117 - PrintVis Pre-Day at Directions EMEA Company CEO Kasper Tomshøj has this week's tip, in the form of an exciting announcement. The 2017 Directions EMEA Conference marks the event's 10th anniversary and will be held October 4 - 6 in Madrid, Spain. Each year, Microsoft Dynamics Partners go to learn first-hand [...]

Are You Creating Forever Customers, Or Are You At Risk of Being Left Behind?

Microsoft-Certified, Cloud-Hosted MIS and ERP for the Print Industry - for You. We recently came across a Forbes article that nicely sums up the growing revolution in business - resulting from rapid advances in cloud computing. Entitled "Why The Cloud Is The Biggest Disruptor In Every Business Today," it lays out how virtually every enterprise [...]

Tip of the Week #116 – The Power of DotNet in Dynamics NAV

Tip of the Week #116 - The Power of DotNet in Dynamics NAV Developer Peter Tijsma brings us this week's informative tip. As a developer, you often come across ‘missing’ functionality in C/AL (The Development Language in Dynamics NAV) which is so obvious in the .Net language. This week, I would like to show you [...]

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