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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 [...]

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? [...]

Tip of the Week #173 – Adjusting Your Notifications

Tip of the Week #173 - Adjusting Your Notifications Senior Consultant 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 posted, and requesting [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 - [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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) [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tip of the Week #115 – Prepping for PRINT17 – Grow Your Business!

Tip of the Week #115 - Prepping for PRINT17 - Grow Your Business! Marketing Coordinator Michael Bradley brings us this week's tip. Currently in the southeastern United States (Atlanta GA, where PrintVis U.S. is headquartered) we are deeply soaked in the steaming summer doldrums. It's been sweltering; Of course that's to be expected in late [...]

Tip of the Week #114 – documenta 14

Tip of the Week #114 - documenta 14 | Contemporary Art in Kassel, Germany As we are now deep into the summer holidays, Developer Christian Mütze recommends a visit to this über-cool art exhibition. Every 5 years in Kassel, Germany we have what we call the "museum of 100 days," the world-renowned contemporary art exhibit [...]

Tip of the Week #113 – Cost Center Rates per Individual Operation

Tip of the Week #113 - Cost Center Rates per Individual Operation Senior Consultant Dennis André Thomsen has this week's helpful tip.  When setting up the estimation in PrintVis, you apply your ’Rates per Hour’ for each Configuration to a Cost Center. You can in fact also apply individual rates per Operation (in practical terms [...]

Tip of the Week #112 – 5 Reasons to Move Your Print Business to the Cloud

Tip of the Week #112 - 5 Reasons to Move Your Print Business to the Cloud Marketing Coordinator Michael Bradley brings us this week's tip. Five Reasons to Move to the Cloud Can five reasons be one tip? Well when it comes to ever-expanding subject of cloud computing, this tip of the week is just [...]

Tip of the Week #111 – Test Profiles and Configuration Mode

Tip of the Week #111 - Test Profiles and Configuration Mode Developer Rikard Hult brings us this week's tip.  When you are setting up or want to test another profile than your normal one, you could create a new shortcut for NAV. Create or copy a shortcut to Dynamics NAV (2013,2013R2,2015,2016,2017) to the desktop. Right [...]

Tip of the Week #110 – Calculate Two Different Paper Items on One Machine

Tip of the Week #110 - Calculate Two Different Paper Items on One Machine Senior Consultant Jörg Hüner brings us this week's tip. Question: Is it in any way possible to have two different types of paper in a calculation for which both have the ITEM TYPE = PAPER? Answer: Yes - just create a [...]

Tip of the Week #109 – Jobs Missing from Shop Floor Role Center View

Tip of the Week #109 - Jobs Missing from Shop Floor Role Center View Senior Consultant Lutz Schmieder brings us this week's troubleshooting tip.  Question: In the Production Planning we can see jobs that are planned... ...but no jobs are shown in my Shop Floor Worker Role Center. Why not? Answer:  The reason is based on [...]

Tip of the Week #108 – The Mighty Right Click

Tip of the Week #108 - The Mighty Right Click Senior Consultant Thomas Beck Andersen returns this week with yet another useful tip on customizing your PrintVis/NAV Role Center. In our Tip of the Week blog we speak frequently of customizing one's Role Center to suit their daily tasks as much as possible, the obvious [...]

Tip of the Week #107 – What Can Razors Teach Us About ERP?

Tip of the Week #107 - What Can Razors Teach Us About ERP? Sales Manager John Mullins joins us this week with some insight on forward-thinking business models.   Gillette has dominated the razor business for decades.  They have religiously followed a narrow strategy of adding new features and convincing consumers (via advertising) that they are [...]

Tip of the Week #106 – Taking Advantage of the Web for NAV Tips & Tricks

Tip of the Week #106 - Taking Advantage of the Web for NAV Tips & Tricks This week Project Manager Torben Nielsen reminds us that helpful hints on NAV are always just a few clicks away. At the risk of stating the obvious, on the web there is vast world of info, including tips and [...]

Tip of the Week #105 – Easy Integration with 3rd-Party Shipping Solutions

Tip of the Week #105 - Easy Integration with 3rd-Party Shipping Solutions Senior Developer Mogens Christensen reflects on some integration work between PrintVis and a Dynamics NAV add-on. Recently, my work was to integrate Easy Ship with PV Shipment - for solutions where customers use PV Shipments instead of NAV Sales Order Shipments. PV Shipment [...]

Tip of the Week #104 – Handle More Than One PrintVis Planning Unit

Tip of the Week #104 - How to handle more than one PrintVis Planning Unit per Price/Calculation Unit? Senior Consultant Jörg Hüner brings us this week's helpful tip. Let's say you want to schedule cutting prior to folding, and cutting is a part of the Price Unit for folding. The solution for this is easy [...]

Tip of the Week #103 | The Forward Slash Is Buggin’ the OData! | Print Software Blog

Tip of the Week #103 - The Forward Slash Is Buggin' the OData! Developer Peter Tijsma has a tip this week to fix a tricky little parameter issue in Excel. Problem: Microsoft Dynamics NAV OData Feeds issue when using a Company Name in NAV that contains a forward slash “/” When your company name contains a [...]

Tip of the Week #102 – Setting Up Cues in PrintVis/NAV

Tip of the Week #102 - Setting Up Cues in PrintVis/NAV This week Accounting Manager Birthe Jacobsen has a tip for customizing the Cues one sees in his/her Role Center.  It's easy to take advantage of the NAV Role Center layout - to customize it to one's own preferences. As an Accounting Manager, there are [...]

Tip of the Week #101 – How to Combine Invoices

Tip of the Week #101 - How to Combine Invoices for Several Jobs Senior Consultant Kit Tomshøj is back with a very handy tip for those of you who are responsible for invoicing your customers.  Here are the easy steps for combining multiple job invoices into one. On each job, create a new invoice and [...]

Tip of the Week #100 – The Centre for Computing History

Tip of the Week #100 - The Centre for Computing History System Developer Christian Mütze visited Cambridge, England last week for this year's CIP4 Interop Conference - and we'll have a post about that shortly! While there, however, he had the pleasure of experiencing a new type of museum, featuring exhibits of a kind that we [...]

Tip of the Week #99 – NAV Versions and SQL Server Versions

PrintVis Tip of the Week #99 - NAV Versions and SQL Server Versions It was noteworthy in last week's tip that the Hourly Rate Calculator by PrintVis is the first time we've released a product that is available and functional for all existing versions of PrintVis/NAV, all you need to do is let us know [...]

Tip of the Week #98 – The Hourly Rate Calculator by PrintVis

Tip of the Week #98 - The Hourly Rate Calculator by PrintVis This week PrintVis CEO Kasper Tomshøj has something very special to share with you. My tip of the week is about the new Hourly Rate calculation tool that we have just made available to all – for FREE, in celebration of PrintVis' 20th [...]

Tip of the Week #97 – Take a Breather!

Tip of the Week #97 - Take a Breather! This week's tip comes from PrintVis developer Christian Mütze. Sometimes the best approach to good productivity in the office or on the job is to...walk away from it for a while. It's simple. There is life outside of  work and you can combine it - improve [...]

Tip of the Week #96 – RapidStart – Table Fields Order

Tip of the Week #96 - RapidStart – Table Fields Order Senior Consultant Dennis André Thomsen serves up this week's helpful tip.  When using the RapidStart tool to move data from one Company to another, you will initially experience many errors, simply due to the fact that the tool imports the fields as they are [...]

Tip of the Week #95 – Permission Sets and NAV Permission Recorder

Tip of the Week #94 - Permission Sets and NAV Permission Recorder Senior Consultant Jörg Hüner brings us this week's helpful tip.  We are often asked how to set up permission sets for users. Since this is very customer specific, it is not easily answered. If you just want a simple setup, you can use [...]

Tip of the Week #94 – Using NAV & Excel to Compare Data

Tip of the Week #93 - Using NAV & Excel to Compare Data Developer Rikard Hult sends in this week's helpful tip. Compare Data Sometimes NAV behaves in a way that you don’t understand - for example, you have two items that you think are identical except for their names, and you want to use [...]

Tip of the Week #93 – Import PV Shipment Lines

Tip of the Week #92 - Import PV Shipment Lines Senior Consultant Lutz Schmieder has a tip for easily bringing in your company's shipment data into PrintVis and Microsoft Dynamics NAV. On the PV Shipment Card, we have this function: Select the Excel sheet If you want to add to all lines to the Extended [...]

Tip of the Week #92 – Expand & Collapse the Ribbon

Tip of the Week #92 - Expand, Collapse & Customize the Ribbon Senior Consultant Thomas Beck Andersen is always quick to point out the simple tricks in Dynamics NAV that will simplify your day. In this week's tip he shows an easy way to set your view to your own preferences and needs. Reason: To [...]

Tip of the Week #91 – Savvy Business Traveling

Tip of the Week #91 - Savvy Business Traveling Sales Manager John Mullins brings us a tip this week, on ways to avoid the common stressors associated with frequent business trips. Americans alone took a whopping 459 million business trips in 2015. On average, 78 percent of people travel more than 400 miles for each [...]

Tip of the Week #90 – Quickly Capitalize/Clean Up Names in Excel

Tip of the Week #90 - Quickly Capitalize/Clean Up Names in Microsoft Excel Project Manager Torben Nielsen brings us this week's helpful tip. Excel provides lots of features. Did you know about this one? Imagine your task is to capitalize a list of poorly formatted names, such as a customer list. Suppose you have this [...]

Tip of the Week #89 – INKISH TV

Tip of the Week #89 - Check out INKISH TV - For the Print Industry, About the Print Industry This week's tip comes from Marketing Coordinator Michael Bradley. INKISH TV first visited PrintVis headquarters in Denmark 2 years ago, where they conducted several very enlightening interviews with some key members of our staff - about our [...]

Tip of the Week #88 – Quick Trick to Stock Value Error Analysis

Tip of the Week #88 – Quick Trick to Stock Value Error Analysis Senior Consultant Kit Tomshøj brings us this week's helpful tip. If you are one of the lucky persons minding the stock on your company, you will know how painful it can be to suddenly find errors where the stock quantity and stock [...]

Tip of the Week #87 – How to Remove Unused Companies from a Database

Tip of the Week #87 - Easily Remove Unused Companies from a Database Developer Peter Tijsma offers up the first helpful tip of 2017: "YAPS (Yet Another PowerShell Script)" -- perfectly timed for the new year, when most of us resolve to rid some unwanted clutter from our lives. How to easily remove a bunch of companies [...]

Tip of the Week #86 – Supporting Variable Data Printing

Tip of the Week #86 - Using PrintVis to Support Variable Data Printing This week we have a special "dual tip," contributed by Developer Christian Mütze and Consultant Kit Tomshøj. As you probably know, the advent of digital printing has allowed for far greater customization of mass-printed items; and when we use the term "variable data" [...]

Tip of the Week #85 – Add a CRM Chart to Your NAV Role Center

Tip of the Week #85 - Add a CRM Chart to Your NAV Role Center PrintVis CEO Kasper Tomshøj brings us this week's helpful tip. Are you running Dynamics CRM with integration to Microsoft Dynamics NAV? If so, you can take advantage of certain extra tables in NAV - and very easily customize your personal [...]

Tip of the Week #84 – Integrate with any Web Shop Frontend

Tip of the Week #84 - Integrate with any Web Shop Frontend... ...and use NAV/PrintVis as Your Existing Backend Engine Developer Mogens Christensen joins us this week to highlight an important - and increasingly popular - functionality. Consumers are doing more and more business in online stores, and print customers are no different. While the [...]

Tip of the Week #83 – PrintVis JMF Controller Service Settings

PrintVis Tip of the Week #83 - JMF Controller Service Settings Software Developer Peter Tijsma brings us this week's helpful tip. From time to time we get questions in the hotline regarding how to change the PrintVis JMF Service settings. The JMF Service is a component created by PrintVis to handle communication between PrintVis and [...]

Tip of the Week #82 – Correct Overtime Settings

PrintVis Tip of the Week #82 - Correct Overtime Settings on Your Calendar Senior Consultant Thomas Beck Andersen brings us this week's tip. On the calendar setup, used within the capacity setup, it is important to know what to put in the fields "From overtime" and "To overtime." Wrong: Normal hours: 07:00 to 16:00 (07:00 [...]

Tip of the Week #81 – Setting Up Your Role Center

Tip of the Week #81 - Setting Up Your Role Center Office Assistant Heidi Nielsen joins us with her first tip of the week, regarding correct setup for a user's Role Center. My tip is always to remember to have the proper setup for the tiles in your Role center. This allows for an easy [...]

Tip of the Week #80 – Job Ticket Group

Tip of the Week #80 - Job Ticket Group Senior Consultant Dennis André Thomsen returns this week with an easy tip for grouping your Job Tickets. Did you know that it is possible to set up a specific ”Job Ticket Group” for either each PrintVis Department, or for a group of Departments? When applying different [...]

Tip of the Week #79 – How to Work in Different Companies at the Same Time

PrintVis Tip of the Week #79 - How to Work in Different Companies at the Same Time Chief Financial Officer Birthe Jacobsen lends some advice this week for something she needs to do on a regular basis - quickly move data for multiple companies simultaneously within the system. If you give all your companies different colors [...]

Tip of the Week #78 – Risk Factors in an Implementation Project

Tip of the Week #78 - Recognizing Risk Factors in a Print MIS Implementation Project Senior Consultant Kit Tomshøj brings us much more than one valuable tip this week - an entire menu of things to look out for during an implementation project! My company’s strategy is to sell software licenses and implement standard print [...]

Tip of the Week #77 – Working with Data in Excel

PrintVis Tip of the Week #77 - Working with Data in Excel This week Software Developer Rikard Hult shares some very useful best practices for working with data in Microsoft Excel.  Excel is the place to correct data before import it to NAV. You don’t want to import bad data. Here are a few tips for [...]

Tip of the Week #76 – Error on Quick Quote

Tip of the Week #76 - Error on Quick Quote When Selecting a Product Group Senior Consultant Lutz Schmieder is back with a helpful remedy for a somewhat confusing question asked by the system.  Sometimes if you select a Product Group in the Quick Quote screen, you may encounter an unexpected message such as shown [...]

Tip of the Week #75 – The New PrintVis HelpDesk

PrintVis Tip of the Week #75 - The New PrintVis HelpDesk This week Project Manager Torben Nielsen shares the good news about the launching of our new PrintVis HelpDesk. As we have just launched a new support portal, we encourage you as a partner or customer to take advantage of the many new benefits presented. [...]

Tip of the Week #74 – Avoiding Unwanted Translations

PrintVis Tip of the Week #74 - Avoiding Unwanted Translations Software Developer Christian Mütze brings us this week's helpful tip.  How to add options and text to NAV which you don’t want to have translated? Sometimes you may have fixed text or Codes which you don’t want translated, because this could trigger malfunctions. In Microsoft Dynamics [...]

Tip of the Week #73 – ECO Label Setup

Tip of the Week #73 - ECO Label Setup Senior Consultant Jörg Hüner joins us this week to share how easily PrintVis can handle your FSC certification concerns.  Need to fulfill FSC Label requirements or mixed requirements? Environmental protection has become more and more of an important issue for manufacturing facilities of all types, and [...]

Tip of the Week #72 – Microsoft Dynamics Learning Portal

PrintVis Tip of the Week #72 - Taking Advantage of the Dynamics Learning Portal Michael Bradley brings us this week's tip on the newly-revamped DLP. The older I get the more I thirst for knowledge of every sort. Compared to early school days when I often felt under duress and reluctant just to open a [...]

Tip of the Week #71 – Using Status Codes for an Automatic CRM

Tip of the Week #71 - Using Status Codes for an Automatic CRM Sales Manager John Mullins brings us this week's helpful tip.  There is nothing more aggravating than realizing your sales department forgot to follow up on a hot lead, an estimate or quote, or a request for more information.  But it happens from [...]

Tip of the Week #70 – Dynamics CRM for Outlook

Tip of the Week #70 - Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook - App and Client Marketing Coordinator Michael Bradley brings us this week's tip, recommending that you check out the new integration between Dynamics CRM and your Outlook email system. Does your organization use Microsoft Dynamics CRM? Did you know you can now access your [...]

Tip of the Week #69 – Global Date Change

Tip of the Week #69 - Global Date Change Senior Consultant Thomas Beck Andersen brings us this week's tip. Global Date Change Reason: To make your demo data current by changing the date on all the existing data, from previous months or years. By adding or subtracting the month - or year - you can [...]

Tip of the Week #68 – Dynamics NAV Image Library

Tip of the Week #68 - Dynamics NAV Image Library PrintVis developer Rikard Hult brings us this week's tip.  Do you have problem to find the best image for your action button? If you want to extend NAV with new actions buttons, good code guidelines tells you that you need to always add an image [...]

PrintVis Tip of the Week #67 – Open and Close Panes with a Double Click

Tip of the Week #67 - Open and Close Panes with a Double Click This week brings us another short and sweet time-saving tip from Senior Consultant Kit Tomshøj. A lot of pages in PrintVis and Microsoft Dynamics NAV have panes which can be opened and closed so you can access the information when you [...]

Tip of the Week #66 – Importing & Exporting Charts

PrintVis Tip of the Week #66 - Importing & Exporting Charts Developer Peter Tijsma brings us a helpful tip this week about downloading, importing and exporting various charts in your PrintVis/Dynamics NAV databases. As you know, Microsoft Dynamics NAV makes all sorts of charts available, and PrintVis also has multiple charts developed specifically for print [...]

Tip of the Week #65 – Reflections on drupa

PrintVis CEO's Tip of the Week encourages print companies to take advantage the latest print mis, powered by Microsoft Dynamics. Already using the system? Consider upgrading - you don't know what you're missing! Just came back from Drupa. All the vendors there showed the finest, newest products...and so did we. Every day of the year [...]

Tip of the Week #64 – Setting Up Planning Status in EQ Plan

Tip of the Week #64 - Setup of Planning Status in EQ Plan This week's tip comes from senior consultant Jörg Hüner. The planning units in PrintVis have a specific "Plan Status," depending on whether they are: Only in Plan Already in Production (In Progress) Already completed This status information is transferred to EQ Plan, [...]

Tip of the Week #63 – Multiple Quote Lines

Senior Consultant Dennis André Thomsen brings us this week's tip about merging multiple quote lines. Did you know, that using the Sample Report 6011012 with the MergeCode 1-REPORT you are able to generate one block of Prices covering multiple Jobs and Version in one Quote Document? Simply add the MergeCode 1-REPORT to your MergeFile, and [...]

Tip of the Week #62 – Custom Report Layouts

This week's tip comes from one of the newest members of the PrintVis development team, Rikard Hult. Custom Report Layout From NAV2015 it is possible to change the report layout directly via the Windows Client of NAV. It is also possible to have different layouts for different companies. How to: Open the Report Layout Selection [...]

Tip of the Week #61 – EVENTS!

PrintVis Tip of the Week #61 - EVENTS! This week Senior Developer Peter Tijsma brings us another commendable complex of colorful code. "YAPS" - Yet Another PowerShell Script 🙂 This time a ‘somewhat’ larger script, but always nice-to-have. You know that since NAV 2016 has been released, there’s a lot to do about ‘Events’. Huh.... Events? YES Events! [...]

Tip of the Week #60 – Setting Up Dashboard Views in NAV

PrintVis Tip of the Week #60 Sales Manager John Mullins has this week's tip about customizing your dashboard view in Dynamics NAV. “Dashboards” have been the buzz in the software world for quite a while now.   To have key information at your fingertips, easily displayed and easy to understand has become a necessity, and [...]

Tip of the Week #59 – DRUPA SONGS!

Tip of the Week #59 - DRUPA Well this is more like the Tip of the Year - drupa 2016 is less than a month away and PrintVis will be there to demo and display our Microsoft-certified MIS/ERP system, now boasting 20 years of ongoing development and continuous improvement, all focused on one specific industry [...]

Tip of the Week #58 – Power BI Service Setup for Dynamics NAV

Tip of the Week #58 - Power BI Setup for Microsoft Dynamics NAV PrintVis is pleased to welcome a new system developer to our international team! Dale Gauci is based in Malta, and this week he brings us yet another helpful tip regarding Microsoft's excellent and extensive new application, Power BI. Power BI Service Setup [...]

Tip of the Week #57 – How to Create Account Schedules

Tip of the Week #57 - How to Create Account Schedules PrintVis CFO Birthe Brøndum Jacobsen has a tip this week for all of you out there who are tasked with handling the company books and ensuring the data is well organized and matches up where it should.  If you need to show your financials, of [...]

Tip of the Week #56 – Scheduling Reports in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Tip of the Week #56 - Scheduling Reports in Microsoft Dynamics NAV   Senior Consultant Lutz Schmieder brings us a tip this week highlighting the ever-improving functionality for building and scheduling reports in Microsoft Dynamics NAV. This functionality for defining and scheduling reports is a part of the Role Center. You can schedule a report [...]

Tip of the Week #55 – Accumulating Price Lists

PrintVis Tip of the Week #55 - Accumulating Price Lists Senior Consultant Thomas Beck Andersen has a quick tip for correctly setting up price lists as "accumulated" in Microsoft Dynamics NAV. On Pricelists: If the Pricelist is set up with the lookup principle as "accumulated," the first dimension must be Quantity. It may seem obvious, but [...]

Tip of the Week #54 – Use Field as Calculator

Tip of the Week #54 - Use Field as Calculator Assistant Developer Casper Lee Faxner brings us this week's tip. Here is my little tip of the week. Time registration can be quite important to a print company, particularly at the Shop Floor level where hours spent producing print jobs make the difference between profit [...]

Tip of the Week #53 – Control Add-ins

PrintVis Tip of the Week #53 - Control Add-ins Developer Peter Tijsma brings us this week's helpful tip. I won't be talking about PowerShell this time, but rather something we encounter quite commonly in customer support. Sometimes people have issues with our Control Add-ins because they didn’t install them correctly. This tip of the week [...]

Tip of the Week #52 – Subcontracting Setup

Tip of the Week #52 - Subcontracting Setup in PrintVis When requesting a price from a subcontracting vendor, it is common to receive a price for the requested quantity as well as a price for each additional 1000 pcs ("price per M"). Sometimes a fixed fee is added as well. With a clever setup it [...]

Tip of the Week #51 – “Old Users”

PrintVis Tip of the Week #51 - Old Users! Senior Consultant Kit Tomshøj joins us this week to help you clean up the virtual clutter. We are talking about how to delete users who are no longer with the company, or perhaps have changed roles in the company. So – you are the internal IT [...]

Tip of the Week #50 – Resetting “User-Specified Settings”

PrintVis Tip of the Week #50 - Resetting “User-Specified Settings” Torben Nielsen joins us this week with a quick tip on customizing your pages in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.  In NAV the user can modify how the page looks to his/her individual satisfaction. This includes customizing the ribbon, the navigation pane, the page, Role Center, layout etc. [...]

Tip of the Week #49 – Mibuso

Tip of the Week #49 - Mibuso   Senior Developer Mogens Christensen has a tip this week - taking advantage of the website Mibuso.com. Mibuso is the oldest and most comprehensive place to search for information on Microsoft Dynamics. It is an independent site, though it is supported by Microsoft. Developers looking for answers or [...]

Tip of the Week #48 – “Clear Filter”

Tip of the Week #48 - "Clear Filter" PrintVis General Manager Kasper Tomshøj is back this week with a quick tip that may help you avoid the panic of sudden data loss. When you open a page and you think something is missing – it could be because there is a filter on the page [...]

Tip of the Week #47 – Limit Totals

PrintVis Tip of the Week #47 - Limit Totals by Dennis André Thomsen For most List views it is possible to ”Limit Totals”, meaning presenting quantities or amounts filtered to a certain period, location or other specification. This can come in very handy when displaying for example the Item List, the Chart of Accounts, etc. [...]

PrintVis Tip of the Week #46 – Better Demos

Tip of the Week #46 - Better Demos Sales Manager John Mullins joins us this week to share some of his own experiences and lend some advice on giving a smart and effective print software demo. At PrintVis we implement and deploy complex software systems, perhaps the most complex systems that a company will ever [...]

PrintVis Tip of the Week #45 – Simple Steps Toward a Fully-Automated Workflow

Tip of the Week #45: Simple Steps Toward a Fully-Automated Workflow Developer Christian Mütze joins us this week to highlight several features within the PrintVis "virtual toolkit" which help toward automating the workflow of your printing company. Keep it simple – make it happen! Fully Automated Workflows are the big topic these days. PrintVis can support [...]

PrintVis Tip of the Week #44 – Diving into Dynamics CRM 2016

Tip of the Week #44 - Diving into Dynamics CRM 2016 Late last year Microsoft unveiled what it termed the "most comprehensive upgrade ever for Dynamics CRM." CRM 2016 boasts multiple enhancements aimed at boosting productivity across the board, continuing Microsoft's goal of streamlining business processes throughout the workplace. But in the case of CRM, [...]

PrintVis Tip of the Week #43 – Sorting on Multiple Columns in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

PrintVis Tip of the Week #43 - Sorting on Multiple Columns in Microsoft Dynamics NAV Kasper Tomshøj brings us this week's tip, a quick and handy way to optimize one's view of desired data in NAV. You probably already know that you can sort a column in ascending or descending order by clicking on the [...]

PrintVis Tip of the Week #42 – System Indicator on Company Info

Tip of the Week #42 - System Indicator on Company info Reason: To indicate what Company/Database you are working in right now. Thomas Beck Andersen brings us a quick tip as we start off in 2016, which is a nice and and logical way to ease back to work after a long holiday break - [...]

Tip of the Week #41 – Quick Database Cleanup

Just in time for the holidays, developer Peter Tijsma brings us a tip about being mindful of needless clutter. Tip of the Week #41 - Quick Database Cleanup We’ve all been there - having a test database where multiple users are testing and creating new companies on the fly - and never deleting them. At [...]

Tip of the Week #40 – Form Color Properties for PrintVis Imposition

Consultant Jörg Hüner joins us this week with a tip on using PrintVis' imposition capabilities for better and easier job planning. Form Color Properties for PrintVis Imposition On more complex printed products there are often multiple sheets for multiple items (Cover, Text, Inserts etc.) or sometimes multiple items are ganged on a single sheet ("combined [...]

Tip of the Week #39 – Set Up Cost Center for a Mixed Configuration

Tip of the Week #39 - Set Up Cost Center for a Mixed Configuration This week Lutz Schmieder brings us a tip for how to easily set up a cost center for a mixed configuration - that is, more than one billable production method in a single location. By definition, a cost center in PrintVis is any [...]

Tip of the Week #38 – All the Little Things

PrintVis Tip of the Week #38 - All the Little Things PrintVis General Manager Kasper Tomshøj shares some advice this week on why keeping curious can help you to discover the helpful little things in life. Last week I was returning home from NAV Tech Days with some colleagues in our rental car when I [...]

Tip of the Week #37 – Colorful Data Insights with Power BI

Tip of the Week #37 - Colorful Data Insights with Power BI This week's tip comes from assistant developer Casper Lee Faxner, who suggests we try out Microsoft Power BI - a free and ultra-powerful tool that allows you to compile and share all of your business data in multiple visually-stimulating graphical formats. Like Jet Express as described in [...]

Tip of the Week #36 – Jet Express Business Reports for Word

PrintVis Tip of the Week #36 - Jet Express Business Reports for Word Thomas Beck Andersen joins us this week, recommending the installation and use of Jet express for Word.  What is Jet Express? Jet Express for Microsoft Word is a free, fully-integrated document reporting solution for Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Its easy-to-use interface allows NAV users [...]

Tip of the Week #35 – Write It Down

Marketing Coordinator Michael Bradley shares a tip of his own this week. Tip of the Week #35 - Write It Down My tip this week is decidedly non-technical. As a marketing coordinator for PrintVis, I am tasked with a simple, essential duty: Get people to hear and learn about our product and our company. This [...]

Tip of the Week #34 – Making Use of Hot Keys in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

PrintVis Tip of the Week #34 - Making Use of Hot Keys in Microsoft Dynamics NAV This week's tip is another time-saver from Developer Torben Nielsen. In NAV 2015 shortcut keys may come in handy if you are already typing, and would like to quickly access some functionality in a sub-page or a menu. This way [...]

PrintVis Tip of the Week #33 – Custom Formulas with Additional Quantity Calculation

Tip of the Week #33 - Custom formulas with Additional Quantity Calculation Senior Consultant Jörg Hüner is back with a tip for print estimators everywhere. PrintVis provides a Formula Generator which makes it easy to build custom formulas for any needed calculations not already present in our standard system. If for example we want to [...]

PrintVis Tip of the Week #32 – SLA Compliance Certificates

PrintVis Tip of the Week #32: SLA Compliance Certificates Kit Tomshøj joins us this week to discuss the rigors and complexities of handling Service Level Agreements for one's customers, and how PrintVis can simplify the process. A service-level agreement (what the heck is an SLA?) is a contract between a service provider and its internal [...]

PrintVis Tip of the Week #31 – Developer Trace Mode

PrintVis Tip of the Week #31: Developer Trace Mode Senior Developer Mogens Christensen visits us this week with some valuable insider knowledge: A PrintVis performance tool unique to our system (not part of standard NAV) which allows you to see the processing time and quantity of formula calculations. Formulas 1 through 1000 are standard and optimized for [...]

Tip of the Week #30 – A Great New (and Free) Snip Tool from Microsoft

PrintVis Tip of the Week #30 - A Great New (and Free) Snip Tool from Microsoft. Marketing Coordinator Henrik Nonbye chimes in this week to recommend Microsoft's new "Snip" capture tool. The new screenshot tool from Microsoft ups the ante on both user friendliness and functionality. It takes seconds to install and is completely free [...]

PrintVis Tip of the Week #29 – Adding Multiple Users to a Database with Windows Powershell

PrintVis Tip of the Week #29: Adding Multiple Users to a Database with Windows Powershell This week Peter Tijsma reports back to us from Utrecht, The Netherlands, with a very specific script that provides a sweeping shortcut for adding multiple users to a newly-set up database, rather than encountering a common (and frustrating) error message. From time to time [...]

PrintVis Tip of the Week #28 – How to Adjust Bitmap Images in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Tip of the Week #28 - How to Adjust Bitmap Images in Microsoft Dynamics NAV This week Dennis André Thomsen shares a pointer on customizing one's Role Center with a company logo. To adjust which Bitmap images are presented, simply open the Bitmap List (use the search field to bring it right up). Then, for [...]

Tip of the Week #27 – Keeping Current with Dynamic Date Filters

PrintVis Tip of the Week #27 - Keeping Current with Dynamic Date Filters General Manager Kasper Tomshøj shares a tip of his own this week, something nice for the managerially-minded. What sort of data sets do managers typically need? Overviews, right? A Production Manager in a print company needs daily access to diverse views of time-related [...]

Tip of the Week #26 – Data Mapping in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

PrintVis Tip of the Week #26: Data Mapping in Microsoft Dynamics NAV Senior Consultant Lutz Schmieder joins us this week to illustrate the method of importing existing customer data, which may have different names or values, into their new system. This is a key step in the RapidStart process, where standardization is employed as a [...]

Tip of the Week #25 – The Importance of a Project Plan

U.S. head of sales John Mullins joins us this week with some good counsel on how to lay the foundation for a successful print MIS/ERP implementation project. Selecting a new software system is usually a long and exhausting process.  No one wakes up and says “today I really feel like changing systems” but they usually [...]

Tip of the Week #24 – Pop-up Alerts on the Customer Card

Tip of the Week #24 - Pop-up Alerts on the Customer Card Consultant Thomas Beck Andersen tells us that at least several times per year a partner or a customer will contact the PrintVis Hotline asking how to stop a certain pop-up window from appearing for certain customers. The pop-up alert is the Customer Information Card, [...]

Tip of the Week #23 – Enhancing PDF Reports with Useful Attachments Setup

This week Developer Christian Mütze offers a decidedly market-savvy tip on making even better use of the Reports setup in PrintVis and Microsoft Dynamics NAV. “Enhancing PDF Reports with Useful Attachments Setup” The most common use of the Reporting tool is to auto-generate an email to your client with a PDF attachment - typically a quote [...]

Tip of the Week #22 – Evaluate Your ERP Options in 10 Steps

While so many of you are on holiday, Michael Bradley is back this week to share a valuable series for both Partners and interested customers - Evaluate your quest for the best print MIS/ERP with some key criteria. PrintVis Tip of the Week #22: Evaluate your ERP Options in 10 Steps. Statistically, we know there are [...]

Tip of the Week #21 – Cash Flow Forecast

Hello and a great week to all! Senior Consultant Kit Tomshøj is back with a great suggestion to make use of the Cash Flow forecast graph in Microsoft Dynamics NAV. One of the many good new features in NAV 2015 is the way that we can present data, right in front of us as we open our [...]

Tip of the Week #20 – Shortcut to NAV Role Center

PrintVis Tip of the Week #20: Shortcut to access the NAV Role Center and refreshing NAV Pages and the Role Center. This week Consultant Jörg Hüner returns to share two hidden features. While working on NAV it might be necessary to get back to Role Center for some specific bit of information, or to start [...]

Tip of the Week #19 – Job Cost = Unit Cost

This week's tip comes from Developer Torben Nielsen. As you know, PrintVis lets you build lists - Items, Cost Centers, Cases, Journals and really anything you discover a need for categorizing and organizing. Your Item list will include your inventory - papers, inks, adhesives, coatings - anything you order and keep in stock. Occasionally your [...]

Tip of the Week #18 – Using the Freeze Pane

Tip of the Week #18 - Using the Freeze Pane Thomas Beck Andersen is back with a simple yet powerful suggestion for optimizing your view in NAV: The Freeze Pane. Over time the amount of data you accumulate in your PrintVis system will naturally grow, with customer lists, item lists, orders, journals and so on. [...]

Tip of the Week #17 – Get Lazy!

Kit Tomshøj is back with some advice we can all relate to - especially as we move into the sweltering heat of summer. Tip of the Week #17 - Get Lazy! I just had a support call from one of my darling users. He has worked with the role-tailored client for 2 years now – [...]

Tip of the Week #16 – Automate Your ERP Processes

Tip of the Week #16 - Automate Your ERP Processes This week’s tip (more like 5 for 1) comes from Development Manager Mogens Christiansen, pointing out hidden gems in the PrintVis system which everyone can (and should) access and use to their advantage, but few know about. When we discuss how to automate your business processes – [...]

Tip of the Week #15 – Easily Load a New NAV License

Developer Peter Tijsma is back this week with a follow-up to his last bit of helpful advice on multiple NAV instances. As promised in my last tip of the week, I’ll now give you a tip on how to load a new NAV license into a database, without the need to restart any service instance(s). [...]

Tip of the Week #14 – Adjusting the Header Height

This week's tip comes from Senior Consultant Thomas Beck Andersen. There is newer functionality in the NAV Role-Tailored Client which further helps you to customize your views to your particular needs or tastes. You may be aware of the ability to expand or reduce the column width in previous versions, but did you know about adjusting [...]

Tip of the Week #13 – Advanced Formulas

For this week's tip Senior PrintVis Consultant Dennis Thomsen shares some wisdom on the use of Advanced Formulas, using either a Report or a Codeunit. In the all-important arena of estimating, we build formulas for calculation on the operation or item line, and there are many different ways to build them. On occasion the need [...]

Tip of the Week #12 – Dealing with Multiple NAV Instances

This week's Tip of the Week comes from PrintVis developer Peter Tijsma - Dealing with Multiple NAV Instances When dealing with multiple NAV Instances connected to one database, you might run into the issue that the database schema is out of sync on other instances. This can happen when changing table objects, or importing a fob [...]

Tip of the Week #11: Odder Wise

PrintVis Tip of the Week #11: Odder Wise I work for the best company in the world. Hyperbole! You are thinking. Buttering up the bosses! You say. But no, it's true - To me. Just as one's own children are always the smartest and most beautiful. This is how we should feel about our kids. This is how [...]

Tip of the Week #10 – PrintVis Learning Portal

This week's tip is a recommendation from Assistant Developer Casper Lee Faxner to make good use of the PrintVis Learning Portal. With a wealth of informative materials including videos and white papers, the PrintVis Learning Portal is the place to go for customers and Partners alike who want to become more familiar with the many [...]

Tip of the Week #9 – Prior-Year Entries

This week’s tip comes from Birthe Brøndum Jacobsen, chief financial officer here at PrintVis, who has a helpful recommendation for others in her field. When you close your fiscal year…

Tip of the Week #8 – Automation from the PrintVis User Card

Senior Consultant Kit Tomshøj is back with a new time saver – customizing individual user settings in the PrintVis setup to reflect the most frequently-selected options for quote requests, order types and more – so that such…

Tip of the Week #7 – Consistency is King

In the world of sales, we have all seen the peaks and valleys that come with sales cycles. One great month seems always to be followed by a slower one. While some people will claim that it is due to the “emptying of a pipeline” or just the cyclic nature of sales

Tip of the Week #6 – Using Templates

Templates for easy jobs are just as important as templates for tricky jobs, although the time saved for the tricky jobs can be much more significant.

Tip of the Week #5 – Default Fully Delivered

A well-run shipping department should have a handle on all the live orders in your production facility, both coming and going. When your operation is fully functioning like a successful beehive

Tip of the Week #4 – Calculation Unit User Fields

User Fields is an especially popular feature with PrintVis and used in all of our installations.

The most-used functions have to do with the ability to interact with the estimate and determine what is printed on the job ticket.

Tip of the Week #3 – How to Open the Advanced Lookup with a Shortcut

This week we have a short but sweet Hotkey tip from Senior Consultant Jörg Hüner:
How to Open the Advanced Lookup with a Shortcut…

Tip of the Week #2 – Setting Up Custom Views

Today we hear from Senior PrintVis Consultant Thomas Beck Andersen about setting up a custom view and saving the view as a menu point in the navigation pane on the left.

PrintVis Tip of the Week #1 – Find the Hidden Zoom Option

This week’s tip comes from PrintVis Developer Christian Mütze.
As you know, PrintVis offers custom views of job data, depending on a user’s needs and role in the company. A production manager doesn’t need to see all the company finances;