New NAV2013 video reviewed: Clients First Finance New Features Cost Accounting

video2Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Finance New Features COST ACCOUNTING; Clients First (52:27)  This is one of the only comprehensive videos I’ve seen to date that covers the new NAV2013 cost accounting features. It’s geared toward the finance super user. The video is presented by Andreas Gunther, Microsoft Escalation Engineer. There are two demos, the first from 6:20 to 16:47 showing where to find the new features and the second from 26:49 to 52:00 showing new functionality. In between the demos, there is some discussion of advanced setup considerations, posting and transferring data, allocations, reporting using account schedules, and budgeting.

There are a whole lot of very technical NAV2013 videos out there made for programmers and NAV developers.  Videos geared toward the NAV end-user are a bit more difficult to find. I’ve added a new page to the blog so I can add videos I’ve found that I think are helpful. I’ll review each video I find personally and post some comments on each to make it easier for you to decide if you want to spend your time viewing it yourself.


New NAV2013 video reviewed: Clients First Finance New Features Cash Flow Forecast

Video1Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Finance New Features CASH FLOW FORECASTING; Clients First (45:37)  This is one of the more comprehensive cash flow forecasting videos I’ve seen to date geared toward the finance super user for the new cash flow forecasting features. The video is presented by Dirk Reeps, Microsoft Support Engineer. He covers the different data sources used to construct the forecast, what parameters are required, shows a basic demo of the new functionality from 12:42 to 16:15, and some more specific examples from 22:06 to 36:50. From 7:32 to about 9:32, there is a nice discussion of how to include budgeting for cash flow forecasting, and starting at 38:20, there is a discussion of dimensions with cash flow forecast, and account schedules at 39:56.

There are a whole lot of very technical NAV2013 videos out there made for programmers and NAV developers.  Videos geared toward the NAV end-user are a bit more difficult to find. I’ve added a new page to the blog so I can add videos I’ve found that I think are helpful. I’ll review each video I find personally and post some comments on each to make it easier for you to decide if you want to spend your time viewing it yourself.


New NAV2013 Videos page added to DynamicsNAVFinancials

There are a whole lot of very technical NAV2013 videos out there made for programmers and NAV developers.  Videos geared toward the NAV end-user are a bit more difficult to find. I’ve added a new page to the blog so I can add videos I’ve found that I think are helpful. I’ll view each video I find personally and post some comments on each to make it easier for you to decide if you want to spend your time viewing it yourself.

I’ve got a pretty big list to start with, and will put a post out there each time I get a new set of videos reviewed and on the page. If you’ve seen some great stuff out there, or if you’re working on something yourself and want me to review it and add to the page, send me a message!

Let’s get started with some short but effective videos from Microsoft MVP Alex Chow.

video4Closing the year in Dynamics NAV 2013 in 2 minutes; Alex Chow (1:51)  Super quick overview of the year-end close process and great for a quick refresher of the steps you need to follow for this once a year routine. Fast, to the point, accurate. Covers closing the year, closing the income statement, what to do with dimensions, posting the journal, and gives some nice examples on using the NAV2013 search feature to find these functions that we do infrequently.

video5Processing vendor 1099 in Dynamics NAV 2013 in 2 minutes; Alex Chow (1:52)  Super quick overview of setting up a vendor for proper 1099 processing.  Also covers how to post your invoices to gather 1099 information properly and how to print out the 1099s directly from NAV2013.  Hidden gem: quick tour of the same information in NAV Classic.


NAV users just “get” it

conversationDon’t you love it when you’re talking to someone about something and you can immediately tell they “get” what you’re talking about? There’s that magical click in your conversation when you can both relax into the discussion and really geek out about the topic.  That topic might be baseball, or marathon running, or gardening, or maybe even Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

If you ever wished there was someone out there who would really like to talk about inventory costing, or C/AL coding, or dimensions or other things, the NAV user group (NAVUG) is the place where you can find those people.

This amazing group of people have formed one big network of NAV users who are eager to connect with you, welcome you to the community, and help you solve business problems for your company.

There are a wealth of opportunities to connect with the members of NAVUG.  There is not only the annual user conference, NAVUG Forum, held in October each year, but also many chances to engage with other users in webinars throughout the year, and now, last week, we’ve seen the launch of Collaborate.  This online tool was built to give NAV users a virtual environment where we can gather regularly to have those kind of discussions and to keep up with all the things that are going within the community.

If you’ve been looking for more people who just “get” it, you’re here. Check out the new Collaborate site and get into a discussion today!

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These folks are ready for NAVUG Forum. Are you?

3301_NAVUG_Forum2013_Sig_Attending_jpg-350x0I’ve been watching what people have been posting on social media about the upcoming NAVUG Forum conference held in Tampa this October, and it’s starting to get pretty exciting as plans are revealed about what’s being offered. Here are just a few:

From a press release issued by ArcherPoint on June 6th:

ArcherPoint, LLC, a Microsoft Dynamics ERP Gold Partner specializing in Microsoft Dynamics NAV solutions and upgrades, today announced that CEO Greg Kaupp and other key members of the ArcherPoint team will present at NAVUG Forum 2013 in Tampa, FL, October 21-24, 2013.

“We couldn’t be more excited about the 6th annual NAVUG Forum. Our largest planning team to date has already identified close to 100 dynamite sessions across 12 tracks,” said Mark Rhodes, NAVUG Interim Program Director. “I believe there is something for everyone this year, with a jam-packed schedule and 11 pre-conference training classes.  With 400 fellow NAV users, it’s going to be a fantastic opportunity to learn, network, and share.”

From a recent blog entry at Partner Power International, Henning highlights the Global emphasis at NAVUG Forum:

NAV has a long track record for attracting international companies and we are excited about the program we’re putting together and the fantastic support we are receiving from the NAVUG committee as well as from the interest groups related to international activities. We have literally received input from all over the world. We are setting the bar high and we want to make this the best NAVUG Forum ever.

Take a look at the full schedule of sessions recently published on the NAVUG Forum site! New to NAV, Tips and Tricks, Warehousing and Distribution, and Service Management are four new never before offered tracks this year. Perennial favorites like Finance, BI and Reporting, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, and IT and Developers are looking good with foundational offerings as well as fresh new material including quite a few customer showcases. NAVUG continues to highlight the newly established Global track and the agenda is nicely rounded out with offerings in Business Leadership and an entire day of pre-conference optional training to help you maximize your learning at the conference.

I can see over 100 possibilities for learning at this quick three-day conference; plenty of ways to increase your knowledge about the ERP system you use every day at your company. If you need a few more reasons, check out this article from the Microsoft Dynamics Community. Early bird pricing allows you to save $200 if you register before June 30th.

See you in Tampa! I’m ready, are you?

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Learning about NAV2013: Videos on the chart generator

learnAs a NAV super user at my company, I’m constantly learning new things about NAV and bringing that information back to my coworkers.  Even after using NAV for quite a few years, I sure don’t know everything, and there is always some new thing to discover by attending NAVUG webinars, browsing blogs on the web, or just watching over someone’s shoulder as they do a task.

I’m focusing on learning about NAV2013 this year so I can be prepared for the next step in the NAV upgrade progression for my company.  One of the things I’m really curious about is how to generate those nifty looking charts in NAV2013.

I found some great videos out there on YouTube done by Rick Baxter of Cost Control Software.  Take a look!
How to use Dynamics NAV 2013 Chart Generator #1
How to use Dynamics NAV 2013 Chart Generator #2
How to use Dynamics NAV 2013 Query Tool