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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Application Design

Mark Brummel

With this book you’ll quickly learn to develop complete Dynamics NAV applications and gain the versatility to design for different enterprise needs and industry sectors. With a user-friendly, fully focused approach it’s an indispensable tutorial.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849680967
Paperback496 pages

About This Book

  • Learn how Dynamics NAV ERP suite is set up and customized for various industries
  • Integrate numerous parts of a company's operations including financial reporting, sales, order management, inventory, and forecasting
  • Develop complete applications and not just skeleton systems
  • Covers the design and implementation of two new add-on services: The Squash application and the Storage & Logistics application
  • Also usable for previous versions such as 3.x, 4.0, and 5.0
  • Easy-to-read style, packed with hard-won practical advice
  • Real-world examples with step-by-step explanations

Who This Book Is For

If you are a NAV consultant and developer, or designer of business applications you will benefit most from this book.

The book assumes that you have a basic understanding of business management systems and application development, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Versions and history
What is this book about
Setup versus customization
The beauty of simplicity
Structure of this book
The Role Tailored concept
The building blocks
Data model principles
Chapter 2: A Sample Application
Fit-gap analysis
Getting started
Designing a journal
The posting process
Chapter 3: Financial Management
Chart of accounts
Customizing financial management
Integrating with financial management
Chapter 4: Relationship Management
How companies work
Customizing relationship management
Chapter 5: Production
What is production?
Basic production principles
Getting started
Vertical industry implementation
Chapter 6: Trade
The process
Sales and purchasing
Inventory management
Warehouse management
Trade in vertical industries
Chapter 7: Storage and Logistics
How to read this chapter
The storage application
The logistics application
The invoicing application
Add-on flexibility
Chapter 8: Consulting
The process
Getting started
Changing jobs
Chapter 9: Interfacing
Interface types
Interfacing technologies
Standard application interfaces
Interface methodologies
Interfacing into the future
Chapter 10: Application Design
Application lifecycle
Version and object management
Development methodology
The project

What You Will Learn

  • Implement Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP suite with a sample industry application throughout the book
  • Set up Dynamics NAV and customize it for various industries including fashion, retail, and the automobile industry
  • Get to grips with key Dynamics NAV features such as Inventory Valuation, Item Tracking, and Reservations
  • Learn about B2B and B2C Interfacing and the fundamentals of Application Design
  • Learn and customize application features designed by Microsoft such as Financial Management, CRM, Manufacturing, Distribution / Wholesale, and Retail and extend them safely
  • Design your applications to have a good balance between cost of ownership and functionality
  • Analyze operation data based on sales demographics using Dynamics NAV CRM
  • Extend your core applications using interfaces such as Flatfile, CSV, XMLports, ADO, EDI standards, and web services

In Detail

Dynamics NAV 2009 is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software product from Microsoft that can be used for variety of business needs. It is part of the Microsoft Dynamics family, and intended to assist with finance, manufacturing, Customer Relationship Management, supply chains, analytics, and electronic commerce for small and medium-sized enterprises.

This book is a focused tutorial on Microsoft Dynamics NAV application development, so you can develop complete applications and not just application outlines. It will show NAV developers how to create different kinds of applications. Different kinds of application are vital in different industries like fashion, automobile, retail, books (education), and other industries. It starts off by introducing the supply chain that you will be using throughout the book. You will implement the Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP suite and learn how it is set up and customized for various industries.

You will be able to customize Dynamics NAV to suit the different aspects of a business such as Financial Management, Relationship Management, Production, Jobs, Trade, Storage, Logistics, and so on. The book will take you through these Microsoft-designed application features and show you how to customize and extend them safely. Thus, you will be able to create a structure of your own in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.


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