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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Application Design - Second Edition

By : Marije Brummel
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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Application Design - Second Edition

By: Marije Brummel

Overview of this book

This book is a focused tutorial on Microsoft Dynamics NAV application development to help you develop complete applications and not just application outlines. This hands-on guide starts off by introducing the supply chain that you will be using throughout the book. You will then implement the Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP suite and learn to set it up and customize it for various industries. You will learn how 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. Therefore, by the end of this book, you will be able to create a structure of your own in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

The process

A trading company purchases and sells items without changing them. The main activities are purchase, storage, packaging, sales, and shipping, as shown in the following screenshot:

Managing the inventory is very important in these companies. Having inventory is crucial for delivering on time and not having to say "no" to customers.

Wholesale versus retail

Traditionally, trading companies are divided into wholesale and retail companies. Wholesale companies sell to business and retail companies sell to consumers. Microsoft Dynamics NAV supports both and from the perspective of design (table and posting structure), there is not much difference.

The biggest difference between wholesale and retail for the application is the transaction volume. While the total turnover of a wholesale company can be much higher compared to a retailer, the retailer often has more, smaller transactions. It can be a challenge from an application design perspective to retain...