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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)

How to read this chapter

In this chapter, we will demonstrate how an add-on for Microsoft Dynamics NAV should be designed. In this example, we create a solution for a Storage & Logistics company. This is chosen because the functionality is similar to the existing functionality in Microsoft Dynamics NAV (warehousing) and is a good example of building on top of standard application features.

We will start by analyzing the business process and then discuss the reasons why we won't use standard application features and explain the modules our new application will have.

The next step is to go deeper into these modules and define the design patterns for each of them. We will then walk through the application like we did in the previous chapters and reverse engineer it to explain how all the pieces were designed.

To do this, we need to download and install the application. As we progress in the chapter, we will discuss most of the objects that can be opened and analyzed...