NAV4Construction is CfMD for NAV2015

Finally, our construction vertical solution NAV4Construction is officially registered as CfMD for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 and has passed all tests by VeriTest and Lionbridge. CfMD meanings “Certified for Microsoft Dynamics”. CfMD is Microsoft Corp.’s highest standard for partner-developed software. This certification represents a significant step in elevating the standard for partner-developed software solutions for industry-specific business applications. Solutions with a successful software test have demonstrated development quality and compatibility with the Microsoft Dynamics product. VeriTest, a service of Lionbridge, performed independent and rigorous testing on the solution’s integration with Microsoft Dynamics.

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This vertical solution covers all construction and similar activities in regular ERP usage. You can find more about it on this blog or on YouTube channel.

Now, Microsoft Dynamics partners all around the world can order this solution and add it to their NAV implementation. Of course, before that, they have to make partnership with solution author.

NAV4Cons on NAV2015

Now, we can to present our vertical solution NAV4Construction on the last NAV release – NAV2015. We have prepared and tested everything and it is stable system.

We have this solution on all clients, of course.

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On previous picture, you can see the one of role centers on Windows Client and you can see the same role center on Tablet Client on next picture, as well:

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In few following days, we will finish all necessary jobs about CfMD certification. After that, all of you who want, will be able to use this vertical solution in your environment.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Inspires People To Do More

A business solution has many functions, but in the end, it’s the people that use it who make the difference. Microsoft Dynamics NAV inspires the people who work at your business to do more: increasing productivity, working together better and getting closer to your customers.
Your employees want your company to thrive just as much as you do. Learn more about how you can grow your business with Microsoft Dynamics.

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV Inspires People To Do More

Cost Accounting for Resources (reporting) 4/4

Resource Cost Accounting has stay in many reports and analysis. These reports from Quantity Surveyor Section (in Bill of Material calculation), to Construction Management (actual costs per project) and Mechanization Management (detail costs of finer level of resources – each mechanization/vehicle resource).

The most of reports can make cost breakdown from total amount or amount per unit to amounts per cost types (depreciation, fuel, oil, maintenance…) for each capacity plan or usage in Job Ledger Entry or Resource Ledger Entry. System present complete breakdown cost structure, but present separately usage cost and standby cost also. We can see all deviations from G/L to calculated and applied entries.

Depends of options you choose, the most of these reports can give analysis with less or more details. Solution has many and many analysis, but I will recommend BI tools we have.

The best of these reports is that they can give you “smart” analysis and you can make right business decision, e.g. are you need to buy new resource or keep old one with maintenance. You can compare credit/leasing installment costs (with fuel/oil consumption for new machine) with maintenance costs (with increased fuel/oil consumption for old machine). Of course, you can use actual costs, not planned.

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Cost Accounting in Manufacturing (reporting) 4/4

Cost Accounting has many report and analysis. One of the most important report is Prod. Order – Detailed Calculation.

Depends of options you choose, report can get analysis with less or more details.

You can compare and monitor all different between data for:

  • Work Time Quantity, Unit Cost and Cos Amount at three variants: expected on planned, expected on released and actual on finished for each Work/Machine Center.
  • Unit Cost, Consumed Quantity and Cos Amount at three variants: expected on planned, expected on released and actual on finished for each material item.

All of these characteristic for complete production order.

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If we choose report with more characteristics, we can see all of this parameters but on detailed mapping analytics with monitoring of cost share u with regard to cost amount.

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We can analyze the same data on report Item and Period – Detailed Calculation. First report present data per each Production Order, but second report per Item and/or period.

On this report, user can choose more variants:

  • Items:
    • Entries (analytics)
    • Production groups (grouping)
    • Item Category (grouping)
    • Capacity:
      • Entries (analytics)
      • Cost Type Code (grouping)
      • Cost Groups (grouping)

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We can make many and many analysis, but I will recommend BI tools we have.

Cost Accounting in Manufacturing (calculation) 3/4

Adjust Capacity Cost automatic calculation process recalculate evaluated Capacity Costs to actual Capacity Cost. Actual costs of capacity are the really costs bookkeeper posted as payables costs on G/L accounts (depreciations, payrolls, energy, fuel, maintenance, transport, marketing…).

Actual Cost Amount will be reallocated on entries for each production order (released or finished status). Evaluated posted costs will be corrected with additional values. User could see only really actual costs on each entry created from PO.

Adjust Capacity Cost automatic calculation process is based on next steps:

  1. Starting the calculation
  2. Mapping initialization
  3. Takeover of percent share correction
  4. Check the applicability of the direct costs
  5. Calculation and posting of entries for correction
  6. Adjust Cost for Item Entries

Starting the calculation

We need to start Cost Accounting->Adjust Capacity Cost Journal. When we opened a journal, we need to set Journal Group with specific field Date Filter. We must choose specific Journal Group for each period.

Mapping initialization

When we prepared Adjust Capacity Cost Journal for calculating process, we need to initialize mapping for specific calculation. It means that system will make copy of mapping from Work/Machine Centers and after that we can adjust mapping for each calculation.

Takeover of percent share correction

This calculation will automatic adjust all changes on allocated costs after changing values and coefficients.

Check the applicability of the direct costs

This command makes checking whether a Work/Machine Centers not working in calculation period. If WC/MC doesn’t working in this period, system cannot make posting. System will reallocated this direct cost values to indirect costs and posting will be done.

Calculation and posting of entries for correction

When all previous steps are done, we only need to post the Adjust Capacity Cost Journal. After posting, we will get new entries in G/L Entry, Capacity Ledger Entry and Value Entry, and entries in Item Ledger Entry will be modified.

Adjust Cost for Item Entries

Before we start Adjust Cost for Item Entries, we need to do next:

  • We must to post invoice for all materials consumed in production orders
  • Is all consumed items posted on production orders
  • Change status to Finished in all production orders
  • Make FA Depreciation posting for desired period of calculation
  • Make Adjust Exchange Rates posting for desired period of calculation

After all of these steps, we need to start standard NAV command Adjust Cost – Item Entries and everything is done.