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Why operational agility?

Operational agility is the key for companies to grow and operate in unpredictable environments. it makes them robust, responsive and flexible. Visual scheduling is the proven technique to achieve operational agility. 

Our Product Lines

visual scheduling extensions for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Visual Scheduling Extensions

For Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (and NAV)

We offer a comprehensive suite of visual scheduling extensions and apps. for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (and Dynamics NAV).

Our visual scheduling apps help Business Central users with production scheduling, as well as with project and resource scheduling. 

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visual scheduling components for software developers

Visual Scheduling Components

For software developers needing Gantt charts

Our developer components support state-of-the-art JavaScript/HTML5 applications (Visual Scheduling Widget SE) as well as .NET (VARCHART XGantt) and Java applications (VARCHART JGantt).

We actually still maintain a Gantt chart control that can be used in ActiveX software solutions.

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Visual Scheduling Application

For small make-to-order machine shops

Our just plan it software addresses those manufacturing companies that are too small to run a powerful ERP system such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central or Dynamics NAV. just plan it is based on standard NETRONIC technology used within the two other product lines, and a complete stand-alone application.

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What makes us special

Tradition & experience meet curiosity & perspective

We combine tradition and experience with curiosity and perspective. We were founded in 1975. For more than 40 years, our focus has always been the same. We develop visual scheduling software.

Visual scheduling (mainly via Gantt chart software) is our core competence. Our DNA is to develop this as software products which we sell globally. Our "traditional" products are tools for software developers. They help them build powerful and flexible Gantt charts.

Yet, we not only have a tradition, but we also have a perspective. We used our experience and built visual scheduling products for end customers. Based on state-of-the-art technology and "living" in the cloud. So today, we are all about achieving operational agility with visual scheduling. Other than just "Gantt charts", it puts into the foreground what people actually achieve with our software. This is the idea of our 2nd generation management and owners.

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Meet the team

Hi I am Martin. Nice to met you.

Dr. Martin Karlowitsch

CEO | Co-Owner

Martin took over NETRONIC in 2011 as a management buy-out from the founder.

His PhD. thesis had a focus on performance management. Before starting the NETRONIC venture, Martin held various management roles in investor relations, sales operations, and Marketing both in small German and large US-based enterprise software companies. 

At NETRONIC, Martin drives strategy, innovation, and go-to-market. 

Hi, I am Elmar. Nice to meet you.

Dr. Elmar Karlowitsch

COO | Co-Owner

Elmar joined NETRONIC in 2015 to help his brother Martin profitably grow the company.

During his university career, he focused on industrial production & controlling.  After that, he spent 15+ years in various large German software and consulting enterprises that all operated in the field of production planning and execution.

At NETRONIC, Elmar drives finance and operations. Furthermore, he is the exec sponsor of the just plan it product.

Hi, I'm Sascha. NIce to meet you.

Sascha Hermann

CTO

Sascha joined NETRONIC in the mid 90'ies as a student worker. 

When Martin decided to enter the Microsoft Dynamics NAV market with visual scheduling add-ins in 2012, Sascha took the challenge to enter unchartered territory. He built the company's first visual scheduling add-in, the Visual Production Scheduler.

With owning this product, Sascha grew into broader responsibilities. He is now responsible for all product developments, for project deliveries and internal IT.

What our customers say

Tangible benefits achieved with visual scheduling

More satisfied employees through greater transparency

The German company planned its production "analog" for a long time. The resulting problems were to be solved by using an ERP without a planning board, but this did not lead to a satisfactory result. Only the VPS brought more efficient planning, smoother processes, and more satisfied employees. At Winter + Freis, they are delighted that "we have a very good tool with which to work".

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On-time delivery improved

For a long time, the Danish company used Excel for its planning. In addition, the employees verbally kept each other informed about orders pending and those waiting to be processed. The VPS improved one criterion quickly: "Our KPI for delivering on time to customers has increased dramatically". But this is not the only added value gained by the VPS.

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More efficient planning and better use of capacities

The Italian company used to plan masses of projects with Microsoft's ERP system Dynamics NAV but at some point, this was not sufficient anymore. Only the use of the VJS brought transparent data structure, better-informed employees, and more efficient planning.

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Custom scheduler for service planning

For their state-of-the-art equipmen management software, Dysel was looking for a development tool for interactive Gantt charts with advanced visual functionality that fully integrates into Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and found with the VSADT the perfect product.

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Book your 15 minutes explorative session

We know that finding the right visual scheduling software sometimes is hard. We also know that sometimes it is hard for clients to figure out which of our visual scheduling software product lines is best for them.

If you are unsure how to proceed, or if you like to learn a bit more about our offerings, book a 15 minutes explorative session with us.

We will keep this meeting to 15 minutes. We will do no demo, and we will not pitch software. In essence, we will ask a bunch of question to understand your visual scheduling challenge.

Based on this, we either honestly tell you that our products are not a good fit for you. Or - we jointly come to the conclusion that we might be an option for you. In that case, we use these 15 minutes to agree upon the next steps.