Free capacities or double allocations 

Use the Visual Resource Viewer to optimize the usage of your resources 

The Visual Resource Viewer is the all-in-one resource view for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. You see the utilization of the resources by orders from Service, Assembly and Jobs. Moreover, we have added information about the resources' absences so that the overview of the resources' availability will get as complete as possible. At the same time, a capacity curve illustrates the resources' availability so that you recognize  what your resources are currently working on and when. The VRV informs you on your resources' free capacities or whether they have a double assignment. The Visual Resource Viewer gives you total control over the resource usage in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

 

  • Overview of resources & utiliziation by the areas Servcice, Assembly, Jobs, & Absences
    Overview of resources & utiliziation by the areas Service, Assembly, Jobs, & Absences
  • Capacity curve can be shown/hidden at will

    Capacity curve shows utilization and availablity of resources

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Gantt chart extension for the cloud 

Complete your ERP system by a visual resource planning

The Visual Resource Viewer is based on  JavaScript and can be used in Dynamics 365 Business Central cloud (SaaS). You directly interact with the ERP system by opening the according resource card by double-clicking from within the VRV, make modifications, and save them. 

Selected features of the Visual Resource Viewer

Five convincing features of the visual planning board for

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

One planning board instead of many data tables 

While Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central keeps all data in separate tables, the Visual Resource Viewer lets the planner grasp the resource allocations of the areas Service, Assembly, Jobs, and Absences at a glance. Moreover, the capacity curve indicates a resource's free capacities and overloads.

Visual Resource Viewer: Eine Plantafel statt viele Datentabellen in D365
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Capacity calculation either by day, week, or month 

The capacity curve combines information on a resource's allocation and its availability. If, for instance, a task's duration is 10 hours,  the capacity curve of a resource with an availability of 8 hours/day shows an overload - if it is calculated per day. In many cases, the planner regards a resource's availability by week or even by month. That is why the VRV lets you select wether you do the capacity calculation either by day, week or month. The curve will aggregate the occupancy on the selected period.

Many support functions for quickly navigating 

The Visual Resource Viewer offers lots of options that make navigating in the planning board very easy: jump to the time now line with one cklick, zoom into a period by mousewheel, jump back to your starting position and much more.

Visual Resource Viewer: schnelles Navigieren in der Plantafel
Visual Resource Viewer: Änderungen schnell vornehmen

Make quick changes

The VRV lives within Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Clicking an order or a resource directly brings you to the according card where you can make and save your changes. 

Specify the relevant time range

Either enter a fixed starting and end date for seeing the resources and their orders within this time frame or specify a time range around the current dates.

Visual Resource Viewer: Zeitraum selber auswählen

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Introduction to Visual Scheduling for Dynamics NAV

The purpose of this 32-pages Ebook is to provide you with ideas and best practices of how to apply visual scheduling to Dynamics NAV or 365 Business Central.

What you'll get:

  • 10+ charts and figures
  • Introductory content and new insights
  • Proven ideas to apply visual scheduling




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We run regular webinars - typically in a monthly rhythm. Join us for one of these live sessions in which we cover all add-ins of our Visual Scheduling Suite for Dynamics NAV or 365 Business Central

What you'll get:

  • See Gantt add-ins in action
  • Tips to better sell MIcrosoft Dynamics NAV or 365 Business Central with visual scheduling
  • Both introductory and advanced-level info

 

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