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From the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Blogs: NAV 2013 Assembly Management; RapidStart; Temporary Tables; Thriving with NAV

by Linda Rosencrance
Contributing Writer, MSDW

Assembly Management versus Manufacturing in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013: A recent topic du jour at the Dynamics Team blog revolves around the new application feature called Assembly Management in Dynamics NAV 2013. The app is a set of features designed for companies that supply products to their customers by combining components in simple processes, such as assembly, light manufacturing, and kitting.

The question that's going to be raised in many sales and implementation situations is: Isn't Assembly Management in essence the same as Manufacturing?

According to the NAV team, the short answer is yes because it belongs to the same category of business processes that represent the conversion of a set of products into a different or new product.

"Manufacturing typically concerns itself with converting (changing the physical nature of) raw materials into finished goods, kitting puts together end-products into a sellable unit, and assembly is often a hybrid of the two," according to the team.

However because the standard application suite for Dynamics NAV 2013 includes both Manufacturing and Assembly, the team offers some guidance to help companies understand the subtle differences between the two.

To determine which module best fits your business and your budget best you can read the rest of the team's blog post here.

How to Get your ERP System Up and Running in No Time: The Dynamics NAV team has also posted some information on RapidStart Services for Dynamics NAV.

According to the team, RapidStart Services, a form of which has

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About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.