Manufacturing Use Cases

Capture via drag-and-drop to existing NAV batch record (4:23)

Watch how Datahaven and its support for dragging-and-dropping, scanning, and importing enables users to capture any document associated with a NAV manufacturing batch record, including procedure documents, quality documents, finished goods, certificates of analysis, etc. Datahaven automatically names and links each document to its NAV batch record and, in turn, uses the inherent relationships in NAV to link the document to every other record in NAV that is associated with that batch.


Capture and link manually to an existing batch via document workflow (2:21)

Watch how Datahaven and its support for document-centric workflow enables users to link a manufacturing document to its related NAV batch record as part of a workflow process.


Capture and link programmatically to an existing batch using barcode values (3:55)

Watch how Datahaven and its support for automated barcode recognition enables users to receive documents with handwritten notations made on the shop floor, scan them in all at once, and automatically name, file, and link them to a finished production order record in the NAV manufacturing module.


Viewing of documents from different roles/perspectives (8:27)

Watch how Datahaven and its support for filtered document views throughout the NAV manufacturing module enables users to view documents based on the inherent data relationships among batches, formulas, items, and vendors in NAV.


In the video above, you can see how

  • a quality manager could review production quality results and discover a possible issue with a formula, navigate to the formula and review documents related to finished batches as well as those still in process, etc.
  • an R&D department could process a new formula request from a customer, identify an existing formula, and review documents related to previous batch results for that formula, including product specifications, nutritional analysis, and the MSDS related to specific raw materials used in the batch, etc.
  • a cost accountant could review batch cost overruns by identifying specific formulas for additional review, looking over physical batch tickets from the shop floor that reflect unusual circumstances that were recorded during production run, and even drilling down to item level to review raw material lots, price fluctuations, and vendor COAs, etc.
  • a purchasing manager could review vendor performance by comparing COAs to item specifications, see all vendors that supply a specific item and their related documents, review batch yields by going to batches that contain these items, etc.

Generate PDF from existing batch record (0:53)

Watch how Datahaven and its support for outbound documentation enables users to capture a NAV record as a PDF, generate an email, address the email, attach the PDF to the email, and automatically save it back into the Datahaven repository.


Capture via mobile device on shop floor (1:58)

Watch how Datahaven and its support for mobile devices enables users to record images related to an incident on the shop floor and make them immediately available to be linked to a record in NAV.