fuel control system fleet maintenance Elva DMS


In this post I will share my experience on the issue of fleet fuel calculation and control. This topic might be more relevant to companies such as bus carriers (public transport), truck carriers (logistic), and some other companies with their own fleet. I came up with a question – where does the fuel of the company go – after I noticed it on a home page of a telematics' equipment manufacturer. Indeed, can all the fleet managers state with their hands put on their hearts that they know the answer to this question? And, do they have the tools for analysis of this data and for effective decision making?

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repair service module elva dms


The answer to this question is as follows – the Dynamics NAV (now know as Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central) standard service module is not intended for automotive service management! What these two modules have in common is the word "service'.

I decided to write this article because at least 2-3 times per year I encounter a situation where a Dynamics NAV partner offers some after-sales service and fleet maintenance company to use the system's standard service module or someone attempts to adapt this service module for the automotive industry. So why is the Dynamics NAV standard service module not suited for automotive service management? In this article, I will try to highlight the most important arguments why the use of the standard module is not the best option for the automotive industry.

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Elva DMS repair management web user


For some time among my colleagues arises a question whether the Dynamics NAV Windows client is starting to fall. This question arises every time when the latest version of Dynamics NAV is released. It is obvious that Microsoft purposefully allocates significant resources to the development of the Dynamics NAV Web client. The Web client is becoming more and more beautiful, more and more capable and more and more stately with each version. Is this really a sign of the Windows client’s decline? What does this mean to you as an end user? Read more about it in this blog.

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Cloud or on-premises? How to understand real cost differences between both technologies? Are the cost savings given from cloud providers reliable?

There are lots of misconceptions when answering to these questions. For example, when thinking about “cloud or on-premises” many business owners focus on well-known and widely discussed raw face value costs. Unfortunately, in that case the user will never get the real picture at the end.

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Differences between Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics AX Elva DMS


From time to time, I face questions from clients about which ERP system to choose: Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central) or Microsoft Dynamics AX (Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise Edition). This question has become more topical in the last six months. So I decided to talk to our specialists who have worked with both the products and get more comprehensive information on this topic. Opinions and interpretations differ. Nevertheless, we have finally arrived at a common opinion, which I will share in this blog post, together with small examples of the different features of each type of software.

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