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New Features of NAV 2016 - Web Client

NAV 2016 brought a wealth of improvements for the Web Client. I will focus on those I heard my customers complain about most often:

  • Find as you type – when searching for a customer to add to a sales order for example, there are options:
    • Find as you type – which searches the Customer name and presents a list with the customers whose names contain the string.
    • Lookup – which opens a page in line with the field being edited. The lookup page has a Search across columns option – searching across the customer number, name and associated contact. The Freeze pane and horizontal navigation are also available.

Web Client Customer List

  • Scroll through records on lists – new records are dynamically added to the list, rather than using next/previous group.

Web Client Customer List 2

  • Search across columns – for list pages. I mentioned it before, but it deserves a special mention. It is the equivalent of the Quick Filter in the Windows client, but without the step of selecting the column to filter on.

Web Client Posted Sales Invoices

  • Search Pages/Reports - Finally, the ‘magic’ search box is here! No need to add all pages/reports required to be accessed by a web user to the Navigation Pane. I think this feature will be received with mixed feelings. The previous limitations of the web client made it very easy to control access to the database for users who used only the web client without extensive security permissions. However, the benefit of having access to all pages and reports in the system far outweigh any potential permissions inconvenience, especially now that it is possible to track permissions required for a process.

Web Client - Search for Page or Report

  • Collapse tabs/show more fields on Card Pages. Fact boxes can also be collapsed to gain more space on the page.

Web Client Edit Sales Order

  • Focus on Card Pages – is automatically set on the first field when the card is open. The user can start typing immediately.
  • User Settings – users can now change the company. This makes the setup easier for users who only use the Web Client and need to access different companies in the database. With previous versions of NAV, a separate web server instance had to be created for each company.

Web Client Edit My Settings

There are other improvements to the web client, but the ones I mentioned above topped the list in my opinion.

Miruna Rusu

Miruna has worked as a lead consultant on several upgrade projects and new implementations in various industries including fashion and textiles, construction, and marine equipment. Her NAV expertise includes Financial Management, SOP, POP, Inventory and Costing, Warehouse, and Service Management.

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