The company prints required information on different kinds of products. Their business requirement is to print various information on the product and the pricing is defined based on the technology used for the printing and the variety of colors.
The Company was looking for a configurator that facilitates the user to enter all the required information for the printing process at the time of creating the sales order itself. The sales order may be for a combination of different products which is bundled as a Kit but with different printing and colors requirements for different quantities within the Kit.
The pricing calculation is done based on the materials required for the finished product, printing information (type of print and colors etc.)
Once the Sales order is created the user can carry out various processes like Production Order creation, other documentation for the execution of production order etc. with the product variant information.
The Company was using a third-party application (not a NAV extension) that uses the NAV data and does the entire process in a separate application and pushes back the required data to NAV to create Sales Order etc.
The third-party application has its own merits and demerits like the pricing of the product, data management, information review and user friendliness etc.
It also limits and creates a dependency on the future business process changes with in the NAV System for the customer.
Expectation of the Customer
Build the entire Product Configurator within NAV along with additional business process requirements that were identified during the usage of the current third-party application. Provide process navigations, data reviews in a user-friendly way with the same NAV user interface. Additional provision to assort the item and Kit quantities based on the customer requirements.