FAQ for RF Plus and Microsoft NAV

Q. How does RF Plus for MS Dynamics NAV work differs from NAV Warehouse Granule?

A. RF Plus™ differs from the NAV Granule in three major ways. First it is a truly real-time system that transacts and validates directly with MS Dynamics NAV via the Dynamics NAS server eliminating manual entry. Secondly it is adaptive and can easily incorporate your processes and business logic. And finally, the handheld screens provide a much higher level of information, speed and accuracy to the user. Adding greater utility for the end user translates into a more rapid acceptance of our system. This ensures the anticipated productivity gains are seen early and are maintained.

Q. Does RF Plus for MS Dynamics NAV runs on SQL Server?

A. Yes and operates as part of your current SQL Server instance but with its own tables

Q. Does RF Plus for MS Dynamics NAV require the NAV warehouse granule?

A. No. Portable Intelligence has made a conscious decision to develop RF Plus™ with or without the MS Dynamics NAV warehouse granule.

Q. What sort of ROI can I expect from an inventory control system?

A. Typically payback for RF Plus is within a year. Inventory inaccuracy costs warehouses in terms of:

  • Increased travel time

  • Overbuying of stock

  • Product obsolescence

  • Lower fill rate 

  • Carrying costs We use the rule of 5 to gauge the cost having inaccurate inventory. For example if your last inventory count was out $1M, then it is costing you annually $200K.

Q. What bar coding hardware does RF Plus support? 

A. Any hardware that supports Windows Mobile 6.0 and up plus has a colour screen size that is at least 10 lines x 20 characters.

Q. What are the system requirements necessary to run RF Plus?

  • MS Dynamics NAV Manufacturing 5.0 or higher

  • Application Server = Intel Dual Core Processor, 1 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 200 GB HD 

  • Windows 2008 R2 Server 

  • Windows SQL Server 2009 R2 

  • TCP/IP Network 

  • IE 10.0 or latest version of Chrome 

  • Wireless Network 802.11 b/g/n 

  • RF Data Collection Terminals with Windows Mobile 6.1 

  • Barcode Printer(s) with Ethernet ports

Q. How long does a typical project take?

A. Typical is three months from start to finish. However we recently finished one project in less than 2 weeks and that was a limited installation involving just the inventory count module. Avoid installing around holiday seasons, vacation periods, and hunting/fishing seasons.

Q. What kind of resources are needed on my side to make this installation a success?

A. Your team should consist of a cross section of staff taken from:

  • IT network, Production
  • Material Management
  • Warehousing, and Shipping

 Also assign a project manager whose function will be to coordinate these resources and liaise with us. From a time standpoint each client’s requirements will be different. Ultimately the project is a collaborative effort so be prepared to test the application thoroughly and provide the users with lots of training.

Q. How much customization of RF Plus is required for my project?

A. With over 70 installations of RF Plus, our product is now at a point where the majority of MS Dynamics NAV users can