Check out important blogs, team additions, upcoming events, and prizes in this months edition of our Newsletter.

As we all await a New Year with hope, I'd first like to take a moment to thank all of you for the opportunities and trust you have given us, and I look forward to working together forging a prosperous New Year for you and your business. 

Over the course of the year, the Microsoft Dynamics community has experienced some astonishing changes. The increased use of digitization has brought about buzzwords such as "Cloud Solutions", "Artificial Intelligence", and "Big Data". CEO's minds have turned to creating the best possible actions to take for the future. 

As we look forward to 2018, Innovia Team Awesome will continue to be on top of the latest news, updates, and changes by Microsoft and within the tech-world. We look forward to growing with you further.


Donavan D. Lane, CEO


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Customer Relationship Management

Jan 04,2017 10am CT / 11 am ET

Thinking about CRM? You may already own it! Attend this informative session to learn more about CRM that is baked directly into the Dynamics NAV system you already own. Learn how Dynamics NAV can help you manage customer relationships, sales pipelines, and marketing in order to drive revenue.

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Notifications: How They Can Help You Communicate

Jan 11, 2017 10 am CT / 11 am ET

Are you utilizing your notifications? Learn some fo the benefits of using notifications including effectively communicating important inforamtion to your staff members without leaving NAV. Join us in this webinar to gain valuable insight in other ways to use notifications in NAV.


In-House Payroll Gives You Total Control

Jan 17, 2017 10 am CT / 11 am ET

Outsourcing payroll is like using a travel agent- it may have been necessary years ago but with today' ERP technology, companies can use intuitive systems that empower them with better control and 24/7 access to information. Please join us for a short, informative payroll-focused webcast designed exclusively for Dynamics NAV customers.


Smart Budgeting for Microsoft Dynamics Nav Users

Today, spreadsheets can take you only so far. Combining Microsoft Dynamics NAV with a spreadsheet might seem like a fine place to start. However, for any advanced budgeting, this combination actually can be a hindrance. Right now, big data is all the rage, and it's easy to see why. With more information, organizations can dig deeper into the numbers than ever before. Even small and medium-sized businesses can gain essential insights from access to more data.


New Features in the VJS for Visual Project Planning in Dynamics NAV

The new version 1.4 of the Visual Jobs Scheduler, our add-in for visual project planning in Dynamics NAV, has been released. The interactive planning board for visualizing jobs, job planning lines, job tasks, resources and resource allocations was enhanced by some really powerful features which at first glance might not look really that important, but beleive me, there is a whole lot more to them. 

Transitioning to a New EDI Solution? Here's a Handy Checklist to Get You Started.

Is your EDI system manageable? Is the time and effort to maintain accurate mappings causing roadblocks in your operations? Are chargebacks eating into your profit margin? Switching EDI providers or starting with your first electronic document interchange (EDI) system is an important investment. When your EDI solution is well calibrated, it can become a launchpad for your business's enhanced profitability and scalability.  

Charging Technology: Freight Rate Shopping Has Gone Digital!

For years, logistics professionals and shippers have had to rely on manual freight rate calculations, phone calls to carriers, and most recently with the advent of the internet carrier websites to retrieve freight rates. Logistics coordinators are often faced with internal policies requiring three freight rate quotes at minimum to ensure objective selection processes and, most important, to select the lowest-cost carrier each time.

Innovia Team News 
David Boling Bio

Please join us in welcoming David Boling to the Innovia Consulting family as a Marketing Specialist. David comes with three years of marketing experience. He is an IU South Bend graduate with degrees in Business Advertising and Marketing. David has previously worked on projects for the Department of Homeland Security and an international travel agency. In his spare time David likes to watch football, Formula One racing, and Netflix. He also enjoys playing golf and tennis.

Tim Britton Bio

Please join us in welcoming Tim Britton to the Innovia Consulting family as a Marketing Specialist.Tim graduated from IU South Bend with degrees in Business Advertising and Marketing. He graduated at the top of his class with honors and several academic awards. Tim has marketing experience in the technology sector working closely with a start-up based out of Notre Dame University. In his spare time Tim likes to volunteer with youth, and spend time with friends and family.

Mark Kane Bio

Please join us in welcoming Mark Kane to the Innovia Consulting family as a Senior Application Consultant. Mark is a CPA with almost 9 years of NAV experience including requirement gathering, planning, implementation and project management for mid-sized and large ERP customers. He has experience in many areas of NAV, NAV Advanced Mfg., and has a great deal of expertise in Solution Delivery, Sales and Technical Support. Mark and his wife Barbara have been married for 35 years and have three grown children together. In his spare time Mark volunteers as a soccer referee. He enjoys making Soy Wax candles and going to the beach with his wife. 

Shiny New Gadget of the Month
Innovia Gadget of the Month December 2017

Star Wars R2-D2 USB Car Charger


  • R2-D2 USB Car Charger
  • Two USB charging ports each of whic provide 2.1 Amps (enough to charge 2 tablets simultaneously)
  • A ThinkGeek creation and exclusive!

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Quick Quiz

This Month's Question

What is the correct formula to find your companies' working capital?

  1. Total Sales - Cost of Goods Sold
  2. (Current Assets - Inventories) / Current Liabilities
  3. Inventory / Revenue
  4. Current Assets - Current Liabilities 
Submit your answer to
A winner will be drawn from the correct responses and receive the Shiny New Gadget.

Last Month's Answer

What are the benefits that the ERP system promises to organizations?

  1. Accurate inventory, accurate shipping, maintain a profit
  2. Accurate productivity
  3. Accurate processing
  4. Company profit loss

Answer: A

Congratulations go to Kara Kroupa, Industrial Packaging Corporation, who won the Spider-Man Spider Cam Figure