Does your company track company vehicle cost? Did you ever wonder if you charge enough for their usage back to the client?
One way of doing this is using some of the advanced features in the Units Info Center. In the unit definition there is a field called
Credit Account. If you put a valid financial account into this field, Vision will start posting offsetting credits for any unit that has cost assigned to it, similar to what the
Job Cost Variance account does.
Continue reading “Deltek Vision: Tracking Your Company Vehicle Costs With Units”
User initiated work flows are the back bone of Vision’s extensibility. You are able to react on every insert, update or delete for any info center record and create your own validations, field calculations or messages for the event. You can even call your own code functions, web services and stored procedures. But there’s on big limitation you have to remind yourself…
Continue reading “Deltek Vision: Things You Cannot Do With Workflows”
While I was restarting my website this month I came across a funny fact: there are still sites out there that link to my XP Common Controls Project (XPCC) back from 2004.
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The longest and hardest fought over sessions in a Vision implementation are always project numbering and project structures.
While project numbering is usually defined by a legacy application or legacy filing system (and it’s less of an issue as most people think) I came across some misconceptions on Vision’s Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and how to use them.
Continue reading “Deltek Vision: Project Structures Vs. Organizational Structures”
I just came across a System.Threading.Timer issue and thought I might share it with the community:
As part of a background task that pulls data out of Vision and sends it to a 3rd party I implemented a background task into a ASP.net Web Service using the System.Threading.Timer and TimerCallback.
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The most used and by far the easiest way of customizing Deltek Vision is the User Defined Controls feature. This allows you to add new fields and grids to any existing info center (like projects, employees, vendors, etc..) or even create your own new info centers from scratch.
Custom fields support all the data types you know from standard Vision like numbers, characters, dates, memo-fields, etc…
but you can also select any of the info centers (built-in and user defined) as data type which will allow you to link one record to another. Continue reading “User Defined Fields, Grids and Info Centers”