NAV 2013 R2 - Sales Order & WMS Posting

bbrownbbrown MAMember Posts: 3,227
edited 2015-06-25 in SQL Performance
We've been looking into squeezing some more posting speed on a site that is getting close to go-live. Posting speed is important to them, as often a customer will be standing there waiting. With the usual index, SIFT, and minor code tweaks we've gained about a 20% reduction in posting time. Using a 100 line example sales order, we are seeing about an 18 second posting time in the WMS (Directed Ship) location. That is for ship and invoice. In the non-WMS location, we see about 9 seconds for a same size document. I attribute this difference to not having to also post the Warehouse Shipment.

I consider these to be fairly decent times. But I'm just looking to see if anyone has any thoughts on where more could be gained. Short of redesigning the whole posting routine. Also is this inline with the posting performance you have seen?

Not looking for a pre-defined solution. More thoughts and ideas.
There are no bugs - only undocumented features.

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  • tinoruijstinoruijs Member Posts: 1,226
    There's background posting. Haven't tried it yet and it's not for warehouse posting, but maybe it can help you for posting the sales invoice.
    Check out http://blogs.msdn.com/b/nav/archive/2012/08/31/background-posting-and-job-queue-in-microsoft-dynamics-nav-2013.aspx

    Tino Ruijs
    Microsoft Dynamics NAV specialist
  • bbrownbbrown MAMember Posts: 3,227
    tinoruijs wrote:
    There's background posting. Haven't tried it yet and it's not for warehouse posting, but maybe it can help you for posting the sales invoice.
    Check out http://blogs.msdn.com/b/nav/archive/2012/08/31/background-posting-and-job-queue-in-microsoft-dynamics-nav-2013.aspx

    Background posting is a great feature and useful in many situations. This just isn't one of them. All background posting would do is re-locate the "problem". The process would not be any faster. In fact it might actually be slower in some situations. While background posting does "free up" the user to do something else, they are still waiting on the results and documents from the posting. It also has the same blocking impact on other users. Which is another reason for looking to reduce the posting time.

    Anyways, thanks for the response. You raised something we had looked into but felt it just don't fit here.
    There are no bugs - only undocumented features.
  • tinoruijstinoruijs Member Posts: 1,226
    All right.
    And you checked the fields on inventory setup "Automatic Cost Posting", "Automatic Cost Adjustment" and "Expected Cost Posting to G/L"?

    Tino Ruijs
    Microsoft Dynamics NAV specialist
  • bbrownbbrown MAMember Posts: 3,227
    tinoruijs wrote:
    All right.
    And you checked the fields on inventory setup "Automatic Cost Posting", "Automatic Cost Adjustment" and "Expected Cost Posting to G/L"?

    "Automatic Cost Posting" is ON.

    "Automatic Cost Adjustment" is OFF

    "Expected Cost Posting to G/L" is ON.

    While I'm aware of the performance gains from turning those off, that is at a cost of functionality. Turning these off is not an option, and knowing the customer's business process I would agree with them.

    It's actually been helpful to find you are thinking of the same things I have. But if you come across something I may not have thought of, feel free to send it along. I'm not looking to trade functionality for performance. But rather gain performance where I can. If I can. It may be that this is the best to be reasonably expected. Just that people are asking.
    There are no bugs - only undocumented features.
  • vgvozdevvgvozdev Member Posts: 29
    We have solution that free other users. Our solution does not make NAV posting faster but NAV will not block other users by one user posting.
    https://customers.microsoft.com/Pages/CustomerStory.aspx?recid=16608
    Valentin Gvozdev
    Adaptive Business Solutions
    http://justjewelrysoftware.com
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