We all like a bit of colour on our screen!
When Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 was released, the stacks of paper we used to see on the RTC were replaced with blue blocks, bringing it into line with the Windows 8 interface. The first question we asked was whether or not we could change the colour of these blue tiles, but alas Microsoft said no... Always up for a challenge, our Product Development Team have created their own version, which gives you the ability to create your own tiles, change the colour, logos and even add animation!
Panels and tiles allow users to access their most commonly used pages, reports, etc. from their Role Centre in Dynamics NAV or Dynamics 365 Business Central. They allow an administrator to create these panels (which are the containers for tiles and links) and to assign them to their users or end user to customise their own Role Centre.
Tiles can be used to either open another panel or can open a page, e.g. the sales order list, straight from the Role Centre. These tiles can present a value to the user, for example the amount of open sales orders can be displayed so the user knows how many there are before opening the page.
The filters can be defined by a user and can be used to filter records based on what the user wants to see, for example the amount of customers that have a balance over £1,000. Tiles can even be setup so they dynamically change colour based on a value, for example if there are over 10 Customers with a balance over £1,000, change to red.
Links can be created and added to a panel and again are used to quickly access and run an object, the only difference between a tile is that they don’t have the room to display a value on them. These tiles and links can be created against any record or to open any page that a user has access to in the system.
nHanced Panels & Tiles is included in the following bundles: