1. Before you Begin with Shop Floor Insight

1. Before you Begin with Shop Floor Insight

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The Install Guide is intended as a quick install guide to get Shop Floor Insight to work with Business Central. This is not a comprehensive install guide and does not cover all configuration or setup options.

Field level help is available by contacting Support.

Shop Floor Insight has a Business Central app component and a separate installer for an on-premise component for barcode scanning. Scheduling an installation and training with your Microsoft Partner or Insight Works’ representative is recommended. The Install Guide provides a quick overview of important setup required to configure Shop Floor Insight on a technical level and perform a technical smoke test of the entire system.

Training and a full installation can be scheduled with your Insight Works’ representative.

Architecture Overview

Shop Floor Insight has a Business Central app for configuration, reviews, and approvals. The barcode scanning shop floor interface has a separate component that is installed on-premise. Insight Works can install this component or it is available from your Microsoft Partner.

This document does not cover the installation of the barcode scanning interface.

Shop Floor Insight

The Shop Floor interface, used for barcode scanning, requires an on-premise component and looks like this:

Shop Floor Insight Time Card

The Business Central side of Shop Floor Insight looks like this:


Business Central Licensing Considerations

If you plan on using manufacturing in Business Central, you need to have the Premium license enabled for your company, for the users performing setup, and the users for the system. If you do not plan on using Manufacturing and instead only the Business Central Jobs, you do not need to have Premium enabled on your Business Central license.

Contact your Microsoft partner for advice on premium licensing.

You can use a Business Central device license for the scanning stations, and you can use alternate user names for workers. The Shop Floor interface does not provide the ability to post documents; use the Business Central interface with a full license to approve and post time, consumption, and output.

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