1. Before you Begin with Shop Floor Insight

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The Shop Floor Insight Install Guide provides an overview of the setup required to configure Shop Floor Insight on a technical level and to perform a technical smoke test of the entire system. This is not a comprehensive install guide and does not cover all configuration or setup options. To cover both the Business Central app component and the separate installer for an on-premise component for barcode scanning, schedule training and a full installation with your Insight Works’ representative.

If field level help is needed, contact Support.

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. This component is installed by your Insight Works or 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 require a Premium license enabled for your company, the users performing setup, and the system’s users. If you do not plan on using Manufacturing and instead use only Business Central’s Jobs, you do not need to have Premium enabled on your Business Central license. Contact your Microsoft partner for advice on premium licensing.

A Business Central device license provided by Microsoft can be used for the scanning stations or named users for workers can be used. The Shop Floor interface does not provide the ability to post documents; you can use the Business Central interface with a full license to approve and post time, consumption, and output.

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