This is a transcript of my VI–67 session at 2017’s Deltek Insight
- Connecting to the Vision API Web Service
- Available Methods and Schemas
- Reading Data from Vision
- Writing Data to Vision
- Parsing XML Data
- Where to take it from here
- Tips & Tricks
Continue reading “VI–67: Best Practices for Building a Bridge to Unlock the Power of Vision APIs”
This is a transcript of my VI–66 session at 2017’s Deltek Insight
- Getting started with the Windows Service
- Adding reading capabilities to the service
- Using the VisionAPIHelper library
- Implementing the Vision API calls
- Tips & Tricks
Continue reading “VI-66- Real World Vision API Solutions”
Did your finance department ever approach you to create them that one specific report that’s missing? Did you ever wonder if you could write a report that would take advantage of Deltek Vision’s ® reporting capabilities and allow you to create selections, set up your own grouping, show and hide columns and create your own favourites? Or did you ever wanted to create invoices with a bit more bling than the plain standard ones?
Then the following chapters will help you doing just that. In the first article we will go through a step-by-step guide on how to create your own custom report.
Continue reading “Deltek Vision: Custom Reporting”
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”
Over the years I found that people always had a hard time getting started with Deltek Vision’s API. I do admit, it probably has a lot to do with the message structures the API is expecting.
To jump-start your development I just created an online Test Bench that allows you to connect to your service, run some reads and writes and returns you both a VB.net code sample and a SOAP UI request message that can be copied either into Visual Studio or SOAP UI to give you instant results.
Continue reading “A New Online Tool To Get Started With Vision API”
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”
Deltek Vision’s ® invoices work but they are far from pretty…
This blog will show you how you can modify both layout and content for your company’s invoice so it matches your corporate identity.
On the way I will show you some tips and tricks on how the get more out of the invoices (add custom information, multiple designs for different clients, etc…)
Do you want to integrate Deltek Vision ® with other applications in your company? How about displaying a list of important projects on your website directly from your Vision database? Or pull employee and client information into an intranet site? Post expenses from a third party application directly into the Vision finance system?
All this and more is possible be using the freely available Vision XTEND API interfaces. The blog post will show you how and provide you with some base libraries to get started
This blog will show you how to write stored procedures that can be hooked up to one of Vision’s workflows and all the do’s and dont’s around it.
This blog will show you how to write a custom .net dll that can be hooked up to one of Vision’s workflows and all the do’s and dont’s around it.