About the Author
Mark Brummel started working with Navision in 1997 as an end user. He started working for a Navision solution center in 1999 and witnessed the evolution of the product. In 2006, he received the MVP award from Microsoft and started a journey of close involvement in the product. After the migration to Microsoft Dynamics NAV, the three-tier architecture and role-tailored user interface, he became a trusted consultant, frequently visiting the Microsoft Development Center in Copenhagen and speaking at events. Mark was very closely involved in the early ideas of implementing modern programming concepts that are now known as events and extensions. He is currently senior product specialist at ForNAV and a freelance software architect. David Studebaker has been designing and developing software since 1962 as a developer, consultant, manager, and business owner. In 1967, David coauthored the first general-purpose SPOOL system, an AT&T / IBM joint project. He has been a founding partner in several firms, most recently Studebaker Technology and Liberty Grove Software. David's publications include a decade of technical reviews for ACM Computing Reviews and a number of articles on shop floor data collection. David originated the Packt series of books on programming Dynamics Business Central (aka Dynamics NAV). He has a BS in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a life member of the Association for Computing Machinery. Chris Studebaker was a certified environmental consultant working with manufacturing facilities to meet national and state regulations before he started working with Navision in 1999. After working on regulatory reporting, data analysis, project management, and subcontractor oversight, Chris has used those skills to sell, develop, and implement NAV for the past 20 years. He has specialized in retail, manufacturing, job shop, and distribution implementations, mostly in high-user-count, high-data-volume applications. Chris acts in a consulting and training role for customers and for peer NAV professionals. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University and has done graduate work at Denmark Technical University.