About Me

by Oct 12, 2020

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My name is Tomas Kapitan. I have been working with and learning Microsoft Dynamics NAV / Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central since 2014. I have led and participated in more than 30 implementation projects (usually mid-size companies, 100 – 750 employees) from various industries (manufacturing, wholesale, retail, service companies, …).

I worked on projects for companies in the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, UK, Russia, Italy, UAE and Bahrain.

In the Czech Republic in most cases, I am working for ARTEX Informační systémy, spol. s r.o., Microsoft Gold Partner for ERP (who has won Microsoft 2018 Partner of the year in the Czech Republic).

I also provide my services as a freelancer with specialization on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central in project management, consultancy and developer’s team-leading. I am open to any interesting project-based offer!


Current Status

I am currently living in Prague, Czechia and I am open to new opportunities across the world. If you have any question regarding my services, do not hesitate to contact me at kapitan@kepty.cz


My Experiences

Since I have started my journey with Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central in 2014, I planned, consulted and led many interesting projects from various industries with different sizes.

In the section below, I’ve described the most interesting projects that I worked on, or I’m still working on. In addition to the listed projects, I did many small-sized projects in different positions for different companies.

If you are interested in details (company name, range, technology, …) of any projects, please write me an email at kapitan@kepty.cz.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Classic, version 3.7 – 2009)

  • Many projects with on-going support for clients who had used these versions of the system. Almost every one of them has already upgraded their ERP to the newer Microsoft Dynamics NAV or 365 Business Central.
  • Various Industries
    • Retail/Wholesale companies
    • HR Companies
    • Service Companies
    • Manufacturing Company

Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Role Tailored, version 2013 – 2018)

Manufacturing companies

  • Post-Implementation Support & On-Going Support (from 2018 to 2020)
    • Company’s info: +100 users; +€125-150.000.000 annual turnover (2017)
    • Company has implemented NAV 2017 with one of the Czech Microsoft Partners; however, due to some changes in management on both sides of the project, the project failed. I took over the project 2 months after the Go-Live in the unsustainable state, and over the next year, I changed many processes and functions and brought the system to the state, where the company were satisfied.
    • My Roles: Project Manager, Lead Analyst&Developer

Retail/Wholesale companies

  • Implementation of NAV2017 (in 2017)
    • Company’s info: +250 users; +€75-100.000.000 annual turnover (2019)
    • Implementation of Microsoft Dynamics NAV for one of the biggest company with construction material in the Czech Republic.
    • My Roles: Project Manager, Lead Analyst and Lead Developer
    • Team: Me, 7 junior developers, 3 senior developers, 2 consultants
    • Project range: 350 Man-Days
  • On-going development and support (from 2017 – now)
    • Company’s info: +250 users; +€75-100.000.000 annual turnover (2018)
    • My Roles: Project Manager, External ERP Decision Maker
    • Project range: Usually 75 – 100 Man-Days per year
    • Interesting smaller projects (15 to 60 Man Days):
      • Sign Pad integration for more than 20 shops (60+ cashiers)
      • Integration with Card Payment Terminals
      • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
      • Stock Planning System
      • Online Bank Integration
      • Advanced Warehouse System with custom Mobile App
      • B2C and B2B full e-shop integration
  • On-going development and support (from 2017 – now)
    • Company’s info: +60 users; +€30-50.000.000 annual turnover (2019)
    • Retail and Wholesale company with kitchen and household utensils
    • My Roles: Project Manager, Lead Developer
    • Project range: Usually 30 – 50 Man-Days per year
    • Interesting smaller projects (15 to 60 Man Days):
      • Advanced Warehouse System
      • B2C e-shop integration

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Manufacturing Companies

  • Implementation of Business Central (in 2019)
    • Company’s info: +50 users; +€50-75.000.000 annual turnover (2019)
    • Two companies (within one DB) manufacturing concrete products for hall and building constructions.
    • My Roles: System Architect, Consultant
    • Team: Me, 5 junior developers, 2 senior developers, 2 consultants
    • Project range: Original project size 175 – 225 Man-Days
  • Implementation of Business Central (in 2019)
    • Company’s info: +75 users; +€10-15.000.000 annual turnover (2018)
    • England based company manufacturing Wooden furniture implemented Business Central with IT company from India.
    • Hired to review and evaluate the suggested solution and final version.
    • My Roles: External Consultant, Decision Maker, Evaluator
    • Project range: Original project size 150 – 200 Man-Days

Services

  • Financial Sector
    • On-going Consultancy (from 2019 – 2020)
      • Company’s info: +150 users; +€50-75.000.000 annual turnover (2017)
      • England based company with Business Central implemented in 2019. Very customized solution extended with many features for the financial sector (stocks, commodities).
      • Hired to help understand their system when the internal CIO has left. The system and modifications were undocumented, and many functionalities weren’t in a suitable state.
      • My Roles: Lead Consultant, External CIO responsible for internal systems
      • Project range: Original project took almost 2 years (2018 – 2019), and before I was hired, the implementation team almost fell apart. I helped to build a new external team of freelancers who took part in finishing the project.
  • Water Machine Servicing
    • Implementation of Business Central On-Premises (in 2019), with additional countries in 2020 and 2021.
      • Company’s info: +30 users; +€10-15.000.000 annual turnover (2019) in Czechia, €500-750.000.000 annual turnover (2018) worldwide
      • Implementation of Business Central, all modification are done through Extensions without any change in the Core.
      • Responsible for architecture and some parts of the development.
      • My Roles: System Architect, Developer, Consultant
      • Team: Me, 3 junior developers, 2 senior developers, 2 consultants
      • Project range: 200 Man-Days
  • Vending Machines Servicing
    • Implementation of Business Central On-Premises (in 2020)
      • Company’s info: +75 users; +€15-20.000.000 annual turnover (2019)
      • Implementation of Business Central, all modification are done through Extensions without any change in the Core.
      • Responsible for architecture and development of the core functionality – Vending Module that manages all processes linked to Vending Machines, Machine Inspections, AutoInvoicing, Contract, … (1/4 of the whole project)
      • My Roles: System Architect, Leading Developer
      • Team: Me, 4 junior developers, 3 senior developers, 4 consultants
      • Project range: 400 Man-Days
      • Future: Right now, extending the solution for more countries in Asia and Africa (for 2021-2022).

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