Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Supply Chain Management Capabilities

Inventory Management

Dynamics 365 Business Central is an all-in-one business management solution that’s easy to use and adapt, helping you connect your business and make smarter decisions.  Built on functionality within Microsoft Dynamics NAV and adaptable to extend business applications to other Microsoft Cloud Services such as Office 365, Microsoft Flow, Power BI and PowerApps; Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Solution can grow as your business requirements change while taking advantage of the latest technology.

Dynamics 365 Business Central is available as either a Cloud or On-Premise solution.  In addition, there are 2 different versions; Essentials vs Premium.  Both versions have expansive supply chain and inventory management capabilities with functionality such as:

Alternative Order Addresses Item Charges Sales Invoice Discounts
Alternative Ship-To Addresses Item Cross References Sales Invoicing
Alternative Vendors Item Substitutions Sales Line Discounting
Assembly Management Item Tracking Sales Line Pricing
Basic Inventory Location Transfers Sales Order Management
Basic Payables Multiple Locations Sales Return Order Management
Basic Receivables Order Promising Sales Tax/VAT*
Calendars Purchase Invoicing Shipping Agents
Cycle Counting Purchase Line Discounting Standard Cost Worksheet
Drop Shipments Purchase Line Pricing Stock keeping Units
Item Attributes Purchase Order Management Vendor Catalogue Items
Item Budgets Purchase Return Order Management *depending on county of deployment
Item Categories Requisition Management

Learn more about Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Download the Cloud Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Licensing Guide

Download the On-Premise Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Licensing Guide

Achieving Better Warehouse Management-Boosting Customer Service

WMS Software

Warehouse Management Systems are becoming popular as supply chain logistics become ever more complicated along with increasing customer demands.  With an escalating volume of inventory movement, many organizations are turning to technology to streamline operations and meet these challenges.

Advanced technology through Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) allow companies to respond to evolving market pressures and deliver on ever-shrinking time to delivery windows. These systems efficiently capture every scan, every movement of inventory and are designed to make both accuracies along with cost reduction a top priority.  The following article can give you some insight into methods, obtained through warehouse technology, for achieving better warehouse management that are key to modern business supply chain logistics in addition to reaching your organization’s goals.

Warehouse Management Systems are designed with savings in mind to manage your inventory in the most efficient manner possible. However, additional benefits can be recognized in other areas, such as cost saving associated with reduced labor and administrative costs, plus also an increase in customer service levels.

While concrete return on investment numbers can be calculated such as an increase in inventory picking accuracies up to 99.9%, or the reduction in labor hours before and after a WMS has been implemented, intangible benefits should not be overlooked.  These include an increase in customer services levels and reduced returned inventory as well.

Download the Free White Paper: Achieving Better Warehouse Management 

Posted by iCepts Technology Group, Inc a HighJump WMS Partner in Pennsylvania

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central On-Premise is Now Available

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central On-Premise

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is an all-in-one business management solution that’s easy to use and adapt, helping you connect your business and make smarter decisions.  Built on functionality within Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft’s most popular ERP system with over 160,000 installed companies globally, Dynamics 365 Business Central is the next generation of Dynamics NAV available either as on On-Premise or Cloud Business Management Solution.

Robust ERP Functionality:

Business Central On-Premise continues with Dynamics NAV’s rich legacy of robust ERP functionality across areas such as:

  • Both Financial and Advanced Financial Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Electronic Services
  • Human Resource Management
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Warehouse and Inventory Management
  • Manufacturing (Premium Version)
  • Service Order Management (Premium Version)

Artificial Intelligence:

New for Business Central is the ability to have an on-premise ERP system and an optional connection to Microsoft’s Intelligent Small Business cloud product offerings through Intelligent Edge.  Microsoft’s Intelligent Edge services are options subscriptions to cloud productivity tools to enhance Business Central.  Your company can connect to such service as:  Power BI, Microsoft Flow, PowerApps and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to provide insight and actionable messages; enabling your business to run even better.

Enhanced User Interface:

Business Central’s updated user interface is a true “mobile friendly” ERP solution built for productivity no matter which device you access information from: Desktop, Tablet, iPhone or Android phones.

Version Options:

With Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, licensing in based on a “per named” basis.  For all of the users, customers can either choose the Essentials or Premium Version.

Essentials Version: Essentials gives users a vast amount of capabilities with over 100 unique business functionalities.

Premium Version: Premium allows all of the functionality in Essentials, however, adds 2 key business areas of Manufacturing and Service Order Management.

A Modern Business Management System:

With Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central your organization can:

  • Make Informed Decisions and Connect your Departments
  • Optimize your Inventory Levels
  • Effectively Manage your Sales Process
  • Precisely Plan and Track Customer Projects
  • Leverage Advanced Inventory Management

Learn more about Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Download the Microsoft Dynamics 365 On Premise Licensing Guide

Posted by iCepts Technology Group, Inc. A Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Partner

Achieving Better Warehouse Management-Multi Carrier Shipping

WMS Shipping

Warehouse Management Systems are becoming popular as supply chain logistics become ever more complicated along with increasing customer demands.  With an escalating volume of inventory movement, many organizations are turning to technology to streamline operations and meet these challenges.

Advanced technology through Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) allow companies to respond to evolving market pressures and deliver on ever-shrinking time to delivery windows. These systems efficiently capture every scan, every movement of inventory and are designed to make both accuracies along with cost reduction a top priority.  The following article can give you some insight into methods, obtained through warehouse technology, for achieving better warehouse management that are key to modern business supply chain logistics in addition to reaching your organization’s goals.

Warehouse Management Systems are designed with savings in mind to manage your inventory in the most efficient manner possible. However, additional benefits can be recognized in other areas, such as cost saving associated with reduced labor and administrative costs, plus also an increase in customer service levels. Another area as well includes both efficiency gains and reduced cost in the area of utilizing multi carrier shipping options.

Any sort of shipping solution should have the ability to shop all of major carriers which can select the best choice available. By leveraging a powerful multi-carrier rating engine will also allow you to automatically select the cheapest carrier, mode, and service level that meets your delivery time frames. Warehouse technology to including multi-carrier shipping will allow you to reduce your shipping costs, track every shipment, and maintain valuable key performance metrics all while gaining accurate shipping compliance and superior customer service. A seamlessly integrated shipping functionality in WMS will eliminate fixed packing stations and shipment paperwork to reduce costly manual errors and increase shipment reliability.

Download the Free White Paper: Achieving Better Warehouse Management 

Posted by iCepts Technology Group, Inc a HighJump WMS Partner in Pennsylvania