Cloud WMS and Return On Investment Considerations


In recent years the shift of enterprise software to the cloud has intensified, driven by a the combination of dramatically lowered cost of storage, increased processor speed, elimination of the need for a software and hardware to be physically connected.

Similar to Enterprise Technology, Warehouse Management Systems and warehouse technology solutions are now available in the cloud delivery model from some providers, offering a lower cost, reduced risk option. When evaluating WMS providers, it is imperative for every business to understand the total cost of ownership (TCO)—including both direct and indirect costs—of the technology and labor associated with adopting WMS technology.

The scrutiny of new technology projects has never been higher, and building a business case to justify an investment in supply chain management technology has never been more crucial. While some see cloud as being simply the next level of technology, the shift towards cloud computing also has very tangible financial benefits.

Read on to explore how warehouse management, delivered via cloud technology, can have a positive financial impact not just in your distribution logistics, but on your internal IT spending as well.

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Dynamics 365 Business Central Team Members

Business Central Licensing

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 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. 

When licensing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, users have the option to choose additional users, such as Team Members Licensing, along with their Full User License Subscription.  Full Users are described below:

Full Users are the users whose work requires use of the feature rich business applications functionality. Examples of full users are salespeople, customer service representatives, finance employees, controllers and supply chain managers. These users have also been referred to in the past as “Pro users” or “Power Users.” These full users are licensed with a per named user subscription basis and can choose between either Essentials or Premium versions of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Team Members are additional Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business subscription named users.  The limited user option (team members license) is designed for users who are not tied to a particular function, but who require basic Dynamics 365 Business Central functionality. This license includes read access as well as some write access for select light tasks across Dynamics 365 Business Central functionality for a given tenant.

The Dynamics 365 Business Central Team Members Subscription License (SL) grants a user full read access to Dynamics 365 Business Central Essentials and Dynamics 365 Business Central Premium for a given tenant. In addition, the Dynamics 365 Business Central Team Members SL includes some limited use write access to Dynamics 365 Business Central Essentials and Premium.

Dynamics 365 Business Central Team Members requires that at least one other user be licensed with Dynamics 365 Business Central Essentials or Dynamics 365 Business Central Premium. Dynamics 365 Business Central Team Members use rights and can preform the following:

  • Read anything within Dynamics 365 Business Central.
  • Update existing data and entries in Dynamics 365 Business Central – existing data are records like customer, vendor or item records which are already created. Entries means entries on which it is specifically allowed from an accounting perspective to update specific information. (e.g. due date on customer ledger entries).
  • Approve or reject tasks in all workflows assigned to a user.
  • Create, edit, delete personal information.
  • Enter a time sheet for Jobs.

Team Members User Licensing is a great way to add users to your solution at a very cost effective pricing point. To learn more about Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, see below:

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Versions

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Licensing Guide

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Pricing

Posted by iCepts Technology Group, Inc. A Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Partner and Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (MCP) in Pennsylvania

Guide to Replacing Accounting Software

Risk of Legacy Accounting Software

Is your Business At Risk?

Business is changing at a rapid pace as well as technology solutions to keep up with these demands. Companies that rely on older, legacy accounting software are gambling that this older technology can meet business needs without causing risk.

As your business grows in size and complexity, and your customers expect better and faster service, the tools that once supported you in the past very well may now be standing in your way.

For small and midsize businesses (SMBs), deciding to overhaul your accounting software or business management systems may seem like a daunting task.

But what is the real cost of trying to maintain a system that is no longer keeping up with demands? Whether the result is lost sales, customer dissatisfaction, or compliance risks, failing to update your technology can be a costly decision. If you recognize any of these warning signs, the time has come to make a change:

Manual processes are error prone and can’t keep up with increasing business demands.

You waste too much time on manual systems that don’t talk to each other.

Creating and configuring reports are too complicated, and often doesn’t give us the correct information.

Incomplete or incorrect information creates customer dissatisfaction and lost sales.

Increasingly stringent compliance and security concerns keep you up at night.

Productivity is lost spending valuable time switching back and forth between multiple applications and disconnected systems.

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Guide to Replacing Legacy Accounting Software

Warehouse Insight Overview Video

Warehouse Insight

Inventory and warehouse managers often find themselves battling inefficient operations due to inaccurate warehouse transactions and time-consuming manual tracking. With Warehouse Insight, this is now a thing of the past.

Warehouse Insight is an add-on for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central that provides warehouse and production employees with full NAV access via barcode scanners and hand-held computers.

Warehouse Insight streamlines inventory and warehouse functionality to provide intuitive warehousing tools for inventory counts, shipping, receiving, picks, putaways, bin management, and more.

Watch this Warehouse Insight Quick Overview Video, then go to Next Steps below for more information:

Learn more about Warehouse Insights for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central by downloading the below brochure or schedule a demo.

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