Navigating the ever-changing manufacturing terrain, our customers have to choose between deploying specialized tools or continuing with their custom-made, homegrown systems. As a Microsoft Partner, we understand the lure of these homegrown systems, given their tailor-fit to your organization’s specific needs. Yet, as the manufacturing industry grows, the call for more scalability, flexibility, and feature-rich tools becomes louder. That’s where our recommendation to Maximize Manufacturing for Business Central includes the addition of Shop Floor Insight from Insight Works.

Shop Floor Insight is a comprehensive and user-friendly Manufacturing Execution System (MES) that seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, transforming production management by leveraging barcode technology to capture time using scanners, touchscreens, and mobile devices. This innovative solution increases efficiency, enhances accuracy, optimizes workload distribution, and promotes higher quality control.

With real-time insights and flexible configurations, Shop Floor Insight empowers manufacturers to make data-driven decisions and adapt to diverse workforce requirements, all while ensuring a secure and streamlined user experience. Simplify creating BOMs and routing to make quote and order generation more efficient. Streamline Manufacturing for Business Central by creating BOMs and routing to make quote and order generation more efficient.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the “next generation” of Microsoft Cloud ERP Solutions. It embraces digital technologies for companies that want to take advantage of the latest business offerings and provide a solution that can scale and grow with their organization. This modern Business Management System is designed for Small to Mid-sized companies that require vast capabilities to run their organization, with the option to add on functionalities as required. That is where Microsoft’s Eco System of value-added resellers can add tremendous value to your ERP Solution.  Through the Microsoft Online Cloud Business Solution Marketplace called AppSource, companies can tailor their ERP solution to very special business requirements created by a network of ISVs (Independent Software Vendors).  Insight Works is one of the Microsoft ISVs for tailored Business Central Add-On Solutions that can take your ERP solution to the next level.  Below are the highlights for Maximize Manufacturing for Business Central with Shop Floor Insight.

Time & Attendance Management: Beyond the Basics.

Custom-built systems typically offer fundamental time-tracking. However, with Shop Floor Insight, we promise more. It doesn’t merely record hours; it elucidates overtime nuances, mobile tracking insights, and more. While homegrown solutions offer the ‘what,’ we present the ‘how’ and ‘why,’ fostering well-informed decisions.

Optimized Data Capture: Stepping into Automated Efficiency.

Barcodes, touch screens, and user-centric interfaces have transitioned from bonuses to industry essentials. Whereas homegrown tools might demand manual data entry, prone to human error, Shop Floor Insight promises elevated accuracy and efficiency in data collection.

Production & Scheduling: See Beyond the Horizon.

While some custom solutions offer scheduling, they can be rudimentary. On the other hand, Shop Floor Insight facilitates a holistic view of your production landscape, marrying shift schedules with barcoded production directives. It’s akin to trading a narrow stance for a sprawling vista.

Quality Assurance: Shifting from Reactive to Proactive.

Where traditional systems provide tools to address quality concerns after the fact, Shop Floor Insight’s strength lies in its proactive approach. It harnesses vital operational data, scrutinizes rework intervals, and oversees quality assurance protocols, thwarting recurrent errors.

Instantaneous Reporting: Power at Your Fingertips.

The need for manual data gathering and scrutiny is a hallmark of many custom solutions. This narrative gets a makeover with Shop Floor Insight. Whether tracking job trajectories, analyzing costs, or assessing payrolls, real-time data becomes instantly accessible, weaving effortlessly into tools like Excel and Business Central.

Adaptive Integration: Evolve as You Grow.

The inherent rigidity of homegrown systems can be their downfall. Contrarily, Shop Floor Insight embodies adaptability, morphing as per your business’s demands. Whether refining payroll guidelines or integrating complex approvals, it’s crafted to be flexible, a trait often missing in internal tools.

Transitioning from Dynamics GP to Business Central: A Timely Shift

For organizations currently leveraging Dynamics GP, it’s essential to know that Microsoft has earmarked its end-of-life (EOL) for 2025. This impending sunset offers an opportune moment to reevaluate and strategically migrate to a platform that promises a future-proofed operational landscape. For such organizations, transitioning to Dynamics 365 Business Central, coupled with Shop Floor Insight from Insight Works, isn’t merely a choice – it’s a progressive leap forward. By making this pivotal shift, businesses stand to gain a comprehensive solution that combines Business Central’s robustness with Shop Floor Insight’s specialized capabilities, ensuring that they’re not just replacing Dynamics GP, but significantly enhancing their operational prowess.

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