Get the Low Down on Wholesale Distribution and Warehousing in Dynamics 365 Business Central

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Inefficient operations like inaccurate warehouse transactions and protracted, tedious manual tracking frequently challenge warehouse managers. If that describes your business, the solution can be as simple as integrating a third-party warehouse management system with Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 Business Central.

What’s not always so simple, though, is choosing the right system for your specific needs. Warehouse Insight from Insight Works brings exceptional mobile device integration to a warehouse setting.

Dynamics 365 Business Central Add-ons

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is built to allow for easy incorporation of add-on products and capabilities that expand and enhance your wholesale distribution and warehousing capabilities. Depending on your business’s needs, you have numerous choices for critical parts of your entire ERP system.

Business Central comes with a built-in warehouse control system that is adequate for some companies but leaves others less well-equipped to run their operations efficiently. For instance, the software lacks a barcode-enabled mobile scanner product that would speed up distribution and warehousing activities. Fortunately, the system does have the architecture to handle add-ons that fill in the gap.

Warehouse Insight

Edmonton-based Insight Works focuses on developing solutions that take all aspects of a company’s operations into account, including distribution and warehousing. Its Warehouse Insight app for Dynamics 365 helps you optimize end-to-end warehouse management and manage stock more efficiently, streamlining customer interactions and improving customer satisfaction.

Not all warehouse management systems are built equally, and not all companies have identical warehouse needs. Warehouse Insight is a unique solution in that it helps just about any enterprise manage its distribution and warehouse operations, handling everything from inventory and bin inquiries to non-warehouse shipping and receiving.

Supporting both Android and Windows operating systems, Warehouse Insight can:

  • Handle multiple barcode formats, including 1D, 2D, and others.
  • Deliver specification information, including “Decision Support” messages from Business Central to individual devices.
  • Be configured to make scanning multiple quantities of a single item faster.
  • Deliver installation, training, and support remotely.
  • Be used with most makes and models of scanners, including Zebra, Honeywell, Datalogic, and more.
  • Be rolled out to multiple warehouses.

Another terrific advantage? If your Wi-Fi network goes down for an extended period of time, the app allows for manual entries so you can continue to scan activities offline. Once your network is up and running again, you can simply upload them to Business Central.

Streamline Operations With Warehouse Insights

Currently the only warehouse management system listed on AppSource, Warehouse Insight is more deeply ingrained with Business Central than any comparable product. There’s simply no better solution for streamlining inventory and warehouse functionality to provide intelligent warehousing tools for:

  • Inventory counts
  • Shipping
  • Receiving
  • Picks
  • Putaways
  • Bin management
  • and more

From supplier management to inbound transportation and pricing, Dynamics 365 Business Central makes managing every aspect of your wholesale distribution operations easier and more efficient. Its mobile access, easy-to-use interface, and real-time inventory control are designed to help you grow your business through a more consistent distribution process. Together with Microsoft-certified Warehouse Insight features like advanced inventory count, activity logging, and application builder, you’ll be well-equipped to manage your specific wholesale distribution and warehousing operation needs.

Dynamics 365 Business Central Warehouse Management System Webinar

November 18 @ 1pm EST. Learn how to streamline manufacturing and distribution operations using add-ons for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

This webinar is for inventory managers, warehouse personnel, shippers, receivers, material handlers, and others involved in warehouse operations.

Click here to learn more about the upcoming Warehouse Management System webinar and register.

Barbara Allen
Barbara Allen
Throughout her career, Barb has held various key leadership positions as ERP Team Leader, Project Manager, Consultant and Business Systems Implementer. She has successfully implemented ERP systems such as Microsoft Dynamics, Deltek Maconomy and WorkBook in organizations of all sizes; from start-ups companies with 2 users, to Fortune 500 companies with over 1400 users.
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