Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central: The Best Choice for Manufacturers

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What do manufacturers look for in an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution? Because of their unique requirements, they want their ERP solution to be streamlined, aligned, integrated, and flexible. It goes without saying that it must make business processes accurate and efficient. And from the source to the final delivery, including production orders, bills of materials, version management, sales and inventory forecasting, supply planning, demand forecasting, capacity planning, and agile manufacturing, all stages should be cared for in a single solution.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central’s simplified manufacturing foundation is especially good for businesses that are anticipating growth. With such a flexible reliable solution, businesses can commit to customers’ requests, adjust quickly to changing circumstances, and stay on top of opportunities that will put them out in front of their competitors. Dynamics 365 Business Central provides real-time visibility into the entire workflow as well as the ability to add additional functionality as your business needs expand.

A legacy product with the advantage of the Cloud

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central’s predecessor was one of Microsoft’s premier offerings, Dynamics NAV. Developed on Dynamics NAV’s 20-year reputation, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central elevates that powerful manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain management system to the power, convenience, and mobility of the cloud.

Because of the power of the cloud, Business Central owners won’t have the headache of scheduling updates and the business disruption that could bring. System setup, performance assurance, security, and data management are all handled within the cloud-based product; there is no need for dedicated IT resources to worry about implementation and ongoing support.

“Business Central for manufacturing already has a proven track record and is widely used around the globe,” says John Uder, Account Executive for Microsoft Gold-certified partner BroadPoint, Inc. “By making it available in the cloud, the product is built to evolve faster than ever, not stagnate.”

Efficiency and flexibility with Business Central

Efficiency are flexibility in an ERP solution are key components for manufacturers. Dynamics 365 Business Central offers the efficiency and flexibility, and BroadPoint can help you take this software to the next level by adding extensions as needed to provide functionality unique to your requirements. You can take advantage of best-of-breed apps in the marketplace such as payroll, VAT management, EDI, shipment return management, Gantt charts, advanced inventory management, credit card processing, barcodes, and many more.

In addition to streamlining your business processes, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central allows you access to Microsoft features and products that provide actionable insights, such as Business Intelligence. Interactive dashboards and versatile reports allow Power BI to convert manufacturing analytics into actionable knowledge.

Use your detailed Business Intelligence to give you full insight into:

  • Detailed labor and material costing by production order and task
  • MRP process to suggest raw material, sub assembly, and finished good replenishment quantities
  • MPS process to schedule production floor activities at each workstation and machine
  • The ability to drive demand from forecast, sales order, and production demand
  • Calculated standard costs based on material, machine, and labor, with variances tracked by order.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central gives users continuous access to productivity tools such as Office Suite and Teams for increased enterprise connectivity.

The best ERP for manufacturing

With Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, you’ll be in a unique position to leverage cloud-based technology to satisfy all your company’s manufacturing requirements by connecting powerful tools, software, and apps into one seamless system.

If you are ready to learn more about how BroadPoint can deliver the best ERP solution and related products developed specifically for manufacturers and distributors, contact our expert consultants at Broadpoint.

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