How to optimize warehouse operations with Dynamics 365 Business Central and Insight Works!

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is an all-in-one business management solution that helps small and medium-sized businesses streamline their operations and improve their financial performance. It provides a unified platform for financials, supply chain management, sales, and customer service. To enhance the capabilities of Business Central, various third-party apps are available in Microsoft AppSource. One such app provider is Insight Works, which offers a suite of apps for distribution companies to optimize their operations. In this blog we will explore how using Business Central with apps from Insight Works can benefit distribution companies.

Overview of Insight Works Apps:

Insight Works is a leading provider of add-ons for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for the Distribution Industry. Their suite of apps is designed to optimize and automate business processes in distribution, manufacturing, and warehousing industries. Here are some of their apps that are specifically targeted towards distribution companies:

  • Warehouse Insight: This app provides barcode scanning capabilities for Business Central's warehouse management module. It enables warehouse staff to perform inventory transactions such as receiving, picking, shipping, and counting using handheld scanners or mobile devices. With Warehouse Insight, distribution companies can achieve real-time inventory accuracy, reduce errors, and increase productivity.
  • Dynamic Ship: This app automates the shipping process by integrating Business Central with popular shipping carriers such as FedEx, UPS, and USPS. It enables users to compare shipping rates, print shipping labels, and track shipments from within Business Central. Dynamic Ship also supports international shipping and provides customs documentation.
  • Advanced Inventory Count: This app streamlines the inventory counting process by providing a guided workflow that simplifies the process and reduces errors. It enables users to perform cycle counts, physical counts, and inventory adjustments in a fraction of the time required with manual methods.
  • License Plating: This app enables users to group multiple items into a single license plate or pallet, which can be tracked as a single unit in Business Central. This simplifies the receiving and picking processes, reduces errors, and improves accuracy.

Benefits of Using Insight Works Apps with Business Central:

By using Insight Works apps with Business Central, distribution companies can benefit in the following ways:

Streamlined Operations: Insight Works apps automate and optimize key business processes such as inventory management, shipping, and counting. This results in reduced manual effort, improved accuracy, and increased productivity. This enables distribution companies to focus on their core business and improve customer satisfaction.

  • Real-Time Visibility: By providing real-time inventory data, Insight Works apps enable distribution companies to make informed decisions about inventory management, purchasing, and sales. This helps to prevent stockouts, reduce excess inventory, and optimize supply chain operations.
  • Improved Compliance: Insight Works apps enable distribution companies to comply with industry regulations and standards such as GS1, UCC128, and SSCC. This helps to improve the accuracy of labeling, tracking, and shipping, and reduces the risk of non-compliance penalties.
  • Scalability: As distribution companies grow, they need systems that can scale with their business. Business Central and Insight Works apps can easily scale to accommodate growing volumes of inventory, transactions, and customers. This enables distribution companies to expand their operations without having to replace their systems.distribution warehouse


Using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central with apps from Insight Works can help distribution companies streamline their operations, improve their financial performance, and optimize their supply chain. With a unified platform for financials, inventory, sales, and customer service, and the ability to add specialized functionality through apps, Business Central is a powerful solution for distribution companies. By leveraging the capabilities of Insight Works apps, distribution companies can achieve greater efficiency, accuracy, and scalability, and stay competitive in their industry.

Case Study of how ACE Micro, LLC and Insight Works has assisted companies automate their operations!

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Fill the Gaps with Warehouse Insight from Insight Works

Dynamics 365 Business Central streamlined Horizon Stone’s manufacturing process, but a gap remained in the warehouse. Workers needed an efficient way to pick and ship products, tracking serial numbers for each order. To fill the gap, the Warehouse Insight app from Insight Works was integrated to help manage Horizon Stone’s warehouse process.

One way that Horizon Stone is using the Warehouse Insight app is with Honeywell CK65 mobile computers to pick orders and track serial numbers in Business Central. These mobile computers allow warehouse workers to access Business Central from the warehouse floor and perform warehouse tasks. This can help improve efficiency and accuracy in the warehouse, as workers have access to the necessary information and tools at their fingertips.

Warehouse workers are able to access Business Central pick tickets from the mobile device and fill orders by scanning products, including serial number information, directly into Business Central.  View the full case study here


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