Run your entire distribution business with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central software. Manage customers, sales orders, blanket orders, vendors, purchase quotes, vendor statistics, warehouse bins, and pick. Additionally, you are able to utilize put away policies, shipping, general ledger, AR, AP, fixed assets, payroll, and more.

We will move all your Customers, Items, and vendor information into Business Central while leaving your existing software fully operational. Training then occurs in Business Central, followed by a final data move before going live.

How Business Central Benefits Distribution Businesses:

Configure Warehouse Processes

Business Central enables the configuration of warehouse processes to match the needs of distribution businesses, including complex picking, packing, and shipping operations. This includes support for various warehouse layouts and storage units, facilitating error free warehouse operations.

Vendor Bidding, Selection, and Performance Analysis

Utilize features like purchase quotes and purchase statistics reporting, Business Central helps distributors in vendor management by allowing them to solicit and compare bids, select the best vendors based on price, quality, and delivery performance, and analyze vendor performance over time to ensure an optimal supply chain.

Inventory Replenishment and Valuation Methods

The software supports various inventory valuation methods such as LIFO (Last In, First Out), FIFO (First In, First Out), and Average Cost. These methods help in accurate inventory valuation and inventory replenishment strategies, ensuring that stock levels are maintained accurately to meet demand without overstocking.

Transaction Reason Codes, Lot, Serial Numbering, and Blanket Orders

Business Central allows the use of transaction reason codes to track the reasons behind inventory adjustments, returns, and other transactions. Lot and serial number tracking is important for distributors needing to manage warranty, recalls, or traceability of products. Blanket purchase orders and sales orders facilitate agreements with suppliers and customers for the delivery of products over a specified period, improving supply chain planning and customer service.

Partial Receipts

Distributors can manage partial receipts of goods, allowing for flexibility in receiving shipments that may arrive at different times.

Landed Cost Functionality and Advanced Physical Count

Landed cost functionality allows distributors to accurately calculate the total cost of products, including purchase price, transportation fees, customs, duties, and other costs associated with bringing inventory to the warehouse. Advanced physical count features support stock-taking processes, critical for maintaining inventory accuracy.

Condition of Stock and Drop Shipments

Business Central can track the condition of stock, which is particularly important for items that have expiration dates or require specific storage conditions. Drop shipment capabilities enable direct shipping from suppliers to customers, reducing inventory handling and storage requirements.

Sales Order Processing and Management

Distributors can enter quotes, fulfill sales orders, create shipments, and manage the entire sales process from a single location within Business Central. This approach improves quality and customer satisfaction.

Price Tracking and Discount Application

Business Central allows for detailed tracking of prices and the application of discounts based on various criteria, such as customer agreements, volume discounts, or promotional offers, ensuring accurate invoicing and profitability management.

Inventory Visibility and Multi-Location

Real-time visibility into available inventory enables sales personnel to provide accurate information to customers, manage expectations, and make informed sales decisions. This includes viewing inventory levels across multiple locations, if applicable.

Manage multiple locations, warehouses, or storage areas from a single login. No more synchronization, all data is real-time between all locations so you can manage inventory, customers, and staff for one location or all locations simultaneously.

Financial Management

Financial Operations: Centralizes all financial transactions in the General Ledger, supporting accounts payable/receivable, bank reconciliation, and tax management for accurate financial tracking and compliance.

Budgeting and Forecasting: Enables detailed financial planning with tools for budget creation and comparison against actual performance, facilitating informed decision-making.

Advanced Reporting and Analytics: Offers reporting capabilities for financial analysis, including balance sheets, income statements, and custom reports to gain insights into financial health.

Fixed Assets and Compliance: Manages fixed assets, and depreciation, and ensures compliance with accounting standards and audit trails for transparency.

Payroll Integration: While native payroll functionality isn't included, Business Central integrates with third-party payroll solutions for payroll processing, tax filing, and benefits management, ensuring financial management including employee expenses.

Modern Interface

Modern Interface: Add or remove fields and columns from any screen in the system to adapt to the way you work. Add or remove columns in any lists, to quickly see, sort, and filter any data needed. 

Explore our selection of optional Microsoft AppSource extensions, designed for your specific business requirements.

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