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A guide to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for Manufacturing

Microsoft Dynamics NAV has now been rebranded as Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. No version of NAV (aka Navision) is too old to upgrade and is still the best investment you can make if you are a small to mid-sized manufacturing company.

Used by over 4m+ users across more than 40 countries it’s a trusted, proven and robust solution for distribution. Whatever your preference, combining the power of Microsoft Dynamics with our sector expertise – start with the World’s leading ERP solution, with the ongoing support to evolve as your operations grow. We’ll get you ready to meet your sector’s requirements, in no time.

A guide to Microsoft Dynamics for Manufacturing
Download: A guide to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for Manufacturing


Why Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central ERP for Manufacturing?

The manufacturing industry is notoriously a difficult industry in which to remain competitive, particularly in the modern, globalised economy. Software such as Dynamics, configured for manufacturing organisations, can be used to overcome common problems facing small to medium manufacturing businesses today. In the not too distant past, efforts in manufacturing to optimise productivity and increase customer satisfaction might have been viewed as separate endeavours. Today, across all kinds of manufacturing operations, the opportunity to digitise and transform your business has never been more accessible.



Business Case : Voice of the MD

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central takes on the boardroom challenges faced by MDs:

Need Intelligent Cost Management
Lack of financial controls and insight puts business at risk
Poor reporting = missed sales and service opportunities
Current systems can no longer support our business growth
Need to support operations without adding employees
Cost and time to manage IT infrastructure
Innovative tools needs to drive customer engagement
Poor business applications and productivity tools
Solution can’t adapt easily to regulatory changes


Business Case : Voice of the CTO

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central addresses the constraints faced by IT:

Limited IT budgets and resources vs commitments
Majority of time spent on maintenance and not development
Need to support growth without adding more resources
Difficulty sharing tools and information when out of the office
Fragmented business applications and office tools
Hard to share and integrate applications


Microsoft Dynamics Capabilities Summary

Financial Management
Fixed Assets
Cash Management

Supply Chain Management (SCM)
Sales and Receivables
Sales Tax
Purchase and Payables
Warehouse Management

Basic Manufacturing
Agile Manufacturing
Supply Planning
Capacity Planning

Project Management


Sales, Marketing and Service
Sales and Marketing
Service Management
Document Management

Human Resources Management (HRM)

Power BI

Clients and Usability
Multi-Currency and Languages
Configuration and Development

And, a lot more…


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