We have not committed ourselves to specific industries. Nevertheless, we now have a number of customers from the building materials industry and know exactly the challenges from the sector. We will tell you how we will also make you better with our standards-based approach.
In a nutshell: We always use the standard ERP solution Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV/Navision) as a basis and add other technologies such as Microsoft Office 365, the Microsoft Power Platform and industry-specific add-ons. If necessary, we also programme individual adaptations for you. This distinguishes us significantly from our competitors. Your system remains updateable and you remain independent of the partner company.
1 Standard ERP solution
“Surely our processes are far too individual for a standard solution?” Wrong! Experience shows that we can map around 90% of our projects in the standard Dynamics 365 Business Central.
The system standard includes all processes from the areas of finance, warehouse, supply chain, personnel, production & assembly, projects and service.
2Add-Ons and customisations
If the standard solution is not sufficient, we can easily solve some challenges with add-ons and products from Microsoft (e.g. Microsoft 365, Microsoft Power Platform).
If you need further special functionalities, we can solve your challenges with individual adaptations. Contact us and we will be happy to advise you on your request.
Plan and control
Tie-in truck scale
Entry and process orders
Dynamics 365 Business Central networks all sales and purchasing processes, taking warehouse data into account. This means that the movement of goods in the company – from receipt, through stock transfer and order picking to dispatch – is always transparent. The processes are intuitive to use and can also be accessed on the move.
In the system standard, you can enter your orders manually, but also automatically via Outlook. All data is recorded (e.g. contact data, item data, shipping data, communication). It is possible to work with different units (e.g. hours, kilos, packages).
The following customisations are also possible and popular:
Anveo EDI makes it child’s play for you to exchange data
If required, we will provide you with an individual customisation regarding label printing, for example for dispatch and/or item labels (printer language ZPL).
With Anveo’s Mobile App, your consultants can easily access Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly NAV/Navision). And this is independent of network coverage and even offline. The module is ideal for employees in the field and service technicians.
With our anaptis Mobile Logistics add-on, you are able to map all standard warehouse processes on a mobile basis. Your team can track the movement of goods in the warehouse via a touch-optimised application interface with a scan function.
If necessary, we programme an adjustment for the overview of pallet movements:
But if, for example, you maintain your articles (e.g. floor coverings) in pieces but sell them in square metres, this requires an adjustment in the system. We can programme an individual adjustment for you, with the help of which the system extrapolates to full packages in the case of enquiries, i.e. automatically rounds up to full package units.
With our app anaptis Configuration you can easily build your own product variants with individual assembly parts lists.
Plan and control (intelligent and automated)
In the building materials industry, fluctuations in demand and supply bottlenecks are not uncommon nowadays. This makes flexible and fast planning and control of the company all the more important. With Dynamics 365 Business Central, you can plan your production based on demand forecasts. As far as material requirements planning is concerned, you receive intelligent recommendations for reordering times.
For control purposes, there is already a clear dashboard (role-based) in the system standard as well as standard reports with clear diagrams and tables. The data is based on networked sales, purchasing, inventory and CRM transactions. Excel exports are possible at the touch of a button. This makes it easy to get an overview (e.g. order backlogs, turnover, material consumption), to initiate measures to minimise time and costs and to identify patterns and trends at an early stage.
The following adjustments are also possible and popular:
The tree structure of the TreeControl add-on from orderbase enables you to quickly overview even complex production orders including components as well as dependencies of the component groups on each other. In addition, individual production steps of the production orders are displayed in the add-on for Dynamics NAV.
Keep an overview and control of your production plan and display it even more clearly. Simply extend Dynamics 365 Business Central/Dynamics NAV with a graphical planning board. We offer you either the complex solution orderbase Megaboard or the add-on Visual (Advanced) Production Scheduler from Netronic. To be able to compare the products, we have created a comparison for you.
Visualise your data from a variety of sources and get new insights with Power BI for Dynamics 365 Business Central.
In the building materials industry, the weight of goods plays a major role. As mentioned before, it is possible to work with different units in Dynamics 365 Business Central (e.g. hours, kilos, packages) and to convert units automatically (e.g. 1 pallet equals 1,200 pieces).
For the determination of the weight of goods such as sand, we offer you the connection of a truck scale to your ERP system. This means that the weight is displayed in the sales order.
For goods such as sand and foils, delivery quantities sometimes vary. With our customisation it is possible to vary the delivery quantities in your ERP system within certain limits (e.g. 10%). A conceivable example would be if instead of 1.5 tonnes of sand, for example, 1.55 tonnes of sand were delivered.
This function is included as standard in purchase orders from Dynamics 365 Business Central 17, but not in sales. This exemplary adjustment refers to the latter.
It is possible for a company to order 10 tonnes of a commodity, for example, but only receive delivery of 9 tonnes.
As a result, one tonne would remain in the order and the order would remain open. The employees would have to manually reduce the quantity in the order and delete the order.
We programme you an adjustment with which you can simply indicate that it is an underdelivery. Then the order is automatically closed and the order deleted.
The number one challenge in the building materials industry is still the efficient organisation of logistics processes. This means optimal route planning and maximum utilisation of transport vehicles.
In Dynamics 365 Business Central Standard, you can map the supply chain and thus the flow of goods in a network. Returns can be easily processed and freight prices can be easily determined.
For optimal tour planning, we implement an interface to a software of your choice (e.g. Wanko). This allows you to optimise your tours – even across staff.
For optimal dispatch processing and label printing, we offer you an interface to the add-on Comsol Multiship.
The add-on also helps you to comply with all EU transport regulations for the transport of dangerous goods. In this way, the necessary information and documents are made available to the carrier as part of the shipping process.
We can program an interface to a system of your choice (e.g. DPD) for shipment tracking.
With the Comsol Exposys Zoll Atlas AES add-on, exporting companies can declare their exports directly from Dynamics 365 Business Central or Dynamics NAV to the Atlas procedure of the German customs administration. The entire declaration (MRN), the approval process, the export accompanying document (ABD) and the proof of export are transparently available digitally to all sales and shipping staff.
In the system standard, Dynamics 365 Business Central offers extensive functions in the areas of invoicing, financial accounting and cost accounting as well as reports to accelerate financial statements. As previously mentioned, the system also automatically sends recommendations, for example to exploit discounts or avoid overdue fines.
Companies often outsource the collection of payments. For this purpose, we simply implement an interface to a debt collection company.
With windata’s confipay, you can transfer payment orders automatically and retrieve account transactions as well as PayPal transactions.
With Visiondata’s AnzahlungenPlus, you easily handle down payments at the purchasing, sales and project level.
We implement an interface for Elster exports for you.
With the add-on haveldata NAPA3, companies can map the entire payroll process in a structured and automated way.
With the OPplus 365 add-on from Continia, you can optimise your payment transactions (import and export) with manufacturing companies, wholesale companies or your end customers. Automate your processes (clearing, preliminary account assignment, etc.) and get more transparency about your payments.
With the help of BELWARE XRECHNUNG you can easily send invoices as XInvoice XML.
Although you receive a standard solution, it can be individually adapted to your requirements. And yet you remain updateable. Sounds contradictory? It isn’t. That’s what’s close to our hearts.
Dynamics 365 Business Central gives you the freedom to stay flexible. Simply expand your storage space and add new users on a role-based basis. Add-ons from the App Store or other data sources and services are easily integrated.
You can run Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central currently on servers in your own company (on-premise), online (from the cloud) or in a hybrid environment. It’s your choice. You choose the staging concept that suits you. With the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central cloud solution, you can get started quickly.
Through Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central you can network all data of all company departments and create reports and evaluations in real time. This allows you to identify trends immediately and take timely action if necessary.
Improve your responsiveness to market changes with the 360° company overview. This no longer requires time-consuming Excel analyses. With Dynamics 365 Business Central, you see database updates in real time.
With Dynamics 365 Business Central, you get more than just ERP. The solution is integrated into the Dynamics 365 product family (e.g. Microsoft 365, Power Platform), giving you a unique combination of BI, communication tools, etc. Thus you work simply and intuitively (Microsoft Look and Feel).
Benefit, for example, from intelligent predictions for reordering goods. You also receive recommendations for accounts payable, for example, to take advantage of discounts and avoid dunning charges. Your business processes can also be partially or fully automated – for example, the dispatch of an order confirmation.
You have us as a strong IT company at your side – in all IT matters – whether in the field of software or hardware. We regularly enter into a long-term partnership with our clientele and you receive fixed contact persons.
Mönninghoff GmbH & Co. KG produces precast concrete parts for cable duct construction and water supply. The company has migrated all processes to Microsoft Dynamics NAV with us and thus benefits, among other things, from consistent warehouse management and improved production planning.
Get to know us and our ERP software for construction materials industry! Our experts will introduce you to the tools in approx. 30 minutes without obligation and show individual potentials for your company.
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