Logistics is no longer just about determining optimal routes. Rather, tools are needed with which all processes can be controlled. These include, for example, shipment tracking, electronic data exchange or the homologation tool. Good news: We are familiar with both the requirements that a company that deals with logistics and the transport of its own goods has. In addition, we also have know-how when it comes to pure logistics service providers.
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.
Network supply chain
In logistics, it is immensely important to network all activities along the supply chain. Only in this way can the process from enquiry to disposition, goods storage and invoice verification be carried out ideally.
With Dynamics 365 Business Central, you can easily link your departments and thus network your supply chain. In this way, you benefit from continuous processes in the ERP. Starting with purchasing, through goods receipt incl. storage. Smart reports and recommendations round off this area. Your data is available to you in real time, regardless of location. In this way, you keep an eye on all important activities as well as your stock levels and movements.
The following customisations are also possible and popular:
For professional document management, we offer you an interface to third-party software (e.g. D3) or the fully integrated solution Document Capture. Manage documents anytime, anywhere.
We programme you an interface to a purchasing association of your choice.
For ecological reasons, companies should or must be able to prove which packaging they put into circulation. The Packaging Act (VerpackG) even makes material recycling a legal requirement for the vast majority of sales packaging. This means that manufacturing companies and other distributing companies (or trading companies) are obliged to participate in a dual system for the sales packaging they put out.
We have extended the system standard for some of our customers to the extent that they can enter the necessary data on sales packaging directly in the system. In addition, we have programmed an evaluation in Dynamics 365 Business Central or Dynamics NAV that provides all delivered sales packaging with date, weight and packaging type as a table. With the help of this data, the report to the system “DerGrünePunkt” can be carried out.
You can find more information on this in our blog article “Compliance with packaging law with Dynamics 365 Business Central/NAV”.
For optimal dispatch processing and label printing, we offer an interface to the Comsol Multiship add-on.
So that you as a wholesale company can also sell your products online, we will programme you an interface to a software of your choice (e.g. shopware, XT-Commerce, Intershop). This allows you to interlink your processes.
Please note: The shopify connector is already included in the Dynamics 365 Business Central standard.
With the Comsol Exposys Zoll Atlas AES add-on, exporting companies can report their exports directly from Dynamics 365 Business Central to the Atlas procedure of the German customs administration. The entire declaration (MRN), the authorisation process, the export accompanying document (ABD) and the proof of export are transparently available digitally to all sales and shipping staff.
Warehouse management plays a very important role in logistics. Here, there is the dilemma of keeping storage costs low and organising the warehouse optimally.
Dynamics 365 Business Central enables transparent inventory management and intelligent warehouse management through the networked supply chain. You can easily and intuitively view and control warehouse activities at any time. Mobile as well. You can realistically map your warehouse structure by creating as many warehouses as you like and can create different locations within a warehouse. Chaotic warehousing and consignment warehouses are also possible.
We program you an interface to the Pick-by-Voice solution and thus to a paperless picking system of your choice.
In order to save walking distances and thus time and costs, several goods issues are combined in one picking order. For example, goods issues are combined whose associated items are stored on the same shelf or at least close to each other. The warehouse staff then use, for example, a trolley with several colour-coded boxes for picking. One crate is designated for one order. The ERP system then determines the most efficient route and the warehouse staff receive instructions via a mobile device on which shelf they have to run to, which items they have to take with them and in which of the coloured boxes the respective item belongs.
In the standard Dynamics 365 Business Central, an assembly order is not broken down into its individual items until it is picked. With our programming, however, this already happens one step earlier in the assembly process.
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:
When goods are shipped on pallets by freight forwarders, it is important to know the size and weight of the pallets in order to communicate this to the freight forwarder. Furthermore, it must be possible to distribute the goods flexibly on pallets.
We programme a customisation for you, with which you can easily organise and manage the pallets. You can then use it to determine the dimensions and the total weight. It would also be possible to create pallet lists for loading as well as parts lists for constructing the pallets.
When handling key date-related inventories, business operations are often closed for hours or days. In addition, external service companies are used for counts. This effort can be minimised by a permanent inventory. We offer you a solution that can be used in parallel to the daily business in Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV/Navision). The inventory employees receive a personal stack with the count lists still to be processed (export from Dynamics 365 Business Central). After the count – for example using a scanner – the data is registered and transferred back to the Dynamics 365 Business Central standard.
In the field of logistics, it is important to be able to connect third-party systems or tools for electronic data exchange. For example, for data exchange with customers, suppliers, forwarders, authorities and logistics partners.
The following adaptations, for example, are possible and popular (please contact us for further connections):
Anveo EDI makes it child’s play for you to exchange data
We program you an interface to a fulfilment service provider of your choice.
Customers expect short delivery times as well as the possibility of real-time shipping tracking, availability from stock as well as various delivery options (pick-up, delivery, pick-up), individual product variants, online orders around the clock and relaxed returns processing.
In Dynamics 365 Business Central, you also see basic CRM data. This is how you succeed in acquiring new customers as well as retaining customers. Prospects as well as existing customers can be ideally looked after and you can map the entire customer relationship from the initiation of a sales opportunity to the first contact to the conclusion of the order. All data is stored in one system, in one place. This includes contact data, payment data, orders, emails, orders as well as sales statistics.
It is advantageous for sales staff to automatically display the current order history of a customer. We can programme an individual customisation for you, through which you can directly view the order history of your customers and create new orders from it.
For example, enter the desired details for the new order during the telephone call with a customer. This eliminates the jump in the system between the order history and the creation of the order, which would be necessary without the adjustment.
With Anveo’s mobile app, your employees can easily access Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly NAV/Navision) on the go. And they can do so regardless of network coverage and even offline. The module is ideal for employees in the field and service technicians.
For optimal route planning, we implement an interface to a software of your choice (e.g. Wanko, PTV). This allows you to optimise your tours – even across staff.
With our app anaptis Configuration you can easily build your own product variants with individual assembly parts lists.
We can program an interface to a system of your choice (e.g. DPD) for shipment tracking.
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.
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 XRechnung 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.
1 system for 3 companies instead of isolated applications
The Genossenschaft zur Förderung der Schweinehaltung e. G. (incl. subsidiary companies) relies on an integrated solution. Holistic information makes the basis for decision-making much more valid.
80% time savings thanks to Business Central Cloud
Palettenpool Germany has implemented Dynamics 365 Business Central in the cloud version with us and benefits today from increased process and system speed as well as user-friendly design.
1 system instead of 4 isolated applications
Thanks to Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Topigs-SNW GmbH now works in one instead of four systems, benefits from a mobile solution, automatic and digitalized route planning and realistic processes in the system.
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