Standard ERP software for production/manufacturing.


Bottlenecks in product availability, disruptions in your processes and high production costs challenge you? We know the challenges in the field of manufacturing very well. Through years of experience, we are specialists in numerous industries, such as production.

ERP software for production/manufacturing:

Your challenges without our cooperation:

The data from purchasing, disposition, warehouse, sales and accounting are not networked in your company? Your machines are not working at full capacity? The complexity of your products cannot yet be mapped in your system? Do you still calculate values such as material requirements and the optimum order quantity manually? And your material is not available in the right quantity at the right time? Only one storage location can be created in your system? Do you lack an overview of production orders, work plans and bills of material? The traceability of delivered products to specific product levels or starting materials is almost impossible?

Your challenges summarized:

  • bottlenecks in product availability
  • complexity of the products cannot be digitally mapped
  • high production costs
  • insufficient utilization of machines
  • lack of networking between the purchasing, disposition, warehouse, sales and accounting departments
  • lack of overview of production orders, work plans and bills of material
  • manual determination of the material requirements and the optimal order quantity
  • missing possibility for the creation of several storage locations
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ERP software for production/manufacturing:

Our unbeatable solution.

Instead of developing industry solutions, we always orientate ourselves on the standard ERP solution Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV/Navision) and use other technologies such as Microsoft Office 365, the Microsoft Power Platform and industry-specific add-ons. If processes cannot be mapped, our experienced developers will program individual adaptations for you. If processes cannot be mapped, our experienced developers will program individual adaptations for you. This distinguishes us significantly from our competitors.

The structure is modular. Your system remains updatable and flexible, so that you can map extensions quickly and easily. And you remain independent of the provider. In the following we present our ERP software in production in more detail.


3Individual development

If you need further special functionalities, we can also solve your challenges by individual adaptations. Get in touch with us and we will gladly advise you on your request.

1 Standard ERP solution

The standard ERP solution Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central provides the framework for your ERP software in production. This enables you to network all departments or the entire supply chain (core and support processes) and provide a 360° company overview. All core areas of a manufacturer are represented.

  • Finance

    Sound financial management

    Manage your finances easier and better with Dynamics 365 Business Central. You have access to the full range of financial management features: From bank account management and cash flow forecasting to cost accounting and liquidity planning, it covers all functions.

    What’s in it for me?

    You make better decisions based on networked data on accounting, sales, purchasing, inventory and customer transactions. Finally, reports and financial charts with built-in Power BI dashboards can be created quickly and easily and exported to Excel if desired. This makes it easy to identify patterns and trends and gain new insights. You can also improve forecasting accuracy with comprehensive data modeling and analysis. Finally, speed up financial statements and reporting.

    You can also receive recommendations, such as those for accounts payable, to help you take advantage of discounts and avoid dunning fees.  And you always maintain compliance.

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  • CRM

    Intelligent marketing and successful sales

    Dynamics 365 Business Central helps you market and sell more effectively. After all, in addition to the ERP functionalities, you also receive basic CRM functions. For example, you can manage and classify contacts, create segments, manage campaigns, and log all email and document communications.

    What’s in it for me?

    Focus on the right customers and build long-term relationships. Seamlessly integrated solutions that work together make this even more successful. Your employees can also access the intuitive user interface while on the road. And all this via Windows, iOS or Android.

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  • Supply Chain

    Optimized supply chain

    With Dynamics 365 Business Central, you can map, simplify and control all processes along the supply chain. This gives you a high level of transparency and smooth processes in purchasing, sales, manufacturing, logistics and warehousing. For example, you can manage items, orders, customers and vendors, receivables and payables, your inventory, complaints, material requirements planning and demand forecasts.

    What’s in it for me?

    Forecast the perfect times for reordering based on sales planning and inventory levels. You’ll even get automatic reorder suggestions when requested items are out of stock. Or even better, automate orders entirely based on sales planning and inventory levels.

    Manage suppliers, take advantage of discounts and avoid reminder fees. Handle returns and cancellations with ease and shorten procurement, throughput and delivery times. This will increase customer satisfaction enormously.

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  • Warehouse

    Optimized warehouse management

    You can also optimize your warehouse management. In Dynamics 365 Business Central, you have access to functions around the warehouse, for example, from goods receipt to stock transfer and picking to goods issue.

    What’s in it for me?

    Simplify your processes, execute orders faster and reduce costs with Dynamics 365 Business Central. Your customers benefit because you can deliver on time and without any problems. After all, you can always get a comprehensive overview of your inventory and easily track every item posting and movement in the warehouse.

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  • Human Resources

    Efficiently manage human resources

    In addition to the classic ERP functionalities, you will also receive basic human resources functions. These include the administration of employee master data, qualifications and all personnel resources. In addition, you can easily manage absences and vacant positions in the system.

    What’s in it for me?

    Bundle all information about your employees in one place. Group and manage relevant employee information and organize employee data according to various information (e.g. experience, skills, education, training, union membership). Store personal information, track open positions in your organization, and extract a list of candidates for those positions. Keep track of benefits and company assets such as keys, credit cards, computers and cars.

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  • Projects

    Projects always in view

    In addition, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central helps you to realize your projects on time and within budget. Distribute project tasks, manage budgets and costs, plan capacities and resources and record times.

    What’s in it for me?

    You are able to plan your capacities and resources realistically. In addition, you can gain insights into the progress and profitability of your projects at any time during the project. Finally, budgets can be adjusted and controlled at any time with the ERP software. You can manage customer projects with time sheets and advanced job costing and reporting capabilities. Develop, modify and control budgets to ensure project profitability. Also track invoices for accounts receivable against planned costs. Finally, make smarter decisions with real-time information on project status and other metrics.

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  • Production and Assembly

    Optimize your production

    Dynamics 365 Business Central also provides numerous functions in the production area. Manage production orders and bills of material and plan your production based on sales and demand forecasts. Special features such as agile manufacturing or finite loading are easily taken into account.

    What’s in it for me?

    Plan your production based on realistic data. In the production itself, digital production orders and production bills of materials make it easy for your employees to understand what needs to be done.

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  • Service

    Provide the best service for your customers

    With Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, in addition to the classic ERP functionalities, you can also secure a system with which you can manage your services. Manage service orders, items, contracts and plan further offers including prices.

    What’s in it for me?

    With Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central you have a tool with which you can optimally manage your service orders including items and contracts in one place. This makes it even easier to manage requests and assign tasks accordingly.

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  • Artificial Intelligence

    Modern AI functionalities

    With Dynamics 365 Business Central, you secure AI functionalities that are constantly being developed. After all, you are relying on the technical pioneer Microsoft. From forecasts and automatic diagrams in the ERP solution to image recognition, all functions are already included.

    What’s in it for me?

    The Dynamics 365 Business Central ERP solution takes some of the work out of your hands by automatically forecasting certain values such as inventory, cash flow, sales figures or a possible late payment. The user-friendly presentation in diagrams is guaranteed by the integration through the Microsoft service Power BI. Also possibilities of image recognition are already integrated.

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  • Reporting

    Reporting on the basis of real-time data

    In Dynamics 365 Business Central, you have a wide range of options for preparing reports individually and flexibly. Create your own reports or access hundreds of existing standard reports. These can be exported to Excel at the push of a button and even timed (e. g. report XY is to be sent every Friday at 12:00 noon).

    What’s in it for me?

    Based on reports that consist of integrated real-time data from all departments, you can make much more informed decisions and have better decision-making templates when it comes to convincing third parties or presenting key figures in meetings.

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  • GDPR conformity

    Simple compliance with GDPR requirements

    The standard of Dynamics 365 Business Central helps you to comply with the requirements of the GDPR. For example, you can set up monitoring paths to ensure traceability, give users different rights and thus limit access to personal data.

    What’s in it for me?

    Under the EU GDPR, a number of rules have been imposed on companies which they must comply with in their day-to-day operations. Dynamics 365 Business Central already has many useful functions in the standard version to help you do this. This means that you have less to worry about compliance and have time for the essentials.

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  • Further Features

    Further Features

    The following functions are included in the standard Dynamics 365 Business Central:

    In Dynamics 365 Business Central it is possible to centrally manage users or role centers. It is also possible to centrally determine that your company has multiple locations. Change logs, notifications, and workflows make daily work easier.

    Furthermore, special features such as payments via PayPal, Intrastat declarations or the Tax. Reg. No. Validation (EU) can be mapped via the system.

2 Extended modules

The standard does not fully meet your requirements? No problem. We, Microsoft or our partners offer supplementary modules to meet your industry- or company-specific requirements. It is also very easy to connect Dynamics 365 Business Central to other Microsoft products, such as Microsoft 365/Office 365 or the Power Platform.

The following is an exemplary selection of additional modules for production companies. These round off your ERP software in production. If your requirements are not met, please contact us.

  • Document management

    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.

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  • Electronic data interchange (EDI)

    With Anveo EDI you easily exchange data

    • with customers (e.g. orders, invoices, credit notes, shipping notifications, article data, availability, prices),
    • with partners (better business relations through automated processes),
    • with suppliers (e.g. order processing, order confirmations, availability or delivery notes) or
    • between sites/clients (e.g. financial data and item information).

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  • Elster interface

    We program an interface for Elster exports for you.

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  • Mobile app

    Anveo’s mobile app can greatly improve the work of the companies that manufacture and sell. At its core, it is all about providing employees with seamless mobile access to data – even offline – in addition to the desktop view. This is an excellent way for salespeople to benefit.

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  • Mobile data acquisition

    With our add-on anaptis Mobile Logistics you are able to map all standard warehouse processes on the move. In the area of production, the article and time consumption are particularly interesting at this point.

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  • Payments

    With the OPplus 365 add-on you can optimize your payment transactions (import and export) with manufacturers, wholesalers or end customers. Automate your processes (clearing, initial account assignment, etc.) and get more transparency about your payments.

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  • Payroll accouting

    With the haveldata NAPA3 add-on, companies can map the entire payroll process in a structured and automated way.

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  • Planning board for production

    Maintain an overview and control of your production plan and display it even more clearly. To do this, 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.

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  • Tree structure for production orders

    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 among each other. In addition, individual production steps of the production orders are displayed in the add-on for Dynamics NAV.

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  • Variant configurator

    Easily build your own product variants with individual assembly parts lists with our add-on anaptis Configuration – including conditions and detection of duplicate variants.

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3 Individual adaptions

Do you have very specific business processes that cannot be mapped either in the standard system or by an add-on? No problem. Our experienced developers will find a solution for your ERP software in production. The following is a selection of examples of customizations we have already implemented for our customers in the construction materials industry. However, if your requirements are not met by these, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Assembly

    If your company does not have its own order picking, you can benefit from our individual customisation. Because in the standard Dynamics 365 Business Central/Dynamics NAV system, an assembly order is not broken down into its individual items until the picking stage. However, thanks to our programming, this happens one step before.

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  • Collection interface

    Companies often outsource the collection of payments. To do this, we simply implement an interface to a collection company.

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  • Label printing

    If required, we will provide you with an individual adaptation regarding label printing, for example for shipping and/or item labels (printer language ZPL).

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  • Licensing of sales packaging or packaging license (DerGrünePunkt)

    For ecological reasons, companies should or must be able to prove which packaging they put into circulation. By the packaging law (Germany: VerpackG) the material recycling is even legally prescribed for the vast majority of sales packaging. As a result, manufacturers and other distributors (or dealers) 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, which provides all delivered sales packaging with date, weight and packaging type as a table. With the help of this data, the customer can carry out the notification to the system “DerGrünePunkt”.

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  • Machine connection

    We program you an interface to the machines of your choice.

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  • Overdelivery

    For goods such as sand and foil, the quantities delivered sometimes vary. By means of our customization it is possible to vary the delivery quantities in your ERP system within certain limits (e.g. 10%). A possible example would be if instead of 1.5 tonnes of sand, for example, 1.55 tonnes of sand is delivered.

    This function is included in purchase orders as of Dynamics 365 Business Central 17 in the standard, but not in sales. This exemplary customization refers to the latter.

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  • Pallet management

    When goods are shipped on pallets by freight forwarders, it is important to know the size and weight of the pallets in order to be able to communicate this to the freight forwarder. Moreover, it must be possible to distribute the goods flexibly on pallets.

    We program you a customization with which you can easily organize and manage the pallets. You can then use it to determine the dimensions and the total weight. Also the creation of pallet lists for loading as well as parts lists for the construction of the pallets would be conceivable.

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  • Shipment tracking

    For shipment tracking, we program you an interface to a third-party provider (e.g. DPD).

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  • Tour planning

    You can map a route planning in Dynamics 365 Business Central. You assign individual items and therefore sales lines to a vehicle and trigger picking and goods issue from the route planning.

    For optimal route planning, we implement an interface to third-party software (e. g. Wanko). This allows you to optimize your tours – even across drivers.

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  • Underdelivery

    It is possible, for example, that a company orders 10 tons of a raw material but only gets 9 tons delivered.

    As a result, one ton would remain in the order and the order would remain open. An employee would have to manually reduce the quantity in the order and delete the order.

    We program you a customization with the help of which you can simply indicate that it is an underdelivery. Then the order is automatically closed and the order is deleted.

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  • Webshop

    So that you can also sell your products online, we program you an interface to a third-party software (e.g. shopware, XT-Commerce, Intershop). This way you interlock your processes.

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ERP software for production/manufacturing:

That is what our customers say.


Hans Christoph Schröder

“We are very happy to have taken the step to anaptis and Dynamics NAV. The new ERP software now provides us with a suitable basis for precise planning, control and optimization of our production”.

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Thorsten Söth

“Our IT partner anaptis has successfully supported us for years in the further development of our homologation software. Together we continuously optimize our processes and can therefore use the expertise of our employees much more efficiently.”

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ERP software for production/manufacturing:

Our technology interpreter Theo explains.

Theo Technologiedolmetscher erklärt

Think of it like a burger. You have a base that is the same for every customer. You can make small changes to this base (e.g. different dough such as multi-grain or sourdough). In addition, each customer can put together the toppings as they wish. Depending on preference and need.

This is also the case with our solution. You receive the standard product Dynamics 365 Business Central. We realize many projects  in the standard solution – but sometimes small changes are necessary. And in addition, our customers purchase apps from us or our partners.

In the end, you have the perfect burger that suits you. Or rather, the perfect ERP software in production that suits you.

ERP software for production/manufacturing:

These are your fantastic advantages.

  • Standard solution

    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.

  • Scalability

    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.

  • Deployment options

    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.

  • Transparency

    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.

  • Better decisions

    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.

  • Integration to Microsoft products

    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).

  • Forecasts & Automation

    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.

  • Allround-service

    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.

ERP software for production/manufacturing:

An excerpt of our customers.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV im Großhandel (Koberg + Tente)

Optimized warehouse logistics for specific products

The eyewear manufacturer Koberg + Tente GmbH & Co. KG has primarily optimized its warehouse logistics with the integrated solution Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Status and stocks are fully digitized and can be called up at any time.

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Meistersinger anaptis Erfolgsgeschichte

Better service through Business Central

Meistersinger upgraded from Dynamics NAV 2009 to Dynamics 365 Business Central, thereby helping to significantly improve business management, product development and sales in particular.
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