Standard ERP software for production/manufacturing.


We have not committed ourselves to specific industries. Nevertheless, we now have a number of production customers and know exactly the challenges from the sector. We will tell you how we will also make you better with our standards-based approach.

ERP software for producers:

Our recipe for success is close to the standard.

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.

Our concept is close to the standard:

These are the functions for producers.


Manage material


Manage products


Manage machines


Plan production


Produce and send


Manage material

The central task of an ERP system is still to plan resources. With the aim of supplying production with all necessary materials. Especially in the area of JIT production, the punctual supply of materials is crucial.

In procurement and disposition, you are often in a dilemma: On the one hand, goods must be available in sufficient quantities to be able to serve customers quickly. On the other hand, too much stock should be avoided. With Dynamics 365 Business Central, you can professionalise your purchasing. The system links all information flows (especially goods flows) in the company and enables transparent inventory management. This way you always have everything in view and can also (partially) automate your ordering. According to your consumption/demand, the system automatically determines the optimal order quantities and times and can also automatically trigger orders if necessary.

The following customisations are also possible and popular:

  • Electronic data interchange (add-on)

    Anveo EDI makes it child’s play for you to exchange data

    • with your customers (e.g. orders, invoices, credit notes, shipping notifications, article data, availabilities, prices),
    • with partner companies (better business relations through automated processes),
    • with suppliers (e.g. order processing, order confirmations, availabilities or delivery notes) or
    • between locations/clients (e.g. financial data and item information).
  • Pallet movements (customisation)

    If necessary, we programme an adjustment to overview pallet movements:

    • How many pallets do we owe the customer?
    • Did we deliver the pallets to the customer?
    • How many pallets does the customer owe us?
    • Did we receive the pallets from the customer?
  • Pallet management (customisation)

    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.

  • Permanent inventory (customisation)

    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.

  • Overdelivery (customisation)

    For goods such as sand and film, delivery quantities sometimes vary. Using our customisation, it is possible to vary in 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.

  • Underdelivery (customisation)

    It is possible, for example, for a company to order 10 tonnes of a commodity 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.


Manage products

Nowadays, the trend is moving from mass production to flexible (small) series production. Companies need to be able to produce individual products and multiple variants in the blink of an eye.

Dynamics 365 Business Central supports you in managing products. You can store all relevant product data and create and maintain parts lists. Recipes can also be managed in this way.

The following customisations are also possible and popular:

  • CAD system connection (customisation)

    We program an interface to a CAD system of your choice.

  • Variant configurator (add-on)

    With our app anaptis Configuration you can easily build your own product variants with individual assembly parts lists.


Manage machines

In Dynamics 365 Business Central, you can easily manage your assets and means of production. You can ensure periodic depreciation, view maintenance costs, manage insurance, book asset transactions and generate evaluations. Resale can also be handled.

The following customisations are also possible and popular:

  • Machine connection (interface)

    We programme an interface to the machines of your choice.


Plan production

In today’s production it is important to meet deadlines, minimise lead times and optimise inventories.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central helps you to do this. Plan and control your production (PPS) easily. Plan material, financial and personnel resources. Create routings and thus combine work sequences. You can also create production orders. In these, you can link raw materials and operations that are needed to manufacture a product. Either manually or automatically from MRP.

The following adjustments are also possible and popular:

  • Tree schema for production orders (add-on)

    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.

  • Production planning board (add-on)

    Keep an overview and control of your production plan and present 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. In order to be able to compare the products, we have created a comparison for you, which you can find on both pages.


Produce and send

In Dynamics 365 Business Central, you can map the most diverse manufacturing structures and types and ultimately handle your production. But that’s not all, you can also manage downstream processes such as picking, packing and shipping with the system.

The following customisations are possible and popular:

  • Picking by Pick-by-Voice (interface)

    We program you an interface to the Pick-by-Voice solution and thus to a paperless picking system of your choice.

  • Picking in several stages (customisation)

    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.

  • Confection (customisation)

    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.

  • Tour planning (interface)

    For optimal tour 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.

  • Dispatch processing and label creation (add-on)

    For optimal dispatch processing and label printing, we offer you an interface to the add-on Comsol Multiship.

  • Dispatch tracking (interface)

    We can programme an interface to a system of your choice (e.g. DPD) for shipment tracking.

  • Customs declaration (add-on)

    With the Comsol Exposys Zoll Atlas AES add-on, exporting companies can declare 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.

These are your fantastic advantages.

ERP software for production/manufacturing:

  • 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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Microsoft Dynamics NAV in der Produktion und Handel

1 system instead of isolated solutions

The manufacturing and supplying company HIP Homann Import & Produktions GmbH & Co. KG now relies on one system and thus replaces numerous isolated stand-alone solutions (e.g. Sage, Datev, Excel tables).

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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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