Dynamics NAV-Based Solution Options for Managing a Better Warehouse part 2

Dynamics NAV-Based Solution Options for Managing a Better Warehouse part 2

As discussed in the first WMS ISV blog, for companies running Microsoft Dynamics NAV as their enterprise resource planning (ERP), there exist several options to improve the supply-chain and manage a better warehouse. These options provided by independent software vendors (ISVs) offer tools with flexible features and functionality to run warehouses with varying functions, logistics, and sizes. This blog covers two of these ISVs, Insight Works and WithoutWire.

Option #3: Insight Works

Insight Works is a rapidly growing ISV based in Canada. Insight Works has developed a suite of products to augment NAV and, of course, warehouse management is part of that suite. This ISV offers Warehouse Insight, Advanced Inventory Count, and Dynamic Ship modules, which will cover a solid set of requirements for small and medium sized warehouse operations. Insight Works products typically embed into the NAV base code and thus achieve true integration with the parent software. It looks and feels like one unified solution. These products will be appropriate for on-premise and hosted NAV solutions. Insight Works software is priced aggressively and offers a good bang for the buck.

Partial List of Features

Warehouse Insight

  • Broad Hardware support
  • Bar Code Functionality
  • Picks, Putaway, Movement, Transfers
  • Activity logging
  • Integrated with Dynamic Ship
  • License plating
  • Lot and serial number support
  • Programmable and Customizable

Advanced Inventory Count

  • Inventory and cycle counts
  • Auto reconciliation and posting of lot or serial number discrepancies
  • Historical statistics
  • Multi-User entry support
  • Analytics and Reporting

Dynamic Ship

  • Package management
  • Dimension based shipping fee calculations
  • Integrated with Warehouse Insight
  • Scanning support
  • Integration with all major small package carriers
  • Package tracking

Insight Works is priced by module either traditionally or via subscription. For more information on Insight Works warehouse product features and functionality, visit their website.

Option #4: WithoutWire

Without Wire, headquartered in Minnesota, offers a true cloud WMS solution that boasts a modern architecture, contemporary user interface (UI), and able to leverage the latest mobile technologies/products to support efficient warehouse operations. This solution runs outside NAV. However, Without Wire has developed a connector in conjunction with the integration experts at eOne Solutions to get everything working nicely together. The customer list would indicate that this solution is quite scalable.

Partial List of Features

Inbound Transaction

  • Deep support for barcode scanning and printing including GS1
  • Unit of Measure
  • Location specific put-away
  • Receive without scanning option

Outbound Transactions

  • Deep picking functionality
  • Auto-assign orders and license plates
  • Route optimization
  • FIFO, FEFO support and more

Site Transfers

  • Q/A Hold and Over receiving
  • In-Transit Locations
  • Powerful multi-replenishment transfer capability

Business Intelligence

  • Dashboards
  • Deep set of standard reports
  • Driven by PowerBI

Intelligent License Plates

  • License Plate holds
  • Nested License Plates
  • UCC128 Translation
  • Field Service Support


  • Kitting
  • Job-Based and Job-Less Manufacturing
  • Consumption and Flushing
  • Replenishment Picks

Without Wire is available either via an on-premise (traditional) basis or by subscription. Subscription pricing is tied either the number of users or to a customer’s transaction levels. Products, features, and pricing can be found on their website.

Insight Works, WithoutWire, as well as, Lanham Associates and HighJump are four WMS ISV options that work well with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Learn more about WMS and Dynamics NAV and Business Central.

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