Streamline Operations with Logistics and Shipping Solutions for Business Central

Streamline Operations with Logistics and Shipping Solutions for Business Central

Shipping and logistics have been a critical part of successful businesses for years. The rise of eCommerce has placed increased pressure on companies to get their products into the hands of their customers as fast and as efficiently as possible. For Dynamics 365 Business Central customers, options are available to improve shipping operations.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a comprehensive, scalable Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application ideal for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers that rely on transporting their products. Business Central comes with native inventory management, order management, and advanced financials for growing companies, multi-entity companies, international companies, and companies with multiple warehouses. In addition, Business Central is supported by a large number of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) that design and build solutions for businesses in specific industries.

Several ISV products, such as Dynamic Ship from Insight Works, provide enhanced shipping and logistics functions for Business Central users.

Dynamics Ship helps you reduce errors by automating manually intensive tasks. Dynamics Ship offers the following features:

  • Integration with multiple carriers – Choose from more than 100 carriers, including FedEx, UPS, and DHL. Integration with these shipping carriers helps streamline your shipping processes, calculate shipping rates, and generate shipping labels directly in Business Central.
  • Compare prices and services from different carriers – Compare shipping rates and choose the option that works best for your business.
  • Choose from multiple freight management options – Select from the optimal freight and carrier options—parcel, less than truckload (LTL), and full truckload (FTL)—from multiple carriers based on shipment dimensions.
  • Automatically generate shipping documents – Create bills of lading, invoices, shipping and return labels, and packing lists automatically.
  • Customizable shipping rules – Define shipping rules based on product, destination, or carrier preference to streamline your shipping operations.
  • Handheld device integration – Integrate with handheld scanners and weight scales for item scanning and tracking. Scan items and compare them to the sales order and picking document. Record item serial numbers, lot numbers, and assembly component details at packing time.
  • Package tracking – Provide accurate delivery times and offer branded tracking links to share with customers.
  • Real-time analysis – Analyze real-time shipping metrics, such as shipping costs by month, location, carrier, and Year-over-Year comparisons.

Contact ArcherPoint to learn more about shipping and logistics solutions for Dynamics 365 Business Central.

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