Besides the manufacturing module, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central's core features include supply chain management, project management, financial management, HR management, sales, marketing, and more.

With all these features available, here are the top 6 benefits of Business Central for SMBs (small and mid-sized businesses) in the manufacturing industry.

1. Effectively deal with the inventory

It's easy to manage inventory with Dynamics 365 Business Central. One can view a list of all the items in stock within seconds. Also, a user can easily find out if any item is in the store, how many are available to use, and how many are on order. This real-time inventory data helps an organization to plan better. A user can also leverage Business Central's built-in intelligence, which will allow an organization to predict when the stock will be running low and which items need to be replenished.

2. Streamline business operations and reduce costs

All the data will be at one place in Business Central. For example, if a production manager makes an update, the entire team will be able to access the same information and take instant action. Another example is that sales forecasts can be generated into production plans and created orders, bringing more efficiency. Each department in an organization works better together and improves productivity, which helps lower operational overheads.

3. Get more insights by combining production data

By having all your production data in one place, Dynamics 365 Business Central can help decision-makers analyze trends within the organizations with the help of built-in BI (business intelligence) capabilities. Additionally, by observing data like supply chain, production, inventory, product performance, an organization can improve customer experience by delivering better products and services.

4. Product quality improvement

An organization can set up a system to monitor its product's quality status by using real-time reports on machines, components, shifts, and more, which will ensure that only high-quality products are delivered to their end customers.

5. Decrease production time

Capture customers' special requirements in materials bills and use them directly from the sales quote and sales order line in your assembly-to-order processes. There is no need to spend time and effort with back and forth emails, which will decrease the overall production time and help an organization save time and money.

6. Manage warehouse efficiently

Dynamics 365 Business Central has many features to run the storeroom / warehouse efficiently. For instance, one can streamline receiving and storage, get recommendations on moving items to optimize warehouse space and items picking process and use real-time data to fulfill customers' orders better.

About the author:
Sajid Bhaldar- Marketing Manager

At Direction Software LLP, Sajid is heading the Marketing department and leads Marketing activities such as SEM, SEO, Social Media, Email Marketing. He has 13+ years of Digital Marketing experience with various renowned organizations.

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