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Dynamics 365 Business Central

Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV) is an industry-leading cloud solution for Small and Medium businesses. Business Central is broadly used in Manufacturing, and Sabre is the leader in providing Business Central training and implementation.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and PrintVIS
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Dynamics 365 Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV) is designed to cost, track, and schedule your manufacturing and distribution operations. In addition to these core functionalities, it has fully integrated accounting, inventory management, sales, customer service, quality, supply chain management, and reporting (BI) capabilities.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and PrintVIS
Dynamics 365 Business Central By Manufacturing Type

Engineer-to-Order 
Manufacturer

Our years of experience in Engineer-to-Order means you can trust us to understand your business, and focus on your needs without the struggle of explaining your processes to consultants who don't "get it."

Production 
Manufacturer

Make-to-order manufacturing involves producing to customer demand, and makes extensive use of the production manufacturing, MRP, build-to-order, purchasing and other capabilities of Dynamics 365 manufacturing.

Job Shop 
Manufacturer

The classic Job Shop is a small manufacturing company with a collection of equipment that they "outsource" to their customers and are usually subcontractors to larger producers, who bid on quotes.

Configure-To-Order 
Manufacturer

Products are assembled and configured based on customer requirements. Usually, a configure to order manufacturer has a “catalog” and for the different products they sell often have “options” that can be selected.
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Dynamics 365 Business Central Manufacturing Overview

This video provides a high-level overview of manufacturing in Microsoft Business Central and the different modules available specifically for manufacturing - assembly, production, jobs and PrintVis.

Role Centers in Dynamics 365 Business Central

This video provides an overview of the user interface and role center (also sometimes called Dashboards) in Dynamics Business Central. Microsoft has moved towards a role tailored experience in all their Dynamics products.

Outlook Integration in Dynamics 365 Business Central

This video provides an overview of the Outlook integration in Business Central including how to set it up, how to manage business interactions directly in Outlook, and how to view information and statistics on the specific contact. 
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Benefits of Dynamics 365 Business Central for Manufacturing

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central streamlines and integrates every need of your manufacturing process from scheduling and planning, to distribution and inventory to financial management and job costing. Dynamics Business Central is an award winning solution from the premier business software company in the world.  Dynamics 365 is priced for the Small and Medium manufacturer, and offers a huge selection of world class addon products.  Sabre Limited are the leader in North America implementing Microsoft Business Central for manufacturing companies just like yours.

One Integrated System

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central connects data across accounting, sales, purchasing, inventory, manufacturing, projects and customer interactions to get an all-in-one solution for your entire business. You can measure and visualize your business performance using Power BI and the built in dashboards and role centers that come with Dynamics Business Central.

Your manufacturing and supply chain are totally integrated with accounts receivables and payables. There is no double entry required, and the integration dramatically reduces data entry compared to older technologies. Dynamics Business Central assists you in automatically reconciling accounts and reporting on financials quickly and accurately.

Dimensional accounting lets manufacturing companies analyze their data across multiple characteristics such as territory, product line, production methodology etc.… You can customize reports using seamless Microsoft Excel integration and adjust form designs with Microsoft Word templates.

Automate & Secure Your Supply Chain

Microsoft Business Central uses the Planning Worksheet to provide a powerful Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) and Master Production Scheduling (MPS) capability. These technologies predict when and what to replenish. Inventory is managed in real-time, allowing you to purchase Just in Time and operate with a highly LEAN approach. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is constantly being enhanced by Microsoft, such as adding Cortana AI technology to assist in sales forecast and utilization calculations.

With Dynamics Business Central you have the ability to control stock levels, lead times, reorder points, lot accumulation periods and other key MRP planning factors out of the box.

A full featured workflow process can help you control new item creation, set purchasing thresholds for approval and control employee materials requisitioning.

Optimize Your Operations

Use Microsoft Business Central at its full extent to generate sales forecasts and prevent stock-outs. By using the planning features and functionality, the system automatically generates production plans and creates purchase orders. Reduce order entry time and gain efficiencies by letting the system do the work for you.

Get a holistic view of inventory for efficient order fulfillment. Track every item transaction and movement at the level you need for maximum efficiency. Manage inventory by bin and location, and use pick orders based on warehouse layout and storage unit dimensions to speed order fulfillment. 

Take advantage of over 1000 addon modules designed to integrate barcode scanning modules, CAD integration, EDI, credit card processing, optimized production scheduling, data analysis and many more all ready to use in Dynamics Business Central.

Keep Projects On Time & Under Budget

Let Dynamics 365 Business Central manage your project manufacturing with its powerful Jobs module and Sabre's Engineer to Order addon (Sabre ETO). Manage engineer and technician time with time-sheets, and use advanced job costing and reporting capabilities to track project status and progress. Use advanced industry addons to visualize project work in Gantt chart formats, and use the integrated MRP modules with the Project Manufacturing capabilities to optimize your project purchasing.

Compare your manufacturing costs against budget and forecast, and recognize revenues and expenses through various revenue recognition methodologies such as monthly percent completion.

Engineer-To-Order and Project Manufacturers benefit from Sabre ETO, our unique addition to the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Manufacturing suite. Sabre ETO adds easy to use requisitioning and procurement directly to your project bills of material.

Engineer-To-Order Manufacturing

Engineer-To-Order Manufacturers (ETO) have unique ERP needs that differ from other modes of manufacturing. That's why we have designed software solutions and a Dynamics 365 Business Central training and implementation program that is specific to the needs of ETO manufacturers. With over 30 years of experience helping engineer-to-order manufacturers, we are the go-to Dynamics Business Central partner for ETO manufacturers in North America.

Sabre Limited is all about helping ETO manufacturing companies improve through better technology.

We are experts with Microsoft Business Central and bring ETO manufacturing best practices to our projects. Sabre has created the Sabre ETO Add-On, our Microsoft AppSource extension for Dynamics Business Central. In combination with this robust product, we use our unique implementation approach to ensure success for your ERP implementation.

Our years of experience in Engineer-to-Order means you can trust us to understand your business, and focus on your needs without the struggle of explaining your processes to consultants who don't "get it."
Engineer-to-Order Challenges and Needs
  • Project Managers need to be able to see the status of a job or project at a glance.
  • Materials (purchased or fabricated) need tracking and management.
  • Job costing – both interim and final – are critical.
  • Bills of material developed in CAD drive the entire project.
  • Communicating BOM needs to purchasing and planning teams is critical.
  • WIP and Revenue recognition over months and even years is hard to do and necessary.
  • Billing and invoicing needs to be extremely flexible and manageable.
  • Engineering and technician time tracking is needed to understand job costing.
Business Central features for Engineer-to-Order
  • The entire project is visible within the Business Central Job.
  • You gain clear material visibility of both dispositioning and current status.
  • Full and complete job costing and budget to forecast to actual comparisons.
  • CADLink integration or Excel import automates BOM Management in one central location.
  • Purchasing can buy directly from the BOM and Project Managers see clearly missing items.
  • Full financial project accounting allows invoicing, WIP and Revenue management.
  • Time Card tracking to jobs either with shop floor time collection or simple time cards.

Sabre ETO Addon Overview Demo

Dynamics 365 Business Central Manufacturing Overview

Here is a demonstration of the Sabre Limited ETO (Engineer-to-Order) addon written for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.  This video will provide a brief overview of  new user fields, the changes made to Business Central jobs and BOM (Bill of Materials) planning lines that provide better functionality for engineer-to-order manufacturers.

Role Centers in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Hear how Sabre Limited helped Engineered Lifting Systems Inc. (ELS) in their Dynamics 365 Business Central Implementation along with the Sabre ETO addon and how the software filled the gaps and became everything they needed it to be. ELS specializes in overhead crane systems as well as below the crane hooks.

Outlook Integration in Dynamics 365 Business Central

In this video, you'll see how the Sabre ETO Addon has given the ability for users to create one Purchase Quote for multiple vendors in one action. It eliminates the native functionality where you would need to manually create the quote multiple times for each vendors - in one step you can have 3 quotes created for 3 vendors.

Production Manufacturing

Dynamics 365 Business Central is built for production manufacturing. As Microsoft's flagship ERP for the Small and Medium manufacturer, Sabre feels is perfectly suited for those SMP Production Manufactures that need ERP functionality they can grow into.

The Production Manufacturer has generally developed a line of products for sale. They are not making products based on a customer's designs or engineering specifications. They manufacture product as it's ordered, or use forecasts to produce goods for stock to reduce order lead time. They generally have their own engineering staff; manage drawings, stock raw materials, track work in progress, etc.. They typically maintain a price book - as they might sell exactly the same item to different customers for different prices.
Production Challenges and Needs
  • Either Make-to-Stock or Make-to-Order or a mix of requirements.
  • There is a lot of inventory and items to manage and coordinate.
  • Buyers need to keep on top of raw materials to prevent schedule disruption.
  • Inventory levels are maintained as a hedge against mistakes.
  • Customer forecasts or sales forecasts need to be managed.
  • Capacity management and scheduling are critical.
  • Job costing, especially labor collection on the shop floor is important.
  • Quality and engineering control (Bills of Materials and Routings) is essential.
Business Central features for Production
  • Supports either Make-to-Order or Make-to-Stock replenishment methods.
  • Full warehouse and inventory management capabilities.
  • Use InsightWorks Warehouse Insights for advanced barcode inventory management.
  • Planning Worksheet and MRP/MPS capabilities automate purchasing and prevent over-stock and stock-outs
  • Optional drag and drop scheduling from Netronic as well as full out of the box capacity planning and priority scheduling.
  • InsightWorks Shop Floor Insights provides paperless travelers and shop floor data collection.
  • Bill of Material and Routing management, versioning and costing out of the box.

Creating a Production Bill of Material Demo

In this demo video, users learn how to create a production bill of material using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for Manufacturing.

Production Manufacturing Customer Testimonial

Hear how Sabre Limited helped Bearing Bronze in their Dynamics 365 Business Central Implementation and how the software improved their business and productivity by 30% across the board. Bearing Bronze specializes in bronze bearings, aerospace parts, and bronze bar stock.

Using the Output Journal in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for Manufacturing

This tutorial shows users how to use the Output Journal in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for Manufacturing.

Job Shop Manufacturing

Microsoft Dynamics NAV was long regarded as an excellent Mid-Market Job-Shop manufacturing product. With Dynamics 365 Business Central, Microsoft's has improved on the capabilities and technology of Dynamics NAV. The ability to choose from hundreds or thousands of addon modules makes Dynamics Business Central perfect for the Job Shop Manufacturer.

The classic Job Shop is a small manufacturing company with a collection of equipment that they "outsource" to their customers. Job Shop Manufacturers are usually sub contractors to larger producers, who bid on quotes for jobs they may only build once and never again. They almost always buy materials specifically for the job, and are focused on employee costs and managing their quotations and estimates.
Job Shop Challenges and Needs
  • Almost always a make-to-order business, only occasionally selling the same items twice.
  • Lots of small batch runs, with frequent one time use raw materials.
  • Need to produce quotations and track their status for follow up.
  • Managing inventory of raw material, particularly to use up excess is important.
  • Tracking the actual time to make products to confirm quoted estimates is critical
  • Managing customer drawings with orders is extremely important
  • Having visibility of equipment schedules is absolutely essential
Business Central features for Job Shop
  • Easily create one time items for sale, or variations of previous BOM
  • Requisition worksheet quickly consolidates raw material requirements for easy purchasing.
  • Integrated simple but powerful CRM for tracking quotes and orders.
  • Addon Microsoft Dynamics Sales Professional – a full featured CRM for more extensive sales management.
  • InsightWorks Shop Floor Insights handles full job costing and drawing distribution to the floor.
  • Netronic Production Scheduler provides a graphical view of jobs and equipment use.

Creating a Production Bill of Material with Dynamics 365 Business Central

In this demo video, users learn how to create a production bill of material using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for Manufacturing.

Job Shop Manufacturing Customer Testimonial

Hear how Sabre Limited helped Bearing Bronze in their Dynamics 365 Business Central Implementation and how the software improved their business and productivity by 30% across the board. Bearing Bronze specializes in bronze bearings, aerospace parts, and bronze bar stock.

Dynamics 365 Sales Professional Demo

This tutorial shows users how to use the Output Journal in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for Manufacturing.

Configure-To-Order Manufacturing

Configure-to-Order companies need solutions that support their unique quoting and selling approach. The Configure-Price-Quote (also called Product Configurator) modules available for Dynamics 365 Business Central make it a natural choice for these unique manufacturers. With Microsoft Dynamics Business Central (like Dynamics NAV before) the extensive list of choices for product configurators provide Configure-to-Order businesses the selection they need.

In the Configure-to-Order process, products are assembled and configured based on customer requirements. Usually, a configure to order manufacturer has a "catalog" and for the different products they sell, often have "options" that can be selected by the customer. Above all, the most important part of Configure-to-Order revolves around the idea of configurations. In short, a configuration is the combination of the catalog parts with all the options, and there can literally be millions or even billions of valid configurations that could be selected.
Common Configure-to-Order Manufacturing Conditions
  • It's often impossible to stock finished goods
  • You often stock semi-finished assemblies
  • Your long lead time components set the speed of delivering a finished product
  • You may keep popular long lead time items in stock to off-set possible delays
  • Order entry, quoting and order processing is tedious and error-prone
  • You have a lot of double and triple checks in your business
  • You maintain a catalog, which can be hard for end users to use as it has many options and rules.
Benefits of Business Central ERP for Configure-To-Order
  • Use an optional Product Configurator module to streamline quoting and estimating
  • Capture your engineering and product experts knowledge in the system
  • Provide self-service ordering for dealers or customers
  • Use more junior people to execute tasks
  • Reduce quoting and order processing lead time and reduce errors
  • Streamline special order items and stock management
  • Reduce manufacturing errors with better bill of materials
  • Collect job cost information on a configuration by configuration basis
  • Run an analysis of your order history including what confirmations have been selected by customers over time
  • Bring up histrocial orders and configurations and use those to generate new orders or quotes

Outlook Integration in Business Central

In this demo video, users learn how to create a production bill of material using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for Manufacturing.

Product Configurators: What They Are & How to Use Them

Hear how Sabre Limited helped Bearing Bronze in their Dynamics 365 Business Central Implementation and how the software improved their business and productivity by 30% across the board. Bearing Bronze specializes in bronze bearings, aerospace parts, and bronze bar stock.

Dynamics 365 Sales Professional

This tutorial shows users how to use the Output Journal in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for Manufacturing.

The Sabre System

Remotely Delivered Dynamics 365 Manufacturing Training Approach

Over our 25 years of watching and working with ERP implementations, we have designed a system for Business Central Manufacturing ERP training that is unique. This remotely delivered approach makes our Dynamics 365 Business Central Manufacturing consulting engagements one of a kind. We leverage vast experience working with manufacturing companies. We have created a prescriptive Manufacturing Training approach that is highly successful.

This allows us to implement in 50% of the time of our competitors, with 0% budget overruns and 100% success.

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