Bronze pricing is meant for smaller or simpler commercial print businesses that do not need complex production manufacturing capabilities and only very simple inventory.
This project is great to get off the ground quickly with an “out of the box” implementation of all the basic features, leaving anything more advanced for phase 2.
No significant customizations are supported in Bronze projects. No ISV / 3rd party addons will be used.
Silver is meant for more advanced commercial printers who will run manufacturing through their shop, analyze job costs, and need basic inventory management and accounting without warehousing or fulfillment.
This project still focuses on “out of the box” but leaves more room for advanced features and opens the door to somewhat complex customizations or 3rd party addons.
Limited customizations are supported in Silver projects. Selected ISV / 3rd Party addons are included. Programming fees and ISV addon licenses are always extra.
Gold is meant for a complex commercial printer that needs more than basic accounting, core inventory management, fulfillment, and/or needs integration with complex systems through JDF.
Gold projects are eligible to train almost all features of Business Central as well as being eligible to complete complex integrations if required.
Customizations of almost any type are supported in Gold projects. Most ISV / 3rd party addons are available. Programming fees and ISV addon licenses are always extra.
General Ledger Basics, Posting Group Concepts and Setup, Standard P&L and Balance Sheet
Tax Use and Setup
Cash Management, Bank Reconciliation, Bank Maintenance
Vendors, AP, Vendor Payments, Customers, AR, Deposits, and Cash Receipts
Manufacturing Concepts for Accountants – Production Costing, WIP, COGS
Invoice Generation from Cases, basic invoice template creation
Dimensional Analysis Overview/Setup
Sales Prepayments, Accruals, and Deferrals, Foreign Currencies*, Responsibility Centers
Raw Material Management, Perpetual Inventory, FIFO Costing
Purchase Quotes, Purchase Orders, Receipts, Requisition Worksheet
Introduction to PrintVis Cases: Status Flows; Responsible Settings; Shipping from Cases; Purchase Guide
Sales Orders for Non-Production Jobs/Non-Fulfillment
Sales Quotes, Sales Orders, Shipments, Ship-to-Address, National Accounts for Fulfillment & Production
PrintVis Case Integration with Business Central Sales
Drop Shipping, Blanket Purchase, Delivery Calendars, Transfer Orders, Customer/Item Price Lists
Lot/Serial and Variant Tracking
Planning Worksheet MRP, Advanced Planning Settings
Bin Management and Warehouse Complexity Level 3, Transfer Orders, Warehouse Shipments
Warehouse Picks, Put-Aways, Moves, Receipts
Dynamics 365 Sales Professional Quickstart
Product Groups, Job Components, Cost Centers
Estimating Materials (ink, substrate, packaging), Subcontractor Costs
Speed Tables, Scrap Tables, Standard Formula, Standard Impositions
Material Price Lists, Versions, Advanced Formulas
Auto-Reporting of Materials Used on Case
Forward and Backward Scheduling
PrintVis Graphical Scheduling Board (requires extra licenses)
Job Cost Journals, Job Materials Consumption, Job Time reporting, Shop Floor Tool
Manufacturing Finished Goods, Receiving Product to Stock
Job Ganging, Bottleneck Scheduling, Production WIP Items
Production Manufacturing for PrintVis (Requires Additional License)
Production Order Processing, Bills of Material, Routings
Work Centers, Work Center Capacities, Flushing Methods
Firm Planned and Released Production Orders
Planning Worksheet for Production (MPS), Routing Link Codes
Product Families, Machine Centers, Machine Center Capacities
Word Template Training
Data Loading Training
PrintVis Document Management Setup and Training
Shop Floor Insights Core Training
Shop Floor Insights Quality and Payroll Setup and Integration
Warehouse Insights WMS Basic Setup and Training, Warehouse Shipments, Receiving vs POs, Picks, PutAways
Configure an additional operating company with the same G/L and identical customizations, the same functionality, and report layouts. Used when you have 2 or more manufacturing facilities that are a separate legal entity.
Implement Complexity 3 Warehouse management as defined in Business Central Design Details for Warehouse Management. Introduces warehouse shipments, movements, picks, and put-aways. Requires Silver or Gold.
Add and configure service management in Business Central. Service Orders, Service Quotes, Service Dispatching, Service Items, Resources, Service Contracts, Root Cause, Failure Codes, Service Charges
Configure Intercompany operations in Business Central, including General Journals, Purchases, Sales, and other standard IC functions. Included in IC Setup are 2 operating companies (if you choose the Additional Operating Co. addon) plus one consolidation Co. Note: PrintVis has very limited IC capabilities itself.
Add assembly management for kitting, sheeting, and other processes where you are doing “manufacturing” for non-print specific reasons.
ExpandIT Field Service Essentials implementation. Includes the installation fees for setup of a single business unilt with ExpandIT, excludes all software fees. Training and implementation covers the use of ExpandIT Scheduling, Data Collection Setup, Field Service mobile device etc.
If you have tractor fed checks, MICR printed or otherwise use a non-standard (not a laser printed, pre-printed check with one of Check/Stub/Stub, Stub/Stub/Check or Stub/Check/Stub format) you will need this addon.
Implementation of Insight Works Shop Floor Warehousing Wi-Fi Barcode Scanning. Requires Core Warehousing or Complex Warehousing depending on features required.
Insight Works software licenses and devices extra.
Implement full Complexity 6 Warehouse management as defined in Business Central Design Details for Warehouse Management.
This is the most advanced warehousing, usually reserved for distribution and make-to-stock manufacturing.
Requires Core Warehousing.
Addon production manufacturing features – BOM, Routing, Production Order Management, Flushing, Planning Worksheet for MPS and MRP. This is only required for businesses with extensive manufacturing equipment.
PrintVis is a Print MIS addon for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. It adds estimating, status flow (workflow), item classification, production, and many other Print and Packaging MIS features to standard Business Central. Business Central provides inventory management, purchasing, invoicing, financial/accounting, CRM, and many other features. PrintVis adds industry-specific features for the print industry.
You have to pay for Project Excellence based on the number of FULL users you will go live with. This is the only way to fairly measure the size of your business and therefore the extra costs that will be associated with the project. Project Excellence is meant to capture the price difference between a large customer with many users to be trained and a small customer with few.
We have found that customers complete many “phase 2” activities on their own with just the continuing support from Sabre after the project ends. Sometimes a small amount of extra support can be added for brief periods to facilitate continuous process improvement with your team. This is by far the best way to achieve phase 2 activities. Measure the return on investment of each extra task, and execute them so long as they make sense to do.
Sabre wants to help your business with ongoing continuous improvement in Business Central. We offer Business Excellence, our premium support program. The cost is USD $75.00 and it is mandatory for the 12 months after your project ends. Business Excellence entitles you to several benefits:
– Unlimited email and remote support incidents
– Unlimited coaching and consulting engagements (first come first serve)
– Use of our Business Excellence addon module with dozens of helpful features
Business Central Engineer to order implementation projects are made up of three phases – Implementation, Go-Live, and Transition. Implementation varies depending on the tier of your project. Bronze tends to be 5 months, Silver is 7 months and Gold is 9 months in length. Go-Live is one month. Transition is two months.
The average Silver project is 7 months of implementation, followed by a go-live with 1 month of intense support and then 2 months of transition.
Customers who want to add more resources to a project and dedicate more hours can shorten that time significantly. There is a limit on how fast any ERP project can go – usually based on decision making, testing, and training hours available to your team.
PrintVis estimating is incredibly powerful and flexible. It is similar to setting up Excel formulas. It is impossible for Sabre to tell how long it will take because you choose how detailed you want it to be. If you want to be able to estimate any product that is requested, no matter how “weird” – be prepared for months (or even years) to complete Estimating setup.
PrintVis uses its own inherent print production capability based around the PrintVis Case and Job module. This is different from the standard “out of the box” manufacturing in Business Central. For Commercial Printers, it adds more logical print-oriented capabilities. It does not require that you create a new Item No. to produce. It is very well suited to businesses that make products that are rarely (if ever) repeat orders and if they do repeat, need to be requoted.
Book an instant meeting with a Sabre pricing expert to discuss prices or any other questions you have about Microsoft, Sabre or PrintVis.