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Nancy Phillippi By Nancy Phillippi • August 11, 2020

Business Central Cloud Warehouse Mobility – 3 FREE Ways to Save

Cloud warehouse mobility Business CentralDoes Your Warehouse Require Mobile Device Integration? Choose from 3 Free WMS Express App Versions



Many Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud (Business Central or also known as Dynamics 365 BC and formerly branded as Dynamics NAV or Navision) customers require mobile device integration. Mobile devices are time savers for workers on the warehouse or production floor. WMS Express offers a FREE mobile app to get started with barcoding, purchase order receiving and pick and ship features – FOR FREE. Who gives away a product as powerful as this app? Only Insight Works the developers of WMS Express and many other great productivity software add-ons for Business Central.

How many users or devices can I license for free? 

Up to five devices per location: WMS Express enables companies to use up to five mobile devices per location, which for most organizations is more than enough.   If its not enough, reach out to Clients First to get costs for your supply chain business.

Do I need to pay for the handheld device?

Of course you do! However, Insight Works makes it easy to purchase with a few clicks! Visit this page to see the options available then make your purchase! Talk to your IT group or Business Central consultant if you need help determining the best WMS device for your environment. There are several suggestions on how to choose the right device on the WMS Express Mobile Computers page. I have noticed that these devices are already loaded with the WMS software already. That makes getting setup and going even easier.

Which FREE option is best for me?

There are 3 versions of the free WMS Express to choose from depending on your type of business. Each version is designed to offer the best fit to streamline your warehouse or retail business processes.

The 3 WMS Express options are as follows:

1. WMS Express Standard – Ideal for organizations that use purchase for receiving and sales orders pick/ship. This doesn’t include some of the other features in the next 2 versions such as warehouse documents such as picks and put-away.
2. WMS Express Basic Warehouse – A solid option for those who run a simple warehouse and have enabled inventory picks and inventory put-away.
3. WMS Express Warehouse – A good choice for those using the warehouse document features of Dynamics 365 Business Central such as warehouse receipts, picks and put-away.

Click here for a comparison of the FREE WMS options available.

D365BC - WMS Free

For those companies requiring more functionality than the features listed above, such as production, add-hoc movements, etc., customers should turn to Clients First to discuss the full Warehouse Insights module. It’s easy to upgrade from the above free versions to a monthly subscription model with Warehouse Insights.

Free WMS Express Benefits

Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud and WMS Express are seamlessly integrated. Configuring the app is simple, requiring less than 5-minutes by simply scanning a barcode. When you scan a barcode generated by a customer’s specific version of Business Central, WMS Express will actually configure itself. What’s more, both Android and Windows operating systems on mobile devices are supported. Other options include a variety of handheld devices such as mobile computers, tablets, smartphones, wearables and others.

Multi-dimensional barcodes are also supported by WMS Express (i.e. both 1D and 2D types), and for those adopting 2D data matrix barcodes, the compact size and large data capacity are definite benefits, enabling users to store more information and collect more information in a single scan.

WMS Express designed and supported by Insight Works, saves those working in the warehouse sector a great deal of time while increasing accuracy. This is achieved by scanning barcodes to manage different warehouse operations. Whether you run a simple operation using purchase and sales orders or run a more complex warehouse, WMS Express will help streamline processes.

WMS Express was built specifically to work seamlessly with your Dynamics 365 Business Central, regardless of how your warehouse is currently set-up. Unlike bolt-on solutions, you won’t experience integration issues or need to learn a new interface.

WMS Express combined with the warehousing management functions in Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud, enable you to effectively manage the movement of inventory and more efficiently control your supply chain.

Check out this 2-minute video below that highlights everything Insight Works has put into WMS Express, and is a great way to begin getting your feet wet with the product. For more information about this innovative release please contact our Clients First team.

 

Clients First has worked with hundreds of Microsoft Dynamics customers over the years in a variety of capacities. As Microsoft Gold Certified Dynamics Partners we work with many great Integrated Software Vendors (ISVs) in an effort to provide our customers with solutions that work for them and deliver value. We’re excited to share a free WMS Express app for Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud thanks to our trusted partner, Insight Works.

The Clients First Difference

Industry expertise and experience – Clients First consultants have direct experience in the industries we support.  The Clients First Texas and Minnesota offices are known for vertical expertise in manufacturing, job shops maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) for aviation or heavy equipment organizations. We have customers in other industries too including make to order/engineering job shops, project manufacturing field services and wholesale distribution.

We’re a Microsoft Gold ERP Partner, a Certified Cloud Service Provider (CSP) and an Acumatica Gold Partner.

Please contact us for a free evaluation of your current supply chain operations. We’ll work with you on a plan to implement Dynamics 365 Business Central Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain to improve your bottom line.

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