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for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
An add-on app for the ERP-system Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central that helps you to facilitate product management and simplify the purchasing process of seasonal products.
Are you in retail and working with several different brands? Do you experience challenges in creating an efficient product management? And what about getting an overview of the sales for products with different seasons, colours and sizes?
Companies focusing on retail, whether it is in forms of physical stores or online stores, often work with several different brands. There are often different suppliers per brand, and in those cases where the distributor delivers several brands, these are preferably separated into different quotes for the retailer. The challenge for the retailer is often in managing the products efficiently. Especially if the products are seasonal and come in different colors and sizes. In addition to this, the retailer needs to compare sales with the previous year which gives you even more challenges since the product numbers are not the same.
Developed for retail
Anyware Retail for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central helps you increase efficiency for product management throughout the ERP-process, from purchase to sales and follow-up. And the whole process begins in Excel.
From quote to Product Catalouge
When the suppliers deliver the actual quote in an agreed Excel format, the Excel file is read into Anyware Retail. The products that you want to convert into product cards in Dynamics 365 Business Central are highlighted, and through a click, the product cards are then created in Business Central with all the products attributes defined in the quotation. If the product is available in several different colors and sizes, these variants are also created for the product.
The app allows you to easily create purchase orders by applying an order matrix when ordering products in different variants. You can also make purchases for several stores with direct delivery by marking up several warehouses at the same time.
Smart replenishment and insights
With Anyware Retail you also have support for replenishment to warehouses and stores. And when you want insight of the sales, the products have been added with several attributes and dimensions that follow through the entire process to facilitate the follow-up.
Features and benefits
- Pricat – Easily create Product catalouges in Business Central by importing Excel-files.
- Attributes and properties – Expand the product card with more attributes for better follow-up throughout the entire flow.
- Order matrix – Facilitate ordering of products with different colors and/or sizes.
- Pre-order management – Follow up the purhases from season to season.
- Item Planning – Create purchase proposals for seasonal products.
- Replenishment – Create transfer orders for the stores based on replenishment proposals.
Read more about some of the key features in Anyware Retail.
By importing a quote from the supplier in an Excel-format, an item catalog is created in Business Central. The item catalog is automatically linked to the supplier defined by the brand code in the Excel file, which reduces all forms of unnecessary manual handling. The item catalog includes the following:
- Validity date
- Purchase prices
- Recommended sales prices in different currencies
- Description Texts
- Picture Links
- Colors and sizes
- Item group code
- Purchase Order quantity
In the item catalog, item cards are created through a few simple clicks.
Through Anyware Retail for Micosoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, the item card is expanded with the following fields:
- Item type
These attributes and dimensions are available for follow-up through the entire flow from purchase to sale as well as on product transactions. Each item can also be tracked by an extended item status.
In order to facilitate ordering of items with several different colors and/or sizes, Anyware Retail offers an order matrix view. Directly when an item with different variants is selected on an order, the matrix is displayed on the screen and the quantity for resp. color and size can easily be specified. The matrix is available on the following documents:
- Sales Order
- Sales Invoice
- Sales Credit Note
- Sales Return Order
- Purchase Order
- Purchase Invoice
- Purchase Credit Note
- Purchase Return Order
Item planning in Anyware Retail is a purchase proposal that provides specific opportunities for seasonal products:
- Order from supplier based on a number of pre-orders.
- Refill/replenishment to central warehouse from suppliers.
- Refill/replenishment to store from suppliers.
- Demand and supply tracking.
- Reordering point and/or safety stock levels.
The result of a proposal carried out will create either a purchase order or a transfer order.
In order to be able to follow up the purchases from season to season, the purchase order is marked with an order type. This means that the pre-order purchase for the current season can be compared per brand with the corresponding season last year, both in terms of quantity and amount.
If a central warehouse is used for store replenishment, the replenishment worksheet allows an easy way to create transfer orders for the stores. Proposals are created for all stores at the same time based on inventory levels and order points. It is always possible to edit the proposal and delete outgoing products, and then the proposals are executed with a simple click. Either store by store or all the proposals at the same time.
Get started with Anyware Retail
Download today, you have 30 days free trial. All features are available without restrictions.
Please note that you need to have Dynamics 365 Business Central in order to download and use the app.
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