Business Central for Manufacturing

Business Central for Manufacturing (formerly Dynamics NAV) comes with rich manufacturing functionality to manage your operations through the entire production, vendor management, inventory control, and sales cycles. Take advantage of basic manufacturing, agile manufacturing, supply planning, and capacity planning to drive automation throughout your production processes.

Who is it for?

Business Central for Manufacturing is the optimal solution for manufacturers looking for extensive manufacturing and supply chain management capabilities. Business Central gives you comprehensive visibility into your inventory, from the moment that a customer reaches out for an order, through production and fulfillment, and all the way to completion of the cash cycle.

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Comprehensive Manufacturing Management

Business Central automates manufacturing processes and provides valuable insights into inventory. With your data connected across every part of the organization, you will always know your materials requirements and capacities.


Manage your stock and respond to your customers quicker by leveraging built in business intelligence on historical data


Save time by automatically creating replenishment requests for vendors


Streamline data across all departments for consistent and fluid communication based on real-time information


Use advanced customization capabilities to modify processes and add new ones that are specific to the things you need to do


Business Central Manufacturing Features

Production Bill of Materials 

Create bills of materials and calculate standard costs. 

Production Orders 

Create and manage production orders, and post consumption and output to the production orders. After you have created a production order, you can calculate net requirements based on that production order. 

Basic Supply Planning 

Plan material requirements based on demand with support for master production scheduling and materials requirements planning.  Automatically create production orders and purchase orders. 

Demand Forecasting 

Manage demand forecasting based on items. Input demand (sales) forecasts for products and components in a more convenient way (daily, monthly, quarterly). 

Sales and Inventory Forecasting 

Use the Sales and Inventory Forecast extension to get deep insights about potential sales and a clear overview of expected stock-outs. 

Capacity Planning  

Add capacities (work centers) to the manufacturing process. Set up routings and use these routings on production orders and in material requirements planning. View loads and the task list for the capacities. 

Finite Loading  

Manage finite loading of capacity-constraint resources, taking capacity constraints into account so that no more work is assigned to a work center than the capacities can be expected to execute during a given time period. 

Machine Centers  

Plan/manage capacity on several levels: on a more detailed level for machine centers and on a consolidated level for work centers.  


Plus these Financial Management features

General Ledger

Add unlimited dimensions to your chart of accounts to allow for rich multidimensional analysis of financial transactions without creating a complicated chart of accounts.

Multiple Companies

Keep individual company financial data separate and easy to find. Prepare robust consolidated financial reports from multiple companies and dimensions.

Intercompany Transactions

Do business with your subsidiary and internal partner organizations in the same way that you engage with your external vendors and customers, including intercompany Sales Orders and Journals.

General Ledger Budgets

Create multiple budgets for identical time periods.  Leverage budget dimensions to set filters on budgets and add dimension information to budget entries.

Cash Management

Download bank statements for automatic reconciliation of bank transactions.

Accounts Payable

Streamline Accounts Payable processing, easily tracking incoming documents against Accounts Payable transactions.  Utilize built-in ACH functionality to pay vendors by ACH.


Keep Accounts Receivable to a minimum by utilizing Reminders to remind customers of overdue balances.  Auto apply finance charges if required.


Give customers the ability to pay directly from your emailed invoice utilizing Microsoft Pay.

Fixed Assets

Set up one or more depreciation books for each fixed asset.  Track maintenance costs, manage insurance policies, post fixed asset transactions, and generate specialized reports and statistics.

Plus these Supply Chain features


Create sales orders directly from email requests in Outlook. View inventory availability at a glance and generate purchase orders on the fly to fulfill orders. Email sales order confirmations directly from the transactions.


Combine receipts from several purchase/orders onto a single invoice.


Automatically generate purchase orders directly from sales orders. Control cash flow through automated purchase workflows.


Maintain the right amount of inventory by automatically calculating stock levels, lead times, and reorder points. Suggest substitutes when requested items are out of stock.


Change item inventory location using transfer orders or the item reclassification journal.


Set up recurring sales and purchase orders with their related invoices to automate the payables and receivables portion.


Track the entire sales process - from Lead through Opportunity through Quote through Sales Order through Invoice with Dynamics 365 for Sales and Business Central together.


Effectively plan for demand from sales and component lines. Plan for specific orders or large batches.


Business Central Manufacturing Pricing

Dynamics 365 Business Central is the most affordable full featured mid-market ERP system on the market today.

Get Business Central Manufacturing, including Business Central Finance, fully implemented starting at only $59,995!




Deployed on Microsoft’s cloud, similar to the way Office 365 is deployed. Licensing is obtained by the user by the month and no servers are required.

  • Automatic Upgrades

  • Some add-ons available

  • No database access

Price includes user support. Licensing only is available for $100/user/month.




Deployed in a private environment on Microsoft’s Azure cloud. Licensing can be acquired either by paying by the user by the month or purchasing up front.

  • Controlled Upgrades

  • All add-ons available

  • Full database access

Price is for hosting only. If you do not own your licensing, you can add it for $40/user/month.



$2,800/user up front + $448/user/year

Deployed on your own in-house servers. Licenses must be purchased up front and annual renewal fees must be paid to Microsoft.

  • Controlled Upgrades

  • All add-ons available

  • Full database access

Price includes only licensing and does not include any support or IT infrastructure.

Also available: Licensing Only for $100 - 5 user minimum, no support included, all support billed on an hourly basis.

Real-time, interactive reports

Bring your data to life with Microsoft Power BI. Display live financial information from Business Central and visualize it in easy-to-use interactive dashboards.

Use a free-form drag-and-drop canvas to effortlessly to author reports. Ask questions of your databases using everyday language like "How many widgets did I sell at our San Diego location last year?" and Power BI will immediately create a dashboard to give you the answer.

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Expect excellent training and ongoing support

When you purchase a new accounting system, it is vitally important that your users are trained fully on the features that they will be using to perform their tasks within the system. That is why every new implementation of Business Central includes comprehensive, customized, and role-specific training for your users, as well as training documents tailored specifically for your organization.

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How do I get started?

Step 1: You schedule a Discovery Call with an experienced consultant (not a salesperson.)

Step 2: We create a customized plan with estimated pricing up front.

Step 3: Together, we execute the plan.

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