Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP and CRM for Manufacturing Companies

Microsoft Dynamics ManufacturingDynamics 365 for ManufacturingManufacturers need easy-to-use, flexible manufacturing ERP solutions (Batch manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Industry specific manufacturing processes) to effectively manage business operations and procurement. Microsoft Dynamics ERP for manufacturing is designed specifically to include finance, supply chain management, operations management and human resources. Manufacturing, supply chain and distribution often go hand in hand.  Also see our industry section on GP (Great Plains) for CPG, Supply Chain & Distribution.

Endeavour has a significant number of small and mid-size manufacturing clients who are using just the core Finance functions with Dynamics GP, while other larger clients are also using the very strong and robust Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 Manufacturing module (or GP 2016 with plans to upgrade). Such larger Dynamics GP implementations entail more complex Advisory Services and Staff Augmentation for manufacturing management and planning such as advanced demand planning, planning quantities and the use of MO (Manufacturing Order) to reflect the routing within each manufacturing process: from raw goods, through their incubation period, to the finished product.  Endeavour has also helped clients successfully integrate multiple systems and processes between their warehouse management system (WMS), their Dynamics GP manufacturing and their MRP and Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP) practices.

More and more manufacturing companies are expanding their technology investments to include CRM (Customer Relationship Management) to manage their sales reps and selling activities, as well as, their post-sales customer service including: the management of after-sale maintenance, warranties, support contracts, product recalls, service bulletins and contract renewals. Endeavour also works with a select group of approved ISV partners to complement Microsoft Dynamics with specialized configurations, workflow and capabilities to support your unique your manufacturing processes and plant operations. With visibility to vendor information, inventory replenishment and material management requirements in GP, manufacturers can manage production with precision with an integrated-by-design, flexible solution on premises or in the Cloud.  Endeavour will help you choose the right balance between sophistication, level of automation and cost as it relates to demand planning, exploding BOMs and streamlining your PO and MO processes.


With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018, Dynamics CRM 2017, Azure and Office 365

Manufacturing Companies’ are able to: 

• Automate Manufacturing Bill of Materials and vendor inventory planning
• Create standard inventory management and replenishment processes
• Streamline and transition from monthly planning to weekly demand planning
• Set schedules, process manufacturing orders and ‘manufacturing order processing’
• Consolidate multiple POs by vendor in GP with multiple lines per PO
• Reduce reporting administrative costs
• Provide quick and easy access to monthly financial reporting
• Support custom workflows for Quality Assurance
Integrate with your portals, e-commerce, Demand driven MRP, and sales team for efficient transaction processing
• EDI and XML for supply chain order processing, inventory updates and ASN’s
• Configured to support your Inventory and Order Processing systems
• Centralize your estimates, forecasts and job costing
• Calculate your precise WIP (Work in Process) at any given time with the GP manufacturing module
• Integrate with a wide variety of legacy, shop floor and other best of breed systems
• With 3rd party ISV tools such as the Smoothie demand planning Connector for GP by DemandWorks for complex demand planning
• Use CRM and Field Service to support product warranties, post sales service and recalls

One of Endeavour's recommended ISV products, for advanced Manufacturing is: BatchMaster for Process Manufacuturing Canada with Dynamics GP (Great Plains)

The GP manufacturing experts at Endeavour Solutions are pleased to recommend BatchMaster for Dynamics GP 2016 / GP 2018 to support the end to end batch manufacturing, process manufacturing, QA and Lot-Tracking processes for Pharmaceutical,  Food & Beverage, Chemical, and Nutraceutical companies in Canada.    BatchMaster is a strong ISV within the Microsoft Dynamics ERP space and fully replaces the GP manufacturing module within Great Plains, offering complete cost control and management of:

Planning  (Formulation Management, Mater Production Scheduling (MPS), Inventory Management, Materials Resource Planning (MRP), and Packaging Management)
Execution (Production, Quality Control (QC), and Quality Assurance QA))
Compliance (Lot tractability, Audit Logs, Labels and Compliance Reports)

BatchMaster Canada Consultant GP Toronto

  BatchMaster for Dynamics GP, works fully inside of Dynamics GP framework, using GP screens, logins and databases.

 Canada Manufacturing BatchMaster GP Consulting

  Learn more about BatchMaster on YouTube - BatchMaster Demo

The lesser known Microsoft Dynamics GP Field Service module may also be of interest in support of the fixed asset maintenance functions within many manufacturing companies

See Field Service (Cross Industry) page. The full function modules within the Microsoft Dynamics GP Field Service module include:
• Service Call with Manage Assist
• Contract Administration
• Depot Management
• Preventive Maintenance
• Returns Management

These five modules with Dynamics Field Service connect with various tables and components of the Dynamics GP ERP financials including Sales Order Processing, Receivables Management, General Ledger, Payables Management, Inventory Control, Purchase Order Processing and Manufacturing Order Processing.


About Endeavour and our Dynamics Consultants

Endeavour Solutions Canada is a Microsoft Gold ERP and Microsoft Silver Cloud and CRM Partner focusing on consulting, development, implementation, upgrades, support and training for Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains), Dynamics 365 CRM, Azure Cloud and Office 365. We are one of the top Microsoft Dynamics partners in Canada and a multiple time Microsoft President's Club Member.

When choosing an ERP or CRM partner Endeavour has the three traits that are critical to your success 1) Deep application knowledge, 2) Industry specific business process knowledge and 3) Accounting, IFRS, SOX, Tax and audit knowledge.  Without all three, you are introducing unnecessary risk into your operations. Choose Endeavour as your partner.

With over 450 active clients, Endeavour Solutions is in the top 5% of Microsoft Partners worldwide with consultants working from our offices in: Toronto, Halifax, Montréal, and London and remote support for the USA.  Our 29+ years of success is due to our focus on our customers, our people and our core values of integrity, trust, and accountability.  


If you are interested in learning more about the functionality within Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM, Azure and Office 365, or about Endeavour’s advisory consulting services, please Contact our sales team and reference your desire to work with a Microsoft partner with proved Microsoft Dynamics and deep industry specific expertise.

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BI and KPIs for Manufacturing

Beyond the Sales, Accounting & Finance KPI dashboards, Endeavour recommends looking at: 

  • % Rework & ReturnsKPI for Manufacturing ERP
  • % Downtime Due to Maintenance
  • WIP - Work in Progress
  • Manufacturing Equipment Utilization
  • Safety and Security
  • % Re-use Grey Water
  • Days Without Lost Time for Accidents
  • Production Throughput per Hour
  • Waste Diversion, Recycling & Re-Use
  • Bill Collection
  • Inventory Replenishment Rate
  • Days Finished Inventory


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