When the pandemic swept through the world, many manufacturing and distribution companies found themselves wondering how to adapt. This forced them to take a different approach to their technology solutions and rework their production processes.
But, how can they shift easily, efficiently, and cost-effectively? For mid-market companies that have been using Microsoft Business Central, they discovered gaps in the application that caused slowdowns and hindrances to many of their processes.
In this Acceleration Economy News Desk segment for Dynamic Communities, I’m joined by Mark Hamblin, President of DMS/Insight Works. Mark shares how their solutions are empowering manufacturing and distribution companies utilizing Business Central. Solutions such as WMS Express, Graphical Scheduler, DocXtender, Barcode Generator, and more.
01:13: Mark outlines how Insight Works got started about 13 years ago under the original name of “Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions”. They quickly saw the need to develop their own solutions for NAV (now Business Central) to fill gaps within the application.
04:13: Insight Works realized they had a suite of solutions for manufacturing and distribution and continued expanding their offerings such as Point of Sale options.
07:04: The shift to the cloud has been a strategic move for Insight Works to broaden its solution capabilities. This helps keep them in line with Microsoft’s push for a cloud-first focus.
08:36: Automated production scheduling is a huge Business Central gap. Insight Works offers an affordable solution to fit this gap and streamline the scheduling process. Additionally, they have service solutions that
13:00: Knowledge is key to streamlining processes throughout the warehouse, and production planners need easy access to this. Insight Works has developed a systematic way to automate things to surface information for the right people at the right time.
16:05: Mark highlighted that you will have access to a broader range of capabilities and solutions if you are looking to move to the cloud.
Insight Works is an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) that caters to the manufacturing and distribution industry. Their product line features a breadth of end-to-end apps that integrate with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Products include mobile warehouse data collection, shop floor data collection, inventory management, integrated shipping, scheduling, and more.