Business Central

Empowered Business Central for Manufacturing

Empowered Business Central for Manufacturing gives users a clear overview of all planned assembly and production processes in one single dashboard, enabling a fully paperless factory floor.

Empowered Business Central for Manufacturing is a community-crafted collection of industry-standard solutions which enrich the Business Central experience in the manufacturing industry. Features include Advanced Costing, Promotions & Actions, Production Planning, Quality Control, and many more. See below all the features.


Production Planning*

Surcharge Automation*

Quality Control*

Logistic Units*

BOM & Routing Management*

Flexible Order Promising*

Collective Invoicing*

Paperless Shop Floor Full User*

* Coming soon
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Extended Attributes Management

Standard Business Central lets users add custom data to items and item categories. With Extended Attributes Management, users can add custom data to customers, vendors, contacts, jobs, and resources. This makes it easier to search, group, sort, and filter the data.

With Extended Attributes Management functionality, users can:

  • Create and link attributes
  • Assign attributes to customers, vendors, etc. 
  • Filter and sort by the attribute

Create and Link Attributes

Users can assign attribute values of different types (Option, Text, Integer, Decimal, Date) and link them to the desired table (Customers, Vendors, Contacts, Jobs, and Resources). From that moment, user`s extended attributes become available in the respective cards.


Assign Attributes in the Cards

Users can enter the value for the available attributes in each customer, vendor, job, resource, or contact card.


Filter by Attributes

In the list view, users can choose one or more attributes to filter by. As a result, users receive a filtered list of customers, vendors, jobs, contacts, or resources.

Advanced Costing

When users purchase an item, they may incur additional costs such as shipping, customs clearance, and insurance. These costs can be directly booked in users` accounting system, but this can inflate their inventory value, which may not accurately reflect the true cost of the goods. Additionally, users may want to consider upcoming end-of-year volume discounts when calculating their margins and sales prices. These discounts can impact the real cost of the goods, but standard Business Central does not offer a way to handle this.

Advanced Costing functionality helps users calculate the true cost of an item, including all additional costs such as shipping, customs clearance, insurance, and volume discounts. This allows users to make more informed decisions about pricing and inventory management.

With Advanced Costing functionality users can:

  • Set up additional costs/reductions per item or item category
  • Calculate the true cost of the items, including all additional costs such as shipping, customs clearance, insurance, and volume discounts
  • Get more accurate margins and sales prices by accounting for all additional costs
  • Improve profitability by factoring in upcoming end-of-year discounts when calculating the margins
  • Get a real-time view of the margins for informed pricing and inventory management decisions

Advanced Cost Definition

Choose the cost base, last purchase price, or the unit cost (average) and define supplements and reductions to calculate the landed cost per item. Per type, users can choose a fixed cost per unit, fixed cost per order, or a percentage. Include supplements like taxes, insurance, currency conversion, handling fees, and all possible reductions.

View The Landed Costs on the Item Level

On the item card, the landed cost field shows the real cost based on the cost definition. Supplements are added and discounts are deducted, giving users a real-time view of the items` costs.

Sales Order Overview

This adds two columns to the sales order lines. It shows users the landed costs and the total margin per line, allowing them to see the real profitability for all orders.

Easy Item Finder 

Finding items in Business Central can be difficult and filtering item categories is not always easy. This app feature improves item visibility and search by grouping items together in a clear hierarchy of categories and subcategories. 

With Easy Item Finder feature users can:

  • Organize their items in a tree-view structure for easy browsing
  • View item categories and subcategories directly on the item card
  • Find items quickly when creating orders and invoices

View Item Categories and Subcategories 

When users create a new item or open an existing one, they will see the extra category fields in the item card. Standard Business Central only offers them the Item Category Code as a field option. With the Easy Item Finder functionality, users receive an extra “Categories” screen section showing them all levels of the hierarchy. These item categories are filled in automatically based on the item category code.

Find Items Quickly When Creating Orders or Invoices

In the order screen, users will see 4 extra category columns in the lines section. When users have lots of items and don’t have the item numbers memorized, they can select the different levels in their category structure. They will then receive a filtered list which helps users to quickly find the right items. This functionality is available on all documents and input screens, such as invoices, purchase orders, etc.

Promotions and Actions 

With Promotions and Actions functionality users can:

  • Create multiple promotions for specific items and customers
  • Provide extra discounts if a customer meets the promotion requirements
  • Provide a gift if a customer meets the promotion requirements
  • Provide a better product for the same price if a customer meets the promotion requirements
  • Provide X products purchased for free if a customer meets the promotion requirements
  • Easily define the target customers
  • Easily define the target products or product groups
  • Fully automate the promotions on quotes and orders
  • Easily track the performance of the promotions

Document Management System 

Document Management System allows users to easily customize the layout of all the outgoing documents with the advanced layout editor. This gives users complete control over the document creation process and ability to create rules for document distribution. With the e-mail automation configurator and PDF manager, users have complete control over the entire process.

With Document Management System functionality, users can:

  • Customize and modify document layouts
  • Manage outbound rules for the documents
  • Send documents to multiple receivers
  • Send documents in PDF or XML
  • Combine a document with general conditions

Customize and Modify Document Layouts

Users can change the layout of all outgoing documents, including the text blocks, column headers, font, logo, cover page, and table column widths. users can also use multiple languages and translate the text blocks and column headers.

Manage Outbound Rules for the Documents

Users can create rules to determine how documents are handled, including the recipient(s), format (PDF and/or XML), and whether or not to add general conditions.