Dynamics

Dynamics GP in Wholesale Trade and Distribution

Microsoft Dynamics GP was formerly known as Great Plains Dynamics and eEnterprise.  With its native set of s-called Distribution modules, including Inventory Control, Purchase Order Processing and Sales Order Processing, this mid-market Corporate ERP application should be considered as a good fit to the Supply Chain Management niche.  When we are talking about mid-size wholesaler – our experience shows moderate or even reasonably large number of integration and custom programming work is typically required.  Especially in such areas as Barcode or RFID based Warehouse Management features, Electronic Document Interchange (or its new alternative Business-to-Business Ecommerce), Moving merchandize between sites and truck delivery monitoring (and other SCM scenarios).  Let’s take a look at implementation scenarios and details: 1. Warehouse Management System (WMS).  Technically all its functions, such as Sales Order Fulfillment, Inventory Replenishment and Merchandise movement and count could be accomplished in GP SOP, POP and Inventory modules.  However it is usually done directly on the warehouse floor via scanning barcode labels with Barcoding scanners (in certain cases businesses are using RFID tags and readers, but it is similar by functionality).  Out-of-the-box Microsoft Dynamics may support simple USB scanners, but it may not support such advanced features as batch mode scanning