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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Capabilities: Handling Non-Inventory Items

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Capabilities: Handling Non-Inventory Items

Let’s start from the very beginning, a very good place to start.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central in a Nutshell

Business Central is a fully-featured, native cloud enterprise resource Planning (ERP) solution that’s ideal for small and medium companies. It’s a bundled version of what might be called the parent product, Microsoft Dynamics 365, where in the modules are sold separately. Dynamics 365 include Dynamics 365 for Sales, Customer Service, Field Service, Retail, Finance and Operations, and more. The Business Central bundle includes accounting/financials, CRM, manufacturing, inventory, and project automation.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Capabilities

To showcase the capabilities of Business Central, we’re be bringing you a series of short 2-4 minute videos that will make it easy for you to see just what Business Central can do for your company. Today’s video is about handling non-inventory items.

Here’s a summary of the video about handling non-inventory items in Business Central:

Business Central allows you to handle small, inexpensive items, like office supplies or nuts and bolts that get consumed in manufacturing and service scenarios, without tracking them in inventory. Technically, these types of items are known as non-inventory items. You can do most of the same things with non-inventory items as with inventory items. For example, you can use pricing and discount structures, units of measure, default and additional vendors, replacements and so on. You just don’t track quantities and values. You can also use non-inventory items in the same processes as inventory items. For example, in sales and purchasing and consumption for jobs services assembly and production.

A quick example of an item, where the item type is set to non-inventory, will illustrate how it works. The item card has fields that aren’t real for non-inventory items, such as the inventory posting group field. So those fields aren’t available on the card. The transaction history will show that you’ve recently purchased this item, but the inventory level and value don’t change. And there remaining quantity on non-inventory items is always zero.

In a scenario that involves consumption, there would be an assembly order with components that are added based on the Bill of Materials. The BOM includes the resource as well as both theinventory and non-inventory items. For the non-inventory items, you can adjust the cost which will also automatically change the cost of the production item. The new cost will appear in the posted assembly order and the item ledger entries. The consumption of the non-inventory items will be registered in the cost amount field and will be included in the cost of the produced item.

Learn More about Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Tidestone Solutions is your source for more information about Business Central.

You can contact us by emailing us at info@tidestonesolutions.com, or just pick up the phone and call Tidestone at 207.761.2133.

Check out our blog for more Business Central capabilities videos coming your way soon.

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