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QuoteWerks & Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

For use with: QuoteWerks v4.0 build 17 to v5.3 build 6.06

About the User: this project was commissioned by a client who manufactures, distributes through resellers and sells industrial cleaning equipment. Having relatively recently implemented Microsoft Dynamics CRM and QuoteWerks, and gained significant efficiencies in their ways of working, the client wanted to similarly improve their manufacturing, order processing and accounting systems. Having looked at the solutions available, they chose to become early adopters of the relatively new Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central solution.

Project Brief: in the absence of an existing integration between QuoteWerks and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, the client approached us as proven QuoteWerks integration developers. The client wanted to use QuoteWerks just for the quoting function of the business and use MSBC for maintaining Products, Stock, Customer Product Pricing and Sales / Purchase Order Processing. The brief for the project therefore was to read Product, Stock and Customer Pricing from MSBC and write Sales Orders back.


Features:

  • Reading Product, Stock and Customer Pricing details from MSBC on a scheduled basis to update a QuoteWerks native Product Data Source. (Note that due to the relative newness of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central solution and therefore also its API there is not currently an option to query the Product list ‘live’ and so we developed a synchronisation process which would update a QuoteWerks native Product database with Products from MSBC. The User would then use QuoteWerks’ out-of-the-box features for Product selection.)
  • Reading Stock and Customer Product Pricing from MSBC on User request. (Ref. note above: while we are not able to query the Product list on other criteria, it is possible to retrieve the details of one individual specified Product to update particular details on the current document.)
  • Writing a Sales Order to MSBC on request from a QuoteWerks Tools menu option.
  • A comprehensive set of Configuration options to allow field mappings to be modified, etc.

Benefits:

  • A considerable amount of time saved using an automated synchronisation process to update Product information as compared to manually exporting and importing.
  • Quick, easy and accurate retrieval of up-to-date Customer Pricing information from MSBC.
  • Up-to-date Stock information in QuoteWerks helping the User understand what they have available to supply immediately.
  • Time saved and accuracy improved creating Sales Orders as opposed to manually copy/pasting or exporting/importing between the two systems.
  • Once configured, very easy to train users on the features.
  • Additional functions which work seamlessly with QuoteWerks’ and MSBC’s out-of-the-box features.

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