Why make physical inventory counts harder than they already are? Advanced Inventory Count enables inventory managers to simplify inventory and cycle counts with comprehensive data entry, reconciliation, posting, and analysis tools.
Advanced Inventory Count enhances Dynamics 365 Business Central physical inventory capabilities to allow for comprehensive count sheet creation, advanced reconciliation analysis, multi-user count data entry, and simplified journal posting.
The module automatically identifies and manages WIP, reconciles it with other counted inventory, and posts the appropriate consumption and inventory adjustment entries.
Speed up data entry by allowing multiple users to enter count data simultaneously. The count entry screen provides visual indicators of incorrect counts or data entry errors. Easily add additional items that were not on the original count sheets.
Create Count Sheets that represent how you want to count inventory, such as sheets for specific count teams, locations, product types, etc. Easily define sheets for cycle counting or partial warehouse counts.
Accurately capture consumed and unconsumed WIP – the count module automatically reconciles WIP with inventory and production order consumption.
Easily identify obsolete inventory, items with improper planning parameters, and the financial impact of those issues. Automatically calculate and set inventory count periods based on inventory turns to simplify cycle count definition and management.
The Count Module is integrated with the Mobile Warehouse Data Collection app, and also provides a simple interface for integration with any other external data collection system. Leverage your investment in your hand-held data collection system for inventory counts.
Speed up inventory discrepancy reconciliation with powerful reporting that evaluates differences by quantity, and provides full count details to quickly locate count errors.
Ensure that journal entries post the first time by using the comprehensive Count Module Journal Test Report. The report identifies all data that may prevent posting, including item tracking errors, and can provide a list of only those lines that will not post. The Enhanced Test Report works with all item journals.
With flexible count sheet creation, users have the tools available to quickly and easily configure count sheets to simplify the inventory count process. This enables quick ad-hoc cycle counts, non-directed counts, or directed counts.
The flexible count sheet generation allows users to filter items and SKUs on almost any criteria to make sure you get exactly what you need on the count sheet.
Whether you have bins enabled or not, or even use “advanced warehousing”, the Advanced Inventory Count module will make your next count significantly more efficient.
If you don’t have bins enabled, you’ll appreciate being able to count the same item in multiple areas on different lines, and organize the count by Shelf No. You can also add new lines to the count as simply as adding a new record, unlike the Physical Inventory Journal.
If you use bins, you can lock the bins to prevent transactions while the count is in progress, or simply use the “As-Of Date” functionality to ignore transactions that occur after the count date.
Item tracking, both “Warehouse Tracked” and not, is supported, and the system will actually reconcile by lot and serial number.
You can count and reconcile multiple locations on the same count, allowing you to easily see if missing inventory in one location is offset by additional inventory in another.
Set up formal recounts during full physical counts or cycle counts based on a percentage, value, or quantity variance. Recount sheets provide an audit trail of the original count quantities and any subsequent recounts. Recount sheets allow warehouse users to easily identify what needs to be recounted and easily record the recount quantity.
In addition to making your count run more smoothly, you’ll love the ability to quickly and easily satisfy auditor’s spot checks or requests for validation data.
The Enhanced Journal Test Report identifies anything that may prevent posting, such as blocked items, missing item tracking, missing posting groups, etc. This allows users to ensure the data on the journal will post without multiple long, annoying retries.
Even if you’re not using barcoding, you can still speed up your data entry for your counts. The Advanced Inventory Count allows multiple users to do count entry simultaneously, regardless of the number of count sheets, data entry staff, or count staff.
The Count Difference Analysis report allows you to easily determine where the count deviates from the expected quantity. Numerous options allow you to quickly highlight issues and determine where the differences originate.
The Advanced Count Module will also reconcile differences in lot numbers and serial numbers. Rather than have to tell Dynamics 365 Business Central which lot numbers or serial numbers you couldn’t find, the module will tell Business Central what was missing based on what you counted. The module will also automatically set the Item Tracking Lines on the journals so you never have to manually enter them ever again.
Advanced Inventory Count adds powerful auditing tools that are unavailable in core Dynamics 365 Business Central. The reconciliation report identifies what needs to be recounted, flags all required recounts and provides visibility into original counts and recounts.
The Advanced Inventory Count integrates with the Warehouse Insight module to automate the inventory counts with barcode scanning.
If you have lot numbers or serial numbers, using barcodes will dramatically improve the efficiency of your inventory counts.
The Advanced Inventory Count Module automatically reconciles WIP with inventory and production order consumption. This includes a count difference analysis, which shows discrepancies and automatically sets adjustments without manually entry.
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