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WMS Express

A free Microsoft Warehouse Management system as part of your Dynamics 365 Business Central implementation to start your Warehouse Transformation.

What Is WMS Express?

WMS Express is a free mobile WMS add-on for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud that brings mobile device integration to the warehouse setting. This means you can save a lot of time, while increasing accuracy, by scanning barcodes to manage different warehouse operations.

Built specifically for Business Central, WMS Express will easily fit into the CloudFactory implementation of Business Central, regardless of your warehouse configuration. Unlike bolt-on solutions, you won’t experience integration issues or need to learn a new interface.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is an all-in-one business management solution that’s easy to use and adapt, helping you connect your business and make smarter decisions. By combining WMS Express with the warehousing management functions in Dynamics 365 Business Central, you can effectively start to deliver systems to manage the movement of inventory and more efficiently control your supply chain.

Warehouse Insight WMS Express Business Central

Whether you run a simple operation where you use purchase and sales orders or run a more complex warehouse, WMS Express will help streamline processes. There are three free versions to choose from depending on your specific requirements.

Three Free Options - Choose What Best Suits You

  • WMS Standard: Perfect for organisations that use purchase and sales orders but don't use warehouse documents like picks and put-aways.
  • WMS Express: Basic Warehouse: A good option for those who run a simple warehouse and have inventory put-aways and inventory picks enabled.
  • WMS Express: Warehouse: A great choice for those using the warehouse document features of Dynamics 365 Business Central.
Seamlessly integrated with Business Central cloud

Built specifically for Business Central, WMS Express works seamlessly with your cloud implementation of Business Central, regardless of your warehouse configuration. Unlike bolt-on solutions, you won’t experience integration issues or need to learn a new interface.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is an all-in-one business management solution that’s easy to use and adapt, helping you connect your business and make smarter decisions. By combining WMS Express with the warehousing management functions in Dynamics 365 Business Central, you can effectively management the movement of inventory and more efficiently control your supply chain.

 

Scan directly to sales and purchase documents

If you don’t use warehouse documents, you can still reduce the effort normally associated with processing a sales or purchase orders by scanning with Warehouse Insight. Scan items, enter quantities to ship or receive, and leverage all the advanced tools in Warehouse Insight to simplify your operations.

Dynamics Business Central Warehouse WMS Express Config
Android or Windows… the choice is yours

WMS Express can be supported on both Windows* and Android-based mobile devices. So whether you have existing hardware or you’re acquiring new hardware, there are a lot of compatible devices to choose from.

A paid support plan is required for devices running Windows.

 

Support for a wide range of hardware

WMS Express supports many makes and models of handheld devices, including mobile computers, tablets, smart-phones, wearables and more. This flexibility enables you to leverage existing infrastructure or to tailor the hardware selection to the specific needs of your environment. All major brands are supported including Datalogic, Zebra, and Honeywell.

 

Multi-dimensional barcode support

WMS Express scans both 1D and 2D barcodes. For those adopting 2D data matrix barcodes you’ll enjoy the compact size with large data capacity enabling you to store more information and collect more information in a single scan.

Warehouse Device for Dynamics 365 BC

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can get WMS Express?

WMS Express is available to CloudFactory clients using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud. 

What is the cost to use WMS Express?
WMS Express is a free add-on for Business Central Cloud. The only additional cost would be any additional user licenses required for Business Central and training if required. 
What type of mobile devices does WMS Express support?
WMS Express supports many makes and models of handheld devices, including mobile computers, tablets, smart-phones, wearables and more. This flexibility enables you to leverage existing infrastructure or to tailor the hardware selection to the specific needs of your environment. All major brands are supported including Datalogic, Zebra, and Honeywell.
What type of functionality can I expect from WMS Express?

WMS Express comes in three versions:

  • WMS Express STANDARD: Perfect for organizations that use purchase and sales orders but don’t use warehouse documents like picks and put-aways.
  • WMS Express BASIC WAREHOUSE: A good option for those who run a simple warehouse and have inventory put-aways and inventory picks enabled.
  • WMS Express WAREHOUSE: A great choice for those using the warehouse document features of Dynamics 365 Business Central.
Does WMS Express work only with Dynamics 365 Business Central?
Yes. WMS Express is designed specifically for Dynamics 365 Business Central. 
How do I upgrade to Warehouse Insight?
To upgrade to Warehouse Insight simply uninstall WMS Express and contact CloudFactory to install Warehouse Insight. Data does NOT migrate from WMS Express. .
How do I get WMS Express?
WMS Express is available as part of the CloudFactory client configuration as part of the implementation.  It can also be added at a later date.
How do CloudFactory support WMS Express?
An online knowledge base and forum are publicly available to help answer any questions you may have. Alternatively call the team to book some training.
Can WMS Express be tested in a sandbox environment?
Yes. CloudFactory can install WMS Express in a Business Central Cloud sandbox environment to show you the capabilities as part of the initial project review.
Can I use WMS Express and Warehouse Insight at the same time?
No. You cannot have both products installed at the same time. To install Warehouse Insight CloudFactory must first uninstall WMS Express if installed and vice-versa.
How is WMS Express licensed?
There is no license for WMS Express required. However, in order to connect your scanner to Business Central, you will need a Business Central license from CloudFactory. You can connect with either a Full User license or a Device license. Device licenses make the most sense if you have shared devices that are used by people that otherwise would not have a Business Central login.
What costs may be incurred?
WMS Express licensing is free; however, WMS Express is designed to be installed on a mobile device. If you do not already have a mobile device, you’ll likely need to purchase a device. Phones can be used for trying out the system, but they are not the best choice for regular use in a warehouse. Should you require training then this can be provided.
How many mobile devices does WMS Express support?
WMS Express will allow up to five devices to be used concurrently. If you require more than five devices per location, please consider upgrading to Warehouse Insight.
Can WMS Express be used in multiple locations within a company?
Yes. While WMS Express is limited to five devices, you can have as many locations as you like, and not every location requires the same configuration.
Who should consider implementing WMS Express work with Dynamics 365 Business Central?
For many organisations starting off their systems change, WMS Express will provide all the functionality as required at the start when it comes to warehouse management. For those with more complex requirements, Warehouse Insight is a good option.
What languages does WMS Express support?
Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovene, Spanish, and Swedish.
Is WMS Express expensive to setup?
No. WMS Express is designed to be easily configured. A support knowledge base is available if you need help. In the event you require some help getting started, we recommend you reach out to CloudFactory Consulting to assist.
What does it take to implement WMS Express?
Assuming CloudFactory have set up Dynamics 365 Business Central and running and have configured your warehouse settings, then implementing WMS Express is easy to install. Actually, once installed you will be presented with a barcode to scan which will then automatically configure your device. The configuration is quick and easy!
If I upgrade to Warehouse Insight, can I downgrade to WMS Express in the future?
Yes. CloudFactory will coordinate the downgrade from Warehouse Insight and license termination and install WMS Express.

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