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Dynamics 365 Business Central for Wholesale and Distribution

An Enhanced ERP Solution for Wholesalers and Distributors looking to switch from Microsoft GP.

Case Study

What is Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC) is an all-in-one solution for Wholesale and Distribution industries. It is available on-premise, on the cloud or a Hybrid cloud. D365 BC allows companies to streamline operations, enhances productivity, and enables informed decision-making. With integrated applications for inventory management, order processing, financials, and CRM, Business Central simplifies supply chain activities while providing real-time visibility into key performance indicators. Its adaptability and scalability empower wholesalers and distributors to meet customer demands efficiently in a competitive market landscape.

Why Wholesale and Distribution Industries are Transitioning from

Microsoft GP to Microsoft Business Central


Your Dynamics GP Solution is governed by a Fixed Lifecycle therefore Mainstream and Extended Support for Dynamics GP is Ending. For an example, companies using Dynamics GP 2018 and GP 2018 R2, Mainstream support ended January 10, 2023 and Extended Support ends January 11, 2028 .

Outdated Technology

Embrace modern AI, ML, automation, and data analytics with the Business Central’s platform.

Scalability Constraints and Limited Mobility

Seamlessly scale operations without compromising performance or functionality. Access critical information anytime, anywhere through mobile apps.

Complex Reporting & Analytics

Leverage Power BI integration for advanced reporting and actionable insights.

Integration Capabilities

Connect seamlessly with other applications/platforms within the Microsoft ecosystem or third-party providers.

Inventory Management Optimization

Utilize advanced features such as demand forecasting, automated replenishment suggestions, warehouse bin tracking, lot/serial number management – enhancing supply chain processes effectively.

Dynamics GP vs Microsoft Dynamics 365BC

Microsoft GP
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Vendor Collaboration
Limited vendor collaboration capabilities
Collaborative features allow real-time communication, document sharing and collaboration with vendors for efficient procurement processes and better supplier relationships
Business Process Automation
Limited workflow automation options requiring manual intervention in many cases
Workflow automation tools streamline repetitive tasks such as purchasing approvals
Advanced Supply Chain Management
Basic supply chain management functions w/o advanced automation or optimization
Streamlined supply chain management with featured like advanced demand forecasting
E-Commerce Integration
Manual synchronization of e-commerce orders into GP may be required without native integration support
Native integration with e-commerce platforms allowing streamlined order processing from web stores or marketplaces within the ERP system
Integrated Warehouse Management System (WMS)
Integration with external WMS systems may require custom development or manual data entry
Seamless integration with third-party WMS solutions, like MetaWMS, for efficient warehouse operations including pick-pack-ship processes, real-time inventory visibility, and barcode scanning support
Demand Planning & Forecasting
Lacks advanced demand planning capabilities requiring manual forecasting and potentially inaccurate results
Advanced tools analyze historical sales data and market trends to generate accurate forecasts, facilitating proactive purchasing decisions
Advanced Pricing & Promotions
Limited flexibility in defining custom pricing structures or managing promotions
Flexible pricing options supporting customer-specific or volume-based structures. Enables complex promotional campaigns like BOGO offers or bundle discounts
Business Intelligence & Analytics
Basic reporting features without advanced analytics capabilities
Power BI integration provides real-time dashboards, customizable reports, and data-driven insights for informed decision-making within the wholesale and distribution sector

Expand Functionality by Leveraging Dynamics 365 Business Central Extensions Developed By MetaOption


Advanced Warehouse Management System

  • Bin
  • License Plating
  • 1D/2D Barcode and Label Printing
  • Put Away and Pick
  • Cycle Counting
  • Warehouse Receipt and Shipping
  • Shipping with Integration to Multiple Carriers


Shipping Management Platform

  • Order Processing
  • Shipment Tracking
  • Carrier Integration
  • Shipping Label Generation
  • Multi-Carrier Support
  • Rate Shopping
  • Address Validation
  • Return Management
  • Warehouse Integration
  • Reporting and Analytics



  • Project estimation
  • Project status tracking
  • Prospect identification
  • Complete project cost visibility
  • Resource allocation


Document Management System

  • Drag & Drop documents from Outlook
  • Document Storage
  • Document Search
  • Document Accessibility
  • Seamless integrations
  • Document Sharing
  • Disaster Recovery


Advanced Optical Character Recognization

  • High Accuracy
  • Multi-Language Support
  • Handwriting Recognition
  • Table Extraction
  • Data Export Options
  • Image Preprocessing
  • PDF and Image File Support
  • Customizable Recognition Settings
  • Batch Processing
  • Integration Capabilities

Vendor Portal

Vendor Platform System for Buyers and Suppliers

  • Order and Invoice Management
  • Real-Time Communication
  • Product Catalog and Pricing
  • Payment Status and History
  • Document Uploads
  • Performance Metrics
  • Automated Alerts

Frequently Asked Questions

MetaOption is a prominent Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, offering specialized technology services, strategic consulting, and innovative solutions for mid-market and enterprise clients. With expertise in business applications and cloud solutions, we address challenges through cutting-edge technologies and industry-specific approaches.

The timeline for Business Central implementation varies, spanning weeks to months based on factors like company size, process complexity, and customization needs.

MetaOption offers certified Dynamics consultants who bring real-world expertise. Access a secure portal for case tracking and issue resolution review. Swift response with 24/7 support. Get help beyond support, including training and add-on demos.


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