The manufacturing module of Dynamics 365 Business Central Premium is too complex for many small and mid-size make-to-order manufacturers. For them, Essentials that allows for an easy management of commercial business processes, like quotes, orders, invoices etc. would be the right choice. However, Essentials does not include a production planning functionality matching the requirements of make-to-order manufacturers so that important information such as overview of delivery dates, utilization and usage of resources and production status is missing.
Exactly these requirements are met by just plan it, our cloud-based software for visual production scheduling for small and mid-size make-to-order manufacturers.
just plan it is an easy time and resource scheduling software that can be connected with the Business Central software by our just plan it 365 app. This app integrates just plan it with Business Central and enables you to automatically create production orders in just plan it from items that you add to a sales order/ quote in Business Central. It provides you with "production finish" information on the fly and thus brings production scheduling to Business Central Essentials.
Watch the video to see how easy and comfortable just plan it works with Business Central with the help of the just plan it app.
just plan it empowers SMB make-to-order companies and job shops to improve delivery time commitments. It is a visual scheduling application built for production planners and owners of small businesses allowing easy-to-understand drag & drop changes of the schedule. Moreover, just plan it offers a live-connection with the job floor thus always keeping the plan up-to-date.
To connect just plan it with D365 BC Essentials, you need:
Only 5 steps are needed to create the actual connection:
The just plan it website offers a detailed step-by-step guide for connecting Microsoft Business Central with just plan it.
The add-on app just plan it 365 creates a full connection between just plan it and Microsoft Business Central: The Business Central dialogs Resources, Items and Sales Orders/-Quotes are extended by according fields and changes of plan made in Bussiness Central are directly shown in just plan it and vice versa.
A reliable production scheduling definitely needs a delivery date, the infomation of which is completely missing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Bussiness Central Essentials. just plan it adds the field "Planned end date" to the "Sales Orders/Quotes" dialogs and automatically calculates it.
Thanks to the "Execute Mode" of just plan it, shopfloor data are included in the plan so that the shop runs with an always current schedule
The "Execute Mode" allows for:
By fully visualizing it, the plan gets clearer and modifications can be done quickly and easily. Different views allow to switch focus according to the respective planning situation:
Move the position of jobs, tasks and due/release dates by simple mouse actions:
With any movement of a task and/or a date, you immediately see the impact on the whole schedule. Of course, you can undo any drag & drop change you made.
Not sure if an easy time and resource scheduling software is what you need? Here is some info to take a deeper dive.
The separate website of just plan it, our software for Job Shop Scheduling, provides you with comprehensive information and supporting material.