Microsoft Dynamics for Job ShopsMicrosoft Dynamics for Job Shops


Give Your Business a Boost

Microsoft Dynamics for Job Shops from DMS boosts efficiency and effectively manages production for engineer-to-order, assemble-to-order, build-to-order, and make-to-stock job shops of all sizes. Respond quickly to last-minute customer requests and changes, and take advantage of new business opportunities to stay ahead of your competition.

Grow Your Business with Confidence
Job Shop Best Practices
Improve Customer Service
Expertly Manage Inventory
Shop Floor or Field Data Collection
DMS Payroll Solutions

Microsoft Dynamics Nav

Grow Your Business with Confidence

Many job shops reach a tipping point where the very systems used to manage growth, hinder their ability to act with agility and insight. As you business grows and diversifies, you need more than basic bookkeeping, inventory, production, and backward-looking reporting.

Five signs your account system may be hindering your growth:

  1. You can’t scale operations to support business growth
  2. You can’t wrap your arms (or your head) around your business
  3. You are reactive when you need to be proactive
  4. You can’t support a mobile workforce
  5. You can’t meet customer expectations

eBook: Grow Your Business

eBook: Outgrowing QuickBooks
Videos: Core Dynamics NAV Capabilities


Job Shop Best Practices

Microsoft Dynamics for Job Shops from DMS ships with Job Shop Management that can be configured to fit your businesses processes and order volume. You can be assured that as your business grows and changes DMS and Microsoft Dynamics NAV will be there to ensure success.

DMS uses the best practices in Microsoft Dynamics NAV to improve:

  • Estimating and quoting
  • Planning and suggested material purchases
  • Shop-floor or in-the-field labour collection
  • Just-in-time inventory management
  • Engineering change management
  • Track and compare actual costs versus estimates

Job Shop Manager – Budget vs Actuals
Features & Benefits: Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Job Shops
White Paper: Microsoft Dynamics NAV Supply Planning
Video: Sales Order Processing – Item Availability & Promising


Improve Customer Service

Maintain your competitive advantage and strengthen relationships by responding faster to your customers’ expectations at the right time with the right information.

    • Increase the accuracy of promised orders and respond quickly to customer questions about order status and delivery
    • Plan rush orders immediately from the sales order
    • Modify orders easily at any point in the production cycle
    • Use work orders to better coordinate make-to-order requests and simplify make or buy decisions

Sales Order Role on Surface or iPad Tablet
Features & Benefits: Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Job Shops
Video: Sales Order Processing – Item Availability & Promising


Expertly Manage Inventory

At the heart of business is your inventory. With DMS and Microsoft Dynamics NAV you can better manage and forecast your current inventory to lower your overhead, reduce risk, and better serve your customers.

  • Increasing sales confidence related to what is “in stock”
  • Increasing worker productivity by reducing in stock search time
  • Increase customer satisfaction due to on time order deliveries
  • Reducing inventory overstock that was used to compensate for out of sync inventory control software
  • Track inventory in the field or in service vans

Inventory Management with Item Invoicing & Planning Details
White Paper: Item Tracking for Microsoft Dynamics NAV
White Paper: Inventory Costing for Microsoft Dynamics NAV
White Paper: Keeping the Physical World and Virtual World in Sync.


Shop Floor or Field Data Collection

Use bar coding to do away with errors typically associated with manual data entry. Automate shop floor data collection and post transactions real-time to Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Unlike other time tracking solutions for manufacturers that are difficult to implement, and have limited functionality that is rarely fully implemented or used, the DMS Tim Collection Module has an extremely short payback cycle.

  • Bar-coded production orders and jobs to speed shop floor time collection while simultaneously reducing entry errors
  • Real-time reporting to evaluate job progression and costing – see employee names and time on production orders and jobs
  • Record time against fixed assets to capture asset maintenance costs
  • Ability to capture rework time improves visibility into often neglected cost areas
  • Intuitive user interface for the shop floor (emulates the look and feel of a paper time card) to speed adoption, reduce training, and reduce entry time and errors
  • Consistent user interface for office/salaried personnel to simplify tracking of non-shop time and attendance
  • Flexible organization hierarchy to allow for multi-level approvals of time

Time & Data Collection Running on Tablet
Learn More: DMS Enhanced Time Collection
White Paper: Justifying the Switch to Automated Time Collection.


DMS Payroll Solutions

Reduce high overhead costs by streamlining worker time collection and payroll processing. Eliminate manual time card and payroll data. DMS offers a wide range of options to fit with your payroll requirements.

Learn More: DMS Payroll Solutions