NAV-X for Distribution is a comprehensive collection of tightly integrated business functionality specifically designed for companies that distribute their products to other businesses or through the retail channel. NAV-X empowers distributors to focus their efforts on providing added-value to their customers by lowering costs, increasing productivity, and optimizing the daily operating processes.
NAV-X for Distribution is powered by the Microsoft® Dynamics™ NAV ERP platform and fully enhanced to meet the needs of today’s distributor. The solution integrates and includes all of the key functional areas required by distributors to operate their business without requiring additional software.
With NAV-X for Distribution, customers are able to place their orders through a variety of methods such as telephone, fax, email, EDI, XML, or through your website. The NAV-X pricing, credit and availability are automatically checked and the order is routed through a predetermined workflow. Business alerts can dynamically inform customers, vendors, and company staff about unusual events or the status of an order.
Bar coding, wireless scanning, and integrated shipping increases accuracy and productivity throughout the warehouse and shipping process, saving you time and money. Automatic freight rate shopping selects the most cost-effective method of delivering the order to your customer, ensuring the lowest possible shipping cost.
Maintaining the right balance of inventory and customer service is the pinnacle element of a successful distributor. The carrying cost of too much inventory reduces profitability while inventory shortages can drive customers to competitors. NAV-X provides the analysis information and built-in tools to optimize both inventory and customer service, allowing you to maximize your bottom-line profit.
When products originate from overseas, NAV-X provides complete container tracking and automatically calculates the true landed cost. Full multi-currency processing is built-in, if required.
Information and analysis tools provide a crystal ball to proactively understand your customers, market, and products. It enables you to see trends and buying habits that assist you in making the best possible business decisions.
Fully integrated accounting provides real-time access to financial information which changes dynamically as transactions are entered into the system. See up to the minute financials, customer, vendor, inventory, or order information on demand.
NAV-X for Distribution is a powerful solution that can bring an organization a measureable competitive edge.
NAV-X for Distribution Functionality
- Finance and Accounting
- Customer Service and Order Processing
- Inventory Management
- Warehouse Management and Logistics
- Shipping and Receiving
- Purchasing and PO Processing
- Advanced Forecasting and Procurement
- Sales Analysis and Reporting
- Profitability Analysis
- Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
- Promotional Pricing Engine
- Deduction Management and Chargebacks
- Advanced Sales and Broker Commissions
- Container Management
- Manufacturing (BOM’s, MRP, Production Orders, Scheduling, Resources)
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
- Bar Coding and Wireless Communications
- Remote and Mobile Access
- Web Commerce
- Landed Cost
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
EDI Software for Document Efficiencies
Document management through simplified Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) transactions has been shown to dramatically reduce costs compared with manual handling. That’s because EDI software automates your compliance with trading partners. Utilizing a NAV-X system you can avoid the laborious and often risky business of finding intermediary software to sit between your ERP and your vendors’ software. Automate document disclosures, shipping notices and invoices with NAV-X distribution software.
Tested and Proven Integration with Vendors
Managing your 850 purchase orders, 856 advanced shipping notices (ASNs) and 810 invoices is simplified with NAV-X. The easy-to-use interface communicates dynamically with your vendors; tested and proven integration with the software used by many of the leading shipping and trading companies today. Thorough compliance testing enables you to meet the EDI requirements of your most particular suppliers. Keep your staff informed anywhere with email compatible EDI transactions using NAV-X.
Financial Reporting and Analysis
Financial Accounting Software Empowers Managers
The key to exceptional reporting standards lies in data security, easy access and accurate reporting. Executive teams, and other stakeholders that rely on financial analysis software are able to build an accurate account of their critical business functions with NAV-X distribution software. Real-time figures display core transactions in an easily configurable, scalable solution.
High Financial Reporting Standards
Accountability and transparency in business reporting allows your business to grow securely. Financial reporting and financial analysis software from NAV-X gives you the inside track on the most profitable business decisions you have made, it also enables you to forecast and determine which avenues will best serve future profitability. As many businesses expand their global operations, managing multi-currency transactions and accounting procedures with governmental and industrial compliance is vital. NAV-X provides financial reporting and compliance on a global or local level with consolidated key accounting standards in a single platform, including GAAP, IFRS and more.
- General Ledger
- Accounts Receivable
- Accounts Payment
- Cash Receipts
- Bank Reconciliation
- Fixed Assets
- Multi Currency
- Financial Reporting
- Financial Analysis
- Multi Company
- Collections Management
- Credit Management
- Inter Company
- Multi Dimensional Analysis
- Advanced Sales Commissions
Forecasting and Replenishment
Inventory Forecasting Based on Best Fit Analysis
Stock outs can significantly impact your revenue stream. Gain access to historical data, trend analyses and market conditions to forecast inventory demands with precision. Define accurate inventory control strategies with better visibility into inventory levels, cost of goods sold and seasonal fluctuations with NAV-X, the inventory forecasting tool with collaborative forecasting.
Solving Distribution Problems
NAV-X knows the problems faced by distributors and manufacturers because we’ve been solving them for over 30 years, including:
- Sub optimal container packing – don’t overspend on deliveries with container loading optimization.
- Inaccurate order analysis – use accurate benchmarking figures for order purchases with suggested order processing.
- Predicted inventory levels – never guess order levels with formula based best fit forecasting.
- Eliminate deadstock – don’t waste inventory with obsolete inventory indicators.
Financial Forecasting Software gets Results
NAV-X, powered by Microsoft Dynamics® NAV, knows that setting inventory targets and levels can be a complicated process, particularly when you use multiple vendors. Use NAV-X warehouse management software to control the relationship you have with vendors by achieving vendor target optimization.
There are two core functions of inventory management software. First, the ability to analyze the marginal profit of stock; the second, to effectively manage stock levels based on accurate reporting of demand. With NAV-X you get the most powerful tool available for item profitability analysis and a purchase and sales pricing engine that will give you the analytics you need to set your profit maximizing price. Inventory solutions that keep you ahead of the competition and meet every customer’s highest demands, from NAV-X.
You shouldn’t have to wait until after you’ve sold an item for a warning that your latest order isn’t going to make a minimum margin. With NAV-X you don’t have to. Management alerts and mobile device access provides your management with the visibility they need to intervene in operations in a timely and effective manner. Make your stock level adjustments more efficient with vendor managed inventory and consigned inventory. NAV-X is here to ensure your relationship with your customers flourishes.
- Multiple Bins
- Lifo, Fifo, Std, Avg, Lot, Serial Numbers, FEFO Costing
- Multiple Units of Measure
- Item Variants
- Item Substitutions
- Item Cross References
- Manufacturer’s Item Number
- Advanced Replenishment Rules
- Purchase Cost and Sales Pricing Engine
- Item Document Management
- Multiple Language Descriptions
- Item Sales Analysis
- Stock Keeping Units
- Time Phased Item Availability
- Lot and Serial number tracking
- Catch Weights
- Cycle Counting
- Physical Inventories
- Mobile Device Access
- Management Alerts
- Vendor Managed Inventory
- Consigned Inventory
- Material Safety Data Sheets, Hazardous Goods doc’s
- Item profitability analysis
Simple, Effective Order Processing
Order processing software has come a long way since the days of hand scrawled notes stuffed in filing cabinets. With a sales price – discount engine, mobile device support and email invoicing you know you are getting a solid order management system with NAV-X. NAV-X is the best choice for distributors and manufacturers who want fast, effective order management software.
Solving Order Processing Problems
NAV-X is packed with functionality that enables your managers to run your order processing operations more effectively. Let NAV-X eliminate problems associated with:
- Credit/Debits – don’t rely on third party providers with built-in credit card processing.
- Sales Commissions – incent, increase and implement with advanced sales commissions.
- Shipping Arrangements – estimated shipping costs before agreeing to costly contracts.
Order processing is made easier with NAV-X, the warehouse management system for distributors and manufacturers. You can develop robust processes that fully engage each staff member as needed, with management alerts to effectively optimize and manage order processing
Pricing and Promotions
Pricing Software for Optimized Sales
Setting accurate prices during promotional campaigns can make or break their success. Don’t get caught in the red on your next promotion with pricing software that gives you the inside track on optimal pricing. Revenue optimizing pricing strategies with NAV-X are set in accordance with accurate reporting of past campaigns, current market conditions and buyer behavior. NAV-X distribution software helps you to find the safest, revenue optimizing, price by analyzing trends and forecasting sales based on your actual results.
Strategically Price for Profit
NAV-X enables you to strictly control your pricing and manage promotions simply with real-time access to historic pricing and promotions profitability data. Easily set special pricing parameters by applying different calculation methods by customer targets, including: key accounts, single or multi-location stores, etc. Quickly establish promotions for all customers, individual customer groups and/or customer groups with exceptions by single item or group of items. Eliminate the multi-spreadsheet madness and automate your pricing strategies with NAV-X, the distribution software solution that manages more than just your inventory.
Profitability Analysis Yields Reliable Forecasts
Why is a profitability analysis so important? Understanding the relationship between your marketing, sales, order processing and financial operations with their specific cost/revenue structures is the only way to create reliable forecasts with precision and accuracy. Take the guesswork out of which customers are improving or diminishing your profit margins with NAV-X distribution software.
Granulate Costs for Maximum Visibility
NAV-X will display real-time costs according to a number of different categories including customer, sales order, region and product. At such a fine level of analytic detail you no longer need to speculate where you can save money. NAV-X provides maximum visibility into:
- Complaint Handling and Customer Management – identify the clients and problems that cost you the most in complaint handling and management.
- Product Movements – reduce warehouse inventory and see which products leave your warehouse quickest.
- Audit Timescales – full transparency and compliance throughout your business reduces costs associated with audits.
- Sales Closing – ensure the sales margin sold is the margin realized with full order cycle analysis.
- Unified Operations – from accounting through sales, marketing, order processing and more you can build reports that display the most efficient operations in your business.
Purchasing Software and Procurement Solutions
A long and drawn out purchase-to-pay process increases your baseline costs and the risks associated with a difficult audit. By bringing together your compliance and purchasing, into a single automated procurement solution, you can feel confident that costs are under your control. NAV-X purchasing software drives efficiencies in your purchasing cycle and improves transparency in a difficult regulatory environment.
Complete Integration, Complete Control
NAV-X is perfectly equipped to deal with the purchasing requirements of the distribution and manufacturing industries. With advanced ordering you can process blanket orders and simplify your ordering arrangements with email orders. Whether you have multiple sources of supply or multiple warehouses then NAV-X distribution software will simplify your purchasing arrangements. The choice for manufacturing and distribution managers is NAV-X.
- Blanket Orders
- Email Orders
- Outbound EDI
- Purchase Requisitions
- Containing Tracking
- Landed Cost
- Multiple Sources of Supply
- Vendor Price Management
- Purchase Invoicing
- Three way match
- Drop ship Management
- Special Orders
- Direct Fulfillment
- Item Reservations
- Multiple Warehouses
Shipping and Receiving
Accurate Multi-Carrier Shipping Software
An accurate shipping system is critical to your distribution business. Complex warehouse management systems require precise management of high volume package movements. The risk of human error is high, as is the cost of missed deliveries. Reduce your exposure with a multi-carrier shipping system from NAV-X.
Prevent Common Mistakes with Automation
NAV-X multi-carrier shipping software can help you alleviate the problems, associated with shipping & receiving, that cost your warehouse management business money:
- Pack Line Scanning with Barcodes – achieve accurate, on-time cross docking
- Carrier Rate Shopping – get the best rates on the market
- Rapid Communication – capture changes quickly and effectively for accurate shipping
- Consolidated Bill of Ladings and Package/Pallet Labels – avoid mis-shipments and damage during shipping
Stay in Touch Throughout Shipment
Advanced warning can be the difference between a client retained and a client lost so you receive a notification whenever a shipped quantity isn’t equal to the quantity you ordered. Manageable and configurable, a shipping system from NAV-X enables fingertip control of all your critical shipping variables. Your shipping accuracy will improve and your customer service levels won’t suffer from inaccurate shipping forecasts, missed shipments and imprecise packaging.
- Pack Line Scanning with Barcodes
- Scale Integration
- Bill of Ladings / ASN’s
- Carrier Rate Shopping
- UPS, FedEx, USPS, LTL Integration
- Package / Pallet Labels
- Receive line scanning
- EDI ASN’s and UCC 128’s, WINS, AS2
- Consolidated Bill of Ladings
- 3 PL WINS EDI Support
Warehouse Management Systems Reduce Handling Times
A great warehouse management system (WMS) simplifies the receiving of stock and dispatch of orders whilst modelling your warehousing arrangements with complete precision. Relying on a WMS that does any less will eat away at your margins. Reduce the risks of wasted, lost and damaged stock with warehouse management software from NAV-X. Integrate your entire business, from order processing to transportation with NAV-X to increase your reporting accuracy.
Inventory Management Systems Consolidate your Shipments
NAV-X is the solution for distribution businesses with complex operational needs requiring a seamless transition from their legacy systems to a new WMS solution. Accurate, real-time communication between operating areas of your business is vital to control costs. Cut down on misdirected resources, mislabelled packages and incorrect shipping with automated warehouse management software from NAV-X.
WMS for Complex Distribution Demands
Budget labor accurately with NAV-X by using quantifiable measurements natively built into our warehouse management software. NAV-X provides detailed reports on staff requirements, estimating productivity levels and visualizing wave picking arrangements enabling you to make informed decisions at any time. Real-time data is collected and displayed on your desktop or handheld device. Eliminate the mystery from your inventory levels, workforce utilization or warehouse arrangements with NAV-X distribution software.
- Directed Pick
- Directed Putaway
- Cross Docking
- Wave, Order, and Zone, Picking
- Shipment Consolidations
- Handheld Device Support (Radio Frequency)
- Bin Management
- Warehouse Physicals and Cycle Counting
- Real time Warehouse and Inventory Data
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