Product Sales and Services in One Solution

product distribution
 

Overview

Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Government Contractors is particularly strong for companies that resell products to the Federal Government or distribute products to other companies that sell to the government. This could either be from a GSA Schedule or any other type of government contract. It helps small and midsize businesses streamline distribution processes and improve inventory management and warehouse efficiency. It’s also been very widely received by companies that also provide services to the Federal Government, so that they don’t need to have multiple accounting solutions to handle their services and product resale businesses.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Government Contractors is a completely integrated solution that allows for easy data flow to/from sales quotes through order processing. By eliminating the need for disparate systems, government resellers have been able to increase the efficiency of their procurement functions and increase productivity.

Dynamics NAV is both easy to use and simple to maintain. Any Microsoft product user will be familiar with the product’s interface which requires little training and gives your team simultaneous access to data from a single screen. Furthermore, you can streamline workflow by allowing employees, customers, vendors, and business partners to interact with your system through personalized Web portals. Or you can take advantage of XML and XBRL to communicate with other entities across different technologies.

Dynamics NAV helps distributors reduce lead times, increase responsiveness, and better collaborate with their suppliers and customers. Ultimately, it offers distributors more competitive pricing thanks to their new, lower operational costs.

  • Item Substitution: Offer your customers alternative items that best suit their needs
  • Item Cross-References: Cross reference by any customer code, internal code, or vendor code
  • Returns Management: Handle returned inventory and account for additional costs such as restocking charges
  • Pricing: Efficiently manage sales and purchase prices and line discounts with customers and vendors
  • Integrated system allows for easy data flow to/from sales quotes through order processing
  • Drill-down capability to track and analyze every aspect of transactions and recognize patterns; make decision making easier and more valuable
  • Integrated system allows for easy data flow to/from sales quotes through order processing
  • Catalog selling tied into contracts helps quote the best rate to customers
The drill-down capability to track and analyze every aspect of transactions and recognize patterns makes decision making easier and more valuable to the organization.  It’s the idea of traceability across the board. Because whether you’re completing a project and tracking your billing, or selling a product and you’re tracking your sales, you’ll be able to trace who ordered it, when they ordered it, when it was shipped, how it was shipped, and who received it. At that point you’re tracking your margins and profitability.
Absolutely. It doesn’t matter what types of contracts you have with the Federal Government. Any type of product catalog can be managed from within the solution. You can also do many things in this part of the solution to help determine the best and most profitable products to sell to the government.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Government Contractors was built for companies that provide services, sell products to the Government or a combination of both. It considers all of the unique challenges facing companies who service this customer.
It appeals to distributors or resellers that require an enterprise software system that includes inventory management, order management (purchasing and sales) and financials with the capability to support enhanced sales functionality, past customer pricing, order history, normal distribution price, current costs, and different costing models. For high-growth distributors, management can get more insight into sales growth and customer development.
For example, item tracking and tracing of items at any time during the sales, purchase, transfer process, and afterwards with serial numbering and lot tracking.  Robust returns management functionality to handle returned inventory and account for additional costs such as restocking charges. System capability also automates and organizes credit memos, replacement goods, returns to vendors, accounts for additional costs, and partial or combined return of shipments.  The solution handles foreign currency exceptionally well, which is a major benefit if a portion of the business is done globally.