Improve Your Gross Margin, Get Financial Data from Your NAV Implementation without the Custom Price Tag

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For organizations that use Microsoft ERP systems, choosing a transportation management system (TMS) that integrates seamlessly with your platform is the key to capturing that data.

Selecting a powerful, robust TMS is only half the battle. As the number of add-on systems and software products associated with NAV continue to grow, costs can spiral. Between initial integration costs, accelerated Microsoft updates and the resources required to manage those updates, custom-built transportation modules are not a realistic option any longer.

With Dynamics TMS® from Next Generation Logistics, you can solve the logistics information gap without the expense of a custom-built product. Dynamics TMS® is a complete enterprise transportation management planning and execution solution that enables companies to make effective and efficient business decisions. Its scaleble, global capabilities are used by hundreds of companies to manage hundreds of thousands of transactions daily.

The Dynamics TMS® solution:

  • Is Microsoft NAV/GP -ready, with no new fields to integrate, no work flows to map and no custom tables to write
  • Is an economical alternative to a custom module
  • Is built by logistics professionals with more than 27 years of industry experience, providing you their knowledge and expertise
  • Offers complete visibility into your transportation spending, including key performance indicator dashboards and dynamic SQL SSRS reporting

For IT Leaders, TMS Simplicity and Power Top the NAV Wish List

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With IT budgets stretched thin and the number of NAV addiStock_000000905565Small-on systems and software products growing, custom-built software is becoming increasingly difficult to support. The ideal TMS is one that you don’t need to hire more people to manage, spend time customizing, or monitor continually for updates. Dynamics TMS, eliminating any custom work.

You need a TMS that really works. It should be powerful, agile and function seamlessly in the cloud. It should be able to tell you where every product is at all times, and it should start delivering a return on your investment from day one.

Dynamics TMS from Next Generation Logistics combines off-the-shelf ease and powerful capabilities to make life easier for IT leaders everywhere. It’s a complete enterprise transportation management planning and execution solution that enables companies to make effective and efficient business decisions. With scalable, global capabilities to fit organizations of all sizes, the system is used by hundreds of companies to manage hundreds of thousands of transactions daily. Dynamics TMS:

• Is Microsoft NAV/GP – ready, with no customization required
• Can be delivered as a hosted on-premise or cloud solution
• Upgrades automatically, eliminating the need to track and manage new software releases
• Is built by logistics professionals with more than 27 years of industry experience, giving them the knowledge and expertise to keep your transportation team running

Tier 1 TMS Capabilities Without the Price Tag

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On the hunt for a transportation management system (TMS) that will integrate with Microsoft NAV? For IT executives, finding the right solution to meet your organization’s needs can be a daunting process. Dynamics TMS now integrates directly with NAV.

As the leader of your company’s transportation team, you need the right tools to do your job. If your business runs on Microsoft NAV, finding a transportation management system (TMS) that meets your organization’s needs can be a tall order.

As your company grows, so does the complexity of your shipping, making efficiency a top priority. You need an easy-to-use solution that minimizes the time your team spends booking and tracking orders. The ideal TMS is ready to go from the moment you turn it on, puts powerful data at your fingertips, and provides around-the-clock support. And if you’re a midsize business, you need all these Tier 1 functions without the Tier 1 price tag.

Dynamics TMS® from Next Generation Logistics gives you everything you need to run your transportation team while keeping your budget in the black. It’s a complete enterprise transportation management planning and execution solution used by hundreds of companies to manage hundreds of thousands of transactions daily.

Next Gen is a full-service company that also offers consulting and managed transportation services, giving us the expertise to design a powerful TMS that works for you. Our lean operations also enable us to pack all the functionality of a Tier 1 TMS into a more economical solution.

Dynamics TMS:

• Is a finished Add-On solution for NAV & GP
• Reduces the number of clicks needed to book a load and automatically manages carrier information, rates and accounting data
• Includes real time integrations with PC*Miler so your team is familiar
• Offers a robust reporting suite for intelligent business management
• Comes with 24/7 customer support

Benchmark Freight Costs vs. Actual Freight Costs Impact Your Margins !

Expression_Demo6One of the hot transportation topics I receive questions about from users is the question of how freight costs are used with NAV and a TMS, especially meaningful for the food and beverage industry where margins are razor thin and profitability many times rests on the freight landed cost.

On outbound and inbound freight, Dynamics TMS keeps track of 2 primary freight costs.

  1. Benchmark or A/R: What we call the benchmark or the freight cost component is that your sales or marketing team has included in the cost of the product. If you show the freight cost on your product invoice (PPA), then that is considered the benchmark.

Actual or A/P: This would be the agreed upon transportation provider cost you agreed to pay for a specific order. This can be and often times is very variable depending on economic conditions and carrier capacities.

The net difference, positive or negative between Benchmark and Actual will determine if a particular order is loosing money or making money on freight and will definitely impact bottom line margins.

If your company is a user of transportation services, the ability to proactively evaluate freight profitability is essential to the company’s financial well being. Regardless of what brand of TMS or possibly Excel spreadsheet you are using, consider this strategy as mission critical.

How is your company managing this process?

Majority of 2013 ERP Implementations Are Only Receiving 50% or Less of Promised Benefits

Advanced Transportation Software, Managed Transportation Services and Supply Chain Consulting

Next Generation Logistics, Inc. is a technology based supply chain solutions provider with over 26 years hands-on experience offering Advanced Transportation Software, Managed Transportation Services and Supply Chain Consulting.

NGL’s services focus on supporting efficiency and growth for organizations that want to create a strategic advantage with proven supply chain concepts. Our Products and Services allow for recommendations and implementations of proven strategies based on current industry practices, while utilizing the latest in software solutions.

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