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Enhanced Planning Pack for Business Central

About This Solution

Discover the future of strategic planning with the Enhanced Planning Pack. This state-of-the-art app unifies forecasting, inventory management, and production planning into a single, user-friendly platform. Leveraging advanced algorithms and Microsoft's Cortana Machine Learning model, it offers precise forecasting and actionable insights. With features designed to optimize inventory management, enhance vendor relationships, and streamline production processes, the Enhanced Planning Pack revolutionizes how you manage your business operations.


  • Informed Decision-Making: The Extended Forecasting and Visualization of History features provide detailed insights, enabling better forecasting and decision-making based on historical sales data.
  • Efficient Inventory Management: The Calculated Values for Inventory Management and Update Item Planning features streamline inventory management processes by automating key calculations and updates.
  • Enhanced Vendor Relations: The Vendor Planning Summary feature allows for efficient management of vendor relationships by tracking planned spending and ensuring minimum prepaid amounts are met.
  • Cross-Location Visibility: The Visibility Across Locations feature offers transparency across multiple companies and locations, facilitating strategic planning and resource allocation.
  • Optimized Production Planning: The Bill of Materials (BOM) Analysis and Production Feasibility features enable optimal production planning by assessing component availability and analyzing BOM structure.
  • Improved Routing Efficiency: The Comparison of Actual and Expected Times and Outlier Identification features contribute to improved production routing efficiency by identifying and addressing discrepancies.
  • Precision in Data Analysis: The Filtering Options and Data Generation features allow for precision in data analysis, enabling users to make more accurate forecasts and planning.
  • Proactive Issue Identification and Management: The Production Order Analysis feature enables proactive issue identification and management by examining all production orders using a particular routing.

Enhanced Planning Worksheet

  • Extended Forecasting: Provides detailed and actionable forecasts for specific items, categories, or locations based on historical sales data.
  • Integration with Cortana Machine Learning Model: Processes sales history data using Microsoft's Cortana machine learning model for accurate and efficient forecasting.
  • Demand Forecast Update: Allows for updating the demand forecast, which is then utilized by the Material Requirements Planning (MRP).
  • Calculated Values for Inventory Management: Computes key inventory management values such as safety stock, reorder point, maximum inventory, and reorder quantity based on user formulas.
  • Update Item Planning: Facilitates updating item planning values on the item card for better inventory planning at the item level.

Item Planning Review

  • Supply and Demand Summary: A summary of supply and demand, aiding in a quick understanding of the plan's net result.
  • Visibility Across Locations: Provides visibility across multiple locations and companies for optimal decision-making regarding inventory management.
  • Vendor Planning Summary: Displays planned spending with individual vendors, ensuring minimum prepaid amounts are met.
  • Visualization of History: Gives a visual representation of sales and purchase history to aid decision-making.
  • Detailed History Tab: Provides a tabular view of sales and purchase history for in-depth analysis.

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Typical Users

  • Production Managers
  • Inventory Controllers
  • Supply Chain Analysts
  • Sales Forecasters
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Business Owners
  • Operations Managers
  • Quality Control Managers

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