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Landed Costs Management

Advanced and flexible landed costs management solution for Dynamics 365 Finance & Supply Chain Management (former F&O/AX)

Available on appsource and microsoft preferred solution

Why Does Your Business Needs this Solution?

Standard landed costs management functionality in Microsoft Dynamics 365/AX is too inefficient and time-consuming for many businesses. Moreover, there is no functionality to plan your landed costs, which is very important for big trading and distribution companies. 

GO-ERP created an advanced solution to allocate numerous invoices. The solution is designed for distribution, retail, trade, and other companies that are moving goods across international borders in large quantities. Proper control and automation of the landed costs management process helps to maximize the profit margin, save time and avoid mistakes. Opportunity to plan landed costs in advance gives way more control over your budget by letting to notice even the slightest deviation of landed costs.

Main Pain Points of D365 Standard Landed Costs Management

  • Using the standard system’s functionality users have no accuracy, no tracking, and no correction options. 
  • Mostly manual work and time-consuming process
  • Standard process only takes into account the costs which are directly related to transportation. 
  • Other costs such as insurance, customs, etc. must be entered manually across the invoice lines. 
  • Standard solution might seem not flexible enough and sometimes limit business process needs.
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Benefits for Your Business

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GO-ERP’s landed cost management solution solves every pain point mentioned above and turns it into its benefits. The solution assures high accuracy, tracking optioneasy editingautomated and fast process. It is enriched with new functionalities necessary for precise and easy landed cost management.  For example, flexible filters allow precise selection of the lines to be allocated. Additionally, you may choose the allocation method. Also, a simple and convenient reversal of landed costs is now allowed. Moreover, application is enriched with planed landed costs functionality that allows user to have more control over the budget and quickly notice even the slightest deviation. Finally, the solution supports multi-currency operations.

Note: in Microsoft Dynamics 365 terminology, the landed costs are called miscellaneous charges.

Planned landed costs allocation

  • Group purchase orders into load;
  • Set up the settings of planned costs;
  • Automatically add planed landed costs to load’s;
  • Form and register documents of planned landed costs;
  • Match planned and actual landed costs;
  • Compare and analyze planned and actual landed costs difference;
  • See clear and accurate item cost and cash flow.

Actual landed costs administration

  • Post invoice through different types: purchase order, vendor invoice journal, general journal or invoice register;
  • Create misc. charges record both automated and manually;
  • Allocate misc. charges by the quantity of items, total amount, volume, weight or line;
  • Assign an amount to different vendors and different invoice lines by one click;
  • Model and manually edit the allocation of misc. charges;
  • Make partial allocation of misc. charges, the unallocated amount is visible;
  • Reversal of misc. charges are automated;
  • Generate an audit trail report with detailed transaction information;
  • Issue misc. charges on a sales invoice.

Actual Landed Costs Allocation Process Comparison

Dynamics 365 F&O Standard Process

standard landed cost management Dynamics 365

DRAWBACK: STANDARD ALLOCATION PROCESS IS VALID ONLY FOR INVOICES, WITH NO OPPORTUNITY TO ALLOCATE SEPARATE INVOICE LINES.

GO-ERP Optimized Process

Landed Costs optimization graph with GO-ERP solution

BENEFIT: THERE IS NO NEED TO REPEAT THE PROCESS MULTIPLE TIMES. YOU CAN SELECT AND ALLOCATE AS MANY INVOICES LINES AS YOU HAVE. 

Ability to Plan and Manage Landed Costs

The ability to plan landed costs posting is a small but important step in your typical landed cost allocation process. However, the use of this function isn’t mandatory and can be easily skipped if it is not relevant to your company.

We have measured the “before” and “after” metrics for a typical actual landed cost allocation process and determined that, the more invoices you have – the more you save. Moreover, you can accelerate the allocation of landed costs by 25 times, and reverse – more than 200 times! Basically, it only depends on the number of purchase invoices.

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Client’s Testimonial

Audio-Technica is a worldwide group of companies devoted to the design and manufacture of high-quality audio equipment. The company also distributes and retails it’s products worldwide. 

I am very satisfied with the module for miscellaneous charges. It is really time effective. Finally no more mistakes in splitting the freights and Duty Charges. Duty can easily be applied only to a product if needed. A complicated triangulation of 3 currencies can be now matched in a blink of an eye, without the module it would take much longer.  I really like the fact that I can see immediately the different charges added to an invoice, it avoids duplicate charges applied to an invoice. Definitively recommend the module.

Simona Bruno, Purchase Ledger Controller at Audio-Technica

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