Shop Floor Insight from Insight Works is a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) add-on for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central that significantly reduces the labour costs and entry errors associated with manual data entry. It enable employees to use barcode scanners, or touch screens, to speed up shop data input for time, material, quality, and more.

Shop Floor Data Collection for Dynamics 365 Business Central

As a comprehensive solution for barcoded time capture, time and attendance and employee time management, Shop Floor Insight has been certified by Microsoft, which means it meets the software giant’s highest standards for Dynamic implementation. For users, this means they can trust Shop Floor Insight to work seamlessly with their implementation of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly known as Microsoft Dynamics NAV).

With Shop Floor Insight, you can achieve:

  • Elimination of manual time entry tasks via barcode scanning for production orders, jobs, service orders and fixed assets.
  • Capture of operational data on the shop floor, including consumption, output, scrap and quality.
  • Recording of non-productive and rework time for advanced reporting purposes.
  • Recording of time and attendance based on employee shifts with exception reporting.
  • Automatic calculation of overtime and shift differentials for integration with payroll systems.
  • Access via a web browser to enable data entry from mobile devices in the field or on the shop floor.

In a nutshell, Shop Floor Insight is an application that enables you to automate the time collection process in manufacturing environments. The built-in Production Scheduler makes viewing and managing schedules simple, with daily, weekly, and annual schedules able to be viewed easily.

Add to that a graphical interface that displays all work currently scheduled, making it easy to identify conflicts, and a highly interactive production view, and you have the making of a production tool that does far more than create schedules. Shop Floor Insight bolsters a number of functionality protocols here, including:

  • Hovering over any element in the Scheduler to display details
  • Clicking on an element to highlight all other operations related to a particular production order
  • Accessing the Bill of Materials and Associated Information displayed data.
  • Increased interactivity for the production view
  • More

Put succinctly, with Shop Floor Insight, Insight Works’ comprehensive solution for barcoded time capture, time and attendance and employee time management, you’ll capture detailed time data using barcoded scanning for production orders, jobs, service orders and maintenance…and that’s just the beginning.

Users will obtain operational data on the shop floor or in the field, including feedback on:

  • Consumption
  • Output
  • Scrap
  • Quality

Shop Floor Insight is packed with a ton of features, and it’s an affordable solution for any size business. Reach out to Insight Works or visit the website at to learn more about the product’s myriad of benefits and how it could be the perfect fit for your company. Please embed here.

To learn more about Shop Floor Reporting, Material Barcoding, Shipping, join Mark Hamblin, President of DMS Companies at the Best Manufacturing Apps Virtual Conference on May 26.