Microsoft Dynamics for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Few industries face the demands that challenge the pharmaceutical industry. The steep cost of developing and obtaining regulatory approval for new treatments pressures pharma manufacturers to create efficient production processes and maintain clear insight into product development and production costs. At the same time, regulatory oversight from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires strict quality control, sound operating procedures, properly calibrated equipment, thorough laboratory testing, and more.

There’s also the reality of being responsible for generating a safe, steady supply of therapies that millions depend on. In this environment, a modern, capable enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is an absolute necessity.

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Manufacturing Execution

  • Production scheduling
  • Materials consumption
  • Labor collection
  • Scale integration
  • Machine maintenance
  • >Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
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Warehouse Management

  • Lot and serial tracking (with restrictions)
  • Bar code scanning
  • Label printing
  • Receiving and Put Aways
  • Picking
  • License plating
  • Hazardous materials and safety data sheets (SDS)
  • Research & Development (R&D)
  • Pricing
  • EDI
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Quality & Compliance

  • FDA CFR 21 Part 11
  • GMP
  • End to end traceability
  • Audit logs
  • Electronic signatures
  • Inspection Plans
  • Sampling
  • Certificates of Analysis (COA)
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Sales & Operations Planning

  • Demand Forecasting
  • Supply Planning
  • Production Planning
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Customer Relationship Management

  • Lead, opportunity, and activity management
  • Incident management
  • Sample Request management
  • Customer and Vendor Portals
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Finance & Reporting

  • Multi company, country and currency
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Power BI dashboards
  • Accounts Payable automation (OCR)
  • Electronic payments
  • Workflow approvals
  • Fixed asset management
  • Cash Flow
  • Rebates & promotions

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Stoneridge Software can partner with you to implement Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP software that connects your business systems, provides unprecedented supply chain visibility, handles production planning and inventory management, and enables batch traceability for FDA regulatory compliance.

Dynamics 365 also positions your pharma company for the future—facilitating automation, orchestrating smart factory technologies, and leveraging real-time data to modernize, streamline processes, and eliminate errors.

Video Resources

Business Central for Batch Manufacturing: Research and Development

Business Central for Batch Manufacturing: Warehouse Operations

Business Central for Batch Manufacturing: Vendor Rating

Business Central for Batch Manufacturing: Quality and Compliance

Business Central for Batch Manufacturing: Production and Purchase Planning

Business Central for Batch Manufacturing: Manufacturing Execution

Business Central for Batch Manufacturing: Items, Formulas, Recipes, and BOMs

Business Central for Batch Manufacturing: Company Setup and Financial Configurations

Great Partner, Better Solutions

A top-tier implementation partner can make all the difference in an ERP deployment. A partner that understands your industry can provide best practice guidance that helps maximize your return on investment. Stoneridge’s consultants and technical experts will work side by side with you to configure a Dynamics 365 solution that fits your company’s needs.

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A Connected Business

Dynamics 365 integrates data, processes, and teams to boost efficiency, productivity, and adaptability. For example, built-in tools facilitate traceability for ingredients and finished products across your supply chain, manufacturing processes, and inventory management. Sales staff can see inventory levels, and procurement and production teams can see incoming orders—promoting coordination and decision-making across the board.

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Deploy Anywhere

Dynamics 365 is available for on-premise and cloud deployments. We provide approaches to validation that are effective for both on-premise and cloud deployments. In either case, your Dynamics 365 subscription gives you access to the latest updates to features and functions, ensuring that the latest technology is at your fingertips.

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The Microsoft Ecosystem

Leverage the full potential of Microsoft Dynamics 365, beyond ERP, with integrated CRM applications (Sales, Marketing, Customer Service), AI -Copilot, and low-code/no-code extensibility via Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power BI. Enjoy seamless integration with Microsoft 365 Office apps like Outlook, Excel, Word, and Teams for a comprehensive tech ecosystem.

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Common Questions

What is Microsoft Dynamics 365?

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a suite of ERP and CRM applications that cover a full range of business functions, including:

  • Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations: An enterprise-level ERP solution for larger manufacturers that may use Dynamics 365 Finance, Supply Chain Management, Commerce, and other applications.
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central: An all-in-one ERP solution for small or mid-sized manufacturers.
  • Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement: A CRM solution might use Dynamics 365 Sales, Customer Service, Customer Insights, and Customer Voice.

Using Dynamics 365 as both ERP and CRM connects your pharma business across the board—including your sales and customer service teams, management, human resources, accounting, and your supply chain, warehousing, and manufacturing operations.

What kind of pharmaceutical manufacturing businesses use Dynamics 365?

Dynamics 365 is used by many types of pharmaceutical manufacturers, including:

  • Pharmaceutical companies that do their own manufacturing
  • Contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs)
  • Active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturers

How do I choose the right pharmaceutical manufacturing ERP software?

To choose the best ERP for your business, we recommend the following steps:

  1. Compare the features of each potential ERP to the needs of your business. Is there a fit for most of the required capabilities?
  2. Consider where you will implement the system—on-premise or in the cloud. Your current systems may be on-premise, but there are extensive benefits to moving to the cloud. If you still are leaning toward an on-premise solution, look for one that offers the option to migrate to the cloud.
  3. Consider the product’s total cost of ownership. After the initial implementation cost, cloud software like Dynamics 365 has controllable subscription costs but does not require you to maintain on-premise IT infrastructure.
  4. Carefully examine the ERP’s support options. Who will implement the ERP system? Are there expert partners that can work with you to adapt the system to your needs? Is there long-term, expert support for the product?

The Stoneridge Difference

Stoneridge is more than a software vendor; we partner with you and work shoulder-to-shoulder to ensure that your pharmaceutical manufacturing ERP exceeds your expectations. Once your system launches, we’ll still be by your side with ongoing training and support—key factors in reaping the best return on your investment.

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Get Ready for the Future

Pharmaceutical manufacturing is a changing industry, and Microsoft is at the forefront of developing some revolutionary technologies. For example, Microsoft is a world leader in pushing the frontiers of artificial intelligence and connected systems.

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Extend With AppSource

Dynamics 365 provides robust ERP solutions for pharmaceutical manufacturers, but it’s supported and enhanced by a large and growing pool of extensions on Microsoft AppSource. These extensions—built by independent software vendors (ISVs)—cover niche industry functions not fully addressed in Dynamics 365. For example, Stoneridge has implemented ERP systems for chemical and pharmaceutical batch manufacturers using Dynamics 365 Business Central paired with Yaveon ProBatch.

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How Stoneridge Helps Implement Dynamics 365

Stoneridge is a Microsoft Inner Circle Partner with an established track record of successful ERP deployments for manufacturers in multiple industries. We have the decades of experience and in-depth expertise needed to migrate your disparate systems to an integrated, cloud-based Microsoft Dynamics ERP. We view every engagement as a long-term partnership, so we don’t disappear once your system goes live—we’re available for training, support, tweaking, and optimization.

Contact us to talk about how Stoneridge can help launch the pharmaceutical manufacturing ERP your company needs.

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