Manage third-party logistics warehouses with 3PL Manager

3PL for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

3PL Manager enables you to manage your third-party logistics warehouse locations as part of your sales and purchase processes. This is third-party logistics, abbreviated 3PL or TPL.

Send Sales Orders and Warehouse Shipments to a third-party warehouse for shipment. Direct Purchase Orders to an external warehouse and stay in control in your Business Central.

Let’s go through the process of 3PL in Business Central:

  1. If the item was in your own warehouse, you would send the picking instruction to a scanner. But when the item is in a third party warehouse, you simply select “Send to 3PL”. This way, you ask your external warehouse to manage this order and ship it to the customer. The functionality in Business Central is identical for both cases – you just have someone else to ship it.
  2. When the warehouse has shipped your order, your Business Central receives an update, and the Warehouse Shipment (or Inventory Pick or Sales Order depending on your configuration) in Business Central is updated. On the document you can see the 3PL status: ‘Received at warehouse’, and later ‘Shipped’.
  3. The similar functionality is available for Purchase Orders and Purchase Receipts. When you purchase items, you send the purchase to the 3PL warehouse to let them know. And when the items arrive, your Business Central is notified that the items are received and available.

3PL Manager + specific Connectors for 3PL suppliers

The 3PL Manager app provides the possibility of sending Sales Orders and Purchase Orders to external warehouses – and a Connector allows you to connect with a specific 3PL supplier.

All Connectors are configured inside your Business Central – and the data exchange is executed by Microsoft Power Automate.

Both the Connector-apps and the 3PL Manager app are available on Microsoft AppSource.

Overview of the 3PL Manager connectors
Blue Water 3PL Connector

This app is part of an extendable structure

Basically, 3PL Manager is the integration app you get, and the connector app adds the specific connection to the 3PL supplier.

The Abakion Foundation Manager includes the common functionality for all the integration apps. This way you can use multiple integration apps without getting duplicate fields and functionality. And the Abakion App Manager is the core extension management and subscription management.

On top of these, you can add the Shipping Manager and 3PL Manager apps. These apps provide integration functionality and APIs. And if you combine these with a connector app, you are ready to go. It’s actually quite simple. If you select a Connector-app from AppSource, you automatically get the necessary fundamental apps. Our installer will handle it all for you.

But this structure also allows you (or your Business Central supplier) to build custom connectors to whichever fullfilment service or 3pl warehouse. You can extend the solution with Power Automate in the Microsoft Power Platform.

For Partners:

If you are a Business Central-partner, watch this video to learn the technical details – and to see how you can utilize the app on client projects.

Book a presentation of the 3PL and Shipping concept

We frequently host presentations of this app, which is part of our 3PL and Shipping Manager concept, and everybody is welcome to sign up and participate. We will begin with a demonstration of the apps, and then you can ask any question you may have.

Pick a date in the list – and book it in your calendar.

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Main points about 3PL Manager

Third Party Logistics in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Send to 3PL

The function “Send to 3PL” on the Sales, Warehouse and Purchase documents are the only functionality you really need to know. The integration is configured in the back-end, and you don’t need to care about it, unless you are a consultant who wants to set this up on your own.

Configuration of 3PL in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Configuration of a 3PL-supplier

It is easy to enable a new 3PL-supplier integration in 3PL Manager. If you use a 3PL-supplier we have not encountered previously, we can configure the integration in a few days work.

Getting started with the app

Download and install now

Install the app from Microsoft AppSource. Only available on the cloud-edition of Business Central.
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Read the step-by-step guide

We guide you from installation and configuration to your first use of the app
Read the getting-started guide

Watch user guide videos

On Use Dynamics you can watch instructional videos to learn about the functionality of the app
User guide videos about the Abakion App

3PL Manager pricing

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Pricing is based on the total number of named users in your Business Central subscription with Microsoft.
10 users

Single app

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67,50
Per named user per month at 10 users.
Single user is DKK 120,00.
Available on the cloud-edition of Business Central.
The more users you subscribe to, the cheaper each becomes. Watch video about the price model »
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67,50
per user, per month.
Annual subscription (You save 16.67%)
Monthly subscription

As part of the App Bundle

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The App Bundle allows you to pick any 5 Abakion Apps at a great discount.
If you need more than 5 apps, the price of any additional app is reduced to only kr. 42,20 per app per month at 10 users (annual subscription).
Bo Hansen Hansen and Thomas Hasle at Abakion

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Support

If you have specific questions about functionality or how to get started, you may contact our support team at [email protected] or call us at +45 70 23 23 17. We will help you find the right video guides, if available.

We strive to provide you a qualified response as quickly as possible, at least within 24 hours but often much quicker.

At all times we will keep you informed about who is working on your support inquiry and how soon you can expect a response.