Mystery of inventory reservations in Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations

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Reservation of inventory items is a very strong feature in Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations. Besides saving a lot of manual activity, it takes care of inventory transactions in various possible scenarios. Though, it is a very strong feature and hence it needs to be used carefully and cautiously as it can gets tricky sometimes.

What do you do if you have limited physical available quantity and you have reserved against a customer of class b and then customer of class A places the sales order which needs to be fulfilled or urgent basis? Would you un-reserve the quantities from first order and reserve against second? In this post, I will describe multiple scenarios of using reservations (multiple or automatic). Keep on reading!

Product life-cycle management in Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations


The evolution of a product from invention, to sales-ready, to eventual end-of-life is simple at its surface. However, this process becomes dramatically more complex when considering all the moving pieces, approvals, inventories, production needs, marketing efforts, profitability, and more. Multiply this complexity by every new product a company seeks to produce, and product lifecycle management (PLM) functionality becomes a must-have for any company in the business of managing one or more production processes.

As the word “lifecycle” might imply, there are natural stages products go through during the course of their production lifetime which influence the many moving pieces referenced above. Since a product’s stage has varying implications on other parts of a business, it’s important to have a tool to manage the process like Microsoft Dynamics 365.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations brings up the features of product life-cycle management which can manage the process well. Let’s see how. Below is the scenario, I would like to cover. Keep on reading!