Purchasing Commodities and Issuing a Check in BC

Our company is a pet food manufacturer in the process of a re-implementation to BC. We use and will be using the To-Increase ISV for food and beverage.

We purchase commodities like corn and grain from local farmers. Our current process in NAV was a complete customization where we enter full and empty truck weight, QA test results, vendor, etc. and the end result is that a check is produced to pay the vendor on the spot.

We are running into some challenges translating this NAV customization over to BC so I wanted to see if anyone else out there has a similar process and if so how are you accomplishing it? Unfortunately for us, the process is not as simple as creating a purchase invoice and subsequent payment. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.


Have you checked with To-Increase? I know they account for Items that costs change almost daily (i.e. Commodity). I too implemented To-Increase for several years back in 2013-2016, when it was only NAV.

You probably are not the first person requiring this functionality. I would talk to your To-Increase partner or use the below link to ask:

I know a few Partners in North America if you need a contact. Hope this helps.

When transitioning from NAV to BC, it’s common to encounter challenges in translating customizations. In your case, the process of purchasing commodities from local farmers and generating on-the-spot payments is unique and requires special handling. While the standard purchase invoice and payment flow may not suit your needs, there are alternative approaches you can explore.

One option is to leverage the flexibility of Business Central to customize the purchasing process specifically for your commodity purchases. This could involve creating custom fields and workflows to capture the necessary information such as full and empty truck weight, QA test results, and vendor details. By adapting the standard functionality to accommodate your specific requirements, you can ensure a streamlined process that aligns with your existing workflow.

Additionally, you may consider reaching out to the To-Increase ISV for food and beverage that you mentioned. They are familiar with the specific industry needs and may have encountered similar challenges in the past. They could provide guidance or even offer tailored solutions that align with your purchasing process.

Lastly, connecting with the BC user community can be valuable. Forums, user groups, or online communities dedicated to BC can provide a platform for sharing experiences and insights. Engaging with others who have faced similar challenges may help you uncover innovative approaches or alternative solutions.

Remember, the transition process may require some trial and error, but with careful consideration and collaboration, you can find a suitable solution for your unique purchasing process in Business Central.