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Let's Talk Free Warehouse Management for Business Central, specifically WMS Express.

Updated: Aug 17, 2021

Until recently there was not a good option for small to medium sized businesses (SMB) running Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central that needed basic warehouse management functionality. You had to pay for the software, pay for the hardware, and pay for the implementation, and for a SMB this is a major investment of time and money. Insight Works recognized this and released WMS Express, a free warehouse management app.

How many features could a free warehouse management app have? Actually, a lot.

Manufacturing warehouse

WMS Express integrates mobile devices into your warehouse to improve efficiency and accuracy through the use of scannable barcodes. Here's a quick overview of the software's capabilities.

WMS Express Features - All Versions

  • It's a free add-on for Business Central Cloud.

  • 3 different version to fit your needs.

  • All versions include standard inventory count functionality to easily scan inventory for cycle and full counts.

  • Many makes and models of handhelds are supported. This includes mobile computers, smartphones, tablets, wearables, and more.

  • Choose Android or Windows operating systems for WMS Express versions to run on.

  • Multi-dimensional barcode scanning is supported. WMS Express can scan both 1D and 2D barcodes.

WMS Versions

WMS Express Standard

  • Developed for organizations that only use purchase and sales orders and not warehouse documents like picks and put-aways.

WMS Express Basic Warehouse

  • Good option for an organization's warehouse that needs inventory put-aways and inventory picks.

WMS Express Warehouse

  • Good choice for organization's that are using more of the advanced warehouse features included in Business Central.

  • Manage warehouse receipts.

  • Manage warehouse put-aways.

  • Manage warehouse picks.

Click here to see a full comparison between all three free versions.

Here's a short video about the different versions of WMS Express

The Good and the Bad


  • Integrates seamlessly and easily with Business Central because it was built just for Business Central.

  • Software App is free.

  • Insight Works is a top rated Microsoft ISV partner.

  • Lots of great features.

  • Easy to use.


  • Just as with any free software there could always be more features.

Want to see how this software could work for your organization? Schedule a time for us to call you.


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