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The vdR Group Automates BOM Management for Microsoft Dynamics with Fusion 360 Manage

Customer Challenge

For 35 years, the vdR Group has been at the cutting-edge of the engineering, manufacturing, and owner/operator industries with products and solutions focused on data management, integrations, product lifecycle management (PLM), and product data management (PDM). The Group has helped hundreds of companies ranging from Global Fortune 500 manufactures to cutting-edge start-ups with strategic consulting, end-to-end implementations, and application integrations. The Group is a strategic integration partner of KETIV, who works expertly to integrate PLM, ERP, ECM, and other diverse databases that manufacturers employ. They are always looking for efficient ways to move Bill of Materials (BOM) information between customers’ business systems.

Project Goals

The Group had a customer that was tirelessly moving content manually between their PLM and ERP systems. This customer found themselves manually inputting BOM data including item numbers, descriptions, cost, and other data points from one system to another. Keying and re-keying information in Microsoft Dynamics was a drain for their workers and wasn’t a 100% reliable and accurate approach.


The Group came to Autodesk Solution Provider KETIV to get the right fit solution to enable good BOM management for Microsoft Dynamics. KETIV suggested they go with Autodesk Fusion 360 Manage and oriented the Group on best practices for leveraging the API to integrate BOM management between the Autodesk PLM system and Microsoft Dynamics Business Central 365 ERP (D365). The team met with technical consultants at KETIV for guidance and to ensure the data flow was optimal between the two systems.

Business Outcome

The Group worked with the customer to establish the integration and process the BOMs to their specifications. BOM information is now automatically and securely transmitted across the API connection eliminating the need for any manual operations. The Group’s customer is no longer forced to manually key in BOM information to D365, saving labor and ensuring greater data accuracy.


The Group and KETIV teams are excited to have illustrated how well this solution works. This proof-of-concept has allowed the Group to propose this enhancement to other manufacturing customers who are using Microsoft D365 as well as other enterprise ERP solutions.

Project Summary

Delivery Date


Project Duration

90 days

Autodesk Solutions

  • Fusion 360 Manage

Services Provided

    Customer Industry

    • Design & Manufacturing
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