MRP (Materials Requirements Planning)
Material Requirements Planning is the key module for controlling all aspects of material and rough-cut management. It supports Just-In-Time material flow. A Master Schedule is maintained where firm and planned orders, sales forecasts, and production plans can be entered into the schedule. The Master Schedule is updated from other modules so that there is tight control of inventory balances, purchase orders, and production. Orders are scheduled in need-date priority and it projects when inventory will be depleted and time-phases the reordering. One of its most powerful features is the availability of an impressive array of Exception Reports. When used in conjunction with multi-company capability, it provides a powerful tool for simulation. Material Requirements Planning integrates with Inventory Control, Bill of Materials, Order Entry, Job Cost/Work-In-Process, and Purchasing.
The Inventory Control program is one of the most powerful and extremely flexible systems that is being used by manufacturers, distributors, retailers and many other businesses managing a perpetual inventory. It provides many sophisticated features, which go beyond those typically found in inventory control software.
The Inventory control system contains sales and purchasing information to help you achieve greater control and cost savings early in your implementation cycle. It allows user definable decimal precision, alternate costing methods, unit of measure conversions, and cycle counting. Inventory Control also has data imports and exports to make it easy to interface with other software and systems (i.e., bar code readers and other data collection devices).
Inventory Control integrates with Bill of Materials, MRP, Job Cost/Work-in-Process, Sales Order Entry, Purchasing and Accounts Receivable.
Bill of Materials
The BOM module has many capabilities that go beyond those normally found in microcomputer software. The program produces Requirements Reports that are ideal for manufacturers who are not ready for a full, time-phased Material Requirements Planning (MRP) system. When used in conjunction with multi-company capability and other modules, it gives you a powerful simulation and estimation tool. Bill of Materials modules requires Inventory Control and will integrate with the MRP and Job Cost/Work-In-Process modules. In addition to the preformatted reports included with the Bill of Materials module, custom reports can be generated.
Job Cost/Work in Process
The Job Cost/Work-In-Process program provides a budgeted Job Costing system for managing and controlling the cost of ongoing standard or custom jobs. Its primary purpose is to track labor, material, and non-material resources that go into a job, and the quantity of finish product produced. JC/WIP compares the actual consumption with the originally projected amounts. It also allows a very high degree of control over the status of Work-In-Process inventory. JC/WIP integrates with the Inventory Control, Bill of Materials, Payroll, and MRP programs.
With this module, your Purchasing department will spend less time keeping records and have more time to improve purchasing efficiency. Simple screen inquiries will quickly reveal the status of any open order, while a variety of reports closely monitors vendor performance. The Purchasing program interfaces with the Inventory Control system in performing unit-of-measure conversions, updating the On-Order status, and adjusting inventory valuation. The Purchasing module also integrates with MRP andAccounts Payable.
Sales Order Entry
Sales Order Entry vastly increases the productivity of the people responsible for taking customer orders. As sales orders are entered, the available balance of each part ordered is displayed. The order quantity can be adjusted to match the balance available, or the remainder can be backordered. The customers credit limit and balances are displayed at the top of the screen. Each order can be released when partially filled, or held until all parts are available. Released orders can be billed when shipped (with multiple billings possible).
The system tracks all backordered items, and provides a variety of reports. An important feature is the Backordered Items report, which lists items that are backordered in date sequence, so that those customers who have been backordered the longest can be served first. The program integrates with Accounts Receivable and Inventory Control.