Optimize your operations for maximum productivity and get real-time visibility into your business.
Improve your business insight and make smarter planning and resource allocation decisions. Sage ERP 500 manufacturing software provides the flexibility and expanded capabilities to meet the diverse business management requirements of varied industries, including industrial, automotive, high tech, electronics, consumer packaged goods, and manufacturers.
Advanced Manufacturing Features Provide the Backbone for Production Tracking and Job Costing. Take manufacturing to the next level with Advanced Manufacturing. Advanced Manufacturing includes all the features of Light Manufacturing/Advanced Kitting plus enhanced work orders and labor and production reporting. Track an item through the entire manufacturing process with enterprise wide visibility at each step along the way. Customer service representatives can view the status of a custom order with just a few simple clicks. GAAP compliant job costing provides insights as to which items are most profitable and which are costing you money. Identify production bottlenecks and respond in real-time to last minute engineering changes. Define the operations, machines, work centers and other options to best fit your unique manufacturing environment and corporate business model.
Advanced Planning and Scheduling
Manage Production and Resources using Advanced Scheduling rules and simple Drag-and-Drop Schedule Board. Sage 500 ERP includes one of the most powerful and easy-to-use Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) modules available. Use industry-standard scheduling rules to automatically schedule production based on advanced algorithms and mathematical calculations. The drag-and-drop schedule board allows you to modify the base schedules to accommodate high-priority orders or move operations to another machine when one breaks down. Production schedules are visible enterprise-wide allowing customer service, management, sales and all areas of the business online access to order status and scheduled completion dates across all manufacturing facilities.
Engineering Change Management
Improve Engineering Management through e-mail notifications and standardized approval processes Labor operations and material items are constantly changing as new items are developed and manufacturing processes are streamlined using newer methods or equipment. Standardize the engineering change management process with pre-defined approval processes and e-mail notifications. Changes made to an Engineering Change Management (ECM) controlled routing or bill of material is routed through e-mail to members of the approval group, with specified approval deadlines to ensure timely approval and implementation. Effective dates and retirement dates facilitate production planning and re-tooling.
Increase Profitability and Win More Business with Exceptionally Accurate Estimates Sage 500 ERP Estimates help you provide more than an educated guess regarding the total cost of production because they include materials, outside processing, and labor, as well as overhead rates and one-time charges for tooling and engineering. Estimates can be copied from or to: existing routings, bills of material or even work orders; allowing quick creation of new estimates based on similar items or previous estimates. The ability to copy existing entries increases estimate accuracy through the use of actual material quantities, scrap yields, and actual costs from a similar job. Convert estimates to a customer quote or directly to a sales order with a simple mouse-click to streamline order processing. Flexible markup codes by quantity of parts categories can be based on materials, labor, outside processing, tooling and other costs. Multimedia and CAD integrations can further improve the estimate process.
Light Manufacturing and Advanced Kitting
Manage production and kit assembly without complicated labor transactions or material issues. Sage 500 ERP Light Manufacturing streamlines manufacturing and kitting processes, enabling light manufacturers to save time and labor costs and concentrate on other critical business issues.
Material Requirements Planning
Manage Material Requirements Planning (MRP) from a single planning screen Sage 500 ERP provides up-to-date item statistics, including on-hand quantities, current purchase orders, work orders, transfer orders, and other elements that affect planning decisions in a single planning screen. Calculations use advanced replenishment formulas and demand forecasting principles to produce extremely accurate material and distribution plans. Maintain multiple MRP versions to run what-if simulations. Plan purchases, production, and inventory transfers, enabling Capable to Promise (CTP) inquiries during Sales Order Entry. Integration with Project Accounting provides a critical management system for companies with material-intensive projects.
Sage 500 ERP Product Configurator provides customer service personnel with an easy-to-use interface for feature/option selection, and integration with Sales Order Entry. Easily identify and select configured parts and configure base products quickly using a double mouse click or search function.
Project Management for Manufacturers
Equip your project management with a full suite of customized tools to manage engineering or prototype production projects and stay within budget and scope. Sage 500 ERP Project Management for Manufacturers keeps your project managers informed and enables them to easily assign resources, track actual versus estimated costs through project completion, and generate detailed estimates for customers. Base projects on a fixed price, by accounting for time and materials, or a combination of both options.
Shop Floor Control
Shop Floor Control provides Real-time Labor and Production Reporting with integrated bar coding Gain online production visibility throughout the enterprise to real-time labor and production reporting. Shop floor terminals provide easy access allowing users to logon and logout using look-ups and number pads for data entry or built in scanning capabilities to scan work order numbers and work order steps. Customize the Shop Floor Control menu to include virtually any activity, maintenance function, report or inquiry needed to run your shop floor more efficiently. Enter parts produced, scrap entry and reason codes, setup, downtime and downtime reason codes, outside processing quantities and costs, as well as production related notes all from the Shop Floor console.
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