Sage 500 ERP
SAGE 500 ERP
Because the discrete manufacturing industry is based on consumer spending, the profitability of your company depends on the way you optimize your production and distribution abilities. While large companies tend to have more leeway to increase purchasing, production, and marketing, the small companies can compete by producing specialized products. No matter the size of your company, staying informed about every aspect of your manufacturing process is the best way for you to understand and apply the principles of growth that will help you reach and maintain top status in your industry.
DISCRETE MANUFACTURERS FACE MANY CHALLENGES
Sage 500 helps discrete manufacturers work smarter and stay ahead of business challenges using manufacturing modules including:
Advanced Manufacturing allows you to manage production and kit assembly with added access to enhanced work orders, as well as labor and production reporting. With Advanced Manufacturing, you can:
- View customer order status
- Gain insight into your job costing
- Identify and respond to production bottlenecks
- Define the best options for your unique manufacturing environment
The Advanced Planning and Scheduling module automatically schedules your optimum production based on advanced algorithms and mathematical calculations. This module’s easy drag-and-drop scheduling method allows you to modify your base schedules to prioritize specific added orders, or to move operations to another machine when one breaks down.
Engineering Change Management allows you to set pre-defined approval processes and email notifications that take your constantly changing processes, materials, and labor operations into account. With the Engineering Change Management module, you can:
- Send email notifications of changes to an approval group
- Specify deadline approval dates
- Facilitate planning with effective dates and retirement dates
The Estimating module uses a variety of sources to provide accurate estimates that your company can count on when making customer quotes and when predicting cash flow.
Light Manufacturing and Advanced Kitting for Sage 500 streamlines the manufacturing and kitting processes, meaning that light manufacturers can save time and labor costs through after-the-fact production reporting that speeds up your processes, and you can improve costing by identifying labor as part of your manufacturing process.
The Material Requirements Planning module helps you to both avoid costly materials delays and to plan smarter purchasing with important item statistics gathered in a single screen. This module enables your purchasing and production managers to take control of their work so your manufacturing stays on track. With the Material Requirements Planning module, you can:
- Plan manufacturing accurately through viewing available resources
- Customize your production plans
- Manage transfers between warehouses
The Product Configurator module gives your customer service team the ability to add-on various features to create a customized product, tailored to your customer’s needs. As each item is created, new long- and short-item descriptions are generated as well, and the item cost and suggested price are figured in with each customization.
Project Management for Manufacturers gives you the tools to manage a wide variety of engineering or prototype projects, all in a single project tracking system. With Project Management for Manufacturers, you can:
- Track actual vs. estimated costs
- Base new projects on a fixed price
- Account for time and materials costs in calculations
- Control profit recognized over each period
Shop Floor Control for Sage 500 brings together your shop floor with easy workflow customizations with paperless options that streamline your manufacturing. This module maximizes your production with real-time reporting and downtime alerts, that track all the areas of your shop floor so that everyone stays on track.