Can moving to a single, comprehensive ERP system make you and your company more efficient and save you money?
Here’s how doing so helped one company:
RadComm Systems, a Sage customer since 1992 has been manufacturing and distributing radiation detection systems to industries across North America and around the world. Recently, they migrated from Sage Pro ERP to Sage 500 ERP to run its sophisticated manufacturing, distribution, and financial operations. While using multiple software programs, RadComm noticed that each application performed its tasks well, but there was a lack of efficiency resulting from relying on two separate software applications. “At our current size and level of complexity, Sage 500 ERP is the best solution for us,” says Siew Hon Ang, financial controller for RadComm Systems
By incorporating Sage manufacturing software such as Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering Change Management, and Shop Floor Control, RadComm Systems now have an integrated manufacturing solution that keeps its operations firmly on track. All costs associated with a work order are captured by the system, enabling the company to calculate the profit margin associated with every project. In the integrated Sage 500 ERP application, WIP reports can be generated on demand. Ang commented, “Nearly all of our manufacturing is make-to-order, so this feature saves us a tremendous amount of time and minimizes the possibility of routine data entry errors.”
The inventory receiving function is streamlined with Sage 500 ERP. As a receipt is processed, inventory is updated in real time and is instantly available to the production department. In addition, cost variances between the purchase order and vendor invoice are fairly common in this industry, and the software automatically and accurately accounts for such variances.
Using Sage 500 ERP has simplified the company’s purchasing process. A requisition is generated with the requested parts and is passed to the purchasing agent for review and approval. Once approved, the requisition is automatically converted into a purchase order, ready for submittal to the vendors.
With operations in both Canada and the United States, they need to account for dual currencies, and the Sage 500 ERP Multicurrency Manager solution handles this task seamlessly, automatically making the appropriate conversions throughout the system. In terms of productivity and organization, Ang notes, “We are all working with the same numbers, and that leads to better collaboration and better decision making.”
Single Source of Information
“Now we have quick access to all our business data in one application. We are saving time, saving money, and have more accurate, detailed information. The integration between all modules is strong. Because all of our business data is in a single, reliable system, we now have a great deal of confidence in the data.”
Contact Our Sage 500 ERP Team
Are you interested in learning more about Sage 500 ERP? If so, contact SWK’s Sage 500 ERP professionals and we’ll help you discover what the next step should be. For additional information please contact us at 877-979-5462, or click here to contact us.
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