Acumatica Cloud ERP Manufacturing Suite

Acumatica’s Manufacturing Cloud ERP is a powerful set of modules that employs comprehensive functionality for make-to-stock, make-to-order, engineer-to-order, project-centric, job shop,  and repetitive manufacturing. Clients First has implemented manufacturing business software for over 20 years. We bring manufacturing experience to our customers through Acumatica’s modern platform.

No Per User License Fees

Core Modules

Bill of Material (BOM)/Routing that presents both engineering and financial views of the product structure; it efficiently plans and manages your inventories, costs and manufacturing processes and maintains full revision control.

  • Integrated BOM/Routing– Directly connect materials, work instructions and overhead costs to an operation. This allows for the time-phased release of materials.
  • Multi-level BOM/Routing– Lists the components required to produce an item as well as any subassemblies and their components. Provides both an engineering and costed view of the entire product structure.
  • Revision Control– Maintain a complete revision history of your BOM/Routing. This allows you to save and view multiple revisions, both past and future, as well as the reason for the revision.
  • Effectivity/Expiration Dates– For planning and execution activities, you can enter the date the material will become available for use and assign a date the material will no longer be available for use.
  • Production Steps– Provide detailed work instructions that describe the specific work that needs to be performed at ach operation. Through the steps and standard note capability, you can document the entire process.
  • Phantoms– Allows the user to enter phantom items into the BOM. These items show up on the BOM, but disappear when the Production Order is created. Changes to phantom items, such as components or quantities when made at the BOM level are carried throughout the system.
  • Reference Designators– Identifiers that relate to individual material lines on a BOM can be used to reflect multiple reference points on a drawing, so you don’t need to create multiple lines for that item in the BOM.
  • Flexible Copy BOM– The capability to make a complete copy of an existing BOM/Routing to a new BOM/Routing. This copy can be used as an alternate BOM/Routing for the same inventory item or may be used to create a different, yet similar, inventory item.
  • Multiple Costing Methods and Capabilities– Allows for average, standard and actual costing methods. Other costing capabilities include the ability to add tooling costs and overhead costs, both fixed and variable.
  • Unlimited Fixed and Variable Overhead Costs– Define unlimited fixed and variable overhead costs by operation or work center.
  • BOM Cost Roll– Flexible cost roll can be utilized for a single level BOM or multi-level BOM, by item, or site. Costs of the lower level items will “roll” up into the costs for the higher-level items. In a standard cost operation, costs will update the pending standard cost for each item in inventory.

MRP (material requirement planning) is the software engine that takes demand from sales orders and forecasts, in conjunction with the supply of purchase orders, production orders and master production schedules, to generate planned orders in a time phased manner to offset the outstanding demands for end items and subassemblies.

The art of supply and demand is critical to any manufacturing organization.  Acumatica’s MRP module is a powerful planning tool that enables an organization to satisfy customer requirements while maintaining optimal inventory levels.

  • MRP Display– The core MRP screen; it shows the planner exactly what needs to be purchased and/or produced. From this one centralized location, all supply and demand can be viewed and production and purchase orders can be created directly from this screen.
  • MRP Exception Messages– Shows the planner recommendations to defer, expedite, and delete supply items. Exception messages also identify late orders and displays any transfers that are available from another warehouse or site.
  • Full Regeneration– Can be scheduled to run anytime, day or night. All existing planned orders for all items are wiped out. MRP starts all over, calculating gross and net requirements and then replans what materials are required to either be produced or purchased.
  • Master Production Schedule– The MPS is entered manually by the planner. MRP plans all requirements based upon the MPS. The MPS is treated as a pre-planned production order and acts as a supply for other demand requirements.
  • Sales Forecasts– Forecasts can be generated utilizing past sales history and/or entered manually. These forecasts can be dependent and consumed by sales orders or can be independent.
  • MRP Detail– The MRP Detail Inquiry screen shows all of the activity for an inventory item within a site and where that activity was generated.
  • Bucketless System– MRP plans requirements from every single demand; it does not compile requirements for a period of time. The system allows for flexibility by allowing user-defined time buckets.

From components to finished goods, the for Acumatica’s Production Management Module provides sophisticated production management supporting multiple types of manufacturing environments (including, make-to-stock, make-to-order, engineer-to-order, configure-to-order, project centric, job shop, and repetitive).

This module allows manufacturers to track material and labor costs and schedule productions on the shop floor. You can also compare the standard/planned production costs to the actual costs of the production order.

  • Production Order Tracking– Captures the total manufacturing costs for a production order including material, labor, machine, tool, overhead, and outside processes.
  • Production Order Changes– The capability to build prior or alternate Bills of Material revisions as well as substitute operations and/or materials on a production order.
  • Scheduling– Multiple scheduling options to meet customer’s delivery dates. The system utilizes both forward and backward scheduling methods to allow for flexibility.
  • Lot / Serial Tracking– Full lot and serial traceability throughout the lifecycle of the item. Lot and serial numbers can be assigned or entered manually through purchase receipts, inventory issues, and shop floor control transactions.
  • Critical Materials– Allows you to view any quantities that are short for a specific production order. It allows for creation of Purchase Orders and Production Orders for the parts that are short from a single screen.
  • Labor Tracking– Apply direct production labor to a specific production order by employee. In addition, non-production time can be entered through the use of indirect codes by employee.
  • Materials Tracking– The system allows stock and non-stock material quantities and costs to be issued to a production order. If the material is a Lot/Serial tracked item the user will be required to input the Lot/Serial number at this time.
  • Backflushing labor and/or material– The system allows for backflushing of labor and/or material. This is useful when companies only wish to record the production quantity.
  • Production Performance– Compare Standard/Planned costs with Actual for multiple cost buckets; labor, material, machine, tools, fixed and variable overheads for detailed production order cost performance.
  • Event Audit Trail– Lists all the events a production order goes through. Includes a brief description, the date the event occurred, and the ID of the user that performed the event.

Barcode Integration– The system can utilize barcode data collection to record labor and material transactions as well as inventory transactions such as issues, receipts, cycle counting, and physical inventory

Manage Sales Orders, Track Inventory, Improve Purchasing, and Provide Customer Support from Anywhere

Determine real-time profitability by warehouse, product line, location, or business unit, while reducing costs across your entire supply and distribution chain. Acumatica Distribution Edition includes Sales Order Management, Advanced Inventory, Requisition Management, Purchase Order Management, Warehouse Management System (WMS), and Advanced Financials. It is fully integrated with CRM, Manufacturing, Field Service, and Project Management for visibility across your entire organization.

  • Reduce order times. Eliminate delays through automated sales order processing and shipping order generation. Set rules to manage multiple warehouses, returns, credit limits, drop shipments, and more.
  • Know where your business is. Ensure a steady supply of materials by optimizing and automating your purchasing process.
  • Employ multiple valuation methods. Value your inventory using standard cost, moving average, FIFO, and item specific methods. Select a different valuation method for each inventory item. Make direct adjustments to cost and physical inventory count using report and inquiry screens.
  • Integrate with CRM. Convert CRM opportunities to sales orders without reentering pricing and discount information. Customer service can locate orders to verify shipping and delivery status

Benefits for the Manufacturer:

  • Correctly Cost Production and Finished Goods
  • Grows with your business
  • Meet your schedules and customer demands
  • Ensure your customers and products are profitable
  • No per user license means more communication and data access
  • Add-on modules IF you need them - no need to pay for modules you don’t need

Additional Acumatica Manufacturing Add-on’s:

  • Product Configurator
  • Estimating
  • Advanced Planning & Scheduling
  • Engineering Change Order
  • Warehouse Management & Barcoding
  • Manufacturing Data Collection

Even More Functionality to Add:

  • Project Accounting
  • Intercompany Accounting
  • Fixed Assets
  • Deferred Revenue & Contracts
  • CRM
  • Portals (Requires CRM)
  • Case Management

Download the Manufacturing Factsheet Here

Acumatica Manufacturing Edition

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