Sage 200cloud Manufacturing is the number one choice for production-oriented SMEs who require a powerful ERP solution to manage operations across their business. Including all features found in Sage 50 Manufacturing and more, it forms part of the Sage 200 Suite – software that works across your business covering many activities including Accounts, Sales, Marketing, Customer Service and Support.
Sage 200cloud Manufacturing can help you overcome business constraints in a number of areas, with core functionality that will help provide a competitive edge to your operation.
Manage multiple Bills of Materials easily
Multiple versions of a BOM can be stored and used, one of which is ‘live’ at a given time.
With powerful version control, only one person can edit or change a BOM at any time, and other users are aware that a BOM is being edited. Full change history is stored for each BOM.
Old BOMs can be marked as ‘Dead’, ‘Obsolete’ or ‘On Hold’. Obsolete BOMs can be revived but not built from, and Dead BOMs can be permanently deleted if required.
Operation templates and BOM copy function
The copy option allows you to quickly create a Bill of Materials. Operations comprise the labour and machines processes required to manufacture a finished item or sub-assembly.
You can enter operations details individually each time you create a new BOM, or create a library of operations stored as templates in the Operations Register for subsequent use within BOMs. This improves efficiency by allowing you to save time when entering new BOMs.
Flexible build options
The system can be configured to always build subassemblies, or always use from stock, or allow choice in each case.
You can manage products with multiple units of measure. Picking lists can be produced at the time of allocation or separately.
Multiple finished items can be included in stock calculations and allocations to ensure finished goods that have similar constituents of another assembly cannot use each other’s raw materials.
Sage 200cloud Manufacturing also supports ‘Phantom’ BOMs so you can create intermediate items that are never held stock in stock but are standalone constituents of another finished good.
Customised BOMs and ‘Specials’
Users can replace individual items, add new items or amend quantities of existing items.
A ‘Partial Build’ feature means that if for some reason you don’t need to build all the items that raw materials have been allocated for, you can enter the quantity you have actually built.
In addition, for expedited builds, the system can cope with the situation where finished goods are built without first allocating raw materials.
Detailed costs can be built in for each unit or build run. You can assign labour and machine time for each assembly process to ensure accurate costing. Additionally, you can allocate a proportion of a fixed cost/operating overhead to a run, based on an average number of units per run.
If a component changes, the rolled-up costs can be calculated automatically if desired. For components that do not use the standard costing method, the system will re-calculate the rolled-up cost of the finished goods upon allocation.
Full batch and serial number processing
If your manufacturing process involves you issuing a batch number or serial number to a component or a finished product, then our software can record this, enabling you to trace it to the customers who received it.
Automatically maintains essential quality standards and detailed traceability.
Produce quotes for multiple batch sizes
You can build up an estimate using a variety of quantity breaks. You can alter the quantity and quickly see how the totals are affected. You also have the ability to cost the estimate and print the estimate details for any/all of the quantity breaks that you have entered.
Save time by using the same estimates to reflect different quantities and calculate the different costs. For example, creating an estimate for varying quantities of a particular item.
Rapid order entry
The rapid order entry feature allows you to create estimates quickly and speeds up the creation of multiple estimates. Allowing your customer-facing staff to create quotes quickly and easily over the telephone.
Automatic creation of Purchase and Works Orders
The MRP recommendations to ‘make’ and ‘buy’ products can be amended, filtered and sorted, combined or spilt and then action the recommendation to automatically create Purchase and Works Orders.
This improves efficiency by saving time and eliminating the need to manually key data.
Powerful stock projection facility
View a list of predicted stock for all or a range of products in each time period. If Sage 200 is using multiple locations, you can also look at a range of products from an individual warehouse.
You can see stock predictions for products below minimum level, those with negative stock, or those above maximum level.
This gives you the advantage of identifying potential problems before they arise by providing full visibility and control over future stock levels.
Integrated with Sage 200 Graphical Planner
Working alongside MRP, it shows graphically the schedule of work, i.e. works orders and MRP ‘make’ recommendations, required to meet demands and will allow your staff to create an optimised, achievable production plan.
This allows you to make the most efficient use of resources whether these are machines or labour resources.
Actuals vs. Estimates/Standard
View the costs entered and see the variance against what you had estimated for an operation.
This provides you with accurate costing and calculation of a job’s profitability.
Tight integration with Sage 200cloud Financials and Commercials
Your manufacturing staff will have complete visibility of the entire production process – from the original Sales Order to Works Order Processing and Work in Progress to finished goods in the warehouse.
Stock use can be summarised to a single line for each nominal account when posting to the Nominal Ledger, or split out to multiple lines by component.
Summarising nominal postings significantly reduces the volume of Nominal Ledger transactions, improving performance.