When it comes to ERP software today, manufacturers are faced with many options. Looking for a solution that delivers industry-related capabilities that can be configured cost effectively for your manufacturing needs – whether discrete or process – can be confusing. We will define the ERP requirements for discrete versus process manufacturing below.
Using Sage 100c Manufacturing with Field Service & Dispatch
Many organizations find themselves in a positon of making custom manufactured items for their customers, and then needing to provide service for those manufactured items. Sage 100c Manufacturing with Field Service & Dispatch brings both your Sales and Service departments together in a cohesive synchronized solution.
If your goal is to increase your productivity with an integrated solution we can assist you in finding and adding components that fit together, eliminating duplicate data sources.
Do you routinely run the Sage 100c Manufacturing, Data Validation Utility? Do you know what it does or how beneficial it can be to your organization?
As a rule of thumb, I recommend running the Sage 100c Manufacturing Data Validation Utility routinely; as part of your weekly housekeeping procedures. The utility checks for general data integrity issues and provides a listing of problems if they exist. It should also be run immediately after any hardware malfunctions or power outages to confirm there is no data corruption in Sales Orders or Purchase Orders related to Manufacturing.
To run the utility, from the Sage 100c Main Menu, select Manufacturing Module -> Report Menu -> Data Validation Report
Many people have asked “So what is the difference between Sage 100 and Sage 100c?”
Basically the differences can be broken down into two areas licensing and functionality.
With Sage 100c to move more in line with current software industry trends, Sage introduced annual subscription based pricing for the product. Sage 100 licensing involved the purchase of a perpetual license and then yearly maintenance and support as a percentage of the original license fee. In most cases with existing clients, the new annual subscription based licensing will be the same cost they were paying in annual maintenance and support for their perpetual license.
Please note that as of 1/1/2017, Sage 100c annual subscription licensing will be utilized for all new sales.
In late 2015 Sage introduced a new release of Sage. Sage 100c is the modernized version of Sage 100 “Classic” with a completely redesigned user interface. In addition, Sage moved from a perpetual licensing model with maintenance and support to a subscription based licensing model.
First Step in Migrating to Sage 100c
Advanced Functionality for More Complex Jobs
Earlier this year, it was announced that a new manufacturing bundle was available for Sage 100c that goes above and beyond the existing Bill of Materials and Work Order Processing modules that work with the classic version of Sage 100 (formerly “MAS 90”).
Here’s a look at how the new Sage 100c Manufacturing bundle was “born” and why it’s capable of tackling more complex jobs and managing the entire manufacturing process.
After reviewing their product offerings Sage noticed there were some gaps that needed to be filled in the Manufacturing area. Primarily they did not have a solution for customers who are Make to Order (MTO) and/or Engineer to Order (ETO). Sage searched the marketplace and selected JobOps by Synergistic Software Solutions to fill this gap.
JobOps has been a manufacturing solution for over 20 years and is fully integrated into Sage 100. In addition to filling the MTO/ETO gap, JobOps supports Make to Stock, Complex Configurations, has its own MRP engine and has a SQL version available.
Now Includes Sage Inventory Advisor “Basics” at No Charge
It was recently announced that Sage Inventory Advisor Basics is now included with select Sage 100c bundles at no additional cost. Read on to learn about this enhancement to Sage 100c and what it means for inventory management.
Sage introduced Sage 100c with its 2016 release. Sage 100c presents a simplified, modern user interface (UI) on a subscription-based price model. Sage 100c is still deployed on-premise but it’s UI was developed with web deployment in mind in future releases. Sage 100c includes 25 enhancements along with the refreshed user interface that delivers:
- Easier navigation and tools to personalize the desktop themes
- Web interconnectivity to other Sage service solutions
- Business Insights Dashboard improving access to data for critical decision-making(sample screen below)