Sage ERP Inventory Advisor

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Reduce Excess Inventory.

Reduce Working Capital.
Reduce Stock-Outs.

Sage Inventory Advisor is an affordable cloud solution that helps companies reduce stock outs, excess inventory, and working capital. It connects to Sage ERP data to deliver inventory health check, produce quality forecasts, reduce the time spent on manual tasks, and solve for the optimal investment required to achieve target fill rates. A web based mobile solution, Sage Inventory Advisor is easy to use and slashes time spent on forecasts and ordering. It can be implemented cost effectively and used in just hours.

Fast to Implement and Cost-Effective

A cloud solution, Sage Inventory Advisor can be implemented cost effectively in just hours.

• Allows anytime, anywhere access.

• Eliminates local server installation.

• Provides worry-free updates and maintenance.

• Delivers rapid deployment and scalability.

• Best-in-class availability level.

• Highly secure using PGP data encryption/decryption. 

Features

User Interface—Easy-to-use web and mobile interface uses standard browser behavior with contextual information display for clarity.

Dashboard—Provides visibility to critical KPI’s and financials such as stock holding, stock outs, potential stock outs, and excess stock and surplus orders. Lists top items requiring immediate attention. Allows drill-down to data details.

Inventory Forecasting—Dynamic, graphical forecast engine assists user in forecasting and planning for future replenishment orders. Lists top under- and over-forecasted items for further analysis and action.

Inventory Monitoring—Provides early warning of stock-outs, potential stock-outs, or surplus orders.

Classification Matrix—Classifies items into nine color-coded categories based on calculated metrics such as velocity (times sold), quantity sold/consumed, and value of sales/consumption, allowing users to rapidly identify and focus on important items.

Ordering Schedule—Shows what orders to place based on item policies (stock levels, forecasts, etc.). Allows sorting of purchase orders by personal preferences.

Order Management—Provides view of recommended new orders by supplier to place for the day. Provides ability to amend orders and send them back to the ERP for processing.

Interactive Reports—Provides critical and detailed information to help optimize inventory.

Supplier Performance—Shows supplier performance through relevant charts. Helps user identify good or poor performers and plan purchasing accordingly. Assists user in setting dynamic safety stock based on supply risk.

Item Data—Provides a single view of all item information, in one place.

 

3 Ways Bill of Materials Management Can Help You

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Frequently we are asked about easy to use features to manage parts usage in distribution and the manufacture of parent items. Sage 100 ERP (formerly Sage MAS 90 and Sage MAS 200) has a lot to offer in the Bill of Materials Module that frequently get overlooked. These features don't just apply to manufacturing. They can also apply to kits in distribution, field service and repair tickets.

 

Revision Tracking

Tracking multiple revisions can be used to either keep a history of different components used to build an item or to offer several versions of a particular build based on component availability. It's like having multiple bills for the same item. Just select the revision code and the related bill is invoked.

Engineering Change Control

Do you want to revise a Bill of Material based on a date? Then Engineering Change Control is for you. Now a revision date will determine your Bill of Material. Want to build it the way you used to last year? Simply change the Revision Date to last year's date and you will invoke last year's bill. Want to go back to the current build on the next transaction or order? Use today's date. Want to stop using a part on the last day of this month and replace it with a different part next month? This is what Engineering Control is built for.

Replace or Delete Components

Have you ever wanted to just replace a component across a large number of bills or delete it all together? Replace and Delete Component Entry will do that.

So how does this help a Distributor on Sage 100 ERP?

Let's say your using kits in your distribution sales. Maybe your using a lot of them. When you add Bill of Materials Management to Sage 100 ERP, you now have Revision Control, Engineering Change Entry and Replace and Delete Component Entry available to you for your kits. This is because when you add Bill of Materials Management to your ERP installation, all of your kits will be moved to Bill of Materials Management automatically. You can now manage kits like a manufacturer would manage bills.

How does Bill of Materials help a JobOps user?

If your Sage ERP 100 is running JobOps by Synergistics, you still could benefit significantly from the Bill of Materials module. With both present, you can now assign a Bill to a step in your JobOps Workticket Template. Now you can use Revision Control, Engineering Change Entry and Replace and Delete Component Entry to update components across many templates which share a step tied to the same Bill of Materials.

These same techniques can also be used in Field Service and Repair tickets. Basically anywhere a set of components are used on a recurring basis. 

When set up with this vision in mind, component changes over large groups of kitted or manufactured items can be easy to manage.

Let us know your thoughts!

Mike DeRosa is President and System Designer at DeRosa Mangold Consulting, Inc. DeRosa Mangold Consulting, Inc. is a Professional Service Firm providing software, system design, expertise, training and support for Sage 100 ERP users in the Manufacturing, Distribution, Restaurant and Property Management industries. DeRosa Mangold Consulting has offices in Dallas, Waco, Austin and San Antonio Texas and Bakersfield California.

Sage 100 ERP Product Documentation

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Needing a quick handy reference for some of the most commonly used modules for Sage 100 ERP?

Maybe you need help setting up ACH Electronic Payments, generating a Purchase Order from a Sales Order or creating a Recurring Journal Entry?

Check out this link! - Sage 100 ERP Guides


The Sage 100 ERP Product Documentation link gives step by step instructions on the following modules:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • General Ledger
  • Inventory Management
  • Payroll
  • Sales Order


Also located in the above link is the Sage 100 ERP 2013 User Guide for each module. 

This link is for your quick reference and convenience.  As always we are happy to give you one-on-one assistance when you need it; just give us a call!