Last year, Sage rolled out the inaugural release of its new Production Management module. A replacement to the legacy Work Order module, Production Management’s architecture is more consistent with Sage 100cloud.
Because Production Management is built on the Business Object framework, users get a modernized platform that is capable of all the conveniences they’re accustomed to: primary and secondary data entry grids, resizable windows, batch data entry, right-click context menus, grid export to Excel, custom scripting, and more.
Functionally, Production Management is designed to not only replace the legacy Work Order module, but also provide higher value with more advanced features.
Production Manager’s Top Benefits
With new Production Management, manufacturers have increased visibility end-to-end over their entire production process. Let’s take a look at how users can benefit.
Complex Cost Tracking
With Sage Production Manager, users can track increasingly complex costs for a more complete picture. Access labor tracking and job-related attributes such as overheads, direct AP costs, and status. Production Manager provides real-time reporting for tracking costs and making agile adjustments to inventory, processes, and materials.
Know exactly where you are in the supply process with Production Manager’s real-time item statuses. This in turn improves customer satisfaction through accurately managed expectations on production and ship time.
Dynamic Inventory Management
Significantly reduce your error risk from exporting sales order and spreadsheet data and manually creating purchase orders with new integrated inventory management controls. Sage Production Management features real-time inventory transaction and quantity on-hand updates, mitigating inventory management inaccuracies.
Customize and Expand
Production Management is already created to be tailored for each business’ unique needs because of its framework architecture. Long-range roadmaps for the future also include powerful extensions that will support additional functionality, such as material requirements planning, make to order, enhanced scheduling, and advanced product configuration.
Want Production Manager? You Need 100cloud First
All these updates sound great, but it’s important to note that Production Manager installation is only available for Sage 100cloud version 2019 (6.1) and higher. The list of enhancements for Sage 100 subscription continues to grow, which means if your business wants to keep up, you may need to consider upgrading your Sage 100 software to Sage 100cloud.
Aside from Production Manager installation access, upgrading to Sage 100cloud will also give you these advanced features:
- Improved UI: A redesigned user interface provides easier navigation and a faster learning curve.
- Drill-Down Capabilities: An improved internal search engine helps users find individual functions more easily.
- Vertical Functionality: Built-in material, inventory, and financial controls provide additional functionality.
- Automation: Establish automated workflows for recording processes within financial and inventory control modules.
- Office 365 Features: Improved integration with Microsoft Office 365.
- Mobility: Improved mobile interfaces and a deeper level of functionality with multiple devices.
- Integrated Solutions: Cloud connectivity provides better integration with incorporated modules.
Upgrade Now With Accounting Solutions, Inc.
Sage 100cloud includes the tools you need to manage products, orders, customers, finances, and operations. And with the newest addition of Production Manager, manufacturers who run Sage 100cloud will benefit from centralized production data to track costs, inventory, and raw material quantities.
Whether you’re ready to pull the trigger directly on Production Manager, or need to start with a Sage 100cloud upgrade and migration first, start by talking to the Sage experts at Accounting Systems, Inc. ASI is a Sage Authorized Partner, with extensive experience in helping businesses just like yours get the exact Sage solution they need for more than 30 years.