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Epicor Manufacturing
2008—2ND EDITION
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Research, evaluate, analyze and compare
software to help your business grow.
www.software4manufacturers.com
Table of Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Endorsing Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Introduction
Evaluate … Compare … Analyze …
The Manufacturing Software Guide is the only software selection
guide specifically developed for the unique needs of the
manufacturing community. This 1st edition is designed to assist
you, the Manufacturer, evaluate, compare and analyze software
to determine which products fit your operation.
Manufacturing Software
Manufacturing Software Features Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Computer Insights
The BUSINESS EDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
The Printed Guide …
This printed Guide is distributed at no cost through distribution
centric trade associations and educational institutions with
distribution programs. We appreciate the continued support of
these associations and institutions.
Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Epicor Supply Chain Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Exact Software
Macola ES (Enterprise Suite) and e-Synergy . . . . . . . 9
The printed Guide contains only a subset of the complete features
list. This brief introduction can give you an understanding of the
vendors and their product features to allow you to build a list of
applications to include in your search.
Fishbowl Inventory
Fishbowl Inventory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Reading this Guide ...
Each product listing includes a high level summary of some of the
features. Read on to understand each section.
International Business Systems (IBS)
IBS Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Technology
This section gives you the basic fundamentals of operating
system, database, presentation method and delivery method.
Mincron Software Systems
MSS/LM Light Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
User Base
Use this graph to determine how you fit compared to the
other companies that use the software. The dark black
line represents all users of the software; smallest to
largest. The light grey line reflects the majority of
customers.
Sage Software
Accpac ERP and MISys Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . 13
MAS 500 ERP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)
S2K Enterprise Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
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Free Consulting Offer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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Number of Customer Locations
This graph shows the largest number of customer locations
supported by the software. Since the number of locations
supported can reflect the complexity of your business, make
sure the software vendor fits your profile.
The Distribution Solutions Council (DSC) is
an industry roundtable organized and
facilitated by the Brown Smith Wallace
Consulting Group. The DSC mission is to
create a forum for companies that sell
distribution-centric software to discuss
industry-related issues, interact with industry, association and
distribution executives and socialize in an environment where
the everyday competitive behaviors are relaxed.
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Entry Price Point
The pricing for software can be complex and subject to
negotiation. This is the entry point for the simplest
configuration of the software and basic services to
implement it. Use this only as a starting point: your
actual costs will be higher.
The Online Guide …
Please Note:
The online guide at www.software4manufacturers.com includes
more extensive information about each vendor, the applications
and their functionality to assist you in your research project.
Utilize the Evaluation Center to compare more than 1,500
functions and features side-by-side. We hope to help you find
the best solution to meet your needs.
The software vendors have provided the information for the
printed and online guides. However, The Brown Smith Wallace
Consulting Group makes no representation or warranty related
to specific functions or as to the suitability of these software
systems for a specific business or application.
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Endorsing Organizations
American Supply
Association
Industrial Supply
Association
Power Transmission
Distributors Association
www.asa.net
www.isapartners.org
www.ptda.org
Association for High
Technology Distribution
International Glove
Association
Professional Beauty
Association
www.ahtd.org
www.iga-online.org
www.probeauty.org
Aviation Distributors
and Manufacturers
ISSA
www.adma.org
Purdue University
www.issa.com
www.purdue.edu
Bearing Specialists
Association
International Truck
Parts Association
Safety Equipment
Distributors Association
www.bsahome.org
www.itpa.com
www.safetycentral.org
Bicycle Products
Suppliers Association
Lawn/Garden/
Marketing Distribution
Security Hardware
Distributors Association
www.bpsa.org
www.lgmda.org
www.shda.org
Canadian Institute of
Plumbing and Heating
National Association of
Electrical Distributors
Specialty Tools &
Fasteners Distributors
www.ciph.com
www.naed.org
The Association for
Hose and Accessories
Distribution
www.nahad.org
www.stafda.org
Supply Chain Systems Lab
Texas A and M University
Door and Hardware
Institute
National Independent
Lighting Distributors
Textile Care Allied
Trades Association
www.dhi.org
www.naild.org
www.tcata.org
Farm Equipment
Wholesalers
National Sign Supply
Distributors
Waste Equipment
Technology Association
www.fewa.org
www.nassd.org
www.wastec.org
Financial and Security
Products Association
National Electronic
Distributors Association
Water and Sewer
Distributors of America
www.fspa1.com
www.nedassoc.org
www.wasda.com
Fluid Power
Distributors Association
National Fastener
Distributors Association
Western Association of
Fastener Distributors
www.fpda.org
www.nfda-fastener.org
www.wafd.org
Heating/Air
Conditioning/Refrig. Dist.
North American
Horticultural Supply
Wholesale Florist and
Florist Supplier
www.hardinet.org
www.nahsa.org
www.wffsa.org
Heating/Refrig./Air
Conditioning of Canada
NPTA Alliance
Woodworking
Machinery Industry
www.hrai.ca
www.gonpta.com
www.wmia.org
Independent Computer
Consultants Association
Office Products
Wholesalers Association
www.icca.org
www.opwa.org
To provide this guide as a benefit to
your members, please call (314) 9831216 or email [email protected]
IMARK Group
Outdoor Power Equip.
and Engine Service
www.imarkgroup.com
www.opeesa.com
International Sealing
Distribution Association
Pet Industry Distributors
Association
www.isd.org
www.pida.org
Cleaning Equipment
www.ceta.org
For more information visit www.software4manufacturers.com
http://supplychain.tamu.edu
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Mincron
Software Systems
Sage Software
Accpac and MISys
Sage
Software
VAI (Vormittag
Associates, Inc.)
1994
International
Business
Systems
Year First Version Released
Fish Bowl
Inventory
1981
Exact
Year Company Founded
Epicor
Manufacturing
Computer
Insights
Manufacturing Software Features Matrix
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Version 6
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7.05
3.7.6
Current version number as of January 1, 2007
08.01.01 8.03.40
Release date of current version (Month - Year)
11/2007 9/2007 1/2007 9/2007 6/2006 11/2007 4/2006 6/2006 8/2007
System Overview / Manufacturing Environment
Assemble to order
Configure to order
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Engineer to order
Repetitive
Make to order
Make to stock
Mixed mode
Job shop
Process-batch
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Process-continuous
Flow
Bills of Materials / Routings
Unlimited number of structural levels
Maintain effective dates
Define reference designators, dimensions, drawings
Real-time access to operation information
Support for these types of tasks: Labor
Machine
Subcontracted
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Ability to view all jobs, operations and resources
Graphical representation
Analysis of resource load vs. capacity
Interactive rescheduling capability
Automatic constraint-based scheduling of a job
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Automatic constraint-based re-scheduling of all jobs
3
Operation Control
Production Scheduling
“Drag and drop” rescheduling capability
Visual display of shop load
Ability to set filter criteria
Configurable time buckets
Key:
3 = third party
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VAI (Vormittag
Associates, Inc.)
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XML
EDI
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Supports use of portable bar code readers
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RF handheld unit can make inventory adjustments
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UPS label
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Bar coded box label
Bill of lading
3
Generates a warehouse transfer to move stock
Generates a sales order for the goods consumed
Integrates with order management
Integrates with supply chain planning
Ship to customer date
Receipt date due by line item
Fax
email
Exact
International
Business
Systems
Product family can be defined
Fish Bowl
Inventory
Epicor
Manufacturing
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Computer
Insights
Sage
Software
Sage Software
Accpac and MISys
Mincron
Software Systems
Manufacturing Software Features Matrix
Demand Planning
Inventory Management
Allows separate: Ship on date
Purchases orders can be delivered via:
Physical Inventory and Cycle Counting
online with full tracking to the general ledger
Inventory Shipping
System can generate: Shipping manifest
System allows interface with major shipping carriers
Vendor Managed Inventories
Supplies the following consigned inventory info:
Automated capture and transmission of usage from
customer's site via scanning, RF, etc.
Data Definition
Access to historical demand detail
Access to EDI transactions
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3
Manual adjustment capability
Data import from spreadsheet
Data import from third party product
Key:
3 = third party
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Seasonality
Multiple regression
Model fitting methods
Ability to identify best-fit model
Ability to simulate what-if scenarios
VAI (Vormittag
Associates, Inc.)
Sage
Software
Sage Software
Accpac and MISys
Exact
International
Business
Systems
Epicor
Manufacturing
Fish Bowl
Inventory
Computer
Insights
Mincron
Software Systems
Manufacturing Software Features Matrix
Forecast Development and Evaluation
Forecasting methods: Exponential smoothing
Events, Promotions and Life-Cycle Planning
Evaluate effectiveness and profitability of promotions
Develops life cycle profiles and applies to new
Apply events (promotions, new products, competitor
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activities) to product forecasts
products/track performance
Supply Chain Planning/Integration
Import sales history, shipments, billings by SKU/product
Integrate with inventory and enterprise planning
Maintains comprehensive customer information
Maintains sales history online
Maintains multiple bill-to addresses
Maintains multiple ship-to addresses
Maintains ordering and shipping defaults
Order tracking inquiry through the fulfillment cycle
Real-time checks of inventory on hand & future supply
Customer Information
Order Management
Change or cancel lines using mass select & change
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3
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Check available to promise throughout supply chain
Automatically reserve on-hand inventory
Source order lines automatically
Able to cancel orders after picking but before shipping
eBusiness Capabilities
Transact eBusiness using: EDI
XML
Collaborate with trading partners
Product Reservation and Scheduling
Key:
3 = third party
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Computer Insights
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Product: The BUSINESS EDGETM
Technology
OS: Linux
DB: C-Trieve
Presentation: CHUI & GUI
Delivery:
Client/Server
User Base
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Number of Customer Locations
www.ci-inc.com
Contact: Dennis R. Cowhey
1
108 South Third Street | Bloomingdale, IL 60108-2912
Sales
(800) 539-1233 | (630) 893-4030 FAX
[email protected]
Entry Price Point: $12,000
Sales Channel: Direct in US and Canada
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schedule is created, the default sequence is automatically loaded into the
Scheduling System. Each schedule can hold an infinite number of
different processes that the raw materials must go through to become a
finished product. Raw materials are assigned to the process in which
they are consumed. The default sequence is easy to edit if needed.
Fastener Suppliers are Computer Insights, Inc. Only Business
Since fastener companies are Computer Insight’s only business, the
system is an excellent fit for fastener manufacturers. It is fully integrated
into the popular BUSINESS EDGE accounting, purchasing, inventory and
sales order system. The system manages all inventory, from raw
materials to finished goods inventory in one continuous flow.
Prioritize Jobs in a Process and Inform Operators in
Real-Time
Analyze Your Customer Orders and Stock Status to Create
Manufacturing Demand
Operators in the shop traditionally have no way of knowing what jobs
are “hot” without a manager walking out and telling them. This requires
the manager to inform all operators of the “hot” job. By assigning a
numerical priority to each job within a process, operators can now view
the jobs that are running or that are to be run in the order that they
should be working on them. When the manager has a “hot” job, the
priority is increased and the shop floor personnel know immediately that
the job needs to be run.
The system has the ability to analyze your customer orders and stock
status to create a list of jobs to be manufactured. Combined into one
report, The BUSINESS EDGE analyzes the shipment requirement dates of
customer orders and re-order point of products.
The BUSINESS EDGE Determines Manufacturing
Requirements
You can see the customer sales of each product that requires the
manufactured product as the component product. This is accessible as a
single product report or by drilling down in the Products That Need
Manufacturing report. This report lets you see the total equivalent units
of the manufactured product that are being sold each year. Need more
information about a product? Just drill down into one of the product
screens and you will see a Product Inquiry showing all the pertinent
information regarding the individual product.
Know Up-to-the-Minute Status of Your Manufacturing Jobs
Are your sales personnel constantly calling your manufacturing
department trying to get the status of production runs? With the status of
the schedule available throughout the system (including order entry), the
salesperson can get an up-to-the-minute picture of the production status.
Satisfy Customer Demands With Integrated Inspection Data
Do customers require that you maintain dimensional results or furnish
certifications with dimensional results? Inspection data can be input into
The BUSINESS EDGE and linked with the purchase order, processing
purchase order and/or production process where the inspection was
done.
The System Handles Complex or Simple Production
Schedules
Processes are the basis of the Manufacturing Scheduling System.
Information on each process is stored, including whether you want to
record labor and setup hours during production entry or you want to
spread the labor hours over an entire process’ output for a time period
and have the setup hours entered for the individual job by the operator.
The option of recording machine hours, labor hours, setup hours and
costs associated with all three is available for each process.
Automatic Alerts for Out of Tolerance Parts
Using our Product Specification system, you enter the allowable values
into The BUSINESS EDGE. Then the system will automatically alert you
when the inspection value is not within the tolerance of the specification.
If you do not use the above described system, you can setup which
attributes of the product you want to be inspected and have the operator
input the specification tolerance from the specification image and record
the measurements of the product.
Easily Create and Update Production Schedules
Creating a production schedule is simple. You are able to store a
“default” sequence of processes to be performed. When the production
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Epicor Software Corporation
®
Product: Epicor Manufacturing
Technology
OS: Windows
Presentation: GUI
DB: MS SQL Server, Progress
Delivery: Web Service Model
User Base
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Number of Customer Locations
www.Epicor.com
Contact: Epicor Software Corporation
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18200 Von Karman Ave., Ste. 1000 | Irvine, CA 92617
Sales
(800) 999-6995 | (949) 585-4091 FAX
[email protected]
Entry Price Point: $4,000 - $50,000
Sales Channel: Direct and resellers
Customer Relationship and Sales Management
Business Performance Management
• CRM, marketing and sales
• Estimate and quote management
• Order management
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Planning and Scheduling
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Bill of materials
Routings
Engineering change and revision control
Product costing
Product configuration
Product lifecycle management
Built for Manufacturers
Epicor Manufacturing Solutions seamlessly manage complex requirements
such as configure-to-order plus repetitive requirements such as make-tostock, offering versatility that supports a truly mixed-mode manufacturing
environment.
Job Mangement
Lean Manufacturing
Advanced Quality Management
Manufacturing Execution System
Quality Assurance
Putting Technology to Work for Your Business
Built on a 100% Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Epicor for
Manufacturing enables continuous performance initiatives, real-time
connectivity between supply-chain applications and partners and
greater business agility. Epicor enables the whole process to be real-time
and paperless. Because the entire Epicor Solution streamlines the order
cycle, an enterprise can maximize its resources, minimize its costs and
improve profitability.
Financial Management
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Accounts receivable
Accounts payable
General ledger
Currency management
Fixed assets
Payroll
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Service connect
Business intelligence
Workflow management
Vantage dashboard
Epicor for Manufacturing is an easy-to-use solution designed to meet
the needs of progressive make-to-order and mixed-mode manufacturing
companies. Our solution is delivered “out of the box” with built-in
workflow processes that enable manufacturers to manage the entire
order cycle: from marketing and sales through production and
planning, sourcing and procurement, installation and service and
finally financial recognition. Our solution goes beyond traditional ERP,
encompassing customer relationship management, business intelligence
and eCommerce.
Production Management
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Epicor for Manufacturing: Extended Enterprise Solutions
Forecasting and master production planning
Material requirements planning
Scheduling
Advanced planning and scheduling
Global Multi-site management
Project management
Product Data Management
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Ease-of-Use and Ease-of-Implementation
To keep information system costs at an absolute minimum, every part of
Epicor for Manufacturing is optimized for rapid installation, low training
costs, simple operation, easy modification and cost-effective expansion.
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Epicor Software Corporation
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Product: Epicor Supply Chain Management
Technology
OS: Windows
Presentation: GUI
DB: MS SQL Server, Progress
Delivery: Web Service Model
User Base
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Number of Customer Locations
www.Epicor.com
Contact: Epicor Software Corporation
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18200 Von Karman Ave., Ste. 1000 | Irvine, CA 92617
Sales
(800) 999-6995 | (949) 585-4091 FAX
[email protected]
Entry Price Point: $4,000 - $50,000
Sales Channel: Direct and resellers
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Customer Relationship and Sales Management
Epicor Supply Chain Management
• CRM, marketing and sales
• Estimate and quote management
• Order management
Epicor Supply Chain Management (SCM) offers you a full range of
SCM and distribution capabilities, built within a single business platform,
based on industry lead Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). Epicor
SCM is complimented by a full suite of enterprise capabilities including
Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Supplier Relationship
Management (SRM), financial management and manufacturing.
Supply Chain Management
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Purchase management
Supplier relationship management
Inventory management
Advanced material management
Shipping and receiving
Purchase contracts
Handhelds
Gain Greater Visibility of Your Inventory
Manage every aspect of inventory control from the moment your
materials are received to the time your products are shipped.
Optimize Your Fulfillment Process
Whether you are dealing with multiple pallets and mass shipping or
small domestics orders, Epicor SCM gives you the flexibility to address
the requirements that you face on a daily basis.
Planning and Scheduling
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Forecasting and master production planning
Material requirements planning
Scheduling
Advanced planning and scheduling
Global Multi-site management
Project management
Improve Your Purchasing Process
Improve your on-time deliveries, enhance cash flow and increase your
profit levels.
Track Inventory Throughout the Process
Designed to simultaneously handle make-to-order, configure-to-order,
make-to-order and engineered-to-order processing, Epicor SCM gives you
the flexibility to review and update production plans as demand changes.
Product Data Management
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Bill of materials
Routings
Engineering change and revision control
Product costing
Product configuration
Product Lifecycle Management
Robust Technology Framework
Epicor SCM is a complete suite of applications — built on service-oriented
architecture and using web service technology — to protect your investment
in information technology and well into the future.
Financial Management
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Accounts receivable
Accounts payable
General ledger
Currency management
Fixed assets
Payroll
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Exact Software
TM
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®
Product: Macola ES (Enterprise Suite) and e-Synergy
Technology
OS: Windows
DB: MS SQL Server
Presentation: GUI
Delivery: Client/Server
User Base
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Number of Customer Locations
www.exactamerica.com/bswmguide
Contact: Exact Software Americas
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300 Brickstone Square | Andover, MA 01810
Sales
(800) 468-0834 ext. 2650 | (866) 544-5456 FAX
[email protected]
Entry Price Point: $15,000 - $25,000
Sales Channel: 15 direct offices and 35 resellers in North
America
Macola ES® (Enterprise Suite), from Exact SoftwareTM provides a singlesource software solution for small and medium-sized business needs.
With its native business process management tools, Macola ES goes well
beyond traditional Enterprise Resource Planning functionality, enabling
executives to define, view and control every aspect of their enterprise.
Cut back on overall expenses — every element of the manufacturing
operation AND the business process (employee, workflow, value chain
and departments) are associated and correlated in order to identify steps
that can be eliminated or accounted for, resulting in higher productivity,
elimination of waste, better problem-solving and increased profits.
Macola ES with fully integrated Exact e-Synergy offers
unparalleled benefits in the following areas:
Unify business operations — Macola ES with e-Synergy dramatically
boosts teamwork and productivity, delivering a measurable return on
investment. The entire “value chain” can obtain a secure portal view
into the workplace: including employees, business partners, suppliers
and customers.
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Financial accounting
Manufacturing
Distribution
Knowledge and document management
Project and workflow management
Business intelligence
Customer relationship management
Human resources management
Supply chain/EDI/Warehouse Management
Exception management
Web portals
. . . and more
Establish and control business processes — This is a true business
management solution that reflects the relationships between people,
knowledge and processes within an organization, all shared and
accessed from one centralized place. By focusing on resource-intensive
processes rather than the data contained in them, it allows companies to
have a clear, manageable picture of the corporate workflow.
Reduce IT infrastructure costs — Many applications can be replaced
by Macola ES using our single database approach and the support
requirements are reduced to one organization.
Out of the box, Macola ES is powerful, flexible and intuitive. It is also
fully customizable to fit the specific needs of an organization. Product
support comes from a team of highly trained professionals committed to
providing the highest level of service and customer satisfaction.
Designed with Microsoft technology, Macola ES and its fully integrated
solution set share the same architecture and database for seamless back
and front office integration. This design helps transform any organization
into a customer-focused enterprise. It delivers real-time financial insight
and reporting, standardization of business processes and improved
visibility and meticulous control of business operations.
e-Synergy®, from Exact Software, is a Web-based business process
solution that connects the people, process and knowledge that matter
most to your business. By linking e-Synergy with a back-office solution,
organizations are able to break down departmental barriers and create
an accurate view of their organization’s personnel, finance, workflow,
document and asset information.
With e-Synergy, all information is stored in one centralized SQL
database for decision-making, analysis and ongoing management
across your entire organization. Your complete “value chain” can obtain
a portal view into the workplace: including employees, business partners,
suppliers and customers, through secure roles and rule based access,
creating a real-time collaborative workplace environment.
Macola ES with e-Synergy helps companies meet these critical
business challenges:
Increase customer satisfaction and revenue creation — complete
teamwork and rapid communication between a company’s employees,
customers, partners, suppliers and vendors takes place through
integrated portals. Authorized users have immediate access to all
customer activity. The solution helps recognize customer problems or
issues before they happen and it helps users find new sales opportunities.
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With Macola ES and e-Synergy from Exact, organizations can unite the
workplace and reveal the costs, inefficiencies and redundancies hidden
by the complexities of their business.
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Fishbowl Inventory
Product: Fishbowl Inventory
Technology
OS: Windows, Linux
DB: Firebird SQL
Presentation: GUI
Delivery: Client/Server
User Base
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Number of Customer Locations
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www.fishbowlinventory.com
Contact: Grant Kimball
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580 E. Technology Ave., Ste. 2500 | Orem, UT 84097
Sales
(800) 774-7085 | (801) 932-1101 FAX
[email protected]
Entry Price Point: $1,795 for 1 user
Sales Channel: Direct and resellers
Fishbowl Inventory
Manufacturing:
Fishbowl Inventory is the #1 selling enterprise level, inventory
control/manufacturing software designed specifically for the QuickBooks
market and was recently selected as one of the top 100 companies in
Utah. Our target company size is the lower-mid market of 5-100 users.
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QuickBooks Integration
Fishbowl takes over from QuickBooks the entire order management,
inventory control, manufacturing and retail functions previously handled
by QuickBooks and then writes the invoices, billing statements and
general ledger postings directly to QuickBooks.
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Assemblies, sub-assemblies
Work orders
WIP and process stages
Auto generation of WOs for non-stock items
Auto generation of POs for all short stock items
Shrinkage
Traveler report
Made to order/stock
Safety stock/lead time
Order Management:
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Sales order
Purchase order
Credit card processing
Kitting
Multiple units of measure in both Sales and Purchasing
RMAs
Besides the many features already listed here Fishbowl also handles
manufacturing and WIP and provides excellent technical support.
Warehousing:
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In this way, QuickBooks users can stay with QuickBooks even as their
company increases in size. Here is a short listing of Fishbowl Inventory
features.
Technical Support and Training:
• Large, highly trained, U.S. based tech support and training staff
available M-F 6 am-6 pm MT
• Unlimited online basic training
• Live one-on-one internet based training
• Live chat on Fishbowl issues M-F 6 am-6 pm MT
Inventory Control:
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Pick, Pack and Ship. Integration w/UPS and FedEx
Serial/lot # tracking, revision levels, expiration dates
Reorder points-Auto Reorder
Detailed part information: Pictures, dimensions, preferred vendors
For more information visit www.software4manufacturers.com
Bin/Shelf # tracking
Wireless barcoding with put-away and pick capability
Supports both LIFO and FIFO stock accounting
Real-time data capture and inventory count
Track consigned inventory
Cycle count
Transfer orders
Call our highly trained sales technicians now for a free, live internet
based demonstration. 1-800-774-7085 x2
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International Business Systems (IBS)
Product: IBS Manufacturing
Technology
OS: i5/OS or Windows
DB: IBM DB2 or MS SQL
Presentation: GUI
Delivery: Client/Server or ASP
User Base
1
5 10
20 50 75 100 150 200 300 500 1000 2000 3000
Number of Customer Locations
www.ibsus.com
Contact: Dan Wells or Lisa Jarvis
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90 Blue Ravine Road | Folsom, CA 95630
Sales
(800) 886-3900 | (916) 985-4922 FAX
[email protected]
Entry Price Point: $75,000
Sales Channel: Direct worldwide in over 40 countries
International Business Systems
IBS Manufacturing
IBS was founded in 1978 with the mission to help companies improve
their profitability and competitive edge through solutions that deliver
measurable business value.
Fully integrated with the sales and distribution functionality in the Enterprise
portfolio, IBS Manufacturing has been specifically developed for a supply
chain environment where flow-oriented manufacturing meets customer
demand. To match the ever-changing marketplace, the comprehensive
solution enables accurate and reliable operational control and can
mirror every business target you may have. Whether you have less
complex requirements regarding assembly-type production, or base
your operations on concepts such as pull planning and Kanban, IBS
Manufacturing will allow your competitive ideas to control the system, not
vice versa, as so often is the case. IBS Manufacturing can help
you achieve rapid and accurate responses to market and supply
chain demands.
Today, nearly 30 years later, IBS has become a world-leading provider
of wholesale distribution and manufacturing software and consulting
services with corporate revenues exceeding $300 Million and a global
network of 1,910 employees serving 40 countries. More than 5,000
customers use IBS software to optimize their business performance and
AMR Research ranks IBS as one of the top global software vendors in
Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Supply Chain Execution (SCE). In
addition, IBS has enjoyed a strong and prosperous business relationship
with IBM since 1978 and now holds the designation of Global Premier
Alliance Partner.
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North American businesses ranging in size from small, privately owned
companies to Fortune 500, publicly traded organizations.
IBS applications are developed to meet the specific supply chain
requirements of wholesale distributors and manufacturers, rather than
focusing solely upon the manufacturing environment with distribution
inserted as an afterthought. As a result, IBS Enterprise addresses the
critical issues that manufacturers and distributors face in this increasingly
competitive marketplace, such as support for multi-currency, multi-language
and multi-site operations.
Staying focused empowers IBS to develop and deliver the best solutions
available for specific vertical industry sectors.
Finite resource planning
Graphical planning support
Automated inventory management
Flexible product costing
Alert and monitoring systems
Web-enabled ordering and tracking for customers/suppliers
Production equipment maintenance integration
Time registration and payroll reports
Service maintenance, planning and administration
Simple assembly to advanced manufacturing
Advanced material and component procurement
XML, EDI and web service communications
Co-products and by-products handling
Recipe Management
In addition, IBS offers full support for sales, CRM, warehousing, inventory,
marketing, financial control and business intelligence, allowing you to
measure business performance with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
For more information visit www.software4manufacturers.com
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Mincron Software Systems
®
Product: MSS/LM Light Manufacturing
Technology
OS: Windows, I5/OS, OS/400
DB: DB2, MS SQL Server
Presentation: CHUI, GUI
Delivery: Client/Server
User Base
1
5 10
20 50 75 100 150 200 300 500 1000 2000 3000
Number of Customer Locations
www.mincron.com
Contact: Pam Cuellar
1
2-10
11-50
51-100
100+
333 N Sam Houston Pkwy East, Ste.1100 | Houston, TX 77060
Sales
(281) 999-7010 or (800) 299-7010 | (281) 999-6329 FAX
[email protected]
Entry Price Point: $30,000 including 6 users
Sales Channel: Direct in the US and Canada
necessary and detailed instructions on how to perform the work. Items
can be fabricated internally or at a third party facility. If fabrication is
handled externally, the system will allow you to send items you have in
stock out to a third party to be fabricated and when it is received back,
the process will pick up where it left off. It is fully integrated to general
ledger for separate postings of various fabrication costs. It allows
“bundling” of fabrication processes into a master fabrication profile,
generates work order documents, allows for “enhanced” on-the-fly
changes to the process and facilitates direct shipping of finished goods.
Build Your Business with Light Manufacturing
Mincron’s MSS/LM Light Manufacturing system enables you to control
and track the production of inventory products from raw materials to
assembly of kits and fabricated items and is specially designed for:
• Assemble-to-order
• Engineer-to-order
• Make-to-order/Work order processing
Take your business to the next level of productivity and operational
excellence with Light Manufacturing. Features include:
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Specializing in Distributors Employing Light Manufacturing
Mincron Software Systems has tested and proven experience with
wholesale distributors. For decades, Mincron has acquired the combined
wisdom of some of today’s most successful distributors and refined and
condensed that knowledge into products that set the bar for today’s
software companies.
Generated bill of materials
Kits-on-the-fly
Component item picking
Routing steps
Finished goods receiving
Cost rollup and scrap material management
Mincron’s Light Manufacturing is part of a family of products that have
propelled many distributors to the forefront of today’s economy. These
products include:
Cost and profit margin information are available to help compile
accurate quotes for make-to-order, assemble-to-order and engineer-toorder items.
• MSS/HD Hardgoods Distribution – Enterprise Resource Planning
software built specifically for the wholesale hardgoods distributor.
• MSS/WM Warehouse Manager – Warehouse Management software
that automates your warehouse from end to end.
The system includes all steps required to support the fabrication of items
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Type of work needed to be done
Resources necessary to perform the work
Instructions on how the work is to be performed
Light Manufacturing is Easy to Use and Easy to Implement
With Mincron’s renowned implementation expertise, you can expect a
professional, timely coordination of your installation. Mincron’s
meticulous preparation and project execution translates into a reliable,
productive transition experience.
Control and Track Production from Beginning to End
Assemble-to-order, engineer-to-order or make-to-order (work order)
products are easily tracked throughout the system. Routing paths and
steps are established for movement throughout the process. The system
provides the work center with the parts necessary for assembly or
construction of the product, the type of work that is required to fabricate
or assemble the product, the resources (people or equipment) that are
For more information visit www.software4manufactures.com
Our education team is dedicated to training your staff to be
independent, while providing the comfort of a strong support
mechanism.
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Sage Software
Product: Accpac ERP and MISys Manufacturing
Technology
OS: Windows, Nitix, OS/400, Linux, NetWare
DB: MS SQL Server, Oracle, IBM DB2, P. SQL
Presentation: GUI
Delivery: Client/Server and Web deployed
User Base
1
5 10
20 50 75 100 150 200 300 500 1000 2000 3000
Number of Branches
www.AXISintegratedsolutions.com
Contact: Kelly Hummel
1
2-10
11-50
51-100
100+
5700 Mexico Road, Ste. 12 | St. Peters, MO 63376
Sales
(636) 928-5000 | (800) 779-0068 FAX
[email protected]
Entry Price Point: 100 ERP-$3,000, 200 ERP-$6,000, 500 ERP-$9,000
Sales Channel: 100% reseller company
Sage Accpac ERP offers the freedom of choice, seamless integration,
high performance and reliability that forward-thinking companies rely
on to increase profitability and gain competitive advantage.
Hundreds of Industry-Specific Solutions
Sage Software has an extensive network of more than 400 development
partners who develop a wide range of industry-specific applications. The
applications, database and deployment options, the user interface and
languages, the network environment or operating system, the add-on
software developed by Sage Software or independent industry experts
and the customized features help your company operate more efficiently.
Easy to Use and Customize
Sage Accpac is easy to set up and use, with intuitive wizards and a
familiar interface that makes configuration and navigation a breeze.
Embedded Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) lets you easily
expand, customize and integrate your Sage Accpac application. Sage
Accpac adapts to the way you do business. Sage Accpac also enables
data processing to be distributed across multiple servers, so as your
number of users increases, multiple servers can share the processing
load.
MISys SAE Manufacturing System - Product Overview
MISys SAE Manufacturing was designed to fit small-to-medium-sized
manufacturing firms with the basic functionality they need, but expand
with advanced capabilities as growth demands.
MISys makes it easy to get control of your manufacturing business by
reducing your inventory, helping you get control of your production and
streamlining your production activities.
Completely Web-Based
Sage Accpac has changed the rules for mid-market business
management solutions by offering complete access to your accounting
system through a standard web browser.
The software is modular, so you purchase only the functionality you need
now. Start with the basic manufacturing capabilities and add modules
for additional functionality as your needs grow:
Designed for Global Business
In today’s global marketplace, competition extends well beyond a country’s
borders. Sage Accpac supports multiple languages and is designed to satisfy
the most demanding international requirements. A truly global application,
Sage Accpac supports multiple currencies, value-added taxes, GST and
local accounting requirements so that you can be confident you have what it
takes to compete worldwide.
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Sage Accpac ERP is an advanced accounting application built on a
world-class, object-oriented and multitiered architecture. Designed for
companies of all sizes, Sage Accpac can be deployed both as a webbased and desktop application and is the foundation for an integrated
set of end-to-end business management applications.
For more information visit www.software4manufacturers.com
Inventory control for manufacturing
Multi-level bills of material
Revision control
Integrated purchasing
Work orders
Custom manufacturing orders
Master production scheduling (MPS)
Material requirements planning (MRP)
Bin tracking
Serial/Lot tracking
Bar coding
Other integrated solutions are available including integrated time clock
solutions and real-time integrated wireless bar code readers.
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Sage Software
Product: MAS 500 ERP
Technology
OS: Windows
DB: MS SQL Server
Presentation: GUI
Delivery: Client/Server
User Base
1
5 10
20 50 75 100 150 200 300 500 1000 2000 3000
Number of Customer Locations
www.sagemas.com
Contact: Scott Pugmire
1
2-10
11-50
1715 North Brown Road | Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Sales
(800) 854-3415 ext. 2206 | (770) 724-2941 FAX
[email protected]
Entry Price Point: $12,000
Sales Channel: 200 resellers
51-100
100+
Sage Software
Data On The Go
Sage Software offers leading business management products and
services that give more than 2.3 million small and medium-sized
businesses (SMBs) — including more than 60,000 wholesale distributors
and more than 80,000 manufacturers — in North America the insight
for success throughout the lives of their businesses.
An executive information portal provides web-based access to the
executive on the go. An out-of-the-box eCommerce application gets
customers up and running quickly with an integrated, powerful,
workflow-optimized website.
For more than 25 years, Sage Software has delivered easy-to-use,
scalable and customizable applications through its portfolio of leading
brands, including Sage Abra, Sage Accpac, ACT! by Sage, Sage
BusinessVision, CPASoftware, Sage FAS, Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200,
Sage MAS 500, Sage MIP, Peachtree by Sage, Sage SalesLogix, and
Sage Timberline® Office, among many others. These applications cover a
full range of business needs including accounting, customer relationship
management, contact management, human resources, warehouse
management, specialized industry needs and more.
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Sage MAS 500 Overview
Sage MAS 500 is a highly reliable, robust series of business applications
covering all areas of business management, including Customer
Relationship Management (CRM), accounting and financials, distribution,
manufacturing, warehouse management, human resources, payroll,
project accounting, and electronic commerce.
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Return material authorization
Credit card processing
Business alerts
Business insights explorer
eBusiness manager
Product configurator
Shop floor control
Advanced planning and scheduling
Sage SalesLogix integration
Award-Winning and Reliable Solutions
Sage MAS 500 modules have won several awards, including three
Microsoft “Best Technology Integration” awards for leading the industry
in technical superiority, as well as five consecutive Software Technical
Assistance Recognition (STAR) awards for outstanding customer service.
In addition, Sage Software and its business partners provide professional
application training and implementation to provide a smooth and
effective transition to Sage MAS 500.
Customers are typically companies with 20 to more than 1,000
employees and $25 million to $250 million in annual revenue. The
product provides a flexible, scalable and full-featured business
management solution. A typical Sage MAS 500 system costs $30,000
to $200,000 in software licenses.
Manufacturing Software Designed For Your Business
Whether your production method is make-to-stock, make-to-order,
configure-to-order, or engineer-to-order, Sage MAS 500 is designed to
provide you with the insights and management tools you need for
success today, tomorrow and well into the future. Find out for yourself
why Sage MAS 500 is clearly the best complete software solution for
your manufacturing needs.
Sage MAS 500 offers market-leading modular functionality that can
automate many key business processes. Advanced CRM features focus
organizations on their customers while ensuring accountability in their
sales team. It also offers sophisticated, flexible manufacturing and
distribution solutions.
For more information visit www.software4manufacturers.com
Inventory management
Purchase order
Sales order
Warehouse management
Warehouse automation
Project accounting
Starship link
MRP
Engineering management
Sage ABRA payroll link
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VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)
Product: S2K Enterprise for Manufacturing
Technology
OS: i
DB: DB2/400
Presentation: GUI
Delivery: Server
User Base
1
5 10
20 50 75 100 150 200 300 500 1000 2000 3000
Number of Customer Locations
www.vai.net
Contact: Lisa Visconti
1
120 Comac Street | Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Sales
(631) 588-9500 | (631) 588-9771 FAX
[email protected]
Entry Price Point: Contact Vendor
Sales Channel: Direct in US
Manufacturers are facing increased pressure from domestic and
international competition. With VAI's S2K Enterprise for Manufacturing,
you can effectively compete and grow your business in this rapidly
changing environment. Our S2K Enterprise for Manufacturing is easy to
use, cost effective and can deliver a real return on investment.
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Customization Capabilities
Scalability Through Features and Functionality
Security to Protect Your Most Valuable Information Assets
Reduced Operating Expenses Through Optimal Planning and
Resource Management
• Improved Inventory Control and Material Management
• Increased Customer Satisfaction
• Improved Partner and Supplier Relationships
Whether your business is a process or discrete manufacturer, make to
stock or make to order, our software solution will help you manage all
your operations with superior responsiveness and performance.
S2K Enterprise for Manufacturing is production scheduling software,
MRP software, process manufacturing software – and more - tightly
integrated into one solution. It has all the capabilities rolled into one.
S2K’s suite of manufacturing applications link forecasting, manufacturing
orders, MRP, CRP, shop floor control, and quality control functions. We
combine S2K’s production scheduling and MRP software with
S2K Distribution software to manage all your process manufacturing
operations with superior responsiveness and performance.
For more information about how VAI can help you meet your business
objectives and long-term growth strategy, please contact us at
[email protected] We offer product demonstrations and one-to-one
product consultations.
In today’s market global growth is expanding. Manufacturers are facing
increased competition along with demands for more productivity.
Improving operations and work processes is vital to meet your current
and future growth objectives.
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Inaccurate forecast data
Scheduling and planning difficulties
Improve supplier/customer communications
Poor management of plant resources
Then our S2K for Manufacturing can turn these challenges into solutions.
For more information visit www.software4manufacturers.com
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This worksheet will allow Brown Smith Wallace Consulting Group to help you get started quickly. It is also a valuable document
to have before contacting any software vendor. We can use the data to qualify you as a prospect for each vendor. It is in
everyone’s best interest not to waste time if there is no fit. This form may be found and completed online at
www.software4manufacturers.com or can be faxed to (314) 983-1329. Our team will then set-up your complimentary
30-minute teleconference appointment.
Name
Title
Address
City, State, Zip
Phone
email
Company Background
Company Name
Year Founded
Annual Sales ($)
Number of Locations
Do you have an eCommerce initiative?
Number of Full-time Information Professionals
Number of Employees With System Access
Project Timeline
When would you like to start?
When would you like to go live?
Current System Information
Software System
Last Updated
Hardware Platform
Last updated
What do you like most about your current system?
What do you like least about your current system?
System Selection
What are your goals for new software?
Describe the capabilities your company wants in a new system:
Other:
System Sizing Information — Order Processing
Number of Sales Locations
Number of Ship-to Addresses
Average Number of Line Items Per Order
Number of Invoices Processed Weekly
Average Number of Line Items Per Back Order
System Sizing Information — Inventory Control
Number of Manufacturing Plants
Number of Bill of Materials
Number of Items in Item Masters
Number of Routings
System Sizing Information — Purchasing
Number of Vendors
Number of Purchase Orders Monthly
Number of Line Items Per Purchase Order
System Sizing Information — General Ledger
Number of Companies
Number of Divisions
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Number of Departments
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Number of Accounts
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