A Robust Solution for Metal Products Manufacturers

Thoughtware Article Published: Oct 08, 2014
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Finding an ERP software package that meets your accounting and distribution needs is easy-but finding a robust ERP solution with built-in manufacturing capabilities isn’t so easy. Other systems may rely on third-party applications to round out their suites, but such compromises may mean you have to contend with multiple vendors during implementation or when something doesn’t work as advertised.

Sage ERP X3 is built for manufacturers. It’s a complete manufacturing management system, supporting planning, scheduling and production control activities for both process and discrete manufacturing. It can be adapted to different manufacturing modes, including make-to-order, configure-to-order, assemble-to-order, make-to-stock and mixed-mode environments.

A purpose-built manufacturing solution can mean:

  • Faster deployment and fewer modifications
  • Lower total cost of ownership
  • Rapid return on investment
  • Simpler upgrades

Answers – Not Fabrications

Improving data usability, accessibility and intelligence dramatically impacts a company’s bottom line. When real-time data is available-in the form of dashboards, quick queries and powerful reporting tool-you can monitor performance, evaluate risk and make better business decisions.

Sage ERP X3 delivers the insight and answers your employees need when they need it-in the office or on a mobile device. Configurable workflows and alerts empower your team to quickly and accurately respond to changing business conditions and manage exception events.

What does easy data access mean to you?

  • Better and faster decision-making
  • Quickly respond to changing business conditions
  • Connect employees, partners, suppliers and customers to accelerate business
  • Work anywhere, anytime 

Forge Forth – No More Bottlenecks

When you have real-time control and visibility of production schedules, capacity, shop floor activities and insight into cost data, you can improve productivity, reduce bottlenecks and drive efficiency. Access to current and historical information helps you better manage inventory levels and costs, improve product mix, reduce waste and shorten product development cycles. Accurate, real-time cost data for bills of material and formulas helps you effectively manage the production process and develop sound pricing strategies.

Sage ERP X3 is designed for manufacturers like you, delivering the tools you need to increase profitability and grow your business. It’s flexible and powerful enough to allow you to switch from make-to-stock to make-to-order and mixed order, and it supports both process and discrete manufacturing models. Armed with timely decision-making tools such as variance reports, margin analyses and work-in-process reports, your team can make more informed decisions.

What can dynamic manufacturing software do for you?

  • Make better, more timely purchasing decisions
  • Reduce waste
  • Shorten product development cycles
  • Tightly monitor production costs
  • Improve inventory levels and product mix

Are you ready to bring all of your business processes together, streamline operations and drive business forward? We’d love to speak with you about your metal manufacturing business and how BKD and Sage ERP X3 can help. Contact us today.

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