Manufacturing Applications:

•    Bill of Materials
•    Production Work Order Control
•    Production Scheduling
•    Production Costing
•    CRM
•    Quotations
•    Sales Order Processing
•    Sales Analysis and Reporting
•    Purchase Order Processing
•    RMA Processing
•    Inventory Control
•    Accounting

Manufacturing Control System (MCS)

Control production with timely information

Manufacturers agree, the difference between marginal and solid profit comes from close daily control of operations. The Decision Builder's Manufacturing Control System (MCS) empowers your employees with the information to plan production resources, make accurate quotations to your customers, expedite orders through your factory, keep customers informed on delivery schedules, establish and monitor objectives throughout yourorganization, judge the effectiveness of marketing plans , and makecollection calls - armed with details.

The Decision Builder uses today's technology to provide comprehensive information to meet your specific needs. Whether its optimizing inventory, managing cash flow or establishing and monitoring sales plans, The Decision Builder can be tailored to address the keys to success that are specific to your business.

The Comprehensive Manufacturing Control System
A System to meet your needs

The Decision Builder Manufacturing applications have beendesigned with a great deal of flexibility allowing it to beinstalled in many industries including; Discrete, Process, Job Shop, and Continuous Flow/MRP environments.

The Decision Builder is modular in design. Through the use of a company information file you choose the options and features that best suit your needs. Compatibility is provided to a choice of software tools allowing for a system that can be uniquely tailored to meet your needs and the training and capabilities of your staff.

Easy to operate

Designed for easy operation, all access to programs is via menus which can be easily set up and personalized for each system user. The help key is field sensitive to provide instructions at each step and can be user modified to provide additional instruction. Lookups are provided at every field where an option is available or information is required. A setup function is accessible for all maintained fields to allow new file maintenance to be performed without leaving the program in operation. An Inquiry function provided at each field can be set to reflect the specific inquiries that are best suited for the installation.

The Decision Builder Applications
The Decision Builder has been designed to provide the Manufacturer with an integrated business solution to manage all areas of their business including:

•    Maintains complete product specifications including: Inventory Items, Expense Categories, labor operations, and comments
     and instructions
•    Maintains Engineering Drawing numbers
•    View or print an indented bill inquiry
•    Maintains details by work center.
•    Establish once off production costs (i.e. set up times)
•    User defined descriptions throughout to fit many different environments.
•    Copy from one bill of material to another to reduce data entry.
•    Maintains version history.
•    Optional costing methods.
•    Make engineering changes globally.
•    Components where used reporting.
•    Estimates production costs using latest component costs or current inventory values.
•    And more

•    Production work orders can be quickly and easily entered into the system or be automatically created from sales order
     demands or MRP requirements
•    Easy to operate MRP programs. Choice of running the MRP to analyse and report purchasing requirements or run the Full
     MRP to generate sub-assembly work orders, allocate work orders and create production cost estimate records, and update
     the production schedule.
•    View Production plan including inventory balances, usage history, and current demands on a monthly basis
•    View inventory forecasts showing the opening inventory balance and all transactions for an item by date showing the
     forecasted inventory balance
•    Use the simplified one-step work order allocation program to issue work orders to production and generate sub-assembly
     work order requirements or run the full MRP process.
•    Issuing work orders to production will create a production costing record for the work order with estimated costs based on the
     bill of material – actual costs will be posted to the costing file to compare actual costs to estimated costs and quantity still
     remaining by operation or work center.
•    Use the labour entry programs to collect labour costs against a work order or use shop floor data collection and scanning to
     automatically collect labour costs
•    View the status of jobs by operation or work center showing the quantity produced
•    Material shortage reporting.
•    Resource requirements reporting.
•    Routing sheets by work center.
•    Wage accrual and labor analysis system.
•    Equipment utilization reporting.
•    Record inventory movement based on bill of material, material requisition, or exception reporting.
•    And more

•    Many scheduling methods and options available to run and manage your production schedule
•    Selectively view the production schedule by day or hour
•    Drill down to view the production schedule by department or work center to determine production load
•    Optionally set operations or work centers to be manually scheduled when there are choices for which machine or equipment
     the operation can be run on – view all available machines or equipment for the operation including the production load in
     order to determine the best fit to run the operation
•    Drill down and see details regarding the work order including, bill of materials, cost estimates, outstanding purchase orders,
     and drawings
•    And more.

•    Automatic job set upon acceptance of order or allocation of work order to production.
•    Use the labour entry programs to collect labour costs against a work order or use shop floor data collection and scanning to
     automatically collect labour costs
•    Many labour cost reports and inquiries to view costs by employee, work order, department with comparisons to standards.
•    Integrated with Inventory, Time entry, Accounts Payable and General Ledger.
•    Inquire on a Job, Work Center, or Expense Category basis.
•    View source details (A/P, Time, Inventory).
•    Choice of costing methods to update inventory upon completion.
•    And more.

•    Account management screen maintains all information on one screen with quick and easy access to all account information.
•    Maintains detailed call history and notes by date
•    Ability to maintain multiple contacts including details such as phone number and extension, email, job title and department,
     and notes.
•    Easily import data from external sources to add prospects to the CRM data base.
•    Motivate sales reps and ensure quotas are met by comparing actual sales activity to quotas
•    Generate campaigns and monitor results to track the effectiveness of different marketing strategies
•    Maintain recall dates by account
•    Maintain account status and closing probabilities including projected revenue for forecasting.
•    View open sales order and open quotations from account management screen
•    And more

•    Quickly and efficiently generate sales quotations that can be easily printed or emailed to customers
•    When speaking with customers or prospects view on-line inventory availability and pricing and optionally maintain records of
     all products that the customer requested and convert into a quotation
•    Quickly and easily access and view quotes by customer or product
•    Quickly and easily convert a quotation into a sales order
•    And more

•    Handles Sales Orders, Direct Billings, Interim and Recurring Service Billings, Repeat Orders, Debit Memo, Credit Memos,
     Cash Sales, Blanket Orders.
•    Quickly and efficiently copy a quotation, previous sales order, or invoiced order to create a new order.
•    Supports multiple types of order line types including: Stock, Non-Stock, Service, Labour lines, Kits, Miscellaneous charges
     and Comment lines.
•    Integrated with purchasing and manufacturing so that sales order inquiries will show production schedule completion date
     for manufactured items and purchase order details including receipt date for purchased items.
•    Visually see complete inventory status details during order entry. Check when PO receipts are forecast to be received and
     when production is scheduled to be completed.
•    Optionally enable or disable functions including Serial Number Tracking, Dangerous Goods Notification and reporting, and
     Inventory lot control
•    Supports Drop Shipments processing integrated with purchasing and invoicing
•    Customer Message files for shipping papers, invoices, statements, and order entry screens.
•    Many Sales Order Booking Analysis inquiries and reports.
•    Maintains customer notes on line.
•    And More

•    Sales History data base maintains every field of every invoice allowing for many options and choices in analysing and
     reporting sales and invoice details.
•    Many standard reports and on screen inquiries by customer, product, product class or group, and sales rep.
•    Sales History data base is compatible with most common development tools, report writers, and Microsoft office programs
     allowing you to easily create your own queries and reports using the tool of your choice.
•    And More

•    Fully integrated with Accounts Payable, Sales Order processing, Inventory and General Ledger
•    Quickly and efficiently enter purchase orders or automatically create purchase orders by approving requisitions created to
     fulfill sales orders and/or inventory shortages
•    Supports Multiple Warehouses
•    Unlimited number of vendors per item.
•    Allows for maintaining vendor’s part number and description and vendor’s unit of measure and pack quantities with automatic
•    Vendor Performance reporting
•    Shortage reports by supplier.
•    Adjusts inventory costs for Foreign Exchange, Duties and a freight factor.
•    Expediting reports and Inquiries.
•    And more

•    Quickly and easily log RMA requests
•    Select and approve items requested to be returned on an RMA by serial number or invoice number.
•    Assign a reason code to an RMA which can automatically generate appropriate transactions such as;
    º    Non-billable service work order
    º    Billable service work order
    º    No charge cross ship or replacement sales order.
    º    Credit note to accounts receivable with or without re-stocking charges.
    º    Vendor RMA
•    Inquiries of outstanding RMAs by customer.
•    Automatically create a vendor RMA from a customer RMA request and integrate the transactions with the Accounts Payables
•    And more

•    Complete details maintained on receipts and issues, lead times and usage allowing for personal customization of the
     purchasing decision.
•    Statistical technique allows different levels of confidence to be established in forecasting lead times and usage of different
     classes of inventory.
•    Optionally enable or disable inventory functions such as serial number tracking, warranty, and lot number control.
•    A number of standard automatic reorder methods
•    Extensive inventory analysis reports with multiple prompts.
•    Complete inventory audit trail is maintained allowing for analysis by on-hand adjustments, allocations, costs, by user, by
     warehouse, and date.
•    Automatic Price change facilities with a wide range of selection facilities.
•    Complete physical Inventory Processing with reconciliation facilities.
•    Multiple warehouses allowing different units of measure and costing for each.
•    Batch lots.
•    Choice of inventory valuation methods.
•    Update the price file from supplier price diskettes or file transfers adding your own mark up logic.
•    And more

•    Accounts Receivable
•    Accounts Payable
•    General Ledger
•    Financial Statements
•    Cash Management
•    Capital Assets

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