Acumatica Manufacturing Edition

When businesses cater to customers through their in-house production, there are several processes they have to oversee. Manufacturing capabilities in today’s age have seen quite an evolution from the decades gone by. 

Today we observe faster turnaround times from sourcing raw materials, initiating production to delivering the finished goods. But so has the competition in this sector grown at an even faster rate. 

In these times, to become profitable and thrive in the industry, it’s crucial for manufacturers to optimize. This relies heavily on minimizing overhead costs, optimizing pricing as well as planning production. 

Even until some years ago, these tasks consumed long man hours to research and make these decisions. However, manufacturers are now switching to ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning tools such as Acumatica to streamline manufacturing capabilities. 

How can you better your business with ERP tools? 

Benefits of Acumatica in Manufacturing

Manufacturing is a diverse industry, with consumer goods production at one end of the spectrum and high-end collectibles at the other. However, the fundamentals of this industry remain pretty much constant in all businesses. 

From sourcing the best quality raw materials at low cost, and arranging logistics and resources to delivering finished goods, these are processes that must be overlooked to deliver the highest efficiency. 

Software like Acumatica Cloud ERP has simplified the operational aspects of the manufacturing industry by optimizing resource usage and expenditure. Acumatica is a user-friendly ERP tool, especially for manufacturers of all kinds; those who make-to-stock, make-to-order, and engineer-to-order as well as ones focusing on project-centric production.  

With the help of this ERP software, businesses have been able to rethink their growth models and multiply their revenue manifolds. Over the last six years, Acumatica has been the world’s fastest-growing ERP company and is trusted by many. 

Enterprise Resource Planning is an all encompass planning and managing your business’s machinery, raw materials, inventory, etc.  The right ERP software helps you connect and organize each process involved considering their respective time frames. This will enable you to monitor your workforce on the go by easily accessing real-time updates. 

Besides, you can also take control of planning supplies and produce just enough to meet forecasted demands. This way, you can cut down on inventory costs as well as costs of warehousing. 

Moreover, ERP tools will also help you weigh the costs and benefits of existing processes. You can improve your business’s overall profit margins by eliminating redundant and repetitive processes and optimizing flows

So, all in all, ERP tools can be very beneficial to any business in manufacturing to enhance their operations and grow revenues!

Acumatica's Key Features for the Manufacturing Industry

Features of Acumatica
Production Management
  • Manufacturing is a capital-intensive process, demanding long hours of labor as well as machinery. For timely fulfillment of any order, you can leverage Acumatica’s Production Management feature to help you always stay on your toes.
  • With effective planning of labor allocation, sourcing materials, and scheduling processes, production management can organize your manufacturing facility to a great extent. This feature will also help you control production orders, their release, and scheduled orders, making you’re planning a fruitful reality.
Estimation
  • While catering to customer-specific demands, you might have to take into account costs of various kinds. It can turn out to be a hassle to forecast prices taking into consideration the cost of each addition, adding to it logistical costs at each process.
  • With Acumatica’s Estimation functionally, you can minimize the effort to estimate customer bills, total production values, etc. You can now deliver a clear picture to your customers with precise costs so that we can plan for their deliverables well in advance! 
Advanced Planning & Scheduling
  • You would never want to disappoint a customer awaiting products with delayed delivery. Acumatica Cloud ERP has a built-in feature that helps you track your business closely to minimize downtime.
  • With the Advanced Planning and Scheduling tool, you can communicate accurate delivery times to customers. This helps you to plan production without pressure on your team and also helps you meet customer demands on time. And well, a timely delivery equals a happy customer! 
Manufacturing Data Collection
  • This is another key feature of this ERP software that helps you automate processes by helping you print barcodes for unique SKUs. This allows you to tag products with a unique ID that can help you track product-related data in the future. 
  • By collecting data on manufactured goods, you can understand the demand for product categories, their average production costs, and profitability. This can also give you a picture of the future demand and help you make decisions for further optimization. 
Warehouse Management
  • To store raw materials as well as finished products that are awaiting pick up, you will have to spend on owning or renting warehouse space. By knowing your facility better and upcoming orders, you can optimize the warehouse space organization. 
  • Acumatica’s Warehouse Management System specifically caters to manufacturers. With this tool, you can streamline distribution processes by implementing ERP. 
  • Moreover, with the warehouse management system, you can also cover for uncertain delays in pick up or deliveries. Thus, leading to successful order fulfillment. 
Inventory Management
  • By applying inventory planning and strategizing logistics using ERP tools, you can get your business ready for the quick-ship markets. The Inventory Management tool helps you get access to real-time inventory levels, costs as well as reorder quantities. 
  • Moreover, if you are handling multiple warehouses, this feature can help you optimize supplies by scheduling sourcing from the nearest warehouse. Thus Acumatica’s Inventory Management truly connects warehousing with inventory control, letting you oversee the distribution channels.  
CRM
  • Suppose you make customized products. Your customers get to choose from various options, finishes, and variants. But how do you ensure that your deliverables reach them just in time to keep your customers satisfied? 
  • Here comes into play Acumatica’s CRM tool that can help you analyze the modifications you can make to a previously manufactured standard model. With minor changes in finishing and additional features, the desired output will be ready to roll!

  • For this, efficient inventory management becomes very critical. With the right ERP implementation, you can resolve these problems, taking care of store as well as cost prices. 

  • But what if despite all the effort, your products get damaged during shipping? The live mobile tracking system notifies the concerned technician so that the repairs can be fixed immediately. All details of the material are used and the repair time gets fed into the tool. 

And, there you have a happy customer, with a positive experience and timely delivery. With Acumatica, it is also simple to track costs and expenses at your end. By optimizing operational costs, your business can also surpass historical revenues. Be sure to see better numbers each passing year with this powerful ERP tool. 

Why Acumatica Could Be Your Best Choice for the Manufacturing Domain?

Mockup of Acumatica dashboard

Acumatica can be easily installed on all devices including mobiles, desktops, and tablets. It’s also a collaborative tool with interfaces that are easy to navigate!

With this tool, you can easily integrate data from various devices as well as many other tools. Being a cloud-based software, you can also access your data from any device at any time. 

Moreover, multiple users from your team can access it at no additional cost. You will only pay for the services that you choose!

With Acumatica, you can scale your business as you like with ease and flexibility. Not only will it help you to improve your future production but also to streamline existing processes.

Reach out to us at AdCirrus ERP and let’s discuss how we can help you grow better by increasing customer satisfaction and profit margins. 

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Industry Specific Edition

Acumatica cloud ERP’s Industry-Specific Editions are a unique combination of Acumatica cloud ERP functionality and functionality specific to a particular industry or industry segment.

For example, the Manufacturing Edition includes both manufacturing and distribution modules, as well as modules for field service and general business use. The Distribution Edition includes only distribution modules.

The Industry-Specific Editions include all of the core Acumatica cloud ERP functionality including:

  • Core Accounting
  • Core Billing & Invoicing
  • Core Business Management  (including project management and portfolio management)
  • Core Data Modeling & Validation  (using the same data model used in the Core Accounting module)
  • Core Enterprise Resource Planning  (including CRM integration)
  • Core Human Resources & Payroll  (HRIS integration with HR applications such as Zenefits)
  • Core Inventory Management  (including barcode scanning technology that can be used to identify inventory items based on their UPC codes or SKU numbers.)

Retail Commerce Management

Deliver a consistent customer experience across all your sales channels with full integration between your online, mobile, kiosk, and in-store service.

  • Reduce stock-outs and back orders 
  • Speed up order processing and fulfillment 
  • Streamline returns and exchange 
  • Provide an omni-channel experience 
  • Offer a world-class eCommerce presence 
  • Integration with web stores and POS systems

Project Management

Streamline project management: The project accounting suite enables you to track project costs, carry out planning and billing, and manage time and expenses while completely integrating with the fundamental accounting operations like general ledger and accounts payable.

Customer Relationship Management

Set up customer relationship management: CRM is an important tool for any business that wants to build strong customer relationships and retain customers. With Acumatica, you can set up a customer relationship management system that works for your business.

The CRM feature includes:

  • Customizable reporting dashboards
  • Powerful business intelligence capability
  • Service and support automated workflows
  • A customer self-service portal

Service Management

Maximize dispatching and boost revenue by scheduling the right people at the right time, and see real-time data for work taking place in the field.

  • Single version of the truth
  • Multi-dimensional reporting
  • Security by role
  • Custom reports and personalized dashboards
  • Multiple display options

Construction Management

Provides a complete, mobile-enabled cloud-based construction and accounting software solution.

  • Instant data access in role-based dashboards 
  • Native AI and ML for automation and data processing 
  • Superior compliance management 
  • Flexible drop-shipping to project sites 
  • Real-time connection among workers-field, office, and remote.

Sales Improvement

Acumatica’s sales management features can help businesses increase their sales and revenue.

Utilize Business Intelligence

You may gather crucial data from various sources and show it in reports made for quick decision-making with Acumatica cloud ERP. This software includes analytical tools for monitoring the state of your business. It identifies problems before they substantially harm your company.

Warehouse Management

Streamline warehouse operations and transaction to reduce errors, automate processes and increase productivity.

  • Reduce errors 
  • Increase customer satisfaction
  • Automate data capture 
  • Simplify tracking
  • Prioritized, direct picking 

Inventory Optimization

Optimize inventory: Acumatica’s inventory management tools can help businesses reduce inventory costs and improve stock levels.

Manufacturing Management

Built for make-to-stock, make-to-order, engineer-to-order, project centric, job shop, batch, repetitive manufacturing, and more.

  • Complete, multi-site cloud manufacturing control and planning system
  • Improve efficiency with intuitive, award-winning UI
  • Empower collaboration with cross-module workflows 
  • Create business resilience with our future proof design 

Order Processing

Use order processing: Order processing is another key feature of Acumatica ERP software. With this feature, you can streamline your order process and keep track of orders as they move through the pipeline.

Improve financial management

There are a number of ways businesses can make the most out of Acumatica’s features. For example, businesses can use Acumatica to:

– Improve financial management: Acumatica’s financial management tools can help businesses save time and money by streamlining accounting and financial processes. This functionality includes:

     General ledger incorporating real-time analysis fully integrated with all other features

     Accounts receivable and payable

     Cash, currency & tax management solutions

     Fixed assets

     Recurring revenue management