Articles for October 2015

Sage CRM

by All Kleer

October 21st, 2015

You need a CRM solution that can adapt to your changing needs and grow with your business needs.

Sage CRM is specifically designed to help small and medium sized businesses like yours. It is easy to deploy, install, manage, learn and maintain for companies who want to focus on their business and not on their software.With Sage CRM, you can be up and running in just days and integrate with Sage business management solutions, such as Sage 100 and Sage 300, for a complete view of your customers. Most importantly, it's affordable—so you can be assured that you're getting the best possible value for your money.

eBusiness Manager

by All Kleer

October 19th, 2015

Imagine being able to offer your customers the ability to place orders, and monitor their account status 24 hours a day, while at the same time allowing your employees to be more productive and increasing order accuracy. The eBusiness Manager module leverages the power of the Internet to help you increase customer satisfaction, and enhance your bottom line. The Internet is now the method of choice for transacting business worldwide. The year-over-year growth in online commerce transactions continues to grow at a tremendous rate. We continue to conduct an ever-increasing number of business transactions over the Internet, and applications with direct Internet functionality are vital to remain competitive and responsive in this evolving marketplace. The eBusiness Manager module brings this capability to Sage 100 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200) in an easy-to-implement, out-of-the box solution. While simple to implement, eBusiness Manager also manages to be flexible and feature-rich, providing many customization capabilities available in much more expensive systems. eBusiness Manager offers three standard applets: .store for establishing a web-based e-commerce storefront, .order for more advanced online purchasing, and .inquiry, which provides customers with access to account information. eBusiness Manager is a powerful and an affordable e-commerce solution for Sage 100 ERP.

Sales Order

by All Kleer

October 16th, 2015

Sales Order provides you with the ability to optimize your entire sales and distribution workflow. Empower your team so that when a customer calls to place an order, you can close more sales answering all their questions with the powerful information at your fingertips. Sales Order provides you visibility of inventory availability with item details down to lot and serial number and pricing information with options for quantity pricing, discounts if combined with other items, and unique pricing that may be set up for a specific customer. Encourage large purchases across multiple product lines or by combining specific items, colors, or sizes. You can even suggest alternative products if you’re out of stock on what they want. Customer account information can be accessed to streamline your ordering workflow, for status, credit limits, previous orders, and to confirm the customer’s mailing address and shipping addresses. Maximize your team’s productivity utilizing our efficient dual grid entry design that allows you to personalize your order entry screens. Customize the screens even more using Custom Office to streamline and enhance your workflow, add or remove fields, add specialized buttons, and utilize scripting to automatically process transactions according to your business rules. Sales Order improves your cash flow with many features and functionality, including the ability to automatically generate Purchase Orders from Sales Orders. Minimize the time and effort placing an order for a product you sell but don’t normally stock, so when your customer buys that item, an order flows through to the appropriate vendor. Use flexible selection criteria to automatically generate invoices from a range of sales orders, and automatically print a Daily Backorder report. As customer orders are filled and completed, Sales Order information flows through the Sage 100 ERP system so you can properly invoice and ship orders. And with the pick, pack, and ship features, your warehouse staff can identify the package each item is in, print a packing list, and enter carrier tracking numbers for your customer service personnel. Affix all finished shipping cartons with shipping labels and, if appropriate, COD tags that include billable freight. All original sales order information can be recalled, allowing you to enter exact quantities shipped and backordered. To deliver extraordinary customer service, set up your system to keep your customers informed, emailing order confirmations, tracking information, and more. When you integrate this module with the Inventory Management, Accounts Receivable, and Purchase Order modules, you have a powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use distribution system.

Bill of Materials

by All Kleer

October 15th, 2015

The Bill of Materials module for Sage 100 ERP systems allows you to easily create and maintain a detailed bill of the components and miscellaneous charges that make up your finished items and subassembly components. You can produce accurate and informative reports detailing bill structures, component requirements, and production history. The Bill of Materials module is designed to accommodate the after-the-fact recording of production. As the production of each finished product is recorded, the component items used are automatically relieved from inventory, and the finished products are automatically received into inventory. Disassembly of finished items can also be recorded. During Disassembly Entry and Production Entry, components may be added, deleted, or modified. Products sold in a variety of configurations are accommodated by a unique Bill Options feature. Using this feature, components to be added to or subtracted from the base bill may be specified for each option. When the Sales Order module is integrated, you can select Bill Options during Sales Order Entry and Invoice Data Entry. Engineering Change Control and unlimited revision capabilities are key features of the Bill of Materials module. The Engineering Change Control feature facilitates the recording of bill structure changes, which improves product quality and production efficiency. A detailed record of engineering changes and bill revisions may be retained indefinitely, providing a complete history of the evolution of your products.

Work Order Management

by All Kleer

October 14th, 2015

The Work Order module for Sage 100 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200) is the cornerstone of the system’s Manufacturing Solution. It allows you to issue work orders, develop schedules, and track costs associated with the manufacturing process. Work Order provides you with complete control of the manufacturing process and the ability to see up-to-the-minute, work-in-process information. This module is particularly well-suited for companies engaged in assemble-to-order, engineer-to-order, or make-to-order processing. When Work Order is used in conjunction with Bill of Materials, the material required to produce a product can be automatically merged from the appropriate bill. All of the required paperwork to move the job through the shop can then be generated from each work order, including travelers, picking sheets, dispatch sheets, and operation tickets. Using this module’s informative reports, you can evaluate missing costs, examine any variance from standards, check material shortages, analyze work center capacity, and confirm tool requirements. Additional reporting capabilities inform you of the status of open work orders, work in process, and work order history, and allow you to print inventory labels. By combining the Work Order module with other modules from the award-winning Sage 100 ERP product lines, you can assemble the solution that best meets your individual business needs.

Material Requirements Planning

by All Kleer

October 13th, 2015

One of the most critical and time-consuming aspects of inventory management is managing the task of maintaining sufficient amounts of materials on hand at all times. How many times has production or shipping been delayed because a necessary item was not in stock or you could not get it in time? The Material Requirements Planning (MRP) module for Sage 100 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200) can help you eliminate purchasing and scheduling problems. It is designed to simplify and speed up the work processes of purchasing, inventory, and production managers, enabling them to plan more effectively. MRP helps you quickly take into account and evaluate your demand, based on your open sales orders and sales projections. As well as supply, based on inventory stock levels and open purchase orders. Your build times, lead times, and supply and demand functions are all combined to estimate the need for each inventory item. With the MRP module, you can produce reports based on action-by date to advise the purchasing manager which orders need to be placed, which need to be revised, and which need to be canceled. The MRP module allows for entry of monthly and weekly sales projections by warehouse for each manufactured item and monthly and weekly sales projections by customer. These estimates, combined with sales order information, can suggest when to purchase raw materials and more. Eliminate costly production delays and simplify your scheduling. Complete your Sage 100 ERP manufacturing or distribution solution and take control of your material purchasing and production planning with the MRP module.

Purchase Orders

by All Kleer

October 7th, 2015

Purchase Order integrates your workflow with vendors and provides easy access to proper records of all your important transactions. Advance your processes by automating where appropriate and define the key indicators for the appropriate actions to take. Specify shipping methods, required dates, contacts, reorder points, and more. Track details for every transaction, so you can confirm and validate with confidence.

Sage 100 ERP: Inventory Management

by All Kleer

October 1st, 2015

Sage 100 ERP Inventory Management provides precise control and safeguarding of your inventory. Rely on timely and accurate inventory information from location and movement to valuation. Access accurate and meaningful information the way you want to see it on receipt of goods, movement of goods within or between locations, and the sale, removal, or other disposition of goods. Utilize kitting capabilities, lot and serial tracking, and the precise valuation and status of goods remaining in inventory at any point in time. Sage 100 ERP Inventory Management will be the cornerstone of your manufacturing and distribution operations.