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Manufacturing ERP

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Master Your “To-Order” or

Mixed-Mode Environment

End-to-End Support for Your Enterprise

Our complete discrete manufacturing solution integrates ERP and scheduling capabilities with supply chain management, shop floor execution, customer relationship management (CRM) and business intelligence tools. This integrated approach gives you real-time visibility and control over all your operations. With Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP, you get actionable data to maximize shop floor efficiency—without sacrificing the flexibility you need to react swiftly to customer demands.

Superior Planning and Scheduling

Our sophisticated planning and scheduling tools empower you to create more accurate and dependable plans, efficiently incorporate job schedules into enterprise operations, monitor execution and respond quickly to unplanned events. The system’s Advanced Scheduling tool leverages state-of-the-art scheduling algorithms and real-world capacity, material and time constraints, enabling you to model out what-if scenarios, confidently set delivery dates with real-time capable to promise (CTP) and create plans and schedules that maximize efficiency and profit.

Insight Into Job Costs and Profits

With our discrete manufacturing ERP, you can easily track job costs and profits as well as comparing actual costs against estimates at any point in the production process. The solution’s Margin Analyzer tool helps you quickly calculate the profit margin applied to individual jobs. With all associated costs for a job listed in the price summary, you can review and isolate all material, labor, production and subcontracting costs.

Built-In Reporting and Analytics

Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP provides user-friendly tools for in-depth data analysis and reporting of key performance indicators—giving you easy access to insights and helping you make confident, informed business decisions. The solution’s Advanced Reporting and Analytics modules make it easy to build and format dynamic reports and dashboards. This allows you to drill down to analyze financial and operational data directly in the software, eliminating time spent exporting to external tools like Excel.

Optimize Your Operation With Our Discrete Manufacturing ERP

Our powerful discrete manufacturing ERP is made by manufacturers for manufacturers in make-to-order (MTO), assemble-to-order (ATO), engineer-to-order (ETO) and mixed-mode environments.  

With user-friendly features for real-time planning and scheduling, actual job costing and shop floor execution, Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP delivers tailored functionality you won’t find in competing ERP solutions. 

But, it’s more than just an ERP. 

By integrating your core production and business operations and streamlining processes across the enterprise, the system quickly delivers improvements across a number of key business areas: 

  • Enhanced visibility into job costs and profits 

  • Increased efficiency in management of material resources and inventory

  • Improved on-time delivery rates

  • Faster response to customer demands

  • Increased production profitability

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Cross-Enterprise Features

For Maximum Benefits

Quoting and Order Management

With Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP, managing customer orders has never been easier. Whether you need to quickly generate an accurate quote, create a sales order, custom-configure products at the point of sale or assign special pricing arrangements, you can provide responsive service to your customers. Orders flow directly into purchasing, inventory and shipping to trigger key production operations.

Real-Time Planning and Scheduling

Prioritize, sequence, and schedule job operations across work centers with precision and confidence. Our Advanced Scheduling module draws real-time information from your ERP database and leverages capacity and material constraints with sophisticated scheduling algorithms to minimize late jobs and maximize throughput. A user-friendly, drag-and-drop Gantt chart tool makes it easy to view and edit schedules, simulate schedule changes and react to scheduling issues on-the-fly—helping you ensure on-time delivery.

Procurement Management

Our discrete manufacturing ERP gives you the tools you need to understand where your procurement requirements are coming from, plan for those requirements and execute your supply plan in a cost-effective manner. The system collects demand in a planned purchase order queue that displays all sources of supply and demand with time phasing. Material availability and purchasing queue reports help you manage planning requirements, and a purchase order variance report identifies vendors that deliver on time and stay within quoted prices. You can even create RFQ forms with a single command.

Production and Engineering Management

Access a full suite of shop floor execution tools to help you get the job done right, on time and on budget. The system helps you easily create and track job orders, drive material requirements and examine job costs in real time throughout the production process. Supervisors can track production priorities, order status, work center loads and labor. Meanwhile, operators can clock in and out and report material movements and work order completion via simple touch screens. Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP also helps you maintain process routings and bills of material (BOMs).

Materials Management

Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP delivers a range of features to help you more efficiently manage material resources and inventory transactions. You can easily track part and material lot information and generate detailed reports. Plus, the system helps you automate inventory and labor transactions with wireless barcode technology via the Shop Floor Data Collection (SFDC) tool. With Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP, you can confidently make materials management decisions.

Financial Management

From budgeting and cash flow management to preparing detailed financial reports, Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP’s financial application tools help you carefully manage your bottom line. Monitor all your checking account transactions, develop budget forecasts, automate billing processes and more. Multi-site capabilities allow you to manage financial data across multiple finished good warehouses, distribution centers, storage facilities and/or manufacturing plants at geographically separate facilities.

Business Intelligence

With our discrete manufacturing ERP, you gain quick access to the data required to make critical business decisions. Pre-configured pivot tables and business performance notifications help you easily monitor KPIs and pull custom reports. You can also leverage the Aptean Analytics module to translate big data into meaningful views of business KPIs and trends—all delivered via user-friendly, interactive dashboards. The Advanced Reporting tool helps you generate and distribute financial and operational reports with graphs, charts and gauges using easy drag-and-drop procedures.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP provides embedded CRM features to help you efficiently manage customer information, opportunities and support from a single platform. Easily schedule future interactions, meetings and to-do items related to individual customers to ensure key relationships are maintained and nurtured. You can also receive and replace, receive and rework or receive and credit using the embedded RMA functionality. The Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP CRM supports full integration with Microsoft Outlook to further streamline your workflow.

Built-In Customization Tools

User-friendly customization tools allow you to modify and extend your Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP solution based on your specific business needs. Create and customize forms and menus, control user access rights and modify workflows to support unique operations at different locations or subsidiaries. The system can also be seamlessly integrated with complementary solutions such as Aptean Event Management Framework (EMF), Aptean Product Configurator and more.

Advanced Scheduling

Advanced Scheduling helps manufacturers schedule and sequence activities in their work centers to better meet target delivery dates. The solution leverages Theory of Constraints methodology and advanced scheduling algorithms, sharing a common database with Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP to ensure alignment with purchasing, order entry and other ERP functions. With easy drag-and-drop functionality, Advanced Scheduling makes it easy to view and edit schedules, anticipate issues and resolve problems on-the-fly.

Aptean Analytics

Aptean Analytics is a robust business intelligence tool that helps you translate big data into meaningful KPIs and trends. With user-friendly dashboards built specifically for discrete manufacturers, you can quickly drill down into issues related to profitability, planning, manufacturing, quality, purchasing, inventory, sales and delivery. You can also conduct searches and interact with analytics from various browsers and tablets. Changes and customizations can be made easily, enabling new data insights on the fly.

Shop Floor Manager

With Shop Floor Manager, supervisors can keep tabs on production priorities, order status, work center loads and employee utilization at a glance. Work center operators are provided with a user-friendly, touch-enabled dashboard that lets them clock in and out of work orders and report work order completion and material movements from a mobile device.

Shop Floor Data Collection

Shop Floor Data Collection (SFDC) enables the use of barcode mobile scanners to efficiently track material issues, work order receipts, inventory movements and labor transactions on the shop floor as they occur. Available on smartphones, tablets, hardwired units and RF handheld devices, SFDC allows employees to remotely enter labor data regarding a specific project or work order from anywhere in the world. The tool also helps decrease receiving errors by allowing incoming material to be scanned into Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP the moment it arrives.

Aptean CADLink

Aptean CADLink establishes a real-time, bidirectional link between your CAD software (including Solidworks, Solid Edge, and Autodesk Inventor) and Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP—enabling a two-way flow of engineering information and BOM data between your disparate software systems. With CADLink, you can create Item Master & EBOM records identical to CAD drawings, automate duplicate data entry and quickly assimilate engineering BOM information between your CAD system and your ERP.

Advanced Quality by uniPoint

Advanced Quality by uniPoint enables you to track and measure the cost and frequency of quality events, initiate non-conformances and corrective preventative actions, and manage quality documentation to streamline preparation for quality audits. The solution also supports the tracking of ISO compliance, including ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO/TS 16949, AS9100 and FDA 21 CFR Part 11 & Part 820 Compliance.

Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP Web API

The Web API gives your organization full access to the business logic of Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP—enabling you to manipulate, update and share information from outside the ERP interface. Use the API to create custom reporting solutions, integrate your ERP with other enterprise systems and more—all while adhering to business rules and master control settings. User-friendly configuration tools give you full control over the actions and resources you want to expose and who can access them.

Aptean Event Management Framework (EMF)

Aptean Event Management Framework (EMF) is a comprehensive alerting solution that can be used to automate a vast range of tasks. Use EMF to monitor various processes, notify staff members to concerns, respond to exceptions, answer queries and automate communication with employees, customers and vendors. EMF can predict and react to events in Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP, delivering critical information to the relevant stakeholders and departments via automated notifications, texts or emails. Easily integrated with Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP, EMF is a one-stop shop for all your alerting requirements.

Aptean Pay

Aptean Pay is an integrated payment platform that lets you process credit card payments without ever leaving Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP—so you can reap the rewards of accepting credit cards without slowing down your operations. Now you can process an immediate credit card prepayment and apply it to the invoice later or pre-authorize a card for a later payment.

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