ERP for Discrete Manufacturers

Aptean Intuitive ERP is a premier enterprise resource planning solution designed for manufacturers in repetitive, high-mix production environments and regulated industries like electronics, medical devices, and aerospace. Its user-friendly toolset provides advanced support for product configuration, quality management, engineering change management, component serial number traceability, and more.

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Dynamic Planning & Scheduling

With Intuitive ERP, you can check availability and commit orders confidently using dynamic CTP (capable-to-promise planning). Analyse material requirements with a graphical pegging tool and leverage dynamic MRP (material requirements planning) to plan materials instantly. Automatically search for material and capacity problems, identify scheduling issues, and enact solutions quickly to meet your delivery dates.

Engineering Management

Control production costs and manage resources more efficiently with Intuitive’s flexible engineering management tools. Create multiple visual bills of material (BOMs) for each item, maintaining complete revision and effective date control to track and control engineering changes. Leverage the Aptean CADLink module to integrate data from item masters and BOMs with popular CAD applications like SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor, Creo, Solid Edge, and more. Intuitive also enables you to generate and maintain flexible routings with multiple routings versions per part number.

Manufacturing Management

Intuitive allows you to track and monitor work orders, production status, and material and equipment capacity in real time. With the Shop Floor Data Collection (SFDC) tool, you can use barcode mobile scanners to efficiently track material issues, work order receipts, inventory movements, and labour transactions as they occur on the shop floor.

The Shop Floor Manager module allows supervisors to keep tabs on production priorities, order status, work center loads and employee utilisation at a glance. Operators can use touch screens to clock in and out of work orders and to report work order completion and material movements.


Inventory Management

Intuitive provides the tools you need to accurately control inventory transactions, product costs, and material usage. It gives you instant access to real-time data so you can track inventory levels by item, location, product family, and historical usage—all at the click of a button. You can also perform cycle counting, physical inventories, and costing information analysis. Complete cradle-to-grave tracking of multi-level serial numbers aids compliance with traceability regulations.

Demand Forecasting

Generate more accurate forecasts with the click of a mouse—no knowledge of statistics or forecasting required. Intuitive can calculate forecasts automatically by analysing your usage data and selecting the optimal forecasting technique from a range of methods. If you’d rather dictate your own approach, Intuitive provides a full selection of forecasting models and all the diagnostic aids you need to create forecasts yourself.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

With Intuitive’s built-in CRM, you can manage customer data, opportunities, marketing campaigns, and support incidents on a single platform, while ensuring alignment with the financial and order processing data in your ERP. Easily manage contact and account information, view current and historical status data, and link appointments, documents, emails, and activities to specific customers or opportunities. Create detailed records of every support incident, calculate the costs associated with incident resolution, track warranties, and manage service contracts.

Quoting & Order Processing

Maximise the efficiency of your sales force with Intuitive’s user-friendly quoting and order processing features. Within the system’s quoting module, you can configure new items, BOMs, and routings on-the-fly; apply customer-specific or volume discounts; and generate vendor Requests for Quote (RFQs) for any line on a quote. Automatically convert quotes to sales orders, and easily maintain sales orders of all levels of complexity with an electronic hierarchical approval system. You can even process point-of-sale purchases and maintain price matrices from within the system.

Quality Control

Intuitive supports complete inspection procedures—from raw materials to work-in-process to customer returns—and helps you maintain calibration and maintenance data on instruments used in production. Intuitive's Advanced Quality module allows users to capture and analyse non-conformances, corrective preventative actions, detailed inspection results, and other critical quality data to help you reduce scrap, material waste, and returned goods. Advanced Quality also makes it easy to generate inspection files, charts, and reports, and streamline your entire quality system. Detailed traceability, audit trails, and advanced document control help support your ISO9001, ISO13485, FDA21 CFR Part 11 and AS9100 requirements.

Professional Services, Easy Integration

Intuitive ERP offers a full range of professional services—including pre- and post-implementation consulting, customisation, education, business process outsourcing (BPO), and around-the-clock support. Due to its flexible open architecture, Intuitive can also be seamlessly integrated with complementary solutions such as Aptean Event Management Framework (EMF), Aptean Product Configurator, Advanced Reporting, and more.

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Extended Capabilities

Shop Floor Manager

With Shop Floor Manager, you can track labour and inventory transactions on the shop floor in real time. The tool provides supervisors with at-a-glance visibility into production priorities, order status, work center loads, and employee utilisation. For work center operators, Shop Floor Manager provides an intuitive, touch-enabled dashboard that allows them to clock in and out of work orders and report work order completion and material movements from a mobile device.

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Shop Floor Data Collection

With Shop Floor Data Collection (SFDC), operators can use mobile barcode scanners to efficiently capture a wide range of data—including material issues, work order receipts, inventory movements, and labour transactions—on the shop floor in real time. Available on smartphones, tablets, hardwired units, and RF handheld devices, SFDC allows employees to remotely enter data anywhere and helps reduce receiving errors by allowing incoming material to be scanned into Intuitive immediately upon arrival.

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Advanced Quality by uniPoint

Advanced Quality by uniPoint enables manufacturers in regulated industries to track and measure both the cost and frequency of quality events. It helps you easily initiate non-conformances and corrective preventative actions as well as manage HazMat documentation. The solution also supports the management of maintenance for ISO compliance—including ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO/TS 16949, AS9100, and FDA 21 CFR Part 11 & Part 820 Compliance.

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Aptean Analytics for Intuitive

With Aptean Analytics for Intuitive, you can easily identify and share business insights with relevant stakeholders to accelerate business decisions and action. Leveraging rapid multi-dimensional and cross-functional analysis, Aptean Analytics presents intelligence in pre-built, interactive dashboards and dynamic reports that deliver insight into your operations and allow you to drill down to examine root causes.

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Aptean CADLink

Aptean CADLink establishes a real-time, bidirectional link between your CAD software (including SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor, Creo, and Solid Edge) and Intuitive ERP. It creates a two-way flow of engineering information and BOM data between the two software systems, eliminating the inefficient, error-prone task of keying data into two separate 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 Intuitive.

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Intuitive Web API

The Web API for Intuitive ERP provides your organization with full access to Intuitive’s business logic – enabling you to manipulate, update and share information from outside the Intuitive interface. Leverage the API to create custom reporting solutions, integrate Intuitive with other enterprise systems, and more – all while adhering to Intuitive’s business rules and master control settings. User-friendly configuration tools give you precise control over the Intuitive actions and resources you want to expose and the users who can access them.

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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 Intuitive ERP and then deliver critical information to the relevant stakeholders and departments via automated notifications, texts, or emails. Easily integrated with Intuitive, EMF is a one-stop shop for all your alerting requirements.

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Related Resources

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Aptean Intuitive ERP Product Datasheet
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