Sage 200 has many manufacturing capabilities, with the option of adding bespoke add-ons tailored to the needs of your business. Sicon Manufacturing is an additional set of modules that can be added to Sage 200, so you can easily integrate Bill of Materials, Planning and Works Orders with the Sage 200 module all together in one software. Helping to make the manufacturing process simpler, whilst giving you easy access to profitability reporting due to the constant stream of data being fed through.
Why use Sicon Manufacturing?
You may be wondering, why do I need Sicon Manufacturing in my business? If you are looking to scale up your production processes and get ahead of your competition (who isn’t!), then this could be the tool you need in your armoury. Whether you have outgrown your current manufacturing processes as your business has expanded, or you require more traceability within your business, there are a whole host of reasons why Sicon can help your manufacturing business.
Here are just some problems that Sicon Manufacturing can help to solve:
1. Improved clarity
Sicon Manufacturing brings everything back to a central hub, allowing you to see exactly what is going on throughout your entire manufacturing process. By collating data from your Purchase Orders, Sales Orders, Works orders, estimates and more, you can clearly see actual costs vs estimated costs, and predicted profitability all in one place.
2. Stock traceability
When running a manufacturing business, traceability is key. Sicon Manufacturing not only allows you to easily keep track of batch & serial numbers on goods received, but also on completed items too. The level of traceability and visibility that Sicon Manufacturing gives you means that in the instance an error does happen within your manufacturing process, you will be able to trace it back to the exact component at the source, allowing you to quickly fix the problem.
3. Enhanced manageability
There is a lot of administrative work involved in manufacturing businesses, and Sicon Manufacturing has a powerful Material & Resource Planning (MRP) module. This pulls data from every part of your Sage software, so you can quickly see where your resources are allocated. Works Orders and Purchase Orders can easily be created by gathering intelligent information from your sales orders, sales forecasts and more.
4. Greater capacity
Sicon Manufacturing has a Capacity Planning tool within the MRP module, allowing you to clearly see your labour and machine availability against your Works Orders. All you need to do is create your own departments, machine run times, staff levels and working hours, and Sicon Manufacturing does all of the hard work for you. It can even generate reports for the earliest possible delivery dates, based on the information you provide it with.
5. Materials & Resource Planning – MRP Software
The ability for Sage200 to streamline their decision-making processes and simplify stock planning. Stock requirements are calculated from demand – sales, minimum stock level & sales forecasts – providing a list of suggestions for both what to order and what to make.
Additional Capabilities of Sicon Manufacturing
As well as having all of the built-in functionalities that we have mentioned, Sicon Manufacturing also has the capability to connect to other external modules to enhance the production process further. Here are just a few which we think you will find useful:
- Shop Floor Data Capture: allows real-time capture of operation progress, linking with both the projects and works order processing modules.
- WAP Timesheets: allowing flexible staff work patterns to be integrated into the system, providing further project management insights.
- Barcoding & Warehousing: to simplify your stock receiving & stock management processes.
- Graphic Production Planning: allows for Works Orders to be planned onto resources enabling easy visualisation of production board + work to lists.
These are just some of the benefits that Sicon Manufacturing can bring to your manufacturing business. For more information on this, and its integration with Sage 200, get in touch with our team today.
*This article contains general information in order to assist all of our customers and is meant for guidance only – there are no guarantees that the information we provide will be suitable for your particular needs. If you require specific assistance, we recommend that you seek professional guidance on your individual circumstances. Reality Solutions are in no way responsible for any loss or damage arising from any information contained within our articles.
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