No Comparison

Many times, when an existing QuickBooks user hears about Acumatica ERP, their first question is, ‘how does it compare?’ The answer is, ‘There is no comparison. Acumatica is in a different class of software and runs entire businesses.’ Well then, what’s different? Here are 10 things that set Acumatica ERP apart: The storage capacity of […]

How Manufacturing Edition software can work for you

Manufacturing electronics, instruments, optics, and other sophisticated products requires complex manufacturing processes—and competitive business processes. Supporting them requires agile decision-making based on personalized reports with drill down into the details. Plus, this information needs to be available around the clock on PCs and mobile devices—without requiring per user licensing fees. Acumatica supports customer orders from […]

How Acumatica ERP Manufacturing Edition software can work for you

Components, controls, switchgear, motors, and generators vary widely in design and production requirements, but they frequently share parts, assemblies, and manufacturing resources. Balancing supply and demand are critical in one operation or across multiple facilities, particularly when making standard and custom products on the same lines and work centers. Acumatica supports a wide range of […]

Production Control – A Practical Guide

Manufacturing is a diverse world with countless product types and levels of complexity. Many products are made simply in a commodified environment where OEM equipment has reached such productivity levels that output is measured in kilograms, linear meters, or some other volumetric measure rather than units. Even within industries, assemblies, subassemblies, and other components and […]

Production Costs – A Simple Guide

There are several ways to classify the costs associated with the production of goods. Production managers rarely need to look away from total manufacturing costs, which consist of direct material costs, direct labor costs, and manufacturing overheads. However, production accountants and business owners often need to see the bigger picture.  Table of Contents Total Manufacturing […]

Production Planning with Excel – Opportunities and Limitations

Excel and other spreadsheet applications have been used for production planning for decades. Even though they are a viable first step solution for micro-companies, a growing business should already look for something more scalable.  Table of Contents Production Planning with Excel – Then and Now Production Planning with Excel – Advantages and Disadvantages Advantages Disadvantages […]

Industrial Machinery SMEs Are Facing a Transformation

Industrial equipment and machinery manufacturers are the cornerstone of the manufacturing industry. Building the technology used to increase efficiency in other businesses, industrial machinery builders have always been at the forefront of industrial innovation. Today, these changes are especially profound. Table of Contents The industry at the center of the transformation Shifting needs New ways […]

What Is Distributed Manufacturing?

In distributed manufacturing, production facilities are scattered throughout an extended geographical area, each one serving their local market, with their work coordinated with the help of cloud-based software. Distributed manufacturing is gradually gaining ground thanks to providing benefits such as shorter lead times and lower distribution costs. Table of Contents What is Distributed Manufacturing? Benefits […]

Product Costing in 7 Easy Steps

Product costing is a necessity not only for accountants but also for managers. Understanding the costs related to manufacturing your products gives you the chance to determine optimal selling prices and take steps toward cost reduction. Here is a simple guide to performing product costing. Table of Contents What is Product Costing? Types of manufacturing […]

Make-to-Order and Assemble-to-Order Manufacturing Workflows

Make-to-order (MTO) and assemble-to-order (ATO) are manufacturing workflows that use the pull system, meaning that production starts when an order comes in. As such, they are mostly used by companies that manufacture customizable products. In this post, we go over their differences, pros and cons, and production management considerations. Table of Contents What is Make-to-Order? […]