Best system for a manufacturing/assembly SME?

Discussion in 'Accounts & Finance' started by rlellie14, Jun 20, 2019.

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  1. rlellie14

    rlellie14 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    The company I'm at bought a system 5 (FIVE) years ago and now the project to install it has fallen on my lap. As the 5 years indicates it is not a simple task and we are still not 'live'. It is not a user friendly system and it causes a lot of frustration in testing. I'm just wondering whether we should knock it on the head and find another system.
    Our business assembles components, some of which are manufactured in house and some are bought in ready made. We pack them up and ship them out mainly to UK, US, Europe.
    Any suggestions of which version of Sage would cope with:
    - taking orders/providing quotes to customers
    - production planning, bills of materials, labour recording and costing, purchase ordering
    - warehouse picking lists, customer label production, dispatch, stock movements
    - recording actual costs vs standard costs
    - Invoice production/credit notes
    - Payments/receipts/debtors/creditors management and general accounts stuff
    Bear in mind we have about 50 employees in total, 30 of whom are directly involved in production
    Obviously whatever system we go for needs to be affordable considering ££££££ has already gone down the drain so some indication of cost would be appreciated.
    If there are better/more affordable systems than Sage then let's hear about them please.
    All suggestion welcome!
     
    Posted: Jun 20, 2019 By: rlellie14 Member since: Oct 24, 2011
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  2. AptamixTechManager

    AptamixTechManager UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Definitely feeling your pain here, we have had several projects recently where we have been called in to rescue system implementations that have overrun and encountered difficulties.
    Without finding out a bit more about your situation, it would be hard to say whether or not it is worth trying a new system (Sage, etc).
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    Posted: Jun 25, 2019 By: AptamixTechManager Member since: Jun 25, 2019
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  3. Paul Kelly ICHYB

    Paul Kelly ICHYB UKBF Legend { Moderator }

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    So, what do you need help with - manufacturing process, accounts systems...?

    What type of system did you invest in and why are you still trying to get it to work after 5 years???
     
    Posted: Jun 26, 2019 By: Paul Kelly ICHYB Member since: Jan 21, 2008
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