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ERP Software Automation for Process and Discrete Manufacturing

Automate Process and Discrete Manufacturing Business Requirements With an All-in-One Manufacturing ERP


Most software for manufacturing has specialized ERP functionality that fits the requirements of different manufacturing types. Whether your business is a discrete manufacturer or process manufacturer, Acumatica can support your needs. In fact, Acumatica is one of the few ERP systems that support discrete and process manufacturing on a single platform. Here’s a closer look at how Acumatica Manufacturing Edition supports make-to-stock, make-to-order and batch manufacturing methodologies across a spectrum of manufacturing industry segments.

Here's a useful Manufacturing Management Evaluation Checklist

Selecting an ERP manufacturing management and accounting
system to run your business is a decision that will affect your
company for many years. Many products offer the same or similar
features, and it can be confusing to sort out what’s important and
what’s not. Hopefully, this document will help! 


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Discrete and Process Software for Manufacturing


The most discernible differences between discrete and process manufacturing lie in what product is being made and the way the product is created. As an example, discrete manufacturing can be described as solid materials formed or assembled into a finished product. Even after that said product is finished, it can be disassembled, the components changed or utilized for something else. Automobiles, tables, and computers are examples of discrete manufacturing products.

On the other hand, recipes or formulas are the backbones of process manufacturing, where liquids, powders, or gasses are mixed, blended, or combined to create finished goods. Once assembled, products cannot be taken apart. Process-manufactured products follow a strict recipe or formula, which creates a different need with adherence to rigorous standards. Examples of process manufacturers include pharmaceutical companies, food and beverage, cosmetics, and paint manufacturers.


Acumatica Supports Your Unique Manufacturing


Regardless of your manufacturing process requirements, Acumatica for Manufacturing enables your company to see your business from end to end. Your management teams will have real-time information from a filterable dashboard, automating your entire manufacturing process with seamless, multi-layer, end-to-end control of your production and your financials.

Acumatica understands the things that unite discrete, and process manufacturing and that other needs cannot be more different from one another. Most manufacturing companies need supply chain and inventory control management or accounting modules. But a process manufacturer will also require formula management and higher safety and quality controls. Acumatica’s ERP solution provides your business with extensive functionality that can be customized to fit the needs of your business best.


Enhance Your Customers’ Experiences


Without the right system, difficulties can arise if you are not keeping tabs on every part needed to build each piece of your product. With demand forecasting, Acumatica for Manufacturing tracks and automates product management, financial management and bill of material (BOM) management. You can find requests for quotes and job costing analytics easily available, allowing you to provide timely customer service.

Today’s consumers expect high-quality goods and on-time shipment to give you the best chance of them continuing to shop from you. Implementing an Acumatica ERP solution offers real-time production data to avoid bottlenecks and delays that damage customer confidence. Acumatica can help you to find the exact capabilities that benefit your discrete manufacturing needs.


Acumatica's Benefits for Process Manufacturers


It’s not unusual to see toxic chemicals and materials in process manufacturing. Make compliance more accessible with tools in Acumatica that can help you meet strict employee safety guidelines and product quality control rules, whether local regulations or industry standards like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Internal Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Acumatica Manufacturing Edition provides your business ease of use and rapid integrations with your existing platforms to connect to modern technologies, streamlined processes and meaningful insights into manufacturing operations. Robust accounting and connected project accounting extend the system to other business areas, including production, estimating, engineering, material planning, scheduling, and product configuration.


Aqurus is a Trusted Acumatica Partner


Aqurus believes in a custom approach to integrating MRP into your business. By providing better and targeted communications and AI-driven technologies to manage new customer care expectations, Acumatica’s applications can provide improved organization and efficiency to grow your business powerfully.

At Aqurus, we know how valuable Acumatica ERP software is for businesses – especially those in Manufacturing, Distribution, eCommerce, and the retail industry. If you’re interested in how Acumatica’s Cloud ERP Software can boost your business, the Aqurus team is passionate about smooth implementation and ongoing support.

The team at Aqurus can help you too. Call (403) 768-0322 or email today!

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