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What to Look for in ERP Software for Metal Fabrication

Acumatica Industry Digest Fabricated Metal Products

Discover How Manufacturers Succeed with Acumatica

Manufacturing Fabricated Metal Products


Manufacturers of fabricated metal products often rely on manufacturing estimates for custom product quotes. Production scheduling is complicated by machine setup, scrap, and machine capacity constraints across work centers. Co-products and by-products are common where more than one product is produced per production order or where valuable scrap such as chips and shavings can be recovered for recycling.

Fabricated metal products manufacturers using legacy ERP systems lack integration, automation, and information to boost profits, reduce costs, and improve the customer experience.

Digital transformation is a reality for fabricated metal products manufacturers across industry segments. Modern ERP applications provide mobility, cloud computing, and integrated applications for estimating, scheduling, and connectivity with external applications.

This Industry Digest provides an overview of the Fabricated Metal Products Manufacturing market with insights into the industry’s future, critical features to consider when evaluating a new ERP application, and a list of resources to get more information.

In this Industry Digest, you’ll find out:

  • Typical headcounts for your peers and competitors.
  • An industry outlook for the metal manufacturing industry.
  • Which 14 key features your next ERP solution must deliver.
  • How to get more information from dozens of industry resources.
  • What Acumatica delivers for fabricated metal products manufacturers.


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Fabricated metal products manufacturers prosper with Acumatica Cloud ERP. Source new products with the embedded Requisition Management application with vendor bidding and create new manufactured finished goods with Manufacturing Estimates. Acumatica’s robust inventory management application supports matrix items to create and manage product families based on item attributes such as material type, thread direction, length, diameter, and other attributes.

With Acumatica, fabricated metal products manufacturers have everything they need to streamline production, monitor work-in-process, optimize material plans, and schedule operations against finite capacity constraints. Create purchase orders for outside processing with barcoded transactions for any inventory or manufacturing activity. 

Acumatica Manufacturing Edition is designed for make-to-stock, make-to-order, configure-to-order, engineer-to-order, and project-centric manufacturers. Acumatica provides unparalleled manufacturing depth with robust financials, native customer relationship management, and powerful business intelligence applications. Built on a future-proof cloud platform with an open architecture for modern technologies, rapid integrations, scalability, and ease of use, Acumatica delivers an unparalleled experience for users and customers alike.


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