Sage 200 offers a range of industry specific modules that assist all types of organisations with their day-to-day processes. For manufacturing businesses, the Bill of Materials (BOM) module is a popular choice. It helps with stock assembly, costs for processing and forecasting production capabilities. In this guide, we take a look at what the Sage 200 Bill of Materials module is, its key features and how it works to benefit your organisation.
What is the Sage 200 Bill of Materials module?
BOM is included with Sage 200 Manufacturing, a powerful set of modules that work in harmony with each other to streamline manufacturing processes. The original Sage 200 Manufacturing Suite has now been retired from sale, however Sage 200 now offers manufacturing modules developed by their long term development partner Sicon.
Sage 200 BOM module can also be purchased on its own and has the capability to fulfil your requirements as a standalone module. It is also integrated with Sage 200 Commercials, Stock and Financials modules. So, this is a very flexible option that can suit a range of organisations.
Its main function is to help a business break down the manufacturing process into materials, machines, labour, operations and reporting. This streamlines the manufacturing process and makes it easier to spot potential errors, scrap levels, and component shortages. It is ideal for light manufacturing or basic assembly purposes.
Features of the Sage 200 BOM Module
There are many key features to BOM that make it highly applicable. For example, it includes sub-contract and piece work operations, operations templates and a copy function, all designed to increase productivity. As well as this, it features detailed cost analysis functionality that allows you to see BOM costs over time and present them in a chart for immediate and simple visualisation.
Ease of analysis and visualisation is a key component. You can also view operations in both implosion and explosion formats so that you have a complete view of product levels and components. The interface shows all the key information on a single screen so that users can see everything at once, even remotely via a web browser.
All of the manufacturing management operations are centralised, including Maximum Build and Trial Kitting features that allow you to identify the quantity of stock for components, which helps to forecast your future prpduction. This works by reviewing the quantity of each individual component required to produce your BOMs and whether you currently have enough components in stock, and analysing the labour resources that will be required.
You can also use BOM to organise the production of repetitive batch items, view likely scrap levels, view older versions of the product for auditing and managing spares, and track changes to BOM costs. Batch and Serial Number functionality can be applied from the component level through to the finished build.
Benefits of Sage 200 BOM
Sage 200 BOM results in less human errors on repetitive tasks that become automated, such as generating purchase orders, saving multiple versions of records, and printing picking lists. This saves valuable time on operations.
The cost analysis function means that margins are easily kept track of to ensure processes are sustainable, and comprehensive built-in reports offer straightforward reviews of production costs and selling prices, ensuring profitability is maintained.
By centralising processes and saving multiple versions of records, traceability is increased, meaning you can automatically track each change made to your BOMs and create an audit trail of each step of the manufacturing process. This results in better quality products as it is simpler to monitor standards and adhere to ISO regulations by tracing batches to suppliers and key components.
There is no theoretical limit on BOM depth or subassembly levels, meaning you can generate reports on projected performance and how to achieve this with ease. You can easily work on prototypes with no downtime, as the Extensive Version control means that the live version can be easily accessed and used, as well as all past versions in Full Change history.
Why choose Eventura to help deliver your Sage 200 project?
With two decades of Sage deployments under our belt, we are experts in delivering robust Sage 200 solutions that are meticulously designed to suit your specific business needs. We take a full 360-degree view of your business, and help you identify all of your requirements.
Our team of expert business analysts, developers, consultants, technicians and support staff will guide you through your Sage 200 project from conception, through to deployment and ongoing support.
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