Monday, November 27, 2017

What are the reasons customers give for choosing Sage 300 Project?

The challenges faced by Construction and Engineering companies today are the uncertain market trends and emerging worldwide competitions. More and more Malaysian companies are moving forward to tap the huge global market for construction and engineering projects in neighboring countries. And yes, the oversea conglomerates are also setting up offices in Malaysia to compete with our local companies, for the Civil, M & E Engineering potentials, as our country embarks on growth and development.

People. Projects. Processes. 

The Sage 300 Project Job Cost –is  especially suited to the construction, project and engineering firm that need to track cost and monitor WIP, cost overrun, variation order, time & material cost, equipment and subcontractor etc.                                                                                                                                            
On the Project Accounting side it supports difference Income Recognition Methods and Retainage Accounts typical of project accounting requirements.

 It integrate and synchronize the cooperation among all operational units   such as,
                a) Project and Procurement
                b) Payment and Sub-contractor
                c) Billing and WIP
                d) Inventory and Job allocation.
                e) Operation and Accounting.
                f) Flexible income recognition methods.
                G) Support retainage accounts, many more…..

We specialize in 
Integrated Project ERP Solution and have extensive track record and experiences.
 


So if your companies are facing changes and are tied to a legacy ERP system and strain to keep up it is time to look at Sage 300 Project solutions.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wrong ERP Questions.

Very often I hear people ask the question on the strength and weakness of an ERP system. (a YES & NO Checkbox - and we are better!) This is the wrong or improper question in my opinion. One should not be looking for the strengths and weaknesses in the software. Instead, you should analyse how well the software fits your business needs.

Your company cannot exploit the software strengths if they are not in an area you need to use. As an example, there are strong project functionalities in Sage 300 but that probably will not help you if you are a company that manufactures & distributes tea or shampoo. 
A weakness in ERP might be its use of inventory attributes, which may not affect you, if you manufacture bicycle. So what value does such an exercise provide? Most probably none! 

There are few proven paths to finding a software fit. There is one "known" way to find software that fits your business and that is to have the sales team demonstrate your processes in their software. And, I would not suggest using all of your processes, just the most important of those.  So, how do you learn your important processes?

Ingredient for successful selection & implementation

* Top Management Commitment / Lower Management Co-operation.
* Involvement of the Account dept, Production dept and sales/distribution dept.
* Co-operation of every dept to product accurate and reliable Inventory data.
* Lean (Simplify) your current processes
* Don’t look for the perfect software.
* Select software that fits those most important parts of the business.
* Realistic goals of the Software.

Experience has shown that the successful organizations are those who have addressed a much wider range of issues other than just hardware and software. These organizations have defined at the outset how the system would be applied to gain maximum advantage.

They then systematically tackle all the technical and non-technical issues, involving people, organization, working practices, and physical layout, and establish an appropriate environment to support the system.

A successfully implementation invariably reflects the organization's ability to manage change and early recognition that it involve much more than installing computer systems and effective pre-planning.

SO DON'T GET CAUGHT WITH THE BIG BOYS GAME, (with - EXPENSIVE-REGRETS-PAINS) CHECK OUT WHAT THE ALTERNATIVE HAS TO OFFER.


Talk to us,  we want to help you simplify and computerize your organization.
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Monday, November 6, 2017

INDUSTRY 4.0 - Reality and Hype.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. … Lao-Tzu

I talk to manufactures all the time and as I walk their factories I was hit with the reality that frankly in this region these plants have yet to fully adopt the automation technologies of Industry 3.0. Now they are hit with realization that the i4 revolution is upon us.

In this environment, executives at manufacturing companies need to separate hype from reality. They need a clear picture of the current risks and opportunities. And they need to understand what their peers and competitors are doing to drive value and capture competitive advantage.

At Careware, we want to help SMALL-MEDIUM MANUFACTURING organisations separate hype from reality. So, we sat down with you and talk about your concerns and needs. And very often we say go back to basic. Simplify your process and also strengthened your inventory accuracy. These are the FOUNDATION of your quest in it-lization.

Select an ERP that is i4 friendly and compatible, that is affordable and that is fuelled by the current technology of cloud, mobility and business intelligent analytics, etc. The ERP is essentially central to your entire business process from sales order to manufacturing order, your supply chain and customer service. It is the backbone of the network connecting your business WITHIN and WITHOUT.

It will connect to your production line via integration to your smart machines, robots, production cells, sensors and devices as products and as machines communicate with each other and exchange commands as products move from wip to finished goods along the production line. This is the end goal. The journey begins with the first step.


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Friday, October 20, 2017

The outlook for small to medium business manufacturing

It is clear that the future in manufacturing belongs to small medium, innovative businesses that are willing to embrace new and emerging technologies and find new ways to serve new customers in new markets.

Over the next 5-10 years, small medium manufacturing businesses in Malaysia will need to embrace the industrial revolutions that is taking place today else risk been rendered irrelevant in today's Digital Disruptive age.

Whenever there's widespread change in any sector you can bet your bottom dollar that a word will be coined alongside it, and the new buzzword for the combination of industry and the current Internet of Things (IoT) technology is Industry 4.0.

A German government memo released way back in 2013 was one of the first times that 'Industrie 4.0' was mentioned. The high-tech strategy document outlined a plan to almost fully computerize the manufacturing industry without the need for human involvement.

Think about what the industrial revolution did for the textile industry and the automotive industry in the early 20th century and you get an idea of the type of wholesale change that is already taking hold of the industrial sector. You're probably wondering exactly what it is though, and with that in mind, there are new technologies you absolutely have to know about the future industry trend. 

Many manufacturing companies have a difficult time deciding which direction they need to go from a software standpoint. Talk to us, we will help you simplify your manufacturing processes.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

INDUSTRY 4

During my engineering work days, I remember we have had Intelligence Building & Factory Automations, even Smart home. We have the Chillers, Condensers, AHU units and lifts and lighting all linked up to a computer centralized system. Monitoring and Sensing chilled water, condenser water and air temperature and volumes for the building to optimize energy usage and comfort and conveniences. That was achievable then if you can afford it.
Today than ever before all these now becomes a realities in IoT and INDUSTRY 4, thanks to the quantum leap of Computer Processing Power, OSes and modern internet (CLOUD) ready Applications Software and of course CONNECTIVITY.

Here is an amazing useful video that explains about INDUSTRY
4, produced by KPMG.

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Monday, October 2, 2017

What is the Difference between Sage 300 Lot and Serial Numbers?

Sage 300 Serialized Inventory & Lot Tracking has been used frequently to track products throughout the receiving and sales process. However, there is an important distinction between lot tracking and serialization.

The Lot (or batch number) is a number assigned to a group of products for which are common with specific properties. There is a one-to-many relationship as many products can have the same lot ID. Batch numbers typically provide additional functionality for tracking manufactured date, expiry dates and other more detailed information. Typically used in the food manufacturing or distribution business.

For Example, a food company could make 1,000 cans of sardines in an 8-hour shift.  Each can’ would be labels with the same lot id used to track the manufacturing date or expiry date. While Pharmaceutical companies have analogous tracking requirements for their drugs as required by our government - the ability to keep track of stock by lot throughout the supply chain processes and the expiry and recall dates is a mandated requirement.

Sage 300 -  Lot Tracking traces lots back to your vendors and delivery of products to your clients to help comply with regulatory requirements and to provide better service.

Sage 300 serialized Inventory allows properties that can be different for stock items of the same product. Unlike lot ids, there is a one-to-one relationship as a unique number is assigned to a single product. No other product can exist with the same serial number. Typically used in the machines manufacturer or distributer.

It helps in keeping track of warranty period and service history. If a medical device company is making
Electrocardiograph, each ECG machine model is packaged with its own kits and accessories, and each of its components that make up the KIT has it owned serial numbers. You may group each items with its own serial number together as a set for sale or individually.

When creating sales order for a product, you typically may commit the specific serial number of the product based on your available stock’s serial numbers at hand or in some operation you may make a sales order for the ECG machine, but you wouldn't specify the serial numbers at the time of making a sales order; you would specify them when you make the shipment.


Sage 300 - Serialized Inventory tracks serial numbers from Purchase Orders to Inventory Control to Order Entry and historical inquiry; assigns system-generated serial numbers to items not serialized at the time of receipt. 

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Why should I choose Sage 300 ERP?

Businesses looking to purchase and implement an ERP system almost always find the process complex, time consuming and expensive. Evaluating a solution is never an easy exercise; much time and efforts have to be put in. demonstrations and discussions with solution partners and end users.

We suggest that the right decision need to be made only once. You will not need to change your software every other year as in the case of the scenarios when a wrong or unwise selection has been made. The right decision can propel your business forward, while the wrong decision can be a costly handicap.
So In evaluating a solution consideration has to be given on the longevity and growth path of the software and the company behind the software.

Here are some of the factors that you can consider:

True Scalability
Sage 300 is a business management software solution designed for  medium-sized and small businesses. Critical program functionality includes support for accounting, distribution, manufacturing and project management tasks.

With three Sage 300 editions to choose from, you don’t have to worry about outgrowing your system. When your business grows, and you need to add more users or capacity, just move up to a higher edition. Screens and modules are consistent between the editions, and data migration is a cinch—so you can forget about system downtime, and focuses on helping your business continue to thrive and grow.

Sage 300’s object-oriented and multi-tiered architecture is what makes it so flexible
. All three editions share the same architecture and code base, which makes it simple for you to upgrade your as your business grows, and yet retain the valuable history of transactions for your analysis.

All Sage 300 editions offer the same flexibility: you choose the deployment options, the user interface and languages, the network environment or operating system, the add-on software developed by Sage Software or independent parties, and the features that help you operate more efficiently and profitably.

Domain Experience
One of the crucial ERP requirements is proper vendor selection apart from software selection. Many ERP failures can be traced to systems that don’t fit the needs of the business. For this reason, a rigorous approach to choosing your ERP system is essential to avoid common pitfalls and maximize the return on investment from the outset.

However, most entrepreneurs don’t have the expertise, time or resources to manage a major system implementation initiative. So, it makes sense to get the help of an experienced, business partner who has the right domain experience be it in manufacturing or project that has a proven record of implementation, training and success. They can provide you with the knowledge and expertise you need to manage your ERP project.

When considering an ERP implementation, make sure the training, scalability and vendor performance can meet your company's needs.

Contact CAREWARE’s Account Manager Today
To learn all about Sage 300 ERP solutions  contact CAREWARE Account Manager today by calling (03) 27143855 or by emailing sales@careware.com.my There are multiple licensing options; one is sure to be a perfect fit for your company