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What is a good software for tracking manufacturing stock of wet and dry goods

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I wondered what experience people had with accounting software which tracks stock of both dry and wet goods.  We have been using quickbooks until now but it just isn't designed for the job.  My client has been looking at Sage Enterprise Intelligence but I am not convinced they don't need a separate stock app as it's complex when you are bottling and labelling wet good and need to allocate each individual element of the bottling and packaging against the product.

Any suggestions are much appreciated

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By tom123
20th Jun 2018 11:36

I use Sage 200, with bill of materials module activated.

Amongst other things we manufacture chemicals.

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20th Jun 2018 11:46

Sounds like you need good Bill of materials, yield management and batch tracability
I have sucessfully installed and implemented 123Insight when I worked for Cyden (medical electronics)
it was refreshing as it was built as a manufacturing system from the off - rather than an accounts package with manufacturing bolted on
It is compatible with Sage 50 (that's what we used)
I have also installed other systems that have been geared towards their respective industries (Fabric, Steel, FMCG, Electronics)

It is worth looking at what specialised products are out there for your specific industry, as general accounting packages such as Sage and Quickbooks, (even Oracle and SAP in my experience) are not optimised for handling manufacturing workflows

feel free to message me if you'd like to discuss further

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By JMBS
20th Jun 2018 16:44

Thank you Peter

I will have a look at the industry specific, it's bottling and selling alcohol.

Once I have done a bit of searching on these I'll come back to you if that's okay and perhaps we can have a discussion on it, your help would be very much welcomed.

Jean

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to JMBS
21st Jun 2018 09:39

Good luck Jean

Please let me know how you get on

Kind regards
Peter

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By mjcpage
21st Jun 2018 09:41

Sage Enterprise sounds like a massive upgrade from QuickBooks; both in terms of cost & complexity.

I would suggest you have a look at Sapmanv12 as another option– I declare an interest as it is written & sold by a client of mine – but this will provide you with what you want linked to Sage50 ( or Sage200). Apart from its functionality it has the benefit of requiring much less investment than the other options - giving a rapid RoI.

I would also point out that Sapmanv12 is no relation to SAP – again a very costly option.

As noted above you require ( amongst other things) a very good BoM functionality and full batch traceability – both of which are part of the Sage50/Sapmanv12 partnership; don’t go for Sage50 for its stock, which is very limited in its functionality. You really need to run the SoP, PoP and Stock through Sapmanv12 and you have full traceability via barcoding.

Have a look at their website and please contact me if I can be of any help.

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By JMBS
to mjcpage
22nd Jun 2018 14:34

Thank you I will

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22nd Jun 2018 11:22

We use Sage 50c Professional and make extensive use of the bill of materials. It does mean you have to also use the sales orders and purchase order systems , which can be a big change, but it does work pretty well. I'd be happy to talk more about it if it would help.

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By JMBS
to john hextall
22nd Jun 2018 14:34

Thank you John, much appreciated

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