Product Costing (SPC) - Maintains accurate cost
information about products - fiscal standard cost and current
standard cost. These costs are made up of material, labor, set
up, variable overhead and fixed overhead. Additional cost
classifications are: this level cost (cost to fabricate,
machine or assemble a part, not including cost of any
component part) and unit cost.
Product Data Base (PDB) - Organizes and manages the
data needed to define what is manufactured and how it is
produced. Data is stored for engineering, production,
inventory control and costing. Part master records and bills
of material are maintained to define what is manufactured.
Work centers and operation routings are maintained to define
how the product is produced.
Master Schedule (MPS) - Allows the user to build and
maintain the Master Schedule in an on-line environment. The
Master Schedule can contain entries for any point in time
which the user wishes to forecast demand. Because the Material
Requirements Planning system uses actual requirement dates
rather than predetermined time periods, these entries can be
any valid dates in the future. These entries can represent
days, weeks, months. The capability also exists to reflect the
actual shipments and passage of time in the Master Schedule.
The system will reduce the Master Schedule by the shipments
and convert any past due demand to the current period. These
features, performed automatically by the system, reduce the
amount of manual maintenance required by the user.
Material Requirements Planning (MRP) - Determines what
material is needed to fulfill the build schedule prepared by
the Master Schedule as well as when and how much material is
needed. The Master Schedule requirements are exploded through
all levels of the bills of material. Nets any on-hand and
on-order quantity to arrive at new requirements for each
level. Net requirements generate a planned order requirement
which becomes a gross requirement for next level components.
Customer Order Management (COM) - Provides flexibility
in the handling of orders from customers. Users have complete
control - from the initial taking of an order through
invoicing. Orders may be modified, shipped partially, invoiced
partially and kept in the system for as long as necessary.
Includes quotation management and automatic work order
Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP) - Provides
information about labor and machine utilization. Analyzes the
load across all work centers related to firm planned orders,
released orders and future planned orders as recommended by
Material Requirements Planning. Loads may be time phased
across work centers using lead times from routing operation
files or fixed lead times.
Stock Locator (SL) - Provides tracking functions of
on-hand inventory by multiple bin locations within
multi-stockrooms and multi-plants. Considers all on-hand
information within the entire system.
Inventory Control (IC) - Controls the shelf status of
manufactured and purchased parts. Provides transactions to
report receipts and issues of inventory as well as inventory
adjustments. Maintains status of on-hand as well as historical
Physical Inventory Management (PIM) - Provides
management the tools, controls and options to maintain
accurate and current inventory records. These options give
management the flexibility to choose what needs to be counted
and how often the count should be taken. Both the annual
physical inventory and cycle counting can be accomplished
through the use of Physical Inventory Management.
Shop Floor Control (SFC) - Controls the work in process
for manufactured parts. It provides material tracking (what
materials were used versus what materials should have been
used) and labor tracking (what labor was performed versus what
labor should have been performed).
Shop and Inventory Costing (SIC) - Produces periodic
reports which value all material and labor movement. Uses data
accumulated from Shop Floor Control and Inventory Control.
Periodic reports reconcile dollar balances between accounting
periods. Shop and Inventory Costing reports summarize dollar
value of inventory flow into the stockroom, to
work-in-process, back to the stockroom and then to cost of
goods sold. These reports contain information required to
prepare period end journal entries for accounting.
Purchasing (P0) - Provides control of purchased item
requirements from order generation through receipt of
material. Includes direct materials for the manufacturing
process as well as office supplies, service, etc.
Accounts Receivable (A/R) - Assists in collecting money
due faster, and reduces losses due to bad debts. From on-line
inquiry to aged receivable reports, determine quickly who owes
money and how much. Optional statements and service charge
calculations can be used.
Accounts Payable (A/P) - Assists in evaluating what
money is owed by due date, vendor, order and amount. The
various reports provide management with accurate and timely
General Ledger (GL) - Provides an easy method of
controlling accounting operations. Transactions can be posted
directly, through Accounts Receivable or through Accounts
Payable. Selection of twelve months or thirteen periods is
available. Complete audit trails of all transactions are
provided to ensure system integrity.
Sales Analysis (S/A)- Provides a robust variety of
inquiry/parameter-driven screen displays and reports. This
group of analysis reporting is growing with each new Release
of SMS II and is further augmented by many of our users, via
their own relational database access and IBM's Query tool. As
SMS II captures and retains virtually all data involved, the
user potential in this area is almost unlimited.
Payroll- The Para Research Payroll System is available
as an optional integrated add-on module for Manufacturing PM
II. Payroll includes first-year maintenance directly from Para
Research. The system is designed to accomodate a wide range of
businesses-from a small office to a busy plant to a service
bureau that processes other companies payrolls.
Fixed Assets- Tracks and depreciates assets including
partially depreciated, fully depreciated and new assets.
Multiple depreciation methods (including ACRS and modified
ACRS) and projections included.
Human Resources- Human Resources greatly expands the
tracking and reporting capabilities of the Payroll Financial
System. Our unique design allows users to set up and maintain
unlimited User Categories each with unlimited User-defined
USER OPTION MODULE
Product Configurator- Optional module which configures
a product without requiring unique items and product
structures for every possible combination. Once a base item is
identified as configurable, various features and options can
be set up. Once customer orders have been entered into the
system and the products configured, the software creates the
manufacturing order(s). The creation of manufacturing orders
ranges from manual, semi-automatic to fully automatic
depending on user needs. The manufacturing order references
the originating customer order. The manufacturing/ processing
is completed for the specific product configuration, and the
goods are available for shipment to the customer.