1 MADE2MANAGE ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING WE OWN THE SHOP FLOOR Plan, schedule, execute and track with an industrial strength feature set.
2 YOUR SHOP FLOOR DOLLARS ARE ADDING UP The pressure for you to be ever leaner and faster increases your risk of exposure to unplanned events of all shapes and sizes. And that s where all the dollars are. They re buried in broken promise dates, idle work centers, excess inventory, piles of paper and unnecessary data entry. In order to not only survive but achieve success in today s economy, you need real-time visibility into the operational status of the entire enterprise right down to your shop floor. Yet, enhanced visibility is only useful if you can make swift decisions and take action. With each day comes a new set of demands, and you are in a constant struggle with the same age-old questions: What do I have to make? Can I make it? If I can t, why? What can I do about it? You need real-time order processing with a short window for establishing promise dates for customers. Made2Manage gives you a deeper understanding of the constraints you face on the shop floor today and tomorrow. Without implementing Made2Manage ERP, we would not have been able to maintain our position in the marketplace. MADE2MANAGE ERP IS THE PROVEN SOLUTION Designed in 1986 by the president of a make-to-order manufacturing company, and expanded through the years with the input of more than 1500 discrete, to-order manufacturing companies, Made2Manage seamlessly integrates enterprise resource planning and scheduling with shop floor execution better than any other ERP software provider. This integration allows manufacturers to create more accurate and dependable plans, quickly incorporate the resulting schedule into the enterprise operations, monitor the execution, and quickly react to unplanned events. With Made2Manage, manufacturers: Plan using real-world constraints and what-if scenarios. Schedule with confidence and establish promise dates to customers. See the entire enterprise operation right down to the shop floor. Execute changes on the shop floor swiftly. Our latest release, Made2Manage version 7 is built to last on a 100%.NET, SOA, n-tier architecture with future-proof technology that won t become obsolete the moment you buy it. Made2Manage gives you the depth of shop floor features and expertise you won t find in competing ERP solutions. Let Aptean prove that Made2Manage is the right solution for you. Kevin Capatch Lean Manufacturing Coordinator Advanced Scientifics Inc. 2
3 INDUSTRIES WE SERVE From quote to cash, Made2Manage ERP is an easy-to-use, high-quality manufacturing software system that enables small and midsize manufacturers to manage all of their business operations. The fully integrated Made2Manage manufacturing ERP software application, built on a Microsoft technology platform, enables manufacturers in such industries as electronics, fabricated metal, industrial machinery, medical devices, transportation and general manufacturing to gain a competitive advantage while increasing overall profitability. General Manufacturing A wide variety of manufacturers leverage Made2Manage flexibility and ease-of-use to improve operational efficiencies, customer satisfaction and financial performance while managing business growth. Electronics With Made2Manage, electronics manufacturers manage components with reference designators, source parts and sub-contractors, streamline the supply chain, configure products, plan and schedule jobs, and more. Industrial Machinery Industrial machinery manufacturers use Made2Manage to integrate production activities, manage non-standard parts, roll-up project costs and track field service. Metal Fabrication This highly specialized metal fabrication industry achieves efficiencies with Made2Manage, meeting precision requirements, collaborating with the supply chain, managing multi-dimensional inventory, reducing bottlenecks and more. 3
4 FUNCTIONALITY THAT PERFORMS Made2Manage seamlessly integrates enterprise resource planning and scheduling with shop floor execution enabling real-time tracking of all production factors system-wide. Especially designed for small and medium sized discrete manufacturers with dynamic, to-order environments including engineer-to-order (ETO), make-to-order (MTO), assemble-to-order (ATO), and mixed mode operations Made2Manage is a complete package that provides functionality for every department in the enterprise. Explore the industrial strength feature set Made2Manage has to offer across multiple capabilities: Customer Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Business Collaboration Enterprise Resource Planning Business Intelligence Services 4
5 ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING (ERP) Made2Manage is a reliable, flexible and easy-to-use back-office platform that captures your data in one centralized system. By integrating your production processes into one database, Made2Manage enables you to automate all of your manufacturing processes and streamline operations, all while increasing responsiveness to your customers. Made2Manage administers your customer order management, materials management, production management, and financial management processes so you stay on track with your business objectives. With Made2Manage, whether you are a make-to-order, make-to-stock, engineer-to-order, assemble-to-order, or mixed-mode manufacturer, you can gain real-time visibility over all of your back-office functions. FEATURES Customer Order Management BENEFITS Respond rapidly to pricing inquiries and create reliable estimates. Access in-depth order entry, processing and tracking controls integrated across the system. Assign unique pricing schedules associated with given parts, customers or groups of customers. Materials Management Automate shop floor and inventory data collection and track material lots to seamlessly manage material resources and inventory transactions. Update inventory levels in real time and generate detailed reports so you can confidently make materials management decisions. Automate countless tedious tasks - everything but the counting itself. Production Management Quickly and easily create and track job orders, drive material requirements, and examine costs throughout the production process. Attach CAD drawings to work orders, viewable right on the shop floor and manage CAD changes with intuitive integrations into SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor. Manage all aspects of receiving materials, returning goods, shipping finished goods, and executing subcontract work. Financial Management Forecast budgets while managing cash flow, key accounting tasks, and payroll. Monitor all transactions and reconcile bank statements and checking accounts within the system. Manage all of your HR functions and use HR analysis tools as resources for strategic decisionmaking. 5
6 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (SCM) Supply chain management is defined as planning and scheduling the flow of material through one or more organizations over time to satisfy end-customer demand. Whether you re a small or midsize manufacturer, your enterprise maintains critical connections to customers, suppliers and other vendors. The Made2Manage SCM module enables you to more effectively manage your supply chain by synchronizing the demand for your products with your production capabilities, optimize your resource usage and maximize throughput so there are less disruptions and fewer fires to put out. FEATURES Forecasting Demand BENEFITS Deliver stronger customer service and lower inventories through better plans for production, spare parts, capacity and inventory. Improve forecast accuracy and confidently predict how underlying demand components impact your ability to deliver on time. Planning Production Generate the most profitable production plan and minimize guesswork. Set accurate customer expectations and improve on-time delivery. Resolve potential scheduling problems before they reach scheduling. Scheduling Production Prioritize sequence and schedule job operations in one step across work centers within capacity and material constraints. Keep your entire organization in synch by sharing real-time information across a common SCM database. Promise accurate sales order delivery dates based on simulated schedule changes. Managing Procurement Collect all demand on a master purchasing queue, which you can view in its entirety or filter to see just what interests you. Identify vendors that deliver on time and stay within quoted prices. Create RFQ forms with a single command. Planning MRP Automate the process of demand netting for large numbers of parts and complex BOM structures. Project future inventory positions and highlight potential supply problems and opportunities. Ensure supply of the right material at the right time by generating recommended job and purchase order actions. Planning Shipping and Receiving Efficiently get materials in and move product out, managing every aspect of the shipping and receiving process. Easily access a complete audit trail for customer orders, fully integrated with shipping and return information. 6
7 CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (CRM) As a manufacturer, your contacts with customers aren t just one-time events that take place when a sale is made. Rather, the interactions between manufacturers and their customers are more extensive, occurring throughout the lifecycle of an engagement - from order to cash and beyond. It s a different type of relationship that requires a special type of CRM solution. Made2Manage CRM is a solution designed to address the unique requirements of small- and medium-sized engineer-to-order, make-toorder, make-to-stock, assemble-to-order, and mixed-mode manufacturers. Because the solution is an integral part of the Made2Manage ERP solution, your customer contact capabilities are woven into your order-to-cash business flow. FEATURES Sales & Engineering Interface BENEFITS Starting with the first contact as a prospect, maintain an accurate history of customer interactions. Automate the sales order and fulfillment processes to improve order accuracy, reduce response times, and lower costs. Gain full visibility into your sales opportunities to accurately forecast the sales pipeline and manage prospects. Manufacturing Interface Keep orders on schedule, and efficiently manage changes in design and delivery dates. Respond promptly and accurately to customers who inquire about order status with real-time visibility into production, purchasing status and exceptions. Service Capabilities Efficiently schedule service calls for preventative maintenance and create field repair kits. Access field service tools to install, repair and service equipment off site. Easily capture all expenses associated with a field service call. Maintain an accurate history of customer interactions, saving time and improving communications and service. Easily tackle customer management tasks with single-screen access to comprehensive account information. 7
8 BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE (BI) Business Intelligence tools from Made2Manage give you a complete view of your manufacturing operations. Employees at all levels of your organization can respond to potential challenges facing your business and manage by exception. Our BI application delivers powerful data analysis tools, such as pre-configured pivot tables, business performance notifications, and rapid access to key operational parameters all at your fingertips. In addition to numerous pre-defined reports, you can use the M2M Reporter feature to quickly and easily create your own custom reports. M2M Reporter s drag-and-drop wizard interface simplifies the report creation process so you can rapidly extract the information you need from the system, whenever you need it. Using M2M Business Intelligence means never again having to make a strategic operational decision in a vacuum. FEATURES Operations Monitoring BENEFITS Starting with the first contact as a prospect, maintain an accurate history of customer interactions. Automate the sales order and fulfillment processes to improve order accuracy, reduce response times, and lower costs. Gain full visibility into sales opportunities to accurately forecast the pipeline and manage prospects. Custom Report Creation Create reports without programming. Make better business decisions based on the indicators you choose from reports that suit your unique needs. Empower employees at all levels of your organization with the capability to generate reports. Advanced Reporting Harness powerful dashboard functionality. Easily create drag-and-drop reports. Drill down to the source for complete and intuitive data analysis. The Events and Actions Notifier helps you define and monitor a wide variety of criteria across your operation. Generate business-specific reports without having to write programs or seek out additional programming resources. 8
9 BUSINESS COLLABORATION (BC) Business Collaboration is defined as communicating with your supply chain constituents beyond the four walls of your manufacturing organization to reduce costs and speed time to market. Communication can take place person-to-person via a user interface or system-tosystem via direct data transfer. Whether you are a small or large manufacturer, these enterprise communication tools can help you control costs and gain a competitive edge. With the Made2Manage Business Collaboration tool set you can give your supply chain partners access to critical information when they need it while reducing operating costs. This information sharing can be done via an enterprise portal or direct integration. The net result is a stronger supply chain that adds more value and ultimately more profit to the bottom line. FEATURES VIP Enterprise Portal BENEFITS Allow customers and suppliers to view real-time account and order status, invoice details, shipment tracking information and product catalogs. Enable users to enter orders and quotes directly into your system. Gain a competitive advantage by offering cost effective business collaboration for your value chain. EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) Infrastructure Meet the B2B document exchange demands of larger customers and suppliers. Automate communication and file exchange with business partners, helping reduce administrative costs and speeding up your supply chain. Import and export data which would otherwise have to be entered manually. The VIP Enterprise Portal provides your vendors and customers with complete online account and order information. Intuitive provides support for the transactions commonly processed via EDI and can be used with any EDI translator service. 9
10 SERVICES At Aptean, we view professional services and support as essential to the long-term success of our customers. Every Made2Manage customer is using our solution to solve complex and continually changing business problems. The starting point in meeting these challenges is, of course, advanced software specialized to address the needs of companies that manufacture complex, custom products. To complement and enhance these advanced software capabilities, Aptean s Made2Manage solution experts are available to help you get up and running quickly to reduce the time it takes to begin getting real business value from your investment. Our experts also can keep your solution running efficiently and cost effectively throughout its lifecycle. Aptean product and business process experts deliver a wide range of technical services, including: Comprehensive pre- and post-implementation consulting services Implementation and customization Flexible ongoing education Business process outsourcing Managed Services Extend the Value of Your Made2Manage System Aptean s optional maintenance service offering is designed to help companies get easy access to continuous product development, information and support from experts with in-depth knowledge of Made2Manage solutions. Each maintenance agreement provides access to new software capabilities, including change requests, service packs, feature enhancements and new products. Made2Manage ERP gives us a competitive advantage in our industry, not only from a technology perspective but also from an efficiency and data perspective. Creating a culture that blends professional knowledge with technical horsepower enables The Phoenix Group to provide world-class service to our customers. Bryce Durham Director of Business Systems The Phoenix Group Award-winning, around-the-clock product support 10
11 OWN THE SHOP FLOOR Aptean offers intuitive and flexible enterprise solutions that help today s manufacturers achieve greater operational efficiency and profitability through seamless integration of business processes. Since 1986 Made2Manage has been providing a depth of shop floor features and expertise you won t find in competing ERP solutions. Today, we are supported by a network of direct offices and business partners with a platform built on the input of more than 1500 discrete manufacturing customers to provide the software and services you need to address your business technology requirements. We can now accommodate quick turnaround times for new orders without derailing orders that are already in production. Bryce Durham Director of Business Systems The Phoenix Group Let Aptean prove that Made2Manage is the right solution for you. Contact us today to discuss your needs and arrange a demo. More than 9,000 customers around the world rely on us to give them a competitive edge. By providing innovative, industry-driven enterprise application software, Aptean helps businesses to satisfy their customers, operate most efficiently, and stay at the forefront of their industry. For more information, visit: Copyright Aptean All rights reserved.
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