Common Sense

An ERP system designed by SIA Service Information Access.

About Common Sense

Common Sense is a complete ERP application for small and mid market businesses. Specific industry solutions are available for Manufacturing (make-to-order and make-to-stock), Distribution, Transportation/Logistics and Construction/Project Services.

Sold as a complete suite, Common Sense’ tightly integrates enterprise business processes end-to-end with IBM middleware in order to help organizations increase efficiency, improve service, forger closer links with customers & trading partners and dramatically improve their agility.

SIA’s innovative and proven ExpressWay® methodology helps organizations accelerate their ERP implementation, while reducing their risk and lowering their total cost of ownership, resulting in a much faster time-to-benefit.

Common Sense’ features an intuitive ‘process-centric’ user design with drill downs that simplifies training requirements and empowers users to achieve breakthrough performance at an affordable cost. IBM middleware integration lets you enhance and extend ERP business processes to customers and trading partners. For example:

  • Fax and email electronic forms (orders, invoices, statements, etc.) on demand;
  • Scan and archive paper-based documents, linking them to business transactions;
  • Publish an online catalogue of products and services on your integrated B2B/B2C e-commerce site.
  • Capture information from pervasive devices such as hand held RF units or on-board computing devices.
  • Monitor real-time performance using role-based dashboards with drill-down capabilities.

Ideally suited to small and mid market businesses with limited budgets, time frames and resources, Common Sense’ solutions are available from SIA and SIA Authorized ProPartners in the US and Canada.

System Requirements

Desktop

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Web-based

Server

  • IBM Power system or IBM BladeCenter and Power blade server (IBM i)

Database

  • IBM DB2

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Common Sense™ Distribution Solution

Common Sense™ Distribution Solution includes the following processes:

BackOffice Accounting

  • General Ledger & Financial Statements
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Direct Invoicing

Core Operations

  • Inventory
  • Purchase Orders
  • Sales Orders
  • BackOffice Shipping/Receiving
  • Sales Analysis

Distribution

  • Customer/Supplier Pricing & Rebates
  • Sales Commissions
  • Warehouse Location Management
  • Inbound/Outbound Logistics
  • Stock Replenishment (Min/Max & EOQ/Review Cycles)

E-Business Integration To:

  • Electronic forms
  • Fax & e-mail on demand
  • Imaging & workflow
  • EDI
  • B2B/B2C e-commerce
  • Hand held RF units (for warehouse/inventory management)

Common Sense™ Manufacturing Solution

Common Sense™ Manufacturing Solution includes the following processes:

BackOffice Accounting

  • General Ledger & Financial Statements
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Direct Invoicing

Core Operations

  • Inventory
  • Purchase Orders
  • Sales Orders
  • BackOffice Shipping/Receiving
  • Sales Analysis

Distribution

  • Customer/Supplier Pricing & Rebates
  • Sales Commissions
  • Warehouse Location Management
  • Inbound/Outbound Logistics
  • Stock Replenishment (Min/Max & EOQ/Review Cycles)

Manufacturing

  • Bill of Materials & Routings
  • Equipment/Asset Management
  • Capacity Planning
  • Production Scheduling
  • Requirements Planning
  • Workgroup Logistics
  • Time & Expense Reporting
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Master Production Scheduling
  • Demand Forecasting

E-Business Integration To:

  • Electronic forms
  • Fax & e-mail on demand
  • Imaging & workflow
  • EDI
  • B2B/B2C e-commerce
  • Hand held RF units (for warehouse/inventory management)

Common Sense™ Project Services Solution

Common Sense™ Project Services Solution includes the following processes:

BackOffice Accounting

  • General Ledger & Financial Statements
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Direct Invoicing

Core Operations

  • Inventory
  • Purchase Orders
  • Sales Orders
  • BackOffice Shipping/Receiving
  • Sales Analysis

Project Services

  • Service Contracts & Billing
  • Project Management
  • Project Scheduling
  • Capacity Planning
  • Workgroup Logistics
  • Time & Expense Reporting
  • Work Order Costing

E-Business Integration To:

  • electronic forms
  • fax & e-mail on demand
  • imaging & workflow
  • EDI
  • B2B/B2C e-commerce

Common Sense™ Transportation Solution

Common Sense™ Transportation Solution includes the following processes:

BackOffice Accounting

  • General Ledger & Financial Statements
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Direct Invoicing

Core Operations

  • Inventory
  • Purchase Orders
  • Sales Orders
  • BackOffice Shipping/Receiving
  • Sales Analysis

Transportation

  • Dispatch & Reservations
  • Service Contracts & Billing
  • Probill Costing
  • Resource Management & Brokers’ Pay
  • Fuel & Mileage Reporting
  • Fleet Maintenance

E-Business Integration To:

  • Electronic forms
  • Fax & e-mail on demand
  • Imaging & workflow
  • EDI
  • B2B/B2C e-commerce
  • On-board computing and data collection units (GPS, etc.)

Product Overview

Market Focus

Ratio of reviewers by organization size.

Industry Focus

Ratio of reviewers by sector.

47%
47%
Manufacturing
25%
25%
Distribution
8%
8%
Sports, Arts, & Entertainment
7%
7%
Transportation
7%
7%
Software Development
Other Industries:
  • Consulting (5%)

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