Catalyst Manufacturing

A multi-module management system designed by Catalyst Manufacturing for manufacturing companies.

About Catalyst Manufacturing

Catalyst Manufacturing software is a full-featured Material Requirements Planning (MRP) system designed to meet the planning, scheduling, and inventory needs of the small and midsized manufacturer in make-to-order, assemble-to-order, make-to-stock, engineer-to-order and configure- to-order production environments.

Catalyst Manufacturing provides extensive manufacturing functionality to manage and plan people, equipment, materials, suppliers and ultimately satisfy customer demand. On the financial side, Catalyst enables you to leverage your existing capabilities and expertise with a standard interface to QuickBooks Pro®, Premier®, and Enterprise® Editions.

From a structural standpoint, the client database is based in Microsoft Access® which provides an easy-to-use configuration tool to make custom changes and develop ad hoc queries and reports. The server database is available in either Microsoft Access® or SQL Server®.


  • Visibility of material and labor cost variances, late orders, material shortages, over-capacity resources, and other production problems so you can proactively address before they affect your bottom line.
  • Material and capacity planning tools to identify and respond to resource constraints that would otherwise limit throughput.
  • Business transaction reporting of inventory and labor so you can track the status of production and what resources were consumed in the process. Database repository for all organizational data including customers, vendors, items, product route, bill-of-material, and work centers. Standard interface to QuickBooks® desktop Pro, Premier and Enterprise accounting packages.


Consignment of finished goods at customer location


  • Ability to maintain lot and serial number contronl with multi-level how-made/where-used lot traceability
  • Allocation of inventory to highlight inventory available for new orders
  • Cycle Count module to identify inventory errors and apply corrective actions
  • Net change physical inventory capability

Manufacturing Resource Planning

MRP generated planned orders based on gross requirements netted against on-hand/on-order inventory

Material Management

Material management and control of outside process locations

Order Management

Streamlined shop order and purchase order release process

Production Planning

Finite capacity scheduling with Gantt chart production schedule board

Product Overview

Industry Focus

Catalyst Manufacturing is designed primarily for use in the manufacturing industry.

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