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SYSPRO 7

A full ERP system designed by SYSPRO for the SME market.
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SYSPRO - Software You Can Count On

Every day thousands of people on six continents rely on SYSPRO for information, functionality and technology. Formed in 1978, SYSPRO has stood the test of time as a company and as a business solution for mid-size manufacturers and distributors. When customers buy SYSPRO software, they are buying a long-term relationship of ongoing creative and strategic collaboration. SYSPRO enterprise software is an integrated supply chain solution encompassing: ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), Analytics, E-Commerce, CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and Factory Scheduling. The real-time, integrated approach makes the SYSPRO solution a firm foundation upon which to facilitate your decision making at all levels, paving the way to leaner operations and greater profits.

SYSPRO software strengths extend to manufacturing and distribution as well as comprehensive financial management and reporting. Many accounting software products are strong in one area or the other, but only SYSPRO excels in many.

  • Financials - For the last decade, SYSPRO financial solutions have been rated among the best available and have consistently received certifications and top-level ratings from industry reviews, publications, consulting firms and analysts, including Sheldon Needle’s CTS Survey and Charles Chewning’s Accounting Library. SYSPRO delivers powerful fiscal control and insight into operations with ease. SYSPRO adheres to exacting standards, including IAS, FASB and XBRL. SYSPRO financial management software adds up to real value.
  • Distribution - SYSPRO gives single or multi-location distributors, wholesalers, importers or over-the-counter retail operations the tools to optimize inventory management in order to maximize profitability. Inventory is the heart of distribution. SYSPRO offers 24/7 inventory and 360 degree order visibility, serial number and lot tracking, inventory optimization, total order fulfillment and customer service throughout your supply chain.
  • Manufacturing - SYSPRO manufacturing software addresses all aspects of discrete manufacturing, including mixed-mode operations. Whether you run discrete manufacturing or batch processes, SYSPRO supports real-time finite production scheduling, real-time shop floor control and short/long production runs in custom job shops, engineer-to-order, configure-to-order, assemble-to-order, made-to-order, make-to-stock and mixed mode operations.

SYSPRO Reporting Services (SRS) is a next generation reporting tool that incorporates an embedded version of Crystal Reports XI. By interlacing the rich reporting and metrics generating capabilities of Crystal, XML and the Microsoft .NET architecture of SYSPRO, customers are delivered a unified, cost-effective reporting and metrics generating solution that further simplifies their operational effectiveness. SYSPRO Reporting Services enables users to extract and mine their information to virtually any level of complexity, complete with tailored web and paper based delivery options together with extensive preferences and layout features, such as graphs. SYSPRO Reporting Services uses Crystal as its report writer. SYSPRO e.net solutions, based on Microsoft .NET architecture, is a component framework that provides the foundation for easy integration with best-of-breed custom or third party solutions, enabling the adoption of a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA.) SYSPRO Analytics enables users to create multi-dimensional views of their financial and operational data to determine patterns and underlying trends, gauge performance and reveal new pathways.

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Accounting Standards (IAS) were created by the International Accounting Standards Board to promote internationally comparable financial statements. Regulation 2002/3626 requires European Union organizations to prepare their consolidated financial statements in accordance with IFRS/IAS. This means that publicly traded companies will need to adhere to IFRS while still complying with local tax, dividend, and other regulations, which requires at least two sets of financial statements. Capital markets demand comparable numbers for investment decisions so even non-listed companies will be forced to issue IFRS-compliant financial statements. SYSPRO Financials, SRS and SYSPRO Analytics gives companies comprehensive functionality for parallel accounting to support both IFRS and local regulations around the world, enabling them to adhere to complex accounting standards, meet the requirements of the capital and financial markets and ensure the reliability and transparency of their financial reporting.

Corporate governance requires defined processes with tighter controls and accountability. Global standards provide the ability to highlight, monitor and analyze deviations from these standards. SYSPRO acknowledges and complies with new requirements issued by regulatory bodies such as European Union, FDA, IAS (International Accounting standards), GAAP (Generally accepted accounting practices) and Sarbanes Oxley. The need for managing by exception resulted in the powerful, flexible design of SYSPRO Electronic Signatures. Companies can design the level of security required for each transaction. In addition, the successful completion of the transaction can trigger multiple configurable actions, keeping key players informed. SYSPRO offers companies greater ability to maintain auditable business processes, financial transparency and operational control.

SYSPRO can help companies comply with regulatory standards by offering companies visibility and traceability through:

  • Extensive security and Audit Trails provide strong internal controls
  • HTML financial reporting with drill down to source detail
  • Ability to trace operator entry
  • Ability to trace changes to General Ledger entries
  • Real-time notification with triggers and events
  • Real-time drill-down analysis and reporting
  • Serial number and lot traceability

Accounts Payable

Objective - To provide timely, accurate and efficient control of processing invoices paying of bills and analyzing expenses and available discounts to improve cash flow, while maintaining close relationships with suppliers.

The Value of SYSPRO Account Payable

  • Easy, accurate forecasting of current and future cash requirements
  • Utilizes the invoice registration system to ensure invoices have been authorized for payment
  • Complete purchase analysis of vendors
  • Uses the Goods Received Note system to track A/P accrual and control price variances
  • Provides automation of payment processing
  • Takes advantage of discounts
  • Streamlines data processing by approving vendor invoices electronically
  • Supports recurring entries
  • Allows for manual and void check processing
  • Preview of reports to screen, fax and e-mail capabilities

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Processes in multiple currencies (EMU compliant)
  • Links vendors to default general ledger codes
  • Maintains permanent or temporary vendors
  • Manages multiple branches
  • Supports full TAX/VAT/GST where required
  • Invoices may be distributed over multiple general ledger accounts
  • Recurring monthly entries for leases and rentals
  • Automatic calculation of the due date and discount date with payment alerts and suggestions
  • Records invoices for approval prior to liability
  • Releases payments from multiple local and foreign currency banks
  • Automatic or user selection of invoices for payment
  • Provides the ability to place an invoice on hold and restrict payment
  • Maintains history of receipts and invoices
  • Customizable det of data entry fields that may be viewed in the query
  • User defined check, remittance and label formats

Integration

  • Accounts Payable entries integrate with the General Ledger, Cash Book, Return to Vendor and Work in Progress modules
  • The Goods Received Note system matches purchase order receipts with vendor invoices to control price variances
  • E-mail reports or fax documents with the Office Automation module

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • Cash requirements reporting to improve cash management
  • User-defined selection criteria for flexible reporting
  • Free format check and remittance advice
  • Manual Checks
  • Complete audit trails of invoices, payments and master file amendments
  • Detailed screen query with history and graphics
  • Maintains payment history as required
  • Label print programs for mailings
  • Grouping by vendor class, branch and bank
  • Prints Form 1099
  • Track suppliers performance and maintain history of scrap

Accounts Receivable

Objective - To accumulate and manage customer activity, ensuring timely revenue collection and effective reporting in order to enhance cash flow management

The Value of SYSPRO Accounts Receivable

  • Improves customer service through instant, on-screen access to all account information, including outstanding invoices, sales orders and work in progress
  • Follows up collections using credit management tools
  • Analyzes the profitability of each account
  • Identifies potential bad debts early
  • Maintains contact information, creates notes and details credit management information for effective customer service
  • Optional finance charges on overdue accounts
  • Supports recurring invoicing
  • Supports miscellaneous unassigned cash receipts
  • Gives the ability to fax customer statements
  • Provides average days-to-pay information
  • Preview of reports to screen, fax and e-mail capabilities

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Creates individual terms, tax and discount tables
  • Supports multiple delivery addresses
  • Defines currency used by each customer
  • Utilizes flexible, user-defined aging periods for business credit management
  • Provides user-defined General Ledger integration by branch, product class, geographic area and warehouse
  • Customer/stock code cross reference and interchange
  • Retains balances in local or foreign currency
  • Orders discount breaks by product class and/or order
  • Provides master/sub-account relationships
  • Automates recurring monthly invoices for leases an rentals
  • Matches cash received with outstanding invoices manually or automatically by invoice or aged date
  • Limits customers credit or place them on hold
  • Attaches credit management notes, sound clips and video images to customer accounts and individual transactions
  • Balance and history capture facility
  • Electronic trading customers
  • Customizable set of data entry fields that may be viewed in the query

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • Detailed audit trails of all sales and cash transactions plus master file changes
  • Graphical invoice aging query
  • Credit Management Report, with follow-up dates
  • Cash posting worksheet
  • Flexible management reporting
  • Substantial customer account reporting
  • User-defined statement and label formats including bitmaps or the optional use of word formatting
  • Bank deposit slips
  • Track proof of delivery information

Integration

  • Integrates with the Sales Orders & Invoicing, Inventory Control, Cash Book and General Ledger modules
  • Integrates with other physical locations using the IMPACT Encore Interface System thereby reducing line costs
  • E-mail reports or fax documents with the Office Automation module

Activity Base Costing

Objective - To associate elements of overhead cost to those products which cause them by applying the cost at the points of transition in the procurement, manufacturing and sales cycles.

The Value of SYSPRO Activity Based Costing

  • Adopts a migration approach, recovering additional overheads according to an implementation plan
  • Attaches user-defined elements of costs to transition points in the purchase, production and sale of products
  • Distributes pre-production costs as stock is received from purchasing
  • Apportions manufacturing costs as stock is received from Work in Progress
  • Distributes post-production costs through cost of sales as the final item is invoiced
  • Activity calculation can be single batch or item based
  • Provides preview of reports to the screen and e-mail capabilities

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Defines the cost elements required that are to be allocated to stock
  • Defines the drive quantities for each element
  • Runs ABC costing parallel to traditional costing during implementation
  • Estimates appropriate recovering rates using system generated estimates

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • The ABC costing variance account is designed to accumulate rounding errors that can arise during processing of a receipt into stock
  • The Recoveries Estimate Report program produces a report of the expected overhead recoveries relative to the quantity of the stock item processed
  • The ABC Analysis Report program prints a report listing of all the recoveries made against various elements according to a specific ledger period or all ledger periods

Integration

  • Integrates with the Bill of Materials, Work in Progress, Sales Orders & Invoicing, Purchase Orders, and Inventory Control modules
  • Provides the ability to run in parallel mode
  • E-mail reports with the Office Automation module

Assets Register

Objective - To maintain a detailed record of the company’s fixed assets by recording depreciation and current asset values, in addition to providing a facility to evaluate remaining usefulness by tracking expenditures incurred or income derived from assets.

The Value of SYSPRO Fixed Assets Register

  • Maintains a register of all assets and their locations
  • Tracks expenses incurred for any asset
  • Calculates book and tax-based depreciation
  • Tracks maintenance history for each asset
  • Obtains estimates of the remaining useful “life” of an assest
  • Gives reports on disposals, revaluations and/or acquisitions
  • Provides detailed reporting and screen queries
  • Allows a provision for initial and investment allowances
  • Preview of reports to screen and e-mail capabilities

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Allows for fixed or variable depreciation rates
  • Automatically posts monthly provisions to the General Ledger
  • Calculates book depreciation and tax allowances using either the straight line or reducing balance method
  • Assigns assets to individual branches of the business, and/or user-defined groups & types
  • Attaches sub-assets to other assests.
  • Groups assets for reporting purposes
  • Defines variable rates for depreciation up to 14 years
  • Records revenue and expense transactions for any asset quickly and easily
  • Revalues assets
  • Records and tracks maintenance or repair time against each asset
  • Calculates profit or loss on the sale of any asset
  • Calculates depreciation and tax allowances to-date when initially adding assets

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • Complete audit trails include transaction journals, lists of additions and disposals, and General Ledger Distribution reports
  • Has book and tax value schedules
  • Creates asset movement reports
  • Provides labor analysis reports (for maintenance work)
  • Reports on revenue and costs

Integration

  • Integrates with the General Ledger module for asset purchases and disposals as well as with monthly depreciation figures
  • E-mail reports with the Office Automation module

Barcode Solutions

Objective - To provide an integrated data collection solution for all inventory, warehouse management, sales, purchasing and work in progress transactions, thereby reducing data entry time and increasing operational accuracy and eliminating the need to perform post-processing paperwork.

The Value of Barcode Solutions for SYSPRO

  • Provides real-time transaction processing that improves inventory accuracy
  • Improves availability for work in progress or sales via immediate receiving
  • Allows better customer service with increased visibility
  • Provides seamless multi-company and multi ware-house tracking
  • Gives instant visibility of inventory at all enterprise locations
  • Seamlessly integrates with sales orders, improving efficiency
  • Real-time validation eliminates administration personnel requirements
  • Reduced paperwork in manufacturing and distribution
  • Assists in effective management of finished goods and raw material inventory

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business - Effective and accurate control over inbound and stored inventory eliminates operational chaos in a manufacturing and distribution center. Barcode for SYSPRO empowers employees to track and locate inventory items on a real-time basis. Barcode solutions assist a company to properly manage the supply-side and the demand-side of inventory, creating an environment where the operational headaches are eliminated. Without the ability of an efficient demand-side (order picking & shipping) in a company, the ability to be truly successful is constantly threatened.

The SYSPRO Barcode solutions are process flow orientated aimed at creating order out of chaos. The system can be applied to the most complex operational requirements facilitating the effective management of supply and demand within an enterprise.

  • Provides bin, lot, serial control with validation
  • Posts purchase order receiving at time of delivery for use by other departments automatically
  • Increases efficiency by allowing business process changes in the warehouse
  • Provides physical inventories with complete item, bin and lot validation
  • Increases inventory accuracy by using cycle counting
  • Labor tracking allows employees to multi-task and tracks attendance, vacation and sick time
  • Issues materials in Work in Progress, and receives finished goods into inventory
  • Uses hand-held, RF (radio frequency) or fixed-mount (using TCP-IP) equipment
  • Provides a user-definable configuration of each function
  • Allows for bin transfers, warehouse transfers, back-flushing, receiving, issues, physical counting, and sales picking, either in batch or real-time
  • Label printing and bar-coded factory traveler

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • Triggers an alert via automated labor tracking within SYSPRO showing jobs that are over-budget
  • Instantly alerts when a minimum quantity level is reached within the SYSPRO Inventory module
  • Standard audit trails of all transactions

Integration - Barcode Solutions for SYSPRO integrate with the Inventor y Control, Work in Progress, Purchase Orders, Sales Orders & Invoicing, Factory Documentation, and Lot Traceability modules. The system facilitates Order Receiving, Bin Transfers, Warehouse Transfers, Sales Order Picking, Shipping and Freight Tracking, Inventory Take and Cycle Counting and Job Issues and Receipts.

Bill of Materials

Objective - To define the relationship between a manufactured item and its component materials as well as the sequence of operations required to produce the item, facilitating an accurate expected cost against which to track actual production costs.

The Value of SYSPRO Bill of Materials

  • Maintain up to 15 levels
  • Detailed screen query showing costing information and operational Gantt Charts
  • Multi-level trial kitting identifies material shortages
  • Standard and “What-if” costing queries and analysis with comparison to current costs
  • Supports planning bills, phantom parts and sub-contract operations
  • Optional components supported for sales of kits
  • Track component level of affectivity dates
  • Define scrap factors for more accurate planning
  • Drag-and-drop facility in BOM maintenance
  • Multiple tree-view structures.

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Multiple recovery rates are available per cost center, work center and employee
  • Define different units of measure (hours, minutes, seconds) for tracking time and capacity
  • Define component requirements up to 6 decimal places
  • Extensive user-defined notes
  • Multimedia ability to link pictures and videos to BOM
  • Supports multiple alternate routes
  • Validates structures and operations and provides notification of potential problems
  • Calculates expected labor and material costs
  • Calculates manufacturing lead times
  • Easy, automated Where-Used Display and Replace Where-Used function
  • Import structure and routings from CAD or third party systems
  • Analysis of elapsed time and available capacity
  • Calculates dynamic-elapsed time and capacity required
  • Instant on-screen access to BOM details
  • Transfer calculated BOM cost to unit cost of item
  • Indicate move time between work centers
  • Work center and productive unit capacity calendar
  • Define components as quantity per, % of parent, or specific quantity regardless of batch

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • User-defined selection criteria for flexible reporting
  • Detailed reporting on where materials are used
  • Full Bill of Material costing reports
  • Reports complete routing information
  • Trial kitting list highlights quantity requirements and shortages
  • Listings of manufactured parts with and without a structure attached
  • Various BOM profiles provided

Integration

  • Integrates with the Inventory Control, Product Configurator, Work in Progress, Sales Orders & invoicing, Requirements Planning, and Quotations & Estimating modules
  • Activity Based Costing accumulates and applies different cost elements at the time they are accrued
  • E-mail reports with the Office Automation module
  • Bill of Materials requires the Inventory Control Module

Blanket Sales Orders & Releases

Objective - To provide facilities for setting up contracts between original equipment manufacturers and their customers by allowing blanket sales orders with multiple release dates, multiple call-off, and cumulative tracking.

The Value of SYSPRO Blanket Sales Orders & Releases

  • Filters changes in orders quickly to schedule purchasing, manufacturing and dispatching in order to achieve the customer’s release request
  • Advises customers of the practicality of changes and communicates these changes to internal supplying departments
  • Provides easy access to quantities delivered and outstanding per contract
  • Gives detailed on-screen query providing access to Sales Order Lines, Customer Information and Release History
  • Allows for reconciliation and inquiries according to individual quantities or cumes

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Controls the parameters as well as the negotiated contractual arrangements
  • Defines the number of days before ship date to allocate inventory to the orders
  • Reviews and manipulates requests according to current capacity and prior to accepting the result
  • Allows simple manual and/or EDI receipt of releases and call-offs
  • Gives automated balancing and correction of opening balances
  • Provides extensive visual decision-support comparisons with existing plans and contractual arrangements before the acceptance of changes
  • New releases can be recorded either manually or through EDI
  • Cross reference between customer’s and supplier’s stock codes
  • In transit figure shown during confirmation phase
  • Ability to record notes against a release during confirmation
  • On-line release history query by month and year

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • The Deliveries History report prints an audit trail of all invoices indicating whether they have been received
  • The Release Acknowledgments report program lists all releases that have been confirmed

Integration

  • Blanket Sales Orders & Releases provides automated integration with the SYSPRO Sales Orders & Invoicing, Inventory Control, and Requirements Planning (MRP) modules
  • E-mail reports with the Office Automation module
  • Blanket Sales Orders & Releases requires the Sales Orders & Invoicing and the Inventory Control modules

Business Analytics

Objective - To provide an engine that creates a Business Intelligence layer allowing users to create multi-dimensional views of the SYSPRO data.

The value of SYSPRO Business Analytics

  • Uses Microsoft OLAP and SQL technologies
  • Scalable and open
  • Easy wizard setup – no OLAP knowledge required
  • Configurable analytics engine provided
  • Customizable cubes for Financials, Distribution and Manufacturing
  • SYSPRO database can be CISAM or SQL

Matching SYSPRO Business Analytics toYour Business

  • Mini data warehouse without costs of traditional data warehouse
  • Fully customizable views to suit your requirements
  • Advanced customization through MS Analysis Services
  • Add Business Rules through stored procedures
  • Create logical breakups of underlying SQL tables and include breakups as dimensions
  • Analyze data using any MS OLAP compliant viewer e.g. MS Excel and MS Data Analyzer or Business Intelligence viewers such as Proclarity and COGNOS
  • MS SQL Server 2000
  • MS SQL Analysis Server
  • MS OLAP compliant viewer

Prereqisites

  • MS SQL Server 2000
  • MS SQL Analysis Server
  • MS OLAP compliant viewer

Cash Book

Objective - To provide system-wide bank reconciliation information on cash inflows and outflows, allowing optimal and efficient cash management.

The Value of SYSPRO Cash Book

  • Provides the ability to know current bank balances through on-line transaction processing as well as integration to other sub-ledgers
  • Tracks transactions which have not cleared the bank
  • Knows in what form cash resources lie
  • Allows the forecasting of cash positions with automated cash projections
  • Produces checks on-line
  • Increases the speed and efficiency of bank reconciliations
  • Provides statement balance inquiry
  • Preview of reports to screen and e-mail capabilities

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Allows inter-company postings
  • Maintains numerous bank accounts
  • Maintains local and foreign currency bank accounts
  • Handles foreign currency transactions through local currency bank accounts
  • Posts transactions to multiple companies from within the same screen
  • Associates each bank with a unique General Ledger control account for accurate auditing
  • Records bank deposits and withdrawals quickly and easily
  • Allows for fast, easy bank reconciliations, both manually or electronically
  • Gives automated processing of recurring entries
  • Updates exchange rates for foreign currencies on-the-fly while processing entries
  • Easily adjusts previously entered deposit and withdrawal amounts
  • Revalues foreign currency accounts according to changes in exchange rates
  • Drill down to source transaction of AP and AR generated entries

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • Reconciled transactions are retained at month end for prior month Cash Book reprinting and queries.
  • User defined number of months for History Retention
  • Complete and thorough audit trails for all transactions
  • User-defined check and remittance advice documents
  • User-defined selection criteria for flexible reporting
  • Recurring entries report highlighting unposted entries
  • Journal and G/L distribution reports
  • Reconciliation statement, consolidated statement
  • Bank balance report
  • Foreign currency variance report
  • On-line check register

Integration

  • Withdrawals and deposits that are recorded in Cash Book automatically update user-defined General Ledger accounts
  • Checks produced in Accounts Payable automatically flow through Cash Book
  • Deposits entered into Accounts Receivable automatically flow through Cash Book
  • E-mail reports with the Office Automation module
  • Postings to prior periods are also possible
  • Cash Book is Multi-Period allowing new month entry of Payment Registers (Accounts Payable) and Deposit Slips (Accounts Receivable) in their respective modules prior to the closing off of the Cash Book module.

Counter Sales

Objective - To provide quick and easy facilities for over the counter sales transactions by accepting immediate payments or deposits.

The Value of SYSPRO Counter Sales

  • Supports multiple cash drawers
  • Provides fast, accurate information to customers at the counter
  • Prevents sales to customers in excess of their credit terms
  • Allows the receipt of daily cash and sales reports
  • Exports remote counter sales and cash transactions to the head office
  • Provides counter sales personnel with a complete on-line information system at the time of the sale
  • Gives access to real-time information of customer sales, inventory movement and cash receipts during order entry
  • Provides query of on-screen cash sales, deposit history and transactions
  • Deposits receipts and cash receipts against account
  • Allows for various payment types
  • Preview of reports to screen and e-mail capabilities

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Customizes operator access to customer, sales and inventory information according to authorization levels
  • Processes sales and receipts in any currency
  • Automatically handles complex pricing structures such as contract pricing and discounts right at the counter
  • Allocates sales to individual sales people for reporting and commissions
  • Processes back orders
  • Handles split payment transactions, foreign currency transactions, credit cards & checks, and calculates the change due
  • Enters counter sales using customer’s or supplier’s stock codes
  • Allows the sale of non-stocked items and applies freight as well as any miscellaneous charges on cash sales
  • Provides the ability to sell kits with optional or mandatory components at the time of sale
  • Provides the ability to sell serialized or lot traceable items with warranty tracking
  • Allows deposit and payment entry against regular orders

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • Reconciliation against cash drawer and balance
  • Complete audit trails on cash sales and receipts
  • Separate routine to purge and print transactions
  • Sales profitability reports by line item
  • Minimum profit check by stock code
  • Reports on operator price overrides

Integration

  • Integrates with the Accounts Receivable, Inventory Control, Sales Orders & Invoicing, Sales Analysis, Cash Book, Work in Progress, Quotations & Estimating, and the Lot Traceability modules
  • Counter Sales requires the Sales Orders & Invoicing module
  • E-mail reports with the Office Automation module

Credit Card Processing (IC Verify)

Objective - To provide the ability to pre-authorize a customer’s purchase against their credit card at the time of order entry and to bill the customer’s credit card at the time of invoicing while instantly updating related SYSPRO modules.

The Value of Credit Card Interface for SYSPRO

  • Promotes faster revenue by collecting up-front payments from customers via the convenience of credit cards
  • Sales transactions are pre-authorized and charged to the customer’s credit card at the time of sale, thereby reducing the risk of non-payment
  • Integration helps reduce data entry errors and simplifies the process of electronic payment acceptance.
  • IC VERIFY software allows a network of POS registers or payment processing terminals to share a single modem, helping to reduce the investment required to automate payments
  • Support for Address Verification Services (AVS), Retail AVS, CVV2 and CVC2, minimizes fraud due to stolen or fraudulent cards
  • Easier to use than outdated proprietary systems or stand-alone authorization terminals

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Allows for one time payments or installment-type (recurring billing) sales
  • Payments can be made in installments with a variable number of installments and payment dates
  • Archive up to nine years of transaction information for financial tracking, reconciliation & marketing demographics
  • Freight, miscellaneous charges and tax can be included in the first installment or spread over the number of installments
  • Provides automatic prompts for credit card details
  • Stores credit card information for multiple cards per customer
  • Authorized transactions display authorization codes and verification of installment information
  • Explanations are provided on screen if a card is denied, allowing the user to re-enter information or choose another card
  • Caters for counter sale orders and standard orders
  • Allows for on-line, batch and installment transaction processing
  • Transaction information can be updated or changed on the fly
  • Unique IC Verify workstation numbers are supplied to each authorized user

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • Instantly updates Accounts Receivable payment history files with transactions
  • For batch processing, a report displays payments that were authorized, those that were denied, and the reason for denial
  • An installment sales report shows the original sale amount and payment mode

Payment Types Supported

  • Credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, Diners Club, and JCB
  • Visa Commercial cards and purchasing cards
  • MasterCard business cards, corporate purchasing cards and corporate fleet cards
  • Debit/ATM cards (PIN and non-PIN based); Note: Varies by processor
  • Fleet cards (for petroleum applications)
  • Check authorization
  • Check guarantee

Document Flow Manager (DFM)

Objective - To facilitate collaborative commerce by automating document flow between trading partners.

The value of the SYSPRO Document Flow Manager

  • Automatic processing of documents as they arrive electronically
  • No down-time
  • Reduce lead-time between trading partners
  • No duplication of effort
  • Avoids recapturing errors
  • Open architecture allows easy linking/integration to other applications
  • Receive and transmit transactions using e-mail and Microsoft Exchange
  • Automated e-mail customer service functionality

Matching the SYSPRO Document Flow Manager to Your Business

  • Provides an automated global business-to-business and business-to-consumer gateway
  • Automate any SYSPRO business object
  • Objects protect ERP system by enforcing business logic
  • Translate XML documents using an XSLT translator
  • XML documents copied to failed or processed folders with email notification to originator
  • Jobs continue to send messages even when main system is down
  • Transform documents from one format to another using the DFM or product such as BizTalk
  • Transactions tracked and processed through Microsoft Messaging Services

e.net Solutions

Objective - To facilitate integration development and mobile access to SYSPRO and provide the framework for web-based applications.

The value of SYSPRO e.net solutions

  • Automate the processing of incoming orders without duplicating data entry
  • Let your customers place their own orders on the internet
  • Improve inventory accuracy by using handheld devices
  • Query critical balances remotely using your mobile phone
  • Provide real-time balances and order entry capability to traveling salespeople
  • Integrate easily with other specialized products
  • Customize your solution without jeopardizing the business logic
  • XML architecture means that developments are unaffected database changes as a result of continued enhancements
  • Supports localized user interfaces i.e. multi-lingual capabilities

Matching SYSPRO e.net solutions to your business

  • Use the Software Developer Library to develop totally customer focused applications
  • Use the Document Flow Manager to process documents regardless of their format eliminating duplication and errors
  • Use the Web Applications to provide secured access to anyone with Internet Explorer and the appropriate login permissions
  • Improve partner relationships with faster, more efficient response times

Benefits

  • Simplified development environment
  • Reduced development maintenance costs (custom development does not have to be rewritten/compiled)
  • Secured interface to SYSPRO database
  • Version independence between SYSPRO and the calling application
  • Customized solutions
  • Reduced network traffic
  • Lowered total cost of ownership

Prerequisites

  • Any version of Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional or Windows .NET
  • Microsoft XML 3.0 or above

EDI

Objective

To rapidly exchange large batches of business transactions automatically and electronically in the traditional standardized formats between trading partners to support just-in-time (JIT) ordering objectives.

The Value of EDI for SYSPRO

Syspro’s EDI module is geared towards manufacturers and distributors that must accommodate complex transactions among a limited community of suppliers in standardized formats. For such enterprises, EDI is an invaluable tool that enables the rapid, electronic transmittal of documents between trading partners, thereby speeding the entire order/shipping cycle. EDI also increases accuracy by eliminating unnecessary manual entry.

Essentially, the SYSPRO EDI System translates a document file from a customer/trading partner directly into the SYSPRO system as an automatic process and generates documents to customers for processing by their respective computer systems.

EDI for SYSPRO is a mapper/translator that serves as an interface between the SYSPRO System and EDI standards for sending and receiving electronic documents. There are three parts to the full system: SYSPRO software with the EDI translator, the VAN (Value Added Network) provider, and the communications software which is often supplied by the VAN.

The VAN serves as the intermediary between a company and its customer, similar to an e-mail server. The file is sent to the VAN, which in turn, forwards it. Much like e-mail servers, parties communicating via EDI need not share the same VAN, since VAN computers interact with each other.

EDI Translator

The EDI translator converts document files forwarded by the communications software (typically VAN supplied) and converts them into the corresponding documents in SYSPRO (i.e., sales orders). It is also responsible for generating documents for the communications package to send to customers (i.e., shipping notices or invoices.)

Features and Benefits

  • Rapid transmission of documents for a swift flow of information where necessary
  • Hastens the sales order, shipping and invoice cycles to provide faster turnaround
  • Promotes better customer service through increased responsiveness
  • Eliminates errors often caused by manual entry

System Requirements

  • Value Added Network Provider
  • Communications Software (typically supplied by VAN)

Engineering Change Control (ECC)

Syspro Engineering Change Control (ECC)

Objective - To enable users to better manage engineering changes to their products and/or associated data.

The Value of the Engineering Change Control (ECC)

  • User-defined workflow replaces traditional paper trail that accompanies product design changes
  • Electronic visibility of each step of process
  • Electronic notification of new tasks with automatic reminders
  • Electronic sign-offs
  • On-line or batch archiving of old revisions/releases in XML format
  • Prevents changes to ECC controlled BOM without an ECO being raised

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Design the process to suit your environment
  • ECC users are associated with a single or group of SYSPRO operators
  • Security access control at each step of the process
  • Perform every required step, every time
  • Know what step of the process an ECO is in, and who is responsible, at a glance
  • Full history of the process, electronically
  • A single or multiple system defined events can be associated with each step
  • Affected part numbers can be locked while ECO is processed
  • Existing jobs, purchase orders and sales orders can be locked while ECO is processed
  • Unlimited notes with secured access
  • Drawing register retains multiple attachments e.g. drawings, circuit diagrams, CNC programs, etc.
  • Archived BOM’s can be retrieved for production

Integration

  • Integrates with Bill of Materials, Work in Progress, Inventory, Sales Orders, Purchase Orders and Quotations and Estimating
  • Prerequisites are Bill of Materials and Inventory
  • Integrates with Office Automation for emailing and messaging

F9

Objective - To add spreadsheet power to SYSPRO’s General Ledger enabling WYSIWYG reporting and on-the-fly recalculations.

The Value of F9 for SYSPRO

SYSPRO makes it easy to add financial reporting power to spreadsheets, quickly and effortlessly. F9 for SYSPRO is an industry leading business productivity tool that enables the creation of virtually any financial report that a company requires for in-depth business analyses.

F9 for SYSPRO magnifies existing spreadsheet skills and applies them to a company’s financial needs. F9 for SYSPRO hotlinks the SYSPRO General Ledger data to Microsoft Excel, Lotus 1-2-3 for Windows or QuattroPro via Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE.) Create a financial report only once. Then, each time a spreadsheet is calculated, up-to-the-second numbers are automatically inserted from the General Ledger. F9 for SYSPRO allows access to information from multiple companies simultaneously, drill down to further explore the numbers in reports, and creation of and/or editing of budgets in a spreadsheet.

Additionally, F9 for SYSPRO features smart templates to customize the chart of accounts automatically, support for multiple currencies, report wizards for easy report building, data preload to speed recalculation times, report auditing ease, the ability to specify date ranges and much more.

Features and Benefits

  • Uses Microsoft Excel, Lotus 1-2-3 for Windows or Quattro Pro as a financial reporting application
  • Performs what if analyses
  • Creates reports via step-by-step guidance from the Report Wizard
  • Hot-links any cell in a spreadsheet to any balance in the General Ledger
  • Simultaneously accesses information from multiple companies
  • Allows Drill down to further explore the numbers in reports
  • Creates and/or edits budgets in a spreadsheet and writes that budget data back to the accounting system

System Requirements

  • F9 for SYSPRO requires the General Ledger module
  • F9 for SYSPRO requires one or more of the following:
  • Microsoft Excel Version 4 or above Lotus 1-2-3 for Windows
  • QuattroPro for Windows Version 5 or higher
  • ODBC license

Factory Documentation

Objective - To provide factory production staff with clear and accurate user-defined shop floor documentation regarding the tasks to be performed and the materials required.

The Value of SYSPRO Factory Documentation

  • Provides material requisitions for components
  • Provides production staff with expected start and completion dates for each operation within a job
  • Sets the expected duration of each operation
  • Provides production staff with routing instructions
  • Accesses an audit trail of materials issued and operations completed, including quality control
  • Informs the production staff of the next operation to be performed (for routing)
  • Provides job packs
  • Preview of reports to screen and e-mail capabilities

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Defines up to 4 different factory documentation formats for various uses, such as:
  • Job Tickets
  • Material Requisitions
  • Route Cards
  • Travelers
  • Provides bar code printing on documents for use with automated data collection devices
  • Documents can include operation instructions, technical notes and materials notes
  • Prints documentation for standard Bills of Material
  • Prints material requisitions per operation or work center
  • Prints documentation for a range of existing jobs or for selected jobs
  • Prints documentation for dummy jobs using a specified quantity based on the BOM of stock items
  • Reprints factory documentation as required prints stock code and job multimedia on documentation

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • Status flags are maintained to indicate whether documents have been printed for each job
  • Reprint documents if required

Integration

  • Integrates with the Work in Progress, Bill of Materials, and Inventory Control modules
  • Factory Documentation requires the Bill of Material module
  • E-mail reports with the Office Automation module

Forecast Pro

Objective - To provide fast, easy and accurate forecasting of sales, revenues, demand for service or any other important variable in order to allow better decision making.

The Value of Forecast Pro for SYSPRO

  • Automatically provides optimum models, providing the best available methodology without sacrificing simplicity or ease of use
  • Easily enter, graph, save and print reports for up to thousands of items
  • Provides proper forecasting tools that benefit planning, cut inventory costs and serve to decrease stockouts
  • Instantly provides graphing and report generation to illustrate forecasts, historic data, confidence limits and safety stocks
  • Operations are optimized to create effective, informative reports regardless of the amount of input, from small to large scale forecasting jobs
  • Contains a standardized set of diagnostic screens that help to compare and evaluate models
  • Graphs residuals and error autocorrelation as well as key numeric statistics

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Forecast Pro for SYSPRO imports data in a variety of flexible, easy to create formats
  • Gives results in clear, understandable business terms, eliminating the need for specialized training or a background in statistics
  • Select a forecast model of choice and set the parameters or allow Forecast Pro to do so automatically
  • Built-in expert system analyzes data, selects the appropriate forecasting technique, builds the model and calculates the forecast required in one of five different classes of models:
  • Simple Methods for very short data or extremely volatile data sets, including moving average models
  • Curve Fitting for a quick identification of the general form of a data curve, i.e., straight line, quadratic, exponential and growth (s-curve)
  • Low Volume models for accommodation of low volume or sparse data
  • Exponential Smoothing with 12 different smoothing models to accommodate a wide range of data characteristics
  • Box-Jenkins for stable data sets which can be built completely automatically or interactively, using a full range of screen-oriented diagnostics
  • The interface provides an easy and efficient method to extract sales data from SYSPRO for use by Forecast Pro, allowing data to be extracted by different criteria and for different periods
  • Through the interface, forecasts can optionally be used to update MRP forecasts
  • Adjusts forecasts graphically or in a spreadsheet-like display
  • Adjusts single points, ranges or totals, using percentages, increments, or by entering new values
  • Automatically adjusts all appropriate levels of a multiple level hierarchy when a value at any given level is changed
  • Forecast Pro provides phone, fax and e-mail technical support in addition to SYSPRO’s support network

Integration

  • Integrates with SYSPRO and runs on Windows 200, XP Vista and Windows 7
  • Forecast Pro for SYSPRO integrates with the Inventory Control and Requirements Planning modules

General Ledger

Objective - To maintain a detailed record of the company’s fixed assets by recording depreciation and current asset values, in addition to providing a facility to evaluate remaining usefulness by tracking expenditures incurred or income derived from assets.

The Value of SYSPRO General Ledger

  • Provides graphical views of actual performance or budgets for quarters and prior years
  • Retains unlimited detail and summary histories
  • Accesses an unlimited number of accounts
  • Drills down into the sub-ledger to find the source of ledger details, including offsetting entries
  • Provides the ability to support European Monetary Unit (EMU) and FASB 52 requirements
  • Maintains currency exchange rate history
  • Allows redefinition of financial year
  • Preview of reports to screen and e-mail capabilities

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Defines a 4, 6, 12 or 13 period financial year
  • Maintains up to 10 budgets for each ledger code
  • Produces consolidated financials for multiple companies
  • Defines ledger code groupings
  • Integrates from sub-ledgers in detail or summary specified per module or ledger account
  • Provides password protection of sensitive accounts
  • Multi-period accounting allows 2 years of open periods
  • Imports budgets and journal entries from third party products such as payroll
  • Puts accounts on hold to prevent further postings
  • Maintains standard and recurring journal entries
  • Customizable set of data entry fields that may be viewed in the query
  • Creates and attaches notes to accounts using Notepad
  • Retains foreign currency rates of exchange at transaction level

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • Built in Financial Report Writer, with XML support, allows unlimited user-defined statements
  • XML support to create reports suitable for viewing directly within a Web browser and publishing to the Internet or intranet
  • Reports are constructed as XML documents, which make the content suitable for exchanging data between companies
  • XML reporting allow drill down to General Ledger codes and to Source Document or transactions
  • XML documents are XBRL compliant
  • Print summary or detailed trial balance for any period in the current or previous year
  • Complete audit trails for all transactions are posted to the General Ledger
  • The Global Tax Report consolidates tax transactions from sub-ledgers into a single report
  • Generates multi-currency reporting
  • Period-end worksheets assist with auditor’s adjustments

Integration

  • Integrates with Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash Book, Inventory Control, Fixed Assets, Return to Vendor, and Work in Progress modules
  • Allows user-definable integration of each module
  • E-mail reports with the Office Automation module

Graphical Job Schedule

Objective - To provide a visual representation of the production schedule and allow drag-and-drop manipulation to enhance factory production.

The Value of SYSPRO Graphical Job Schedule

  • Presents a graphical view of the utilization of each work center by job and day
  • Effectively monitor each job and identify potential problem areas before they become obstacles
  • View Available to Promise (ATP) graphically
  • Highlights overloads as well as underloads
  • Demand pegging and supply chain operation available at a glance with the ability to update shipping or due dates
  • View and control multiple constraints in the production schedule
  • The effect of queue time, elapsed time, move time and routing on dates and capacity loadings is apparent, user can review routing procedures
  • Work Center Capacity Calendar is visible in its entirety and can be easily manipulated
  • Permits complete reload of each job on a forward or backward basis
  • Preview of reports to screen and e-mail capabilities
  • At a glance job status regarding material allocations and operations
  • Supports backflush environments that operate a JIT/Kan Ban production system

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Real-time, on-line scheduling information that reflects the shop floor demand
  • Easily manipulate the schedule using a simple to use drag-and-drop process
  • Graphically presents a schedule for review
  • Gives a more concise tactical view of production schedules and workloads by day and by job graphically
  • View production schedule by work center, or by the job
  • Job conflicts become readily apparent
  • Choose how many productive units should be scheduled during the job and how much overtime is permitted
  • Drag and drop scheduling with WIP updated in real-time
  • Manipulate operation capacity loading using smoothing, forward or backward loading functions
  • Analyze the Work Center Capacity Calendar including working days, capacity hours, available productive units and overtime potential
  • Modify the operation planned finish date, move time and queue buffer
  • Adjust both consecutive and concurrent operation/routings
  • Determine if the job planned start date can be started earlier, delayed or compressed to meet the due date
  • Analyze the potential for using an alternate work center or subcontractor to complete the task

Integration

  • Graphical Job Schedule for SYSPRO integrates and is required with the Work in Progress module

Interface System and Business-to-Business Trading

Objective - To facilitate both the communication between multi-site companies using SYSPRO and electronic interchange of data between customers and suppliers.

The Value of the SYSPRO to SYSPRO Interface System

  • Updates all locations with minimum communication costs, maximum efficiency and security
  • Allows the installation of only the modules required at individual sites
  • Defines which transactions will be exported to each site
  • Allows user to decide when and how often various locations will be updated
  • Manages remote branches efficiently without duplication of data entry
  • Provides the ability to choose whether to transfer all information with each update, or to transfer only the changes which have occurred since the last update

The Value of Business-to-Business Trading

  • Uses pre-defined ASCII format files or exports XML documents to easily communicate with customers and supplier
  • Imports customer sales orders
  • Exports order acknowledgments and delivery notes
  • Exports supplier purchase orders and imports confirmations
  • Exports new/changed blanket purchase orders
  • Imports or exports contract prices
  • Imports blanket sales order releases
  • Exports invoices, credit notes and debit notes

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • Provides validation checks to verify imported data
  • Gives a complete log of all transactions
  • Gives a detailed status report and transmission log for all sites
  • Each interface file is assigned a sequential log

Integration

  • SYSPRO Interface System can update the Sales Analysis, Accounts Receivable and Inventory Control modules
  • All transactions transferred will update each site’s General Ledger, if required
  • SYSPRO Data Interchange requires the Accounts Receivable, Purchase Orders, and Inventory Control modules
  • E-mail reports with the Office Automation module

Inventory Control

Objective - To provide superior management over inventory by optimizing inventory stocking levels for excellent customer service and profit maximization.

The Value of SYSPRO Inventory Control

  • Analyzes inventory levels, allocates stock plan purchases and allocates deliveries accordingly
  • Provides powerful screen query with history and graphics
  • Has an extensive serial number tracking system along with expiration codes
  • The batching rules assist in controlling inventory levels
  • Identifies key suppliers of each stocked item
  • Powerful pricing and costing capabilities
  • The Available to Promise is calculated to assist in decision making
  • Preview of reports to screen and e-mail capabilities
  • SYSPRO allows you to sell by unit count and catch weight, enabling a more accurate pricing of product.

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Flexible costing options including average, standard, LIFO, FIFO, and last cost
  • Provides for multiple units of measure per item
  • Gives strong multi-warehouse functionality along with multiple bin locations
  • Uses SYSPRO’s very powerful and flexible pricing - quantity and discounted prices, contract pricing and more!
  • Provides an optional 2-phased receiving capability
  • Backflushes items with short manufacturing lead times
  • Allows the option to retain cost in units of measure other than stocking
  • Gives lead times and dock-to-stock for realistic time-phasing
  • Has notes per item for P/O’s, S/O’s, WIP, technical specs, dangerous goods handling, etc.
  • Facility to place stock code on hold
  • Visibility of transfers between warehouses
  • Supplier/stock code cross-reference
  • Powerful stock-take/physical inventory system with import facilities

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • Gives thorough audit trails for all transactions
  • Browses through pictures of stock items using the bitmap browser
  • Has a robust automated physical inventory system saving time and effort, and improves accuracy
  • Allows inventory transfers between warehouses and bin locations
  • Provides global cost and selling price changes
  • Groups inventory items into resalable kits
  • Automatically updates minimum stock levels based on actual usage and sales figures
  • Provides bar code integration
  • Attaches OLE objects, gif, jpeg or bitmaps, spreadsheets and sound clips to stock codes
  • Has easy, menu-driven receiving, issues to Work in Progress, physical adjustments and cost changes
  • Provides password security control over sensitive functions

Integration

  • Integrates with the Sales Orders & Invoicing, Purchase Orders, Work in Progress, Bill of Materials, Accounts Receivable, Lot Traceability, Product Configurator, Remote Site Interface, Return to Vendor and General Ledger modules
  • E-mail reports with the Office Automation module

Inventory Import

Objective - To provide a mechanism whereby inventory transactions and sales order releases from systems external to SYSPRO can be imported and correctly affect the necessary SYSPRO data.

The Value of Inventory Import for SYSPRO

  • SYSPRO’s IMP099 provides an effective way to import inventory transactions, thereby avoiding duplication of data capture and the associated pitfalls. Incoming data is validated according to the established SYSPRO rules. The IMP099 process allows for the batch importing of several different transaction types in a single file.
  • Through SYSPRO’s autorun facility (IMPAUT), IMP099 is able to run without supervision

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

The following types of transactions are handled:

  • Purchase order receipts
  • Inventory receipts, including job receipts from WIP
  • Material issues, including expense issues and issues to work in progress
  • Warehouse transfers between different locations
  • Bin transfers between different locations within the same warehouse
  • Backflushing of components and the receipt of manufactured parts
  • Releasing of back orders on outstanding orders, leaving the orders in a status that allows them to be invoiced
  • The system caters for serialized and lot traceable items

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • Prior to processing any update, the import program goes through an extensive validation routine to ensure that the data being imported passes SYSPRO requirements
  • If errors are found, an error report describing the reason for the failure is produced and the batch is rejected

Integration

  • Integrates with existing barcode, warehouse and shipping systems
  • Integrates with the Inventory Control, Purchase Orders, Work in Progress, Sales Orders, and Lot Traceability modules

Landed Cost Tracking

Objective - To provide visibility of imported goods while retaining control of all associated costs resulting in accurate landed costs.

The Value of SYSPRO Landed Cost Tracking

  • Identifies all cost elements associated with goods that are purchased
  • Monitors the progress of arrival dates of shipments
  • Simplifies the receipt of shipments by pre-costing the shipment before the goods arrive
  • Compares actual invoice cost with estimated costs for all cost elements
  • Selects vendors based on shipping routes and associated costs
  • Achieves true landed cost for each product through accurate cost apportionment based on volume, value, quantity, etc.
  • Receives traceable stock items through inspection with lot and/or serial numbers
  • Takes advantage of the Goods Received Note (GRN) system to trace element costs for accurate invoice matching
  • Allows for different tariff codes
  • Preview of reports to screen and e-mail capabilities

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Sets up multiple alternate shipping routes for each stock item
  • Allows the accumulation of multiple purchase orders into a single shipment
  • The automatic cost roll-up will indicate the differences between landed costs and current inventory cost
  • Revises shipment quantities if differences exist with the original purchase order
  • Defines the currency rates for customs exchange calculations
  • Defined a bill of costs for each inventory item
  • Enters revised shipping dates which will automatically update the expected arrival dates
  • Provides automatic routines to transfer landed cost price to the inventory warehouse costs
  • Registers supplier invoices against the shipment registration system
  • Archives the shipment once all the actual costs have been accumulated

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • Inventory journals are produced when the warehouse costs are updated
  • Provides a detailed shipment tracking report
  • The Sales Order Action Report cross references customer back orders with incoming long supplier shipments for improved customer service
  • Retains shipments on file as required

Integration

  • Integrates with the Inventory Control, Purchase Orders and Accounts Payable modules
  • E-mail reports with the Office Automation module
  • Landed Cost Tracking requires the Purchase orders, Inventory Control and Accounts Payable modules

Lot Traceability

Objective - To trace items from their source to current location while maintaining quality assurance certification and tracking expiration dates.

The Value of SYSPRO Lot Traceability

  • Maintains a history of traceable items for accountability and customer service follow-up
  • Keeps detailed notes about inspections
  • Provides reject control and documentation
  • Furnishes shelf life control
  • Traces semi-finished or finished products from the supplier of raw materials through to the customer
  • Allows for the same lot number to be used for multiple stock items
  • Archives information on traceable items to conserve disk resources
  • Provides for an on-screen query of current and/or archived data

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Query by item use (which customer, invoice, etc.) or by which item supply (i.e., which supplier, P/O, etc.)
  • Traces serialized and non-serialized inventory items
  • Automatically assigns sequential lot numbers by the system, or unique numbers as goods are received
  • Lot number may default to work order number, for easy traceability
  • Two-step purchase order receiving for quality control inspection
  • Documents all rejects and scrap
  • Flexible search program locates data when lot or serial numbers are not known
  • Optional auto-depletion
  • Audit Trails and Reporting
  • Extensive reporting in detail or summary
  • Report on current and/or archived costs

Integration

  • Lot Traceability integrates with the Inventory Control, Work in Progress, Purchase Orders and the Sales Orders & Invoicing modules
  • Lot Traceability requires the Inventory Control module
  • Preview of reports to screen
  • E-mail reports with the Office Automation module

Materials Yield System

Objective - To provide manufacturers and distributors in the Plastics, Steel, Rubber, Paper and Lumber industries with the ability to maximize yields, minimize waste, and return tracked remnants to inventory.

Many manufacturing and distribution facilities sell materials according to customer-specific dimensional requirements. This means that a customer does not often purchase a standard size that is in stock, but instead orders a custom size. This requires a supplier to yield and cut material from existing inventory, another branch’s inventory, purchase material from a vendor, or do a combination of each. This type of order typically leads to off-cuts (remnants) being created during the cutting operation. Depending on the type of material being cut, the remnants may have a value and would need to be returned to inventory without having to manually create a new part number each time.

The Value of the Material Yield System (MYS) for SYSPRO

  • Allows more accurate inventory evaluation
  • Provides efficient tracking and monitoring of remnants
  • Saves time by automatically calculating the best yield
  • Maximizes efficiency of personnel while reducing labor and restocking costs
  • Allows for less wastage and scrap from original materials, minimizing the need for finding environmentally safe disposal

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Creates a yield calculation while processing a quotation or a sales order for cut sheet, rod, or tube products
  • Automatically calculates customer-specific dimensional requirements with the resulting yields displayed from existing inventory in multiple locations
  • Creates a cutting workflow if any cutting operations are required
  • Allows sales persons to be in complete control of the actual items selected for order processing
  • Assists the user to correctly create the inventory part by including information such as material type, shape, and dimensional characteristics
  • Handles the issuing of raw material to a job, receipting the cut item and remnants back into stock, without manually creating new inventory codes
  • Updates the cost of goods sold for a line item
  • Remnants returned to stock can be put back at zero cost or have a value placed according to needs
  • Assigns new stock codes automatically based on dimensions
  • Allows customization of inventory screens to user specifications and industry-specific terminology
  • Issues purchase orders to appropriate vendor or requisitions to purchasing if sufficient inventory is not on hand
  • Provides the optional ability to change product type or terminology (rod, tube, sheet, etc.) to accommodate specific industries
  • Gives efficient pricing with orders
  • Allows the ability to scale price when creating sales orders
  • Creates job operations for cutting and quality assurance

Integration

  • MYS integrates with the Sales Orders, Purchase Orders, Inventory Control, and Work in Progress modules
  • MYS requires the Sales Orders, Inventory Control, and Work in Progress modules

ODBC

Objective - To use the Microsoft Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) standard, enabling Third Party programs to access SYSPRO data on a read and/or write basis in order to extend the system functionality to other productivity tools.

The Value ODBC of SYSPRO - In today’s fast-paced business climate, it is highly desirable for a company’s various computer programs to have the ability to interact and exchange data. To make the most informed decisions, it is also important that business data be analyzed in a format that reflects real world scenarios, i.e., relationally.

Microsoft Corporation’s Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is the de facto industry standard for data exchange or open systems functionality. Syspro has invested heavily in ODBC technology to enable SYSPRO customers to use any ODBC-compliant software (such as Microsoft Excel or Access) to access SYSPRO data. ODBC provides a transparent link between SYSPRO data and many Windows-based applications, including Microsoft Word, Crystal Reports, Forest and Trees, WordPerfect and Visual Basic.

SYSPRO’s ODBC drivers provide a seamless pipeline between Windows applications and the SYSPRO database. The drivers tell each application where to find requested data in SYSPRO files.

SYSPRO’s ODBC drivers are 100% compliant with Microsoft’s ODBC standard and are based on Structured Query Language (SQL). This feature enables the SYSPRO database to be viewed as a relational database. SQL statements can be used to query the SYSPRO data. Depending upon the Windows application in use, the SQL queries can be stored for subsequent reuse. This facilitates the setup of a number of standard queries pertinent to a company’s particular business.

ODBC is available as a multi-user Client/Server package. ODBC is also available as a standalone Windows product where the programs and data files reside on the same Windows-based workstation, or on a hard drive that is mapped as if it were a local drive.

In a multiple-tier, Client/Server environment certain ODBC programs reside on a Windows-based workstation while others, including the .UDD file, reside on a UNIX (AIX, HPUX, Sun Solaris or SCO), NetWare or Windows NT-based server. The workstation and the server are connected using TCP/IP.

The ODBC product is comprised of ODBC drivers. The ODBC U/SQL Manager maintains the ODBC dictionary and the ODBC Gateway License allows multi-user access through a client on the Microsoft Windows NT server.

System Requirements

  • SYSPRO C-ISAM Database
  • ODBC Driver required for each client PC (seat) that will use ODBC to access SYSPRO data
  • TCP/IP (for Client/Server platforms)
  • ODBC U/SQL Manager (optional)
  • ODBC Gateway License for Windows NT-based Server connections and Internet (optional)

Features and Benefits

  • Improves information management for better decision making
  • The transparent link between SYSPRO and Windows applications increases functionality
  • Provides a relational view of SYSPRO data that mirrors the real world
  • SQL access to data files eases data retrieval
  • Supports popular desktop information tools that expand system functionality
  • Stand-alone and Client/Server extends scalability
  • Provides high performance optimized query for rapid data retrieval
  • The write back capability eliminates reentering data *Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are recognized.

Office Automation and Messaging

Objective - To improve work flow communication and response times, both internally and externally, through the use of e-mailing and faxing directly from within SYSPRO. In addition, the Event Management feature can automatically notify key people of critical events or run a program, thus accelerating action on these important issues.

The Value of SYSPRO Office Automation

  • E-mail on-line or in batch: customer statements, purchase orders, invoices, account information and other reports
  • E-mail SYSPRO reports internally or externally
  • Messages are saved in Microsoft Exchange In/Out box or any MAPI compliant product (i.e. Lotus Notes)
  • Uses the Microsoft Exchange Address Books to ensure accurate delivery of messages and reports
  • E-mail messages are triggered by event management
  • Uses word templates for document forwards

Integration

  • Integration to Microsoft Fax, WinFax Pro or any other MAPI compliant product provides the means to optionally fax:
  • Purchase orders at the point where the purchase order print has been entered
  • Remittance advices and purchase orders to separate fax numbers
  • Sales order documents at the point where the sales order document has been entered
  • Customer statements from the A/R Statement Print function
  • Fax documents are saved to Microsoft Exchange where they are queued for faxing
  • Office Automation requires Microsoft Exchange or Outlook
  • MS Word required to fax or email documentsEvent Management
  • Allows SYSPRO to monitor events in the system as they happen and automatically inform one or more people about the event
  • Events can trigger e-mail, run another SYSPRO program, run another application, or write to a log file for later review
  • Customize triggers with effectivity dates
  • Place standard variables in the command line to specify desired events
  • Conditional logic adds intelligence to notification i.e. only the buyer of that item is emailed

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • All events are automatically saved to a log file which can be queried on-screen and printed

Sample Events

  • Stock on hand negative
  • Stock less than safety or minimum
  • Stock above maximum
  • Goods receipt
  • Bank balance less than specified parameter
  • Customer balance is greater than the percentage of allowed credit limit
  • Supplier balance greater than specified parameter
  • Job costs exceed expected
  • Lot quantity on hand falls to zero
  • New stock item added
  • Customer now within credit limit
  • Sales order released from credit check
  • Access security breach attempt
  • General Ledger YTD actual greater than YTD budget by specific percentage
  • New supplier added
  • New customer added
  • Requisition routed to another user
  • Estimate available for use
  • Security breach attempt

Product Configurator

SYSPRO Product Configurator offers multiple configuration options to customers in a controlled, cost-effective and user-friendly manner in order to maximize customer service and operational efficiency.

It enables manufacturers to differentiate their product offerings through the customization of product to meet customer specifications and can help reduce configuration errors, while also reducing the involvement of experts in routine transactions.

Projects and Contracts

Objective - To facilitate accurate profit reporting for long term projects that require the analysis of costs and revenues at each section or level within the contract or project.

The Value of SYSPRO Projects and Contracts

  • Highlights profitable areas within a job
  • Identifies profitable jobs within a contract
  • Compares real-time, actual, and committed costs assigned to a job
  • Shows real-time, realized, and projected profits
  • Provides comprehensive reporting for jobs that extend over a period of time
  • Job query provides drill-down to transaction detail
  • Query jobs in terms of sales, billings, COS and future expected costs
  • Maintains standard hierarchies
  • Provides view at job or contract level
  • Preview of reports to screen and e-mail capabilities

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Assigns multiple jobs to a contract for tracking purposes
  • Estimates cost and revenue by levels or sections within a contract
  • Designates user-defined costing levels within a contract
  • Assigns unlimited numbers of heads to a contract
  • Assigns unlimited numbers of sections to a head
  • Assigns unlimited numbers of sections to subsections
  • Describes the costing hierarchy at the time of creating the job or estimate
  • Reduces processing time by recalling standard costing hierarchies for similar items that are manufactured
  • Attaches purchase order lines to the costing hierarchy
  • Attaches all material issues and labor transactions to the costing hierarchy
  • Recognizes revenue through Sales Orders & Invoicing based on the costing hierarchy
  • Provides adjustment of billing values between heads and sections

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • Contract and job progress reports
  • Job transaction detail report
  • Estimate detail reports
  • All audit trails available to Work in Progress reports integrate with Projects and Contracts
  • Graphical analysis of hierarchy costs per contract and per job

Integration

  • Integrates with the Work in Progress, Quotations & Estimating, Sales Orders & Invoicing, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Inventory Control, Purchase Orders and Cash Book modules

Purchase Orders

Objective - To monitor the quality, accuracy, lead times and costs of purchases, while providing comprehensive supplier performance analysis.

The Value of SYSPRO Purchase Orders

  • Gives detailed screen query including graphical purchase order commitment
  • Uses inventory cost, last price paid or contract pricing when creating orders
  • Analyzes vendor performance for delivery times, quoted prices and previous quality specifications
  • Has Full Goods Received Notes (GRN) suspense facilities with A/P to P/O matching and variance reporting
  • Streamlines purchasing with purchase order requisitions and authorization procedures
  • Provides automatic requisitioning via customer back orders
  • Gives the ability to fax purchase order documents
  • Lines P/O to Sales Order or Work Order
  • Preview of reports to screen, fax and e-mail capabilities

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Maintains multiple vendor stock codes and prices, cross-referencing to inventory stock codes
  • Has an extensive notepad capability for P/O comments
  • Orders stocked and/or non-stocked items easily to suit all purchasing needs
  • Gives multiple user-defined P/O’s and GRN document formats
  • Provides user-defined follow-up codes and dates to prompt buyers for appropriate expediting
  • Retains original and revised due dates to monitor supplier performance
  • Orders for multiple due dates and warehouses
  • Allows two stage receipting for inspection items
  • Orders stocked and non-stocked (custom order) items on the same order
  • Purchases in multiple units with user-defined conversion rates
  • Allows automatic inclusion of purchasing comments for each line item
  • Fast, efficient receiving options allow receiving of entire order or incoming transactions from a data collection system
  • Receives directly into Work in Progress
  • Blanket P/O facility
  • Customizable set of data entry fields that may be viewed in the query
  • Non-merchandise apportionment across all lines
  • Ability to Export P/O/ in XML format

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • Full inventory journals are generated for P/O receipts
  • The GRN system monitors variances between the price paid and current cost
  • Reports variances between the receipt price (P/O) and the invoiced price (vendor’s invoice) or purchase order price and standard cost
  • Expediting reports (user definable) prompt buyers to follow up by vendor, by item, etc.
  • Extensive vendor performance reports
  • Prints inspection documents on-line
  • Provides the facility to print local or foreign purchase orders
  • Gives the receipt history and tracks scrap/rejections per supplier

Integration

  • Integrates with the Inventory Control, Work in Progress, Sales Orders & Invoicing, Return to Vendor and the Requirements Planning modules
  • Links to Accounts Payable through GRN system, verifying that goods have been received
  • E-mail reports or fax documents with the Office Automation module

Quotations & Estimating

Objective - To provide the flexibility of producing quotes with multiple offers for stocked and/or customized (estimated) items for existing or prospective customers.

The Value of SYSPRO Quotations & Estimating

  • Quotes on existing and/or non-stocked items
  • Retains Bill of Materials for non-stocked make items
  • Retains supplier contacts for non-stocked as well as bought items
  • Provides access to the Product Configurator at line level
  • Identifies time and materials for manufacturing an item
  • Estimates expected labor, material and overhead costs
  • Safeguards profits with built-in profit percentages
  • Retains analysis on lost quotes
  • May be selectively included in MRP for planning
  • Preview of reports to screen and e-mail capabilities

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Recall non-stocked item information for use in multiple quotations
  • Has an on-line cost roll-up to determine price and lead-time
  • Multiple user-defined formats for printing quotes
  • Expiration dates control quoted costs
  • Ability to re-value based on current inventory or standard costs
  • Five offers per quotation with default quantity breaks
  • Copy and modify previous quotation
  • Import from CAD generated files (or other ASCII files)
  • Recall configurations previously defined using the product configurator
  • Automatically create work orders, purchase orders and sales orders, on acceptance of the quote
  • Job chaining for multi-level custom BOMs
  • Automatic issue of lower jobs to their parent, on completion
  • Notes, comments and instructions may be added and printed on reports and quotation formats
  • Create inventory item and generate bill of material from estimate

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • Retains quotes for as long as required
  • Detailed and summarized reports available
  • Estimate details may be included in quotation reports
  • On-screen queries show all quote and estimate details
  • Analysis reporting available

Integration

  • Integrates with the Work in Progress, Bill of Materials, Sales Orders & Invoicing, Inventory Control and the Requirements Planning modules
  • E-mail reports and fax documents with the Office Automation module

Report Writer

Objective - To fulfill the unique reporting requirements of each business by allowing for the creation of custom reports while allowing complete access to the SYSPRO database.

The Value of SYSPRO Report Writer

  • Reporting is completely user-definable enabling the retrieval of wanted data in a preferred format
  • Easy, menu-driven design - no programming skills required
  • Provides instant access to all system data
  • Offers the ability to read and write back to the database facilitating mass updates, if desired
  • Reports on data from third party sources
  • Exports data to third party software (spreadsheets, word processors, databases, etc)
  • Run-time prompts allow for real-time reporting
  • Provides excellent security control for sensitive reports
  • Has the ability to “daisy-chain” reports
  • A Report Wizard is available
  • Sends reports to the printer, screen, ASCII file, or XML documents
  • Supplements standard SYSPRO reports
  • Preview of reports to screen and e-mail capabilities
  • Sequence selected at run-time

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Formats any number of reports in order to suit unique information needs and control the content as well as the layout of each report
  • Prints detailed or summarized reports
  • Data files within SYSPRO can be updated with new data, constants or calculated results
  • Creates user-defined files
  • Designs customized security controls to insure that only authorized users can access data and/or reports
  • Data files can be linked for reporting from multiple files to one report
  • Creates special sorting indexes for use with many of the standard SYSPRO reports
  • Run-time check boxes allow greater flexibility
  • Works with both SQL and C-ISAM database
  • Up to 10 run-time prompts with browse facility on key fields
  • Powerful include logic with pattern matching and nested logic
  • Conditional printing and positioning
  • Output XML documents for display in HTML format

Integration

  • The Report Writer module accesses all files and fields within the SYSPRO database
  • E-mail reports with the Office Automation module

Processing

  • Offers user-defined report, column and detail line headings
  • Has powerful include and exclude logic with pattern matching and nested logic
  • Provides five user-defined subtotal levels plus grand total
  • Allows 10 predefined, multilevel sequences on any field
  • Provides the facility to create user-specified numbered records, i.e. top 20 highest selling items
  • Gives user-defined variables for calculations and strings
  • Provides user-defined run-time prompts that allow design dynamic reports that can run repeatedly
  • Gives vertical and horizontal print definitions
  • Has arithmetic calculation facilities
  • Report layouts are “painted” on the screen as they are designed
  • Conditional printing and positioning provides unconditional flexibility

Requirements Planning

Objective - To create realistic purchasing and production schedules, optimize stock holdings and identify capacity constraints in a multi-site, multi-warehouse environment.

The Value of SYSPRO Requirements Planning

  • Assists with the planning of materials and production capacity required to meet demand
  • Identifies levels of usage of critical resources for rough-cut capacity planning
  • Allows for the easy creation of build schedules from Master Production Schedule (MPS) suggestions and shop floor
  • Suggests purchasing, production and transfer schedule to satisfy demand
  • Powerful, on-screen reviews enable the creation and amending of purchase orders and jobs based on suggestions
  • Snapshot function allows the testing of plans before updating the live system
  • Identifies potential over-supply
  • Identifies average queue times
  • Preview of reports to screen and e-mail capabilities

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Calculates material and capacity requirements under an infinite or finite capacity assumption
  • Creates actual purchase orders or requisitions from suggestions
  • Creates actual work orders from suggestions
  • Creates supply chain transfers from suggestions for transfers between warehouses
  • Suggests changes to existing purchase orders and jobs based on changes in demand
  • Provides detailed pegging information in queries and reports
  • The Gross Requirements rule is defined per item
  • Allows user-defined planning frequencies, lead times and planning horizons for time fence indicators
  • Provides a seamless link to the Advanced Scheduler
  • Has MRP query with pegging
  • The capacity load is viewed in a bar chart or report form
  • Quickly identifies overloaded work centers
  • Gives critical resource planning queries
  • Provides bucketless planning that can be viewed and reported in any time period

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • Comprehensive reports include Capacity Loading, Material Requirements, Suggested Work Orders, Suggested Purchase Orders, Pegging and Resource Requirements
  • Action Reports include: Build Schedule, Job, Purchase Order, Sales Order, Forecast, Safety Stock and Capacity
  • Calculates projected available and available to promise
  • Provides review of late supplies

Integration

  • Integrates with the Sales Orders & Invoicing, Quotations & Estimating, Inventory Control, Work in Progress, Bill of Materials and Purchase Order modules
  • E-mail reports with the Office Automation module
  • Requirements Planning requires the Inventory Control module

Return to Vendor

Objective - To provide an efficient method of controlling the return and exchange of items bought from suppliers, ensuring visibility and tracking of the item until the transaction is concluded.

The Value of Return to Vendor (RTV) for SYSPRO

  • Gives complete visibility of returned inventory
  • Tracks returned items that are outstanding
  • Allows for credit notes and replacement items from vendor
  • Tracks costs of items not replaced by vendor
  • Retains unlimited history of RTV transactions
  • Preview of reports to screen and e-mail capabilities

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Ensures that items that are to be returned to the vendor are removed from the available stock and held in a review area while the terms for return are negotiated with the vendor
  • Handles stocked and non-stocked items
  • Tracks variances between cost of item and credit received
  • Manages items to return through the RTV review process
  • Issues items directly to the RTV review area, while processing a return from a customer (RMA)
  • Adds non-stocked items on the fly during the review process
  • Transfers stocked items immediately to the RTV area during the receiving process
  • Creates GRN which can be matched against supplier’s credit note
  • Creates Purchase Order for expected replacement items

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • Comprehensive RTV status report with many different selection criteria
  • Return slip document to accompany items being returned to vendor
  • Provides a journal report for integrating to General Ledger

Integration

  • Integrates with Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Inventory, Purchase Orders (including GRN suspense) and Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA)
  • E-mail reports with Office Automation
  • RTV for SYSPRO requires the Accounts Payable, Inventory Control, and Purchase Orders modules

RMA

Objective - To provide Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) as an efficient method of controlling the return or exchange of items sold to customers, ensuring visibility and tracking of the item until the transaction is concluded.

The Value of RMA for SYSPRO

  • Improves customer service through instant on-screen access to all RMA information
  • Retains an unlimited history of RMA’s
  • Has practically no limit on transaction volumes
  • Gives complete visibility of returned inventory
  • Identifies recurring problems in various areas of order processing, analyzing the reasons for returns
  • Provides inventory action options when receiving RMA’s for repair, scrap, return to OEM, restock or take no action
  • Avoids costly mistakes by automatically calculating associated return charges
  • Verifies warranty dates, price and the quantity purchased
  • Preview of reports to screen and e-mail capabilities

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Create unique return codes
  • Use flexible options that customize processing
  • User-defined return period for RMA’s issued
  • Warnings will appear if RMA is invalid
  • Automatic restocking charges
  • Multiple receiving actions can be analyzed
  • Facilitates immediate replacement cross-shipments to customers returning goods
  • Facility to look up sold items and validate them
  • Handle stocked and non-stocked items
  • Multiple line items per RMA
  • Flexible options that customize processing
  • Creates repair work orders for items within or out of warranty
  • Allows for IBT (Interbranch Transfer) transactions
  • Default warehouses may be set for RMA returns and later transferred to the repair warehouse after an RMA inspection

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • Full on-screen inquiry of the status of returned material can be accessed at any time
  • Allows printing of RMA authorization documents, reports and labels
  • Returns can be tracked by action codes through RMA reporting
  • Supports lot and serial number control
  • Provides daily receipt listing

Integration

  • Integrates with the Inventory Control, Bill of Materials, Accounts Receivable, Return to Vendor, Work in Progress and the Sales Orders & Invoicing modules
  • E-mail reports with the Office Automation modules
  • RMA for SYSPRO requires the Inventory Control and Sales Orders & Invoicing modules

Sales Analysis

Objective - To provide accurate management information relating to sales activity in order to improve sales profitability and provide facilities for sales forecasting and planning at customer and product class levels.

The Value of SYSPRO Sales Analysis

  • Identifies the most profitable customers
  • Knows which products are selling
  • Analyzes market trends and geographic buying patterns
  • Knows the profit generated by each product
  • Knows which divisions of business are selling
  • Identifies which salespeople are performing
  • Business graphics instantly display sales performance for presentations and reports
  • Improves sales forecasting
  • Measures actual performance against quantity or revenue forecasts
  • Analyzes tax collections
  • Sets targets against customers and/or products
  • Compares against budgets per product group and/or sales person
  • Preview of reports to screen and e-mail capabilities

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • User-defined sales history file allows the choice of data analysis most relevant to business
  • Retains analysis against sub-accounts (branches) while invoicing the master account (head-office)
  • Creates budgets (expected sales or quotas) for salespeople, customers and product lines utilizing user-defined time periods for analysis (day, week, etc.)
  • Keeps up to 24 months of sales history on-line
  • Protects the bottom line by checking that a minimum profit is realized on all sales
  • Updates sales analysis statistical files at anytime
  • Corrects sales transactions without interrupting invoicing
  • Invoice and detail line data is updated on-line as invoices are printed
  • Statistical values are updated separately to allow control of the contents of the Sales Analysis database

Integration

  • Integrates with the Sales Orders & Invoicing, Accounts Receivable and Inventory Control modules
  • E-mail reports with the Office Automation module
  • Sales Analysis requires the Sales Orders & Invoicing module

Reporting

  • Provides user-defined selection criteria for flexible reporting
  • The Sales Profitability Analysis reports line item gross profit
  • Gives daily and monthly sales turnover reports
  • Allows actual to budget comparisons and profitability analysis by salesperson and product type
  • Highlights missing invoice numbers
  • Documents all minimum profitability overrides
  • Creates extensive reports such as: Sales by Salesperson, Customer, Product Type, Branch, Geographic Area, Profit by Invoice, etc.
  • Provides sales tax reporting in detail or summary
  • Allows commission calculation and reporting

Sales Orders & Invoicing

Objective - To enhance customer service through fast, efficient order processing and accurate, timely order fulfillment, while maximizing sales through instant access to information about stock availability, prices and possible substitutions.

The Value of SYSPRO Sales Orders & Invoicing

  • Accommodates various sales processing environments
  • Operator preferences streamline data entry
  • Provides instant lookup windows to find data quickly so customers can be served professionally and efficiently
  • Quick entry quotes allow for quotations on-the-fly which can be converted to an order type of choice
  • Checks on current availability, prices, substitutes, ATP, etc. during order entry
  • Maximizes profits with profit margin checking and powerful pricing tools
  • Provides order discounts per customer and/or product class
  • Applies freight, service and miscellaneous charges
  • On-line or batch printing with reprint facility
  • Allow foreign currency sales orders
  • Preview of reports to screen, fax and e-mail capabilities

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Allows picking according to area and other criteria
  • Chooses from a variety of pricing methods to personalize business needs and reduce order entry errors
  • Provides contract prices for customers and buying groups for time sensitive specials and promotions
  • Configures the back-order system to operational requirements
  • Ship to multiple pre-defined delivery addresses
  • Flexible billing arrangements for multiple location customers
  • Provides multiple user-defined documents with optional word formatting or the use of bitmap facilities
  • Has multiple free form or coded comment lines
  • The Dispatch Notes System enables the tracking of multiple deliveries across one or multiple orders to produce one invoice
  • Allows substitution of alternate stock items
  • Enters orders using a customer’s stock codes
  • Provides sales kits with optional components
  • Has the facility to create standard orders and copy details from one order to another
  • Allows creation of SCT/purchase order from back order review
  • Uses the Product Configurator at line level to customize the item on-the-fly
  • Allows manual or automatic depletion of bins or lots
  • Two or three dimensional quantities or enter quantities as cases and units
  • Real time credit checking with email notification option
  • Archive completed sales orders as XML documents

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • Gives order analysis of lines added, changed, cancelled or lost
  • Provides time stamping of orders taken
  • Has an Order & Invoice Cross Reference report
  • Multiple outstanding order and backorder reports
  • Orders commitment reports for user-defined time periods
  • Orders profitability analysis
  • Identifies price overrides

Integration

  • Integrates with Accounts Receivable, Sales Analysis, Product Configurator, Work in Progress, Purchase Orders, Quotations & Estimating, Inventory Control, Lot Traceability and the Requirements Planning and the Counter Sales modules
  • E-mail reports or fax documents with the OfficeAutomation module
  • The Accounts Receivable module is a prerequisite
  • Optional interface to Vertex Quantum for advanced sales tax requirements

Shipping System

Objective - The Shipping System facilitates efficient packaging methods and ensures the accuracy of freight charges based on actual product shipping weights and up-to-date carrier rates.

  • The Value of the Shipping System
    • Operator workload is reduced by means of controlling the packing process. Packers see only the orders that are due to ship.
    • Up to date shipping rates and electronic scales provide more accurate shipping costs
    • Provide customers during the order entry process an estimated cost of shipping
    • Shipping costs and tracking numbers are automatically updated in the Sales Order module
    • Reports can be previewed on-screen and/or e-mailed
  • Matching SYSPRO to Your Business
    • Calculate packed weight based on manually entered weight or from an electronic scale
    • Ensures the most up to date shipping rates from FedEx, UPS, or Airborne carriers. The system also caters for manually entered rates
    • Integrates with electronic scales
    • Records items being packed into a box. A query option allows verification of the box contents
    • Sales Order status is automatically updated
    • Shipping charges are posted to the Sales Order
    • Tracking numbers are posted to Sales Order
    • Shipping labels and Bill of Lading documentation
    • Shipping Manifest documentation
    • Carrier Close Day function
    • Optional change of status to 8
  • Audit Trails and Reporting
    • Query tracking and box numbers on-screen
    • Print shipping labels for each of the supported carriers
    • User defined formatting of the Bill of Lading
    • Print manifest documents used by carriers
  • Integration
    • Integration with the Inventory Control and Sales Order modules
    • E-mail reports via the Office Automation Module

System Manager

Objective - To serve as the foundation for the SYSPRO system and seamlessly integrate all applications for easy flow, a user-friendly interface, and efficient data processing, and to define the environment and access parameters

The Value of SYSPRO System Manager

  • Configuration Options: Use only those features required
  • Stationary formats and tables: Design individual stationary forms and create standard reference tables to reduce repetitive keystrokes and data entry error
  • Security: Sensitive data and critical data processing functions are protected by SYSPRO’s multilevel security system
  • User Interface: SYSPRO’s powerful user interface allows the easy and efficient processing of data
  • Printer Manager: Controls the destination and form of printed reports by selecting Windows printing or by defining your own print library
  • G/L Integration: Defines how each module integrates to the General Ledger, in detail or summary

User Interface

  • Personalized interface provides state-of-the-art features for customization and ease of use
  • Retains settings per operator thereby supporting roaming
  • Defines a favorite menu per operator that can be launched from anywhere in the system
  • Defines task lists with single or multiple programs
  • Tasks may be recurring with auto reminder
  • Automatically insert tasks into Microsoft Outlook
  • Use standard explorer-type menu or publish each menu as an HTML page
  • On-line browse and search facility quickly accesses key information such as ledger codes, customer accounts, etc.
  • User-defined menus per operator, group or company
  • Triggers (Windows API) allow launching of custom programs after certain functions, enabling customization without source changes
  • Multimedia objects may be added to static information
  • Context sensitive help with ability to bookmark, annotate, search and print
  • Translatable report heading and text
  • Third party or SYSPRO programs can be run from user-defined menus

System Requirements

  • The System Manager module is mandatory with the use of the SYSPRO system

Configuration Options

  • Define how each module operates
  • Update the options as requirements change
  • When the software is enhanced, choose new features to utilize
  • Changing management policies can be quickly and easily tested and implemented

Stationary Formats and Tables

  • Design stationary using Word templates or bitmaps, or map to pre-printed forms
  • Selected fields can be printed as bar codes
  • Standard tables can easily be modified to reflect changes in customer and supplier terms, tax rates, etc.
  • Buying and selling exchange rates are easily updated via tables

Security

  • Track user activity via the job logging system
  • Password protect sensitive functions
  • Security is defined per group
  • Access levels are controlled per module program and/or per transaction and field

Web-Enabled Applications

Objective- To provide a new generation of out-the-box applications that can be run on the Internet and that can be easily customized to suit end-user requirements.

The value of the SYSPRO Web-based Applications

  • Built using ASP.Net
  • Fully utilizes the Software Developer Library to access SYSPRO data
  • Client only requires Explorer 6.0 or higher - no additional client overhead
  • Efficient access via the internet
  • Component framework reduces network traffic
  • Uses same Business Objects as SYSPRO ERP

Matching SYSPRO Web-based Applications to your business

  • Out-of-the-box solution that runs on the web
  • Multi-lingual capabilities
  • Access and setup controlled via the Business Objects
  • Display fields easily added or removed from view
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) allow appearance customization
  • Current Web-based Applications
  • Applications include, Inventory Query, Order Entry, Customer Order Query, Customer Statements, Customer Information Change and Supplier Information Change Please contact your regional SYSPRO office for a full listing of currently available applications

Prerequisites

  • A working copy of the Software Developer Library (SDL)
  • The Microsoft Common Language Runtime (CLR Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS)
  • A configured copy of the SYSPRO Web-based Applications Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher

Work in Progress (WIP)

Objective - To track the activity of the manufacturing process and manage the performance of the shop floor in order to minimize job costs, efficiently utilize production resources and provide comparative reporting.

The Value of SYSPRO Work in Progress

  • Supports mixed mode manufacturing environments
  • Tracks and manages material and operational costs for each job
  • Use Dynamic Load Leveling provides visibility of work center loads, allowing quick verification of overloads
  • Analyzes various actual versus standard production floor performance indicators
  • Tracks production overheads, resources, and scrap
  • Schedules jobs on the production calendar
  • Automatically creates jobs from Sales Orders, Quotations & Estimating and MRP
  • Analyzes efficiency and utilization of shop floor elements
  • Links Purchase Orders to jobs to expedite receiving
  • Preview of reports to screen and e-mail capabilities

Matching SYSPRO to Your Business

  • Defines calendars for factory, productive unit and workcenter capacity
  • Defines the shop floor machines and employees, standard working hours and rates
  • Optionally includes or excludes the value of nonproductive time in the cost of the job
  • Creates jobs using Bill of Materials, estimates details for standard products or estimates details for custom-made products
  • Schedules jobs to meet and optimize available capacity
  • Allocates materials and labor directly to jobs, in kits, or by item
  • Post labor at standard or actual employee rate
  • Imports labor transactions and job receipts from a barcode data collection system
  • Records costs that are incurred on subcontracted or outside operations
  • Receives completed items directly back into inventory or dispatch
  • Automatically creates sub-jobs with easy transfers of value to the master
  • Due dates are calculated on a forward, backward, finite or manually chosen basis

Audit Trails and Reporting

  • Provides complete audit trails of all transactions
  • Allows for comprehensive reporting, including percentage completed, work in progress tracking, job status and job variances
  • Gives extensive labor analysis
  • The detailed screen query shows current job status, activity to date and expected activity
  • Provides work center dispatch lists
  • Allows analysis of non-productive time and scrap
  • Provides work center, employee and machine efficiency analysis

Integration

  • Integrates with the Inventory Control, Bill of Materials, Requirements Planning, Lot Traceability, Cash Book, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Sales Orders & Invoicing, Quotations & Estimating, Purchase Orders, Graphical Job Schedule, Projects & Contracts and Factory Documentation modules
  • E-mail reports with the Office Automation module
  • Supports milestone operations
  • Place jobs on hold to suspend processing
  • Place receiving bin on hold for inspection
  • Archive completed jobs as XML documents

Reviews of SYSPRO 7

Ashreena says...

what i found was that it can only print statements for 3 months. i wanted the accounts receivables and payable to be able to print customer and suppliers history for atleast 1year

The good: flexibility

The bad: not enough reports

An anonymous SYSPRO 7 user says...

Pros: Tracks inventory and costs in details. Integrates easily with MS-Office tools, especially Excel, Outlook and Word. Designed ground-up for manufacturers and distributors. Workflow - for accounting and procurement process. Pretty powerful and integrated software. Easily customizable without a developer. Stable and low total-cost compared to other ERP products. Cons: Some modules like Budget preparation with a team is a 3rd party add-on.

The good: Changing form layout and adding custom fields is so easy.

The bad: Scope for better integration with Budgeting and Payroll modules. Cloud hosting is offered, but not matured enough.

Lacy from TAC Industries, Inc. says...

It definitely connects everything together. It is fully integrated, everything talks to each other and it follows itself the whole way through the system so you are not left with something being known on one side but not the other.

The Good: I do like the program but there isn’t one thing that stands out, maybe that it is fully integrated.

The Bad: I am not really a big fan of the reporting. I would like it if there were more standard reports that we could then customize a bit more, but it still has the basics.

Tim Norris from SKLZ says...

SYSPRO helps provide us a unique look into our business. Utilizing its many modules and features, such as the EDI and Shipping Solution, Landed Cost Tracking, Bills of Materials, Credit Card processing, e.net Solutions, etc., has provided SKLZ the stability to grow our business.

Mick Whitlock from Vanns Spices says...

If you look back over time that we’ve been using SYSPRO, you can see that we.ve had major savings and that of those savings have gone to our bottom-line. Our company morale has also really improved as SYSPRO helps our employees efficiently do their jobs and get the information they need.

An anonymous SYSPRO 7 user says...

We continue to grow more than 20% a year in transaction volume and without SYSPRO it would be difficult to complete and ship as many orders out the door. SYSPRO allows us to manage customer and product ordering, accounting processes and manage the customer from the time of order through to invoicing.

David Hintzman from Bodypoint says...

We’ve been able to manage our global distribution network much more efficiently and we now are able to include our CE Marketing and traceability requirements as a result of having SYSPRO.

Steve Hoodendoorn from Yeti Cycles says...

SYSPRO Isn’t just sitting back and letting the product get stale. They are always innovating and finding wats to help us address our challenges. We are always getting a cutting-edge product.

Michael Conway from Summit Packaging Systems says...

One of the key advantages of SYSPRO is the integration of our custom barcode into the SYSPRO ERP system. We produce about 30 billion components and each is tracked through SYSPRO. This results in close to 1 billion transactions per year globally.

Vincent Chong from Sun Mountain Sports says...

I fell in love with SYSPRO all over again at the last conference. SYSPRO has been great for us, especially the financials, and I look forward to the new advancements in the product. After many years of using the software, our business changed from manufacturing to distribution, and SYSPRO still works very well for us today.