A flexible planning, scheduling, and tracking solution for manufacturing companies.

About Resource Manager-DB

The Resource Manager-DB is designed for busy people who need immediate help in planning and scheduling their operations. With a unique adaptable design, Resource Manager-DB represents the best value available for Manufacturing & Operations Management Software – guaranteed. This software can be configured to meet your specific needs, easily and affordably.

Now you can quit struggling with time consuming decisions such as: what to buy, make, or do AND when to buy, make, or do it. Resource Manager-DB adds powerful scheduling, planning, Shop Management and MRP capabilities to your existing system (be it manual or other), for less than most any other option, GUARANTEED.

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Software Features

  • Finite Capacity Planning and Scheduling
  • Advanced Planning and Scheduling
  • MRP and Inventory Management
  • Routings and Priority Scheduling
  • Easy “what-if” analysis
  • Purchasing and Receiving
  • Downtime Analysis and Customized Reporting
  • Maintenance and Updating
  • Forecasting
  • Costing and Estimating
  • Production Planning
  • Drag and Drop Adjustments
  • Concurrent, intuitive scheduling of material, workcenters and labor requirements

Delivers the Promise

Resource Manager-DB is the only low-cost, planning and scheduling solution that works for all manufacturing enterprises. Additionally, this software is designed to adapt to your specific needs, addressing the key issues facing your operation.

By combining ease-of-use for small to medium sized manufacturing operations with powerful reporting and open integration for larger operations, Resource Manager-DB guarantees the power and productivity of high-end systems without the complications and failure rate.

Immediate, GUARANTEED Benefits

Resource Manager-DB delivers the help you need to effectively plan and schedule your company’s resources, without the time, money and upkeep of traditional options. Finally, you can quit struggling with time consuming decisions such as what to buy, what to make, when to buy it, and when to make it.

Resource Manager-DB adds powerful MRP scheduling, planning and/or tracking capabilities to your existing system (be it manual or other), for less than any other option - satisfaction guaranteed.

Best of all, the Resource Manager runs with Microsoft Office, so you are already familiar with entering data, printing reports, graphing, and more!

Cruise Control in 3 Steps

Resource Manager-DB is the only system that lets you start with your current data. Do you have a product list somewhere? Link directly into Resource Manager.

How about bills-of-material and routings? Plug directly into Resource Manager-DB and automatically fill in the details. Starting from scratch? Resource Manager-DB features a clean and simple way to create master item lists and dynamically create bills-of-resources.

Check the Map

Where do you need to go? Which orders need to be shipped when? Resource Manager-DB features a simple, single, screen to control your whole operation with easy top level control for recognizing the immediate benefits of an integrated manufacturing system.

Enter (or link with outside system), the quantities and due dates. Optionally add detailed customer or order information. Now schedule.

That’s it! You are in the driver’s seat and cruise control is on. Enjoy the view. Check the production calendar for a quick view of finite - capacity loading on work centers and time-phased inventory levels. Bottlenecks are easy to spot by the red flags. Run your favorite report to view schedule data the way you like it.

Need to correct a schedule? Quickly adjust working calendar, shift available resources, and click to reschedule. For effortless cruise control of your business, simply make the top level changes and regenerate the master schedule with a click of the mouse Change delivery due dates, split up quantities, combine forward and reverse scheduling; all the options for a quick adjustment are under your immediate control.

Fine Tuning…Made Easy!

Beyond the top-level cruise control, Resource Manager - DB allows the user to implement detailed execution plans at their own pace. At any time, the user can easily:

  • Prioritize job sequence
  • Make inventory adjustments
  • Run adjusted net plan
  • Generate purchase orders
  • Track receipts
  • Maintain perpetual inventory levels
  • Feedback actual manufacturing data
  • Regenerate schedule with new priority sequence at any time.

With quick, powerful, and intuitive reporting, the Resource Manager-DB stands above the crowd in its ability to present the important data in an easy and meaningful way. In addition to the robust reports that are included with Resource Manager-DB, the user can work with the schedule database directly. Use all the power of Excel to sort, graph, view, print and export, to meet your unique requirements.

  • Gantt Report: a great top-level view of all activity with details only a click away. Instantly check the due dates of all jobs in schedule, drill down to find bottlenecks, adjust capacity and schedule to meet critical dates.
  • Summary Report: The report will tell you what you need to buy or make, how much, and when - all consolidated on a single sheet. An instant, top level MRP Report for all products. View over any time horizon - by day, week, or month.
  • Item Report: This sheet summarizes all requirements per part number. Ideal for WorkCenter Loading, the system lists each job, when to start, when complete, and how much is required.
  • Routing & Tree Report: Intuitive reports for visual bill-or-resource verification, process flow and schedule feedback…
  • Production Report: Perfect for traveler or work order printout. Automatically reconciles inventory and capacity for a job and lists sequence of operations and products to fulfill order on time. Includes space for check off and actual feedback as well as job costing and variance reporting.
  • Purchasing and Receiving: For those who need additional help in managing the details of inventory. Resource Manager includes a completely integrated purchasing and receiving module.

With a single click, the user can generate purchase orders per schedule requirements. The system tracks each received quantity, open or closed status, and adjusts inventory - simply and automatically.

  • BOM: Supports a easy and flexible Bill of Resources which combines standard, multi-level, Bills of Material with Routings.
  • E-Commerce: Automatic or on demand e-mailing of Purchase Orders and RFQs. Supports Lean Purchasing (purchasing requirements unique to Lean Manufacturing).
  • Inventory Control: Supports both Lean Manufacturing Inventory Control and traditional Demand Flow (MRP) inventory control. Features minimum transactions and upkeep.
  • Job Costing: Full costing both for standard and actual. Includes Products and Workcenters.
  • MRP: Support traditional MRP AND Lean Manufacturing AND Job Shop Control. A unique MS Office Centric, combination platform.
  • Order Entry: Easy, on the fly order entry can be used direct or can import from any system.
  • Purchase Order: Easy purchasing and receiving. Run stand alone or integrated with most any system. Works for Lean Purchasing and traditional demand based purchasing.
  • Report Writer: Custom Report writer features Excel.
  • Work Order: Complete workorder capabilities.

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User Reviews of Resource Manager-DB

Submitted on May 12th, 2021 by Lori Walters

With our ERP, we found it extremely difficult to manage our production efficiently and quote accurate lead times to our customers. Now, with Resource Manager-DB/EDGE combination, an optimum schedule for materials and workcenters is automatically generated. EDGE displays the production schedule by workcenter in an easy-to-understand graphical format. I can make final manual adjustments simply with the click of a mouse and all the dates associated are automatically synchronized back to the ERP.

Submitted on May 10th, 2021 by Scott Bennett

Resource Manager-DB product provided a unique combination of planning, scheduling, and tracking functionality within a single, yet flexible system.

Submitted on May 9th, 2021 by Marc Phillippi

BAE Systems / Ordinance Systems Inc. set out to design and implement a process that would enable our manufacturing personnel to systematically identify process, equipment, labor, and material limitations when responding to customer order delivery inquiries. We had already purchased and implemented an ERP system (with Material Requirements Planning and Capacity Requirements Planning functionality), but we weren’t satisfied with its ability to recognize our capacity constraints or meet our finite scheduling needs. The MRP product allowed us to enter Master Scheduler that exceeded available capacity and offered little visibility when we did so. Consequently we chose to discontinue its use for production planning activities.

After a review process, that included sending sample data from our ERP System, we selected User Solutions’ Resource Manager-DB solution. User Solutions has always been highly responsive in addressing our specific needs. In a very short time, we had the majority of our bills of resource, inventory items and work centers loaded.

Now, we have a solution that has become a vital tool in our production planning and scheduling activities. We are extremely satisfied with the offering and are pleased to recommend to others looking for a capacity and production planning solution — either integrated with ERP or standalone.

Submitted on May 4th, 2021 by Shavonna Portue

Delivering accurate information to our customers in a timely manner is the core of our business. Each financial analyst on our staff handles multiple accounts, and our biggest challenge was finding a resource scheduling system which would allow us to share the same resources across multiple projects. User Solutions’ Workcenter Scheduler XL provided that solution.

We tried several options before Workcenter Scheduler XL, including Microsoft Project. We found the others to be difficult to maintain in our environment, or simply undependable. Consequently, we were unable to adequately predict delivery times and our customers were suffering. After viewing the Noah 2000 system and speaking with the representative from User Solutions, I found them to be very responsive. The application filled almost all my needs, and User Solutions was happy to provide customization to tailor the product for our company. They proved to be avid problem solvers and a great example of what a customer solution provider should be.

Setting accurate customer expectations has been the greatest benefit. We are able to track problem areas and get good feedback on potential bottlenecks before they happen. No more unknown statuses, and it makes adjusting schedules easy! We now know exactly what staffing requirements are and can flex our workforce to fit the changing needs of our customers.

Submitted on May 1st, 2021 by Arnold Quesenberry

We have found these products are a perfect complement to traditional MRP and Shop Control systems. They enable the user to quickly generate various ‘what-if’ plans for feasible and efficient master scheduling, all without disrupting the current system.

In addition to complementing traditional systems, the Resource Manager is the perfect beginning system for companies just getting started with computerizing their operations, both here and abroad. It provides a quick, easy, and flexible method to organize parts, routings, operations, costs, Bills-Of-Materials, and perform basic scheduling, inventory management, even purchasing.

Our customers love the fact that since the Resource Manager is compatible with Excel, they are immediately comfortable with running the system.

Submitted on April 30th, 2021 by Jim Steel
  1. Our situation is that we are a relatively small organization (AUD$50M of sales) and we have an outdated MRP system. The current system in Australia has no effective scheduling ability and is very cumbersome to use for product costings. We are also in the process of starting up a new facility in China, which has no MRP system at all, and the people there have little modern manufacturing experience. We decided to use it to help get the Chinese operation up and running quickly first.

The problems we wanted to solve were therefore:

Provide a scheduling system that allows quick changes in a very dynamic demand situation Provide a quick and easy costing system for products Provide a quick and easy system for materials requirements planning Enable BOMs and Routes to be quickly and easily built “on the run” MRP Report in Excel MRP Report in Excel

  1. Resource Manager was chosen because: It is very easy and intuitive to use It can be used in sections within days, without having the whole system implementation required. ie. the materials planning was done first, then the costings, then the scheduling It is low cost It is easily configurable/flexible Good support is offered via Skype, phone and GoToMeeting, with fast turnaround to resolve issues The biggest benefit relative to other systems looked at is its simplicity to operate and speed at which it can generate results in whichever area you want to start on.

A whole system can be built up while it is generating value, which is particularly valuable in a start up situation such as our Chinese plant.

  1. We considered a number of other systems both local and global. Most are far more expensive and comprehensive (eg. accounting capability) but all require much higher cost and are much more resource hungry to set up. RMDB required one individual very much part time (me) to set up on the critical areas for China and is now being run by a young Chinese manager who had no manufacturing experience, but has picked up the concepts well. In that sense it is also a very good MRP training tool also.