There are a number of places where Sage 300 MRP software is weak. This blog explores those weaknesses and shares how Anytime supply chain can fill the gaps left by Sage 300 MRP to improve your supply chain operations.
Below are some of the Sage 300 MRP software limitations that are addressed with Anytime Supply Chain MRP software.
Sage 300 ERP (formerly Sage Accpac) includes a Bill of Material, Work Order, and MRP software module. Most customers and partners use these only in the most basic manufacturing environments such as small value-added wholesale distributors or in very light assembly operations.The MRP software module for Sage 300 is incredibly limited. Sage has done little to enhance this module since it acquired the software years ago.
Sales Forecasting Software – Sage 300 has very basic capabilities to manage forecasted demand limiting customer ability to drive purchase order or work order plans from demand forecasts.
Transfer Orders – Many Sage 300 customers operate multiple warehouses or distribution centers or they transfer stock from a centralized location to virtual warehouses for shipping or for manufacturing. Sage 300 does not natively support three-step transfer orders. Anytime Supply Chain software can help companies plan for transfers between warehouse locations.
Action Messages – Sage 300 has no concept of action messages which severely limits the planner and buyer’s ability to know what orders need moved-in, which ones to move-out, or which ones to cancel. Anytime Supply Chain software is driven from action messages which is much more efficient for planners and buyers.
Anytime Supply Chain software MRP Planning Workbench (below) offers a lot more information and advanced functionality for Sage e00 MRP software users. The customizable layout allows planners and buyers to organize the screen to see the information that is most important to them.