Acu Process Manufacturing
Acu Process Manufacturing Overview
Acu Process Manufacturing (APM) is a native application built within the Acumatica cloud xRP platform that helps manage the exclusive needs of Process manufacturers fully integrated with other Acumatica ERP modules.
Modules such as Formulation, Packaging Bill of Material, Production, Quality, Properties, Compliance, EHS & Data Collection are integrated with core modules of Acumatica cloud ERP such as Finance, Distribution, and CRM. The solution can be scaled to meet the needs of companies of any size and offers both cloud hosting and on-premise.
APM manages the critical requirements of batch process manufacturers in chemical, food, or pharmaceutical industries that produce flagship products and distributes or for contract manufacturers, custom formulators, private labeling service providers.
Formulation Module helps the Formulators/Recipe Product development Team with varied options for managing the Formula. Some of the features include defining Products, Co-Products, and By-Products, Access & Version control, Documenting SOP/Manufacturing instructions, tracking WIP Yield or Process Losses, Flexible and comprehensive costing.
Packaging BOM helps in defining the Product Packaging, e.g., Bottles, Cases, Pallets. The separation of Formula/Recipe from Package BOM aids in focused data sharing relevant to the specific team.
Production execution includes issuing raw materials/components, recording labor hours or equipment usage, Lot Control ability, Multiple Valuation Methods, Handling Scraps, Returning Over Issues, Reversing Data Entry Errors. The solutions handle distinctive manufacturing processes like Blending/Mixing bulk intermediates using Formulas and fill or containerization or Assembly using Package BOM. Repacking or Rework can be executed. Other features include tracking Equipment Calibration, WIP Checklists/Inspections, WIP Yield Losses, SOP Durations.
Quality Control is integrated with Purchase, Production, and Sales cycle. Safety Data Sheets can be authored and distributed from the Application. Other Regulatory & EHS documents like Incidents, Near Misses, Audits, Deviation Records, Investigations with Non-Conformance and RCA, CAPA can be created and managed inside the Application.
Acu Process Manufacturing Advantages
Technology Leadership — Acu Process Manufacturing (APM) is developed on the Acumatica Cloud xRP platform that offers advanced extensibility capabilities of the Framework with its rapid release cycles to maintain technology leadership.
Comprehensive Features — APM Provides a full set of features required for the Process Manufacturing Industry.
Custom Processes – APM includes in its RoadMap frequently requested Product Ideas and keeps investing in the product. Regularly new functionality and new technologies are added. Any custom application integrations are simple and fast as the entire Platform is API Enabled, for example integrating Data from Production line Robotics Equipment into ERP for analysis.
Customer Support – APM has a dedicated Implementation and support team by Geography, and our functional consulting team is Acumatica Certified and comes with expertise in Process Manufacturing Industry.
Acu Process Manufacturing Technology
Acumatica is built on industry-standard Microsoft.NET, HTML 5 and Visual Studio, the Acumatica Cloud xRP Platform ensures you get an integrated development environment, ensuring a large worldwide talent pool. Acumatica xRP is created for scale, performance and flexibility.
You can go live with your application in months not years by leveraging Acumatica xRP’s platform features and pre-built functionality.
Acumatica enables you to easily migrate legacy data, reduce support cost, depend less on IT support.
Acu Process Manufacturing Modules
Materials Management for Acu Process Manufacturing
Inventory Management Module
Inventory Management is tightly integrated with Production. The replenishment feature helps generate manufacturing and purchasing plans for optimal inventory availability tied to actual customer and production demands.
Reduce inventory, improve customer service, and avoid shortages and stock-out scenarios that result in costly rush orders. Use exception reporting to prioritize orders and identify supply vendors to expedite shipments.
Sales & Order Management for Acu Process Manufacturing
Order Management Module
The Order Management module allows you to optimize the way you quote, approve, and fulfill sales orders. You can verify credit limits, issue replenishment orders, accept returns, and more. Integration with other Acumatica modules provides your entire organization visibility into your ordering and fulfillment processes. Since Acumatica requires no client software and is priced by transaction volume, you can keep costs low while involving everybody.
Financial Management for Acu Process Manufacturing
Financial Management Module
Financial management provides businesses with a full suite of accounting functions to track daily financial operations and generate quarterly and annual financial statements. In addition, it provides tools for reporting, analysis, budgeting, and planning.
Designed for companies with complex requirements yet easy to use in smaller organizations, Acumatica Financial Management features provide a feature-rich accounting suite, fully integrated with Acumatica’s Customer Management, Distribution Management, Manufacturing Management, Field Services Management, and Project Accounting product suites.
Production Management for Acu Process Manufacturing
Production Management Module
The Production Module is the core of every manufacturer. Acu Process Manufacturing helps manufacturers to respond to production demand with flexibility to adapt to ever-changing schedules, unplanned breakdowns, late supplier deliveries, and other exceptions that impact what’s happening on the production floor.
Supply Chain Management for Acu Process Manufacturing
Supply Chain Module
Supply chain features as you have always wished for, powerful and intuitive with friendly visualizations. Designed for flexibility, our solution encompass the entire spectrum of supply chain planning, including advanced forecasting, demand and supply planning, MPS/MRP. Uniquely supporting planning through to the execution of orders in a single system, Acu Process Manufacturing empowers organizations to get ahead and stay ahead with unprecedented levels of insight and agility.
Customer Relationship Management for Acu Process Manufacturing
Customer Relationship Management Module
Acumatica’s CRM Module supports features for marketing, quoting, and post-sales support/case management.
You can also enable Customer Portal for efficiently communicating and collaborating with customers.
Additional Capabilities for Acu Process Manufacturing
One of the most exciting features in recent versions is its ability to create Accounts Payable documents from vendor bills automatically. Acumatica is introducing new functions based on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Below is a list of noteworthy capabilities within Acumatica:
- Acumatica POS: manage over-the-counter retail sales for all your retail locations, allowing you to manage a complete omnichannel experience inside Acumatica.
- Electronic bank and credit card transaction feeds: easily connect over 14,000 financial institutions to Acumatica so you can download transactions and reconcile your bank accounts using automated processes.
- Acumatica Advanced Expense Management: automate expense receipt creation from bank feeds, including rule-based assignment of financial accounts to streamline employee reimbursements and corporate credit card reconciliation. Utilize existing AI/ML tools to capture receipt information at the time of purchase or send reminders to employees who need to record receipts using the mobile phone.
Services & Support for Acu Process Manufacturing
Reduce response times, improve customer satisfaction, lower support costs, and accurately bill transactions. Create a case from web forms or manual entry. Set policies to assign and escalate cases automatically. Bill accurately and manage collection through financial module integration.