Rootstock’s Cloud ERP software for Engineer to Order Manufacturers enables companies to efficiently manage all aspects of their Supply Chain. User defined templates for product, component material and routing groupings for production and engineering, allows users to establish estimates for engineering and production labor, material and other direct costs. These estimates can provide the basis for proposals attached to the Salesforce Opportunities. During the ‘estimating phase’, the impact on production can be determined by simulating the order using the scheduling capacity work bench. Doing ‘what if’ analysis, and providing a ‘most likely complete date’ is useful for the estimator looking at the load on production. Once an estimate is converted to a sales order in the Rootstock system, it is assigned a ‘project number’ for tracking purposes. By utilizing Rootstock’s Labor Order and Project capabilities, ancillary tasks such as design and prototyping can be linked to these estimates (i.e. now projects) , so that all costs and expenses are budgeted and tracked. Rootstock also offers easy connectivity to industry standard Configurators. In an Engineer-to-Order environment, product specifications are shared between the company and the customer. Rootstock also provides the capability to uniquely configure Products on Sales Orders. Products configured in this manner can also generate Production Work Orders which are tied directly to Sales Orders. Component material requirements unique to this Sales Order can be easily transformed to a purchase order for direct purchase.
In an Engineer to Order Environment, the benefit of the Material Requirements Planning (MRP) module is that it provides the capability to buy the common parts that may be used for all projects. Typically these parts are bought to company inventory and are available when needed for projects. MRP runs can be executed for individual Projects or for all Projects. Full project traceability is maintained from requisition to purchasing, through receiving – and into inventory and work in process. Purchase Orders are not limited to one project and a purchase order to a vendor can be for multiple projects and multiple items. Costs are tracked ‘on line – real time’ against an Estimate (Project) so that profitability of the project can be determined throughout the life of the Estimate. This history of costs and revenues for a project are helpful for determining the estimates of future projects.
With the Rootstock Cloud ERP modules, all departments of a company can now have complete visibility at a very granular level of all aspects of their operation, with an infrastructure designed for communication.