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Use specialist manufacturing software to forge more profits

Ensure reliable quality to meet your customers' demands while minimising risk with Sage business management software for manufacturing.

Manufacturing businesses need industry-focused operations and accounting software planning

In a rapidly changing environment, how can you grow your manufacturing business while controlling costs and increasing profitability? 

Business management software that has been created specifically for manufacturing businesses will help you control operations, ensure the delivery of consistent quality, and take advantage of new commercial opportunities.

Transform your company by moving beyond ERP

By using specialist systems for your industry, particularly manufacturing resource planning software (MRP), you can gain a competitive advantage. Modern MRP systems will help your business attract new customers, increase profits and stay ahead of the competition.

Satisfy more customers

MRP systems allow you to respond faster to shifting customer demands and improve the management of fluctuations in purchasing, production, and shipping. Accelerate responses to inquiries and requests with accurate product costing and pricing.

Guarantee consistent quality

Minimise the risk and scope of a recall by ensuring the consistent quality of your products while maintaining the flexibility to act on any opportunity. Always meet or exceed the high standards of your customers, and adapt to compliance requirements.

Keep costs under control

Custom manufacturing accounting software enables you to gain control over work order details and deeper insights into your production costs so you can see where to cut spend and save money faster.

Confronting manufacturing inefficiencies

Today, common manufacturing challenges are a result of growing complexities throughout the supply chain. Discover our fast and flexible solutions, designed to meet the unique needs of your industry:

Food and beverage

Minimise waste to reduce costs and risk, while accelerating compliance.

Chemicals

Radically simplify your operations to get the most out of valuable resources.

Process manufacturing

Manage your entire process manufacturing operation faster and more effectively.

Discrete manufacturing challenges

Discrete manufacturers face a variety of business challenges in their operations, ranging from inventory management to production scheduling and regulatory requirements. Discrete manufacturing software can help you handle inventory better, manage production costs, analyse product line profitability and simplify operations.

Fabricated metal products

Producing high-quality metal products to exact specifications is challenging when faced with a competitive market dominated by fluctuating metal and energy costs, in addition to the global competition. Getting the best software for your business will allow you to manage resources, production schedules, and customer orders and tie them into your financial systems.

Industrial machinery and equipment

Australian manufacturing businesses must compete with machinery and equipment suppliers at home and abroad, so profitability is essential. Manufacturing business management software will help you save money on inventory control and get more value from employees and assets.

Instruments and related products

With technology-intensive products and shortening product life cycles, it's vital to ensure capital investments return revenue to the business quickly. If you want to cut costs and improve cash flow, you need access to detailed information about every aspect of your business processes. With the right software, you can make timely decisions based on complete and accurate data.

Streamline your business operations processes

Discover how three technology trends can help you overcome today’s top four industry challenges. 

Learn new ways to manufacture innovative products faster, improve your business processes, and reduce costs.

Streamline

Surpass customer expectations and increase profits

Run every area of your manufacturing business with our solutions.

Sage Business Cloud

Sage X3

Provides faster, more intuitive and tailored business management solutions than conventional ERP for organisations looking to thrive and retain their competitive advantage by increasing their agility and embracing change at speed.

  • A single solution for your managing core business processes including inventory, sales, customer service, finances, and more
  • Collaborate across divisions, countries, multiple sites, languages and legislations
  • Manage financial operations with general ledger, cost accounting, and budgeting
  • Control procurement, cash flow and business purchases
  • Get a complete view of your customers across sales, marketing, customer service and support
  • Ideal for manufacturing, wholesale distribution, and service processes
Learn more about Sage X3

Sage 300cloud

Unlock your company’s potential, reduce costs and improve performance with enhanced business visibility with Sage 300cloud - connecting finance, operations, and inventory in multiple languages and currencies.

  • Access a unified view of your business from anywhere on any device
  • Faster, more informed collaboration and decision making with powerful analysis and reporting capabilities
  • Powerful customer relationship management and increased business visibility
  • Powerful project and services management
  • Strategically manage every aspect of the distribution cycle from purchasing to sales
  • Save time and improve the productivity of your team with Office 365 integration
  • Powerful financial management capabilities and automated businesses processes
Learn more about Sage 300cloud
Sage Business Cloud

People

A cloud-native People system built on the Salesforce platform. Deliver enhanced employee experiences to your workforce anywhere at any time..

  • All your people information in a single, secure system of record, with access on any browser or device
  • Real-time workforce visibility with pre-built dashboards and analytics for smarter people decisions
  • Built on the Salesforce platform providing unparalleled reliability
  • Ability to meet both local and global compliance reporting requirements
  • Providing a consistent onboarding experience no matter where the employee is located
Learn more about People

Sage MicrOpay

A market leading Australian payroll and HR management software solution that helps businesses across the country perform smartly and more efficiently.

  • Efficient and accurate payroll processing and workflows designed for Australian and New Zealand conditions
  • Self-service and mobile access to empower your employees
  • Multi-location payroll management with ability to manage multiple companies, databases and pay frequencies
  • Always up-to-date with payroll legislation and regulations, including Single Touch Payroll Reporting
  • On-premise or online deployment, depending on your needs
  • Range of flexible reporting with adaptable export options
  • Superannuation solution that is Superstream compliant
Learn more about Sage MicrOpay

The top challenges Australian manufacturers will face in 2019

Many manufacturers are facing challenges like compliance, lack of oversight and increasingly complex supply chains in 2019. The good news? With the right ERP software for the manufacturing industry, you can:

Protect your business against catastrophic recalls

Recent legislation in many parts of the world has given government agencies greater power to intervene with manufacturers’ operations and to demand product recalls and withdrawals more easily. Consumers have also become much more demanding of manufacturers, ready to react when their expectations aren’t met. In addition, thanks to communications technology and social media, they’re able to raise their concerns instantly and very publicly.

Put an end to poor decision-making

Getting detailed insight into your business can be a challenge at the best of times, and manufacturers who lack complete, accurate and up-to-the-minute data can face significant obstacles to making timely decisions. 

Which product is most profitable? Which supplier has the most delays? How much cash is tied up in inventory excess, and how much you could invest in growing your business? Without the answers to these questions, many businesses end up making poor strategic decisions, resulting in costly mistakes.

Stay in control of entire supply chain, no matter how complex 

Managing supply chains is a constant challenge for manufacturers. In addition to staying on top of the key factors, such as costs, demand forecasting, production downtime and inventory excess, supply chain partnerships are continually changing.What happens if your supplier’s shipment is delayed? What if supply costs increase without warning?

Without a fast and accurate manufacturing ERP system to track progress or communicate, you might not be able to avoid production downtime or plan an alternative manufacturing schedule without hurting your business. 

Do you want advice for managing your manufacturing business?

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