search icon

Specialist manufacturing software to grow your business

Deliver quality products to meet customers’ demands and minimise risk with flexible manufacturing ERP software.

What is the difference between ERP and MRP software?

Both ERP and MRP software are designed to help your manufacturing business run smoothly.

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software allows you to effectively manage your resources. It gives you a complete overview of your planning, inventory management, sales, finance and people management.

Manufacturing resource planning (MRP) software is tied into your manufacturing processes. It can help identify inefficiencies in the supply chain and provide data to help you implement better solutions.

Put simply MRP is manufacturing ERP software developed specifically for the manufacturing industry, to help you control operations, ensure the delivery of consistent quality goods, and take advantage of new commercial opportunities.

Stay ahead with manufacturing and inventory software

There are many benefits to using our manufacturing software.

Group of people icon

Satisfied customers

React quickly to changing demands in the industry, speed up response time and manage changes to pricing and shipping to help foster positive relationships with your customers thanks to manufacturing CRM systems.

Check box icon

Guarantee quality

Maintain a consistently high quality throughout the manufacturing process to minimise the risk of recalls. Identify areas of opportunity and remain flexible to act on them.

Scissors icon

Control costs

Connect your accounting software with ERP solutions for your manufacturing business and get actionable insights into your production costs to see where to cut spend and save money faster.

Tackle industry-specific challenges

With an increasingly complex supply chain comes challenges. Discover manufacturing and inventory software, tailored for your industry.

Burger and drink icon

Food and beverage

Stay compliant and reduce waste to maximise your operations thanks to manufacturing ERP software.
Round bottom flask lab equipment icon

Chemicals

Use insights to get the most from valuable resources and simplify operations.
Cityscape icon

Process manufacturing

Manage your entire process and manufacturing operations more effectively.

Discrete manufacturing

Inventory management, production scheduling and regulatory requirements are just some of the unique business challenges facing discrete manufacturers. By investing in dynamic and flexible discrete manufacturing software, you’ll be better equipped to handle inventory, manage production costs, analyse product line profitability, and simplify your operations.

Manufacturing conveyor belt icon

Fabricated metal

A competitive market and fluctuating resource costs make producing high-quality metal products to exact specifications a challenge.

Getting the best manufacturing software will allow you to manage resources, production schedules, and customer orders and tie them into your accounting systems.

Excavator icon

Industrial machinery and equipment

Manufacturing businesses must compete with machinery and equipment suppliers at home and abroad, so profitability is essential.

Manufacturing software will help you save money on inventory control and get more value from employees and assets.

Screwdriver and wrench icon

Instruments and related products

With technology-intensive products and shortening product life cycles, it's vital to ensure investments return revenue to the business quickly.

To cut costs and improve cash flow, you need access to detailed information about every aspect of your business processes. With the right accounting software, you can make timely decisions based on complete and accurate data to move your manufacturing business forward.

Reclaim control over your manufacturing processes

Want to drive your business forward while minimising risk and delivering the high quality your customers expect? Download our guide to learn more today.
ManuacturingReclaim

Surpass your customers' expectations

Stay in total control of your business with MRP and ERP solutions for manufacturing.

Sage 200 Evolution

Gain full control with smart, cost-effective software

  • Configure and customise Sage 200 Evolution with optional modules for different industries to suit business needs
  • Gain even more control with full inventory management including batch and serial traceability and replenishment
  • Gain better visibility with connected CRM
  • Build and access powerful data insights on the go, in the familiar environment of Excel
  • Reduce complexities with bank feeds
  • Use business intelligence and insights to propel your business forwards
Go to Sage 200 Evolution

Sage 300cloud

Sage 300cloud software can help prepare your business for growth. You'll love how easy it is to manage your accounting, inventory, operations, distribution, and more.

  • Gain a 360 degree view of  your entire operation by a single, integrated solution
  • Strengthen vendor relationships and streamline purchasing. Process and track domestic and international orders
  • Manage multiple companies and currencies
  • Automate your finances with simplified monthly reconciliations
  • Simplify your inventory by shipping orders on time, from multiple locations
  • Optimise operations and distribution processes to eliminate waste and deliver on time—every time
Go to Sage 300cloud
Sage Business Cloud

Sage X3

Take control of your entire business, from supply chain to sales with Sage Business Cloud X3

  • A single solution for managing your core business processes including inventory, sales, customer service, finance and workflow
  • 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 360 degree view of customers across sales, marketing, customer service and support
  • Ideal for manufacturing, wholesale distribution and service processes businesses
Go to Sage X3

Jupiter Marketing

One of the real benefits for Sage Business Cloud X3 is we can run multiple companies off the same system. Everything we do, everywhere we go… can be controlled from this office. The one guarantee with Sage, which is the most important as an MD, is the figures are correct.

Mark Tweddle
Managing director

Top challenges manufacturers will face in 2020

Compliance, lack of oversight and increasingly complex supply chains are some of the challenges faced by manufacturers. With the right software, you can:

  • Protect your business against catastrophic recalls. Recent legislation in many countries has given government departments increased power to intervene with manufacturers’ operations and easily demand product recalls and withdrawals.
  • Put an end to poor decision-making skills. Knowing and understanding your business can be a challenge even at the most productive times. With complete, accurate and on-the-spot, up-to-date data, you can make smarter decisions.
  • Stay in control of your entire supply chain. With a fast and accurate manufacturing ERP system it’s easy to track progress. Keep on top of key factors like costs, demand forecasting, production downtime and inventory excess.

Get practical advice for managing your manufacturing business

Read our articles, guides and expert tips to learn more about manufacturing software and how to lay the foundation for successful business growth.

Direct vs indirect distribution: Choosing a channel

Direct vs indirect distribution: Choosing a channel

How your product reaches your consumer can be just as important as the problem it solves. An efficient delivery mechanism can positively impact your customer experience – the beating heart of modern branding – as well as your bottom line.   To help you understand how products reach the end consumer and perhaps think about which channel best suits your business, meet the fictional Lindiwe. She’s a local entrepreneur who’s about to take beautifully designed, build-it-yourself work sheds to market.   […]

Read More Read More
6 ways automation benefits accountants and SMEs

6 ways automation benefits accountants and SMEs

Cloud accounting solutions have been growing progressively more important over the years. Automation has become particularly desirable during the COVID-19 pandemic.  With the future uncertain, many businesses are trying to keep their costs to a minimum. So, it might seem nonsensical to invest in accounting automation software, but with 64.4% of SMEs already using accounting software, not investing leaves you at risk […]

Read More Read More
Ensuring resilience in the face of rising unemployment

Ensuring resilience in the face of rising unemployment

One in three South Africans are currently without a job, as the country battles its highest unemployment rate since 2008. Things could get worse, with new data from Stats SA suggesting that, by the third quarter, the number of jobless people could reach eight million. These figures follow the July civil unrest in the country, […]

Read More Read More
“We have more time for our clients”: Accountant on Sage’s new VAT 201 feature

“We have more time for our clients”: Accountant on Sage’s new VAT 201 feature

VAT submissions take up a lot of time. Human error, manual entries, and cross-checking in between makes this task one of the most dreaded in accounting. Now, thanks to VAT eFiling for Sage Business Cloud Accountants Edition, accountants can automate the VAT 201 submission process. From preparation to submission, and tracking VAT 201 declarations directly […]

Read More Read More
SMEs rate these 3 technologies as crucial to business resilience

SMEs rate these 3 technologies as crucial to business resilience

There are upsides to having your business enter survival mode. Necessity strips away cost and drives innovation. On the softer side, it rejuvenates an appreciation for your people and customers. All-in, those that do manage to skirt insolvency tend to come out the other side more resilient, albeit with a few bruises. This is where […]

Read More Read More

Speak with a Sage expert