Configurable product base automates a highly manual process while still offering flexibility and customization.
IQMS, designer and developer of manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, today unveiled an enhanced customizable sales configuration module as part of their recent EnterpriseIQ 7.8.1 software release. No longer will manufacturers have to laboriously pre-construct static bills of material (BOMs) for every possible product combination they offer. With IQMS’ enhanced sales configuration module, manufacturers simply upload their individual components into the templates once at implementation to start easily creating custom orders for their clients.
The module’s configurable product base allows for multiple scenarios and combinations to become more automated. From the customized configuration, manufacturers can look at their available inventory, work center capacity and timetables, calculate pricing and once approved, convert to a sales order with the click of a button. When time equals money, the new sales configuration module’s benefits are clear.
“It is a win-win for everyone whenever we can develop a feature that automates a highly manual process while still offering flexibility and customization,” said Glenn Nowak, vice president of IQMS. “Our sales configuration module is just one of the many valuable, time-saving features in our newest EnterpriseIQ release.”
Like 90-percent of the new features and improvements made to the latest EnterpriseIQ release, the sales configuration module idea was contributed directly by customers on IQMS’ online portal, Community Server. Direct collaboration with the client allows IQMS to deliver useful changes more quickly, increase functionality and take advantage of new and emerging industry technologies.
“We use the sales configuration templates on a daily basis to create quotes and sales orders,” said Randy Erteld, inventory control manager for Accessible Technologies, Inc. “We have more than 250 different configurations for sales to offer our customers an array of choices and upgrades to their purchases. From the quoting process to packing slips and invoices, the sales configuration templates and IQMS allow us to meet our customers’ due dates on time and complete.”
The enhanced sales configuration module is included as a standard feature in the EnterpriseIQ 7.8.1 release.
Since 1989, IQMS has been designing and developing ERP software for the repetitive, process and discrete manufacturing industries. Today, IQMS provides leading real-time manufacturing, accounting, production monitoring, quality control, supply chain, CRM and eBusiness solutions to the automotive, medical, packaging, consumer goods and other manufacturing markets. The innovative, single-source enterprise software solution, EnterpriseIQ offers complete functionality and scalable solutions all in a single database. With offices across North America, Europe and Asia, IQMS serves manufacturers around the world.