Recently, Softwareadvice.com published a post on their manufacturing blog explaining the history of Sage’s ERP software solutions and how these various solutions address the needs of manufacturers. Although it touched on some of the differences between Sage MAS 90, MAS 200 and MAS 500, it spent more time talking about the three products’ history than how they help manufacturers.
The article focused mainly on database structure and typical user amounts to define the difference between the three MAS software solutions. There are, however, greater distinctions between the products, many of which directly affect manufacturers.
Although they are built on different databases, Sage MAS 90 and 200 have the same six manufacturing modules:
- Bill of Materials
- Inventory Management
- Materials Requirements Planning
- Purchase Order
- Sales Order
- Work Order
These modules provide detailed and accurate tracking and reporting throughout the entire manufacturing process-from forecasting to the shop floor, and on to completion.
If you are a manufacturer looking for an end-to-end solution that includes relationship management tools, Sage MAS 90 or 200 Extended Enterprise Suite (EES) includes most of the manufacturing modules as part of the flat, per-user pricing. The remaining manufacturing modules are available to be added to the EES solution.
On the flip side, Sage MAS 500 ERP was built from the ground-up with Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Basic and Microsoft Office technology. The twelve Sage MAS 500 manufacturing software modules optimize manufacturers’ operations for maximum productivity and provide a real-time business picture to enable you to manage profitability with insight. These modules include:
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Advanced Planning and Scheduling
- Engineering Change Management
- Light Manufacturing Advanced Kitting
- Material Requirements Planning
- Product Configurator
- Project Management for Manufacturers
- Shop Floor Control
- Planning, Scheduling, and Optimization
- Process Manufacturing
- Service Management
Sage MAS 500 manufacturing software meets the diverse business requirements of varied industries, including industrial, chemical, high tech, automotive, consumer packaged goods, food and beverage and other industries.
To learn which Sage MAS ERP solution is the best fit for your manufacturing organization, request a complimentary Business Strategy Assessment from Socius!