Manufacturing Project Management (MPM) module features for enhanced Project Management

By | November 18, 2015

The Manufacturing Project Management module is aimed at accommodating the needs of manufacturing companies that use Project Management to design and manufacture goods and products. The standard Project Management functionality in Sage X3 has been enhanced in MPM with specific features that make it more specific to manufacturing project management Sage X3.

The Project is the core of all activities in Manufacturing Project Management. All activities like Quotes, Sales, Purchases, Production, MIS, Stock information, After Sales Service get updated to the Project. User gets a global view of how much the budget is, how much has been already spent, what is the drift and what is the likely outcome of the project. Thus enabling the user to decide what needs to be done to get the project back on track.


project managementMajor Benefits

MPM provides the user with the

  • Enhanced ability to Monitor and Manage progress of the project, from Quotation to Production, by tracking the following –
    • Budgets
    • Commitments
    • Expenses aka Carried out costs
    • Invoices
  • Convenient availability of budget and expense information makes Cost Control easy during the life of the project. It enables easy tracking of the following Cost headers-
    • Initial
    • Committed
    • Actual
    • Variances
  • Tracking of Cost and time with respect to Projects allows for easy Identification & Anticipation of the following-
    • Drifts in the Project with respect to the following parameters-
      • Activities
      • Time
    • Outcomes

Target Audience

  • Customized Equipment Manufacturers: Manufacturing companies that tweak their existing manufacturing Process or Product to cater to a specific customer’s requirement. Usually these companies use existing/standard parts available in the market and simply use a different combination of the available parts/ sub-assemblies to manufacture the final product required by the customer.
  • Specific Equipment Manufacturers: Manufacturing companies that design and manufacture a completely new product to address the requirement of the customer. This may also require the design and creation of new parts and sub-assemblies to manufacture the final product. The end product is usually designed from scratch using both available and newly designed parts.

Features

The MPM module is highly flexible in defining the project. A project can have multiple detail lines consisting of either of the following

  • Stage of a project to be tracked
  • Budget that is to be tracked
  • An item that is to be purchased
  • An item that is to be manufactured (This item may be defined with or without a structure / BOM or routing)
  • An item that us to be sold
  • An item that is to be invoiced in case of Progress billing
  • Sub-projects to be tracked

The MPM module provides the ability to take snapshots at regular intervals, to enable the user to compare the project status at variable intervals at which the snapshots were taken.

A Quote can be easily created from the Project screen along with the option to select the lines of the project to be included in the generated quote.

The MPM module also enables the user to create and track all communication associated to the Project by using the standard CRM capabilities like –

  • Track appointments
  • (Tracking/Scheduling) Telephone calls
  • (Recording) Tasks
  • (Recording) Service Requests

As can be seen, MPM module (previously called ETO) is a powerful module provided by SAGE with enhanced capabilities to cater to the manufacturing sector working on the project based model of manufacturing.

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