Beacon for Business is an integrated online real-time system for the Business of Manufacturing. 

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Purchasing records requisitions for material required, through raising, following up, and receipt of goods from suppliers. 

Marketing records and tracks prospect and customer activities, setting prices, raising sales orders, authorisation and shipping to customers. 

Marketing Model Configurator defines the product to supply at order entry time according to user-maintained rules, generating information required for manufacturing. 

Stock Control records stock movements.  Up to date all the time. 

Dynamic Material records planned movements, highlighting potential problems. 

Material Requirements Planning (MRP) explodes the Master Schedule recommending actions required to meet the plan. 

Production includes definition of products, bills of material, bills of resource and bills of operation, building the Master Schedule, raising and processing work orders and accumulating their costs. 

Shop Floor Control records work through production.  Backflushing may be used, where receipt of finished product raises the issue of material and resource usage. 

Resource Planning takes planned, or actual work to be done and determines the load on available resources – a rough cut at a capacity plan. 

Capacity Planning determines projected load on work centres.  Reporting highlights where scheduling changes are required to meet planned production or overloads. 

Cost Accounting collects production costs (material, labour, fixed and variable overheads, and outside processing), and generates variances.  All this is posted to General Ledger. 

Batch Traceability tracks all components back to raw material received from suppliers.  Raw material is tracked through to all batches where it was used.

Accounts Payable includes matching supplier invoices against receipts, processing sundry invoices (eg phone, rent), and payments to suppliers.  Details are posted to General Ledger.

Accounts Receivable includes setting credit limits, following up due amounts, and posting receipts. Details are posted to General Ledger.

General Ledger defines chart of accounts. Details from other modules are posted.   Two budgets per account per period are supported.  GL reports are easily exported to Excel.

Fixed Assets records the company's assets (including items through purchasing).  Book and tax depreciation are defined, and details post to General Ledger.

KPIs are maintained online.  Dashboard display may be tailored to your requirements.

BeaconSteel contains additional software specifically for companies who cut up metal.

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