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TechnoERP

Enterprise software for small manufacturers.
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TechnoERP is a fully integrated, multi-user, manufacturing and accounting system. The intuitive user interface makes it easy to use and understand, while behind the scenes the program utilizes powerful algorithms. If you manufacture products we provide a complete software solution to manage, organize and generate reports for your business to improve.

Manage production and customer orders in one system. Manage inventory and buy parts with MRP or Re-Order point logic. Connect purchase receipts to AP invoices. Build items with detailed BOM’s and Labor Instructions. Create quotes to customers. Track open orders, back orders, and invoices. All these activities pass data to the GL system from the AP, AR and Payroll automatically via Journal Vouchers.

Organize your data, documents, notes, and to-do lists. You can attach spreadsheets, letters, and drawings files to Items, Orders, Customers, or Vendors. The documents are copied to a centralized file system that is accessible anywhere on your network. “Internal Notes” is an open ended tool that can be used for multiple purposes. Consider adding notes attached to a specific Item with date and user recorded. Record a phone conversation with a vendor and connect it to a specific purchase order. Each user can review all their tasks in one list, no matter what it is attached to.

Report what is happening from open orders to backlog of hours, A sample of what is included; quotes, bills-of-material, packing slips, bills of lading, invoices, purchase orders, sales analysis and financials. Create user defined queries and graphs.

Improve processes and data access. Move out of multiple databases and eliminate duplicate data entry. Drill down on almost anything that is selected with the “Right-click” menu allows jumping to transactional history, cross-reference, additional functions and printing options.

Accounts Payable

Within the Payables module you can access vendors, enter invoices, and pay bills. An extra feature ties purchase receipts to billing thereby linking PO’s to Payables. Non-inventory bills can also be entered by charging them directly to general ledger accounts. Also set up re-occurring invoices to speed up entry of repetitive bills.

Accounts Receivable

The Accounts Receivable system tracks customer invoices and payments. Sales taxes are user defined and calculated automatically during the invoice process. Invoices print on plain paper to facilitate faxing and to avoid the expense of pre-printed forms or simply emailing. Adjustments, discounts, and write-offs can be entered when entering the payment info. Invoices are not purged when fully paid, but are instead retained for sales analysis reporting.

Bill of Materials

Define the “recipe” of what is needed. These connect Items needed to produce manufactured or outsourced assemblies. Specify any reference information per item. Define a waste percentage used in the assembly process. Use the “Effective” dates to show historical changes to the bill of material. Multiple levels supported for reporting and “where used” searching.

Contact Management

Sale Contacts is a combined list of “Customer” and “Prospect” contacts. The list shows the contact’s name, which allows the user to update information on those prospects, not just by company. Fields are available to differentiate between “Prospects” and “Customers”, plus additional grouping and organizing fields for prospects. The “Status” field allows you the user to define in your own words how far along that prospect is in turning them into a customer. You could define whether they have a “strong”, “chance” or “weak” potential. The “Contacts” list grid was added to display all contacts on a single list even when there is more than one contact per prospect/customer. We leverage the abilities in Small Mfg to attach documents and create “Internal” notes for each contact.

Document Management

You are able to simply cut and paste a document into this window. Double-click on a listed document and the file will open if that program is associated with a program on that computer. Attach a file to customers, vendors, contacts, sales orders, purchase order and Items. The program automatically creates a folder structure on your server so all can have the same access without any extra work or planning on your part. Also leverage the Scanning Add-on to acquire documents directly into the system. Make it part of your process in AP, AR or any other module to reduce filing and paper handling.

General Ledger

The General Ledger system tracks budget and actual financial data in order to produce financial statements such as an Income Statement and Balance Sheet, the Trial Balance Report, GL Totals Screen, GL History Screen, and the Bank Book. Data is passed to the GL system from the AP and AR automatically via Journal Vouchers with expenses and revenues converted from foreign currency to domestic currency. Entries may also be keyed directly to the GL system via Journal Vouchers to record. Year-end closing entries are generated by the system.

Inventory

Inventory items are used in the Purchase orders, Manufacturing orders, and Sales orders in addition to the Inventory module itself. This module includes the Physical count, Inventory Transfer between multiple warehouses, Adjustments, and Transaction History. You can organize inventory by number, type, categories, and manufactured/purchased. Items are tracked internal to the program with ID thus allowing the renumbering of items at any time without losing historical information. Create user defined fields for each item. These can be dates, true or false, numbers or string types. Once defined, these fields are presented to fill in whenever and items are created.

Labor Routing Tasks

Create list of steps that define the operations required to manufacture the product. These steps are based on “Resources” of labor. The Resources can define a machine, a group of employees or outside process. The tasks can be done in a non-linear order, or in a straight order.

Manufacturing

The manufacturing module contains Forecasts, Orders, Receipts, MRP - Material Requirements Planning, Scheduling, and Resources. Bill of materials and operations are copied from the inventory to the MO and thereby create allocated demand for both material and scheduled resources. Back-flushing of materials occurs when a Receipt is entered. The MRP can calculate the material needed and when. This time-phased demand information is presented in a grid, then you just “right-click” on the demand to create “purchase” or “manufacturing” orders.

Payroll

From data collection timesheets to W2 printing, this module covers your needs. Timesheets filled out by the personnel themselves are submitted within the system for “approval”. The employees pay check can be from a timesheet or direct entry. Federal, State and local tables are editable for the end user’s updating. General ledger transactions are created with the posting of the payroll.

Purchasing

The purchasing module allows you to manage inventory demands and track open purchase orders. This module includes the Orders and Receipts. You can create purchase orders with the status “Worksheet” for a RFQ and just change the status when you are ready to place the order. The program offers two types of PO’s; Standard parts ordering and Make- From for item made/assembled at a supplier with material you provide. You also can create PO’s from Material Requirements Planning (MRP). Advanced setup allows single right-click functionality. In the vendor, assign a primary contact with an email address and the PO will be sent from your email to that contact. For example, just select a purchase order from the list, and right-click on “email”.

Quality Management

Build your quality records in the system with Logs for Training, to incoming inspection. Take advantage of the Vendor, Items and Drawing data to link to Change control, Vendor surveys, Process documents, Non-conformances and others. Connecting this data allows you to simply create a Customer Complaint by right-clicking on a Sales order line.

Reminders / Action Items with Internal Notes

Move notes scattered around the office into the system. We offer the ability to connect these notes to Items, Customers, Vendors, Sales Orders and Purchase Orders. Use these Internal Notes are for recording phone conversations, engineering change requests or follow-up reminders for sales prospects.

Report Writer

Our reports utilize “Crystal Reports” writer. This report window lets you organize all the system forms as well as the custom reports you generate. The password controls apply to this screen as well. Crystal reports pulls information from the data dictionary directly which allows you to delete and add fields of your choosing. Only one copy of crystal is required for the user/administrator to modify and create new reports. Other users can find these custom reports and need only to double-click on the reports to view and print them. Crystal allows the output to be in the form of screen, PDF, HTML, MS Excel and many others.

Sales Orders

This module allows you to manage the order fulfillment process to your customers. The Sales module contains Deposits, Orders, Shipments, and Sales person information. A grid style report of history is also available. When using Orders you may start with the status of “Quote” and quickly change the status to an open order. Shipments change the outstanding quantity on order and pass the information to Receivables. You can also set up configuration BOM’s to present the order entry person with questions and related choices to specify a custom configuration per order. Email an acknowledgement to the customer with simple right-click.

Service and Repairs

Track customer requests and show the status of part in-process. Generate quotes once the product has been received without impacting the general ledger with customer supplied inventory. Connect all materials used with the labor charged to the job for costing that forward to invoicing.

Utilities

Advantage Data Architect is a complete data management system for Advantage Database Server developers. Its purpose is to assist in designing, creating, and maintaining the database layer of a developer’s applications. For end-users the ability to Generate and test Advantage SQL queries using a visual query designer and inspect or repair data are the primary uses.

Exporting from the list screens is as easy as Click on either the “In Excel” or the “In a browser” buttons and in a few seconds the program has opened MS excel and is displaying your list of information. This allows all kinds of uses where you need to get information out of SmallMfg into another program to further manipulate the data.

Import data tools allow you to jump start the implementation process. Bring in Customers, Vendors, GL Accounts, Items, BOM’s, Routings and more.

Reviews of TechnoERP

An anonymous TechnoERP user from Great Western Ink says...

TechnoERP has the depth and functionality of many of the “high end/top dollar” fully integrated software suites with Inventory Handling, Sales Orders, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable Payroll and General Ledger. For the price it is unbeatable

The good: I have implemented the software at several branches of our company and the transitions went very smoothly and quickly. Claire Rasmussen stands behind the product with integrity, and a passion to help companies improve, that is refreshing.

The bad: Sometimes it is frustrating that you can’t just overwrite old data (like other systems I know!) but as an accountant I know this is a good thing!

Mary from Tinitron Inc. says...

Love this software very easy to use and train. It has alot of different option to be able to get exactly what you need very efficiently. Technical support is great!

The good: The great thing about TechnoERP is it is very efficient, cuts down on the time needed to do something. Payroll is quick and accurate, correct are made for they are very simple.

The bad: That they didn’t have it years ago.

Jason says...

This is a solid ERP software that is built on a SQL database. It covers manufacturing of multi-level parts very effectively. There is full visibility of the parts from Forecast, through Purchasing and Manufacturing, and all the way through the invoicing process.

The good: The MRP functionality is very robust. As long as the data is entered correctly, the MRP produces an accurate view of what needs to be purchased and manufactured.

The bad: This system goes through several updates on a regular basis.

Sam says...

TechnoERP is integrated throughout all aspects of our business. It has solutions to fit nearly any business need. It has very high reliability and has a good workflow

The good: The software has saved us a lot of headache and miscommunication. We have been able to go paperless in many area’s because everything is at your fingertips! The system does a great job at insuring your data is reliable and consistent. It is flexible enough to be used by anyone and has enough features to allow advanced users to really leverage data.

The bad: Because TechnoERP has so many features and functions, it can take some time to learn a lot of the advanced functionality. However the software operates in a very logical manner so if you understand the fundamentals of an area you are working in learning it is easy.

Dan from Legacy Home says...

Best software for small manufacturers

The good: Inventory status screen give you access to all information you need to know about a product

The bad: A few processes could be a little faster

John from Viking Solutions says...

Very, very thorough and fast. Covers all aspects of manufacturing.

The good: Speed and ease of use.

The bad: 3rd party printing

Bradley says...

Having it installed now.

The good: Price and features

The bad: none