New Year, New Software

16/01/2017 By: Roger Hunt

Happy New Year to you all, I hope you had a great festive period. I suspect, like me, it all seems like such a long time ago, even though we are only 16 days into the new year.

This coming year is an exciting one for everyone at CIM and we hope it will be an exciting one for our customers too. As I mentioned last time we have been supporting other people’s software for more than 25 years. During that period our main focus as a business has been providing effective, efficient, and economic manufacturing solutions to our customers.

We at CIM have now taken the decision to write our own manufacturing software.

We have combined our 100+ years’ worth of manufacturing industry experience and knowledge to produce our own cutting-edge software solution that connects with Sage50 Accounts.

When designing the software we have kept in mind how familiar customers have become with the Sage50 Manufacturing environment, whilst recognising its lack of recent development. We have tried to take into account all the comments and feedback from customers and other business partners to come up with a solution that will improve data management and processing for all.

Also, having spent many years exporting and re-importing data from one system to another, we decided that anyone wanting to upgrade from Sage 50 Manufacturing to our software, should be able to upgrade quickly and seamlessly. We have therefore created a Migration tool that will transfer all the data from Sage 50 Manufacturing to our software. This works within a matter of minutes, meaning ‘downtime’ is at a minimum.

Below I have outlined just some of the key new features to give you a flavour of what is on the horizon.

  • Superior Stock Control module
    • View only option
    • Quarantine area, book items into quarantine at any time
    • Auto-generating serial and/or batch numbers
    • Advanced Traceability
    • View, amend, add columns for all stock related fields, including all Accounts only fields
    • Stocktake module
  • Trial Kit multiple BOMs
  • BOM costing history
  • Build and Reverse Build within BOM
  • Brand new advanced quotations module
  • Allocate batch and/or serial numbers within Works Orders
  • Trial Kit multiple Works Orders
  • Rough Cut Capacity Planning within Works Orders
  • Order rescheduling within Planning

At this stage, we are still aiming for BETA release for the end of the first quarter. We will update you as soon as the full product launch date has been decided. Keep an eye out for future posts which will go into more detail regarding new functionality and improved data processing.

But don’t worry, we will continue to provide our high level of customer service to all our customers. Regardless of which software is right for you.

Thanks for all your support last year – here’s to an even better 2017.

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