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Electronics Manufacturing

Electronics Manufacturing

Fitrix ERP – Electronics Manufacturing Edition is designed to fit the unique Enterprise Resource Planning “ERP” needs of the small to mid-size Manufacturer of electronics and electronics related products including general electronics, medical devices, aerospace and games.

Fitrix ERP software includes fully integrated modules for accounting, inventory, purchasing, order processing, and manufacturing processes using a consistent technology and user interface.

Electronics and electronics-related manufacturers have historically had a challenge finding ERP software that meets their special business requirements. From serial number tracking at multiple levels within finished goods and sub-assemblies, to traceability, warranty and RMA tracking, to regulatory compliance requirements and other concerns, automating the typical electronics manufacturing operation presents challenges that most ERP packages do not adequately address out-of-the-box.

Larger companies that can afford to purchase and often customize higher-end packages whose costs can run hundreds of thousands of dollars or more when implemented are able to reap the benefits of ERP, but at a cost that small and midsize firms usually can’t afford. Smaller companies often try to address this problem by cobbling together off-the-shelf accounting or general purpose ERP solutions with spreadsheets and specialized point solutions like product configurators or PLM packages. The end result is often a patchwork of poorly connected systems with duplicated work and data that do not provide a comprehensive, integrated enterprise-wide solution.

Fourth Generation Software has introduced a comprehensive yet affordable ERP solution designed especially to meet the ERP requirements of small to mid-size electronics manufacturers and manufacturers of electronics-related equipment.

Key features for manufacturers of electronics include:

  • Multi-level Bill of Materials (unlimited levels)
  • Deep Serial/Lot Number Tracking (at all component levels)
  • Traceability & Recall Management
  • Warranty Tracking
  • Make-To-Order and Make-To-Stock Support
  • Product Configurator (robust and easy to use)
  • Available to Promise and Advanced Planning
  • Compliance Support for Regulatory and Industry Standards (RoHS)
  • Quality Management
  • Approved Vendor Lists
  • Contract/Outsourced Manufacturing
  • Customer Credit Management
  • Document Management
  • Forecasting/Planning/MRP
  • Kitting Support
  • Mixed Mode Manufacturing including MTO, MTS, Engineer To Order, Job Shop
  • Blanket Sales Orders and Purchase Orders
  • Bar Code support
  • RMA processing
  • Contract Manufacturing Supplier
  • Contract Manufacturing Consumer (outside processes)

Modes of Manufacturing Supported:

  • Make to Order
  • Make to Stock
  • Engineer to Order
  • Job Shop

Fourth Generation Software has packaged and priced the Fitrix ERP Electronics Manufacturing Industry Edition with small and midsize companies in mind. A complete 15 to 20 concurrent user system including 90-day fast track implementation services costs under $100,000 and the entire implementation can be leased for $1900-$2800/month (60 month lease). Fitrix is available in user configurations as small as 5 users and can scale to hundreds of users or more.

The Fitrix ERP Electronics Manufacturing Edition software is based on Fitrix ERP which is used in a wide number of industries and has been proven reliable and scalable in deployments as small as 5 users and as large as 1,000 or more users. Fitrix ERP includes the world-class Informix SQL relational database from IBM which provides exceptional performance, reliability and capabilities at a low cost of ownership. Fitrix can run premise-based or “in the cloud.”

Fitrix ERP offers a complete back-office software solution with everything you need to run your business including:

Manufacturing modules:

  • Bill of Material
  • Production Order Processing (including job shop)
  • Standard Routing
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Standard Costing
  • Actual Costing
  • Master Scheduling
  • Production Scheduling
  • Labor Processing
  • Capacity Requirements Planning
  • Product Configurator

Distribution and Supply Chain Modules:

  • Order Entry
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Purchasing
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Accounting Modules:

  • General Ledger
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Multi-currency and Multi-level Sales Tax
  • Payroll
  • Fixed Assets

Take the next step:

To further understand your company’s specific software requirements and how they align with the features and capabilities of Fitrix ERP, we are happy to provide prospective customers with a free initial needs analysis/discovery including in-depth sessions with our subject matter experts and a customized software demonstration using data you provide (under NDA if needed) to help make the software evaluation more insightful. Please contact us to take the next step in evaluating Fitrix ERP for your business.