The Power of Aptean
Process Manufacturing ERP
Improve Operations Management and Reduce Costs
Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP is built for recipe- and formula-based production environments. It includes robust production management, quality and costing solutions, as well as applications for shop floor management. The system empowers you to improve operations throughout your enterprise and standardize across the globe, which means handling complex business processes has never been easier.
Manage Inventory, Locations and Shelf Life
Inventory management is part of the core foundation of Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP, providing your enterprise with real time inventory visibility, as well as projected inventory balances in the future based on supply and demand—enabling you to effectively manage inventory. You’ll also benefit from increased inventory turns and reduce or eliminate expired and short shelf-life inventory with tools to manage the present and the future.
Achieve Full Traceability for Compliance and Recall
Because traceability is paramount in industries like food and beverage, specialty chemicals and pharmaceuticals, Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP is designed with this as a core capability. From raw ingredients to finished goods, along with processes, equipment, personnel and quality tests, you will always have full traceability of your products and processes throughout the supply chain—dramatically increasing your response time when performing mock recalls and audits.
Increase Margins and Manage Revenue Leakage
In addition to lowering manufacturing and administrative costs, Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP improves your bottom line by providing improved product costing and profitability management. Cost simulation with sales price margin forecasting prevents surprises later. Customer and product profitability analytics provides actionable information to increase margins and solve problems. And the ability to manage promotions, rebates, discounts and customer bill backs prevents revenue leakage in a competitive environment.
Benefit from Aptean Professional Services
The Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP Professional Services team supports your ERP solution throughout its lifetime helping you make the most out of the tools that will best help you grow, give you the fastest return on investment and protect your brand. This includes migrating smoothly to the newest technologies as they become available, making Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP the perfect fit for your growing and changing business.
Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP not only offers the best-in-market solution for recipe- and formula-based manufacturers, but it can easily integrate with other management systems as your company grows, scales or needs to add capabilities. Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP can effortlessly be combined with Aptean OEE, Aptean EAM, Aptean WMS and Aptean Event Management Framework, among other solutions.
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Recipe- and Formula-Based Specialization
Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP’s full array of processes are based on a scalable recipe- or formula-based model to support manufacturing requirements that a traditional bill of material (BOM) does not support. This includes recipes or formulas with minimum and maximum batch sizes, potency and dependency formulas for inputs, and miscellaneous non-inventory inputs. Allergen control, yield management and quality tests are also available.
Traceability and Recall
The Trace Express component of Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP provides a user-friendly, graphical lot trace and recall capability that gives you omni-directional visibility (including supplier receipts, customer shipments and invoices) across the supply chain. Multi-stage process manufacturers can streamline compliance requirements and recall management with the flexibility to trace a defective product or lot from finished good back to raw ingredient, from raw ingredient to finished good, or from mid-production backward and forward.
Operational Visibility and Intelligence
Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP provides full transparency across all areas of your enterprise, including purchasing, inventory, manufacturing and sales—enabling you to accurately and easily determine profit and impact change. With our built-in dashboards, you have the data and intelligence needed to drive your business forward.
Inventory and Warehouse Management
Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP’s inventory and warehouse management application includes full lot control with expiration dates that can be entered with customer requirements for minimum shelf life. The system also supports multiple units of measure and includes catch weight and potency capabilities along with multiple packaging options.
Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP is available as a native iPhone and Android application that provides continuous, rapid access to your ERP information to ensure your workforce stays connected—anywhere, anytime. Remote workers have on-demand access to pricing quotes, sales history, inventory and customer accounts. Using simple dashboards, the mobile capability of Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP provides a consistent user experience—even when on the go—extending your supply chain operations to mobile devices.
With user configurable tiles, the Action Center makes it easier to locate key information quickly – such as sales orders entered, outstanding cash receipts due or past due, number of returns and more – and high/low warning threshold limits make the information actionable. Embedded, user-configured KPI-based graphs with drill down capabilities provide users with key actionable tasks they need to perform. You’ll also benefit from Aptean Event Management Framework (EMF)-based alerts as well as robust error alerting that is automated and allows you to visually designate the severity of the alert.
Product Costing and Inventory Valuation
Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP offers product costing and inventory valuation options including standard, weighted, average and lot actual costs to support commodity-based material costs along with both “future” and “what if” costing simulation. Product costing and profitability forecasting is also built into the system, enabling users to have a direct impact on the bottom line.
We understand that producing a high-quality product is essential, and that is why we’ve built robust quality functionality into the core solution. With Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP you can be confident you are quality compliant and that it can be easily demonstrated and retrieved in the event of a mock recall or audit.
Juggling continually changing priorities to meet service levels and financial targets is a constant challenge. As supply chains become more complex, and customer expectations rise, aligning production, inventory and supply is also increasingly difficult. Production managers want to maximize efficiency by planning long runs with few changeovers. Finance managers want to maximize equipment utilization, while minimizing raw materials and finished goods inventories. And customers want to minimize inventory levels, expecting faster order-to-delivery cycles. Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP’s planning capabilities help you balance these conflicting objectives.
Financial Control and Reporting
Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP Financial Management provides transparency, data integrity and regulatory compliance of your company’s financial position with a single, centralized financial data warehouse—enabling integrated reporting, planning, budgeting, forecasting and GL analysis. The financial reporting supports customized filtering, drill down analysis and report scheduling capability while reducing the cost of administration and ownership. The intuitive and personally tailored, real-time solution provides an insightful and precise review of financial statements and related departmental reports and is available anywhere, anytime via browser access.
With real-time data that accurately represents the key steps in your manufacturing process, you’ll be better equipped to identify and address tactical problems as well as emerging trends that could require further process improvements. The result? Higher quality products, a faster time to market, quicker inventory turns and lower manufacturing costs. With data collection from Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP, you can automate materials tracking, improve productivity, make receiving and inventory management more efficient, improve shipping timelines and provide real-time shop floor visibility.
Mobile-Enabled Production Manager
Increase efficiency, reduce information errors, and eliminate paperwork while gaining access to what’s currently happening in your factory with Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP Production Manager (RPM). Featuring role-based user profiles, this integrated, enterprise application allows workers on the production floor to reference today’s job lists and production plans in real-time from anywhere within the factory. Additionally, supervisors can quickly select one or multiple production areas to view job completion percentages and drill down further for a transparent look into today’s production.
Sales and Pricing
The sales and distribution capabilities of Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP include flexible pricing, promotions and discount features. Each of these options can be customized in line with customer specifications to define lot characteristics and shelf life.
The Sales Portal for Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP gives you a secure, online way to manage web-based content and support online ordering. Whether you want to manage content and production catalogs, marketing promotions or online orders, the Sales Portal can do it all.
Promotions, Rebates and Customer Billback
Automate your chargeback validation process and stay on top of high data volumes, non-standard pricing, management fees and rebates, and regulatory compliance requirements. You can also manage special promotions and ensure up-to-the-minute pricing data for multiple customers and clients.
With Aptean Analytics for Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP, you can easily identify and share business insights with relevant stakeholders to accelerate decision-making and action. Aptean Analytics presents intelligence in pre-built, interactive dashboards and dynamic reports that deliver insight into your operations and allow you to drill-down into key performance indicators (KPIs).
Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP Data Manager
Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP Data Manager (RDM) is designed to help manufacturers easily archive data and retrieve archived information. This tool simplifies the process by pre-defining the date when data is set to be archived and identifying its record status.
Supply Chain Planning
Plan and forecast proactively, optimize production schedules for low-cost and high-quality customer service, minimize inventory investments and streamline distribution operations with Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP’s Supply Chain Planning functionality.
Aptean Event Management Framework
Aptean Event Management Framework (EMF) is an advanced solution designed to provide actionable insight into events across the enterprise. With EMF you can enhance communication with customers, vendors and internal staff by automating routing and exception-based email and text message notices. Email Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP to “ask” a question while on the road and get real-time status for a customer, vendor or order.
Accept digital payments from your customers and capture them in your ERP with Aptean Pay, a cloud-native payment platform. Aptean Pay is fully integrated with Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP, allowing you to automate time-consuming accounting processes like Accounts Receivable reconciliation, invoicing communications and more.
Leverage Aptean eCommerce to launch an online storefront quickly and easily. Two-way integration with Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP enables you to seamlessly import products and pricing from your ERP into your eCommerce storefront, and purchases made in eCommerce will be automatically captured as orders in Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP.
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