Focus MRP is a VAT ready Material Requirement Planning software introduced by Focus Softnet, one of the best manufacturing ERP providers in the GCC region. This is an ideal solution for manufacturing units/plants and supply-chain establishments, as it combines efficiency and compliance to guarantee customer satisfaction.
Since the last several decades, countries in the Middle East have witnessed a rise in manufacturing establishments. Manufacturing businesses need software that is not only effective in material requirement planning but are also easy to operate and integrate with existing workflows, especially in accounting and book keeping.
As the provider of some of the best software for manufacturing and logistic establishments, the company’s solutions are known for their integration capabilities and quick deployment. Focus MRP is a VAT-enabled software. With comprehensive modules that include Production Master Data, Shop Floor management, Material Requirement Planning (MRP) and reliable accounting features, the solution integrates all aspects of manufacturing, making it a crucial need for manufacturing units.
Focus MRP effectively minimizes bottlenecks and achieves greater transparency and operational control. By increasing resource utilization, it reduces costs and wastage of resources. Focus MRP’s integration capabilities are robust enough to be used for multi-location plants. It can schedule output based on plant-wise capacity, achieve standard output with predefined routes in production lines, generate forecasts, completion and process based reports and send out on-time procurement reminders.
This ERP software is an ideal solution for finance management. Apart from its ability to automate the filing of VAT returns, the module has comprehensive features for core financial management, expenses and analytics, and works as a user-driven accounting software.
Types of modules
The Focus MRP solution has three types of modules.
- Finite capacity planning
- Infinite capacity planning
- Delivery date estimation
Modules for finite capacity planning are essential for developing manufacturing plans that are accurate, feasible and efficient. On the other hand, Infinite capacity planning can be utilized to determine bottlenecks. The delivery date estimation module provides a quick and powerful means of arriving at realistic delivery dates for new orders, taking into account the current workload and material availability.
Production and material requirement planning
The production module is a vital part of any inventory and material requirement planning software. The extensive production module of Focus MRP makes it stand out as top manufacturing software with wide-ranging tools and features.
The Production Master Data module of Focus MRP has multiple features that are designed to support various stages of manufacturing operations. Its production planning feature helps an organization plan production with the optimum utilization of all available resources while material requirement planning can be carried out based on the production advice generated by the sales department. The feasibility of production is evaluated using details like raw material availability, procurement time, machine availability and capacity. The module also enables users to generate a production schedule for all machines. The scheduling is done in an optimized fashion based on production priorities. Features such as material billing and GUI routing are also covered under this module.
Specific features for material requirement planning help users in analysing lead time, quotation, management of supplier contracts and planning for dependent and independent requirements.
Shop floor and shift management
Focus MRP has dedicated modules for shop floor management and shift management. Users can integrate the shop floor with production by connecting issues of material and their transfer to production, analyze variance and generate replenishment reports.
The shift management module enables users to integrate finance and accounting with inventory, enabling optimum utilization of IT resources. The module also helps in updating production costs (including overhead) and integration of the plant/unit with the warehouse management for improved inventory control.
Quality control, maintenance and fixed assets management
Focus MRP’s quality control module combines features that make the solution stand out as the best manufacturing software. Users can designate test definitions, define rules for testing, manage sample and total tests, QC requisition, test approvals and quantity breakups.
The maintenance module brings complete control of the plant/s to the user’s fingertips. Through the maintenance module, users can define jobs for individual machines and assets, schedule them and maintain specific job cards. Users can also use break-down scheduling to time tasks as per their requirements.
With a module specific for fixed assets, users can track and manage the plant’s assets, add or remove value of components, manage asset capitalization, transfers, conversions, depreciation and retirement. All this can be tracked through customizable reports.
These comprehensive modules allow business owners and managers to ensure that their plant increases its production quality while still retaining tight control over inventory and avoiding wastage in resources.
Focus Softnet was one of the first providers of VAT manufacturing software since rollout of VAT in GCC countries. As an experienced provider of business solutions that are compliant with local tax regulations, the company has earned unwavering trust when it comes to providing and deploying tax complying business software.
All solutions of the company, especially their accounting modules are known to comply with the tax regulations in the countries they are used. In the GCC countries, Focus Softnet was one of the first ERP providers to put its users live with VAT compliant features. In India, it is a prominent GST Suvidha Provider (an officially accredited vendor of GST compliant business solutions.
The robust nature of Focus MRP allows it to adapt to any manufacturing plant’s size and depth while blending-in with its hierarchy and structure. Its capabilities to assist manufacturing processes and achieve greater degree of compliance and customer satisfaction can redefine your establishment’s operations.
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