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Acumatica Based ERP for Construction Supplies Manufacturers

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Where can it be used?


The Construction Supplies Manufacturer ERP Package can be used in the market segments that produce the following products:

  • Housing and building supplies. Examples:

    • Doors​

    • Windows

    • Furniture: kitchen cabinets, tables, chairs, bedroom furniture, living and dining room furniture, ..

    • Appliances

    • Fridges

    • Dishwashers

    • Laundry machine and dryers

    • Vacuums

    • Garage doors

    • Pavers

    • Sheetrock

    • Wood beams: rafters, 

    • Roof shingles

    • Etc

  • Industrial supplies. Examples:​

    • Office​ 

      • HVAC supplies: AC condensors, Heating furnaces

      • Solar systems

      • Elevators

    • Industrial

      • Warehousing racks, bins, forklifts, 

      • Conveyors

Item Size, Turnaround Volume, Variety and Cost

Electronic items have the following characteristics:

  • Item size: large

  • Turnaround volume: low

  • Variety of SKUs: low

  • Item cost: medium

  • Complex item and subitem structure

These characteristics create the following general requirements:

  • Manufacturing process requirements

    • Make to stock​

    • Make to order

    • Configure to order

    • Batch jobs

    • Engineer to order

    • Job Shop

  • Inventory requirements:

    • High inventory cost

    • Models get outdated soon (1 -2 years)

    • Correct replenishment

  • Warehouse requirements​

    • No sophisticated set of conveyors, sortation and picking

    • Just racks and forklifts

    • Packing is mechanical

Applicable manufacturing processes


The Construction Supplied Manufacturers ERP Package can be used to manage the production in the  following manufacturing processes:

  • Milling​

  • Drilling

  • Cutting

  • Sawing

  • .

Your Needs and Your ERP Package

Besides your basic needs for finance, distribution, CRM, manufacturing, your warehouse needs a simple store, pick, pack and ship application since products in your warehouse are moved manually via pallets and forklifts.​

Your Needs

  • Basic needs:

    • Finance: GL, Cash Management, AP, AR

    • CRM

    • Distribution: Inventory, PO, SO

    • Manufacturing Management

  • Optional basic needs

    • Project Accounting​

    • Fixed Assets

    • Customer Portal

    • Advanced fulfillment: PIck, pack and ship

    • ...

  • Optional manufacturing management needs:

    • Product Configuration

    • Estimation

    • Advanced Planning and Scheduling

  • ​Optional needs:
    • Integration with CAD

    • Product scanning

    • Warehouse Management System (WMS): SImple

    • Advanced Inventory Management application

    • Shipping application

    • Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)

    • Project Management

    • Human Resource Management including payroll

    • Customer payment processing

    • Vendor payment processing: 

    • Tax Management application

  • ​...

Your ERP Package

  • Basic needs:

    • Acumatica Manufacturing Edition

      • Acumatica Finance: GL, Cash Management, AP, AR

      • Optional: CRM

      • Distribution: Inventory, PO, SO

      • Manufacturing Management Application

  • Optional Acumatica ERP Foundation applications:

    • Project Accounting​

    • Fixed Assets

    • Customer Portal

    • Advanced fulfillment

    • ...

  • Optional Acumatica Manufacturing Edition applications

    • Product Configurator​

    • Estimator

    • Advanced Planning and Scheduling

  • ​Optional ISV Applications:
    • CADTalk

    • Acumatica Warehouse Management scan

    • Acumatica Warehouse Management System (WMS)

    • NetStock Inventory Management application

    • StarShip Shipping application

    • Sourceday Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)

    • SmartSheet Project Management

    • Infinity Human Resource Management including payroll

    • American Payment Systems Customer payment processing

    • AvidXChange: Vendor payment processing:

    • Avalara Tax Management application

  • ​...

Components of ERP Package


The Construction Supplies Manufacturer ERP Package may consist of the following components:

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More Components of ERP Package


  • Optional Acumatica Advanced Manufacturing Edition applications
    • Product Configurator​
    • Estimator
    • Advanced Planning and Scheduling
  • ​Optional integrated Independent Software Vendor (ISV) applications:
    • ISV applications for addtional features of an existing Acumatica ERP module/workspace
      • Finance

        • ​Advanced Financial Reporting: FYIsoft, BI360

        • Sales tax Management: Avalara Tax, Vertex Sales Tax Solution

        • Human Resource Management including payroll: InfinityHR

      • Distribution

        • ​Inventory Management :NetStock, EazyStock, ..

        • Sales Order management: 

          • ​Customer payment processing: American Payment Systems, Century Business Solutions (EBizCharge), Kensium AcuCharge

          • EDI gateway: B2BGateway, SPS Commerce Fulfillment, EdiSoft

          • Shipping application: StarShip, AcuShip, OZLink, ..

        • Purchase Order management:​

          • ​Advanced Purchase Order management: Paramount Workplace

          • Vendor payment processing: AvidXchange, Artsyl, uplevl

          • Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP): Sourceday

          • Container tracking for:

            • Purchase orders: IIG Acuboost, 

      • Contract management with customers: MaxQ Technologies​​​, 

      • Fixed asset management: Bimser Beam, 

      • Project Management: SmartSheet, Spitfire, 

      • Document Management Systems:

        • Document scanning and repository: SDSI Unform, 

        • Signing documents electronically: Adobe  E-Sign,

      • Quality Management

        • Bimser International: QDMS​

        • eWorkPlace: QMS

      • Click here to to see the webpages of all above ISV applications.

    • ISV applications for providing specific industry applications

      • Warehouse Management:

        • Product scan application (Savant, FusionScan,..)

        • Warehouse Management System (WMS): Fusion WMS, Savant, HighJump, RIC Group WMS

      • CADTalk: to transfer data from the CAD/PLM/PLD application to the BOM in the Acumatica Manufacturing Edition​

      • Click here to to see the webpages of all above ISV applications.

Video (20 mins) showing the full integration of Acumatica Manufacturing Edition with Acumatica WMS

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Video (60 mins) showing the full integration of Acumatica Manufacturing Edition with E-Commerce of Magento, CadTalk, Scanco scan and WMS, StarShip Inventory management and APS payment processing

Construction Supplies Unique ERP Software Requirements

The construction supplies unique software requirements and solutions are as follows:

  • Complex item and sub item structure

    • Click here to learn more​

  • Product design and product prototyping takes a long time.

    • The integration with CADTalk enables an automatic generation of a new BOM for manufacturing. Click here to learn m​ore.

    • A witness to this can be seen here.

  • Fast change of design​

    • The integration with CADTalk enables an automatic generation of a new BOM for manufacturing. Click here to learn m​ore.

Key Benefits

The key benefits to you are as follows:

  • One Solution for your business

    • Acumatica provides feature-rich cloud manufacturing ERP software. Acumatica Manufacturing Edition, formerly known as JAMS*, integrates seamlessly with Acumatica’s Distribution Management, Customer Management, Financial Management, and Project Accounting suites. Acumatica Manufacturing Edition provides real-time coordination of your business activities from one central location in the cloud!

  • Grows with you

    • Powerful and complete functionality for make-to-stock, make-to-order, engineer-to-order, project centric, job shop, batch, and repetitive manufacturing adapts to your business as you grow and change. This means that if your manufacturing plant has to handle both make-to-stock and make-to-order, this ERP package can handle both manufacturing types at the same time. This also means that when you start with make-to-order, and your demand for the same products is growing, that this ERP can handle also make-to-stock to cover the growing demand of that product. 

  • Meet your schedules

    • Respond to demand while optimizing inventory and resources for effectiveness and cost control with Acumatica Manufacturing Edition MRP planning.

      • Inventory is optimized because the MRP gives you a list of the critical items that need to be ordered or manufactured. This way you  you only order what you need at the right time. By the way you can create purchase orders directly from this list of critical items.

      • Resources are optimized since the advanced planning and scheduling looks at the capacity of the machines and labor on the shop floor, and at their availability for usage. Capacity of machines and labor are fully used  at the right time. This way also costs are controlled. 

  • Track your costs

    • Track material and labor costs as you manage your products. Compare standard and planned production costs to actual costs of production. You can plan very well but, execution may still go awry. This ERP will display which actual costs went way above their planned costs. 

Customer Testimonials

  • FSC Lighting

  • Acme Cabinet Company

Acme Cabinet Company manufactures custom cabinets, and installs them at the customer site.

The company has implemented the following Acumatica ERP Suites:

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