Sage 200 Manufacturing is a module that can be added to the Sage 200 core platform to enable better management of the production process within the manufacturing arena.  Sage 200 Manufacturing offers control at each stage of the manufacturing process from planning, materials, costs to tracking orders and collecting payments.  It also includes all the key features from Sage 50 Manufacturing.

Bills of Materials

The Sage 200 Manufacturing Bill of Materials module helps you create detailed Bills of Materials (BOM) for all your manufactured products, no matter how many components you use. BOMs may, in turn, use other BOMs (sub-assemblies) within them to provide a multi-level, hierarchical structure.

The Bill of Materials module enables you to define operations and activities performed by sub-contractors. These can be defined as batch or piece work operations recording and may include, for example, labour costs, machine setup costs, run costs and close-down costs.


In today’s competitive environment, you need to minimise the time spent preparing complete and accurate estimates for your customers. The Estimating module in Sage 200 Manufacturing is a powerful tool that helps you achieve this and also track every stage of production.

Designed to assist in the production of estimates for one-off items or non-repetitive batches, it provides accurate and timely quotations of work. You can also create works orders, BOMs or sales orders from your estimates.

Information from the estimate is drawn from the stock records in the Stock Control module and from the Labour Register, Machine Register and Operations Register. You can enter all expected costs for each stage of the job under each of the job cost types.

Master Production Schedule (MPS)

The planning features in Sage 200 Manufacturing provide all the functionality you need to control material, labour and machine costs in a busy mixed mode manufacturing environment. The MPS function will smoothly control production planning, works order processing and resource management, with full traceability for materials tracking. MPS reads demands and creates a master production schedule for production of finished items and sub-assemblies that are sold separately. While reading demands, MPS looks at items that are:

• Outstanding from sales orders in the Sage 200 Sales Order Processing module.

• Marked for release in ‘Make to Stock.’

• Unfulfilled in sales forecasts.

• Required to fulfil estimates in the Estimating module.

Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

This information is then processed through the MRP module. MRP looks at stock projections in relation to demands and generates appropriate recommendations by exploding demands through the BOM levels to produce a series of ‘make’ or ‘buy’ recommendations. The MRP module makes recommendations after considering supplier and BOM lead times, stock levels, work in progress, on order quantities, minimum levels, batch sizing rules, locations of stock components and whether version control is being used.

Graphical Planner Preactor

International is the market leading specialist for planning and scheduling software. Working in partnership with Preactor, we have created a graphical planning tool that helps you to:

• Assess potential changes to production, by producing plans that show how, for example, adding overtime or extra shifts would affect deliveries.

• Produce flexible schedules that work forwards from a start date or backwards from a due date, to suit your needs.

• Identify resource issues easily and change plans to avoid hold ups.

• Choose the way you want to view completed jobs.

Works Order Processing

The Sage 200 Works Order module allows you to produce parts using components specified on the BOM or in the estimate, following the process specified on the operations. Works orders can be created automatically from MRP recommendations or entered manually. Stock levels are automatically updated when you allocate and/or issue stock against the works orders.

You can then produce picking lists, route cards, operation cards and job sheets. On completion of the works orders, stock is automatically updated, enabling goods to be despatched immediately. There is also the facility to back flush through lower level subassemblies. This automatically issues all components through each of the levels and places finished items into stock.

Operation Times – Shop Floor Data Collection (SFDC)

Working alongside the Works Order module, the operations time functionality in Sage 200 Manufacturing allows you to work more efficiently. It can print barcodes onto items such as route and operation cards, so that operators log their jobs with a scanner and the relevant works orders are automatically updated.

Materials and Finished Product Trace-ability

Your customers are demanding products of an increasingly higher quality, and in many industries legislation and adherence to quality standards are becoming ever more important. All this requires complete visibility across the supply chain.

Sage 200 Manufacturing helps you track material from receipt through your complete production process to despatch, no matter how many locations or components you use.

For more information about Sage 200 Manufacturing feel free to contact us.