Manufacturing Software Profiles

SOFTWARE SELECTION WITH SHELDON NEEDLE

Evaluating and choosing the optimum ERP solution is as challenging as it gets. Is this challenge affecting your competitive edge?

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  • Are you looking at the right systems?

  • Is your organization ready to select and implement a new solution?

  • Have you made a business case for the cost involved?

  • Have you defined the steps to validate your decision?

Afterwards, we’ll email you our justification for the recommended vendor(s) and additional steps to consider for a successful outcome. We’ll also include the CTS Best Practices e-Guide -- how to define your manufacturing requirements, prepare an RFI, get the most out of demos, validate references, negotiate best price, and more.

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MAX ERP MAX ERP

MAX is an ERP software system that is designed for engineer-to-order and assemble-to-order manufacturing. This manufacturing software solution offers full integration with Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains Accounting, QuickBooks Enterprise and QuickBooks Pro software. MAX is a SQL product with support for MS Reporting Services. When used with the Synergy product, MAX becomes Web-enabled to support customer/supplier functions, such as creating quotes and work orders.

With powerful and flexible batch processing, parts management and production planning features, MAX is particularly adept at fulfilling the needs of contract service providers, but can also be deployed in full-service manufacturing facilities. Max offers ERP solutions for companies that make electronics and medical devices, as well as for capital equipment manufacturing and recipe batch food manufacturing.

Product Information

PRODUCT NAME
MAX ERP
CURRENT VERSION
2018 Spark
CLOUD MODE
Hosted only
NUMBER OF INSTALLATIONS
3,000+
PRICING
$35K minimum

Mode Suitability

MAKE TO STOCK / REPETITIVE
Yes
MAKE TO ORDER / CTO
No
RECIPE BATCH
Yes
CONTINOUS PROCESS
No
MIXED MODE (Stock/Custom)
Limited
ENGINEER TO ORDER
Yes
ASSEMBLE TO ORDER
Yes

Industry Suitability

AEROSPACE
Yes
ELECTRONICS
Yes
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Yes
MEDICAL DEVICES
Yes
MRO (Maintenance/Repair)
No

Professional Services

DESIGN / BUILD TO CONTRACT
No

Product Highlights

  User-friendly ERP system that handles everything from order entry, materials management and production management, to change management, fulfillment and customer service.
  Open architecture supports integration with accounting programs and smart machines on the shop floor, which results in fewer data entry errors and supports real-time inventory updates.
  Minor customizations often needed.
  Strong regulatory support, with full-featured lot and serial control, makes it easy to maintain traceability levels required by agencies like the FDA and streamlines a potential recall process.
  Does not support multi-plant MRP if all plants are similar and you want to run MRP and scheduling using one Database.
  Project Accounting for long build jobs can be done with Synergy add-on.