The Sage 100 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200) Bill of Materials module is not just for component lists for manufactured prod­ucts — it can help you create efficiencies and assist with accurate cost tracking.

Recording production costs without a lot of data entry for things like:

  • Building custom tool kits
  • Creating a custom fixtures list for a product you sell.
  • Cutting raw materials such as pipe, wood, steel or glass into specific lengths or sizes to put in stock.

Here are the main features of the Bill of Materials Module:

Production Entry: For operations with simple production processes, Production Entry allows you to record the completion of a batch after the assembly of multi-part items. When the Production Entry register is updated, the system removes raw materials from inventory and adds the finished goods to inventory with the proper total cost. This is performed as a one-step process and does not directly support a work-in-process accounting system. Components of a bill explode automatically; however, additions, deletions, and changes to the components, including miscellaneous code lines, are allowed.

Disassembly Entry is used to relieve a parent item from inventory and return all component items to inventory. Disassembly Entry can be used in several situations: disassembly of a manufactured item to return its component items to stock, disassembly of a purchased item to salvage its component parts, and reversal of previously posted production entries. Engineering Change Management If products are redesigned or com­ponents are changed, Engineering Change Control allows you to make changes as-of-a-certain-date and keep a running history of changes. Sales Kits and Options While you can create sales kits in Inventory, building them in Bill of Materials provides additional capabilities. Take advantage of the Option Bill capa­bility to configure products when a cus­tomer places an order. For example: a pump might be sold with different attachments or a tool kit could be sold with a choice of tool-sets. The options available for each kit can be selected during Sales Order Entry and Invoice Data Entry, and each option can have a different price associated with it. Bill of Materials Inquiry Use Bill of Materials Inquiry to review everything about a bill from one screen. A bill’s components including the revision, type, description, quantity/parent, unit of measure, comment, and general ledger account of each component. In addition, you can specify option codes to view variations of the base bill. For each bill number entered, you can designate the type of inquiry to perform. You can also explode the bill into components to view details. When using the Indented option, the tree view allows you to see at a glance the relationship of the compo­nent parts. The Indented option displays the component items on a bill, with each level indented from the preceding level.

Where Used Inquiry Use Where-Used Inquiry to view a complete list of all bills that a specific item is a component of. Included in the review are the parent bill number, revision code, bill type, bill option, quantity/bill, and engineering change dates. Note If the Require Bill Revisions or Enable Engineering Change Control check box is cleared in Bill of Materials Options, the revision code or engineering changed dates are not displayed.

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