MONITOR G5 – Now with support for 8D
Here is a selection of all the new functionality we’ve developed in MONITOR G5 since June.
The featured development in June – the Tools & Maintenance option, which was released earlier this fall – will not be covered here. And for our Nordic neighbors in the west, we’ve developed the Norwegian country package.
Blanket order handling for sales is now available in MONITOR G5. Blanket orders can be used when entering into an agreement with your customer whereby orders for parts can be called off at an agreed quantity and price during a specific period.
The validity period is always stated for a blanket order. The interval may refer to the order date or delivery date. Call offs from blanket orders are registered as regular customer orders, with every customer order called off under the terms of the blanket order.
In a later version, blanket orders will also be included in requirement calculation and net requirement calculation.
You can now print and send delivery plans to your supplier by e-mail from MONITOR G5. If you send the delivery plan by e-mail, an XML file including the forecast section for the plan is included in addition to the PDF file. And if your supplier is also a MONITOR user, you can use the attached XML file in order to drag, drop, and load the file (MONITOR-till-MONITOR).
There is now support for using 8D in quality management. A new case type – 8D Standard – has been added to Register case, making it possible to apply the 8D method in MONITOR G5. There is also a standard activity template for every stage of the 8D model. This enables greater potential to improve products and processes within a single system. The aim is to identify, correct, and eliminate recurring issues.
Developed by Ford Motor Company, the 8D (Eight Disciplines Problem Solving) method is used in order to solve problems – primarily by engineers or equivalent. 8D follows the logic of the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) cycle.
The new procedure – Register payments – enables registration of all incoming and outgoing payments in the same procedure. In addition to registering payment of invoices in the accounts payable, the procedure also handles registration of different types of payments. There is also a new journal type, in which all types of payments can be handled. The procedure currently supports registration of manual incoming and outgoing payments. It should be noted that import of payments by file is not handled in this procedure.
To meet the demand on the Norwegian market, we have developed the functionality which is required for this nation. The following functions have been adapted in this country package:
Support for converting the Norwegian country package from G4 to G5 will be provided in a later version.
We have developed finance and accounting functionality for Poland. The following functions are provided:
A configurable dashboard, which replaces the start page, has now been added to the web client.
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