News in G5

Here we present a small selection of new functionality that has been developed in MONITOR G5 during the past six months. We will hereafter present this kind of information once every quarter.

Preliminary pick list

Preliminary pick list is a new function which is useful:

  • When the order value is high and picking of parts is made in several steps.
  • When you print a pick list and a signal is sent to stock from an external system. A picking robot can then transport the parts to a location where they might remain for some time. If you have many orders, parts might be taken from the location to other customer orders than to the customer order which triggered the signal to stock.
  • When a customer order contains a great number of order rows and the picking takes several days, and there is a shortage on one of the order rows. You can start the picking if you know that the missing parts will be delivered shortly.

Stock and Management accounting

Stock accounting is a standard feature in MONITOR G5. It is used to continuously post all stock transactions in the system. This way the stock value in the Stock module matches the recorded value in the Accounting module. Changes in stock which are due to changed standard prices, direct stock reporting, arrivals and deliveries, stock count differences, nonconformities (cases), etc. will automatically be posted and give a better understanding of changes in stock and the company's gross profit margin in the income statement. Management accounting is an option in MONITOR G5, used to complement the stock accounting. Here all transactions for manufacturing orders (WIP value) in the system are continuously posted. These postings concern processing, subcontracting, and calculation differences. The invoicing log can also be posted via the management accounting.

Country package

We now have country packages for Denmark and Germany which for example include:

  • Basic data during first-time installation with chart of accounts, VAT codes, standard accounts, etc.
  • Accounting reports.
  • VAT reporting including export to affected authority. This applies to Germany.
  • VAT report. This applies to Denmark.
  • Export of EC sales list to affected authority.

Handle capacity via employees' attendance

The capacity of a work center can now be handled automatically via linked employee numbers and their planned absence.

Time zone per warehouse

Now it is possible to choose time zone per warehouse. This makes it possible to use local time for attendance recording and work recording, instead of the time on the server's clock. Also, all logs will be using the time zone of the warehouse. This applies to all logs in the system.

 

 

Delivery schedules with and without EDI

Now it is possible to handle EDI schedules. This is divided into two portions, where one portion is the support for EDI import of delivery schedules and the other is the actual handling of registered and imported delivery schedules in the Sales module. In MONITOR it is possible to register delivery schedule either via EDI import or via manual registration. To be able to import and register delivery schedules via EDI you must have the EDI option in MONITOR. However, it is fully possible to register delivery schedules manually without having this option.

Delivery schedules with Kanban

Now you can handle delivery schedules in a Kanban scenario. This means that the customer regularly sends delivery schedules and forecasts. In between, the customer sends call off messages with fixed calls which correspond to the quantity on the "Kanban card".

Suggest best-before date

Now you can configure settings which makes the system suggest best-before date when transfer to stock takes place for a manufacturing order. In a new field in the Part register procedure, you can enter a number of days from the reporting date which should be suggested as best-before date.

You can also activate that the system should check the shortest best-before date of material withdrawn for the order, and suggest it as best-before date.

Cycle time and ineffective time in BOM and routing

Unit time can be handled via Cycle time and Ineffective time in BOM and routing. Cycle time is the productive time in the operation in which the ineffective time is not included. The shorter the cycle time, the greater the production rate. Ineffective time means the time which is necessary in the operation, but is not directly productive. This is activated by the system setting "Use cycle time and ineffective time in BOM and routing". Other affected procedures are for example Print manufacturing order and Operation list. You can enter a default ineffective time for the work center in the Work center register procedure.

Follow up on all activities in a list

Now you find a list which is used to simplify the follow-up of all activities concerning for example customers, suppliers, projects, cases.

Code scanner in mobile units

You can use the mobile unit's camera as code scanner in part number fields in different procedures.

Want to learn more? Please login to our support site for more information. Here you can also watch videos about the latest development. (Please note! This page is password protected.)

Delivery schedules with and without EDI

Now it is possible to handle EDI schedules. This is divided into two portions, where one portion is the support for EDI import of delivery schedules and the other is the actual handling of registered and imported delivery schedules in the Sales module. In MONITOR it is possible to register delivery schedule either via EDI import or via manual registration. To be able to import and register delivery schedules via EDI you must have the EDI option in MONITOR. However, it is fully possible to register delivery schedules manually without having this option.

Delivery schedules with Kanban

Now you can handle delivery schedules in a Kanban scenario. This means that the customer regularly sends delivery schedules and forecasts. In between, the customer sends call off messages with fixed calls which correspond to the quantity on the "Kanban card".

Suggest best-before date

Now you can configure settings which makes the system suggest best-before date when transfer to stock takes place for a manufacturing order. In a new field in the Part register procedure, you can enter a number of days from the reporting date which should be suggested as best-before date.

You can also activate that the system should check the shortest best-before date of material withdrawn for the order, and suggest it as best-before date.

Cycle time and ineffective time in BOM and routing

Unit time can be handled via Cycle time and Ineffective time in BOM and routing. Cycle time is the productive time in the operation in which the ineffective time is not included. The shorter the cycle time, the greater the production rate. Ineffective time means the time which is necessary in the operation, but is not directly productive. This is activated by the system setting "Use cycle time and ineffective time in BOM and routing". Other affected procedures are for example Print manufacturing order and Operation list. You can enter a default ineffective time for the work center in the Work center register procedure.

Follow up on all activities in a list

Now you find a list which is used to simplify the follow-up of all activities concerning for example customers, suppliers, projects, cases.

Code scanner in mobile units

You can use the mobile unit's camera as code scanner in part number fields in different procedures.

Want to learn more? Please login to our support site for more information. Here you can also watch videos about the latest development. (Please note! This page is password protected.)