NEW features for the M1 ERP software by Bowen & Groves have been added in the latest Version 3.0 release.
Developed for a Microsoft SQL server with a Microsoft Outlook look and feel, M1 runs on all Windows platforms.
M1 has easy to run and maintain functions. Bowen & Groves offer a high level of support through installation and on going, which has made it a cost effective solution for small to medium manufacturers.
The new features of Version 3.0 include a free view only user facility, allowing users to print, email and export data for free.
Unlimited view only licences are provided with M1, allowing customers to minimise the number of users required, and therefore minimise the cost of ownership.
The new advanced bill of materials module includes important features such as serial number assignment and tracking, revision control, lot/batch number tracking and find and replace tools to increase productivity.
A product configurator module has been added in Version 3.0 enabling the configuration of a dimensional or configurable part based on rules or parameters to accommodate different options, a simple and flexible tool which provides significant advantages.
A new project management module ties together all quotes, jobs, orders, purchases and accounts receivable and accounts payable invoices to a specific project, assign a project manager, track progress, create follow-ups that integrate with Microsoft Outlook so a milestone will never be missed.
Two additional features include an enhanced print related documents check box available with the document management module this allows the automation of issuing all documents for work orders or job travellers.
Advanced inventory management now includes an alternative parts grid which provides the ability to look for price options or in a shortage find a suitable alternative part.
Complementing the additional features in M1 Version 3.0 are 370 additional enhancements to various modules.
In addition M1 integrates with Microsoft Word, Outlook and MapPoint features which have aided its reputation for easy commissioning and functionality.