ERP software specialist Bowen & Groves , developers of the M1 by B&G software for growing manufacturing businesses, has released the new Version 4.0 of the software at its annual B&G user conference.
The user conference held this year in Melbourne, Australia was attended by 129 representatives of companies that employ the M1 by B&G ERP internationally.
Bowen & Groves CEO Geoff Groves said the annual user conference had become a key event for B&G’s clients in recent years and traditionally rotated between the USA and Australia.
"Our 2004 user conference held in California attracted an even larger attendance reflecting the strong user base which M1 has in the US manufacturing sector," he added.
With more than 400 user customers in the manufacturing sector around the world, the M1 by B&G ERP software has become a significant technology success story, as well as offering the manufacturing sector a vast array of business management, analysis and productivity tools.
The new Quality and Warranty module released in Version 4.0 embraces all related functions including non-conformances, inspection, quarantine, discrepant and return materials, re-work, corrective actions, and warranty management.
Warranty or quality claims can now be completed on line.
The new Version 4.0 also enables quotes to be sourced from suppliers for parts or materials including alternative part or material choices, creating a bill of materials with the ability to select on price or availability with the capacity to construct components based on these decisions.
The new module also integrates fully with the financial data including accounts payable and accounts receivable, including the ability to accept and verify credit card payments.
Another feature is the capacity to publish work centre schedules and employee leave entitlements in public folders for general viewing.
Expanded analysis tools enable quality related data, trends and improvements to be monitored and reviewed as an aid to management together with appropriate reporting on claims and allowances.
The new modules in Version 4.0 will also assist manufacturers to maintain their ISO quality accreditation.
As reflected in its substantial international manufacturing industry user base, M1 by B&G, with its unique 'Smart Screen Technology', has been designed specially for small to medium scale enterprises offering affordability, low implementation costs, fast, user friendly, and simple operation.
Further information on the ERP program is available at B&G’s web site www.bowen-groves.com.