Bill of Materials in Acumatica

Everything about the modern manufacturing business is enshrined in processes. Things go in, are converted to final materials, and are shipped to the customer. However, when speed and accuracy is the name of the game, you need to keep these processes tightly intertwined so that you can coordinate activities and keep your business moving forward.

Integrated, Multilevel Bill of Material and Routing

With so many processes to connect, you need fingertip-level access to the right data at the right times. Manufacturers looking to gain complete control over Master Data Definitions have turned to Bill of Material and Routing software to handle this, but not every BOM is created equal.

The Bill of Material (BOM)/Routing module, part of the Acumatica Manufacturing Edition, creates production specifications and is the framework for the planning functionality in all Acumatica Manufacturing Edition modules. Maintenance of the BOM/Routing information is performed through a single screen, giving you easy access to the data you need to get the job done.

Delivering complete visibility of both engineering and financial views of product structure, BOM/routing in Acumatica empowers users to efficiently plan and manage inventories, costs, and manufacturing processes with full revision control.

Key Features of BOM/Routing in Acumatica

By connecting the processes you need to serve customers, you gain visibility over materials work instructions, taking control over costs using a variety of measurement methods. From revision control to flexible costing, Acumatica makes your life easier. Here’s how.


Understand and Control Changes with Revision Control

Changes happen—but it pays to stay ahead of them. Acumatica lets you maintain a complete revision history of BOM/routing. Save and view multiple revisions – past, present, and future – as well as the reason for the revision.


Stay ahead of Phase-In and Phase-out with Effectivity/Expiration Dates

Control material planning and usage according to effectivity dates for phase-in and phase-out of content changes.


Reduce Clutter with Where Used Functionality

Not every component goes into every item. Where Used functionality in Acumatica allows for components on Bills of Material to be displayed where they are used on a single-level or multi-level basis.


Take Control of Costs with BOM Cost Roll

Use flexible cost roll for a single-level or multi-level BOM, by item or site. Costs of the lower-level item will “roll” into the costs of the higher-level items. In a standard cost operation, costs will update the pending standard cost for each item in inventory.


Remain Flexible with Production Attributes

Easily understand your products by applying attributes. Attributes are used to display optional or required values when reporting production. These are available on the bill of material header and/or operations and can be copied onto a Production Order when the order is created.


Manage Production across Multiple Sites

Not every facility has the same processes and procedures. Multiple sites functionality enables the support of multiple sites and have different or alternate BOM/Routing for each different site.


Simplify Structure Maintenance with Phantoms

Use phantom items to simplify structure maintenance for related groups of parts and materials to multiple products. If you create a planning bill of material, your planning and production teams can “skip over” phantoms to plan and allocate components.


Sales can now take a generic customer order and, with a push of a button, can turn it into specific parts and have Acumatica automatically create a bill of materials. If the order comes in online, a sales person can view the order in a customer’s cart, add a quote within Magento, and send it to the customer.

– Ryan Brown, CEO, xByte Technologies

Get to Know Acumatica Manufacturing and The Donas Group

Built to integrate with a variety of applications—whether they are made by Acumatica or a third-party vendor—Acumatica’s Manufacturing Edition functionality delivers a strong backbone for your business.

Just one of the many components of a powerful cloud-based manufacturing software, BOM/Routing in Acumatica empowers you to create maintain, and control master data definitions of products and processes with convenient one-screen maintenance access.

As a leading provider of this usable and functional application, The Donas Group can help you make the most of your journey to the cloud. Get to know more about our work and contact us for a free consultation.