Production Management in Acumatica

From the top floor to the shop floor, manufacturing is a system of processes. Much like the machines you run, your data needs to run smoothly—no matter how many pieces of equipment, facilities, or people you work with. To do this, however, costs need controlled, inventory needs tracked, and plans need to stay aligned with actuals.

The Power of Production Management

Keeping control over the costs, scheduling, labor, and more is a challenge for many manufacturers. Whether you’re a make-to-stock, make-to-order, engineer-to-order, configure-to-order, project centric, job shop, batch or repetitive manufacturer, you need vigilance and control over planning, scheduling, and execution—and you need it in real time.

With Acumatica’s Production Management, you gain deeper insights into production orders tracking, scheduling, and performance, allowing you to make small—or large—changes to continually improve your processes.

The Production Management module, part of Acumatica’s Manufacturing Edition, allows for the ability to track material and labor costs, schedule production on the shop floor, and allows the user to compare the estimated/planned/standard production costs to the actual costs of the production order.

Key Features of Acumatica Production Management

From labor to materials, your ability to remain cost competitive relies on your ability to understand and improve your production. Manufacturing operations management software empowers you to capture total manufacturing costs, including material, labor, machine, tool, overhead, and outside processes.

But planning is one thing, knowing how well you did is another. With production performance, you can understand more than ever about your production with insights into detailed reports, including actual vs. standard/planned costs by detailed element – labor, material, machine, tooling, and fixed and variable overheads.

Here are just some of the core features you receive from Acumatica Production Management:


See How things Flow with Lot and Serial Tracking

Maintain full lot and serial traceability throughout the lifecycle of the item. Capture lot and serial numbers at purchase receipt, inventory issues, and shop activity transactions


Control Direct and Indirect Costs Labor Tracking

No matter how many employees you have, it pays to understand how labor is impacting your business. With labor tracking, you can easily capture direct production labor to production orders by employee, while making it easy to enter and track non-production time using indirect codes.


Keep Material Costs under Control with Material Tracking

Easily set orders up and stay ahead of the production process with material tracking. This functionality allows you to issue stock and non-stock materials and parts to a production order, as well as capture lot and serial numbers on controlled items.


Keep in Control of Costs and Execution with Production Performance

Monitor and manage performance with detailed reports, including actual vs. standard/planned costs by detailed element, including labor, material, machine, tools, fixed, and variable overheads.


Make and Track Changes

Manufacture to prior or alternate bills of material revisions, substitute operations and materials as desired. Pair this with an event audit trail to keep track of all production activities (events) against a production order including description, date and time, and ID of the user.


Minimize Reporting Work with Backflushing

Eliminate reporting by backflushing labor or material when reporting the production quantity completed, useful when a company only wishes to record the production quantity.


By utilizing the Acumatica Manufacturing Edition module within the Acumatica Suite of Products, we were able to determine verifiable product costs that allowed us to put together a pricing model. This increased our gross margin percentage dramatically.

– Pat Trefun, CFO, Opflex 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.