Aerospace manufacturing software

Our Manufacturing ERP solution contains modules designed to help Aerospace and Defence manufacturers increase their precision, speed and capacity utilisation.

The solution is scalable and modular so you can choose however many modules you need, and know that this can be scaled up as your business grows and requirements change.

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Access Manufacturing software for aerospace and defence

The Aerospace industry is built around the necessity for precision and accuracy, and this starts with manufacturing.
Strict quality standards, such as AS9100 or AS9104, making it is essential that Aerospace manufacturers are able to demonstrate consistency by using technology to run leaner businesses.

Running production to Just-In-Time (JIT) and still delivering on predicted On Time In Full (OTIF) requires technology designed to plan smartly and utilise all available capacity.

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Aerospace manufacturing ERP software

The Access Manufacturing Suite brings all of the information from all production processes onto one single system. Seeing how machines and employees are being utilised through real-time data and dashboards means you can help your business head towards the industry excellence of continuous improvement manufacturing. Our system has been designed so you have the freedom to choose modules that are perfect for you, and can be scaled up as your business grows or as your business requirements change.

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Orchestrate production planning and scheduling

Day to day scheduling

Capacity planning

'What-if' analysis

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Day to day scheduling

  • Keep production running by identifying bottlenecks before they happen and re-schedule in advance to guarantee deadlines are met.
  • Using the live production plan, jobs can be scheduled to best fit the current activity on the shop floor.
  • Increase efficiency by knowing you and your team are working from the same, live production plan.

Capacity planning

  • Use the Drag and Drop Gantt Chart to quickly make adjustments to the production plan in line with timescales.
  • Realise full production capacity potential with live visibility of resources and their utilisation.
  • Give confident predictions of dates and timescales to customers with the use of smart modelling to visualise upcoming capacity.

'What-if' analysis

  • Choose between multiple work schedule scenarios for the plan that best suites so your manufacturing business delivers around constraints.
  • Use predicted scenarios to make smart business decisions and know your A&D business has the ability to deliver.

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Material requirements planning (MRP)

Strive for continous production improvement with our MRP module. You can draw key information from other parts of your ERP to discover suggestions about purchase and works orders that need to be placed, and orders that should be cancelled or rescheduled - this is frequently run as a daily routine.

Use forecasting to create a Works Order (WO) of stock needed and no longer worry about over or under stocking. Create Works Orders for Made to Stock items while being able to take into consideration existing lead times and shrinkage factors.

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HR and employee learning

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Financials Finance

  • Use reporting tools to see key financial information through boardroom packs, analytics, KPI dashboards and alerts.
  • Easily manage large transaction volumes with automated reconciliation and create a standardised, transparent process.
  • Credit control feature ensures timely collection and increased cash flow with automatic notifications to customers for debt escalation.
  • Automatically import or scan supplier invoices and instantly update your ledgers, reconcile against purchase orders and MRP Works Orders.

Payroll Payroll

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  • Increase payment speed and accuracy with the payroll module.
  • The HMRC recognised module helps you manage your Real Time Information (RTI) PAYE payments and deductions.
  • Deliver automated fully-branded payslips to employees through their self-service portal.

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  • Use tools such as our self-serve eLearning portal to aide employee development, training and retention.
  • Manage holidays, sickness and absences in one place so employee availability can be monitored at all times.
  • Our Employee Success Plan (ESP) module allows managers and team leaders to plan out a 3-month personalised development plan for every employee.

Operations management

Quality Management and Traceability

  • Create accurate, detailed audit trails throughout production, and know that First Article Inspection Reports (FAIRs) can be presented when needed.
  • Produce delivery and quality graphs and reports using standard SC21 metrics.
  • Comply with chosen AS91 code by using the Quality Tree functionality to keep the golden thread of source information, from product specifications to POs, in a single place.
  • Easily keep track of parts against production works orders, whether faulty or damaged parts that are placed in quarantine or components are reworked or scrapped.
  • Control non-conformity in materials and components to eliminate defects in the manufacturing process, therefore reducing materials wastage.
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Enhanced Security

Your data is protected in the cloud as it is hosted separately from your main domain. It’s protected from cyberattacks, and from attacks to your on-premise infrastructure.

Advanced threat protection is provided via Palo Alto Wildfire firewalls, an intrusion detection and prevention system (IDS / IPS). It analyses threat intelligence from the largest global community to identify unknown threats and stop attackers in their tracks, and is particularly effective for dealing with “zero-day threats” – innovative attacks that haven’t yet been identified, acknowledged or fixed by the system it’s trying to infiltrate.


Access uses enterprise-level technology to identify and fix vulnerabilities that threaten the security of your IT Infrastructure. We'll deploy patches as they become available, ensuring your systems are up to date and protected.

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Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery

  • Analyse the impact of an outage before it happens
  • Fully automated application-level testing and failover
  • Automated backup and recovery testing
  • Automated Disaster Recovery compliance reports
  • Recovery Assurance for local, second site and cloud

Our data centres are in 7 locations on 4 continents - Europe, USA, Asia and Australia. Each location is ISO27001/SSAE-16 certified and highly optimised for cloud computing with N+1 or greater redundancy at all levels.

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"Since using Access FactoryMaster MRP our efficiency has improved dramatically, and our WIP has also decreased substantially."

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The Access Manufacturing Suite

Below are just some of the modules that can be chosen as part of the suite:

  • Finance
  • Material requirements planning (FactoryMaster)
  • Planning and scheduling (Orchestrate)
  • Warehouse management (Delta)
  • Order Management
  • Stock Management
  • HR
  • Payroll
  • CRM
  • Shop Floor Data Capture
  • Analytics

A wide range of modules that can be chosen to create a software package for your specific requirements

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