Manufacturing business management made simple with software

Bringing information and data from different departments together is traditionally a manual and laborious task, but this should not be the case. Having systems alongside manufacturing, such as HR and payroll, bring all of this information into one place with ease.

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Complete business management

These optional modules unlock a new way of managing your business and allows you to see vital information with ease.

For example, Shop floor Data Capture highlight if an operation is taking longer than planned, and help you identify the possible causes, whether that's machinery, materials or employee performance, as well as wellbeing issues and proactively address them.

Explore the modules designed to make business management simple, from the back office to the shop floor.

Human Resources management

Staff Learning and Development: Empower your staff by using tools that aide their development and general wellbeing, such as our self-serve eLearning portal.

Use our Employee Success Plan (ESP) module to map out a collaborative action plan for each employee's development.

Absence management: Manage and monitor holidays, sickness, unplanned absence, short and long-term leave, and availability, all from one place to ensure that enough labour is available to fulfil promised orders.

Advanced Health and Safety:Manage all health and safety issues quickly and efficiently from incident reporting and management, risk assessments and health assessments.

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Payroll management

Using our Payroll module, you can ensure that employees get paid on time with accuracy. Our HMRC recognised module has been designed so you can manage your Real Time Information (RTI) PAYE payments and deductions.

Handle timesheets effortlessly, collate timesheet based data, either submitted at an employee or at manager level, with an authorisation process, including a release to payroll. Automatically deliver employees fully-branded online payslips via a self-service portal.

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Employee engagement and learning and development

Employee Engagement: Reward your employees using the Applause module. In a team that might include permanent and temporary staff, a simple feature like this helps everyone feel valued and motivated.

Personalised platform allows employees to self-serve with holiday requests, expenses claims, as well as manage their electronic payslips.

Learning and Development: Using industry e-learning courses, you can match learning with individual employees, spot skill gaps and put together detailed learning programmes.

Benefit from a mix of learning formats that helps your organisation to create memorable learning programmes.

Financial management

Finance Reporting: The reporting tools in the Access Manufacturing Suite mean that all your critical information can be displayed in a wide range of graphical formats, business intelligence, analytics, KPI dashboards and alerts.

Provide your management team with the right tools to make quick and well-informed decisions in every department whilst monitoring performance, spotting trends and identifying opportunities.

Cash Management and Credit Control: Accurately manage large transaction volumes simply with automated reconciliation and promote consistency of cash management processes.

Automated escalation of debts ensures timely cash collection and improves cash flow in your business.

Invoice automation: Automatically import or scan supplier invoices and instantly update your ledgers, reconcile against purchase orders and MRP.

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

Marketing and sales

Marketing automation tools: Create a customer experience, from lead-to-sale, that is personable and industry-leading. Interact with prospects and customers using an email marketing platform, report on campaign success and track ROI with custom reports and lead alerts.

See each time a new or recurring visitor goes onto your website and receive instant updates on page views, best-performing keywords and marketing campaigns.

Sales cycle management: Build valuable relationships and reduce sales admin with automation tools within the CRM.

Ensure hot leads are followed up instantly by automatically allocating leads to the relevant sales person.

Be alerted when new data is imported from web-to-lead forms and quickly respond from within the CRM module.

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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Micro Mesh have been using Access MRP for over 15 years. See what they think in this short video.

"We saw vast improvements within 3 months"
James Underwood, Managing Director at Micro-Mesh Engineering Ltd

Martin’s Rubber

Leading elastomer manufacturer Martin’s Rubber is seeing the benefits of advanced planning and scheduling on the shop floor after integrating Access ERP and Access Orchestrate Planning and Scheduling software with Mestec Manufacturing Execution Systems.

Starting with accurate shop floor data collection (SFDC), these platforms have enabled the company to make better use of production capacity, optimise productivity, improve on-time delivery and maintain control of costs.

"Fundamentally, we now have confidence in the data we are collecting. Improving data accuracy from the factory into Access ERP has enabled us to get a handle on stock, labour and materials reporting."

Adam Hooper, Operations Director, Martin’s Rubber

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

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