Improve your manufacturing reporting and data analytics 

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Being able to see production analytics of how your manufacturing business is running day to day is essential, but it is just as important to drill down into those KPIs, customer analytics and performance metrics.

Discover a new way of harnessing data to elevate your business performance, from reducing machine down time to improving employee engagement and performance.

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Reporting And Analytics

Reporting and analytics

Our tools are designed to help you improve On Time in Full, productivity and full resource utilisation. By giving you insights and trends over time, you can not only change the here and now, but you and your team can make smart business decisions and begin to plan for different scenarios, whether that be customer order expectations or resource forecast, to make sure your business is prepared.

Production analytics

  • On Time in Full (OTIF) and Just-in-Time (JIT) Dashboards
  • Know instantly how the status of all production schedules and drill down into details such as customer orders.
  • Intuitive graphs and the Drag and Drop Gantt Chart let your staff view orders and keep on track, wherever they are.
  • View chargeable hours per customer products to really discover the true cost of each item.

Capacity Utilisation

  • Spot machines in the factory that are being under-utilised to make simple amends to the Drag and Drop Gantt Chart and show updated plans to the shopfloor.
  • View individual employee timescales for certain tasks, if there are changes in task time or employee performance, these issues can then be addressed with extra support and training.
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Business KPI dashboard

Identify top customers by revenue Show the KPIs for outstanding and completed purchase orders See the KPIs for value of works orders against chargeable time.

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Productivity dashboards

Shop floor Time and Attendance

  • Show shift patterns and absences, so managers can see issues like persistent lateness and/or unexplained absence.
  • Accurately forecast daily labour needs for scheduled orders and save on overtime.
  • Capture the time spent on each stage of the manufacturing process in order to gain a clear overview of costs per item, as well as productivity.
  • Improve workforce and machine utilisation by identifying skill shortages and training requirements.
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Sales Forecasting: Set budgets and revised forecasts for customers, suppliers and projects as well as setting budgets for your carbon footprint by project, department or the entire business. Run a range of ‘what-if’ scenarios to predict sales and purchasing behaviour for a particular product or by any particular customer.

Stock Forecasting: Forecast based on your current stock position as well as known sales and purchase orders. As scenarios are created, the available stock is instantly re-calculated permitting confident forward planning and enabling ‘what-if’ scenarios. Plan ahead to improve how you manage differing supply chain lead times and priorities. 

Resource Forecasting: Reduce the shop floor downtime with effective planning tools and visibility of machinery, staff and materials available and confidently provide customers order lead times that will be delivered on your promised dates. 

Production Forecasting: Easily evaluate alternative plans and outcomes with the powerful ‘what-if’ scenario functionality and make better-informed decisions by comparing multiple options and the impact on deadlines and commitments.


Sales and customer analytics

Customer Analytics

  • Use data and dashboards to drill down into each individual customer and find out true profit margins for each of these components.
  • Identify top customers over the month, the quarter and the year.
  • Know your profitable and loss-making customers.

Sales Analytics

  • Monitor performance against targets with easy to read dashboards that outline your KPIs which help to generate forecasts.
  • See your complete sales performance year on year and use this to aide future target creation.

Micro Mesh Engineering Ltd review Access MRP

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

Planning and Scheduling

Airsprung Beds uses Access Orchestrate planning and scheduling to improve visibility.

"Access Orchestrate Planning & Scheduling has given us the flexibility we were looking for and has provided us with a great reporting tool and has allowed us to plan our factory more efficiently."

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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

FactoryMaster MRP Planning and Scheduling