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Exact for Manufacturing Innovation: Switching from time to material in Smart Shop Floor

Written by Pieter Hamans on . Posted in Exact Online


Last year we have released time tracking for Smart Shop Floor. We also started with the controlled release of material management for Smart Shop Floor. Based on feedback from customers we are now releasing the switch from time tracking mode to material management mode and vice versa. We are also introducing a mode where users can share a device for time tracking.

Exact for Manufacturing Innovation: Introducing order lead time

Written by Pieter Hamans on . Posted in Exact Online


On the quotation screen and in the bill of material version in Exact for Manufacturing we mention the ‘lead time’. We have created this quantity to express how long it takes to manufacture a part or a batch of parts. Now we start working to develop a Premium edition, we will have to become more precise in our definitions of lead time. We will rename our current lead time into ‘production lead time’, create a new quantity called ‘order lead time’, and introduce these in all editions of Exact for Manufacturing.


Better insight and structure by extending Item Assortment categories

Written by Jaap Jan de Lange on . Posted in Exact Online

Assortment categories bring structure into your product portfolio. Especially when a large variety of products are offered. They make searching for the right product based on characteristics easy to do for both employees and (prospected) customers. They also provide insight in related products, show doubles or even gaps in your assortment. 


Reduce the risk of incorrect receipts from your suppliers by improved purchase order communication

Written by Jaap Jan de Lange on . Posted in Exact Online

In order to receive the right products on time and at the right price it is essential that communication with your suppliers about purchase orders is clear and complete. Any delay or mistake by miscommunication will directly affect your own business as you will most likely not meet your own customers’ expectations.

Exact for Manufacturing Ease of Use: Documents to Bills of Materials

Written by Pieter Hamans on . Posted in Exact Online


In Exact for Manufacturing we can attach documents (files) to quotations. These documents will become attached to the shop order upon accepting the quotation. This is great for job shops. But for repetitive manufacturing we were not able to attach documents to bills of materials. A recent enhancement supports attaching documents to material lines and routing lines in the bill of materials. A shop order created from such a BOM will inherit those documents.

Exact for Wholesale Distribution & Manufacturing Ease of Use: Pictures on Layouts

Written by Pieter Hamans on . Posted in Exact Online


For a few years it is possible to show the item picture on the quotation layout. We have now also made it possible to show the item picture on the order confirmation, picking list, delivery note and the purchase order layout. Visualization reduces order picking mistakes and provides immediate product identification to customers and suppliers.

Exact for Manufacturing Ease of Use: Enhancements to shop order completion

Written by Pieter Hamans on . Posted in Exact Online


Once we have issued all materials, received the product, tracked all time to the job and created the invoices for job-specific purchases, we are ready to complete the shop order. The completion locks the job for new transactions, and creates a financial entry. Sometimes the completion ‘happened’ in the next period, or it turned out that a transaction was forgotten. Two enhancements make it easier to complete the shop order.

Exact for Manufacturing Ease of Use: Minimum Charges for Subcontractors

Written by Pieter Hamans on . Posted in Exact Online


When we place an order for an outside service, a minimum order size or charge often applies. These minimum charges can be maintained in the routing, but should be applied manually to the purchase order. An enhancement to the subcontract purchase order will now apply the minimum charge automatically whenever appropriate to reduce error.