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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 Manufacturing Innovation: Smart Shop Floor material management for Premium

Written by Pieter Hamans on . Posted in Exact Online


In November 2016 we started with the controlled release of Smart Shop Floor material management. We have been supporting the Basic and Advanced editions of Exact for Manufacturing: without (Basic) and with (Advanced) serial/batch numbers. For the Premium edition we also had to support flexible use of storage locations. We are now bringing this part in controlled release.

Exact for Manufacturing Ease of Use: Fixed days for operations

Written by Pieter Hamans on . Posted in Exact Online


Manufacturing operations tend to require more process time with increasing order size. There are however processes that have a fixed duration: fermenting beer or dough, ripening cheese, and letting paint dry. Fermenting, ripening or drying happens unattended and is not influenced by opening hours, weekends or holidays. Exact for Manufacturing already supported fixed duration operations in minutes and hours, obeying opening hours and weekends. We have now introduced fixed duration operations measured in days that take 24 hours each day.

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.

Exact for Manufacturing Innovation: Support for Autodesk Fusion 360 Drawings

Written by Pieter Hamans on . Posted in Exact Online


We recently announced support for viewing (cloud) CAD drawings in Exact for Manufacturing. It is possible to specify a URL with each bill-of-materials version that will be inherited with each shop order pointing to a cloud drawing. By clicking this link, a browser or app will open showing the drawing. We are now supporting Autodesk Fusion 360 drawings.