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29.03.21

Configuring different product variations for custom-orders can be challenging. Bespoke manufacturers need to manage multiple Bill of Materials (BOM), routing instructions, material usages and pricing requirements all in one place to provide a cost effective and efficient service to their customers. 

Syscom 365 is an App that works in conjunction with Microsoft Dynamics 365 to streamline the production process for bespoke manufacturers. 

Sales Order Processing 

Syscom 365 uses real-time data to calculate the cost of manufacturing for each custom-order. Real-time automation works to improve pricing accuracy and reduce the amount of manual labour required which helps to improve profit margins for each product sold. 

Reducing manual data entry at the sales ordering process leads to accurate and timely data at production which means less mistakes are made during the manufacturing process and the customer receives the correct product at the agreed time. 

Product Configurator 

Syscom 365’s product configurator offers an unlimited amount of product variations and combinations, making it particularly useful for bespoke manufacturers offering numerous product customisations. The product configurator also aims to reduce the time from sale to production by automating key processes relating to ordering, assembly, output and delivery.  

The product configurator reduces any risk that comes with assembling a bespoke product. The risk is reduced by automatically creating works orders in-line with the delivery schedule and creating BOM and routing instructions, all based on the product configured. The benefit of this is that returns and reworks are reduced, improving profit margins and customer satisfaction. 

Pricing Features 

The price banding feature available in Syscom 365 allows bespoke manufacturers to allocate prices based on different variations or combinations of the products they sell. This helps to differentiate the costs associated with creating each variation and prices are automatically updated depending on product customisationThe feature also allows manufacturers to segment their customers based on the different criteria entered into the system. For example, dividing customers according to currency selection to accommodate different conversion rates.

The cost banding feature automatically updates prices in relation to the materials and resources used throughout the production process. Price updates are a highly accurate way to alter the cost of BOM, production orders, and future sales orders without the need for manual input, which can be time consuming and ineffective. This feature helps to optimise the profitability of the business with accurate and real time pricing. 

EDI Functionality 

The EDI functionality available in Syscom 365 helps to reduce errors within the system by automatically communicating different information and processes. This could include the creation of purchase orders for materials, customs information and shipping statusesCreating this information automatically for the manufacturer can save vast amounts of time and is a much better utilisation of resources. The EDI functionality can also add automation to elements such as pre-configured pricing, materials usage, BOM and routes to make the entire process quick and efficient. 

Want to Learn More About Syscom 365?

Syscom 365 is an App designed and tailored for bespoke manufacturing which works as an add-on to Microsoft Dynamics 365. Syscom 365 builds upon the already rich functionality of D365 offering Finance, Supply Chain Management, Customer Service, Sales and Project Service Automation with purpose-built modifications which meet the needs of the bespoke manufacturing industry.  

Syscom 365 enables bespoke manufacturers to take control of their production process at every stage to ensure a cost effective and optimised approach. If it sounds like Syscom 365 could be suited to your bespoke manufacturing set up and you'd like to discuss it further, get in touch with us today on 01384 400 600, email info@syscom.plc.uk or submit a contact form below.