List of Initial Modules available for starting your business
General Setup is the place where to configure basic Openbravo settings such as the enterprise model, users and roles as well as other more advanced settings such as alerts, preferences and processes.
Master Data Management
Mater Data is a central repository of data where key information such as business partners and products can be created, configured and therefore shared across other Openbravo application areas.
Procurement Management supports the management of the orders, goods receipts and purchase invoices as well as the analysis of purchase related data.
Warehouses and storage bins can be created and manage in this application area, as well as inventory count and inventory valuation.
Production Management monitors the production processes and activities as well as support the analysis of production-related data.
Material Requirement Planning
MRP provides the tools to plan and monitor purchase and production planning by tracking several inputs such as sales forecast and current stock levels.
Sales Management addresses the life-cycle of a sales process and besides provides the tools to analyze sales related information.
Project and Service Management
Project and Services Management addresses services and multiphase projects and helps on analyzing project related reports.
The Financial Management area supports daily accounting activities such as payable and receivable accounts management, assets amortization as well as the opening and closing of the accounting year.
This module provides the infrastructure necessary to use OLAP Cubes in Openbravo. This module has been created in order to enhance Openbravo with the ability to do Analytical Analysis. This module provides the basic infrastructure and tools for Analytical Reporting. With this module, it is possible to define an OLAP Cube through Application Dictionary and then use it to create Analytical Reports.
Business Process Automation
This module provides the create flexible process automation (workflow) process on any business flow with an inbuilt feature of mailing and alerts integration.
Openbravo Retail Suit
Multichannel commerce solution for agile retailers
The Five Building Blocks of an Integrated ERP System
When doing process analysis it’s imperative to identify your requirements from beginning to end – from Quote to Cash. However, when looking at the overall components of ERP, its helpful to segment it into the five building blocks – customer relationship management (CRM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), quality management systems (QMS), supply chain management (SCM) and executive information systems (EIS).
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Effective management of the Customer experience certainly begins with Sales, but includes touch points throughout the order cycle. Typical CRM functionality includes:
- Lead/Contact Management
- Sales Process Management
- Quote and Order Entry
- Contract Management
- Order Status
- Shipment Tracking
- Customer Service
- Field Service / Performance Tracking
- Returns/Exchanges/Warranty Service
Manufacturers can improve pre and post-sales processes as well as the entire customer experience by integrating some or all of these functions.
Manufacturing Execution System (MES)
This portion of the system enables the manufacturer to reduce material, inventory and labor costs through demand-driven procurement, lean scheduling opportunities and increased real-time visibility throughout the production cycle. Typical processes include:
- Material Planning
- Workcenter Scheduling
- Labor and Material Costing
- Shopfloor Management
- Plant Maintenance
As the core of the Enterprise, an integrated MES can provide real-time visibility and enhance strategic and tactical decision making.
Quality Management System (QMS)
Many organizations maintain quality standards for compliance with standards such as ISO, QS-9000, TS-16949, AS-9100, etc. But even organizations that are not required to be certified to these rigorous standards benefit greatly from managing quality throughout their organization. Common process integrations include:
- Quality documentation
- Process Management
- Product Data Management
- In-process Inspection
- Vendor Performance Management
- Customer Satisfaction
- Employee Development
- Preventive Maintenance and Gage Calibration
- Audit Management
The overall benefits from such features includes reduced cost of quality, better vendor performance, improvements in process repeatability, production to tighter tolerances, reliable throughput, fewer defects and greater customer satisfaction.
Supply Chain Management (SCM)
This discipline permeates every function within the organization. Program Management including the research, testing, lifecycle management and product launch teams benefit from integrated systems. SCM encompasses Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) for automated transactions, logistics and shipping, supplier performance management. SCM is also integrated throughout the sales order, purchasing, shipping/receiving functions and more. Key components:
- Vendor Contract Management
- Warehouse Management
Executive Information System (EIS)
This essential building block includes tools and systems that provide greater visibility and decision-making criteria to the people tasked with daily management of the organization. Common integration points include:
- Business Intelligence (BI)
- Human Resource Management
Along with MES, the Executive Information Systems record and report transactions and information that is integral to strategic planning and daily operations. Key components may also include dashboard reporting, employee self-service or executive data systems available via mobile devices such as the Android, Blackberry or iPhone.