MYOB Advanced ERP for Manufacturing – scalable solution for the manufacturing industry

Streamline your manufacturing operations when you manage your organisation with a specialised cloud-based business management platform.

MYOB Advanced Manufacturing is designed to meet the needs of complex manufacturing organisations. It gives you complete visibility over your entire operations, from bill of materials, production management, material requirements planning, cost estimates, and more. MYOB Advanced Manufacturing is a dedicated edition of the MYOB Advanced platform – built for the manufacturing industry to manage production management, billing, and configuration effectively in the cloud.

What is MYOB Advanced Manufacturing?

MYOB Advanced is cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software developed by MYOB and powered by Acumatica – the world’s fastest-growing ERP system. It provides organisations with a comprehensive set of tools for financial management, supply chain management, project management, and more. The software is designed to streamline business processes, automate tasks and other business events, and provide real-time insights into key performance indicators (KPIs). It is suitable for larger, more complex organisations and can be customised to suit your specific requirements.

MYOB Advanced Manufacturing is a purpose-built edition of MYOB Advanced. It has the focused functionality to meet the specific needs of the manufacturing industry – especially for discrete or project-centric manufacturers. MYOB Advanced Manufacturing provides an extensive suite of connected manufacturing business applications, such as:

  • Production,
  • Estimating,
  • Engineering,
  • Material Planning,
  • Scheduling, and
  • Product Configuration.

Its integrated, modular design means that it can become one advanced platform to manage your entire organisation. MYOB Advanced Manufacturing integrates with your General Ledger, Customer Relationship Manager (CRM), Project Accounting, Payroll, Inventory Management, and Distribution functions to provide real-time coordination of your entire organisation from a single source of truth.

Key industry benefits of MYOB Advanced Manufacturing

MYOB Advanced Manufacturing is a platform that automates, simplifies, and connects key business processes to improve productivity and collaboration, and ultimately improve business efficiency. It offers several benefits for Manufacturing companies.

Streamlined operations

MYOB Advanced Manufacturing is a centralised, coordinated operation centre for your entire organisation. Having all your data and information available in one place removes the wasted time collating disparate spreadsheets and chasing siloed data from different teams. Synchronise material requirements with product schedules.

Improved efficiency for your entire organisation

Use MYOB Advanced Manufacturing to improve scheduling, costing and material planning efficiency. Management can gain insights into production orders, work in progress, and job costs, as well as how this affects broader company financials. MYOB Advanced Manufacturing offers robust financial management features. This includes all the powerful functionality you would expect from an ERP system, such as a flexible General Ledger, Accounts Payable/Receivable, budgeting, and job costing. Get a complete view of production details, including real-time updates, providing a continuous flow of information between the production floor and the office.

Improved scalability to support future growth

MYOB Advanced is a scalable, modular, cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) platform. You can simply change licence requirements, modules, and other integrated applications if and when you need them. You are billed monthly and only for the parts of the system that you use. One of the advantages of implementing an ERP solution is continual improvement. MYOB Advanced supports your future growth and continual improvement journey.

Increased visibility over the manufacturing process

MYOB Advanced Manufacturing is an end-to-end manufacturing management platform. You can efficiently plan, schedule, and track Manufacturing projects all from one integrated system. Manage budgets, estimate and track costs, allocate resources, and monitor progress in real-time. Platform-wide integration streamlines execution and enhances control and visibility of your projects.

The complete manufacturing solution, bringing together powerful finance and distribution functionality with dedicated Manufacturing workflows.

Top MYOB Advanced Manufacturing features

In addition to the powerful financial features of MYOB Advanced Business, the system can support your end-to-end Manufacturing management operations.

  • Bill of Materials (BoM)
  • Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
  • Product Configuration
  • Preparation of estimates
  • Production planning and scheduling
  • Shop floor scheduling and control
  • Quality control

MYOB Advanced Mobile App

MYOB Advanced Manufacturing offers mobile access, allowing users to access critical project information, update timesheets, and collaborate on the go. Mobile capabilities enhance productivity and enable real-time decision-making from anywhere and at any time.

The integration of these modules within MYOB Advanced (Acumatica) promotes data consistency, reduces manual data entry, and supports informed decision-making across different areas of the institution. It allows for seamless sharing of information among departments, leading to improved collaboration and efficiency.

MYOB Advanced has mobile access

The true value of modern cloud ERP solutions for manufacturing

Embracing cloud technology has become a crucial differentiator that empowers progressive organisations to drive innovation, deliver superior customer experiences, and improve efficiency. As the Manufacturing industry evolves, it is imperative for organisations to adapt and harness the power of technology.

By leveraging advanced ERP software for the manufacturing industry like MYOB Advanced Manufacturing, companies across Australia and New Zealand can transform their operations, streamline processes, and gain a competitive edge. Embracing technology not only enhances productivity and cost-effectiveness but also enables greater collaboration, improved supply chain management, and real-time decision-making.

MYOB Advanced Manufacturing Dashboard

By embracing ERP for manufacturing and the digital transformation journey, you can take your place as an industry leader, delivering exceptional outcomes for your clients and team. In this fast-paced environment, those who embrace technology and leverage its capabilities will stand out from the competition, seize new opportunities, and thrive in the ever-evolving market landscape.

Importance of local software

There are many benefits to using a system that has been designed for your local region. All the idiosyncrasies of doing business in Australia and New Zealand will be familiar to you but not to overseas vendors. The ‘make to order’ approach is currently more dominant in Australia, whereas in New Zealand, the ‘make to stock’ workflow is more prevalent amongst local manufacturers. Overseas systems are not built to reflect the complexities that a local provider is more familiar with. MYOB Advanced Manufacturing has been specifically customised to meet the needs of Australian and New Zealand organisations.

MYOB is a stable and reliable local vendor. Your investment in MYOB Advanced also supports a mainstay in the ANZ market instead of going to an offshore company.

Payroll and Workforce Management to complement your Manufacturing Solution

MYOB Advanced Payroll is a module of the MYOB Advanced Platform. It is a modern, cloud-based payroll and HR solution that can be fully integrated into MYOB Advanced Manufacturing. Process your payroll and other administrative tasks remotely, update tax rates and information in real-time, and let your employees manage their own information and leave applications online with the Employee Self-Service module. MYOB Advanced Payroll is Single Touch Payroll (STP) compliant and brings enhanced flexibility to your pay cycles, allowing customisable pay groups and pay frequencies.

New onboarding functionality for MYOB Advanced Payroll

MYOB Advanced Employee Onboarding is a new, dedicated onboarding solution in the MYOB Advanced Payroll suite. Take advantage of the strong first impression created by a digital-first onboarding experience and the efficiency improvements gained by collecting this information in MYOB Advanced Payroll. Reduce the administrative workload on your payroll administration team, who would typically chase paper forms and manually enter details. MYOB Advanced Employee Onboarding prevents employers from defaulting new starters into the employer super fund. It is mandatory for new employees to choose a new fund or select their existing fund.

Human Resource Management is becoming increasingly important for modern businesses. Maintaining appropriate compliance and governance is paramount, and payroll is one area of your business at risk of fraud. New Wage theft legislation also means that inaccuracies in payroll have serious consequences. It is imperative to upgrade your payroll software.

Overcoming the roadblocks of ERP implementation

A successful MYOB Advanced implementation relies on managing risk. Manufacturing organisations should be aware of the 3 types of risk:

  1. Software risk
  2. Implementer risk
  3. Self-Inflicted risk

MYOB Advanced Manufacturing is a reliable, stable, well-supported, powerful ERP system. It has shown a strong return on investment for other manufacturing organisations. To manage implementer risk, engage the services of a trusted, experienced, low-risk implementation partner.

The Kilimanjaro Consulting team can help you manage the three areas of risk, ensuring a successful implementation and a strong return on your investment.

Our MYOB Implementation Services

Choosing the right implementation partner is as important as choosing the right software. The partner’s role is critical to the long-term success of the software in your organisation.

MYOB Advanced Manufacturing Implementation

MYOB Advanced Manufacturing is a complex, sophisticated business management platform. It requires in-depth solution design and configuration to meet your requirements and to add the most value to your organisation. While an MYOB Advanced Manufacturing implementation may seem like a daunting project, you can engage an expert implementation partner to guide you through to a successful outcome.

Kilimanjaro Consulting has developed a structured, low-risk methodology for MYOB Advanced Manufacturing implementations. The process combines your understanding of your business with our understanding of the software to ensure that your investment gives you the anticipated and best outcome. Following a structured implementation methodology ensures we get everything right for your organisation the first time. Our methodology is the culmination of years of experience. It is refined with lessons learned from previous implementations and the evolution of our processes.

  • Risk Benefit-Assessment: Understand and mitigate the software, implementer, and non-implementer risks.
  • System Design: Our expert team gets an in-depth understanding of your organisation and plans out the entire build. You must sign off before we continue. This ensures that all your needs are met, and every workflow and process is accounted for.
  • System Manufacturing: Our product expertise and technical skills configure the system to meet your requirements.
  • User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and Training: A fully functional sandbox is used for training and testing without impacting the final system. Once your wider team is comfortable with each function, you can begin in-depth testing to ensure the system meets your every need and works properly.
  • Go-Live: Final data migration and go-live. Any issues that were flagged in UAT have been resolved.
  • Post-Go-Live Support: Implementing MYOB Advanced Manufacturing is a long-term partnership. Our team will guide you through your first month and then step back to let you operate as normal. We will always be available to support you and your changing requirements in the future.

MYOB Advanced Manufacturing integrations and customisations

There is a vast array of specially developed connected services that you can integrate with MYOB Advanced Manufacturing to create a technology ecosystem. These systems are specifically developed to meet individual industry or departmental requirements and can further improve efficiency. MYOB Advanced Manufacturing integrations and customisations allow you to build a truly custom system for your organisation. Common applications that are integrated with MYOB Advanced Manufacturing include:

  • OpenFreight – for automated freight and distribution pricing,
  • Netstock – for powerful inventory control and demand forecasting,
  • Phocas – for real-time team-wide reporting and data visibility, and
  • eveXso – for superior warehouse control, including streamlined picking and packing.

Business Process Improvement

Business Process Improvement (BPI) is a systematic approach to helping an organisation optimise its processes and improve efficiency. BPI is an integral part of any implementation. There must be an overall improvement in your processes; otherwise, your investment in new software will be suboptimal.

Targeted areas for BPI typically include:

  • Automating manual processes
  • Validate data integrity
  • Improved reporting capabilities
  • System integrations if applicable, and
  • Process efficiency

MYOB Advanced Manufacturing Training and Support

Kilimanjaro Consulting provides in-depth MYOB Advanced training as part of our implementation process, as well as long-term guidance and support for our manufacturing clients.

We understand it is crucial to empower your staff with the right skills and knowledge to use your systems effectively. Training avoids wasting time and resources that cause inefficiencies within even the simplest of processes. We have a dedicated training portal for on-demand MYOB Advanced training options, as well as the skills to create bespoke training that is specific to your site and workflows.

The Kilimanjaro MYOB Support Sherpas will help guide you to the best possible solution if and when you face challenges with your systems. With decades of experience between them, our MYOB Support team take a collaborative approach when solving your issue.

For any MYOB Support case, we follow a structured methodology to minimise risk and solve your problem efficiently. Our MYOB Advanced Support team has developed a robust knowledge base grounded in their real experiences in finding solutions for our clients. Knowing more about your issue gives the team the ability to consider multiple resolutions. No matter if the query is small or large, our team will always endeavour to provide the best solution.

Case Study: RML Engineering

RML began producing small components for the pneumatics industry and has grown to have operations across New Zealand, Australia, and India. MYOB Advanced offered a robust yet simple reporting system that could produce real-time data to drive decision-making at the highest level. The cloud-based functionality removed the need for on-site hardware and allowed the flexibility to integrate add-ons and customise the capability of the software.

Production became much more streamlined as a result of the implementation. They can receive accurate, real-time data that drives critical business decisions. The regular updates and flexibility of MYOB Advanced future-proofs their processes, allowing room for continuous growth.

Watch the video case study to discover how they benefitted from the implementation.

MYOB Advanced Manufacturing FAQs

MYOB Advanced Manufacturing is a complex and fully featured business management platform. Naturally, this leads to many frequently asked questions.

MYOB Advanced Tips & Tricks

Having the right help, tools, and knowledge can make the difference between a good and bad day. We hope that this bank of MYOB Advanced Tips and Tricks provides that helping hand to guide you and your business through minimising errors, saving time, and improving business efficiency.

Take advantage of our experience to help your organisation

Contact us to organise a free, no-obligation assessment of your organisation and whether MYOB Advanced Manufacturing is right for you.

To start a conversation about how MYOB Advanced Manufacturing can improve efficiency in your organisation, email or call 1300 857 464 (AU) or 0800 436 774 (NZ).

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