PowerShift’s Top Ten New Features
PowerShift users about what they think are some of the best new 4.00
features, i.e., those enhancements that have had the most positive
impact in their operations. Here are the top ten:
Automation of GL Registers
schedule most general ledger registers to launch automatically, using
the PowerShift Job Scheduler.
Improved AR Information
4.00 offers several enhancements to facilitate AR collections:
automatically generated account past due notices, progress payment
reminders, and a new on-demand Customer AR Activity (RST) report. RST
prints a listing of a customer's AR transactions for a given date range
(optionally including paid or and/or archived invoices); output is ideal
for HTML email or a spreadsheet, but can also be printed and mailed.
Drop File Support for Data Import
PowerShift automatically imports XML, EDI, WMS and/or Shipping Manifest
data (i.e., a "drop file") at specified intervals – without operator
intervention. A bill of material import has been added, as well as XML
export/import programs for the customer item number, item price, planned
manufacturing order and warehouse map files. (PowerShift 4.00 inventory
transactions can be validated against a warehouse map to eliminate entry
of erroneous location information.)
Tool Support and Tracking
You can now
keep track of tool inventory, associate tools with operations and track
of tool life and other attributes.
(set up in TRST) can provide additional information such as item
attributes (weight, color, etc.) assigned in Enterprise Item Maintenance
(IM). Sales Order Maintenance and Inventory Status Inquiry offer a
Q-Info window that displays the information.
items, such as electricity, can now be added to inventory.
Planning Exception Handling
Planning Action Selection (MPC) allows you to move, cancel, or release
planned orders based on exceptions from Finished Goods Planning (MFP)
and Material Requirements Planning (MRP). Simply choose the orders on
which you want the system to take action and click process to effect the
A couple of
great AP enhancements: Fixed expense processing has been automated and
the new AP template makes it easy to distribute invoices to multiple
specific components used on a manufacturing order or to chase a single
component all the way to its final destination.
believe there’s a Material History Transaction (MH) file purge program?
It’s true! The
list of new programs in PowerShift 4.00 is a long one.
That’s ten – and we didn’t even mention improved screens, picking and
back flushing by location, better WIP reporting, expanded access to
audit trails, and a whole lot more. There are far too many features and
enhancements to list in this email – have a look