IA Project Plus for SAP Business One

IA Project Plus for SAP Business One is well matched for a wide range of industries and companies, and is also highly suitable for mixed-mode companies where only part of their business is project based.

If you are a project driven company, you will benefit from the following features in our SAP Business One for Project Industries solutions:

  • Build detailed quotes structured by the work breakdown structure of your project
  • Comprehensive Budget and Cost to Complete control for each project
  • Detailed Master Planning for the overall project, and department planning for production
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Time Capture at any stage of the project
  • Milestone and Stage Billing

We understand the demanding requirements of project-controlled manufacture, installation, and on site services that most ERP Solutions cannot manage efficiently.

 

Companies in the following industries will find IA Project a comprehensive project control option for SAP Business One:

  • Capital Equipment Manufacture / Machine Build
  • Fire / Alarm / Security
  • Billable Services
  • HEVAC / Building Maintenance
  • High-tech and Electronics
  • Offshore and Piping Maritime
  • Service and Repair

Potential Benefits of IA Project Plus Include:

Increased Project Margins

Financial Control is the lifeblood of any project solution. Budgets & Budget Revisions compared to actual real time performance with milestone billing and revenue recognition give you all the control you need.

Improvement of delivery reliability

The integrated resource and material planning guarantees on-time deliveries, so that your customers can rely on your company.

Purchasing and Production Efficiencies

Purchase and Produce goods specific to project or in batch across all projects. Receive just-in-time purchase recommendations based on the live performance of the project.

Service Management

For Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul tied closely into the SAP Business One service system, this provides a fully managed project, planning, and billing solution for planned and reactive maintenance.

IA Project Plus for SAP Business One provides functionality including:

 

Project Planning

Graphical integrated Gantt chart with simultaneous insight into capacity and material requirements against the work breakdown structure. Material deliveries are linked with project activities and are directly visible in the project plan.

Graphical Capacity Planning

Using drag & drop, activities, and hours in the project plan can be allocated directly to resources (employees and machines).

Quotation Controls & Sales

Quickly build new accurate quotes from new, or bring forward parts or all of previous projects or templates in order to create new estimates. Re-price projects quickly to identify margins.

Job Costing

Direct access to projected margin, planned-vs.-actual budgets, and WIP. Extensive drill-down options to activities, material, and labour. Always up-to-date insight in the status of the project, progress, and work in progress.  Cost to Complete predicts the likely end result to compare to budget.

Time registration

Booking of direct and indirect hours in time sheets with real-time roll-up to project costing and Gantt chart. Data input can also be achieved remotely via a computer browser or select PDA devices.

Procurement & Inventory

Comprehensive material planning and procurement functionality. Materials can be linked to project activities or milestones and thereby provide just-in-time purchasing. Support of project-based procurement and multiple warehouses.

Accounting & Invoicing

Extensive invoice schemes supported, including down payments and progress billing. Invoices can be linked to milestones, activities or scheduled to specific dates.  Revenue recognition allows release of Cost and Revenue correspond with effort.

Financial Administration

Completely integrated financial administration that is fed from all other relevant components of the software solution. Combined with flexible and extensive financial reporting.

 

Benefits of SAP Business One Project Costing include:
  • Fast estimating – Create new projects from templates or by copying prior projects.
  • Quick Pricing – Quickly develop a cost budget and selling price.
  • Accurate budget v actual
  • Accurate estimating – Labour and material costs are accurately and quickly reflected in every project.
  • Gantt chart integration – Plan your new project with a real-time interactive Gantt chart showing all constraints and dependencies, combined with material requirements, labour, milestones, invoicing and delivery dates.
  • Capacity planning – Customise your departments, labour and machines to display your real-time capacity. Overlay your project plan with your department capacity to ensure you have resources available.
  • Accurate available-to-promise – Project planning integrated with capacity planning so available-to-promise can be quickly and reliably determined.
  • Just-in-time material planning – Schedule material requirements to specific activities and phases of the project plan. Purchase and production can be ordered just in time.
  • Reliable deliveries – Effective project planning fully integrated with material planning and capacity ensures that projects are completed and delivered on time.
  • Increasing project margins – Accurate estimating, real-time visibility into costs, combined with integrated project & capacity planning ensures that project margins remain healthy and variances can be quickly identified.
  • Milestone billing – Schedule invoicing to coincide with the completion of a project phase or activity. Down payments, time & materials, or percentage of completion invoicing. Web-based labour reporting Labour hours can be recording by project activity, and input by local computer or by a web browser for remote users.
  • Improving quality – Creating projects from templates reinforces best practices. Copy prior projects for continuous improvement. Accurate project & capacity planning ensures projects are well managed, on-time and profitable.
  • Less risk & less stress – Your projects will be better managed, which leads to less stress and a more organized work environment.

 

IA Project Plus was formerly known as Variatec Project and Variadd Project. Integrated Applications is now sole supplier for this software system in the UK and Ireland. We will be providing support for all existing users in these regions in addition to further developing the product.

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