Read about the latest news in MONITOR G5

Here we present a small selection of the new functionality that has been developed in MONITOR G5 during the past six months. From now on, similar information will be provided once every quarter.

Preliminary pick list

Preliminary pick list is a new function which is useful:

  • When the order value is high, and picking of parts is carried out in several steps.
  • When you print a pick list and a signal is sent to stock from an external system. A picking robot can then transport the parts to a location where they might remain for some time. If you have multiple orders, parts may be taken from the location to other customer orders than to the customer order which triggered the signal to stock.
  • When a customer order contains a large number of order rows and the picking takes several days, and there is a shortage on one of the order rows. You can start the picking if you know the missing parts will be delivered shortly.

Stock and Management accounting

Stock accounting is a standard feature in MONITOR G5. It is used to continuously post all stock transactions in the system. This ensures the stock value in the Stock module matches the recorded value in the Accounting module. Changes in stock which are due to changed standard prices, direct stock reporting, arrivals and deliveries, stock count differences, nonconformities (cases), etc. will automatically be posted and provide a better understanding of changes in stock and the company's gross profit margin in the income statement. Management accounting is an option in MONITOR G5 which is used to complement stock accounting. Here, all transactions for manufacturing orders (WIP value) in the system are continuously posted. These postings relate to processing, subcontracting, and calculation differences. The invoicing log can also be posted via management accounting.

Country package

We now have country packages for Denmark and Germany which include, for example:

  • Basic data during first-time installation, with chart of accounts, VAT codes, standard accounts, etc.
  • Accounting reports.
  • VAT reporting including export to the relevant authority. This applies to Germany.
  • VAT report. This applies to Denmark.
  • Export of EC sales list to affected authority.

Handle capacity via employees' attendance

The capacity of a work center can now be handled automatically via linked employee numbers and their planned absence.

Time zone per warehouse

It is now possible to select time zone per warehouse. This makes it possible to use local time for attendance recording and work recording, instead of the time of the server's clock. In addition, all logs will use the time zone of the warehouse. This applies to all logs in the system.

 

 

Delivery schedules with and without EDI

It is now possible to handle EDI schedules. This is divided into two portions, where one portion is the support for EDI import of delivery schedules and the other is the actual handling of registered and imported delivery schedules in the Sales module. In MONITOR, it is possible to register the delivery schedule either via EDI import or via manual registration. To be able to import and register delivery schedules via EDI, you must have the EDI option in MONITOR. However, it is fully viable to register delivery schedules manually without having this option.

Delivery schedules with Kanban

You can now manage delivery schedules in a Kanban scenario, whereby the customer regularly sends delivery schedules and forecasts. In the interim, the customer sends call off messages with fixed calls which correspond to the quantity on the "Kanban card".

Suggest best-before date

You can now configure settings which enable the system to suggest a best-before date when transfer to stock takes place for a manufacturing order. In a new field in the Part register procedure, you can enter a number of days from the reporting date which should be suggested as the best-before date.

You can also specify for the system to check the closest best-before date of material withdrawn for the order, and suggest it as the best-before date.

Cycle time and ineffective time in BOM and routing

Unit time can be handled via Cycle time and Ineffective time in BOM and routing. Cycle time is the productive time in the operation in which the ineffective time is not included. The shorter the cycle time, the greater the production rate. Ineffective time means the time which is necessary in the operation, but is not directly productive. This is activated by the system setting "Use cycle time and ineffective time in BOM and routing". Other affected procedures include, for example, Print manufacturing order and Operation list. You can enter a default ineffective time for the work center in the Work center register procedure.

Follow up on all activities in a list

You can now find a list which is used to simplify the follow-up of all activities concerning, for example, customers, suppliers, projects, cases.

Code scanner in mobile units

You can use the mobile device's camera as code scanner in part number fields in different procedures.

Want to learn more? Please log in to our support site for more information. Here you can also watch videos about the latest developments. (Please note that this page is password protected.)

Delivery schedules with and without EDI

It is now possible to handle EDI schedules. This is divided into two portions, where one portion is the support for EDI import of delivery schedules and the other is the actual handling of registered and imported delivery schedules in the Sales module. In MONITOR, it is possible to register the delivery schedule either via EDI import or via manual registration. To be able to import and register delivery schedules via EDI, you must have the EDI option in MONITOR. However, it is fully viable to register delivery schedules manually without having this option.

Delivery schedules with Kanban

You can now manage delivery schedules in a Kanban scenario, whereby the customer regularly sends delivery schedules and forecasts. In the interim, the customer sends call off messages with fixed calls which correspond to the quantity on the "Kanban card".

Suggest best-before date

You can now configure settings which enable the system to suggest a best-before date when transfer to stock takes place for a manufacturing order. In a new field in the Part register procedure, you can enter a number of days from the reporting date which should be suggested as the best-before date.

You can also specify for the system to check the closest best-before date of material withdrawn for the order, and suggest it as the best-before date.

Cycle time and ineffective time in BOM and routing

Unit time can be handled via Cycle time and Ineffective time in BOM and routing. Cycle time is the productive time in the operation in which the ineffective time is not included. The shorter the cycle time, the greater the production rate. Ineffective time means the time which is necessary in the operation, but is not directly productive. This is activated by the system setting "Use cycle time and ineffective time in BOM and routing". Other affected procedures include, for example, Print manufacturing order and Operation list. You can enter a default ineffective time for the work center in the Work center register procedure.

Follow up on all activities in a list

You can now find a list which is used to simplify the follow-up of all activities concerning, for example, customers, suppliers, projects, cases.

Code scanner in mobile units

You can use the mobile device's camera as code scanner in part number fields in different procedures.

Want to learn more? Please log in to our support site for more information. Here you can also watch videos about the latest developments. (Please note that this page is password protected.)