ERP Software for Manufacturing

Top ERP Software for Manufacturing – from food to electronics, equipment and various products – closely watch their process flow, inventory and job costing, among other things, to operate more efficiently and thereby improve profitability. A system that would enable them to do all that and more becomes a major and valuable management decision.

Ostendo ERP software for manufacturing, when plugged into an existing accounting software provides advanced inventory, job costing, manufacturing, service, preventive maintenance, mobility, distribution and dynamic reporting. To date, many manufacturers have found it to be the right fit for their needs.

erp software for manufacturing

ERP Software for Manufacturing Benefits:

Save costs & time

Ostendo ERP is capable of forecasting inventory and managing replenishment and suggested orders to meet demand (Master Production Schedule). To attain efficiencies in production operations, acquisition of materials (Bill Of Materials) must take into account incoming sales orders as well as stock on hand and other historical inventory data available (Work In Progress) that may show seasonal inventory needs. Capturing all the necessary data and having an effective system in place helps in consolidating purchasing of similar parts to be used for multiple jobs to achieve economies of scale. It pays to know what, when and how much to order and which vendor to purchase from to eliminate waste and not miss any opportunity in the market.

Improved customer service

If it is properly designed and controlled, the MRP enhances customer service through reducing late orders. This leads to increased production levels and it assists the company to respond quicker to any variations in demand.

Gain real-time business intelligence

Management and production operations staff can create forecasts, tweak schedules and see every part of the chain in one place. If demand increases, MRP makes it much easier to see the timescales it may take for any kind of adjustment in the procurement, production, or distribution processes – whether the requirement is to ‘make to order’, ‘make to stock’ or future planned purchasing or production – to keep up with the load.

Bill Of Materials

Bill of Material Tree
Bill of Material Tree


  • Multiple Sites, Warehouses and Locations
  • Multiple Units of Measure
  • Serial Number, Batch and Warranty Tracking, Grade, Colour, Size, Revision, Expiry Date
  • Allows for Negative Stock
  • Stock Takes and ‘As At Date’ Stock Valuation
  • Warehouse and Location Transfers
  • Average, Standard, Last and Actual Costing at Company or Site Level
  • Inventory Forecasting and Replenishment
  • MRP Materials Requirement Planning
  • Purchase Budgets, Multi Level with Comparatives
  • Purchase directly for Jobs, Assemblies, Sales Orders or Stock
  • Landed Costing for Imports with Multi Currency

Ostendo provides the best erp software for manufacturing functionality that suit;  Manufacturers of Custom and Repeat Products, Engineering Fabrication and Jobbing, Food and Chemical Process Industries. Our customer say it best ……..

“Ostendo software is cost effective when compared feature by feature with other packages. Well priced for the smaller company and has extensive functionality. Some of the benefits of Ostendo include flexibility and the ability to manage the software in house. It’s easy for us to add new users and set up on new workstations. We have found Ostendo reporting to be very powerful and save us time getting the business information we need. It’s a good product for similar sized manufacturers in similar industries.” – Peter Tan, A B Food Industries Limited 

“I like Ostendo because of the cost relative to functionality available. I also like the strength of software and ease of use in other areas. We use Ostendo for Inventory Control, Purchasing Functionality and Sales & Job Order Management from manufacturing to fit outs. I would recommend Ostendo because of cost relative to functionality when compared with other products in the market. The software is fairly unique in the market for the jobbing environment.” – Bill Dent,  Boston Wardrobes.

“The simple truth is that Ostendo does what we want, on-the-run costing which shows our profitability per job approximately 50% quicker because time sheets can be processed daily. It allows me to do real time costing for jobs in hand, allows pre-allocation of parts to jobs so that on receipt of parts they are automatically allocated to the job. From Direct invoicing to sales orders (for buy-ins) to job allocation, the simplicity of Ostendo makes it easy therefore, more efficient in time management. We are very satisfied.” – Philip Harris, Palombo Industries