Integrated Manufacturing Ties Together the Critical Aspects of Your Business

Posted by Ben Kaplan on November 27, 2014

One of the solutions we have long worked with is Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage MAS 500). The strength of this product comes from its strong manufacturing and distribution functionality and its integration.

Think of all the areas of the business that impact meeting customers expectations while protecting your margins and profitability; Sage 500 ERP brings functionality and integration to Accounting & Financials; Sales Management; Inventory & Warehousing; Supply Chain; Manufacturing; Business Intelligence & Reporting; and HR & Payroll. 

Accounting & Financials

Sage has always had a sterling reputation when it comes to financial accounting. The Accounting & Financials application is GAAP compliant and easily customizable should you need something beyond its out-of-the-box capabilities. 

Business Intelligence & Reporting

Access to critical business intelligence – when you need it – allows you and other team members to more effectively manage their projects and departments. This access allows for course correction or accelerating and amplifying a profitable area of the business.

Supply Chain

The difference between successfully completing a contract, delivering a finished good, customer satisfaction and failure in these areas – is having the right inventory at the right time. This well-designed purchasing management system will help you to achieve success and profitable growth. 

Sales Management

Sage 500 ERP, with its integrated sale management functionality, simplifies and streamlines the sales process. Your sales professionals have access to the data they need to enhance the customer experience.

Inventory and Warehousing

If you have multiple warehouses or just a single warehouse, Sage 500 ERP has the flexibility to maximize efficiencies, inventory turns and minimize both shortages and overstocks. 


Because its scalable, with Sage 500 ERP, you can get a fully featured manufacturing system if you need it; but if you only require certain functionality – you’re not paying for software that you’ll never use. Workflow, material tracking, costing, and supply and demand are handled within the Sage manufacturing modules.

HR & Payroll

Happy employees are a key factor in customer satisfaction and business success. Sage HRMS with Sage 500 ERP addresses both the basic needs of an integrated payroll solution and the need for an automated, simplified HRMS system.

The Crestwood Associates Advantage

When Crestwood Associates assists you with the purchase and implementation of Sage 500 ERP, you gain even more advantage: fixed pricing (no unpleasant surprises due to escalating ERP implementation fees) ensures that you know the total cost upfront. With Crestwood, we’ll collaborate via a dynamic online tool called iNow, which tracks the projects, stores key documents and serves a comprehensive project repository.

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