Priority for Distributor (Business)

Manage your company’s supply chain easily and efficiently

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Priority cloud ERP solution provides organizations a secure and risk free environment, immune to virus and Trojan horse attacks – required in order to keep your sensitive business data safe. With Priority‘s cloud ERP platform, you can cut your organization’s IT expenses, by reducing the financial and workforce investment needed for hardware maintenance and system upgrades. The cloud platform is ideal for growing organizations. You can grow instantly from a few users to a few thousand. Join now the hundreds of organizations that have already chosen to deploy Priority in the cloud.

The Financial Management Suite supports multiple revenue recognition methods, handles billing and fixed assets, integrates BPM for tight financial controls and features a log of changes to financial transactions. All this is accompanied by a tightly integrated customizable financial reporting tool and BI utility.

  • Multi-Company Environment - define and work in an unlimited number of companies
  • Branches - analyze sales, Purchases, P&L according to branch
  • Multi-Currency Support - Transactions and accounts can be processed in multiple currencies
  • Cashflow Analysis - both actual and forecast cash flow reporting
  • Accounts Receivable - Over the counter, multi-shipment and export invoicing. Credit Control - limits and restrictions can be defined
  • Accounts Payable - Invoicing and Credits. Automatic payments processing
  • Full GST support - Differnt rates supported as are different reporting groups
  • Cash Management - Multiple Cashiers managing Deposits and payments
  • Costing - Actual, Standard, Last Price, Lot Costs and FIFO avaialble
  • Budgets - Multiple Budgets can be defined and revised
  • Cost Allocation - Profit Centres and Cost Centre support with user definable allocation methods.
  • Fixed Assets - Deporeciation calculations and reporting based on straight line or diminishing value

Priority handles the entire marketing and sales process — from the initial receipt of information regarding a lead, to management of telemarketing activities and the recording of price quotes for a potential customer, to the conversion of a potential customer into an actual customer with an A/R account (opened automatically in the Financials module). Once a potential customer becomes a regular customer, orders can be placed and goods can be shipped.

  • Branches - analyze sales according to branch
  • Pricing and discounts - Multiple Price Lists and Discount structionres can be applied across the board or individually
  • Price Quotations - Maintained for Special Pricing, can be revised and converted into seperate Sales Orders
  • Product Assemblies - a part that is sold as a single unit but actually comprises a variety of item can be defined in a quote or an order.
  • Sales Reps - Tracking and reporting or reps and calculation sof commissions
  • Sales Orders - Can be prepared manually or based on a quote or Blanket Order
  • Forecasts - Sales Forecasts module can be used to create forecast orders for a specific customer, for a group of customers or for general stock.
  • Order tracking - view a cross-section of data on any open sales order (per line item), which enables you to detect irregularities and supply delays

Priority provides a powerful task-driven marketing system in which MS-Outlook feeds data to the system’s customer database, from which it can be loaded into a variety of forms and utilities.

  • Tasks - for planning and tracking marketing assignments.
  • eMail Integration - Outlook and Gmail supported
  • Calendar Integration - two way sync with Outlook and google Calendar
  • Manage Marketing Campaigns - Define Campaigns and reports on leads and opportunities.

The Priority system supports the entire purchasing process — from the creation of purchase requisitions (recommendations), to the opening of requests for quotes from vendors, to the recording of received quotations, to the opening of purchase orders, and finally to the receipt of goods and their billing.

  • Vendor Parts - Priority allows you to create and maintain a list of parts supplied by each vendor. This list includes the vendor's catalogue number and description of the part, which appear on printouts of purchasing documents .
  • Vendor Price Lists - Priority allows you to maintain an unlimited number of price lists for each vendor.
  • Subcontractors - Subcontractors are managed in the system as a sub-group of vendors
  • Purchase Planning - Priority's Purchase Planning module determines material requirements (both for raw materials used in production and purchased items sold to customers), based on sales orders, open work orders or frequency of need.
  • Purchase Authorization - Priority offers two mechanisms for authorizing purchase requisitions and purchase orders: Authoriser Lists, BPM Status.
  • Blanket Purchase Orders - Blanket purchase orders offer special pricing terms in return for a commitment to order a specified quantity over a designated period of time.
  • Purchase Order Tracing - You can view all open purchase orders and order items, according to a variety of criteria. For instance, you can view due dates, anticipated on-hand dates and projected payment dates, thus identifying any supply delays. In addition, a log displays changes made to purchase orders items.

The Inventory module allows for firm control and detailed tracking of inventory on all levels, including plant-floor inventory.

  • Part Management - Part maintenance is one of the cornerstones of inventory control. In Priority, you can record a vast amount of information about the part, including attributes, parameters and relationships that form the basis for usage of the part throughout the system’s modules.
  • Units of measure - For each part, you can maintain two separate units of measure. Notwithstanding, parts can be purchased in a 3rd unit of measure depending on the vendor.
  • Part Specifications - You can record a list of up to twenty specs for each part in the Part Catalogue. The Part Specs Work Area can also be used to combine various specifications in order to create new sets of parts, whose catalogue numbers and/or descriptions are generated automatically on the basis of their component specs.
  • Bill of Materials - Priority supports a multi-level bill of materials (BOM) covering the entire processing of a given part, from raw materials through sub-assemblies to the finished product.
  • Inventory Control Parameters - Priority enables you to maintain a variety of parameters that dictate inventory control policies for parts. These parameters allow you to plan and track inventory levels — information needed both by purchase planning and to locate standing inventory (e.g., WIP in a closed work order)
    • They include:
    • Safety stock level
    • Percentage of order tolerance for both received and shipped goods
    • Close order tolerance, either as a percentage or set value
    • Period in effect (affecting expiration dates)
    • Lead times (i.e., average lead times for purchase planning,compressed lead time for production planning)
    • Minimum order quantities
    • Replenishment type (dynamic, based on orders, versus fixed, userdesignated).
    • Minimum and increment for replenishment of consignment warehouses
  • Alternate Parts - Priority allows you to record purchase and sales orders for non-inventory parts (i.e., parts that are generally ordered on a one-time basis and for which inventory is not maintained, such as types of services).
  • Non Inventory Parts - You can view all open purchase orders and order items, according to a variety of criteria. For instance, you can view due dates, anticipated on-hand dates and projected payment dates, thus identifying any supply delays. In addition, a log displays changes made to purchase orders items.
  • Warehouses - Priority provides three predefined warehouses:
    • Flr – the plant floor
    • Main – a regular factory warehouse
    • Outl – a factory outlet
    • Each of these warehouses represents one of three basic types:

    • Type F – any plant floor warehouse (divided into work cells)
    • Type D – any regular warehouse, containing inventory that is taken into account during production planning, MRP and purchase planning
    • Type W – any warehouse storing goods that are not taken intoaccount during planning (e.g., a factory outlet).
  • Quality Assurance and Expiration Dates - Raw materials that are subject to quality control (i.e., those with a testable entry status) must undergo laboratory tests before they can be used in production
  • Certificates of Analysis (COA) - The results received from the various tests determine whether or not a part meets the required standards. The resulting COA document accompanies the inventory transaction or production report in which the goods were first recorded.
  • Inventory Transactions - Inventory transactions in Priority can be classified into five major groups:
    • Sales inventory transactions: Customer Shipments, Customer Returns, Packing Slips and Bills of Lading
    • Purchase inventory transactions: Goods Receiving Voucher, Returns to Vendors, Bonded Warehouses, Subcontractors
    • Warehouse inventory transactions: Warehouse Transfers, Warehouse Assembly, Inventory Conversions Inventory Disposal
    • Plant-floor transactions: Plant-Floor Transactions, Issues Plan, Issue to Kits, Manual Issues, Issue of Supplies, Backflush(Maintenance of WIP),
    • Inventory counts.
  • Label Interface - Priority allows you to use Bartender to produce labels containing information from the system's database