DBA is a self-implementable, on-premise manufacturing requirements planning (MRP) system. It is suited for small manufacturing organizations with five to 50 users.
DBA allows users to create additional bills of material by utilizing the Rapid Item Creation feature, which enables the creation of new items. Additionally, the software allows users to create a repository of documents that are tagged per respective project.
The software also enables users to calculate the cost rollup of each unit, add the corresponding profit margin and share price quotes with clients in a confirmed order receipt.
Users can keep track of inventory and generate jobs and purchase orders (PO) accordingly. The software tracks inventory across different locations, assigns lot/serial numbers, creates workflow processes and enables product dispatching.
Finally the Inventory Value report feature provides past and current valuation of the inventory, while the Data View tool allows for the creation of customized reports in a spreadsheet format for further analysis and insight.
Hunter from Preferred Metal Products
Specialty: Job Shop
Employees number: 2-10 employees
Overall, DBA should never be your first choice for software. With many other, significantly better softwares on the market, you'll find yourself replacing DBA within a few years of having it. Not worth the investment.
Plenty of features, 3 different window sizes (small, medium, large with no adjustments), cascading screen option
Little support, buggy server, licensing issues, lost data, non-windows based, poor UI, difficult to navigate
Stephen from SDR Enterprises, LLC
Specialty: Other Industry
I have been using this product since its inception when it was out of Pryor, OK. It has evolved considerably since then. I can quickly do what if's for capital improvement projects and whip off a quote in minutes. It requires very little maintenance and works well with other software products like Excel, Access, and Quicken. It supports every function that I used to use while I was at a Fortune 250 company. Everything I need for the day to day operations is available to evaluate COGS, Inventory Control, all quality functions, BOM's, Routings, PO's, and Scheduling. I have real time access to every phase of my operation and I can quickly update any field to reflect any changes in man, material, or machine.
I have always received great customer support. Many people complain that it doesn't do payroll. The original versions did but after doing an analysis of cost and effect I transferred payroll to an outside vendor (Paychex) and it was one of the best moves I could have made. My biggest complaint from the very beginning is the same one I have for almost any product in this category so I have to temper my response as a personal preference and that is, it is structured so that each operation is regarded as having 100% yield which is never in the real world. I have always preferred to be able to assign my own yields to the routings and BOM's.
Focus on what is important in the manufacturing of your product. If you are trying to do it all in-house you are not applying your skills to where they are needed most. Let an outside vendor do your payroll and all the taxes that are associated with labor. Let them write the payroll checks and pay the taxes and send you the reports that can be imported into your accounting software. Yes, I was so glad during the growth of this product that they did not want to support either payroll or accounting. Quicken or many other software programs can track and maintain all of your PO's, AR, and AP functions and they can be done without you spending countless hours on no value added functions. All of the data that these accounting software packages provide work easily and well in DBA and your financial statements can be generated at any time through the included modules inherent in DBA.
Rod from Artech
Easy self customisable system that can do it with ease
Just doesn't support wages
Needs an external wages system
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