Finding software can be overwhelming. We've helped thousands of electronics manufacturers choose the right manufacturing software so they can optimize quality and manage resources.

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Fishbowl Manufacturing

Fishbowl is a business automation and inventory management platform for small to midsize companies. It integrates with QuickBooks accounting and offers inventory control, material requirements planning (MRP) and job shop floor control/manufacturing... Read more

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NetSuite

NetSuite Manufacturing Edition offers an integrated inventory, warehouse management, accounting and financial management, order management, customer relationship management (CRM), and e-commerce platform. Offered as a cloud-based solution... Read more

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E2 Shop System

E2 by Shoptech Corporation is a manufacturing solution that offers scheduling, purchasing, shipping, customer management and accounting. It’s designed specifically for job shops, contract and a variety of make-to-order manufacturers. E2... Read more

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JobBOSS

Exact JobBOSS is a great solution for electronics manufacturers due to their strong scheduling functionality. The suite includes production planning and manufacturing execution applications, as well as supply chain functionality. Read more

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Prodsmart

Prodsmart is a cloud-based real-time production tracking and management solution designed for businesses in the manufacturing and fabrication industries. Features include shop floor real-time data collection, production analysis,... Read more

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Global Shop Solutions

Global Shop Solutions offers a One-System ERP software to serve clients across manufacturing industries of all sizes. The multi-modular application comprises of independent modules for customer relationship management, inventory management,... Read more

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OptiProERP

OptiProERP is a cloud and on-premise Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution for small and midsize discrete manufacturers and distributors. Key features include supply chain management (SCM), purchasing, work orders, scheduling... Read more

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ECi M1

ECi M1 is a subscription-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, available on-premise or via the cloud, that automates financials, inventory, production, sales/quoting and production planning. The solution is suitable for... Read more

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Sage 100cloud

Sage 100cloud is an ERP platform for growing and medium-sized distributors and manufacturers. Financials, supply chain, reporting, analysis, and collaboration are all part of the mobile-ready solution.  Financial processes within... Read more

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Priority

Priority is an on-premise and cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution suitable for midsize to large businesses in many industry segments including manufacturing, apparel, electronics, food and beverage, industrial machinery... Read more

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Deskera ERP

Deskera ERP is a cloud-based enterprise business management suite that automates sales, billing, fulfillment, distribution (including pick, pack and ship process), sales commission calculations, purchasing, payment processing, product... Read more

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uniPoint Quality Management

uniPoint Quality Management Software is a modular on-premise quality management solution capable of integrating with other ERP systems. Built on Net Technology, a SQL database, and Crystal Reporting, this system is designed to grow... Read more

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Royal 4 Enterprise

Royal4 Enterprise is a full suite ERP system with supply chain management features to improve supply chain transparency. Additionally, the system includes serial number tracking, material supplier planning and more. Read more

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Odoo

Odoo is a fully integrated and customizable open-source suite of business applications including sales, CRM, project management, manufacturing, inventory, accounting and other business needs in one software solution. Odoo was designed... Read more

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Made2Manage ERP

Aptean Made2Manage ERP is designed for manufacturers in job shops and dynamic “to-order” and mixed-mode environments. It's suitable for SMB manufacturers in industries like industrial equipment, electronics and fabricated metal,... Read more

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WorkWise ERP

WorkWise ERP is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that helps midsize businesses in the manufacturing industry with their management processes and operations. It can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud. WorkWise ERP... Read more

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LillyWorks

LillyWorks from LW Performance is a cloud-based manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that provides companies functionalities to make to real-time changes, predict outcomes and ensure on-time deliveries. The key... Read more

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Epicor Manufacturing

Epicor ERP is an integrated enterprise resource planning that is delivered either on-premise, hosted, or as a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) offering. It caters to small, midsize and large enterprises in aerospace, automotive,... Read more

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SYSPRO

SYSPRO is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed for manufacturers and distributors. SYSPRO can be deployed in the cloud, on premise or through a hybrid model, and it can be accessed from any device. SYSPRO is licensed... Read more

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ProfitKey ERP

ProfitKey has developed Rapid Response Manufacturing (RRM) tool to provide an integrated ERP and MES solution for small to mid-size manufacturers. Rapid Response Manufacturing incorporates an accounting solution with advanced MES functionality,... Read more

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Buyer's guide


Last Updated: March 22, 2019

Electronic manufacturers run the gamete from small shops specializing in purpose-built, single-use and prototype devices to large billion-dollar behemoths churning out TVs, computers and MP3 players for the global market. Those companies that fall in between include chip foundries that make core components, those that make precision equipment such as medical diagnostic devices and certified equipment manufacturers such as slot machines and voting systems.

Regardless of the type of electronics manufacturer, each needs excellent supply chain management (SCM). Many electronic components are made by a single or small number of suppliers. If there is a supply chain disruption, production can be limited by materials on-hand. Electronic parts catalogs, order entry, order placement, and receiving are the most important modules of an electronics manufacturer’s management system. Manufacturing planning and scheduling are also important; these systems must also produce compliance reports as required. The key aspect is to have systems that can integrate directly with suppliers’ accounting systems to confirm stock status, shipping times, order status and current pricing.

General ledger, accounts receivable and payroll are standard. As part of supply chain management, accounts payable may link directly to supplier’s accounting systems for electronic payments. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, integrating all aspects of managing operations, are common in electronics manufacturers but best-of-breed solutions are used as well. On-premises systems are the rule, but cloud-based manufacturing systems are becoming increasingly popular.

Common Features of Electronics Manufacturing Software

To address their unique business requirements, electronic manufacturers should evaluate the following functions:

Supply chain management Electronics manufacturers need transparency into suppliers’ systems. Order status, supplier inventory, current pricing, order entry and payment can all be integrated between supplier and manufacturer.
Make/buy reporting Many electronics systems require subassemblies. Make/buy reporting applies job estimating to subassemblies to see if it is more profitable to make or buy components. Advanced systems will factor in time to build or buy as well as cost.
Process planning reporting In order to estimate and track jobs, the process for each step for fabrication must be planned and documented. The process planning reports track the development of the process plan for each product.
Material supplier planning Part of make/buy process, material supplier planning assigns a bill of materials to each subassembly. This also allows make/buy decisions to be based on current market prices for material and labor for each product and production run.
Component substitution If a preferred component is not available, the inventory system should provide any alternative components. The runs with alternative components should be tracked for recall management.
Workload planning As part of the manufacturing planning process, shop floor managers can adjust the workload to leverage the most expensive equipment to depreciate or minimize usage of the most expensive to run. Managers can also manage workloads of shop workers, taking into account workers’ preferences.
Engineering change management The system should track engineering changes and their impact on manufacturing time and cost-per-unit. It should also be easy to enter the changes into the system so that the changes can flow to other products and the overall production schedule.
Serial number management Serial numbers must be linked to specific products, including any variations such as color options. The numbers must be tied to production runs as part of recall management.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Any electronic device sold in the United States that emits radio frequency interference (RFI) must be registered with the FCC. The system should produce the information required to complete the registration process and provide updates if the design changes.
EPA compliance reporting Electronics manufacturers are subject to the EPA’s Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule Subpart I. The system should prepare compliance reports as required.
Consumer labeling management Electronics manufacturers are required to provide labeling for various countries and states, such as Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approvals and California Proposition 65 warnings. The system should track which standards apply for each product and provide labeling specifications as required.
Certified design management If the manufacturer produces certified electronics, the system should provide compliance reports for the certification authority. It should also enforce the stipulations of the certification, such as no component substitutions or no changes in software.
Recall management The system should support product recalls by identifying which runs are affected and which customers received them.