Sage ERP X3offers a choice of production management methods—by job, order, or inventory. Technical data can be defined by price lists, cost centers, and stations as well as a production process sheet management function.
Comprehensive Product Data

  • Product attributes and categories
  • Families of products for MPS
  • Multiple manufacturing modes— ATO, MTO, CTO, MTS, process
  • Multiple replenishment rules with seasonality
  • Multiple material handling controls—lots, expiration dates
  • Multiple units of measure
  • Bills of material
  • Multilevel
  • Supports variants and options
  • Validity dates
  • Mass maintenance

Technical Data Management


  • Factory calendars
  • Work and cost center management Machine, labor, subcontracting
  • Routings
  • Multiple routing
  • Operation dates and times
  • Master routing
  • Library of standard operations
  • Set up rules
  • Multiple units of measure
  • Subcontracted operations
  • Forward and backward scheduling
  • Plan association


  • Minimum/maximum
  • MRP
  • User-defined replenishment rules (net requirements, lots, fixed period coverage, and safety stock adjusted for seasonality)
  • Pegging
  • Intersite based on contracts and transfers between two partnering sites
Cost Accounting


  • Definition of cost elements
  • Calculation of planned costs (standard, revised standard, simulated, budgeted)
  • Actual production costs
  • Variance analysis per item
  • Accounting interface
  • MPS (multisite, planning bills of material, bills of labor, operational orientation, budget, simulation)
  • Calculation of material requirements
  • Multisite
  • Analysis of suggested requirements
  • Replanning messages
Order Release
  • Multi-item release
  • Feasibility reasons
  • Material and load allocations
  • Forward and backward scheduling
  • Order smoothing
  • Shop traveler
  • Production status reporting (by work order or batch)
  • Control without production order (rate-based scheduling)
Decision-Making Tools


  • MPS and MRP schedules
  • Analyze multiple sites by product families or products
  • View of stock outs and past due orders
  • Work plan
  • Analyze single sites and single products
  • Order grouping
  • Material planner workbench
  • Manufacturing analysis
  • Resource utilization
  • Late order analysis
  • Delayed operation analysis
  • Operational yield
  • Material yield
  • Production yield
  • Interactive drag-and-drop scheduling using GANTT Diagram
  • Load simulation
  • Finite capacity planning
  • Work-in-process by product
  • Work-in-process by load
  • Projected stock by date
  • Analyze loads in graphical format
  • Allocation details
  • Order replanning
  • Progress of production orders
  • Production order status reporting
Automatic Processing


  • Mass allocation and deallocation
  • Mass forward and backward scheduling
  • Work order release
  • Automatic work orders