Manufacturing v19.2

Sicon Manufacturing is a set of additional modules for Sage 200, integrated with Stock, BOM, Sales and Purchase Order Processing. Including modules for Job Costing, Works Order Processing and Estimating, this package can be configured for one-off job costed manufacture or high volume repeat production manufacture. Material and Resource Planning provides suggested works orders and purchase orders plus a rough cut capacity plan at labour and machine levels.

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192.0.28

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New Features

Works Order Processing

  • Fix to handle credit and debit nominal codes being identical.
  • Fix to stop sub assembly works orders that are booked from being amended when the parent Works Order has it’s quantity lowered
  • Fix to stop lines with zero quantity showing as issued on works order.

Date applied: May 13, 2020

192.0.27

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Issues Resolved

Works Order Processing

  • Fix to stop error when adding Non stock line.

Material Planning

  • Change to MRP view to not include sales over lead time when it’s not needed.

Date applied: May 13, 2020

192.0.26

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Issues Resolved

Works Order Processing

  • Fix to stop Bulk issue items only issuing unless they are selected manually.

Material Planning

  • Fix to stop error occurring when running MRP for Works Order Processing where lots of stock items have been flagged as ‘to not be included’.

Hot Fix Enhancements

Works Order Processing

  • Fix to add unissued lines column to process works order screen that shows works order with unissued lines.

Date applied: May 13, 2020

192.0.25

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Issues Resolved

Works Order Processing

  • Fix to get default cost header when no default stock cost header exists.

Date applied: May 13, 2020

192.0.24

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Issues Resolved

Works Order Processing

  • Complete works order screen now completes all works orders selected that can be completed and shows a message for those that can not.  Previously process would stop if any works order could not be completed
  • Fix to stop it being possible to set works orders to have a quantity of 0
  • Improvements to completing works orders with actual costed traceable finished items where the stock had been moved between booking and completing

Date applied: April 24, 2020

192.0.23

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Issues Resolved

Material Planning

  • Fix to works order suggestions for incorrectly multiplied subassembly lines

Works Order Processing

  • Fix to deleting works orders without job costing enabled
  • Fixes to transferring unconfirmed stock from a works order and then completing the works order now the stock is in another location
  • Get sales order line from works order if no finished items
  • Create job costing transactions for free text line works orders and handle no finished items

Kitting

  • Fix to update document number on preallocation upon sales order save

Date applied: April 24, 2020

192.0.22

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Issues Resolved

Kitting

  • Build will better error when trying to build more than stock allows
  • Import now allows decimal values

Date applied: April 24, 2020

192.0.21

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Issues Resolved

Works Order Processing

  • Fix to error when closing an unsaved sales order line
  • Fix to why labour nominal postings were being multiplied by the finished item quantity
  • Created fix routine for completed sales orders that were at zero cost incorrectly after running another fix that had not set cost in movement balances correctly

Date applied: April 24, 2020

192.0.20

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Issues Resolved

Works Order Processing

  • Fix to stop works orders from attempting to be completed when the finished item bin has been deleted
  • Change to stop it being possible to change a finished item location when using unconfirmed costs and the item being part booked
  • Fix to BOM Component Costs screen to include landed costs
  • Fix to delete job costing transaction when deleting works order
  • Fix to why works orders with a scrap quantity and complete were still showing in stock item balances
  • Fix to stop the the component list refreshing position when allocating unallocating issuing and unissuing works order lines
  • Fix to why the wrong warehouse could be set against a works order line
  • Fix to select warehouse when changing within the Works order screen
  • Fix to stop error occurring when multiple SiStockItems are found

Material Planning

  • Fix to why completed preallocations were showing as reasons in stock movements

Date applied: April 24, 2020

192.0.18/19

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Issues Resolved

Kitting

  • Fix to part build to handle amounts correctly
  • Fix to update build kit screen when selecting kit name

Works Order Processing

  • Fix to booking traceable items that already exist and an error not being thrown
  • Fix to stop duplicate key error when allocating traceable items using the Sage stock fulfilment method
  • Fix to update the SiStockItem when the warehouse name is changed
  • Fix to add components when adding finished item to works order
  • Next Available date shows today if allocated
  • Works order line change reason created on opening sage
  • Settings on the stock item for subassemblies override works order settings
  • Fix to stop prompt to create Works order from Sales order if no built items
  • Fix to area import example
  • Fix to stop too many parameters in request when creating works orders

Material Planning

  • Fix to grouping sub assemblies where items are flagged as having an economical batch size but the quantity not being set
  • Fix to problem where suggested purchase orders could be processed with no warehouse selected
  • Moved purchase order warning process so it will run even if no items end up being processed
  • Added setting check for deleted warehouses when opening MRP so they are cleared from the selected warehouses
  • Phantom items will now be included for suggested purchase orders when a finished item has been selected as the only item to run

Date applied: April 24, 2020

192.0.17

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Issues Resolved

Material Planning

  • Removed the restrictions on creating purchase orders with no reasons
  • Fix when grouping sub assemblies where needed subs were being deleted
  • Fix to sorting by reason on the suggested works order list

Works Order Processing

  • A message will now appear when scrapping a finished item when the write off category has not been set
  • New message to show when there is no stock available during the allocation process in back flush
  • Fix to stop a scrap posting being made when completing a works order with a different value since issued
  • Fix to stop duplicate teams being created when saving labour/machine resources
  • Fix to allow issue on allocation through the process works order screen
  • Fix to use production lead times
  • Fix to works order date calculation to not start before today
  • Update to fix the calculated date on the build Time coordinator
  • Fix to Update the required days
  • Fixed Length Quantity now being used for operation calculations
  • Fix to handle resource groups being used for calculating Works Order operation dates

Date applied: April 24, 2020

192.0.16

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Issues Resolved

Works Order Processing

  • Fix to due date when creating works orders from sales orders
  • Fix to deleted sales order message when the sales order does not exist in the company (only seen when implementing with Intercompany)
  • Fix to the movement balance deleted message service where a lock was happening when reading from a transaction history table that has a lot of lines
  • Fix to next available build time to exclude weekends

Material Planning

  • Fix to using supplier quantity breaks from enhancement pack on suggested purchase orders

Date applied: March 13, 2020

192.0.15

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Issues Resolved

Works Order Processing

  • Fix to stop error being thrown when trying to write off stock
  • Active lock fix when part booking a works order where a message appeared saying the works order was locked

Date applied: March 13, 2020

192.0.14

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Issues Resolved

Works Order Processing

  • Fixes to cost of sales postings made when processing serial numbered finished items
  • Fix to sub contract quantities to no longer use finished item quantity by default
  • Copy sales order no longer copies the barcode number
  • Fix to status to calculate booked using booked quantity and scrapped quantity of the finished item
  • Fix to check if a transaction already exists on a job for a works order that is not a WOP-COS and deletes it if one is found
  • Fix to stop multiple estimates being created with the same estimate number

Material Planning

  • Fix amend stock items button from build time screen where it wasn’t showing the stock item correctly
  • Fix to overloaded tab on capacity planning to calculate using teams available time rather than total time for day

Date applied: March 9, 2020

192.0.13

Issues Resolved Important
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Issues Resolved

Works Order Processing

  • Progress update improvements when creating works orders for sales orders
  • Fix to deleting sales orders from the amend sales order status screen
  • Fix to allow any traceable to be selected when amending allocations
  • Fix to reducing preallocations when part allocating and reducing line quantity
  • Issue from the Process Works Order screen now works correctly
  • Fix to updating works order costs when completing sub assemblies that have been booked and issued where unconfirmed costs are used
  • Back flush now checks and creates works order locks so only one user can amend a works order at a time

Material Planning

  • Production lead time no longer includes weekends

Date applied: February 28, 2020

192.0.12

Issues Resolved Important
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Issues Resolved

Works Order Processing

  • Fix to stop error when converting quotes estimates to sales orders
  • Fix to refreshing labour and machine resources when editing a transaction
  • Sub assembly option will auto select correctly when sub assembly options screen appears
  • Fix to updating movement balances for built traceable items set to actual costing
  • Fix to cancelling a sales order that has preallocation links to works orders
  • Fix to Sage freezing when adding a sub assembly

Material Planning

  • Fix to why sales over lead time suggestions not appearing

Kitting

  • Fix to posting nominals where a field couldn’t be set to a value that was too large

Date applied: February 28, 2020

192.0.11

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Issues Resolved

Works Order Processing

  • Fix to updating labour transactions when amending via timesheet screen
  • Fix to why the create works order screen was not appearing when converting a pro forma to sales order
  • Fix to correcting movement balances for items that are traceable and set to actual costing
  • Fix to showing the create works order screen when copy quotes so it now checks if they are any estimates first
  • Fix to showing labour and machine resources when editing a labour line
  • Auto select of sub assembly option when creating a sub works order

Date applied: February 21, 2020

192.0.10

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Issues Resolved

Works Order Processing

  • Fix to creating sub assemblies on works orders which are inside phantoms
  • Back flush date filters now work for the whole day
  • Fix to auto copy works orders with sales orders so preallocations get updated with new document numbers
  • Works order list on sales order will now get cleared at the end of the process
  • Change to importing operations so it now correctly looks at the quantity set in the import
  • Fix to booking in final items with a variance

Hot Fix Enhancements

Works Order Processing

  • Change the works order line import so it now handles operations and no longer handles labour and machine lines

Date applied: February 21, 2020

192.0.9

Issues Resolved Hot Fix Enhancements Important
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Issues Resolved

Works Order Processing

  • Fix to works order line import where an error was being thrown when trying to import labour or machine lines
  • Change to the stock item settings import so it can handle warehouse names up to 20 characters
  • Improvements to back flush processing to not allow multiple searches happen at the same time
  • Fix to deleting works orders that are sub assemblies or other works orders where timeouts were occurring
  • Change to the background worker behind the back flush screen to fix a random issue where after a while none of the searches returns any information
  • Change to the message that appears when deleting multiple works orders from the process works order screen
  • Fix to deleting a sales order with lots of works orders linked so many messages no longer appear asking if the works order should be deleted
  • Fix to rough cut to exclude deleted works orders
  • The edit button on the process works order screen now only opens the highlighted works order

Material Planning

  • Fix to importing stock item setting for grouping
  • Fix to stock item import so it now updates Sage stock item supplier record

Kitting

  • Fix to why changing the to warehouse had no effect when allocations were not on and the kit had not been saved

Hot Fix Enhancements

Works Order Processing

  • Added setting to disable auto works order copy when copying sales orders

Date applied: February 21, 2020

192.0.8

Issues Resolved Hot Fix Enhancements Important
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Issues Resolved

Works Order Processing

  • Stock item deletion check to see if item is a finished item on a live works order
  • Fix to finished item batch number where it was being populated incorrectly
  • Fix to part booking batch traceable items
  • Back flush screen will no longer appear if the works order is fully issued
  • Question to ask users if bulk item should be allocated and issued on book via back flush
  • Fix to copy works orders when copying sales orders
  • Fix to errors thrown from back flush when clicking buttons quickly
  • Fix to calculating costs when the first child works order quantity is 0
  • Fix to auto populating quantity when creating a sub assembly
  • Fix to typing in works order number on timesheet screen and the operations not populating

Material Planning

  • Fix to error that appears when saving suggestions when not all of the processes have been ran
  • Fix to handling the setting for creating suggestions in the past where suggestions that were not required were being created
  • Fix to why deleted kit lines would be generating demand for suggested purchase orders

Hot Fix Enhancements

Material Planning

  • Warehouse selection control now has a select all button

Works Order Processing

  • Added history when picking
  • Added date column to labour transactions

Software dependancies: Common Components 192.0.13

Date applied: January 31, 2020

192.0.7

Issues Resolved Important
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Issues Resolved

Works Order Processing

  • Fix to preallocation receipt code to handle calls from the WebAPI
  • Miscellaneous items will no longer appear in the expediting screen

Material Planning

  • Fix so suggestions get removed correctly when converted to orders from filtered lists
  • Purchase orders for works orders created via MRP will no longer have a job assigned
  • Standalone MRP fix so it reads settings for the user specified

Date applied: January 17, 2020

192.0.6

New Features Important
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New Features

Material Planning

  • Fix to ensure that sub assemblies of the same level are being calculated together.
  • Fix to setting warehouse when creating a Works Order.
  • Fix to built bought checks for items in MRP.

Works Order Processing

  • Added unconfirmed column to Works Order Process screens.
  • Operation Column will be hidden on Works Order screen if no component is on an operation.
  • Completed jobs will no longer be updated by Works Orders.

Date applied: January 15, 2020

192.0.5

New Features Hot Fix Enhancements Important
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New Features

Works Order Processing

  • Fix to setting Works Order status for Works Orders that were originally created for disassembly.
  • Fix to setting an area on the Works Order when an operation has been completed.
  • Fix to add consistent decimal places on the Sub Contract tab on Works Orders.
  • Fix to set the book in quantity to match the quantity selected in the back flush screen.

Material Planning

  • Fix to stop on hold BoMs appearing when running the Material Planning process.
  • Fix to include production lead time of the top level BoM when calculating next available date on a sales order.

Hot Fix Enhancements

Works Order Processing

  • Works Orders now reinstate preallocations when unbooking finished items.

Date applied: January 10, 2020

192.0.4

New Features Hot Fix Enhancements Important
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New Features

Works Order Processing

  • Fix to error being displayed when deleting a Works Order.
  • Fix to adding a bin through the Works Order finished item screen.
  • Fix to stop unallocated quantity on the stock item balances screen including suggested Works Orders.
  • Fix to Works Order history first record not being saved.
  • Fix to creating comment operations where an error was displayed due to the description being too long.

Kitting

  • Fix to disassembling kits with 0 value.

Material Planning

  • Date check fix to getting Purchase Order Line Price
  • Fix to MRP warehouse controls.
  • Fix to MRP creating Works Orders when not creating Works Orders for each sub assembly.

Hot Fix Enhancements

Material Planning

  • New warning message displayed if no warehouses have been selected.

Date applied: January 9, 2020

192.0.3

Issues Resolved Hot Fix Enhancements Important
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Issues Resolved

Kitting

  • Fix to unit price being removed when building a kit

Works Order Processing

  • Fix to variance postings so they are now multiplied by the booked amount

Hot Fix Enhancements

Material Planning

  • The works order setting ‘Create separate works order for each sub assembly’ being disabled is now handled correctly
  • Suggested purchase orders can now be split and combined
  • New follow up drop down added to suggestions
  • Changes to suggestions will now be stored during suggestion processing and can be saved when closing the screen

Works Order Processing

  • Progress bar added to the allocate and issue process on the back flush screen
  • Big improvements to speed and memory usage when creating works orders

Date applied: December 19, 2019

192.0.2

Issues Resolved Hot Fix Enhancements Important
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Issues Resolved

Works Order Processing

  • Fix to setting sub assembly numbers where they were not incrementing correctly
  • Fix to handle zero quantity works order lines when getting line price
  • Fix to unissuing traceable items with different combinations of use/sell by dates and alternative references
  • Fix to remove preallocated works orders when copying a sales order

Material Planning

  • Fix to ‘Preallocate suggestions to reasons’ setting as it was being reset when read
  • Suggested works orders will now correctly be removed from the suggestion list after they have been converted to a works order

Hot Fix Enhancements

Works Order Processing

  • Improvements to the progress update information when creating works orders off the back of a sales order

Date applied: December 19, 2019

192.0.1

Issues Resolved Hot Fix Enhancements Important
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Issues Resolved

Works Order Processing

  • Fix to handle booking works orders that have a negative cost
  • Fix to auto printing reports when generating multiple works orders via the sales order workflow
  • Works orders will now complete when using the Back Flush screen when settings permit
  • Fix to quantity calculation on the Back Flush screen
  • Fix to handling duplicate batches when booking
  • Fix to sub assembly numbering when added to a works order manually
  • Fix to unbooking completed works orders so status will now be changed correctly

Hot Fix Enhancements

Works Order Processing

  • Added expand and collapse buttons to the Back Flush screen
  • Added default option to the component quantity change maintenance

Material Planning

  • Added customisation options to suggestion lists.  Right click a list to access
  • Performance improvements to purchase order suggestions

Date applied: December 9, 2019

192.0.0

New Features Important
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New Features

Works Order Processing

• Massive performance improvements to creating works orders
• Moved code from UI layer to objects layer to fix the problem in Barcoding which meant UI dlls were required
• Settings will now be retrieved and stored, stopping many of the SQL lookups
• Completed works orders will no longer appear on the Process Works Order screen when filtering for All Current
• Added option to split a works order
• Can now access employees from Maintain Team screen
• Operations can now have attachments
• Operations can now be flagged as Inspection
• Added create works order button to works order desktop list
• Batch items in the allocations screen will appear as yellow if the date is in the past
• Utility to update stock items removed
• Now possible to amend the component warehouse on a works order after it has been created. This is just the default and will not amend and existing components
• Added ability to scrap finished items
• Unconfirmed costs setting is now based on the POP setting
• Stock items in use on a works order can no longer be deleted or made inactive
• Multiple finished items are now handled when using unconfirmed costs
• New setting to use SOP allocation settings
• Components on BOM operations will now be linked to works order operations on creation
• By products added to BOM operations which appear as finished items on works orders but will never have a cost
• Setting to hide Add Stock button on Back Flush screen added
• Dashboard added but requires Web API platform version 190.0.4 and upwards
• Make or buy on stock items will now only appear if the item has a template
• Areas can now be set on Sage operations which are used to move the works order through areas on operation completion
• All WOP and MRP settings on stock item screen are now included in the stock item setting import
• Labour and Machine resources will be auto generated when adding a new team
• Cost summary added to stock item screen
• Now able to part book works orders via the Process Works Order screen. This will bring up the Back Flush screen as it handles auto part allocating and issuing the required quantity
• When increasing component quantity, a reason is now required. Scrap is automatically available but others can be added using the new maintenance screen
• Labour and machine transactions will now use employee rates for actual and team rates for estimate
• Bins in allocation screens will now appear in bin priority
• Removed add buttons for labour and machine lines as they can now only be added by adding an operation
• Changed the do not round up to economical batch size setting so it no longer just effects the last works order
• Added a quantity column to the work flow for creating works orders off the back off of a sales order
• Part build functionality changed so if allow book without issue is not enabled, only the required component quantities for the amount being booked will be allocated and issued

Material Planning

• New setting added for copying analysis codes from sales orders
• Settings will now be retrieved and stored, stopping many of the SQL lookups
• New standalone MRP program added with auto deployment during the Sage addon installation
• New hourly teams tab added to Capacity Plan which shows team availability hourly
• Capacity Plan now uses employee work patterns instead of team work patterns if they exist
• New setting to enable auto accepting preallocation suggestions
• Future Stock Movements screen now shows quantity after preallocations removed which helps with diagnosing why suggestions were created
• Only affected lines on suggestion lists will be updated when creating orders from suggestions
• Multiple finished items on works orders now handled
• Added cost price to future stock movements screen
• Stock movements screen will now automatically refresh when selecting different suggestions in the lists

Kitting

• Settings will now be retrieved and stored, stopping many of the SQL lookups
• Added support for service and miscellaneous items
• Added available quantity to build to Build button on sales orders
• Now able to create preallocations for kit lines


Date applied: December 4, 2019