The canias ERP Basic Core Data (BAS) module constitutes the foundation and is the most important part of ERP software.
canias ERP Basic Core Data Management (BAS)
This module is responsible for management of master data in addition to administration and control of the general system and is available in all canias ERP enterprises. The canias ERP Basic Core Data module is structurally connected to all function fields of the software. With this module, not only classical basic data but also check tables are managed. Thus, extremely high flexibility is guaranteed for system users. In the framework of canias ERP ‘s “authority” concept, some company employees may be granted the authority to perform configurations and changes related to their areas of business. Therefore, control over system design is entrusted to the user.
Check Tables as Base of the System
The canias ERP system is based on check tables that are brought together within the canias ERP Basic Core Data module. For instance, check tables are used for all selection fields to determine a material or document type, product group or warehouse location. Other examples include headings such as departments, authorities, material requirement planning, variants and planning related deadlines or source types.
Changes made in check tables become instantly effective. When a check table setting (for example, new table, structure or content change in an existing table) or a parameter is created, changed or deleted, the consequence of such change can be displayed immediately across the system.
Many customer demands can be met by configuring check tables. Thus, the canias ERP system enables requirements of different sectors to be met by arranging check tables differently within the same solution.
Maintenance of Customer and Vendor Basic Core Data
The maintenance of all basic core data related to vendors, contingent customers and customers is performed in canias ERP Basic Core Data. Within basic core data it is possible to record several parameters which present and audit the use of user related information in all fields in the system. It offers many advantages to the user, including creation of vendor and candidate data in customer basic core data, thanks to its fully integrated structure with other modules.
The presence of a direct connection between different system components and the address book in the canias ERP Basic Core Data module offers many other advantages: It is possible to assign pre-established “contacts” to a company or to automatically transfer “contacts” assigned to a company to the address book.
Maintenance of Material Basic Core Data
Similar to customer and vendor basic data, material basic data are created and managed in this module. Here, the concept “material” is used as a general term for products, supplies, consumables, auxiliary materials, services, spare parts or commercial products. For all “material types” mentioned herein, there is a central register. Some examples for basic configuration features for a material include:
In the Basic Core Data module, units of measure to be used for materials are also assigned (pieces, meter, hour, pallet, etc.). Here, the user can define a relationship between units of measure for each material (for instance, a pallet = 100 pieces, a dose = 4 liters). Automatic calculations can be performed in line with recognized quantity relationships recorded in check tables (e.g. 1 ton = 1000 kilograms).
Usability or availability of a material is checked by material status in the system (active, blocked, at design stage, etc.) or by a supply key where a standard supply channel is concerned (internal production, purchase or supply-purchase).
It allows direct ramifications for the administration of bill of materials and work plans, as well as inventory control in warehouse management and other fields, if the relevant modules of caniasERP are in use. For example, if images or multilingual material texts are required, it is possible to administer those appropriately (internally, purchase, sales, production). Moreover, there is the possibility to assign customer and/or vendor specific names and numbering to the material, in addition to the particularly assigned name. Based on free-definable parameters and the assigning of characteristics, materials can be strongly differentiated if needed.
Other Configuration Capabilities
For a customized installation and operation of the system, the user is offered other configuration capabilities. In summary, these capabilities cover the following: