ERP Software for Small Business

DBA Manufacturing is a different type of ERP system, one that is designed and priced for small business. DBA runs the manufacturing side of your business and updates your accounting system, which continues to be used for all financial processes.

Most small businesses rely on manual planning and expediting

Most small businesses rely on manual planning within a light manufacturing system where shipping dates are guesstimated and assembly builds and POs are created from shortage reports using BOM explosions and build chaining. To meet required dates, builds get expedited at the expense of other builds and precious time is squandered on investigating problems and putting out fires.

DBA replaces manual processes with "Total Control"

DBA replaces manual planning and expediting with its "Total Control" process workflow. With total control you always know when you can ship, when and what to make and buy, what to do next on the shop floor, and what it costs to make your products.

  • "Total Control" is a lot easier than light manufacturing
    Every manufacturing company deals with MRP, scheduling, and shop control, either on a manual basis or with software guidance. Performing these complex functions on your own requires much more work and yields poor results compared to using software that manages these processes for you.

  • MRP driven by 5 common sense item settings
    MRP is a core workflow process that applies to all company types. It is driven by five common sense item settings - Lead Days, Job Days, Order Policy, Monthly Forecast, and Supply Days - that reflect what you already know about the items you make and buy.

  • MRP generates a self-adjusting master schedule
    MRP establishes target shipping dates and generates jobs and POs within a coordinated master schedule where all supply dates are aligned with dependent demand dates. The master schedule is automatically adjusted when jobs are released to production as material becomes available from inbound POs, lower-level job receipts, and stock on hand.

  • Shop control executes the master schedule
    Shop control is a set of standard processes that executes the master schedule so that customer orders get fulfilled efficiently and on time. These core workflow processes can be applied universally to any manufacturing company.

  • Jobs are prioritized with no need for manual expediting
    Jobs are prioritized out on the shop floor relative to their required dates. Jobs that are running late automatically move to the front of work center queues without any need for manual expediting.

  • Can be used for standard or custom products
    Our flexible bill of manufacturing and one-off item and BOM generator enable DBA to be used for making all types of standard or custom products. The bill of manufacturing includes revisions, routing sequences, components, multiple outputs, and attached documents and web links.

  • Closed-loop inventory system
    DBA handles all inventory-related processes, including sales orders, purchase orders, and jobs, so that it is a closed-loop system without any need for stock transfers or p art number synchronization with an outside system. Inventory processes include real time PO receipts, job issues, job receipts, order picking, stock counts, locations, and lot and serial control.

  • WIP-based product costing
    DBA includes its own WIP accounting system and general ledger with a standard chart of accounts that is optimized for a manufacturing business. Calculated shop rates for labor and manufacturing overhead are applied to job costs and get absorbed into item inventory costs and cost of goods sold. You know exactly what it costs to make your products and you never make period end adjustments to inventory or cost of goods sold.

  • Updates your accounting system
    With DBA you continue to use your existing accounting system for all financial processes, including receivables, payables, banking, payroll, and financial reporting. Our three financial transfers include daily voucher style invoices for receivables and payables processing and period end account totals to reflect the activities of the manufacturing system.

  • No need for database linking or version synchronization
    DBA is a fully self-contained system where data transfer is made in a one-way direction - from DBA to your financial accounting system. Our three financial transfers are made by spreadsheet (CSV file), which is a universal data transfer format supported by all data import utilities. This transfer method enables DBA to work with any outside accounting system without any need for database linking or version synchronization.

  • Designed to get you started
    Our Startup Wizard provides videos and documentation that guide you through a set of sequential setup and rehearsal tasks leading up to system startup day. If you have a question within a given task, you can submit a support ticket and we will help you. By the time you get to startup day, your system will be properly set up and users fully rehearsed for live operations.

Learn more with our web-based sales resources

You can learn more about DBA with our web-based sales resources, which include a free demo system, videos and specifications, FAQs, online documentation, and our "Ask DBA" service for submitting product questions to our support staff.

180 day full refund if you are not fully satisfied

DBA is the only manufacturing software package with a 180 day return policy. If for any reason you feel DBA is not for you, return the software within 180 days and we will send you a full refund of all monies paid.

We are the experts at small business manufacturing

Our company has specialized in providing manufacturing solutions for small business since 1992 and prior to that we ran our own family manufacturing business. Our product design and system startup methodology have been refined over many years of experience working with thousands or small companies worldwide.

Why not get started today?

So if you are under-performing with manual planning and expediting and the lack of control in your light manufacturing system and wish to take your company to a new level of efficiency, why not get started with DBA today?

$1995 Startup Special »