DBA is the only manufacturing system on the market that is designed for self-implementation. The majority of our customers implement the software on their own, backed by our support.
Any company willing to put in time and effort can follow the steps in our Implementation Planner to get up and running without requiring outside help. And if you choose to get outside help, our Implementation Planner can be followed by any accountant or consultant and will help you get more for your service dollar.
Just what is self-implementation? Essentially, it's a series of specific tasks, like you see here, that are performed in sequential order, all leading up to a startup day when you stop using your old system and begin operating exclusively in DBA.
Most tasks are accompanied by video training courses. If you are on a task and it's not clear from our documentation and video training what you need to do, submit a support ticket and we will help you. As you complete each task your users are learning the product in a building block fashion so that by startup day, using DBA will be second nature.
Implementation involves four phases: installation, setup, rehearsal, and startup day.
In the installation phase, you install the software, setup users, password security, support accounts, and Email.
In the Setup phase, you configure each module to your operating preferences and you populate your master tables.
You have the option of importing customers, suppliers, items, prices, bill of materials (BOM), and routings. Data import can be done by anyone who has basic familiarity with Excel spreadsheets.
Data is exported from your old system into Excel where it is then edited as needed, to conform to the tables in DBA.
In the rehearsal phase, you can install a special training company that includes a copy of your database so that users can train on you own company data.
The final phase is startup day. Just prior to startup day, you will import initial stock quantities and enter open sales orders, jobs, purchase orders, unpaid invoices, and beginning account balances. You then turn the key and start operating exclusively in DBA.
Self-implementation makes DBA a viable option for any manufacturing company, no matter what your size is. The majority of our customers have implemented DBA on their own. And so can you.
So if you've always wanted to operate your business with a true manufacturing system, but have been fearful of the cost and complexity of an ERP system, why not try the DBA alternative and get started today?