Sage has released manufacturing and wholesale and retail industry-specific modules for its Sage 200 business process...
The latest batch follows the release last year of the Sage 200 construction industry module, which included multi-level contract cost control and reporting in terms of the UK construction industry scheme.
Sage 200 was launched in 2007 to target mid-sized organisations by packaging financial, human resources and customer relationship management software into an integrated suite at a lower cost than the enterprise product.
"The vertical modules give companies a greater ability to match technology to specific industry needs," said David Pinches, head of software group at Sage UK.
Sage said the manufacturing module is aimed at helping companies to meet delivery times by controlling the production processes and reduce costs through better monitoring of material and inventory processes.
Ian Mence, business development manager at steel component manufacturer Bushell & Meadows, said the manufacturing module saved time and money by enabling the company to collect shop-floor by product and warehouse.
The wholesale and retail module adds functionality to deal with product variances such as size, colour and style. It also integrates with the point of sale functionality of the Sage 200 suite.
Anthony James, commercial director of clothing retailer South to South, said the retail module was useful in simplifying code creation, stock transfers and purchase orders for clothing, which comes in lots of colours and sizes.