Product Updates

Keep up to date with Fraction ERP development! All updates are automatically rolled out.

09/2022
Reports section added!

A new reports section is now available under the business menu. The first report is sales by customer, which can be filtered by date and exported to excel.

08/2022
New ready status filter on operations list

The operations page now has a filter for ready operations. These operations are ready for the next operation and can be filtered by workcenter or assigned employee.

07/2022
Send Part Files on Email from Contracts and Purchase orders

When sending an email from the Fraction ERP system you can now include files that have been saved to the contract or purchase order and files that are saved to any line items.

07/2022
Refresh Bill of Materials Costs

A new button on the BOM will refresh the latest part prices and operation costs to make sure the BOM pricing is up to date.

07/2022
Enquiry Feature

New contracts can now be saved as enquiry. Once a quotation has been printed or emailed, it will automatically be updated to a quotation. Enquiries on the dashboard will show you open equiries that are still to be quoted to your clients.

06/2022
Markup Costing Structure for Subcontractors

The Bill of Materials, now has a new costing structure - using markup on material costs to be added to labour costs. Great for subscontract machining and fabrication

04/2022
On Time Delivery Performance

Dashboard now shows your on time delivery performance for the current month and year to date. It is caculated from contract shipping date and shipment date when items are dispatched. Click the tiles on the dashboard to search, filter and see your delivery performance. Data can be exported to Excel.

04/2022
Sage Cloud Accounting Integration

Fraction ERP now integrates with Sage Cloud Accounting software.

03/2022
File Storage for Contracts, Works Orders and Purchase Orders

Files can now be uploaded to contracts, works orders, and purchase orders in addition to parts and bills of materials. This allows safe and easy access to customer purchase order, material certification, inspection reports, photos and drawings. Integrating this feature means you don not have to connect to the company network to get access to file storage.

03/2022
SKU Part Numbers

When creating new parts, you can now assign a unique SKU (stock keeping unit). This can be prefixed in options with your own prefix to identify it.

02/2022
Multiple Suppliers and Supplier Part Numbers

Any part can now have multiple suppliers linked to it in order of preference. You can also store the supplier part numbers and when you order from that supplier, they will only see their own part numbers

01/2022
Sales Order Demand Page: Consolidating demand

A new page called sales order demand groups all sales order lines by part number, allowing them to be selected and then consolidated into one works order. The works order will show which contracts requires the parts.

01/2022
Stock Allocation on Sales Order Line Items

If you carry stock of a part, you can allocate this part to a contract line item. A new workflow for raising works orders considers the allocated stock so your production quantity is made to suit.

01/2022
Works Orders now Have Start Dates

If a part has a production lead time, the start date is automatically set. It can be manually set with or without lead times. This defines the required by date for all parts on the WO which is used in part demand to schedule purchasing.

12/2021
Manually Link Works Order Demand with Purchase Orders

When you create a manual PO, you can link this back to works order demand and vice versa, improving traceability

12/2021
Time Zone Support

We can now support international clients by enabling time zones to be configured in your user profile

11/2021
GRN Labels

GRN records now have labels which can be printed to identity materials at the goods receiving process.

11/2021
Invoice Update

Fraction Invoices now contain the delivery note reference and the tracking reference on the PDF invoice.

11/2021
Auto-Complete of Contracts

Contract line items now have a status of Invoiced and when all line items are invocied the contract will be automatically set to complete.

10/2021
Pack Size for Purchasing

Parts can now have a pack size defined and the purchase order will ensure the pack size and minimum order quantity are satisfied. For example, if you want to ensure 5 packs of 10 are always ordered, the pack size is 10 and the minimum order quantity will be 50.

10/2021
New Quality Section on Dashboard

A new quality section to the dashboard shows open Non-Conformance Reports to action.

10/2021
Works Order List, Status Flag

If a part has a production lead time, the start date is automatically set. It can be manually set with or without lead times. This defines the required by date for all parts on the WO which is used in part demand to schedule purchasing.

10/2021
Part Demand Allocation Flag

The part demand page, now changes the status to green to visually make it easier to track any items that have not yet been fully allocated for production.

10/2021
Email Logs

When sending documents such as quotations, purchases orders, and invoices via the built in direct email feature, a log is now created on the page for the date, time and user that send the email and the recipient.

10/2021
Email Shipping Notifications

From the shipment page you can now send your customers a shipping notification email with the order and shipping details.

10/2021
Shipments now have multiple packages

Shipment records now store multiple shipping items to track size, weight and quantity of packages on the shipment

10/2021
Refresh Part Descriptions on BOMs and Contracts

From the BOM parts list or on a contract line item, you can now refresh the part description to revert to the master part record description

10/2021
Modify Works Orders with Parts and Operations

A works order can now be edited to add or remove parts and operations. This feature is ideal for service work and jobbing shops where the exact process and materials may not be known at the start

09/2021
Stock Quantity now shown on Contracts

Contract line items now display the current stock level for the part

09/2021
Multiple Delivery Addresses for Contracts

When editing a line item in a purchase order, you can use the current price to update the part record price, just tick the box to perform the update.

09/2021
Add Parts on the Fly from Purchase Orders

From a purchase order record you can now create new parts on the fly

09/2021
Batch and Serialised Number Traceability

This feature is now available for advanced users and allows all incoming parts to be given a batch or serial number which flows through fraction ERP until you sell goods using your own or the Fraction ERP batch and serial numbers for finished goods.

09/2021
Part Allocation of Stock

Part allocations can now be performed in part demand page.

09/2021
Part Demand, Child Work Orders

On the part demand page, any part that is a child works order will now be shown with a link to view the works order record.

09/2021
Hold Search

If you use the search bar and then leave the page or open a record, the same search will be held you come back to the page.

09/2021
Re-sequence Line Items in Contracts

To re-sequence line item in a contract, just drag and drop them into position and the line item numbers will update.

09/2021
Show Line Items on GRN Page

On the GRN list you can now use the show line items button to expand the list into line item details and search by part number or description.

09/2021
Goods Received Inwards Inspection Workflow Added

Any part can now be flagged for inwards inspection. On arrival the GRN is processed as normal. A part with inspection requirements will not be added to stock until the inspection process confirms the accepted quantity of the GRN. A new tile on the dashboard will alert users to any line items that have pending inwards inspection to complete.

09/2021
Non Stock Parts

Any part can now be flagged as a non-stock item so no stock transactions will take place. This is perfect for service items, engineering work or subcontract processing.

09/2021
Purchase Order Approval Workflow and Limits

Purchase Orders now need to be approved before they can be printed. The user must be ticked as a PO Manager on their user profile and each user can have their own spend limit per single PO.

09/2021
Minimum Order Quantity on Purchase orders

If you set a minimum order quantity for any part and raise an PO, the system will check the minimum quantity is met. For example, if you are buying screws in boxes of 100 and try to purchase 50, it will ask you to update the quantity. At the moment you can still order say 101 screws, so this is not the same as pack size multiples which be implemented shortly.

08/2021
Workcentre and Employee Capacity Planning

Workcentre and employee capacity used to be defined by a number of hours per week. As we develop the system for daily and hourly planning we have changed how capacity is defined. Each resource now has a daily schedule with a start and end time. We now use this to calculate the daily and weekly capacity.

08/2021
Part Activity Page with Purchase Orders

The part activity page is now updated with all purchase orders for the part with price and quantity

07/2021
Purchase Order Approvals

All purchase orders now require approval before they can be printed or emailed. Approval is a single click by users who have the role of PO MANAGER ticked on their user profile.

06/2021
Delivery Note Statement

The delivery note now has a new option to add a statement such as ownership clauses or statements of conformity. You can add a title to the section and 5 lines of text from the options page under the settings menu.

06/2021
Date Filters and Total Values

You can now apply a date filter to sales orders, works orders, purchase orders, invoices, and shipments. On pages with values, we also added the total of the records on the page, or applied on the filter.

06/2021
Excel Reports Added to Parts Module

On the parts page you can now download your parts inventory to excel.

05/2021
Contract Date

Contracts now feature a contract date. This date starts when you create a contract record. If you convert a quote to a sales order at a later date, the contract date is updated to current date to reflect when you received the order. You can also manually adjust the contract date if needed. The username has been added for traceability

05/2021
Excel Reports

Excel reports can be exported from the invoice and purchase order modules

05/2021
Direct PDF Printing

These documents are now downloaded as a PDF, quotations, order acknowledgement, invoice, purchase orders and delivery notes.

04/2021
Available Stock on Part Demand

On the part demand page you can now see available and allocated stock.

03/2021
Copy Bill of Materials

On the Bill of Materials (BOM) page, just click "copy" to create an identical BOM. Make sure the part number has already been set up to copy the BOM.

03/2021
Invoice Directly From Sales orders

From a sales order you can create an invoice without a shipment. Invoices can also be printed as a proforma invoice.

02/2021
Add Drawings to Part Records

Within the part record you can now upload drawings and files.

01/2021
Fraction ERP System is Launched!

The start of our product launch was functional and basic. At the time we thought it was pretty good, but we now love to look back and see how far we have come and think about how far we can take it!