Manage Product Complexity

It’s a complicated world… and getting more so with each passing day…


To achieve success, a manufacturer must be responsive to increasing customer demands for products, new technology and sophistication. Global consulting firm Accenture confirms that complexity is here to stay in a report* that warns: “Problems can occur, however, when companies lose control of product complexity, which in today’s fast-moving, global, competitive environment has become an all-too-common occurrence.”

For manufacturers, control means having real-time accurate information and making better decisions.

Key Features


    • Revision Control


    • Effectivity/Expiration Dates


    • Production Steps


    • Phantoms


    • Reference Designators


    • Flexible Copy BOM


    • Unlimited Fixed and Variable Overhead Costs


    • BOM Cost Roll


    • Integrated BOM/Routing


    • Multi-level BOM/Routing


    • Multiple Costing Methods and Capabilities

Managing Complexity in the Product Lifecycle

You need an easy and accurate solution to track what you are designing, assembling, blending, or fabricating that supports:

Complex product structure in multi-level bills of material (BOM)
Detailed routings, including outside processes
Multiple revisions to a product
Complete and accurate product and process data drives improvements in:

Timely and economical material procurement
Effective production scheduling
as-built configuration documentation to support servicing products in the field

Complete and Flexible BOM and Routing

The JAMS for Acumatica BOM/Routing feature manages production specifications that form the framework for planning and operations throughout the JAMS system.

Multi-level bill of material and routings

Engineering and financial views of the product structure

Multiple revisions – current, past and future versions of the product with flexible date-driven capabilities

Time-phased purchasing and delivery of materials to manage inventories, costs, and manufacturing processes

Material, subassemblies, work instructions, tools and overhead costs directly connected to an operation to support time-phased release of materials

Routings support detailed work instructions

Item Reference Designators reflect multiple drawing reference points

Support for phantom items; non-stocked item or subassembly groups for planning convenience and optional display in production order detail

Accurate Records

Track and monitor pending changes. Purchasing, production and inventory coordination. Manage version control and updates to BOM (bill of materials) and routings. Manage effectivity dates that specify once a change is made and takes effect. Engineering Change Control is an essential feature for keeping control of data in a complex and rapidly changing world.

Product Costing provides the Financial View

Product Costing must be fundamental to engineering and operations for accuracy and effectiveness.

Raw materials, purchased items, consumable supplies, labor, plus fixed and variable production overhead – are all tracked in the Acumatica BOM and Routing feature, allowing you to take advantage of revision management for the most valid and accurate cost data.

Acumatica also supports:

Multiple costing methods (standard, average and actual)

Unlimited fixed and variable overhead costs, as well as tooling costs

Single level or multi-level BOM cost roll