Productivity Analysis Tool in Sage ERP

Organization are adopting and implementing ERP Systems for operational and process streamlining. One of the most important feature of an ERP System is to Standardize and Automate Business processes and assist in the analysis of the resource’s productivity. Productivity stands for a measurement of Quality of resource in process of producing of good and services. In service as well manufacturing industry, productive resource plays a vital role to organization growth, increase profitability and utilization of organization’s assets.

For any kind of growth, an analysis is required and especially productivity analysis. If done manually, this can take a lot of time of the admin and the management. Hence, it is required that every management team uses a Productivity Analysis Tool for better analysis and insight in their productivity. Now if this Productivity Analysis tool is readily available in the ERP system itself which the organization uses, it will give the management a much better analysis since the time spent in export and import of data is negligible and the enterprise system itself works for the management.

This kind of a tool is very beneficial for the MNC and SMEs alike. Since both of them want to grow and see regularly how are their resources doing and what steps can they take to increase their productivity.

The Manufacturing module of Sage 300 provides you with the facility to configure estimated Setup time, run and clean time of a resource. You can define these estimated requirements in the form of minutes or hours. These resource wise minutes or hours are captured by system for each Manufacturing Order or Job Card in Sage 300. You can configure operation or process wise time required for each resource.

In the manufacturing module of Sage 300 ERP, the Bill of material option provides you with the facilities to define dimensions product wise, operation wise and resource estimated time required to produce the goods or services. At the time of processing of Manufacturing Order or Job card you can enter actual time invested by resource.

You can do real time comparison between estimated v/s actual hours invested by the resource to analysis the productivity of the resources. User can also use Sage 300 ERP’s tracking which is operation wise or process wise with the estimated v/s actual hours of employee, so you can easily track and find out in which operation employee performing poor, good or average manner.

Thus, Sage 300 ERP helps the organization to conduct training or development session to improve the productivity of the employee.

To know more about the Productivity Analysis Tool in an ERP system, SMS SAGE to 56767. You can also write to Sage Software Solutions Pvt Ltd at

Originally published at on October 8, 2015.