FORWARD ERP

A Cost-effective, Highly Flexible, User-Friendly and Efficient ERP Solution 

Cutting Edge Technology

Forward ERP is a comprehensive and single-source Enterprise Resource Planning solution, based on cutting-edge technology and innovative ideas. Forward ERP provides leading ERP solutions for organisations in all major industries.

Fully Integrated Solution

Forward ERP offers a fully integrated solution that provides complete control over the planning and execution of business processes and activities. It is scalable from just a few users to hundreds of concurrent users and provides a cost-effective solution using cutting-edge technology.

What we do

Forward ERP provides leading ERP solutions

It offers a fully integrated real-time solution that ensures complete control over the planning, management and execution of your business processes and activities.

We currently serve a diverse range of clients across multiple industries such as:

  • Manufacturers
  • Distributers
  • Online retailers
  • Service providers

Among our distinctive features are:

  • Comprehensive and dynamic reporting views
  • Barcode label printing and scanning
  • Integrated Radio frequency (RF) scanner system

Functionality

Accounts Payable
Manage all transactions regarding payments of both local and international suppliers and vendors.
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Budgeting
Create and compare yearly financial plans of all incomes and expenditures across multiple concurrent ledgers and sales budgets.
Read more
Fixed Assets
Manage and track all fixed assets across multiple business units
Read more
Financial Ratios
Gain financial insights from financial statements using quantitative methods.
Read more
Ledger Tax Report
Simplify tax filing with system-generated tax reports
Read more
Credit Management
Manage and maintain credit limits for both customer and supplier accounts.
Read more
Business Units
Create and maintain profit and cost centres within an organisation.
Read more
Accounts Receivable
Manage all transactions regarding accounts of both local and international debtors.
Read more
Cashbook
Manage all cash flow transactions and easily perform bank reconciliations.
Read more
Financial Reporting (ledger-based)
View custom-designed general ledger-based reports in real time.
Read more
General Ledger
Manage and maintain general ledger accounts per business unit.
Read more
Manual Journals and Standard Journals
Make use of manual journals in the case when the sourcing process is managed outside of Forward ERP.
Read more
Multi-Currency
Trade with customers and suppliers in their native currency
Read more
Availability
Continuous availability, through month-end and year-end processes.
Read more
Accounts Payable
Manage all transactions regarding payments of both local and international suppliers and vendors.
Read more
Budgeting
Create and compare yearly financial plans of all incomes and expenditures across multiple concurrent ledgers and sales budgets.
Read more
Fixed Assets
Manage and track all fixed assets across multiple business units
Read more
Financial Ratios
Gain financial insights from financial statements using quantitative methods.
Read more
Ledger Tax Report
Simplify tax filing with system-generated tax reports
Read more
Credit Management
Manage and maintain credit limits for both customer and supplier accounts.
Read more
Business Units
Create and maintain profit and cost centres within an organisation.
Read more
Accounts Receivable
Manage all transactions regarding accounts of both local and international debtors.
Read more
Cashbook
Manage all cash flow transactions and easily perform bank reconciliations.
Read more
Financial Reporting (ledger-based)
View custom-designed general ledger-based reports in real time.
Read more
General Ledger
Manage and maintain general ledger accounts per business unit.
Read more
Manual Journals and Standard Journals
Make use of manual journals in the case when the sourcing process is managed outside of Forward ERP.
Read more
Multi-Currency
Trade with customers and suppliers in their native currency
Read more
Availability
Continuous availability, through month-end and year-end processes.
Read more
Manufacturing Orders and Components
Create and maintain manufacturing orders, as well as the materials and components needed to complete the order, all from a single form.
Read more
Substitution of Materials
Substitute components with generic or specific alternatives.
Read more
Costing & Closing
Planned costing is calculated from all the planning details for an order and all manufacturing variances are calculated once the order is closed off.
Read more
Phase Out of Materials
Replace a specific component with another by using predetermined fixed rules within manufacturing orders.
Read more
Item Structure Costing
Simulate and compare costs of multiple bills of material, which can also be used as planned costs for manufacturing orders.
Read more
Scrap and Rework
Manage all scrap and rework-related transactions and operations with the relevant predefined reason codes.
Read more
Work in Progress
Experience full visibility of all work-in-progress goods.
Read more
Bill of Material
Create multiple active item structures for finished goods items and include a predetermined waste percentage for each component.
Read more
Manufacturing Operations
Set up customised manufacturing operations per order according to specified routing and capture actual time and cost from the shop floor in real-time via mobile scanners or biometric feedback.
Read more
By-products and Co-products
Manufacture by-products and co-products.
Read more
Outsourced Manufacturing
Manage specific outsourced manufacturing tasks.
Read more
Manufacturing Schedule
Schedule manually planned manufacturing orders and have them visually represented in a Gantt chart.
Read more
Shifts & Clocking, Shop Floor Data Collection
Set up shifts and scheduled non-productive times for specific work centres and perform clocking of manufacturing operations via scanning or biometric readers.
Read more
Manufacturing Orders and Components
Create and maintain manufacturing orders, as well as the materials and components needed to complete the order, all from a single form.
Read more
Substitution of Materials
Substitute components with generic or specific alternatives.
Read more
Costing & Closing
Planned costing is calculated from all the planning details for an order and all manufacturing variances are calculated once the order is closed off.
Read more
Phase Out of Materials
Replace a specific component with another by using predetermined fixed rules within manufacturing orders.
Read more
Item Structure Costing
Simulate and compare costs of multiple bills of material, which can also be used as planned costs for manufacturing orders.
Read more
Scrap and Rework
Manage all scrap and rework-related transactions and operations with the relevant predefined reason codes.
Read more
Work in Progress
Experience full visibility of all work-in-progress goods.
Read more
Bill of Material
Create multiple active item structures for finished goods items and include a predetermined waste percentage for each component.
Read more
Manufacturing Operations
Set up customised manufacturing operations per order according to specified routing and capture actual time and cost from the shop floor in real-time via mobile scanners or biometric feedback.
Read more
By-products and Co-products
Manufacture by-products and co-products.
Read more
Outsourced Manufacturing
Manage specific outsourced manufacturing tasks.
Read more
Manufacturing Schedule
Schedule manually planned manufacturing orders and have them visually represented in a Gantt chart.
Read more
Shifts & Clocking, Shop Floor Data Collection
Set up shifts and scheduled non-productive times for specific work centres and perform clocking of manufacturing operations via scanning or biometric readers.
Read more
Project Work Breakpoint Structure
Manage projects and their deliverables as well as team member roles.
Read more
Budgets
Manage and maintain project budgets within specified financial periods.
Read more
Time and Material billing
Use predefined billing rate matrices to convert expenses automatically to accounts receivable invoices.
Read more
Timesheets
Gather timesheets for all active projects, being either billable, non-billable or fixed-price contract projects.
Read more
Repetitive Billing
Control repetitive billing by defining billing frequencies and escalation policies.
Read more
Fixed price contracts and projects
Manage fixed-price contracts and projects.
Read more
Project Work Breakpoint Structure
Manage projects and their deliverables as well as team member roles.
Read more
Budgets
Manage and maintain project budgets within specified financial periods.
Read more
Time and Material billing
Use predefined billing rate matrices to convert expenses automatically to accounts receivable invoices.
Read more
Timesheets
Gather timesheets for all active projects, being either billable, non-billable or fixed-price contract projects.
Read more
Repetitive Billing
Control repetitive billing by defining billing frequencies and escalation policies.
Read more
Fixed price contracts and projects
Manage fixed-price contracts and projects.
Read more
MRP
Material Resource Planning is used to calculate stock shortages and to suggest replenishment orders based on the current supply and demand (purchase and manufacturing orders).
Learn more
Landed Cost Tracking
Improve the visibility and control over expenses of imported goods by using shipment tracking. It displays the progress and estimated arrival times, as well as the actual total additional costs involved.
Read more
Stock Reorder Interface
An alternative to MRP, especially if the integrity of planning data is not yet verified.
Read more
MRP
Material Resource Planning is used to calculate stock shortages and to suggest replenishment orders based on the current supply and demand (purchase and manufacturing orders).
Learn more
Landed Cost Tracking
Improve the visibility and control over expenses of imported goods by using shipment tracking. It displays the progress and estimated arrival times, as well as the actual total additional costs involved.
Read more
Stock Reorder Interface
An alternative to MRP, especially if the integrity of planning data is not yet verified.
Read more
Sales orders and Quotations
Create quotations and sales orders for stock, non-stock and manufactured items and optionally link the order to a dependent supply.
Read more
Bulk Sales Order Activate
The ability to activate quotations and orders in bulk.
Read more
Credit Management
Apply credit limit checking on the individual organisation or organisation group level on order form.
Read more
Purchase Orders and Request for Quotation
Request for quotations and place purchase orders with suppliers for stock, non-stock (services and consumables) or sub-contracted goods.
Read more
Job Card
Use job cards for the repair, enhancement or manufacture of items, including serialised items.
Read more
Sales orders and Quotations
Create quotations and sales orders for stock, non-stock and manufactured items and optionally link the order to a dependent supply.
Read more
Bulk Sales Order Activate
The ability to activate quotations and orders in bulk.
Read more
Credit Management
Apply credit limit checking on the individual organisation or organisation group level on order form.
Read more
Purchase Orders and Request for Quotation
Request for quotations and place purchase orders with suppliers for stock, non-stock (services and consumables) or sub-contracted goods.
Read more
Job Card
Use job cards for the repair, enhancement or manufacture of items, including serialised items.
Read more
Financial Calendar
Define financial calendar as per company policy.
Read more
Permissions
Predefine permissions per user or create set permission templates to be applied to certain person roles.
Read more
Financial Calendar
Define financial calendar as per company policy.
Read more
Permissions
Predefine permissions per user or create set permission templates to be applied to certain person roles.
Read more
MS Office Suite
Utilise the native integration in MS Office components.
Read more
Data Migration and Consolidation
Migrate external take-on data in bulk into Forward ERP and consolidate current Forward ERP data to different Forward ERP databases.
Read more
MS Office Suite
Utilise the native integration in MS Office components.
Read more
Data Migration and Consolidation
Migrate external take-on data in bulk into Forward ERP and consolidate current Forward ERP data to different Forward ERP databases.
Read more
Items
Create and maintain items and all their classifications and unit of measure conversions.
Read more
Warehouses
Create multiple warehouses with either predefined or dynamic bin locations.
Read more
Stock Transactions
Conduct various stock enquiries and transactions and always have real-time data seamlessly integrated into the general ledger.
Read more
Stock Count
Create either manual or real-time stock counts with full audit trails available.
Read more
Customer or Supplier Owned Stock
Manage and conduct stock transactions with customer and supplier-owned stock.
Read more
Non-Conformance Reports
Create and maintain non-conformances with detailed descriptions of the root cause as well as preventative measures to be put in place.
Read more
Stock Transfers
Track the physical movement of stock between different locations.
Read more
Transfer between sites Tracking
Move stock from one branch or sister company to another and track the stock even when in transit.
Read more
Tracking Units
Create contained stock as user-defined types such as pallets or crates.
Read more
External Tracking
Track location and history of serial and batch numbers at client-supplier sites
Read more
Items
Create and maintain items and all their classifications and unit of measure conversions.
Read more
Warehouses
Create multiple warehouses with either predefined or dynamic bin locations.
Read more
Stock Transactions
Conduct various stock enquiries and transactions and always have real-time data seamlessly integrated into the general ledger.
Read more
Stock Count
Create either manual or real-time stock counts with full audit trails available.
Read more
Customer or Supplier Owned Stock
Manage and conduct stock transactions with customer and supplier-owned stock.
Read more
Non-Conformance Reports
Create and maintain non-conformances with detailed descriptions of the root cause as well as preventative measures to be put in place.
Read more
Stock Transfers
Track the physical movement of stock between different locations.
Read more
Transfer between sites Tracking
Move stock from one branch or sister company to another and track the stock even when in transit.
Read more
Tracking Units
Create contained stock as user-defined types such as pallets or crates.
Read more
External Tracking
Track location and history of serial and batch numbers at client-supplier sites
Read more
Dispatch Management
Manage the dispatch of stock to customers or between branches via mobile scanners for real-time transacting.
Read more
Warehouse Transfer Requisition
Manage the movement of stock between different branch sites
Read more
Delivery Tracking
Internal delivery tracking with a user-defined workflow that concludes after receiving proof of delivery which is a scanned image or document linked to the transaction for ease of locating it for any future requests.
Read more
Dispatch Management
Manage the dispatch of stock to customers or between branches via mobile scanners for real-time transacting.
Read more
Warehouse Transfer Requisition
Manage the movement of stock between different branch sites
Read more
Delivery Tracking
Internal delivery tracking with a user-defined workflow that concludes after receiving proof of delivery which is a scanned image or document linked to the transaction for ease of locating it for any future requests.
Read more
Report Screen
View both standard as well as customised report formats as required.
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Data Grid
View dynamic and flexible spreadsheet-like reports for advanced manipulation and analysis.
Read more
Report Screen
View both standard as well as customised report formats as required.
Read more
Data Grid
View dynamic and flexible spreadsheet-like reports for advanced manipulation and analysis.
Read more
Customers and Suppliers
Manage both customer and supplier records, trading attributes and credit management details.
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Contact information
Maintain both customer and supplier particulars of multiple contact persons.
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Customers and Suppliers
Manage both customer and supplier records, trading attributes and credit management details.
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Contact information
Maintain both customer and supplier particulars of multiple contact persons.
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Shop floor stations
Use the touchscreen, biometric or serial scanner-enabled shop floor interface to view and record order lines, materials and operations
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Shop floor stations
Use the touchscreen, biometric or serial scanner-enabled shop floor interface to view and record order lines, materials and operations
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Integrated RF Scanner System
A fully integrated RF Scanner system within Forward ERP
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Scanner Transactions
Multiple transactions can be conducted on the scanner functions instead of on the desktop Forward ERP interface.
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Barcode Label Printing
The operation of the scanner system is accompanied by the ability to print barcode labels.
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Integration
No requirement for a separate scanner system which saves initial and ongoing costs and complexities on other integrations.
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Integrated RF Scanner System
A fully integrated RF Scanner system within Forward ERP
Read more
Scanner Transactions
Multiple transactions can be conducted on the scanner functions instead of on the desktop Forward ERP interface.
Read more
Barcode Label Printing
The operation of the scanner system is accompanied by the ability to print barcode labels.
Read more
Integration
No requirement for a separate scanner system which saves initial and ongoing costs and complexities on other integrations.
Read more
Sales Order Integration
A functionality that is fully integrated with the order system to ensure only valid orders and quantities are accepted.
Read more
Transporter Integration
Predefine and indicate transport contractors per order.
Read more
Weighbridge Integration
Allows for interfaces to several weighbridges to retrieve data directly.
Read more
Camera/Images
Link images from the weighbridge to the order and delivery note on Forward ERP.
Read more
Sales Order Integration
A functionality that is fully integrated with the order system to ensure only valid orders and quantities are accepted.
Read more
Transporter Integration
Predefine and indicate transport contractors per order.
Read more
Weighbridge Integration
Allows for interfaces to several weighbridges to retrieve data directly.
Read more
Camera/Images
Link images from the weighbridge to the order and delivery note on Forward ERP.
Read more
Document imaging
Intelligent barcode recognition for particular barcode data to be read into Forward ERP.
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File link
Paperless filing system to link files to specific functions within Forward ERP.
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Document imaging
Intelligent barcode recognition for particular barcode data to be read into Forward ERP.
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File link
Paperless filing system to link files to specific functions within Forward ERP.
Read more

Using the Mobile App

Customer Visits
Log, schedule, track and record all customer visits.
Read more
Order Requests
Capture sales quotes with current pricing.
Read more
Data Maintenance
Maintain customer and contact person details.
Read more
Sales Leads
Maintain sales leads details.
Read more
Additional Features
Place calls, manage emails, get directions from Google Maps and view custom reports via the app.
Read more
General/Technical Features
Currently an Android and online mode only app to ensure real-time data.
Read more

Using the Forward Console

Field Sales Console
Get a dashboard overview of all visits, sales leads and orders and track the sales reps’ activities.
Read more
Customer visits, Sales Leads and Meetings
Maintain visits, sales leads and plan meetings.
Read more

Using the Mobile App

Customer Visits
Log, schedule, track and record all customer visits.
Read more
Order Requests
Capture sales quotes with current pricing.
Read more
Data Maintenance
Maintain customer and contact person details.
Read more
Sales Leads
Maintain sales leads details.
Read more
Additional Features
Place calls, manage emails, get directions from Google Maps and view custom reports via the app.
Read more
General/Technical Features
Currently an Android and online mode only app to ensure real-time data.
Read more

Using the Forward Console

Field Sales Console
Get a dashboard overview of all visits, sales leads and orders and track the sales reps’ activities.
Read more
Customer visits, Sales Leads and Meetings
Maintain visits, sales leads and plan meetings.
Read more

Administrative Functionality List (PDF)

Characteristics (PDF)

Financial Functionality List (PDF)

Inventory Management (PDF)

Manufacturing and Inventory Functionality List (PDF)

Manufacturing (PDF)

Transactional and Reporting Functionality List (PDF)

Accounts Payable
Manage all transactions regarding payments of both local and international suppliers and vendors.
Read more
Budgeting
Create and compare yearly financial plans of all incomes and expenditures across multiple concurrent ledgers and sales budgets.
Read more
Fixed Assets
Manage and track all fixed assets across multiple business units
Read more
Financial Ratios
Gain financial insights from financial statements using quantitative methods.
Read more
Ledger Tax Report
Simplify tax filing with system-generated tax reports
Read more
Credit Management
Manage and maintain credit limits for both customer and supplier accounts.
Read more
Business Units
Create and maintain profit and cost centres within an organisation.
Read more
Accounts Receivable
Manage all transactions regarding accounts of both local and international debtors.
Read more
Cashbook
Manage all cash flow transactions and easily perform bank reconciliations.
Read more
Financial Reporting (ledger-based)
View custom-designed general ledger-based reports in real time.
Read more
General Ledger
Manage and maintain general ledger accounts per business unit.
Read more
Manual Journals and Standard Journals
Make use of manual journals in the case when the sourcing process is managed outside of Forward ERP.
Read more
Multi-Currency
Trade with customers and suppliers in their native currency
Read more
Availability
Continuous availability, through month-end and year-end processes.
Read more
Accounts Payable
Manage all transactions regarding payments of both local and international suppliers and vendors.
Read more
Budgeting
Create and compare yearly financial plans of all incomes and expenditures across multiple concurrent ledgers and sales budgets.
Read more
Fixed Assets
Manage and track all fixed assets across multiple business units
Read more
Financial Ratios
Gain financial insights from financial statements using quantitative methods.
Read more
Ledger Tax Report
Simplify tax filing with system-generated tax reports
Read more
Credit Management
Manage and maintain credit limits for both customer and supplier accounts.
Read more
Business Units
Create and maintain profit and cost centres within an organisation.
Read more
Accounts Receivable
Manage all transactions regarding accounts of both local and international debtors.
Read more
Cashbook
Manage all cash flow transactions and easily perform bank reconciliations.
Read more
Financial Reporting (ledger-based)
View custom-designed general ledger-based reports in real time.
Read more
General Ledger
Manage and maintain general ledger accounts per business unit.
Read more
Manual Journals and Standard Journals
Make use of manual journals in the case when the sourcing process is managed outside of Forward ERP.
Read more
Multi-Currency
Trade with customers and suppliers in their native currency
Read more
Availability
Continuous availability, through month-end and year-end processes.
Read more
Manufacturing Orders and Components
Create and maintain manufacturing orders, as well as the materials and components needed to complete the order, all from a single form.
Read more
Substitution of Materials
Substitute components with generic or specific alternatives.
Read more
Costing & Closing
Planned costing is calculated from all the planning details for an order and all manufacturing variances are calculated once the order is closed off.
Read more
Phase Out of Materials
Replace a specific component with another by using predetermined fixed rules within manufacturing orders.
Read more
Item Structure Costing
Simulate and compare costs of multiple bills of material, which can also be used as planned costs for manufacturing orders.
Read more
Scrap and Rework
Manage all scrap and rework-related transactions and operations with the relevant predefined reason codes.
Read more
Work in Progress
Experience full visibility of all work-in-progress goods.
Read more
Bill of Material
Create multiple active item structures for finished goods items and include a predetermined waste percentage for each component.
Read more
Manufacturing Operations
Set up customised manufacturing operations per order according to specified routing and capture actual time and cost from the shop floor in real-time via mobile scanners or biometric feedback.
Read more
By-products and Co-products
Manufacture by-products and co-products.
Read more
Outsourced Manufacturing
Manage specific outsourced manufacturing tasks.
Read more
Manufacturing Schedule
Schedule manually planned manufacturing orders and have them visually represented in a Gantt chart.
Read more
Shifts & Clocking, Shop Floor Data Collection
Set up shifts and scheduled non-productive times for specific work centres and perform clocking of manufacturing operations via scanning or biometric readers.
Read more
Manufacturing Orders and Components
Create and maintain manufacturing orders, as well as the materials and components needed to complete the order, all from a single form.
Read more
Substitution of Materials
Substitute components with generic or specific alternatives.
Read more
Costing & Closing
Planned costing is calculated from all the planning details for an order and all manufacturing variances are calculated once the order is closed off.
Read more
Phase Out of Materials
Replace a specific component with another by using predetermined fixed rules within manufacturing orders.
Read more
Item Structure Costing
Simulate and compare costs of multiple bills of material, which can also be used as planned costs for manufacturing orders.
Read more
Scrap and Rework
Manage all scrap and rework-related transactions and operations with the relevant predefined reason codes.
Read more
Work in Progress
Experience full visibility of all work-in-progress goods.
Read more
Bill of Material
Create multiple active item structures for finished goods items and include a predetermined waste percentage for each component.
Read more
Manufacturing Operations
Set up customised manufacturing operations per order according to specified routing and capture actual time and cost from the shop floor in real-time via mobile scanners or biometric feedback.
Read more
By-products and Co-products
Manufacture by-products and co-products.
Read more
Outsourced Manufacturing
Manage specific outsourced manufacturing tasks.
Read more
Manufacturing Schedule
Schedule manually planned manufacturing orders and have them visually represented in a Gantt chart.
Read more
Shifts & Clocking, Shop Floor Data Collection
Set up shifts and scheduled non-productive times for specific work centres and perform clocking of manufacturing operations via scanning or biometric readers.
Read more
Project Work Breakpoint Structure
Manage projects and their deliverables as well as team member roles.
Read more
Budgets
Manage and maintain project budgets within specified financial periods.
Read more
Time and Material billing
Use predefined billing rate matrices to convert expenses automatically to accounts receivable invoices.
Read more
Timesheets
Gather timesheets for all active projects, being either billable, non-billable or fixed-price contract projects.
Read more
Repetitive Billing
Control repetitive billing by defining billing frequencies and escalation policies.
Read more
Fixed price contracts and projects
Manage fixed-price contracts and projects.
Read more
Project Work Breakpoint Structure
Manage projects and their deliverables as well as team member roles.
Read more
Budgets
Manage and maintain project budgets within specified financial periods.
Read more
Time and Material billing
Use predefined billing rate matrices to convert expenses automatically to accounts receivable invoices.
Read more
Timesheets
Gather timesheets for all active projects, being either billable, non-billable or fixed-price contract projects.
Read more
Repetitive Billing
Control repetitive billing by defining billing frequencies and escalation policies.
Read more
Fixed price contracts and projects
Manage fixed-price contracts and projects.
Read more
MRP
Material Resource Planning is used to calculate stock shortages and to suggest replenishment orders based on the current supply and demand (purchase and manufacturing orders).
Learn more
Landed Cost Tracking
Improve the visibility and control over expenses of imported goods by using shipment tracking. It displays the progress and estimated arrival times, as well as the actual total additional costs involved.
Read more
Stock Reorder Interface
An alternative to MRP, especially if the integrity of planning data is not yet verified.
Read more
MRP
Material Resource Planning is used to calculate stock shortages and to suggest replenishment orders based on the current supply and demand (purchase and manufacturing orders).
Learn more
Landed Cost Tracking
Improve the visibility and control over expenses of imported goods by using shipment tracking. It displays the progress and estimated arrival times, as well as the actual total additional costs involved.
Read more
Stock Reorder Interface
An alternative to MRP, especially if the integrity of planning data is not yet verified.
Read more
Sales orders and Quotations
Create quotations and sales orders for stock, non-stock and manufactured items and optionally link the order to a dependent supply.
Read more
Bulk Sales Order Activate
The ability to activate quotations and orders in bulk.
Read more
Credit Management
Apply credit limit checking on the individual organisation or organisation group level on order form.
Read more
Purchase Orders and Request for Quotation
Request for quotations and place purchase orders with suppliers for stock, non-stock (services and consumables) or sub-contracted goods.
Read more
Job Card
Use job cards for the repair, enhancement or manufacture of items, including serialised items.
Read more
Sales orders and Quotations
Create quotations and sales orders for stock, non-stock and manufactured items and optionally link the order to a dependent supply.
Read more
Bulk Sales Order Activate
The ability to activate quotations and orders in bulk.
Read more
Credit Management
Apply credit limit checking on the individual organisation or organisation group level on order form.
Read more
Purchase Orders and Request for Quotation
Request for quotations and place purchase orders with suppliers for stock, non-stock (services and consumables) or sub-contracted goods.
Read more
Job Card
Use job cards for the repair, enhancement or manufacture of items, including serialised items.
Read more
Financial Calendar
Define financial calendar as per company policy.
Read more
Permissions
Predefine permissions per user or create set permission templates to be applied to certain person roles.
Read more
Financial Calendar
Define financial calendar as per company policy.
Read more
Permissions
Predefine permissions per user or create set permission templates to be applied to certain person roles.
Read more
MS Office Suite
Utilise the native integration in MS Office components.
Read more
Data Migration and Consolidation
Migrate external take-on data in bulk into Forward ERP and consolidate current Forward ERP data to different Forward ERP databases.
Read more
MS Office Suite
Utilise the native integration in MS Office components.
Read more
Data Migration and Consolidation
Migrate external take-on data in bulk into Forward ERP and consolidate current Forward ERP data to different Forward ERP databases.
Read more
Items
Create and maintain items and all their classifications and unit of measure conversions.
Read more
Warehouses
Create multiple warehouses with either predefined or dynamic bin locations.
Read more
Stock Transactions
Conduct various stock enquiries and transactions and always have real-time data seamlessly integrated into the general ledger.
Read more
Stock Count
Create either manual or real-time stock counts with full audit trails available.
Read more
Customer or Supplier Owned Stock
Manage and conduct stock transactions with customer and supplier-owned stock.
Read more
Non-Conformance Reports
Create and maintain non-conformances with detailed descriptions of the root cause as well as preventative measures to be put in place.
Read more
Stock Transfers
Track the physical movement of stock between different locations.
Read more
Transfer between sites Tracking
Move stock from one branch or sister company to another and track the stock even when in transit.
Read more
Tracking Units
Create contained stock as user-defined types such as pallets or crates.
Read more
External Tracking
Track location and history of serial and batch numbers at client-supplier sites
Read more
Items
Create and maintain items and all their classifications and unit of measure conversions.
Read more
Warehouses
Create multiple warehouses with either predefined or dynamic bin locations.
Read more
Stock Transactions
Conduct various stock enquiries and transactions and always have real-time data seamlessly integrated into the general ledger.
Read more
Stock Count
Create either manual or real-time stock counts with full audit trails available.
Read more
Customer or Supplier Owned Stock
Manage and conduct stock transactions with customer and supplier-owned stock.
Read more
Non-Conformance Reports
Create and maintain non-conformances with detailed descriptions of the root cause as well as preventative measures to be put in place.
Read more
Stock Transfers
Track the physical movement of stock between different locations.
Read more
Transfer between sites Tracking
Move stock from one branch or sister company to another and track the stock even when in transit.
Read more
Tracking Units
Create contained stock as user-defined types such as pallets or crates.
Read more
External Tracking
Track location and history of serial and batch numbers at client-supplier sites
Read more
Dispatch Management
Manage the dispatch of stock to customers or between branches via mobile scanners for real-time transacting.
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Warehouse Transfer Requisition
Manage the movement of stock between different branch sites
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Delivery Tracking
Internal delivery tracking with a user-defined workflow that concludes after receiving proof of delivery which is a scanned image or document linked to the transaction for ease of locating it for any future requests.
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Dispatch Management
Manage the dispatch of stock to customers or between branches via mobile scanners for real-time transacting.
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Warehouse Transfer Requisition
Manage the movement of stock between different branch sites
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Delivery Tracking
Internal delivery tracking with a user-defined workflow that concludes after receiving proof of delivery which is a scanned image or document linked to the transaction for ease of locating it for any future requests.
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Report Screen
View both standard as well as customised report formats as required.
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Data Grid
View dynamic and flexible spreadsheet-like reports for advanced manipulation and analysis.
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Report Screen
View both standard as well as customised report formats as required.
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Data Grid
View dynamic and flexible spreadsheet-like reports for advanced manipulation and analysis.
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Customers and Suppliers
Manage both customer and supplier records, trading attributes and credit management details.
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Contact information
Maintain both customer and supplier particulars of multiple contact persons.
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Customers and Suppliers
Manage both customer and supplier records, trading attributes and credit management details.
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Contact information
Maintain both customer and supplier particulars of multiple contact persons.
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Shop floor stations
Use the touchscreen, biometric or serial scanner-enabled shop floor interface to view and record order lines, materials and operations
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Shop floor stations
Use the touchscreen, biometric or serial scanner-enabled shop floor interface to view and record order lines, materials and operations
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Integrated RF Scanner System
A fully integrated RF Scanner system within Forward ERP
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Scanner Transactions
Multiple transactions can be conducted on the scanner functions instead of on the desktop Forward ERP interface.
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Barcode Label Printing
The operation of the scanner system is accompanied by the ability to print barcode labels.
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Integration
No requirement for a separate scanner system which saves initial and ongoing costs and complexities on other integrations.
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Integrated RF Scanner System
A fully integrated RF Scanner system within Forward ERP
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Scanner Transactions
Multiple transactions can be conducted on the scanner functions instead of on the desktop Forward ERP interface.
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Barcode Label Printing
The operation of the scanner system is accompanied by the ability to print barcode labels.
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Integration
No requirement for a separate scanner system which saves initial and ongoing costs and complexities on other integrations.
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Sales Order Integration
A functionality that is fully integrated with the order system to ensure only valid orders and quantities are accepted.
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Transporter Integration
Predefine and indicate transport contractors per order.
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Weighbridge Integration
Allows for interfaces to several weighbridges to retrieve data directly.
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Camera/Images
Link images from the weighbridge to the order and delivery note on Forward ERP.
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Sales Order Integration
A functionality that is fully integrated with the order system to ensure only valid orders and quantities are accepted.
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Transporter Integration
Predefine and indicate transport contractors per order.
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Weighbridge Integration
Allows for interfaces to several weighbridges to retrieve data directly.
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Camera/Images
Link images from the weighbridge to the order and delivery note on Forward ERP.
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Document imaging
Intelligent barcode recognition for particular barcode data to be read into Forward ERP.
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File link
Paperless filing system to link files to specific functions within Forward ERP.
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Document imaging
Intelligent barcode recognition for particular barcode data to be read into Forward ERP.
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File link
Paperless filing system to link files to specific functions within Forward ERP.
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Using the Mobile App

Customer Visits
Log, schedule, track and record all customer visits.
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Order Requests
Capture sales quotes with current pricing.
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Data Maintenance
Maintain customer and contact person details.
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Sales Leads
Maintain sales leads details.
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Additional Features
Place calls, manage emails, get directions from Google Maps and view custom reports via the app.
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General/Technical Features
Currently an Android and online mode only app to ensure real-time data.
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Using the Forward Console

Field Sales Console
Get a dashboard overview of all visits, sales leads and orders and track the sales reps’ activities.
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Customer visits, Sales Leads and Meetings
Maintain visits, sales leads and plan meetings.
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Using the Mobile App

Customer Visits
Log, schedule, track and record all customer visits.
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Order Requests
Capture sales quotes with current pricing.
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Data Maintenance
Maintain customer and contact person details.
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Sales Leads
Maintain sales leads details.
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Additional Features
Place calls, manage emails, get directions from Google Maps and view custom reports via the app.
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General/Technical Features
Currently an Android and online mode only app to ensure real-time data.
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Using the Forward Console

Field Sales Console
Get a dashboard overview of all visits, sales leads and orders and track the sales reps’ activities.
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Customer visits, Sales Leads and Meetings
Maintain visits, sales leads and plan meetings.
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Administrative Functionality List (PDF)

Characteristics (PDF)

Financial Functionality List (PDF)

Inventory Management (PDF)

Manufacturing and Inventory Functionality List (PDF)

Manufacturing (PDF)

Transactional and Reporting Functionality List (PDF)

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