Vero Releases Javelin 2018 R2

Vero Software has released 2018 R2 release of Javelin ERP/MRP production control system. This release contains items of new and enhanced functionality with main updates in Javelin’s core business control competencies.

In addition to existing warnings and error messages about non-compliance within operations, the latest release includes a Part Status, which allows the user to create their own warnings. Javelin account manager Andy Mills explains that they can be specific to clients. He said that examples would be where a part is pending, or a review is coming up. The operator can add a pre-warning, which flashes up on screens such as sales orders, purchase orders and works orders.

A major reworking of stock check separates recording the physical and financial changes into two phases, meaning errors are verified and corrected quicker and easier.

A price book button has been added to the part enquiry so that the price can be amended quickly and easily. And changes have been made to the bulk contract functionality, enabling updates to be made to active data while the system is live. Also, parameters and variables…which previously appeared in the order they were put into the system…now have a sequence number, so the operator can specify the order.

A general enhancement throughout Javelin 2018 R2 puts icons on to many key screens, defined by item type, product group, responsibility code, or part status.

The advanced scheduler was originally introduced three years ago, running in time sequence down to ten millionths of a second, with the results appearing on the planning board. The latest version includes a valuable Undo button for the last action. And, following client feedback, the Horizon now defaults to the end of the current calendar year instead of ten years, as in previous editions.

Contract costing runs are now managed from the command line, so they can be scheduled to run overnight.

A number of enhancements to CRM include an autogenerated 15-character reference on the front page, and booking dates as an optional field which defaults to due date, but can also change to range or location. The Add Prospect is now auto populated when the first item is added to the opportunity…and the delivery date/time display has switched to just the date, for easier reporting.

Works order and purchase order reporting on MRP has been made easier, along with the ability for MAP data to be expanded. And responsibility code and planner ranges have been added to the suggested WO reports, with responsibility code and buyer ranges to the WO report.

It is now possible to add 9,999 lines to the PO.

The supplier default ancillary charge can now be defined against a supplier, automatically added to all new purchase orders. And crystal templates will now generate reject notes.

Sales order copy now allows a new due date or promise date to apply to all lines at once. The addition of an optional reference date on each SO line gives users the ability to add specific items, especially for reporting purposes. Andy Mills says it is a free date field which does not take part in any calculations.

The SO Enquiry screen is larger in Javelin 2018 R2, showing more information at once, including line comments.

On Work In Progress, the Split Works Order has been streamlined providing the most efficient way of splitting a WO. And WO deletion includes several new range options, along with options to delete unstarted or complete orders.

Non-productive booking, such as lunch breaks, is now defined within shift patterns, so supervisors can see them across the shift, instead of needing to access each operative’s record. These breaks can automatically take the break duration from the work orders that the employee has been booked onto.

Finally, a number of system changes include additional security measures giving management more control over access to the Javelin database for Crystal Reports…and employee absence data is further restricted, which will assist with GDPR compliance.

An enhancement to the PowerUser Licence Reservation function means an Administrator or Manager may now have reserved a number of licenses, so they can always be able to access the system.

Concluding, Andy Mills says the overall ethos behind the changes in Javelin 2018 R2 is to improve efficiency and reduce time taken to perform tasks. “It shows our continuing commitment to refine the software so users can optimize their business operations and see a live snapshot at all times.

About Vero Software

Headquartered in England, Vero Software designs, develops, and supplies CAD/CAM/CAE software enhancing the efficiency of design and manufacturing processes, providing its customers with exceptional value through high productivity gains and significantly reducing time to market. The company’s world-renowned brands include Alphacam, Cabinet Vision, Edgecam, Machining STRATEGIST, PEPS, Radan, SMIRT, SURFCAM, WorkNC and VISI, along with the production control MRP system Javelin. Despite the diversity of application, these solutions have one thing in common: they all address the rising challenges of achieving manufacturing efficiencies and bring huge value to the operations in which they are deployed.

Vero has direct offices in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, USA, Brazil, Netherlands, China, South Korea, Spain and India supplying products to more than 45 countries through its wholly owned subsidiaries and reseller network.

Vero is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications. Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge and customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems that deliver actionable information. They are used in a broad range of vital industries.

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