Job Shop manufacturing covers a broad group of different kinds of manufacturing. Job shop pricing for Business Central implementations cover businesses who either run their shops like a project manufacturer (mostly one-off jobs) or a production manufacturer (more repeat jobs). Unlike production manufacturers, job shops do not have complex inventory requirements and inventory management is very basic at all levels.
For the Job Shop that is mostly one-off oriented to implement Business Central we recommend using the basic version of Sabre’s certified ETO addon. The bronze level handles that well. Silver is better for customers who need more repetitive production type manufacturing.
Some customers need extras (or are looking for something between two tiers). You can choose from the addons at the bottom of this page to customize your implementation.
Finally, a one-size-fits-all for Business Central Job Shop Manufacturing pricing doesn’t really exist. Larger teams always lead to more complex projects and smaller teams are simpler. Sabre has removed support, project management, and custom one-on-one tutoring and coaching from our fixed price. Instead, customers pay an in-project fee called Project Excellence to cover all these costs. This means smaller customers pay less, and larger customers pay more – which makes the pricing equitable and more accurate.
The Small Print
Project Excellence is USD $140.00 per user per month during training – minimum 10 users.
Only custom programming or on-site activities are not included in your fixed project costs.
Bronze job shop pricing is meant for smaller or simpler businesses that do not need complex production manufacturing capabilities and very simple inventory.
This project is great to get off the ground quickly with an “out of the box” implementation of all the basic features, leaving anything more advanced for phase 2.
No significant customizations are supported in Bronze projects. No ISV / 3rd party addons will be used.
Silver is meant for a more complex job shop manufacturer with an extensive manufacturing capability who might need basic inventory management and warehousing.
This project still focuses on “out of the box” but leaves more room for advanced features and opens the door to somewhat complex customizations or 3rd party addons.
Limited customizations are supported in Silver projects. Selected ISV / 3rd Party addons are included. Programming fees and ISV addon licenses are always extra.
Gold job shop manufacturing pricing is for projects with features like lot/serial tracking and more complex material requirements planning or scheduling.
Gold projects are eligible to train almost all features of Business Central as well as being eligible to complete complex integrations if required.
Customizations of almost any type are supported in Gold projects. Most ISV / 3rd party addons are available. Programming fees and ISV addon licenses are always extra.
General Ledger Basics, Posting Group Concepts and Setup, Standard P&L and Balance Sheet
Tax Use and Setup
Cash Management, Bank Reconciliation, Bank Maintenance
Vendors, AP, Vendor Payments, Customers, AR, Deposits, and Cash Receipts
Manufacturing Concepts for Accountants – Production Costing, WIP, COGS
Foreign Currency (for Canadian Businesses)
Dimensional Analysis Overview/Setup
Sales Quotes, Sales Orders, Shipments, Ship-to-Address, National Accounts
Available to Promise and Capable to Promise
Drop Shipping, Blanket Purchase and Sales Orders, Delivery Calendars, Transfer Orders
Planning Worksheet MRP, Advanced Planning Settings
Bin Management and Warehouse Complexity Level 3, Transfer Orders, Warehouse Shipments
Variants, Lots, and Serial Numbers
Warehouse Picks, Put-Aways, Moves, Receipts
Dynamics 365 Sales Professional Quickstart
Production Order Processing, Bills of Material, Routings
Work Centers, Work Center Capacities, Flushing Methods
Firm Planned and Released Production Orders
Planning Worksheet for Production (MPS), Routing Link Codes
Product Families, Machine Centers, Machine Center Capacities
Assembly Bill of Material, Assemble to Order, Assemble to Stock
Jobs, Job Tasks, Job Planning Lines
Job Cost Collection, Labor Collection, Buy to Job, Project Complete Costing
Time Card Reporting, Job Journal Entry
Job Budgets vs Actuals
Word Template Training
Data Loading Training
Netronic Jobs Scheduler Training and Setup
Shop Floor Insights Core Training
Shop Floor Insights Quality and Payroll Setup and Integration
Warehouse Insights WMS Basic Setup and Training, Warehouse Shipments, Receiving vs POs, Picks, PutAways
Configure an additional operating company with the same G/L and identical customizations, the same functionality, and report layouts. Used when you have 2 or more manufacturing facilities that are a separate legal entity.
Implement Complexity 3 Warehouse management as defined in Business Central Design Details for Warehouse Management. Introduces warehouse shipments, movements, picks, and put-aways. Requires Silver or Gold.
Add and configure service management in Business Central. Service Orders, Service Quotes, Service Dispatching, Service Items, Resources, Service Contracts, Root Cause, Failure Codes, Service Charges
Configure Intercompany operations in Business Central, including General Journals, Purchases, Sales, and other standard IC functions. Included in IC Setup are 2 operating companies (as if you choose the Additional Operating Co. addon) plus one consolidation Co.
If you have tractor-fed checks, MICR printed, or otherwise use a non-standard (not a laser printed, pre-printed check with one of Check/Stub/Stub, Stub/Stub/Check or Stub/Check/Stub format) you will need this addon.
ExpandIT Field Service Essentials implementation. Includes the installation fees for setup of a single business unit with ExpandIT, excludes all software fees. Training and implementation cover the use of ExpandIT Scheduling, Data Collection Setup, Field Service mobile device, etc.
Addon production manufacturing features BOM, Routing, Production Order Management, Flushing, Planning Worksheet for MPS and MRP. This is only required for businesses with extensive manufacturing equipment.
Implementation of Insightworks Shop Floor Warehousing Wi-Fi Barcode Scanning. Requires Core Warehousing or Complex Warehousing depending on features required.
Insight Works software licenses and devices are extra.
Implement full Complexity 6 Warehouse management as defined in Business Central Design Details for Warehouse Management.
This is the most advanced warehousing, usually reserved for distribution and make-to-stock manufacturing.
Requires Core Warehousing.
Implementation of the Netronic Advanced Production Scheduler (APS) for production. Requires Silver level. Includes installation, setup, configuration, and scenario testing with your team.
Netronic software licenses extra.
We answer this question in a blog meant to help you determine how many users you will need. You can read it here.
You have to pay for Project Excellence based on the number of FULL users you will go live with. This is the only way to fairly measure the size of your business and therefore the extra costs that will be associated with the project. Project Excellence is meant to capture the price difference between a large customer with many users to be trained and a small customer with few.
We have found that customers complete many “phase 2” activities on their own with just the continuing support from Sabre after the project ends. Sometimes a small amount of extra support can be added for brief periods to facilitate continuous process improvement with your team. This is by far the best way to achieve phase 2 activities. Measure the return on investment of each extra task, and execute them so long as they make sense to do.
Sabre wants to help your business with ongoing continuous improvement in Business Central. We offer Business Excellence, our premium support program. The cost is USD $70.00 and it is mandatory for the 12 months after your project ends. Business Excellence entitles you to several benefits:
– Unlimited email and remote support incidents
– Unlimited coaching and consulting engagements (first come first serve)
– Use of our Business Excellence addon module with dozens of helpful features
Business Central Engineer to order implementation projects are made up of three phases – Implementation, Go-Live, and Transition. Implementation varies depending on the tier of your project. Bronze tends to be 5 months, Silver is 7 months and Gold is 9 months in length. Go-Live is one month. Transition is two months.
The average Silver project is 7 months of implementation, followed by a go-live with 1 month of intense support and then 2 months of transition.
Customers who want to add more resources to a project and dedicate more hours can shorten that time significantly. There is a limit on how fast any ERP project can go – usually based on decision making, testing, and training hours available to your team.
Production manufacturing is used in high volume, repetitive manufacturing environments. Engineer to order pricing is designed for ETO manufacturers who almost never make repeat production or even small batches of identical items. If you do make repetitive parts (for components you use yourself or to sell to customers) you probably want Production Manufacturing Pricing or Project Manufacturing Pricing instead.
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