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FOREMOST ERP Software For Manufacturers & Distributors

Ashwood Computer Company, Inc.
Provided by:Ashwood Computer Company, Inc.
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Version:Monolithic ERP Solution
FOREMOST is a complete ERP software solution developed for Manufacturers and Distributors with integrated accounting and reporting. Now enabled on IBM's pSeries, xSeries and Pure Systems, for rapid deployment with integrated expertise.
  • - Business Value

    Pattern Overview

    FOREMOST is a complete application software solution with an integrated accounting system developed specifically for Manufacturers and Distributors.

    Foremost is easily implemented and easily modified to meet the needs of growing companies with rapidly changing needs. The data retrieval and report generation capabilities of FOREMOST enable end-users and management to get their questions answered quickly and without a programmer's assistance.

    Any or all modules will function as stand-alone units or the link to provide a complete software solution for the manufacturer or distributor organization.

    The FOREMOST modules are:

      • General Ledger
      • Purchasing
      • Receiving
      • Work Order
      • Order Entry
      • Shipping
      • Executive Reports
      • User Defined Reports
      • Inventory
      • Payroll/Personnel
      • Accounts Receivable
      • Accounts Payable
      • Fixed Assets
      • Time and Attendance

    There is an optional Payroll ForeMost module available also for business that wish to maintain their own payroll.

    The new user interface is intuitive and minimizes end-user training requirements.

    Foremost license costs are not processor based, systems administration needs are minimal, on-going license and maintenance and support fees are low. Foremost implementations offer the lowest TCO of any comparable ERP system.

    Business Case

    The FOREMOST application suite of software modules was designed specifically to meet the needs of Manufacturers and Distributors. FOREMOST was initially designed by developers working directly with the end-users of the product. Each FOREMOST module addresses a specific need or requirement of an entity operating in today's world.

    FOREMOST is full featured and all modules are easily customized to meet the needs of each user site.

    For example, FOREMOST's applications will interface with popular third-party systems like ADP, Paychex, SAGE, Quick Books, Crystal Reports, Dynamics, Salesforce, UPS, Fed EX, etc. 

    There is an optional ForeMost Payroll module for companies who wish to maintain their own payroll which is easily modified for each client site to address their specific requirements and the constant annual changes to tax rules.

    ForeMost reports may be easily created and posted for access via a custom reports menu or ForeMost users can define and create their own reports with the built-in user defined reporting solution or ForeMost will interface with most popular third party reporting software applications.

    ForeMost was developed for use by companies where 'off the shelf' software solutions will not work. ForeMost adapts to fit your needs, requirements and processes so that you the customer do not have to change your business to fit your new ERP software. 

    ForeMost runs equally well on Unix, Linux or Windows based servers and DR, back-up and development systems are available for port to the server of choice. 

    Business Problem

    ForeMost helps to improve business controls, reduce costs and increase profit!

    Easy to use menus and 'favorites selections' empower end-users and expedite fulfillment of orders and project work improving customer service.

    With ForeMost businesses adapt to changes within minutes or hours rather than the days or weeks of wait many companies have become accustomed to.

  • -Technical Details

    Developed specifically for Manufacturers and Distributors, FOREMOST is a suite of software applications with an integrated accounting system comprised of separate modules which can be interfaced with the FOREMOST general ledger module to provide a complete system.

    FOREMOST is easy to install and utilize which minimizes end-user training.

    FOREMOST provides a simple, cost effective solution for any commercial entity wishing to implement and utilize a computerized accounting system.

  • - More Information

    Provider Information

    Name: Doug Owens


    Phone: 1-(513) 563-2800

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