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As with all industry specialisations, terminology is very specific. Whilst most terms are universal in their meaning, many can have a different meaning to different people, especially amongst Management Consultants and Accountants. Within these documents Caliach reserves the right to put its own definition on terms. For the avoidance of any doubt, you should test and explore the operation of the Caliach Vision ERP itself, using our demonstration software, to establish whether your definition of a term matches ours.

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Caliach Vision Features: Project Management and Training

Caliach Vision helps you through the delicate and often sizeable task of implementation. On-site training and consultancy can be provided to get you up and running, sometimes in just a few days.

  • The program comes with an extensive illustrated reference book, which is packed with ideas and suggestions as well as full functional details of the program.
  • The integrated data transfer utility can import your data from standard file formats. This means you can transfer data from an old system into Caliach Vision without re-keying. As it imports, it checks data validity and rejects illogical records. There is even a test function so you can make absolutely sure things are right before you load the data.

Caliach Vision can be implemented in stages with benefits accruing right from the start. Typically successful implementation strategies have fallen into three broad approaches:

  • The Big-Bang approach in which every facet and detail is prepared beforehand, all training completed, and a Go-Live date set for the change-over from existing systems.
  • The Mini-Big-Bang approach, in which all facets except the accounts package are implemented on the Go-Live date.
  • The Phased Introduction approach in which the main elements are introduced progressively over time.

The approach you choose will need to accommodate the particular situation of your business, taking into account any time and resource constraints. There are some general rules to follow:

  • Parts must be defined prior to BoMs, process routes, customer parts, purchase parts, engineering data and any processing data such as sales orders.
  • Customers must be defined before customer parts and sales orders can be created.
  • Suppliers must be defined before purchase parts and purchase orders can be created.
  • Work centres must be defined before process routes can be created.
  • Work orders need parts to be defined but have minimal use unless BoMs are available.
  • A physical stock take is generally needed at the point of going live.