Ascent ERP Overview
Ascent ERP is an end-to-end platform for enterprise resource planning (ERP) that’s 100% native to Salesforce.com. Salesforce.com provides the platform, a place where business data resides as well as the tools to access that data. Salesforce.com is in the cloud, which means your company is not encumbered by managing the physical aspects of your data in your facility – Salesforce handles that. Being 100% native means that your customer data never leaves the security of Salesforce.
Ascent ERP provides small, mid-sized businesses and enterprises with a complete view of the middle and back office operations. It will allow you to manage the supply chain, enabling purchasing, operations, warehouse, sales, service and finance teams to take control over their inventory and order management, replenishment, warehouse mobility, and returns.
Salesforce.com also has a rich CRM (customer relationship management) and Customer Service set of functionality. Making it the one place where you can manage all interactions with prospects, customers and vendors. That functionality aligns with Ascent ERP, giving you a full 360 degree view of all business operations online and in the same database, with a single login.
To view overview information about the major areas of Ascent ERP, please click one of the following:
Master Data – this section refers to the foundational data required to make Ascent ERP function, such as items, inventory locations, item groups. To view this, click here
Administration – here, tools that are provided by Salesforce as well as Ascent ERP are discussed as a way to extend the functionality of the business system as well as securing the data. To view this, click here
Inventory Management – the most important aspect of an ERP system is the ability to properly receive, maintain, consume, ship, and track inventory. To view this, click here
Order Management – The process of efficiently tracking and fulfilling sales orders. It includes the cycle of people, processes, and suppliers needed to create a positive customer experience. The order management process starts when a customer places an order, tracking it until it is fulfilled. To view this, click here
Demand Management – Ascent Solutions ERP provides ways to view demand, suggest replenishment options, and create replenishment orders. To view this, click here
Financial Management – Ascent can integrate with numerous financial systems, by providing general ledger journals, accounts payable invoices, and sales invoices. The journals cost inventory transactions with the general ledger accounts selected based on either items, item groups, or transaction profiles. If desired, the company can manage cash and credits posted against sales invoices in Ascent, with only general ledger journals being sent to the accounting system. To view this, click here