Misa Project Component Descriptions

This was submitted by Tim Johnson @ CSUN.

So far this gives us a big picture of how we can divide the work. Diagraming the interactions between the components still need to be done.

Manufacturing Component

Product Definition

Allows creation and maintenance of Bills of Materials, Production Routings and Outside Processing for a variety of manufacturing environments. Product Definition also allows for By-product and Waste definition, as well as providing unlimited commenting capability.

Product Costing

Allows for multiple cost categories for Labor, Overhead, and Material and supports cost at each operation step as well as calculating the value through each step. Product Costing also provides simulation capability (what-if scenarios) through the use of manufacturing models.


Fully integrated MRP II system consisting of MPS (Master Production Schedule), MRP (Material Requirements Planning), and CRP (Capacity Requirements Planning) all providing Planning unlimited simulation/ planning capabilities for material purchasing,production, and capacity resources planning.

Activity Control

Allows for the generation of production orders, shop orders, work orders, etc.released to the shop floor. Activity control works in conjunction with the shop floor control module to provide a variety of production performance reports including all variance reporting.

Shop Floor Control

The primary reporting tool from the production facility to the system. All production related activities such as labor, material usage, and production are posted and updated using the Shop Floor Control functions.

Job Costing

Tracks and provides cost analysis on standard costs (budgeted), actual cost(consumed), and production costs at the production order, production split, production product ID ,and each production detail step. Job Costing also provides the capability for cost adjustments, closing production orders, and maintaining production order history.

Accounting Component

General Ledger

Interfaced with the manufacturing and distribution modules for enterprise-wide functionality. The General Ledger also provides Executive Information Reporting as well as a user-defined General Ledger Account Structure.

Accounts Payable

Allows for recurring payables with automatic General Ledger distribution, posting under cash or accrual basis by individual company, cash requirements reporting and entering invoices by vouchers or invoice numbers. The accounts payable application also provides multiple cash accounts,unlimited vendor comments, check reconciliation, and 1099 forms.

Accounts Receivable

Allows for unlimited credit comments, vital statistics inquiry, finance charge calculation as well as multiple ship-to accounts. Also provides cash expectation reporting, customer statements, and cash application by invoice range, date range, and individual invoice.


Provides for automatic calculation of wages, deductions, contributions, and taxable income on an employee by employee bases. The results of these transactions can be written to the integrated General Ledger and Accounts Payable module when applicable making the payroll process clean, simple, and cost-effective.

Bank Reconciliation

Allows companies to keep their banking operations with cash flows coming in and going out, in sync with the accounting system. The system accomplishes this by giving the user a way of pulling together the information regarding these flows from different areas of the company so it can be verified and compared to actual flows in a time saving yet financially responsible manner.

Fixed Assets

Provides the ability to track assets and calculate depreciation. The Fixed Assets module allows for as many depreciation calculations on an asset as required for business. A variety of reports are available showing you the value of each asset for book value, tax, and insurance purposes. Acquisitions and retirements are handled with appropriate postings to General Ledger.

Distribution Component

Inventory Control

Analysis of ABC, EOQ, shortages, turnover, and obsolescence. Provides Date/Time transactions tracking by location. Abilityto define multiple units of measure with conversion.

Purchasing Management

Supports partial or full receipts and features supplier item number reference. The Purchasing Management application also provides delivery performance, price performance, and returns tracking information, as well as automatic creation of accounts payable invoices.

Order Management

Provides for deposits on Sales Orders, Return Materials Authorizations, and unlimited commenting capabilities. Sales order management also provides for the definition of unique sales and pricing units of measure as well as supporting standing sales orders.

Extended Application Option Component

CAD Interface

Provides an interface allowing CAD drawing programs to interface with the manufacturing system. Parts and dimensions are automatically used in the generation of production orders.

Lot Control

Allows tracking of lot or serialized items. Including tracking an input to find what group of end products in which it is consumed. This tool allows identification of end items based on a lot tracked input, necessary for product recalls due to defective input batch.


Provides the ability to generate product estimates for new or current products. Includes the ability to define components on the fly without previous definition, enter production times, set up pricing information all before the pricing calculation is done. Followed up with the ability to turn these estimates into quotes, definitions and production orders.

Prospect Management

Provides the ability to track potential customers through the sales process. Notes and documents can be associated with each potential client and all information is available through the system.

POS - Point of Sale

An interface to cash registers and POS credit card machines.

Data Mining

Allows for the analysis of data and/or the databasde. Trends and changes not apparent to the normal user that can affect a business can be seen with statistical analysis.