Creating new items using standard BPCS
item maintenance routines can be a time-consuming process. Even if
the user opts to create a new item by copying an existing one, the process
has to be done one item at a time and the user is stepped through every
maintenance screen. In the real world, most BPCS users have groups
of items that have similar characteristics, the only major differences
being item number and description.
Item Creation Utility is a low-cost utility
that provides the capability to create new item numbers in BPCS by just
entering item numbers and descriptions. Other field values, item
notes, and list prices are copied from a user-entered master item.
Item Facility file (CIC) records can also be created en masse for selected
Features of Item Creation Utility
Mass creation of Item Master file (IIM) records
after entering just new item numbers and their description
Mass creation of Item Facility file (CIC)
Provides similar data validation as standard
Option to copy files prior to creation of
Full Audit Trail
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Looks and feels like BPCS
How can Item Creation Utility benefit
by creating many new items in a matter of minutes, thus decreasing data
Improve data consistency
by creating groups of similar items with similar characteristics from the
same master item.
Increase efficiency by
reducing initial project implementation time.
Enhance testing effectiveness
by creating more realistic data volumes for prototyping and testing.