Engineering Change Control

Manage version control and updates to bills of material (BOM) and routings while controlling effectivity dates that impact material planning, costing, and scheduling. Engineering Change Control is part of the Acumatica Manufacturing Edition.

Simplify BOM and Routing Revisions

Inaccurate bill of material and routing definitions trickle down throughout the manufacturing process negatively affecting material planning, cost analysis, and resource scheduling. Engineering Change Control (ECC) helps manufacturers to maintain control of master data in a rapidly changing world. ECC monitors the process of changing your bill of materials and routing with built-in approvals workflow to ensure compliance with current customer, vendor, and production requirements. Manufacturers with complex engineering and product release processes may be interested in the Acumatica for Arena Native Connector application for connectivity with advanced product lifecycle management (PLM) features.

Key Benefits of Engineering Change Control for your Company

  • Engineering Revisions and Engineering Change Orders

    Full control from Engineering Change Request (ECR) to Engineering Change Order (ECO) to updating the BOM. Merge multiple ECRs for the same part into a single ECO.

  • Change Requests & BOM Comparison

    Automates controls and organizes all change requests, plans, and actual changes to a BOM and routing. The BOM Comparison screen allows you to quickly see changes between ECR, ECO, and BOM.

  • Approvals Workflow & Assignment Maps

    Use Acumatica Approval and Assignment Maps to control the approval process for both requests and change orders. You can choose if approvals are required for either or both ECR and ECO.

Important Features of Engineering Change Control (ECC)

Engineering Change Requests

Manage engineering change requests by BOM and revision with requested dates, effective dates, requester names, priority codes, and additional information.

Engineering Change Orders

Tie multiple ECRs to a single ECO for the same item or skip the ECR process and manage changes directly from the new ECO.

Approval Process

Setup an automated process to route ECRs and ECOs internally for approval.

BOM Comparison

View BOM revisions side-by-side to quickly identify changes between versions.

Security / Audit Log

Control user access to ECR and ECO processes with database logs for changes.

Engineering Dashboard

Gain insights into engineering and design with real-time data for engineering change orders, engineering change requests, and approval status.

Engineering Workbench and Visual BOM

Shorten engineering cycles by creating or modifying multi-level bill of materials with drag-and-drop and copy-and-paste features from the interactive Engineering Workbench.

Side Panels

Save time with manufacturing side panels providing users with direct access to engineering change requests and engineering change orders without leaving data entry screens.

See what Acumatica customers are saying

"We're no longer putting out fires. We are preventing the fires from happening. So, that's been a huge improvement."
Christa Peterson, Director of Accounting & Finance
Specified Technologies Incorporated
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Glenda Starkweather, Vice President
Boulder Creek Stone

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