Good Afternoon Epicor Folks,
We are a manufacturing operation and sometimes we buy painted parts and sometimes Subcontract the paint operation out. Our paint specs currently reside in a PDF of an Engineering drawing. I am trying to find a place for this in Epicor. Internally we are considering
Separate Part Class
Pro: Fast and easy
Con: Multiple buyers could have parts to be painted so would have to have yet another class to put each buyers parts in, Custom Reports,Dashboard etc to gather Data
Add to BOM as a Part ( most if not all the Paint Specs are already assigned a Part Number in Epicor)
Pro: Good inbuilt visibility, What rev part was painted at and when, Inbuilt Where Used, Availability etc.
Con: A lot of Parts to add paint spec to BOM ( looking at DMT now, first few attempts in Pilot are failing( Record added but cant find where added to…)
Custom (UD) field to hold the paint Spec.
Pro: Easier to implement, DMT or UD Dashboard.
Con: Same as 1 above, Custom Reports,Dashboard etc to gather Data
My preference is option 2 as it offers more ‘out of the box’ functionality with Epicor. I am just struggling with getting a template together that works.
Feel free to agree/disagree with my choice of options. All comments/suggestions are appreciated.
I have used DMT recently to upload Sales Order Lines so I am familiar with its workings. The latest and greatest update to 10.2.600.7 was this past weekend. Am I facing another possible DMT breakage between updates ??? DMT gets updated with the Epicor Update as far as I can tell, we are DT Cloud.
Thank you all in advance