Just FYI: This is not the case with multi-companies. Both of these things
work fine if you have separate companies as opposed to separate plants.
We are opening a new plant and are considering expanding to a multi-site implementation. What pitfalls have you run into implementing multi-site and how long did the implementation take?
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We rolled out 2 sites when we implemented vantage and then added a 3rd site
about a year later. These are 3 separate companies in our case and are
handled as such in Vantage. Our first implementation of 2 companies took
approx. 3 months. Adding the additional company took about a month.
Everything works well in vantage - and our accountant is happy (we do NOT
have the multi-company module). The only complaint I have had is when we
subcontract work from one company to another, the internal 'paperwork' can
be a little busy and the costing does not roll until job is done. But, we
have written reports to accumulate this so it had been a non-issue for us.
Both. In vantage when you set-up multiple companies, each company has it's
own everything (quotes, orders, ... A/R, A/P, G/L... etc.) Also, every
transaction made is tagged with a 'company id'.
What I did here was create 3 subfolders for my user-defined reports. (one
for each company). I set permissions on these folders so only the users for
that company see the folder for their company.
Then I have the same report 3x located in each subfolder with the company ID
filter set differently in each subfolder.
If I need to make a change to a report, I just make it in one report then
'save as' to replace the others and change the company id filter. It works
fine and is very minimal extra upkeep.