Carillon ERP for Manufacturing

Fully Integrated System to Manage Your Manufacturing Business

Successful manufacturers have leaders and employees who are constantly striving to deliver a better product, faster and more economically than yesterday. It takes a robust ERP system to keep up with this goal. One that values not just the machines and tools used to create the product, but the time used and people needed to operate them. Carillon saves time by enabling people to better utilize company resources. Executives have the 360 degree, real-time macro view, managers can proactively manage inventory and production, and employees can avoid redundant tasks and avoid errors all through Carillon's fully integrated ERP software.

Discrete manufacturers , or job shops, enjoy Carillon's powerful job costing functionality and the capability to have some components be standard components that are made with a production order and others that are custom and made through the use of a job. Carillon ERP's shop floor time entry capability allows employees to swipe their badge when beginning and ending a job. Carillon will automatically calculate time spent on each project. You can also issue inventory at the task level so you can keep track of the cost of material used on each task associated with a job.

Repetitive manufacturers enjoy the power associated with Carillon ERP's Inventory and Production Order windows. Carillon ERP's Available to Sell (ATS) dashboard is a powerful tool to manage your current and future inventory levels. Our Accounting/ERP system also makes kitting easy and robust.

If you're not 100 percent job shop or 100 percent repetitive, you'll find Carillon ERP can mix and match functions to handle your specific needs.

Complete Visibility

Carillon gives you complete visibility of project-based resources including assets, inventory, materials and labor.

Project Costing

Receive accurate and timely billing of project costs through seamless collection of time, material, and expense transactions.

Fully Integrated CRM

If purchasing, marketing, and sales are not working closely together in a single integrated system, inventory shortages and overages can almost be assured.

Margin Control

Enjoy strong and flexible revenue recognition capabilities, including profitability tracking and margin control.


Job Costing vs. Production Order

If the item you’re making is always 100 percent unique, you will benefit from Carillon’s Job Costing functionality. If the item you make is repetitive, Carillon’s Production Order capabilities are best for you. In Carillon, you can use one or both, methods of manufacturing, depending on what makes sense in your environment.

Production Orders

Production Orders allow you to take one or more inventory items and turn them into another inventory item with one or more by-products. It also allows you to disassemble an item into other items. Yields are considered when determining the demand for subcomponents. Production orders can also be “closed” multiple times if items are completed over a longer period of time, to provide you with up-to-the-minute status reports.


Jobs are commonly used for custom items. Each job can have unlimited sub jobs, phases, tasks, cost codes and cost types. Revenues and costs can be recognized using the Completed Contract or Percentage of Completion methods. Employees, equipment or machines can have unlimited cost of service and billing rates, if applicable.

Some Specific Functionality for Manufacturers

Warehouse Management
  • Physical inventory scanning
  • Bin, lot and serial tracking
  • Unlimited inventory stocking locations
  • Track on-hand quantities per location
  • Reason tracking for inventory adjustments
  • Source sales order from multiple locations
  • Fully integrated document imaging
  • Link producer to an item
  • Master item - groups items for historical analysis
  • Multiple units of measure per item
  • Assign industry-specific characteristics to an item
  • Each item can have multiple barcodes and UPCs
  • Item specific unit-of-measure conversions
Barcode Scanning
  • Improves inventory accuracy
  • Tracks transfer of inventory to other locations
  • Tracks movement of inventory within warehouse (from shelf, to staging area/loading zone, and onto truck)
  • Tracks shipment and delivery of orders
  • Streamlines order entry and point-of-sale processes
  • Simplifies case unpacking and repacking
  • Route scheduling and delivery
  • Supports staging areas and loading zones
  • Pick orders to staging area/loading zone for holding before loading onto truck
  • Scan items from staging area to delivery truck to ensure shipment is correct
  • Print pick tickets, labels, packing slips and bills of lading
  • Supports case unpacking and repacking, including tracking cases with an assortment of repacked items
  • Handles transfers within warehouses, between warehouses, and between bins
  • Coordinates shipments, direct shipments, returns and point-of-sale
Importing & Receiving
  • Currency tax calculation (if applicable)
  • True multicurrency system
  • Ability to add up to 10 additional costing factors
  • Allocate a cost to a single PO or an entire shipping container
  • Able to have multiple consolidators per container
  • Duty calculations
Customer Management
  • Fully integrated customer portal
  • Fully integrated Contact Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Rule-based credit checking
  • Compliance tracking
  • Customer-level pricing, discounting, payment and terms
  • Credit approval options
  • Powerful sales order entry capabilities
Costing & Pricing
  • FIFO, average and standard inventory costing
  • Robust pricing tools allow you to calculate new prices based on cost, bonded cost or other methods
  • Price by customer and by item
  • Unlimited cascading, multitier, date-sensitive price files
Project Costing
  • Full job costing
  • Full promotional/marketing material costing
Production & Manufacturing
  • Fully integrated production capabilities
  • Full kitting capability
  • Unlimited levels on bills of material