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If you are a manufacturer, finding a software program suitable for your business can be confusing.  There are a lot of software programs out there for your type of industry. My pick for a great software package for a manufacturing industry is Sage MAS200.  This is a great choice because it has all the features required for you to financially record your business operations. You can  record purchase orders, sales orders, sales invoices, accounts receivable, accounts payable, virtually any transaction you have will be possible.  When you have a sales order and the order comes, you can close the sales order automatically when you receive the merchandise for that order. It will also take the items that were ordered 'out of stock' automatically when you receive the order. You also close all of your modules monthly as a month end process  and year end to clear out the database and to keep the program running smoothly. This program is typically known as a true double entry accounting system.  The only drawbacks  with the program is that when you record something and post it, you will not be able to redo the posting other than making a journal entry to reverse it.  Also, unless you follow the procedures to do the monthly and yearly period end closing process, the database can crash or have errors. Simply speaking, you must have someone who has a good accounting background to manage this program.  As long as the procedures are followed, MAS200 runs well and your accounting records will be clear and concise.

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