Garage door manufacturing ERP software

Want consistent and rational pricing for custom garage doors across your sales team? To enter information once and use it for estimates, orders, production and delivery? To enable your dealers to enter their own orders and to see delivery status online?

To gain control of your inventory including WIP? Accurate job costs you can compare against estimates and analyze for trends?

To automate purchasing? Eliminate jobs sitting on the floor waiting for special order materials to arrive?

These are just some of the capabilities garage door manufacturers gain with the Q2S ERP visual manufacturing system. Built on more than two decades of experience in the fenestration industry, Q2S gives you a complete and powerful solution—from estimation to shipping and invoicing—customizable to how you make, sell and install residential and commercial overhead and garage doors.

Excels in custom operations

The more customized your products, the more you’ll appreciate the flexibility of Q2S’ rules-based bill of materials configuration engine. Estimation and configuration can be done quickly and accurately by staff, dealers and even contactors.

Quoting is easier, faster, more consistent and more accurate. Once an order is approved, you can schedule and track production and send job information to your billing system.

This is true for doors made from any material in any size. If your plant can make it, it can be configured in Q2S.

The power of visual manufacturing

Q2S is visual, so your staff and workers can see what they are configuring and producing, reducing errors.

You can display product and options visuals in your customer quotes and your dealer portal. On the shop floor, images automatically display in the traveler and computer screen. You can even eliminate CAD drawings in the quoting process. Q2S creates dynamic images drawn to scale (Display Objects), eliminating CAD drawing for all quotes—especially those that never turn into orders.

Cost tracking

Do you know—or want to know—your actual versus estimates costs? Are you stuck with rough estimates? Are you spending too much time every day or week with spreadsheets or other manual systems to track costs?

With Q2S, you can accurately track costs including variable labor costs in production flow, even capturing material changes made on the floor.

Conquer complexity

Q2S ERP features a dynamic, multi-level and rules-based BOM generator built precisely for the complex and mass customized product manufacturing like door manufacturing.

The BOM ensures only manufacturable orders are quoted. You can build in restrictions based on rating agencies, transportation, safety and equipment capabilities.

If you’re managing pricing and production in spreadsheets by SKU or a single-level bill of materials generator—systems simply not designed for make-to-order manufacturing—you’ll experience dramatic changes in speed, efficiency, tracking and control.

Keeping track with materials management …

Too much raw material tying up space? Do you only determine inventory based on weekly cycle counts? Can’t tell the difference between stock and purchased-as-needed inventory, let alone keep track of it all? Let Q2S ERP’s Materials Management tools help.

Q2S differentiates stock inventory from purchased-as-needed inventory. When used with our Dynamic BOM, you can account for all required parts. Stock inventory is allocated and purchased-as-needed materials can automatically generate one or hundreds of purchase orders tied to a single job.

You also get real-time updates of WIP and finished goods using a perpetual inventory model. This level of integration creates visibility of what’s received and more importantly, what has not been received on a job-by-job and line-item-by-line-item basis or across all active jobs.

Q2S can even alert the plant manager if materials have not arrived before a job begins.

… to keep production on track

Do you need a way to document processes? Q2S ERP’s Production Workflow tools help with sequencing work, material optimization, and tracking progress to ensure on-time delivery.

You can go paperless or barcode everything. You can determine which product options get the most returns and easily create production pop-ups to alert the production floor when that option is included.

Proactively alert production if a step has been missed. Warn downstream stations of potential issues with an item. Add supporting documentation for difficult steps.

Additionally, real-time tracking allows the office to see product and job status without interrupting production.

Accurate inventories without physical counts

Do you dream about doing away with weekly or monthly physical inventory counts? With Q2S, that dream becomes a reality.

Allow Q2S to automatically move material from RAW to WIP accounts for just the material being consumed in that step of the process. Allow production to (within reason!) update the actual BOM consumption as material moves from RAW to WIP.

This information gives you completely accurate inventory accounts and the ability to do accurate audits to see which materials and features produce the best actual job margins.

A dynamic and flexible solution

Q2S ERP offers a flexible solution for the evolving needs of garage door manufacturers—from sales to shipment and everything in between. Contact info@q2serp.com to schedule a discussion to see if we are a fit.