My company currently uses a very old manufacturing business system to control inventory, bills of material, purchasing, etc. Our company has outgrown the system and needs something new, but we really don't know what to look for, who to get the software from, and what mistakes not to make. We need a freelance consultant to work with us and help us select a new MRP system, and possibly help us integrate it and train our employees on how to use it. The new system must be able to handle thousands of inventory items, multiple price schedules, sales order entry, return authorizations, and possible integrate with a website to provide dealers with live information. The system must also be customizable, either by us or by the publisher; we will not buy a system written by a single person (that's why we're in this mess now). Also, we would like a low-maintenance system; and if SQL is necessary, we wish to avoid MS SQL Server (but MS SQL Datacenter Edition is OK)
A seperate contract will apply, and will be review and approved by both parties.
Approximately 45 workstations, and 4 servers, located in two geographically dispersed offices (a factory and a sales headquarters), using Windows 98, NT, 2000, and XP, connected via VPN.