San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) March 30, 2006 –-

DBA Software Inc., a leading provider of manufacturing solutions for small business, has released version 3 of its flagship product, DBA Manufacturing Next-Generation. A free single-user version of the software can be downloaded from DBA’s website (

“Version 3 is a significant milestone in the evolution of our small business manufacturing solution,” said Michael Hart, President of DBA Software. “With our new set of simplified MRP and scheduling tools, small companies finally have a practical production planning alternative to over-complicated ERP systems designed for larger enterprises.”

The new MRP and scheduling tools in version 3 include an MRP settings screen with usage, production, and delivery inquiries, a delivery date estimator, planned job generation directly from sales orders for make-to-order items, dynamic job scheduling within MRP, purchase order generation directly from jobs, work center scheduling with daily dispatch lists, and a new job scheduling screen for re-scheduling existing jobs.

“Most of our MRP and scheduling screens are done in a spreadsheet style so that there is complete transparency of information with the ability to trace all the numbers,” continued Hart. “This is true to our “common sense” manufacturing philosophy, which is based on keeping things simple and providing a role for human judgment rather than trusting the software to make all the decisions.”

Also new in version 3 is a manufacturers table with suppliers cross-reference and the ability to control approved manufacturers at the item or BOM component level. Manufacturers flow through to pick lists, job travelers, and purchase orders.

DBA Manufacturing Next-Generation is an all-purpose solution that includes integrated accounting and can also be used as a stand-alone manufacturing system. DBA is designed for discrete, batch process, make to order, and make to stock environments.

About DBA Software Inc

DBA Software, Inc., a privately held company, has been a leading provider of manufacturing software to small businesses since 1992. The company’s internet-based sales and support model enables it to provide a complete manufacturing and accounting solution for a fraction of the price and ongoing cost of other systems. A free single-user version of DBA Manufacturing Next-Generation can be downloaded from the company’s website (

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