Project-Based Manufacturing

Be More Profitable

In a project environment, there are often specific areas your business application systems (especially your ERP) need to handle. You need to estimate the project well up-front, even if the items don’t exist in the ERP. You need to be able to calculate and track actual costs, statistics and variances in multiple views while maintaining detailed cost element data to enhance profitability. From tracking earned value in support of revenue recognition to detailed tracking of costs by project and tasks to complex work breakdown structures – we have you covered.

Project-based systems need to be able to handle more than just scheduling and engineering planning. Microsoft Dynamics gives users the ability to see earned value tracking, on a project element by project element basis. Few current business systems handle all the details a project-based manufacturer needs…until now. By combining Microsoft Dynamics 365 with MCA Connect’s decades of complex project-based manufacturing expertise, we enable project-based manufacturers to compete for any project, with the confidence to ensure project profitability, delivery and post-project support services.

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How We Help Project-Based Manufacturers

Create custom reports for complex projects defining costs from high-level summary to detailed, in-depth costs.

Calculate the specific cost of inputs (materials and labor) and allocate overhead costs by work breakdown structure (WBS).

Consolidate all your work orders, sales orders and purchase orders for large manufacturing projects into a single solution.

Enable your bid management and quoting process for more accurate and quicker processes.

Our Manufacturing Solutions

Our goal is to simplify the manufacturing process for our customers, improving efficiency while increasing profits. Stay ahead of your manufacturing challenges by connecting your equipment, analyzing and visualizing your data and integrating your people and processes for fast, intelligent business decisions with our Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Manufacturing solutions.


Why MCA Connect?

MCA Connect has long been recognized as a leading Manufacturing partner by Microsoft, including #1 US Dynamics Manufacturing Partner, and we take pride in consistently delivering innovative solutions that save manufacturers millions of dollars.

A key differentiator in working with MCA Connect to implement your manufacturing solutions is our tight industry focus, but wide set of service offerings. No one knows the manufacturing industry the way we do. Our deep knowledge of the unique processes enables us to find hidden opportunities only made possible through things like predictive analytics and industry accelerators.

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Client Success

“Previously we saw downtime of about 2% of man capacity. Now, our most mature factory is at about 0.5% in downtime. That’s a 75% reduction.”

Matt Griffiths, Executive Director of Manufacturing IT



“MCA Connect has been a great resource and technology partner.”

Eric Paladino


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“MCA Connect feels like part of our team. Their consultants are great at what they do, very professional and organized, but also warm and friendly. That personal connection makes a big difference because we work together so closely.”

Codi Nichols, Project Lead


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