Fundamental characteristics that should be expected of an advanced ERP accounting and manufacturing solution


Having true real-time ERP software offers capabilities that permit a more robust business environment that offer functions a batch system can never match. Real-time never interrupts a day with a period closing because thay are automatic. Real-time is transaction based so you can see an inventory valution for any day in any year!

Multiple Document Interface

See multiple sales orders at the same time. Without closing a screen, look up information in inventory and purchases. Then open InTouch CRM to reference a phone number for a client. Move among the screens with a click and arrange them like you would files on your desk. Smooth. Effortless. Efficient.

Single Point Entry

Enter a company into ALERE and never have to enter the same information again. Choose how you do business with them as your relationship matures. Turn a credit memo into a payable with a click of the button. Offset a receivable against a payable. A company you buy from can also be a company you sell to without entering another record.

Document Management

Native document management that is efficient to use and does not require tedious indexing. Embed links quickly in any of the thousands of notes fields throughout ALERE and integrate documents, images, and any scanned data. Turn your ERP system into a worldwide Enterprise Content Management package.


Speed up and increase the accuracy of your sales order desk with a sales order configurator. It will even allow a generic part number to start the process and a finished good part number and price to be assigned automatically when all the options are chosen! Design kits to select the parts and quantities to match the job! Have one part number to make any length computer cable!

Modular BOMs

Use a BOM to list options instead of components. Build an indented BOM structure that replaces the hundreds of bills required to support a product with features and options. Save engineering time, eliminate mistakes, reduce superfluous inventory, and support a sales order configurator!


More than 50% of a person's time in a business is spent looking for something. ALERE browsers will search for anything including a description. You can even leave the browser open to take a closer look at individual items on the list. Arrange the columns in any order and even sort them with a click! Print any browser! 


Hyperlinks provides a backbone for document management, retaining and sharing company knowledge, auditing support, integration of images, and world-wide field service support.