MRP Training Courses and Implementation

What is 'No Obligation' Training?

123 Insight Ltd provides the full six days of training on the understanding that if, after being trained on our system you decide that the system is not suitable for your business you can walk away with nothing to pay, and with a lot more knowledge than when you started. It's just one further example of how we take away the risk of MRP evaluation and selection.

Key points

  • All courses are held online, giving you complete flexibility on how and where to attend from
  • You will be given exclusive use of your own 123insight computer in order to complete all of the training exercises. You will also be provided with a comprehensive training workbook which is yours to keep
  • Each course is charged at £625 per day, per person

For all companies undertaking their 123insight 'No Obligation' training programme, the key members of your implementation team (your project manager and your system champions in your key functional areas) should attend the 6-day core training programme below. This will give your key people a complete overview of how 123insight will impact your company's operations.

For those already using 123insight, the core courses now offer an ideal opportunity to increase your users knowledge in their key areas. The six courses are effectively "standalone" and therefore it is easy to match staff to appropriate course(s). Even for those users who have attended previous courses, these offer an ideal opportunity for a focused "refresher".

We also include an implementation service pack to provide you with advice tailored to your particular requirements. This is also available for existing customers where you want to extend the use of your 123insight system.

Core MRP system courses


Creation and maintenance of customers, price lists, quotations and sales orders. Also covers the visibility of outstanding sales orders and how to despatch.


Creation of suppliers, invitation to tenders, purchase orders and purchase contracts. Also covers taking a purchase order through approval and raising purchase requisitions.


The creation and maintenance of parts, bills of materials and routings. The handling of up-issue, design change, mass change, obsolescence management.


This course covers works orders from raising them, through to completion. It'll include the management of works orders, capacity planning, labour bookings and shop floor data collection.

Prerequisites: Engineering. Ideally users will also have attended the Purchasing course.


Management of production and supply chain processes by running MRP and understanding the suggestions it makes. Covers all basic MRP functionality.

Prerequisites: Engineering. Ideally users will also have attended the Purchasing course.

System Admin & Finance

Covering the key system administration functions of 123insight (setting up users, assigning security, amending basic layouts of key documents like sales invoices). This element of the course is not highly technical and does not cover any SQL/Windows functionality - it is completely contained to 123insight functionality.

The Finance elements cover how costing works (including financial reports like stock valuation, WIP valuation, cost of sales, GRNI). Also covers integrating with your accounts system via Accounts Gateway®.

123insight Masterclasses

Technical Masterclass

How to access your SQL data in the 123insight database and produce ad-hoc, company specific reports and/or excel exports. This course also covers the elements of SQL relevant to 123insight - access control, backup strategies, queries and scripts, and how to create stored procedures for use in reports.

Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of database administration and report writing.

CRM+ Masterclass

Utilising the added functionality around 'companies' that CRM+ provides. We cover traditional sales-related CRM+ functions and areas such as notes, actions, relationships and mail shots.

Additionally we cover Processes (workflow) which can be used for controlling any number of complex processes within your company, including many around quality issues.

Prerequisites: Competent user of the company file and raising quotations.

MRP Masterclass

Building on the basic MRP course, this Masterclass goes in to more detail on rescheduling and cancellations and discusses how users would actually react to these suggestions in the real world.

Prerequisites: Attended the core MRP course.

Project Based Manufacturing

Requires the CRM+ option. The creation and maintenance of projects including Advanced Project Control, and covering concepts such as Links, Assignments, Ranking and Auto-Assign.

Prerequisites: Attended the core Sales & Purchasing courses.

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