MARS is a powerful tool for data visualization and analysis of project profitability.
Our proprietary system, MARS (Management Accounting Report System), offers robust support to cash flow management improvement and management strategy for businesses undertaking non-manufacturing contracted services. These assume businesses who provide people knowledge-based activities as opposed to product supplied from a manufacturing source. For example, this concept would apply to system development; planning, design and production of printed matter; interior work, and so on.
In comparison to manufacturing industries that fabricate raw materials, those areas where personnel and outsourcing consume the majority of costs, systemization has been delayed.
For this reason, it is common for these businesses to use Excel to manage profitability by aggregating contracted service sales and costs. Excel is a general tool that can be used by anyone, however it is not suitable for multiple book consolidation or use of one book by more than one person.
MARS assumes a wide range of usage from singular project unit use to information sharing across the enterprise. By utilizing this system, not only can more efficient management accounting be realized, but also “visualization” of the business can be furthered, as well as the realization of “business development” and “stable Plan-based management”.
This system defines each unit whereby accounts are managed as a singular "project".
An Adaptable Way to Start
It is possible to start on a small scale and gradually expand the scope of use according to the current needs of the customer.
EASY(Easy to use)
The project manager as well as the person responsible for profitability can begin right away.
Functions for bundling sales by sales units, placing orders and making payments to vendors.
Function to allocate indirect expenses and perform monthly closing, output of financial report.
Journal function for sales and external costs / addition of user specific functions.
Costs are theoretically calculated as assumptions, instead of actual costs in general accounting.
Sales ー Costs
Decides which unit to use to manage profits.
Monthly sales based on Contracts and Invoicing
Because units of management and individual contracts do not always link to each other, tethering to multiple contracts is made possible.
In-house Manufacturing Costs
Based on salary scheme, configuration can be classified into several ranks. The unit prices of each rank are calculated theoretically as a monthly average of personnel costs.
Actual Outsourcing Expenses.
Actual Production Costs.
Allocation amount for each project
Allocate and separate by project, corporate costs such as selling and administration costs, as well as indirect costs of each cost center.
Topics Regarding Existing Functions
Even just one user is able to use the system with the minimum necessary privileges granted to one user ID.
Show various results by graph on the top screen
Variance report output (Plan vs Actual)
Diverse form output function (Sales list, Payment form, Journal data)
Administer contracts and billing (Payment date scheduled)
Administer orders and payments
Function to calculate amounts to be distributed / allocations
Function to change fiscal year
Various analyses such as year-on-year change using multiple years
System Usage Formats
The software is offered as Software as a Service (SaaS), deployed on the cloud with high security. We are able to offer single-tenant and multiple-tenant versions to meet user needs.
Configured with separate instances. Highly independent and flexible, additional functions can be created depending on customer needs.
Instances are not separated. Separation is ensured by company code etc.
【For group companies】
Group companies can prepare one instance in a group, and with company codes, each company can secure separate environments.