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FOREMOST is a complete application software solution with an integrated accounting system developed specifically for Manufacturers and Distributors.

Foremost is easily implemented and easily modified to meet the needs of growing companies with rapidly changing needs. The data retrieval and report generation capabilities of FOREMOST enable end-users and management to get their questions answered quickly and without a programmer's assistance.

Any or all modules will function as stand-alone units or the link to provide a complete software solution for the manufacturer or distributor organization.

The FOREMOST modules are:

    • General Ledger
    • Purchasing
    • Receiving
    • Work Order
    • Order Entry
    • Shipping
    • Executive Reports
    • User Defined Reports
    • Inventory
    • Payroll/Personnel
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Accounts Payable
    • Fixed Assets
    • Time and Attendance

There is an optional Payroll ForeMost module available also for business that wish to maintain their own payroll.

The new user interface is intuitive and minimizes end-user training requirements.

Foremost license costs are not processor based, systems administration needs are minimal, on-going license and maintenance and support fees are low. Foremost implementations offer the lowest TCO of any comparable ERP system.

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  • + Functional details

    Developed specifically for Manufacturers and Distributors, FOREMOST is a suite of software applications with an integrated accounting system comprised of separate modules which can be interfaced with the FOREMOST general ledger module to provide a complete system.

    FOREMOST is easy to install and utilize which minimizes end-user training.

    FOREMOST provides a simple, cost effective solution for any commercial entity wishing to implement and utilize a computerized accounting system.

  • + Business problem

    ForeMost helps to improve business controls, reduce costs and increase profit!

    Easy to use menus and 'favorites selections' empower end-users and expedite fulfillment of orders and project work improving customer service.

    With ForeMost businesses adapt to changes within minutes or hours rather than the days or weeks of wait many companies have become accustomed to.

  • + Business opportunity

    The FOREMOST application suite of software modules was designed specifically to meet the needs of Manufacturers and Distributors. FOREMOST was initially designed by developers working directly with the end-users of the product. Each FOREMOST module addresses a specific need or requirement of an entity operating in today's world.

    FOREMOST is full featured and all modules are easily customized to meet the needs of each user site.

    For example, FOREMOST's applications will interface with popular third-party systems like ADP, Paychex, SAGE, Quick Books, Crystal Reports, Dynamics, Salesforce, UPS, Fed EX, etc. 

    There is an optional ForeMost Payroll module for companies who wish to maintain their own payroll which is easily modified for each client site to address their specific requirements and the constant annual changes to tax rules.

    ForeMost reports may be easily created and posted for access via a custom reports menu or ForeMost users can define and create their own reports with the built-in user defined reporting solution or ForeMost will interface with most popular third party reporting software applications.

    ForeMost was developed for use by companies where 'off the shelf' software solutions will not work. ForeMost adapts to fit your needs, requirements and processes so that you the customer do not have to change your business to fit your new ERP software. 

    ForeMost runs equally well on Unix, Linux or Windows based servers and DR, back-up and development systems are available for port to the server of choice. 

  • + Return on investment

    FOREMOST's modules are designed specifically to meet the needs of Manufactures and Distributors by developers working directly with end-users of the product.

    FOREMOST's modules are easily modified to meet changing business needs. .

    Historical customer, vendor, product and financial data can be programmatically imported into ForeMost for continued use.

    In most cases, existing MultiValue database user licenses may be maintained and reutilized enabling further leverage of that original return on investment.

    Total Cost of Ownership with a ForeMost system is 50% to 60% less than any comparable ERP solution. 

  • + Competitive advantage

    The FOREMOST application suite of software modules was designed specifically for Manufacturers and Distributors. Each FOREMOST module addresses a specific need or requirement of a business entity.

    FOREMOST can be promptly and easily modified to meet ever-changing needs.

    Reports are easily created and posted for access via a custom reports menu, or users can develop their own custom reports.

    Foremost provides rapid ROI and is extremely easily modified and maintained.

    On-going systems license and administration and maintenance costs are about half the cost of the comparable available alternative solutions.


  • + Industries

    Cross Industry

  • + Solution areas

    Cross industry
       Enterprise Resource Planning (a.k.a. Enterprise Application Systems (EAS)

  • + Customer size

    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • + Languages supported


  • + Countries/regions available for distribution

    United States

  • + Available from these resellers

    Ashwood Computer Company, Inc.
       10671 Techwoods Circle
       Cincinnati ,  Ohio   45242
       United States
     Contact name Doug Owens
       Phone (513) 563-2800
       Fax (513) 554-6412

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  • + Hardware/OS platforms

    AIX 5.2
       IBM Systems: Power
    Windows NT
       System x
       System x
       IBM Systems: Power
    AIX 6.1
       IBM Systems: Power
       System x
       IBM Systems: Power
    AIX 7.1
       IBM Systems: Power
       IBM PureSystems: PureFlex System and Flex System

  • + Services

    Custom Systems Integration Services
    Product Support Services
    Professional Services
    Other Services

  • + Software

    Non-IBM Software
       MITI MITS

Date last modified:    May 24, 2016


Contact information

Doug Owens
1-(513) 563-2800


Ashwood Computer Company, Inc.
10671 Techwoods Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45242
United States


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