One of the long-standing problems in the BC Community is lack of a useful Demonstration company.
The CRONUS demonstration companies are a combination of a variety of different businesses, trying to demonstrate all the features within one company. A minimum viable amount of information to demonstrate parts of the system is in place. This creates a variety of problems when trying to demonstrate, test, or learn parts of the system. Often setups are conflicting or insufficient. Often, there isn’t enough data to show a realistic solution.
We intend to change that. We’re going to create a library of CRONUS companies of different businesses. Each of the different companies modeled will be varied and use different parts of the system.
Meet the new CRONUS Family
The new CRONUS Foundation companies will operate as a family of companies, four stand-alone companies and a fifth company to play parent company.
CRONUS 🏙️ Creatures Consolidated
This will be the parent company in the virtual family of entities. The most complex budgets, consolidations will be installed into this entity. This company will also have a special feature that creates “Intercompany” setups in any other CRONUS Foundation companies in the same database.
CRONUS ⚽ The Play’s The Thing
This company sells pet toys, beds, and various other supplies. They’ll focus mostly on many small transactions all over the world, presumably via some web shop system. Forecasting, budget, drop shipments, lead times; as well as substitutions, nonstock will all be key parts. They’re a few months into a new pilot project, a monthly box, which will use Assembly logic
CRONUS 🐟 All You Can Sea
This company creates and sells custom aquariums. They produce a small array of ‘shelf’ units, which will be sold with warranties. They will mostly do work via custom projects, using Resources.
CRONUS 😋 Eyes Your Feast
The company creates batches of pet foods. This company focuses on the manufacturing parts of the system, including work centers. They have 3 different locations, so will use transfers. This is also the only company that will use item tracking.
CRONUS 🚚 Pet Plethora
This company is a wholesale supply entity that buys from the other companies. They have 4 large fulfillment centers that use varying configurations of the Warehousing module. They also heavily rely on the CRM modules to promote and sell goods to their customers.
The CRONUS Foundations toolkit will be released in two main forms:
The NAVDATA packages are complete company exports that will be able to be imported directly into On Premise and Docker environments.
The Extensions are going to be a powerful set of tools that can be used to generate the demonstration data into a target company, setting up all the master data, then posting the transactions. While this method will be slower, a significant benefit is being able to Extend the master and transactional data – so a year’s worth of invoices can have your custom fields properly populated. This will also be very valuable in testing pipelines.
The entire toolkit will be released under as an Open Source Project, free to use commercially.
How much will this cost?
This toolkit will be released for free and open-source. You can use the data and the toolkit for free.
Wait, how will that work?
Fair, we do have to earn a living. One way you can support this project is becoming a sponsor on our Patreon.
Current Project Progress
Right now, we are in the architect stage. You can follow along with our progress with our It’s Not a Sprint streams, where we outline what’s going on with all things Spare Brained, every other Friday on our YouTube channel.