QuickBooks Advisors who have manufacturing customers, or who are contemplating doing business with manufacturing customers, would be well-served in getting the white paper, An Accountant's Guide to Choosing the Right Manufacturing Software. Written by the folks at MISys Inc., who have been selling and installing manufacturing software for over 20 years, the guide is a general informational booklet on what to know and ask your manufacturing customer about how they do business and what features they may need or desire.
The guide is general enough to cover everything from inventory control to MRP and shop floor control to the basics of what really works. The good news is it's a free PDF download. The white paper is also available as a hard bound printed booklet. MISys is a Gold Developer with Intuit and a Sleeter Group
Partner. MySys produces a number of manufacturing software products that are of interest to QuickBooks users.