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Why You Need ERP – by Caroline Carter

28 May 2019 – How many people even know what an ERP System does? Very basically it’s a business process management system that makes your life easier by giving you accurate and real-time information about your resources including time, people, machinery and products. ERP systems allow a company to use a set of integrated elements to manage and interpret data about product planning, costing, work-flow processes, scheduling, machinery utilisation, labour optimisation etc.

MAPtm Enables Top HVAC Company to Optimise Processes and Increase Productivity – by Caroline Carter

22 February 2019 – Faced with numerous challenges of extracting and amalgamating enormous amounts of information scattered across numerous spreadsheets, streamlining business processes in their factory was a top priority for this top HVAC (heat, ventilation and air cooling) company.

PEZ Candy Improves Productivity and Decreases Lead Times with Ross Inventory Manager – by Aptean

2018 – Based in Connecticut, USA, PEZ Candy typically produces approximately 4.5 million pounds of candy each year. Since 2005, PEZ has relied on Aptean Ross ERP to monitor and manage their manufacturing processes, and has remained active in adopting new Ross technologies to maintain their competitive edge in the marketplace.

Trish McEvoy Boosts Response Times and Relationships with Aptean Apprise ERP – by Aptean

2018 – Cosmetic manufacturer Trish McEvoy selects Aptean Apprise ERP to improve inventory planning and availability, streamline transaction processing, meet compliance requirements, and reduce chargebacks associated with vendor violations.

Trish McEvoy needed a system that could help take the company to the next level of growth. With revenues increasing, the tracking of sales-performance and profitability – by product and customer – was becoming more critical. Its existing financial system was unable to handle the accurate inventory forecasting, planning and management necessary to ensure products were on-order and on-hand to meet customer demands, and to avoid costly out-of-stock situations.

Engie Modernises Document Management with SoftExpert Excellence Suite

2018 – Headquartered in Belo Horizonte with offices in Brasilia, Belém, Florianópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and Peru, Engie is one of the largest engineering consulting companies in the world, developing multidisciplinary solutions for the energy, water and infrastructure segments.

According to Cláudia Brandão de Andrade, coordinator of Documentation and Information, their work methods were obsolete, with a lot of energy being wasted on manual document control, resulting in a decrease in productivity, a compromised Quality program and a significant Information Security risk.

American Tubing Resolves Scheduling Issues and Increases Bottom Line with Aptean Intuitive ERP

2018 – Situated in Springdale, USA, American Tubing Inc. (ATI) is a leading producer of copper components and brazed copper assemblies for use in the air conditioning and refrigeration industries. With revenues exceeding $10 million, ATI is a make-to-order shop with more than 150 employees, producing parts to individual customer drawings and specifications country-wide.

Prior to implementing Aptean Intuitive ERP, ATI faced a problem familiar to many manufacturers – that of scheduling. Customers were demanding shorter lead times, and ATI’s existing ERP system was not capable of providing the information necessary to respond quickly enough. As a result, ATI was losing business.

Aurora Organic Dairy Saved $200,000 with Aptean Factory MES in Less than a Year After Implementation

2018 – Aurora supplies and packages private-label and store-branded organic dairy products for many of the country’s largest grocery chains. Aurora continuously analyses their downtime data, looking for opportunities to gain visibility, improve operational efficiencies, and save money and, during their analysis, they saw that the resin loss team was losing about $25,000 a month and weren’t tracking it. Using Aptean Factory MES, they implemented quality checks to track the resin loss in waste, and saved over $200,000 in 8 months.

Corsan Enhances Management of Risks and Governance with SoftExpert SE Suite

2018 – Companhia Riograndense de Saneamento (Corsan) was created in 1965 to provide the state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, and its population, with better quality of life. Today, Corsan serves around 6 million people in 316 municipalities, which represents two-thirds of the people living in the state.

With the passage of Federal Law 13.303/16, in relation to the legal status of government-held, government-owned private companies and their subsidiaries were required to apply concepts and structures of corporate governance, transparency, risk management practices, internal controls and compliance. With this, Corsan needed to quickly adapt to a series of changes.