Aptean Launches New Release of Axis ERP for Metals Industry
Atlanta, July 16, 2014 — Today, Aptean announced the
launch of Axis 6.2, the latest version of its industry-leading ERP (Enterprise
Resource Planning) solution designed for metals producers, wire and cable
manufacturers and metals service centers. Axis delivers innovative, yet
practical, solutions to the strategic operational challenges of the metals
industry and provides measurable results and return on investment.
Axis is the leading ERP solution for the metals industry, supporting the operations of many of the world’s largest metal, wire and cable manufacturers. For example,
current Aptean customer Perryman Company’s forging operation is supported by virtually
all of the available Axis modules:
“We use Aptean in the forging
facility for planning and scheduling workflows, to know when we’re full, to define lead times, and for raw material purchases,” said
Dick Thornburg, ERP manager, Perryman Company. “We use all of the material tracking functions
for creating work orders and shop-floor packets, as well as production
reporting and labor entry.”
The newest version of Axis 6.2
features new capabilities based on specific input from the customer base,
Load Planning: Now providing a single, streamlined transaction to
enable users to identify orders available to ship as well as build loads and
execute complex load shipping.
Verification: Ensures that the material in a load to be shipped is completely
confirmed and verified across the shipping process, to further reduce possible delivery
Planning: Plans multiple roll/slit (a metal shearing process that cuts a
large roll of material into narrower roll)
operations into a single work order that can include multiple sales orders.
Planning is initiated by a search to identify the best material to
suit the layout, with virtual tags utilized to plan intermediate material as it
moves through the process.
Processing: Designed for service centers and processors to pick, cut, pack
and ship material directly from stock in a single transaction, without creating
a production work order.
“Axis 6.2 has the specialized
functionality that metals and wire and cable companies need to address the
business challenges they face every day,” said Peter Weymouth, Axis product
manager, Aptean. “Axis is designed specifically for metals-based companies to
drive increased efficiency, reduce costs and maximize profitability.”
helps businesses profit, innovate and grow where the work gets done—in the call
center, on the floor of the factory, at the end of the assembly line. That’s
where Aptean’s CRM, ERP and Supply Chain software applications enable nearly
5,000 customers to satisfy their customers, operate more efficiently and stay
at the forefront of their industry. Aptean is where software WORKS.