Enterprise Resource Planning

Discrete manufacturers are constantly looking at the supply chain: suppliers, the cost of transportation, increasing global competition, and more demand. The goal is to drive efficiency while maintaining excellent customer service and profitability. Aptean offers integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions that help them see the big picture—from the back office to the shop floor—so they can make strategic decisions that keep them efficient and profitable.

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In discrete manufacturing, every business is unique—and so are the challenges and requirements that go along with them. But across the board, the name of the game is to manage costs without compromising on quality. Juggling suppliers, transportation, processes, automation, and customer keeps every manufacturer awake at night.

If you’re looking for an ERP software solutions, you’re looking to automate and support a range of administrative and operational business processes, including line-of-business, customer-facing, administrative and asset management functions…but ultimately, you want to find ways to bring more value to your business. The right ERP system must be truly enterprise-wide, and if implemented properly, can have astounding ROI across every functional area:

  • Your finance team gains integration with operations, including accurate costing, and real-time reporting.
  • Your engineering team eliminates the hand entering of part numbers and BOM’s through CAD integrations.
  • Your manufacturing team has complete visibility and control of orders, materials, capacity and quality with a complete integration between planning and execution.
  • Your customer service team can grow your customer base by quickly generating accurate quotes, custom-configuring products at the point of sale, assigning special pricing, and promising accurate delivery dates.
  • Your supply chain team gains real-time communication with your partners and vendors to meld planning, scheduling, production and delivery into a seamless, dependable process.
  • Your management team can eradicate reactive decision-making, and use real-time data to proactively manage the metrics that matter to your operation.

Most importantly, your ERP system must fit the unique way you do business as a discrete manufacturer and within your specific business. Aptean’s ERP solutions are designed for deep functional fit and are highly customizable to more closely align with the business processes that give you a competitive advantage:

Aptean ERP Solutions


Who it’s for

For metals, wire and cable manufacturers, processors and service centers, ranging from global corporations to family owned businesses that require advanced business solutions Axis ERP is designed to drive increased efficiency, reduce costs and maximize profitability.

How it’s different

Axis ERP has the specialized functionality that metals and wire and cable companies need to address the business challenges they face every day. Built by industry experts and continually updated based on the input of some of the world’s largest metals, wire and cable manufacturers—our customers, Axis delivers innovative, yet practical, solutions to your strategic operational challenges and real return on investment.

Why you need it

Axis ERP makes it possible for metals companies, and wire and cable manufacturers to manage their business operations using a common base of industry-specific information and business processes. Axis ERP contributes to the long-term success of companies by helping them:

  • Quickly develop, quote, and produce new products to exacting customer expectations
  • Consistently deliver high-quality products while decreasing lead times
  • Reduce costs and improve profitability
  • Effectively manage complex business models involving many customized products for many customers
  • Efficiently manufacture products in either low volume or high volume
  • Put high-cost capital equipment to the best possible use

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Encompix ERP

Who it’s for

Encompix ERP is for engineer-to-order and custom manufacturers that design and build complex products to exact customer specifications frequently involving long lead times and heavy engineering content. It is designed to provide accurate cost estimates to customers, manage all aspects of complex projects, and deliver on time and on budget.

How it’s different

Unlike generic ERP solutions, Encompix ERP is designed specifically for engineer-to-order and project-based manufacturers who face business challenges that simply cannot be resolved by traditional ERP software. Because of our focus on engineer-to-order and project-based companies, Encompix is able to deliver a closer fit that in turn leads to shorter implementation and faster time-to-benefit.

Why you need it

Encompix’s engineer-to-order and project-based customers have seen dramatic business improvements and faster return on their investment. Typical results achieved by our customers include:

  • Reduction in costs by 30 percent.
  • Increased margin by 10-25 percent.
  • 100 percent revenue growth with little additional indirect cost.
  • Improved change control resulted in $250,000 in additional revenue.
  • Reduced delivery cycle times by 40 percent.
  • Greater visibility and control over project costs.
  • Reduced costs in one department by 50 percent.
  • Accounting month-end closing time halved.
  • Elimination of non-value added activities resulting in savings of over $100,000 per year.
  • Win profitable business in new markets.

What you get

Encompix allows companies to improve the efficiency of business processes critical to their success, with capabilities for:

  • Project Budgeting and Costing
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Milestone Billing
  • Engineering Integration
  • Bill-of-Material Management
  • Microsoft Project Integration
  • Finance
  • Business Analytics
  • CRM
  • Spare Part Sales
  • Field Service

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Intuitive ERP

Who it’s for

Intuitive is a solution for manufacturers building products for regulated industries, such as electronics, medical devices, and aviation who must comply with strong regulatory requirements such as component serial number traceability, product configuration, quality management, and engineering change management

How it’s different

Intuitive offers the most affordable, comprehensive, and tested ERP feature set for regulated manufacturing environments. With more than 800 customers in 20 countries, Intuitive ERP stands out in the marketplace for its ability to increase the quality and visibility of information manufacturers need to make the strategic and tactical operational decisions that achieve core business goals. By leveraging a Microsoft .NET architecture, Intuitive provides capabilities that are faster, more secure, and easy to administer, modify, and integrate with other applications.

Why you need it

Tracking, reporting and ensuring the integrity of information are one of the most important aspects of manufacturing for regulated industries. An inability to react to quality or customer issues can be or to be able to plan and deliver in a timely manner can be the difference between success and failure. With Intuitive ERP, you can:

  • Provide seamless integration of planning, materials management and procurement, manufacturing, financial, and business intelligence processes.
  • Leverage eCommerce and customer relationship management (CRM) capabilities, and a well-developed services and support offering to make it easy for your customers to do business with you.
  • Make it easy for your employees to do business with each other by standardizing and integrating business processes across the enterprise.
  • Provide data analysis tools to enhance decision making.
  • Support multi-national manufacturers with multi-language and multi-currency capabilities.

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Made2Manage ERP

Who it’s for

Made2Manage ERP is for small and medium-sized manufacturers with dynamic, to-order environments such as engineer-to-order (ETO), make-to-order (MTO), assemble-to-order (ATO), and mixed mode operations focused on driving down costs while increasing efficiency, on-time delivery and customer satisfaction.

How it’s different

Made2Manage seamlessly integrates enterprise resource planning and scheduling with shop floor execution better than any other ERP software provider. Built in 1986 by the president of a machine tool company, and expanded through the years via the input of more than 1500 discrete, to-order manufacturing companies, Made2Manage has never strayed from its focus on the manufacturing industry. What’s more, in its latest release, Version 7.0, Made2Manage debuts its 100% .NET, SOA, n-tier architecture—with “future proof” technology that won’t become obsolete the moment you buy it.

Why you need it

The shop floor is where the real work gets done in dynamic, to-order environments. When you need to create sophisticated plans that will help your shop floor run at maximum efficiency while still being able to quickly react to customer demands, you need industrial-strength manufacturing ERP software that operates at the speed of your shop floor. With Made2Manage ERP, you can:

  • Plan using real world constraints and what if scenarios
  • Improve on-time delivery using Theory-of-Constraint scheduling
  • See the entire enterprise operations right down to the shop floor
  • Execute changes on the shop floor swiftly

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