Finance & Administration

The metals industry is one focused on efficiency. With rising transportation costs, increased global competition and ever-changing regulatory requirements, streamlined processes and automation are the name of the game. Metals manufacturers need technology to manage the entire enterprise so they can focus on building their businesses. Aptean offers software solutions that help metals manufacturers find efficiencies and reduce costs by aligning the entire organization.

IFinance & Administration

In the metals industry, streamlining processes and managing costs while dealing with constantly changing demands and dealing with global competition are just a few of the issues that are always top of mind. To keep back-office processes running smoothly, companies depend on their finance and administrative departments. These critical functions within the enterprise need technology that will help them keep things running.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), software for accounting and business processes. must be fully integrated with other systems and reach across the organization, with full-featured financial capabilities that help keep transactions moving smoothly and give employees instant access to the financial data they need, all the way down to the transaction level. Business Intelligence software gives employees tools to let them quickly and accurately analyze and report on critical business data. Finally, another critical tool is one that monitors the enterprise for potential issues so they can be addressed proactively before they become bigger problems.

At Aptean, our technologies help finance and administrative departments in metals companies manage their finances and drive efficiencies for a better bottom line.

How Aptean Helps You in Enterprise Resource Planning

ERP software solutions automate and support a range of administrative and operational business processes, including line-of-business, customer-facing, administrative and asset management functions. Aptean’s ERP software applications are built to align with the best practices and core challenges of the metals industry, providing deep functional fit.

AXIS ERP

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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How Aptean Helps You in Business Intelligence

Because they battle daily with transportation costs, global competition and ever-changing regulatory requirements, metals companies are focused on efficiency…streamlining and automating processes. They need technology that will give them visibility into their operations to help them make smarter, better informed decisions. Aptean offers business intelligence solutions designed specifically for the needs of metals manufacturers.

Aptean Analytics

Who it’s for

Aptean Analytics delivers the perfect combination of specialization, simplicity and actionable data for companies that want true visibility into their operations. Powered by industry-leader QlikView and delivered in a user-friendly format, Aptean Analytics will help you drive decisions with the right amount of data provided in the right way.

How it’s different

Aptean Analytics is powered by the industry-leading QlikView platform. With more than 30,000 customers across the globe, QlikView drives real decisions by providing actionable insight through a Business Discovery capability. Business Discovery enables users to dig further into data associations from any number of data sources. By combining this unique capability with a fully mobile-enabled and widget-based platform, QlikView puts the power of the platform in the hands of any user, anywhere.

Why you need it

Data is only good if you can use it. This sounds simple, but businesses understand the underlying truth in this message. The challenge is taking a seemingly infinite amount of data and making it usable in a short period of time. Powered by analytics leader QlikView, Aptean Analytics delivers ready-to-use graphical dashboards designed for your business that allow you to easily spot and resolve any business issues, from profitability to the sales pipeline. And perhaps most importantly, those dashboards are geared toward any organization and any user, not just data analysts. They take away the complexity typically associated with traditional Business Intelligence (BI) solutions. Aptean Analytics serves up data in straightforward charts, tables, dashboards, and other advanced visuals.

Coupling industry-leading analytics and business intelligence with time-tested enterprise solutions provides a powerful, specialized toolset that enables you to manage your business efficiently and gain insight into challenges and opportunities that may exist.

How Aptean Helps You in Data Integration & Monitoring

The ability to understand today and predict the future is an advantage. You need technology to help you sense and respond to business events faster, while proactively shaping your business future. Many enterprise systems generate alerts to help you identify trends and react to processes that are outside the normal range. For maximum business impact, however, you need a comprehensive view—a perspective on events that are, or will soon be, affecting your organization.

Event Management Framework

Who it’s for

For organizations that require an enterprise-wide view into business issues that can escalate into material problems, Aptean’s Event Management Framework (EMF) monitors systems across the organization to provide a ‘big picture’ view of the events that affect your business and alerts you to anomalies for swift resolution.

How it’s different

Many enterprise systems generate alerts to help you identify trends and react to processes that are outside the normal range. For maximum business impact, however, you need a comprehensive view – a perspective on events that are, or will soon be, affecting your organization. Event Management Framework is designed to provide actionable insight into events across your business. Easily linked with your existing systems and configured to generate alerts in the format you choose, Event Management Framework is a one-stop shop for your alerting requirements.

Why you need it

An organization with state-of-the-art risk management across the enterprise is always a step ahead of the competition. EMF oversees and provides peace of mind so that companies can focus on growth and providing outstanding customer service. EMF combs through vast data from various sources and flags issued based on pre-set parameters. The EMF early-warning system provides notifications through a variety of communications channels, allowing you to run a more agile organization and quickly react and resolve events that could threaten business. It enables you to predict and react to events in any enterprise system, delivering targeted information to the appropriate organizational departments via automated notifications. 

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