Intuitive ERP

Intuitive is a directly-delivered enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, services and support solution for manufacturers building products for regulated industries, such as electronics, medical devices, and aviation.

Intuitive ensures these companies comply with strong regulatory requirements such as component serial number traceability, product configuration, quality management, and engineering change management.

Intuitive ERP

WHY IT'S DIFFERENT

Unlike other ERP solutions, 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

WHAT YOU GET

That provides core ERP functionality with extensive feature depth for the maintaining the integrity of regulated products, including:

  • Serial Number Traceability
  • Quality Management
  • Customer RMA
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Capable to Promise
  • Procurement
  • Production Planning
  • Production Scheduling
  • Production Analysis
  • Shop Floor Work Center Console
  • Shop Floor Data Collection
  • Product Configurator
  • CAD Integrations
  • Reporting and Analysis

FUNCTIONALITY THAT PERFORMS

Intuitive ERP is a low-cost, feature-rich ERP system designed specifically for the needs of discrete manufacturers that build products for regulated industries. Intuitive ERP’s Microsoft .NET framework delivers an ERP system that is easy to install and administer, while providing seamless interaction across all parts of your business.

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WHY INTUITIVE?

Here are some of the reasons mid-market manufacturers have chosen the Intuitive ERP solution and been glad they did.

STREAMLINE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

Intuitive delivers comprehensive ERP manufacturing functionality to help better manage work-in-process activities. The solution also provides powerful tools to improve forecast accuracy and shop-floor scheduling.

ANTICIPATE, ADDRESS CHANGES & POTENTIAL PROBLEMS

Intuitive ERP manufacturing software features advanced planning functionality that helps better manage inventory, increase production scheduling flexibility, and improve delivery performance. The solution makes it possible to introduce engineering changes without adversely impacting manufacturing operations.

TRACK FLOW OF MONEY ACROSS SUPPLY CHAIN WITH PRECISION

Intuitive ERP software features capabilities to streamline all financial transactions with suppliers, customers and within the enterprise. Sophisticated functionality provides instant access to financial data.

STREAMLINE SALES PROCESSES

The Intuitive ERP solution delivers advanced functionality that shortens the sales cycle and automates order processing. Configuration functionality makes it possible to quickly respond to customer requests with accurate pricing, product configuration, specifications, and bills of materials.

IMPROVE PRODUCT ENGINEERING & QUALITY

The Intuitive ERP system provides tools to assist in optimizing quality in your products, business processes, and overall performance. There are capabilities to integrate with leading computer-aided design (CAD) systems, as well as capture and analyze data using statistical techniques to help you reduce waste, improve productivity, and better meet compliance and traceability requirements.

INCREASE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

Using Intuitive ERP software to improve product quality, streamline the sales processes, and offer comprehensive services and support will enhance your customer satisfaction.

Related Case Study:

Intuitive ERP Drives Success for Tube Tool Manufacturer

Elliott services over 7,000 customers with 36,000 different SKUs in 100+ countries. Based in Dayton, Ohio; 65 employees

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CHALLENGES
• Antiquated ERP system did not support business needs.
• No plant scheduling, average on-time delivery record.
• Competitive pressures demanded more responsiveness, tighter controls.
• A lot of data but no information—lack of business intelligence capabilities.
• Proprietary database and programming language.

BENEFITS
• 36% improvement in on-time shipping performance in first year while decreasing lead times by 50%.
• 18% margin improvement.
• More reliable ship-date quotes, overall faster turnaround on custom orders.
• Market share growth during industry recession.
• Intuitive implementation forced a full process transformation

For more than 100 years, Dayton-based Elliott Tool has been providing industry with innovative tools to support tubing installation, cleaning, plugging, testing, repair and removal. The company also manufactures metal finishing tools for burnishing, chamfering, deburring and mechanical joining. In 2006, the company was struggling with an average on-time shipment record, could only guess at priorities and expected completion dates, and had no real information to work with. “We knew things were out of control,” says IT manager Kevin Cross, “but our systems were so bad that we couldn’t even measure how far off we were. We didn’t trust our KPIs. We had lots of data but no information.”

In their search for a new ERP system, they determined that Intuitive ERP from Aptean offered flexibility, easy integration with their existing quoting system (which they liked and wanted to keep), and was built on Microsoft technology, so finding help and compatible resources wouldn’t be an issue. Most importantly, they found that Intuitive was powerful yet simple. “If any system we evaluated took more than 90 days to implement, it wasn’t a fit for us,” Cross said.

While Elliott Tool easily met their 90-day implementation goal, the solution was much more than just a new computer system. “Intuitive created a framework for re-engineering business processes and discipline,” says Jeff Golden, an owner and Elliott Tool’s COO. The company was doing well enough financially, but it really needed some re-engineering to become more competitive. With help from Aptean’s expert consultants, Intuitive gave Elliott the tools and processes needed, and during the recession that started in 2008, it really paid off. While the whole industry was hit by the slow-down, Elliott was able to gain market share by being more responsive than the competition, keeping delivery promises, and reducing lead time.

Elliott integrated their new Intuitive ERP with an existing quoting system and will strengthen that integration in the near future. “We plan to automate the conversion of quotes to orders to further reduce lead time and increase our ability to respond quickly to customer requests,” Cross says.

One of the driving forces behind Elliott’s selection of Intuitive is the ease of customization using the Aptean and Microsoft tools that came with the system. Elliott’s commission accounting system, for example, is quite complex, with lots of different rules and calculations. With a number of “small customizations,” Elliott has been able to add commission accounting to their Intuitive system; as Cross says, with changes that were “easy to make and maintain,” all without custom programs that would make upgrades difficult.

“Intuitive drove the changes we needed to align Elliott Tool with manufacturing best practices, and has been an integral part of our success. This framework combined with the software’s open architecture gave us the best of both worlds,” concludes Golden. “It is important to note that a benefit of Intuitive over our previous ERP system is the business partnership. When serious challenges arose, Aptean consistently stepped up to the plate, delivering support for our business.”