Manufacturing

Companies with manufacturing operations are constantly looking for ways to drive efficiency by streamlining processes and keeping costs down while keeping customer service and profitability up. Aptean offers technology that fits the needs of manufacturers to help them manage complex processes across the enterprise.

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Any company with manufacturing operations is constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency and profitability. They look at ways to better manage inventory, increase productivity, improve quality, and reduce lead times. This requires coordination across the entire enterprise, from the back office to production. With everyone working in synch, they can react sooner and more effectively to fluctuations in demand, competitors, and supply chain issues.

However, it is important to find software that fits your industry and your business. At Aptean, we understand that no two industries are alike…and no two businesses are alike; that’s why we offer options designed around an understanding of the core challenges. In short—we know manufacturing.

Aptean offers several options for manufacturers to meet their unique requirements for managing every business process, regardless of industry. 

How Aptean helps you in Enterprise Resource Planning

Aptean knows enterprise resource planning software (ERP systems). With more than 4,000 ERP customers, Aptean has a solution to meet a broad range of needs for both small and large manufacturers. Each of our ERP software applications is built to align with the best practices and core challenges of your industry.

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

Learn more about AXIS ERP

Ross ERP

Who it’s for

Ross ERP is built specifically for process manufacturers that want to streamline operations, quickly bring new products to the marketplace, and easily ramp up production, while cutting costs and complying with ever more stringent retailer requirements and federal regulations.

How it’s different

Ross ERP is designed to support manufacturers that work with recipes and formulas in order to help them successfully manage the variability and complexities of their products and processes, as well as accurately account for all raw material and finished products—which will significantly improve production scalability and product costing and traceability. From one plant to dozens, in multiple countries, languages and currencies, Ross ERP also can be easily rolled out to achieve business process standardization across a global enterprise. With deep industry expertise, Ross and its team of technology experts can give you a solution that is tailor-made for your business.

Why you need it

Whether you are in the process of re-evaluating your existing ERP application or looking to replace your existing spreadsheets, it’s important to focus on an ERP application that has a strong process manufacturing foundation that can support your unique requirements with minimal customization.

  • Streamline inventory management and get accurate, real-time data for higher quality products, faster time to market, quicker inventory turns, and lower manufacturing costs.
  • Make informed, real-time manufacturing decisions to enhance quality, increase plant throughput, contain costs, and improve delivery performance.
  • Protect your brand and your customers with intuitive, easy-to-use traceability solutions that track your products and ingredients from suppliers to manufacturing to end-users.
  • Automate your chargeback validation process and stay on top of high data volumes, non-standard pricing, management fees and rebates, and regulatory compliance requirements.

Learn more about Ross ERP

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.

Learn more about Intuitive ERP

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

Learn more about Made2Manage

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

Learn more about Encompix ERP

CIMNET ERP

Who it’s for

Cimnet offers a variety of directly-delivered software, services and support solutions for every aspect of the PCB manufacturing process, from pre-production—engineering, quoting, panelization, and analysis—to manufacturing for the global printed circuit board (PCB) industry. This includes electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) who design, assemble, produce, and test PCBs – from large, multi-national corporations to smaller, homegrown shops.

How it’s different

Unlike generic ERP solutions, Cimnet is specifically designed and enhanced for the unique and changing needs of the PCB industry. In addition, Cimnet’s offerings can be implemented individually to provide focused functionality to specific areas of a company’s pre-production process or integrated to create a complete automation of pre-production and manufacturing processes to help achieve significant time and cost savings.

Why you need it

Here are some of the reasons manufacturers have chosen Cimnet as a software partner and been glad they did:

  • Ramp up engineering to save time, lower costs, and improve accuracy
  • Produce more accurate quotes, faster
  • Automate data input and engineering analysis
  • Automate panelization
  • Improve manufacturing through better materials management, scheduling, and production management
  • Improve PCB supply chain visibility, both upstream and downstream

Learn more about CIMNET ERP

DTR ERP

Who it’s for

DTR is a directly-delivered enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, services and support solution for leaders in the plastics industry with a combination of discrete and process manufacturing requirements – including injection molders, extruders, film and bag processors, blow molders, thermoformers and compounders.

How it’s different

Unlike generic ERP solutions, DTR ERP is the most affordable, comprehensive solution focused specifically on the needs of the plastics industry. In fact, to ensure sustained focus on the unique requirements of discrete and process plastics companies, it is only sold into the plastics industry. Developed and maintained by a team of software developers with extensive experience in the plastics industry. DTR has been helping plastics manufacturers reduce costs, increase sales and better meet customer demands for more than 20 years.

Why you need it

    Here are some of the reasons manufacturers have chosen the DTR ERP solution and been glad they did:

  • Reduce inventory costs
  • Monitor scrap and regrind for more accurate job costing
  • Shorten production cycle times
  • Streamline financial management processes
  • Strengthen customer relationships

Learn more about DTR ERP

How Aptean helps you in Manufacturing Execution

In today's competitive environment manufacturers need to shave every cent they can from their costs per unit. This means being able to see production issues as they arise and act upon them immediately in order to impact the current shift's output. Our Factory MES solution transforms manufacturing performance on the factory floor by empowering people to make real-time actionable decisions. 

Factory MES

Who it’s for

For process and discrete manufacturers in the food & beverage, consumer packaged goods pharmaceutical, metals and industrial manufacturing industries with either single or multi-plant operations, Factory MES provides out of the box capabilities to: monitor shop floor data in real-time, allowing operators to act immediately to improve and become accountable for their individual and team performance; Paperless Quality and SPC to improve product quality and reduce waste/giveaway, and structured reviews to drive action and focus improvement efforts.

  • Out of the box
  • People/Process focused
  • Performance and Paperless Quality
  • Easy to use operator interface
  • Minimal automation required

How it’s different

Factory MES is a purpose-built packaged application, designed for specific industries, which requires no customization and is typically deployed in less than six weeks per factory. This ensures a higher probability of success, shorter time to benefits and the flexibility needed to support growth and change. Different to other MES systems our technology is combined with a proven change method that focuses on developing operator skills and a structure of daily performance reviews to drive a better performance every run, every shift, every day.

Why you need it

The shop floor is the heartbeat of any manufacturing organization. The ability to see data in real time and enable your operators to act upon it immediately is critical in today's competitive environment where every opportunity for improvement, no matter how big or small, counts. With Factory MES you can:

  • Identify all manufacturing losses in real-time
  • Measure metrics such as Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Identify potential capacity by highlighting constraints
  • Eliminate arduous and time-consuming paper based systems
  • Reduce downtime/changeover times
  • Improve daily work control practices
  • Formalize the continuous improvement initiatives already in place
  • Improve workforce culture on the shop floor
  • Use it as a strategic tool to make business decisions for the future

Learn more about Factory MES

Activplant

Who it’s for

For process and discrete manufacturers in the food & beverage, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical and automotive industries with either single or multi-plant site operations, Activplant provides: a highly configurable set of tools to view shop floor data in real-time, allowing operators, maintenance, engineering and management teams to understand the issue effecting automated operations; throughput analysis to identify the true constraints in your value streams, and flexible reporting and analytics to drive action and focus improvement efforts.

  • Highly configurable
  • Equipment/Automation focused
  • Can handle 1000’s of signals from equipment

How it’s different

Activplant’s unmatched ability to accurately capture interactions between machines and processes removes the need for multiple, disparate monitoring and data collection systems. Activplant delivers reporting that then provides a consistent and easy-to-understand view of all your plant data, and simplifies root cause assignment. The toolkit enables you to connect that data to any number of systems throughout your enterprise, ensuring all aspects of your operation have the information needed to optimize performance and continuous improvement.

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How Aptean helps you in Business Intelligence

Regardless of industry, most companies track and record thousands of transactions daily. Business Intelligence is a way to collect this data in one place and make sense of it with a simple report (or set of reports). Companies who can successfully extract pertinent data from their mountain of information are gaining unique perspectives of their business, enabling them to become leaner and more competitive. Aptean provides business intelligence solutions that help companies tame their data and use it to competitive advantage.

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 and 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. 

Learn more about Event Management Framework