07 Jan Tech-Con Automation Selects INDUSTRIOS, Manufacturing Software, Integrated with Sage 300 ERP, to Bring Greater Control to their Projects and Costs
Oakville, Ontario – INDUSTRIOS Software Inc., developer of INDUSTRIOS manufacturing and distribution suite, is pleased to announce Tech-Con Automation Incorporated selected INDUSTRIOS to address their manufacturing and operations requirements while integrating with Sage 300 ERP, formerly Sage ERP Accpac. As a growing robotics and automation company, Tech-Con needed to replace their current manufacturing system with one that better integrates with Sage 300 ERP to manage projects, streamline their operations, eliminate islands of data and improve cost control.
Tech-Con wanted to continue using Sage 300 ERP as their financial solution so they embarked on a search for a manufacturing solution integrated with Sage 300, and INDUSTRIOS met all their requirements. Full integration was a critical success factor as their previous system required them to use spreadsheets and other external datasources which made project management, costing, inventory control and reporting difficult. During the sales process, INDUSTRIOS was able to demonstrate their integration from quoting, sales, production, shipping, right through to the entries in Sage 300, and illustrated the fact that it is seamless. According to Nino LaDuca,General Manager at Tech-Con, “Through the product demonstrations, we were able to identify many opportunities to streamline our business and improve cost capture while reducing our work load; we could see an end to double and triple keying with INDUSTRIOS. The fact that we could see the integration in action during the demonstrations gave us confidence in our decision.”
Another key selection factor included the ability to manage projects from quoting through all phases of production. Eva DeGasperis, Vice-President of INDUSTRIOS, said, “Through our discovery process, we recognized project tracking as key success factor for Tech-Con. They needed an integrated system to track at the project level while efficiently capturing costs from their day-to-day operations and allowing them to determine job profitability while reducing workload. Right away we saw the fit with INDUSTRIOS.” Their key needs included the ability to track time and materials against projects and perform milestone billings based on percentage of completion. With the project, production tracking, inventory and pre-invoicing functionality offered by INDUSTRIOS, they have everything they need in one manufacturing system. INDUSTRIOS will eliminate the need for spreadsheets, Access databases, disconnected systems and labor intensive manual processes. With the tracking capabilities in INDUSTRIOS, Tech-Con is confident they’ll get the costing information they need for improved project control.
Tech-Con also wanted to improve processes around employee timecards and payroll where triple keying was very time consuming, inefficient and subject to data entry errors. With the functionality offered in INDUSTRIOS Time Card Management and the integration to payroll, Tech-Con estimates they’ll be able to divert 40 hours each week to more productive, value-add activities and reduce errors significantly. The functionality allows them to easily collect time card records on the shop floor then run automated calculations for overtime using complex rules where needed, automatically calculate holiday and vacation pay taking qualification rules into consideration, and then update their payroll system without re-keying. They’ll capture shop floor clock in and out times and let the system do the rest, no more data entry or re-keying. INDUSTRIOS is the only manufacturing solution integrated with Sage 300 ERP, formerly Sage ERP Accpac, offering functionality to manage shop floor time card records with integration through to payroll, another differentiator from the other packages Tech-Con looked at.
The Tech-Con team is looking forward to managing their operations from one system and having robust functionality that meets all of their needs. Michelle Kotarac, Controller at Tech-Con said, “We’re eagerly anticipating the improved efficiencies and cost control, and as an automation company we have a profound appreciation of the overall benefits we’ll get from implementing INDUSTRIOS. We can’t wait to get started.”
About Tech-Con Automation Incorporated
Since 1995, Tech-Con Automation has been building a tradition of quality robotic systems and proven integrated solutions. Now a leading source for industrial automation solutions, TCA provides pallet-based assembly lines, material handling and robotic waterjet cutting cells to a variety of industries in North America. From machining, fabrication, mechanical and electrical services to project management and engineering, Tech-Con Automation Inc. is a one-stop source for complete automation solutions.
About INDUSTRIOS Software, Inc.
INDUSTRIOS Software, Inc. has a long history, since 1989, of providing manufacturers with solutions to manage their operations, improve customer service, and streamline and simplify daily activities in their organizations.The mission at INDUSTRIOS continues to focus on the unique requirements of small to mid-sized companies and provide solutions that enable customers to grow and prosper through better informed business decisions.