ERP Webinar Reports IT Cost Savings for Coatings Manufacturer
March 23, 2009
Jay Deakins, President of Deacom Inc., recently presented the webinar, "Break Free from IT: How Fully Integrated ERP Software Can Provide the Roadmap for IT Independence," in conjunction with Paint and Coatings Industry (PCI) magazine.
WAYNE, PA – Jay Deakins, President of Deacom Inc., recently presented the webinar, "Break Free from IT: How Fully Integrated ERP Software Can Provide the Roadmap for IT Independence," in conjunction with Paint and Coatings Industry (PCI) magazine. The event discussed the software selection and implementation process of manufacturer American Inks and Coatings and explained how using integrated ERP manufacturing software can help manufacturers of paint, coatings, adhesives and sealants reduce their reliance on IT support and cut down its associated costs.
Prior to selecting a new ERP software solution, American Inks and Coatings used three customized software systems and more than a dozen servers to manage its business. System communication breakdowns left the manufacturer of high-volume ink and coatings at the mercy of a remote IT Manager - the only person who knew how to "un-stick transactions."
After evaluating several best-of-breed replacement systems, American Inks and Coatings chose the DEACOM Integrated Accounting and ERP System. DEACOM was the only software solution that could combine all its business processes, including sales, purchasing, production, formulation, inventory control and lot tracking, regulatory reporting, and accounting, in a single system.
In one year, American Inks and Coatings more than paid for its ERP system through savings on former business process and IT impediments. For example, the IT department previously required eight TI lines running in and eight TI lines running out. DEACOM replaced that "with point-to-point communication that reduced their communication costs by a factor of about eight," Deakins said.
The hour-long webinar also included a detailed discussion of key functionality to look for in manufacturing ERP software, as well as a participant question-and-answer session.
An archived recording of the webinar is available at www.pcimag.com.