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Background

Bentek Systems Ltd is Calgary manufacturer and integrator  of Industrial Electronics – Wireless SCADA & Telemetry serving Industrial Market – Oil and Gas since 1987. Scope of supply includes technical services, field services, manufacturing/packaging, and product development. S

Need

Growth required improved business system(s) for better efficiency and management.  Upgrade from multiple disparate standalone and server based applications to a integrated systems.

Existing Software Used Prior to Upgrade

  • MYOB
  • QuoteWorks/ERP Lite
  • Excel Spreadsheets – Quotes
  • MS Access Database
  • Parts and Vendor Application for Electronics Manufacturing

Challenges with Status Quo

  • Hard to Support
  • Labour Intensive

Requirements for New System

  • Multi-User
  • Cloud Based – Backup, Accessible
  • Centralized Data Base – Collaboration
  • Functionality
    • Quotes
    • Order Entry
    • Shipping
    • Invoicing
    • Inventory
    • Ordering/Purchase Orders
    • Manufacturing
    • Projects
    • Payroll
    • Financial Statements
    • Reporting
  • Customization possible.
  • Cost Effective
  • Good Support – Rule Outs Shareware

Selection of Solutions

  • Reviewed Cloud Solutions including NetSuite, Epicore, OpenBravo
  • Selected Acumatica based on Cost Effective, Local Support from Aqurus

Implementation – Lessons Learned

  • Internal and External Support for Deployment is Needed
  • Start Using System as Soon As Possible – don’t wait until perfect
  • Don’t replicate system you have – implement what it should be

Implementation Results

  • Do More With Less
  • Labor Savings
  • More Timely Information
  • Now you have a Operations and Financial Dashboard