Altico, a provider of ERP solutions with a specialization in manufacturing, will now be implementing and reselling Visibility Corporation's .NET based ERP solution, VISIBILITY.net. The partnership brings together Visibility’s industry leading ERP software solution designed for complex product manufacturers with Altico’s significant business experience, proven implementation methodology, and effective sales organization. Altico is recognized in the Northeast for delivering high quality business solutions and advisory services that provide unparalleled results for mid-market businesses. Altico Advisors, headquartered in Massachusetts, has joined Visibility’s Partner Program to form a strategic relationship that will broaden the reach of both companies in the manufacturing sector that they serve.
According to Stephen Carson, executive vice-president of Visibility Corporation, “ETO/MTO manufacturers require sophisticated tools to manage and track service materials and personnel over the long, detailed lifecycles of their products. Visibility provides the visibility and control of all project lifecycle costs-from the suppliers through manufacturing, out to customers and into the aftermarket including continual product developments and enhancements.”
Manufacturing Journalist TR Cutler profiled the development of .net solutions in the current issue of Accounting Software 411. the complete feature can be read at http://www.accountingsoftware411.com/Press/PressDocView.aspx?docid=8264.
According to Stephen Carson, executive vice president of Visibility Corporation, “The decision to invest in business process automation is significant and often part of a project-based manufacturer's lean initiative. ETO companies must consider the value of significantly reducing bidding, engineering and manufacturing cycle times; reducing product rework; and improving customer service and internal communication. There is additional value to the clients of ETO manufacturers when their product is designed precisely to meet customer requirements and is achieved with high quality and delivered on time and within budget.”
Nexgen required a solution that could give them the controls and effective technology in combination with comprehensive functionality for their complex manufacturing requirements. After many months of evaluation of ERP systems Nexgen selected VISIBILITY.net ERP. According to Steve Naylor, Director of IT at Nexgen, “this ERP solution is exactly what we were looking for and is oriented on our type of one-of-a-kind manufacturing business. They understand our business demands and have 20 plus years of experience implementing their solution effectively. What we liked most was the comprehensiveness of the software and how it will enable us to optimize all areas of our business. From quotes, to costing, financial compliance, projects, business process improvements through workflow and will accommodate our growth with multi-entity and multi-lingual. Additionally, it was designed from the onset using Microsoft’s .net which gives us a contemporary business platform to grow our business on. “
Creating the foundation for continuous improvement and following lean principles Russ Rousseau, of The Jervis B. Webb Company based in Farmington Hills, Michigan noted, “As an ETO Manufacturing and Engineering Company we found substantial improvements and cost savings were gained by working with systems such as VISIBILITY ERP that are focused on the distinctive requirements of the engineering intensive product manufacturer. It has added substantial value, less non applicable overhead and has enabled us to be highly effective.”
Manufacturing Journalist Thomas R. Cutler Profiled Business Process Automation by ETO (engineer to order) manufacturers in Quality Digest.
Visibility Corporation (www.visibility.com) is a leading developer and supplier of business software solutions designed for the unique needs of project-based, engineer-to-order and to-order manufacturers. Visibility's Enterprise Application solutions help midsize manufacturers of complex products operate their businesses effectively. Visibility has an extensive customer base throughout North America and Europe and has the strongest representation of ERP among complex manufacturers.
Lloyd Perna has joined Visibility Corporation of Andover, MA as a Technical Services professional. Lloyd comes to Visibility with over 15 years of Senior Technical consulting experience in business operations, information technology and systems planning, design and implementation. Lloyd specializes in the following areas: IT strategies and infrastructure, System Architecture, Oracle E-Business Suite Technology, System Administration, Platform Support, Database Administration (SQL, Oracle), Custom Application Design and Programming, Software Interoperability and Data Conversions.
For manufacturers, BI (business intelligence) should be about quantifying business assumptions that were previously too costly and time-consuming to challenge. For example, they are using it to identify hot sellers, to cut costs, and to discover new business opportunities. ACF Office Seating, for example, manufactures, unsurprisingly, office seating. The company’s IT manager, Paul Griffiths, was a long-time user of Visibility ERP. The most significant addition to it was the SQL Server 2000 data mart and analysis services reporting cube. We had this linked to our sales tables some 18 months ago and since then it has become the most used reporting tool in the company. The sales team uses the cube analysis daily to track sales and invoicing by month, area, product and range. It has become an indispensable tool for sales analysis and forecasting. It’s easy to use and very versatile. While BI programs get at the data using different techniques, OLAP (online analytical processing) cubes that slice and dice data remain central to the methodology.