Wood Working and Fabrication Firms find Engineer to Order Profitability with Trakware
Edmonton, AB -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/13/2012 -- Trakware Systems Inc., a leading software company focused on business management solutions for engineer to order, custom, and project-based manufacturers, announced that Watson Wood Works selected TRAKware and has realized maximization of profit margins by identifying which products and departments create value and which drag on profitability. Trakware CEO, Randy Richel, also noted that Watson Wood Works was able to coordinate the front and back office processes, communication and critical project oriented data.
Richel commented that, “Engineer-to-Order wood working, fabricators and metalworking organizations must be able to accurately estimate all projects rather than "guesstimate". It is equally important to automate material changes between purchasing, estimating, and project management.”
Cost savings are often achieved through the elimination of redundant data entry for all project work orders. Fully automated shop floor data collection in real-time (per project and per employee) with TRAKware drives profitable completion of every project.
Established in 1984, Watson Wood Works has become a dominant participant in the architectural woodworking industry. Located in the central region of North Carolina, Watson Wood Works is readily accessible to the state's major commercial markets. A modern 42,000 square foot manufacturing facility equipped with precision CNC capabilities enables Watson to meet the ever changing and technically challenging demands of their custom manufacturing environment. Watson Wood Works began the search for a solution to integrate data collection and key performance metrics reporting into a powerful decision support system in order to more efficiently accommodate the rapid project evolvement inherent to construction projects. This needed to be accomplished through tight integration of estimating, engineering, project management, and production within the company.
"TRAKware is the infrastructure that allows Watson Wood Works to be agile and powerful as we respond to market conditions and strive to deliver incomparable customer service. TRAKware quickly met our top priority: giving management clear visibility into each project through our architectural woodworking operation," said Jesse Watson, 3rd generation employee at Watson Wood Works.
TRAKware software empowers business-critical functions for the custom manufacturer such as estimating, advanced scheduling, job costing, production management, inventory, capacity management and planning, labor-material shop floor and field installation data collection. TRAKware integrates with existing ERP and MRP systems, and leading software providers for financial accounting.
About Trakware Systems Inc.
Founded in 1995, TRAKware software empowers business-critical functions such as estimating, scheduling, project management, business process management, workflow and optimization, job costing, production management, inventory, capacity management and planning, shop floor and field installation labor/material data collection. TRAKware integrates with existing, and leading software providers for financial accounting (Intuit QuickBooks, Sage, JD Edwards, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Oracle Financials), engineering design, optimization, payroll and wireless.
TRAKware's innovative and proven parametric configuration engine provides leading benefits to estimating, manufacturing, and engineering, throughout the entire project lifecycle. Fabricators, metalworkers, and other ETO companies should arrange a demonstration of the TRAKware solution by calling 780-264-6838.