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Manufacturing ERP Editorial

Which ERP Software Should You Choose?

When selecting an ERP software provider for your manufacturing business, you have to spend as much time looking beyond the software as you do at the software. You need to make sure the software system is built from the ground up and all modules are fully integrated. You need to make sure the system is robust enough to support your business growth into the future. You need to make sure the software system is customizable so the product simplifies your manufacturing™. Once you are sure the software system meets your current and future needs you need to do your due diligence on the company. Your investment in the product is in the company as much as it is in the software and you need to be just as sure the company is financially stable, makes investments in their product and people, and has a commitment to long-term viability instead of a near-term exit strategy to private equity, paying off debt, IPO, or building out products with your fees that you will never use.

Testimonials and Case Studies

Global Shop Solutions has helped us succeed in inventory management and control. In the first three months of implementing Global Shop, we dropped our inventory six digits. James Martin General Manager
Martin's Wood Products

The graphical scheduling of machines in the Advanced Planning & Scheduling module makes it easy to see where we stand with capacity. Jason Cox Chief Technical Officer
Cox Machine

By having Global Shop Solutions, we have much more consistency in our production operations, and this helps tremendously with quality. Edward Bond President/CEO
Adams Automatic

Global Shop Solutions gave us accurate costing on our subassemblies and all the operations that go into them. Rich Bevis Owner
Hemco Industries, Inc.

Global Shop Solutions gives us solid data that we can rely on, and it does it in real time. Richard Lazzara Founder
Neptune Research, Inc.

Global Shop Solutions gave us a faster, more standardized process for router creation, which helped streamline production and move jobs through the shop floor quicker. Trent Maynard ERP Administrator
Fabricating Specialties, Ltd.

Global Shop Solutions allows me to manage my business from anywhere. Ramon Fabrega Owner/President
Cartoplastic

We're currently using Global Shop Solutions in so many areas of the business that there's very little paper left anywhere. Jerry Bolack Director of IT
Galaxy Technologies

Since implementing Global Shop Solutions, sales have grown a hefty 53%. Henderson Cathcart National Sales Director
Key Gas Components

Global Shop Solutions is a one-stop shop for anything you need to do in a small manufacturing business. Bill Staber President
Staber Industries

We selected Global Shop Solutions for its production management, forecasting and customization capabilities. Bethany DiMaggio Controller
Superior Metal Products, Inc.

We have better integration and cash flow by using Global Shop Solutions. Randy Bennett Vice President
Automation Tool & Die, Inc.

Global Shop Solutions is a superb management tool. We couldn't live without it! Ashish Pate Director of Operations
A.B. Heller Precision Machining

Having all the data in one centralized system enables us to communicate more effectively between individuals, departments and customers. Marilyn Werkheiser Customer Liaison/Global Shop Solutions Administrator
Bendon Gear and Machine, Inc.

We like the robust reporting in Global Shop Solutions and the ongoing enhancements to the system. Mike Zehentner VP of Business Development
Kryton Engineered Metals

Manufacturing is all about putting the quote together, building the router and BOM, and then building the product. Global Shop Solutions excels at all of these things and more. Bob Holbrook Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Gemini Plastics, Inc.

You can tell that Global Shop Solutions has built their system by listening to their customers and not to their competitors. Carl Strohmaier President
Milcut

The improved ability to dispatch work orders and control material flow has made a huge impact on our job costing and our overall efficiency. Brian Lefler ERP Administrator
Middleville Tool & Die Co., Inc.

The two people who used to manually track the report now spend their time on other activities. It's all handled within Global Shop Solutions. Alvin Moore Global Shop Solutions Administrator
Mac Machine

With Global Shop Solutions, we can easily track jobs from beginning to end because everyone has access to the same data. Paul Pagenkopf Head Scheduler
Plains Fabrication

With Global Shop Solutions, we have more time to spend on the high-level parts of our jobs that really bring value to the customer and to the business. Jamie Brezinski Director of IT
Midland Metal Products

Global Shop Solutions gives us a lot more control over managing inventory costs. Bo Adams Vice President
C.E. Smith, Inc.

Since implementing Global Shop Solutions, we have improved on-time delivery rates by a robust 20 to 30 percent. Gary Bruff Vice President of Manufacturing
Fullerton Tool Company

Global Shop Solutions has so many features that you want in an ERP software. It's logically developed, yet intuitive and easy to use. Travis Smith IT Director
Richard Manufacturing

We're very, very lean as a company, and we're lean because of Global Shop Solutions. David Zuckerwise Chairman
Liberty Brass Turning Company

Since implementing Global Shop Solutions, we have experienced a 50% reduction in finished goods and WIP inventories, and a 20% reduction in raw materials inventory. Ron Tedder Director of Operations
Forma-Fab Metals

Without Global Shop Solutions' Advanced Planning and Scheduling module, you might as well be wearing blinders. Jim Morris Engineering/Quality Manager
FabCorp, Inc.

It used to take four people two days to complete a full physical inventory count. With Global Shop Solutions, it takes three hours. Travis Wendt Operations Manager
Metallic Products Corporation

We've improved overall labor efficiency by 10%, generating significant savings on our labor costs. Jason Trubee Plant Manager
RAM Precision Industries

Global Shop Solutions has helped Miller Welding succeed because it has made us a more efficient company. Eric Miller Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Miller Welding and Machine

Prior to implementing Global Shop Solutions, we used to run behind schedule on almost every job. Now we almost never fall behind. David Sosnow President
Becker Electronics, Inc.

The #1 benefit of Global Shop Solutions is the seamless flow of information it produces throughout the company. Bernhard Rudolph CFO
Allied Power Group

We reduced accounting department overhead, which add that up over 10 years and we're close to a million dollars in savings as a result of Global Shop Solutions. James McCleery General Manager
Sjogren Industries, Inc.

With Global Shop Solutions, we can easily trace all our BOMs back to our drawings and manage inventory through the supply and demand screen. Rechal Shah Materials Manager
American Block Manufacturing

Global Shop Solutions is light years ahead of our old accounting software. No matter what you're looking for, you can get your answer with one click of the mouse. Ovide Mercure Controller
Frederick's Machine and Tool

You can't manage what you can't see, and Global Shop Solutions makes it easier and faster to see what's happening out on the shop floor. Valorie Ray Office Manager
Swissturn/USA

Global Shop Solutions provides complete transparency throughout the company. Kim Halliday Co-Owner
Spindle, Stairs & Railings

With Global Shop Solutions, we can track costs in real time, so that as soon as a job ships we know how much it cost. Mike Mareno Director of Business Development
Leiden Cabinet Company

One of the real strengths of Global Shop Solutions is that it makes our financial status easily visible at any time. Alain Theriault Engineering Manager
Bristol Machine Works

Global Shop Solutions' ability to identify problems and fix mistakes live, rather than after the job is finished, gives us a real competitive edge. Kendra Danbrook Operations Manager
Dumur Industries

Global Shop Solutions gives us the visibility which has helped to reduce our inventory carrying costs. Chad Cole Head of Logistics
Wright Metal Products

The best thing about Global Shop Solutions is that it gives us great visibility. Whether it's scheduling, purchasing, or inventory, the whole shop is a lot easier to run with Global Shop Solutions. James Brennan Business Development Manager
River Steel

The flexibility of Global Shop Solutions stands out. It gives you so many ways to look at information. Pat Meunier IT Manager
Creed Monarch

Global Shop Solutions truly lets you know your business. It gives you good data that's easy to track. Mark Shickel VP of Engineering and Sales
Shickel Machine Shop

It's the superb functionality of Supply and Demand that makes Global Shop Solutions so powerful. Mitch Short VP of Operations
Cal-Weld

Our business has grown 50% in the past three years, but our indirect costs are exactly the same. Jeff Hollinger President & CEO
Eptam Plastics

Since implementing Global Shop Solutions, Wilshire has grown more than 1,200% with 99.4% on-time delivery and a quality rating that is near-perfect. Tom Lewis President
Wilshire Precision

With Global Shop Solutions, we know exactly what we have in inventory and how long we can keep it there. Christopher Lambillotte Director of Operations
IVD Research

Before we never had the shop floor control we needed to really grow our business. With Global Shop Solutions, we now have it. Vincent Codispoti Chief Financial Officer
Foundation Systems & Anchors

Since implementing Global Shop Solutions, we've been able to grow the business by 30% without increasing our admin headcount. George Halages President
Archer Advanced Rubber Components

Global Shop Solutions is a real user-friendly system for all of our people out on the shop floor. Larry Fisher Vice President
Turbo Components & Engineering

Our customers demand speed to market, and thanks to Global Shop Solutions we can provide that. Kevin Mason CFO
Harding Display Corp

With Global Shop Solutions, move tickets are faster and more accurate than the traditional bar-coded work order. Mike Slamen IT Manager
Thomas Instrument

What I like best about Global Shop Solutions is their relentless customer focus. Bryan Hawkins CEO
Hawkeye Industries, Inc.

Global Shop Solutions allows us to ensure all three locations do the same things the same way all the time. Ron Latini CEO
Pacor, Inc.

We now average 99.9% accuracy on inventory, including work in progress with Global Shop Solutions. Diane Mays Controller
Magnus Precision Manufacturing, Inc.

Without question, we're a more efficient company because of Global Shop Solutions. Russ Guffee VP / General Manager
Basic Concepts, Inc.

We chose Global Shop Solutions because it gave us everything we were looking for, all wrapped up into one integrated system. Anne Felzke Purchasing Manager
Zephyr Products, Inc.

Since implementing Global Shop Solutions, Tiger Tool has reduced inventory carrying costs by 27%, and back-orders from 3% to zero. James Blair Controller
Tiger Tool International

With Global Shop Solutions, we can track every step of the process from order entry to purchasing to the invoice of product. Rafed Rida IT and Purchasing Manager
TMCO

Before, we didn't have this visibility of data. With Global Shop Solutions, I can see where we stand from a cost standpoint and, more importantly, why. Paul O'Brien IT Administrator
ICF Industries, Inc.

Customer service is a huge positive with Global Shop Solutions. Andy Mayfield Head of IT
Loadmaster Derrick & Equipment

Global Shop Solutions' Advanced Planning and Scheduling module makes scheduling faster and more accurate. Christine Barfield Operations Manager
Accurate Control Company

Global Shop Solutions lets you step out of the traditional box and give all these functions to one person. Sue Kuzmin Owner/President
All Axis Machining

That's one of the real advantages of Global Shop Solutions - the ability to customize the system to do things the way we want without a lot of time or expense. Craig Kowatch General Manager
Goetsch's Welding & Machine, Inc.

The fact that Global Shop Solutions is fully integrated has been its best attribute for us and what we do. Charlie Miller Chief Financial Officer
Panoramic, Inc.

Since implementing Global Shop Solutions, we've been able to streamline processes and generate the information we need to remain agile and react quickly in a fast-paced and ever-changing business segment. David Hoover COO
WePackItAll®

Global Shop Solutions has helped reduce raw material inventory levels by 25%. Candace Kelly Controller
Sussex Wire, Inc.

The biggest benefit of Global Shop Solutions is that it forces you to become more disciplined as a business, not just in what you do, but in how you do it, how you analyze data, and how you act on that information. Tien Nguyen Director of Operations
L&T Precision

With Global Shop Solutions, we can see the bottom line costs of jobs as soon as they're finished. Chance Garton System Administrator
Custom Manufacturing and Polishing, Inc.

We know exactly what's going on in the shop floor at any given time, which allows us to make better management decisions. Ken Simpkin Business Development Manager
Compac Furniture

Global Shop Solutions gives us more confidence in the accuracy of the numbers. John Schwartz ERP Administrator
Fast Manufacturing

Global Shop Solutions allows us to compete more effectively because we really understand our costs. Clint Murray Vice President
Prime Machine

We now have the ability to get as deep as you can in details. Alejandro Canelo Planning and Scheduling Manager
FIMA

We saved thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of labor time with Global Shop Solutions by not having to shut down for two whole weeks while we count inventory. Marie Yates IT/IS Manager
MUM Industries, Inc.

We know our inventory costs because we always know what we have on hand thanks to Global Shop Solutions. Bobby Baker Vice President of Operations
Sigma Fasteners

Compared to what we put into Global Shop Solutions, we get a ten-fold return. Josh Norris CEO
Arc Designs, Inc.

Global Shop Solutions is so user-friendly. You can easily track your data. Kathryn Pepin Implementation Team
Precision Edge Surgical Products

Global Shop Solutions enables us to be more proactive because we know we're not going to run out of materials. Clayton Cook Manager
University of Western Ontario

I set out to find an affordable ERP system that we could use out of the box but could also grow with our company. After researching several different ERP systems, Global Shop Solutions clearly stood out from the rest. Michael Kouloumoundras VP of Operations
Great Western Valve

With Global Shop Solutions, our shipping process is much faster and simpler. Karen Loretto Director of Software Applications
Buffalo Filter

Global Shop Solutions is a powerful business management tool, made even better by its remarkable customization features. Ken Keefer Manufacturing Manager
Meltric Corporation

We are regularly audited on our inventory control processes to ensure everything is accounted for. Without Global Shop Solutions, that process would be next to impossible. Mary Bly Inventory Accountant
Machining Technologies, Inc.

Between APS and the dashboard we use to track on-time delivery, we can see the status of all open jobs and react to any problems in real time. We've been able to improve on-time delivery by 22%. Jeff Lowman Engineering and Quality Assurance Manager
Jensen Metal Products

From order entry and scheduling to the general ledger, business intelligence and sales analysis, we use every module in Global Shop Solutions. Lindsey Rugo Financial Manager
Rugo Machine Shop Services

With Global Shop Solutions, I know exactly what my costs are, where my margins come from, and where I need to improve. Richard Wilson Founder/President
Craftsman Specialty Products

Global Shop Solutions cut the loading time for our contract reviews by two-thirds. Dave Sexton IT Manager
Certified Metal Finishing

Quality control is faster, easier and more accurate with Global Shop Solutions. Annette McLaughlin Production Control/IT Manager
CAP & Associates, Inc.

With Global Shop Solutions' bin-to-bin tracking, we know exactly where every piece of material is 100% of the time. Chad Wengerd IT Manager
Walnut Creek Planing

Global Shop Solutions gives us a really good idea of where we need to work more to make things more efficient. Brad Robins President
Corilam Fabricating Company

Using Global Shop Solutions has helped to instill in our employees that everything they do has an impact on our bottom line. Cindy Brzezinski Office Manager
R.O.V. Technologies, Inc.

The efficiency we gained through Global Shop Solutions results in better customer relations. Don Centamore Operations Manager
Custom Rubber Products

I like the fact that Global Shop Solutions continues to work hard at staying ahead of us by constantly adding new features to the system. Pete Madrid Production Manager
Bazz Houston

With Global Shop Solutions, we can easily identify the cost of quality for every job. John Lichenstein IT Manager
Watson Grinding & Manufacturing

Global Shop Solutions has helped M&H succeed because they try harder than any other software company to keep their relationships with their customers strong. Michael Martens Administrative Vice President
M&H Engineering

On the operational side of business, Global Shop Solutions allows us to sell more and grow the business without hiring more people. Sigfrido Estuardo Rodas IT Director
Alambres Decorativos

We've doubled our revenue since implementing Global Shop Solutions, but we have only added two office staff to the operation. George Pacheco Controller
Pazmac Enterprises

Global Shop Solutions' Supply and Demand module is an invaluable lifeline to what's going on in the company. Andy Ceddia Senior Account Manager
Monti, Inc.

Global Shop Solutions most important benefit is its ability to facilitate a smooth flow of information throughout the company. David Burden General Manager
Gearench

Global Shop Solutions makes the ISO Cert process, as quick, paperless and accurate as possible. Scott Franklin VP of Operations
California Gasket and Rubber Co

Global Shop Solutions has helped us grow from one plant...to four plants globally. James Hux VP of Global Information Systems
Humanetics

With Global Shop Solutions' shipment validation, everything is automatic. Ann Suplee Systems Manager
House Of Doolittle

Global Shop Solutions helped us become more efficient internally so we can provide faster, better service to our customers. Jay McGarry IT Manager
Manufacturing Resource Group

Global Shop Solutions has helped Calnetix become the business we are today because of its ease of use and flexibility. Ian Hart Chief Financial Officer
Calnetix Technologies

Global Shop Solutions has really helped us with on-time delivery - we're now at about 96%. Emilio Ortega Quality Director
Solar Spring and Wire Forms

Global Shop Solutions' Advanced Planning and Scheduling module is the best in the business. Ray Almekinder System Engineer Administrator
Allstate Tool Die

We've reduced our receivables through regular use of Global Shop Solutions' Financial module, which integrates seamlessly with all the shop floor data. Amir Saket Operations Director
Corsair Electrical Connectors

Global Shop Solutions is a powerful business management tool that can handle just about anything you need it to do. Robert Friesen CEO
Tackpoint

Global Shop Solutions keeps us from promising things we can't do. Rob Poyser Director of Logistics
Enoch Manufacturing

The flow of the shop has improved tremendously with Global Shop Solutions. Derek Hivner Vice President
H&R Manufacturing and Supply

Having one integrated system eliminates the time and effort required to retrieve information located in different areas of the company. Andy Adams President
ConveyMor

Our improved accuracy in overtime planning saves our company thousands of overtime hours. Greg Morris President
AMG, Inc.

Global Shop Solutions is a real time saver because we no longer have to rely on a person to remember where all the parts are in the warehouse. Matt DeJong VP of Sales and Manufacturing
DeJong Manufacturing

Scheduling combined with the EDI module has been fantastic. Brian Rieble Vice President
Concise Industries

Now we can efficiently manage materials and finished goods, including our mobile inventories. Loren Cordes Vice President/CFO
Simpson Performance Products

Global Shop Solutions gives us a much better feel for capacity planning to help allocate our people and resources. Mark Schroeder President
Versatile Wood Solutions

Global Shop Solutions is simple to use, and we liked the fact that we can easily get any information we need out of the system. Kyle Brown Director of Business Development
Cleveland Punch & Die

Since implementing Global Shop Solutions, we've seen a 50% improvement in on-time delivery. Randy Renwand Production Engineer/Global Shop Solutions Administrator
RK Mechanical, Inc.

Global Shop Solutions allowed us to speed up virtually every process by eliminating our handwritten documentation. And for the first time, we had real visibility into what was happening on the shop floor. Mike Scoggins President and General Manager
P&S Machining and Fabrication

With Global Shop Solutions, we've reduced raw materials inventory by 20% without disrupting our two-week lead time. Owen Yoder IT/Systems Manager
Berlin Gardens

The ability to track every job step by step - in real time - has enabled us to improve on-time delivery from 75% to the current high of 98%. Tim Yoder Owner
Tilo Industries

The Advanced Planning and Scheduling module now allows ICI to see all materials and labor attached to one job up to the minute, accurately and timely. Martin Thomas General Manager
Idaho Correctional Industries

Thanks to Global Shop Solutions' seamless integration with SolidWorks, BOMs are now built automatically with just a few clicks of the mouse. Joseph Hogberg IT Manager
PS Doors

Since implementing Global Shop Solutions, inventory accuracy has climbed from 70% to 99.8%. Tim Pilat General Manager
Spirit Manufacturing, Inc.

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