Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is a solution that can break down the complexity that keep businesses handicapped by convoluted technologies, sprawling IT network and information silos, and help process manufacturers in particular stay successful in a fast-changing landscape. This white paper will lay out the four elements of an ERP solution and chart how it enables business continuity, without the complexity.
Copps Industries came to Deacom in 2008 when their legacy ERP system was failing to keep pace with the company’s growth. Their recent upgrade to Deacom’s Managed Cloud Services has allowed the company to continue to scale. Copps is now more efficient working remotely on multiple devices, they have expanded the use of the system to the sales organization using CRM, and have saved 20% annually on outside IT support.
It only takes one mistake – one flaw, contaminant or error – to diminish the usefulness of a product or lose customers. In today’s marketplace, there are many vendors and distributors capable of offering a competitive product. There is also a historic decline in customer loyalty, which raises the stake for businesses dependent on every customer. The expenses incurred in trying to rectify that one mistake and regain the ground that has been lost is known as the “cost of being wrong.” This white paper is focused on complex processes and how businesses that rely on them can avoid critical errors, including the late detection of quality issues. With Hyper-Tight Process Control™ as part of your ERP, you can ensure constant quality in your production process, at scale.
Resilience strategies for supply chain, operations excellence, quality and safety, and evolving regulatory requirements of the Nutraceutical industry are driving the need for manufacturers to leverage an enterprise resource planning system that is tailored to their market. DEACOM ERP is the only solution for Nutraceutical manufacturers that provides efficient and centralized data processing with Hyper-Tight Process Control™.
The Deacom approach to APIs will vary greatly from that of other enterprise systems. While other ERP vendors require bolt-on integrations with third party systems, DEACOM includes these capabilities out of the box in one system, using a single database. As a result of this design, our integration scope is much smaller than other vendors, and limited to communicating with systems that are firmly outside of our ‘ERP Fence’.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers can increase their value by significantly improving business processes with DEACOM ERP. Some benefits that businesses in this industry will experience include: strict lot control with track and trace, Hyper-Tight Process Control™, integrated quality control, automated document generation, FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance, and serialization.
With extensive knowledge and experience in the Food and Beverage industry, Deacom is able to help companies navigate the dynamic nature, complexity, and versatility of the industry. The comprehensive ERP solution helps companies improve their management of inventory, recalls, regulations, forecasts, lot control, quality control, and so much more.
The constantly changing demands and evolving regulatory requirements of the chemical industry are driving the need for manufacturers to leverage an enterprise software system that is tailored to their market. DEACOM ERP provides efficient and centralized data processing with Hyper-Tight Process Control™ to help these companies meet the specific needs of their industry.
Why Deacom? Deacom has developed an ERP solution that stands out against its competitors. By focusing specifically on the process manufacturing industry and providing the tools to ensure Hyper Tight Process Control™, companies are able to tackle the unique challenges of their business better than ever before.
Following the philosophy of “Complexity Made Simpler,” Deacom has spent the past 25+ years successfully making the complexities of the process manufacturing industry as simple as they can be. Exercising the Power of ONE, customers can leverage the ERP provider’s ONE System, ONE User Experience, ONE Fixed Price, and ONE Team to help increase their competitive edge and reduce their “cost of being wrong.”
Deacom takes a unique approach to software development by writing all functionality into the base system and using some of the most modern technology available on the market. With options to host the solution on-premise or on-demand, businesses are able to deploy the ERP based on what fits their needs best.
For Food & Beverage Manufacturers, operating in today’s tough business environment is one more challenge in a long list that already includes difficult-to-manage processes, volatile raw materials prices, perishable ingredients and products, a complex supply chain, and strict (and constantly changing) regulatory requirements.
TEC Certification Reports provide detailed analysis of leading software solutions that have successfully completed TEC's Certificate Program. This certification ensures that Deacom has demonstrated DEACOM ERP's support for specific real-world business processes chosen by TEC analysts, and that TEC have anlaytically and comparatively reviwed research questionnaire data about DEACOM ERP against known benchmarks.
In this research based award, Deacom has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan for its capabilities to render unmatched customer value and consolidate its position in the North American ERP market for chemicals. Leveraging its expertise and sound technical knowledge in ERP, Deacom has secured an edge over its competitors in the chemicals industry by providing a single-system approach to ERP that increases productivity, reduces upgrade costs, and eliminates complexities related to customization.
In the spring of 2017, Deacom began implementation if its ERP system for Teasdale Foods, a leading manufacturer and provider of Hispanic food products, headquartered Atwater, California. The company has seen tremendous growth over the past few years both organically and through acquisitions, and is currently operating with six different facilities. Just as the teams were wrapping up the last of the facility implementations, we sat down with CEO, Chris Kiser, to talk about their business, the process leading up to choosing Deacom, and his take on the overall implementation process.
AMCO Proteins, a specialty proteins manufacturer, was using technology to run their business much like other manufacturing companies in the United States: by customizing various types of software to deliver specific capabilities. While the company was able to ‘get by’ for a few years, gaps in their process were becoming more prominent as the complexity of the business developed.
California Custom Fruits & Flavors evaluated four different software systems that met the basic functional needs of their business. They chose DEACOM, largely because of the platform’s intuitiveness and development philosophy, which is rooted in simplicity and evolution.
Silver Spring Foods evaluated their needs and requirements in an ERP system in order to scale the business. The company determined that they were looking for a system that: tied together customer service, accounting, manufacturing, purchasing, and shipping within a single tool; had strong data mining and reporting functionality; provided strong sales reporting; was configurable without customization; had strong sustainable technical support capabilities; and would not exceed ERP budget allocations.
Over the past ten years, D.G. Yuengling & Son has experienced incredible growth as the brand continues to expand to the West Coast. In 2010, the brewing empire realized they were just “getting by” with two disparate, outdated ERP systems to manage operations in their Pennsylvania and Florida locations. It became clear that it would not be possible to successfully expand their distribution without uprooting that foundation.
American Inks and Coatings was started and designed to be the low cost producer of the highest quality, most consistent ink and coatings product available for the packaging industry throughout the United States. But when an outdated system of customized software was getting in the way of conducting their business, the company decided it was time to implement an ERP solution that could meet all of their needs.
Synalloy Corporation selected DEACOM ERP in August 2008 and went live on the software just seven months later. Since then, the company has successfully migrated all its business units onto the platform and continues to do so with each new acquisition.
International businesses are faced with a wide range of challenges in order to operate effectively in multiple countries. Deacom’s ERP software ensures that customers are able to operate in multiple countries and meet the different requirements surrounding regulatory documents, language, shipping restrictions, currency, tax, and reporting.
When ERP software was first developed the dream was to create an application where information was shared freely between all departments of an organization. The purpose of ERP was simple; facilitate the flow of information and by doing so simplify the complexity of the organization. Integrated software systems were developed and implemented. Sounds like a dream come true. Unfortunately, the reality is often closer to a nightmare. While the idea to create one central location for all information was good, multiple systems bolted together create multiple silos of information and, much like links in a chain, the connections between them are the weakest points in every ERP system.
Have you invested so much money, time, and energy into your ERP system that you feel trapped? Do unexpected invoices for customizations and upgrades appear more than you ever thought it would? Are you finding yourself sinking deeper and deeper from reinvesting in your ERP solution?
We expect that we can get the real time information we want in seconds. This demand for information “Now” is changing how we run our businesses.
Learn why many ERP software installations have become so bloated that the software that was originally purchased to make the organization more efficient is now hindering these same organizations’ ability to become or remain nimble, to be responsive, and ultimately increase the ability to compete effectively.