“This application will take our business to the next level.”-Bruce W., Program Engineering
Manufacturing Bill of Materials & Workcenter Database
Over 80 years ago Maysteel started with a concept, to fulfill a market gap. The vision was to become full-service supplier, from concept to finished product. During its first influential years, Maysteel effectively established its reputation as a full-service supplier of quality sheet metal products and now offers regional manufacturing centers, the latest in fabrication technology, first-class design engineering and a gold-standard team of more than 500 employees.
Due to complex process that include many different materials, labor, parts, pricing and scheduling, manufacturers tend to need assistance in creating streamlined proccesess to operate in efficient manners. The company felt they needed a better of dealing with their overall process and tasked ESW with developing a solution that involved consolidating job related information from costing to pricing into one central repository as well as single point of functionality.
ESW developed an Excel front-end with a SQL Azure back-end that takes the end user through their BOM to purchase summary and customer quotation process organizing all pieces into a manageable and reportable system allowing their sales engineer to easily use on a day-to-day basis. Active-x controls coupled with dynamic functionality allows the Excel workbook to be very flexible and create custom setups as needed. No additional code is necessary.
Maysteel has replace their painstaking manual documention process related to their core business with a seamless Microsoft based application that has extremely low monthly fees (~$20 USD) and is very user-friendly. Their business will be able to grow now that a scalable, upgradeable and centralized system is in place.
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