BOWEN & Groves’ Australian-developed ERP software program, M1 by B & G, has reached the milestone of 500 installed sites, both in Australia and internationally, including users in the USA, Canada, Europe, and the UK.
"Five hundred installed sites is an important milestone for us and indicates we have achieved a substantial user base with a very high degree of acceptance in both the manufacturing industry and other industry sectors,” Geoff Groves, CEO and founder of Bowen & Groves, said.
"M1 was only launched in 2000 and our user base has been growing at an increasing annual rate in the last four years.”
Key features of the M1 software are a vast array of modules specially designed for growing small to medium scale businesses which offer affordability, low implementation cost, fast user friendly features, and simple operation.
"We have always prided ourselves by setting the standard in ERP software,” Mr Groves said."
"M1 offers expansive business management, analysis and productivity tools including full integration of financial data, labour management and customer relationship management.
"Our unique smart screen and search capacities are further bonuses which our users frequently compliment us on," he added.
The newly released Version 5 of M1 by B & G cements upon the capacity of the software to support increasingly diverse businesses with extensive additional features.
These include support for Microsoft SQL 2005, cost of goods accounting, time card Wizard which is designed for businesses employing project or contracted employees, sales and purchasing of kit (bundled) parts, RFQ document management, export schedules to Microsoft Outlook, Product Configurator on the web, RMA on the web, customer uploads and downloads on the web.
There are also enhancements to existing features including the Job Wizard, Purchasing Wizard, multi-plant support, drop shipments, alerts in organisation wizards, purchase directly to sales orders, time and material analysis, request for quote, project management, part sale prices, the M1 Design Studio and multi-warehouse requisitions.
"We have also added a fixed asset register module," Mr Groves said.
Apart from its rapidly increasing user base M1 by B & G has won numerous industry awards.
Customer and user support is also a keynote with annual user group conferences which typically rotate between the USA and Australia.