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M1 creates a better business for Stemar

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article image The company employs some 30 people and was founded in 1970.

The M1 by B&G ERP software program developed in Australia by Bowen & Groves , has assisted NSW-based Stemar Electrical Products to create a better business environment.

Stemar Electrical Products, in Revesby, is a family owned manufacturer of electrical equipment, including distribution transformers, metering equipment and switchgear, most of which is manufactured locally.

Manager Marcus Maraldo notes that the company made an early commitment to the Bowen & Groves M1 program after witnessing a demonstration at a trade show in the late 1990's.

"In 2000 after Bowen & Groves added a comprehensive financial module to the program, which is now one of almost 30 job estimating and quoting, production scheduling, purchasing, inventory and quality modules, we decided that M1 by B & G supplied all the solutions we wanted.

"We were at the time well on top of the emerging computer technology so installing, training our people and commissioning M1 represented no major challenge for us.

"Now with more than five years of experience with M1 we have derived many benefits from M1 from time and cost savings, to better service and support to our customers and an improved bottom line.

"The M1 E-Commerce module - has been particularly beneficial to us.

"We have adopted it as a two stage process.

"Initially our customers could track the status and position of their orders and shipments on line which was very successful.

"We then moved to a full on line quoting and order placement which has added a new business dimension, especially with the arrival of daylight saving time and different time zones for our export customers in particular.

"Effectively it means we are open around the clock, regardless of whether our offices are attended" Marcus Maraldo said.

The M1 by B&G ERP program is an ideal fit for growing manufacturing businesses and now has earned more than 400 installed sites around the world.

It offers the manufacturing sector a vast array of business management, analysis and productivity tools.

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