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Metals manufacturer adopts ERP system

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BRISBANE-based metals manufacturer Tom Stoddart has selected, and is preparing to install, Bowen & Groves ’ M1 enterprise resource planning (ERP) program.

Tom Stoddart is a diverse metal fabricator supplying products and services throughout Australasia and North America. Its services range from commercial kitchen supply and installation for the building industry to standard foodservice equipment and contract fabrication of metal products and components.

The company is currently preparing for the installation of M1 in its manufacturing and business management activities with an intensive commissioning phase commencing in January of next year.

M1 is an Australian-developed ERP software for the manufacturing sector. In recent years it has gained a local and international user base of over 350 installed sites. International users include manufacturing and metals industry businesses in the UK, the USA and Canada.

Version 3.5 of M1 was developed for a Microsoft SQL server with a Microsoft Outlook look and feel. It runs on all Windows platforms and incorporates hundreds of additional enhancements to various modules. It has major enhancements in the areas of e-commerce and multisite/multicompany management.

Multicompany management includes intercompany purchasing and financial consolidation. The latest release of Webgear includes full shopping cart and payment processing functions. M1 is a scalable software product that is suitable to meet the needs of small enterprises as well as medium to large, complex businesses.

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