LAGUNA HILLS, CA – Xiris Automation, Inc. has selected OptiProERP as their manufacturing ERP software to automate redundant and error-prone manual processes, introducing real-time planning and scheduling to the business.
Led by Founder and President Cameron Serles, Xiris Automation, Inc., is a privately-held company doing business since 1989 from its location in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Xiris Automation specializes in developing optical systems for quality control, providing dynamic manufacturers with the ability to detect, recognize, and interpret quality defects in the tube & pipe, automated welding and specialty print industries. Xiris is unique in that they create all the software for their devices in-house.
Financial Controller Maxim Fisun joined Xiris in 2017, taking over the search for an ERP system. Coming from a retail environment, Fisun found that manufacturing was a very different proposition for him. The Microsoft Dynamics software he was familiar with would not work here.
According to Fisun, “The decision to find an ERP system was based on our need to get all the information in one place.”
Everyone was running around trying to do their best. But with all this paper lying around the office, manual processes were a time-consuming activity. The biggest impact on the business was inefficiency.
– Maxim Fisun, Financial Controller, Xiris
Siloed information was the biggest challenge facing Xiris. The business had data in disconnected software programs and manually updated spreadsheets. Quoting Fisun again, “Everyone was running around trying to do their best. But with all this paper lying around the office, manual processes were a time-consuming activity. The biggest impact on the business was inefficiency.”
The quest for manufacturing functionality that worked with SAP Business One
IMM looked at a number of options. They assessed Job Boss as a machine-shop type of software. Stickboy, from a local developer, was being used by a competitor. The vendor asked to start with a sales order system and add modules from there. “By the time we added it all up, their price structure was through the roof,” said Mike. “We also looked at ACCPAC (Sage 300 ERP), but their price was pretty outrageous,” Mike told us.
A major consequence of the siloed data was a lack of planning, both in material purchases and production scheduling, resulting in missed deadlines.
IMM looked at a number of ERP solutions, including JobBOSS, Sage 300, ECi M1 and OptiProERP. In the end, IMM felt that OptiProERP was the better solution for them, liking how it worked and how they could customize it.
From 25 possible vendors, Xiris narrowed its ERP evaluation list to 5 potential solutions: Epicor, Global Shop, Infor VISUAL, abas, and OptiProERP. After a deep search at a functional level, the final selection came down to Epicor and OptiProERP.
The advantages Xiris found with OptiProERP were that it had the strongest MRP module of those we evaluated, and had superior production scheduling. Its fully-featured CRM module was superior to Epicor and all the others. The biggest thing was that it had the most competitive pricing for the same functionality.
– Maxim Fisun, Financial Controller, Xiris
This led us to start looking for a new solution and we had a business advisor who was a supply chain guy from Boeing. He came in to give us a hand and looked at our inefficiencies. The number one thing he said was to get a system that will give you visibility.
– Travis Poe, Facility Director/Founder, HendRx
Xiris found the Sales Team from OptiProERP very helpful, Fisun noted. “The OptiProERP team was very flexible and a good source of information, able to answer every single question.”
Currently, Xiris is expanding its business globally. They have an office in Germany, with sales agents in India and China, and are adding representation in Malaysia.
Xiris Automation, Inc. makes optical metrology equipment that uses Machine Vision technology to connect cameras to computers for the purpose of recognizing, identifying, measuring or detecting features in manufactured goods for process or quality control.
OptiProERP is an end-to-end manufacturing ERP that combines financial management, supply chain, CRM, and industry-specific manufacturing and distribution solutions in one seamless system. Built on the world-class SAP Business One platform, OptiProERP gives small and midsized manufacturers the foundation to scale and compete, without the complexity and cost. www.optiproerp.com
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