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CMC Fire and Rescue Equipment Manufacturer Improves Operations Process with Aptean

Aptean announced that CMC Rescue, a manufacturer of specialized emergency equipment for rescue professionals, has selected the recently launched Aptean Discrete Manufacturing solution suite, designed to integrate sales, operations, inventory and financial processes for discrete manufacturers.

The Aptean Discrete Manufacturing suite seamlessly connects Aptean’s Made2Manage ERP solution with Aptean’s new Sales for Discrete Manufacturing CRM solution, both of which were selected by CMC Rescue to anchor their manufacturing process while sharing customer data, real-time operations and financial insight throughout the company.

“Aptean’s Discrete Manufacturing suite is designed to provide us with visibility into operations, inventory and financial data at all times,” said Joel Rayden, director of marketing for & CMC Rescue. “Having that insight available to us when operations decisions are being made was a major factor in finalizing our partnership with Aptean.”

The Aptean Discrete Manufacturing suite also features Aptean Analytics for Discrete Manufacturing, business intelligence designed to provide interactive, discrete manufacturing-focused dashboards highlighting trends in sales, opportunities, marketing, production, quality, inventory, finance, purchasing and shipping. These dashboards can be accessed via mobile devices and personalized to display role-specific metrics, all of which are easily shared 
with colleagues.

Enterprise applications expert Cindy Jutras outlined the opportunity that an integrated ERP gives discrete manufacturers in an August 2014 report:

“Discrete manufacturers mistakenly undervalue being able to make sound data-driven decisions based on real-time intelligence. The fact that few discrete manufacturers have these capabilities, and even fewer intend to invest in them only fuels this misconception. 
The correlation between having these capabilities and also having a World Class ERP implementation is clear. Gaining the insights possible from using these types of decision-enabling tools could very well provide the opportunity for a significant competitive advantage,” wrote Cindy Jutras of Mint Jutras in “Can ERP Drive Decisions in Discrete Manufacturing?”

The Aptean Discrete Manufacturing suite was developed specifically to connect customer and production data throughout the opportunity- to-cash-process and ensure accurate customer and production information throughout the customer order lifecycle. This combination provides discrete manufacturers with complete sales force automation and data sharing between the customer profile and ERP, ensuring a smooth proposal, sales order and production process.

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