Godlan, Inc., an Infor Gold Channel Partner representing the Midwest and the Southeast, announced today that Fabco-Air selected SyteLine (Infor10 ERP Business) manufacturing software to better manage operations. Best known as the manufacturer of the Pancake cylinder, Fabco-Air offers a complete line of pneumatic components – including cylinders, rotary actuators, slides, grippers, and valves – and also creates custom products designed to customer specifications.
During their search for an ERP solution, Fabco had a set of criteria, including a solution that offered real-time availability on the Web, ecommerce capabilities, 3-D CAD model support, and most importantly, a robust configurator to allow for building the company’s complex products. Fabco needed an intuitive, user-friendly configurator that its staff could easily handle. Mike Russell, IT administrator at Fabco, said, “SyteLine’s configurator is straight-forward, and, unlike other ERP solutions, it requires only one set of rules to maintain external and internal capabilities, cutting our workload in half. It was the obvious choice.”
Fabco will also benefit from having fully-integrated systems, enabling employees to access critical information quickly. “Having continuity among systems will make a huge difference – everything is cross linked. If I need a sales order or a purchase order, I can look up anything in SyteLine with a part number or a PO number, which we have been unable to do for years,” said Russell. “SyteLine (Infor10 ERP Business) will improve our operations in numerous areas and allow us to offer even better service to our customers.”
For nearly two decades, Fabco relied on GrowthPower, an MRP II system, to manage operations. “Our current ERP software package did not offer website connectivity or the ability to provide real-time information to us or to our distributors,” explained Russell. “Plus, we no longer had support for some of our custom code and even the hardware was near its end of life. We needed a replacement,” he added.
Godlan was awarded North America SyteLine ERP Partner of the Year in 2011 and is an approved Infor Gold Channel Partner serving customers for twenty-eight years. For more information, visit godlan.com or call 586-464-4400.
About Godlan, Inc.
Godlan is a leading manufacturing performance specialist that has been implementing integrated technology solutions since 1984. As an approved Infor Gold Channel Partner with a focus on SyteLine (Infor10 ERP Business), Godlan supports the implementation of world-class processes and best practices throughout discrete manufacturing organizations.