Aptean releases latest edition of Made2Manage ERP software

Aptean has released the newest version of its ERP software, Made2Manage 7.5, for small and medium sized discrete manufacturing businesses.

The new edition of the software sees Made2Manage ERP (M2M) move over to Microsoft .NET technology, for greater customization and a cleaner user interface, and an upgrade to the Microsoft SQL Reporting Services engine.

Feature upgrades

Made2Manage ERP 7.5 is designed to integrate enterprise resource planning with day to day to-order activities on the manufacturer’s shop floor such as engineer-to-order, make-to-order, assemble-to-order, and mixed mode operations.

There have been several upgrades to Made2Manage features with this new update. These include bar code posting delivered-as-a-service for IT staff; advanced engineering change orders for managing multiple items and simultaneous orders; improved features for managing multi-currency transactions; and more tools for modifying sales and order statuses.

Made2Manage 7.5 promises to enhance the speed of the shop floor and drive manufacturers’ operations to maximum efficiency, says Aptean Made2Manage product director Pandu Vangal.

Customer input

Aptean worked with long-time customers like sealing products manufacturer Press-Seal Gasket to develop the upgrades with specific input from customers on what they needed.

“Made2Manage is central to everything we do—production numbers enable us to see inefficiencies, tweak customer pricing and set financials,” says Chris Slater, Press-Seal Gasket’s corporation IT manager. “In addition, M2M’s order tracking and reporting has helped us raise our on-time delivery numbers to 95 percent, the highest in company history.”

Aptean develops its ERP solutions for several different manufacturing industry uses, including electronics, plastics, medical device and metal manufacturers , with nearly 5,000 customers currently on the books.

The company recently updated its software offerings to target the financial industry in dealing with customer complaints, meeting the necessary regulations for businesses in the field. Aptean Group vice president Matt Keenan says the company is always responding and adapting to the regulatory changes in the industries it serves.

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