In an effort to scale operations alongside the company’s recently enjoyed growth, Metaphase has contracted the services of Encompass Solutions to implement Epicor ERP, train staff, and support operations through Go-Live and beyond. With the project plan finalized, implementation, testing, and user training are projected to be completed by the end of this year. Find out why Metaphase chose Encompass Solutions to implement their ERP solution in our interview with Metaphase President Kevin High, here.
Metaphase Technologies Inc. is a leading manufacturer of machine vision and specialty LED lighting. They develop products that advance “The Quality of Light” through engineering and manufacturing of LED illuminators for machine vision, military, and specialty lighting applications. Because Metaphase is projecting another year of 20% growth, they require a system that supports their growth without the necessity of increasing their labor force.
Currently, Metaphase Technologies operates on IQMS ERP and are looking to replace the system due to its labor-intensive nature. Most of Metaphase Technologies’ production is manual, but it is necessary to scan in and out of those processes on the shop floor. Quality is critical to their business; and therefore, quality checks are performed when materials are received, during the manufacturing process, and prior to shipping. Because Metaphase Technologies ships their products globally, multi-language support is essential. Additionally, the ability to price for shipping companies, integrate UPS and FedEx into the system for customer information, and maintain the applicable rates in real-time is essential to the project’s success.
Metaphase Technologies will be implementing their Epicor ERP solution with the following goals in mind:
- Efficiently managing global business operations
- Providing better information to make more informed decisions
- Supporting Engineer-to-Order Manufacturing (ETO)
- Providing visibility to manage and track costs to measure and improve profitability
- Supporting traceability requirements for warranties and material tracking
- Growing revenue and profitability
The Metaphase Technologies’ team will be taking advantage of this project to review and update business processes, while leveraging standard software capabilities whenever possible. Additionally, there is a desire to streamline ETO processes through the use of technology.
About Metaphase Technologies
For more than two decades, Metaphase Technologies has been developing products that advance “The Quality of Light” through the engineering and manufacture of uniform diffuse high brightness and ultra brightness LED illuminators. Metaphase’s illuminators are specially designed for applications in machine vision, military, and specialty lighting. Metaphase boasts expertise in engineering flexible lighting solutions for ease of integration into vision systems design. The company’s LED illuminators are currently utilized in thousands of applications throughout the world, including vision-guided robotics, automation systems, line scan inspection units, and many others across the machine vision industry.
As the first to standardize built-in constant current drivers, Metaphase continues to synergize cutting-edge machine vision LED lighting & control technologies in an effort to simplify innovation and increase customer return on investment.
About Encompass Solutions
Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers and Distributors. Serving small and medium-sized businesses since 2001, Encompass modernizes operations and automates processes for hundreds of customers across the globe. Whether undertaking full-scale implementation, integration, and renovation of existing systems, Encompass provides a specialized approach to every client’s needs. By identifying customer requirements and addressing them with the right solutions, we ensure our clients are equipped to match the pace of Industry.
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