Industrial Equipment Manufacturers face complex business challenges. Especially Now.

It’s always been difficult to effectively manage parts, production, people, and products. And today, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even harder. Supply chains continue to be unsettled. Distribution channels are disrupted. Costs are rising.

The solution – in good times and bad – is to become more efficient: Fix broken business processes. Eliminate workarounds and manual make-dos. Integrate core systems. Control inventory spend. Streamline the supply chain. Reduce overall costs and improve cash flow. Achieve transparency and visibility into every aspect of operations.

To do these things, you need the right ERP solution. But what is the best solution for your organization?

That’s the challenge. Because answers can turn into more questions. Because every organization is different. And because no company handles any phase of operations – estimating, configuration, orders, changes, planning, manufacturing, quality, purchasing, inventory, distribution, shipping, sales, and field service – the same way.

 

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About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers. 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, or 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 the Industry.


Big Ass Fans first made its mark selling massive ceiling fans that spun slowly but moved astounding amounts of air thanks to aerodynamically friendly designs. The fans kept large spaces that lacked air conditioning—such as factories and dairy barns—feeling cool and comfortable.

After an extensive search, the company landed on Epicor ERP, which has proven capable of growing alongside the company.

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • Streamline production
  • Identify cost savings across the supply chain

Solution

  • Epicor® ERP

Benefits

  • Identified cost savings in the supply chain
  • Enabled changes to production schedule in real time
  • Allowed for growth through procurement solutions
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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 the Industry.


For nearly 100 years, Mid-West Metal Products has been a premium producer of wire-formed, sheet metal fabricated, and tubular metal products for customers ranging from leading global corporations to small emerging enterprises.

With four locations in Muncie, Indiana, including three manufacturing facilities, as well as production operations in Dalian, China, the company specializes in the custom design and manufacturing of items like enclosures, bag stands, pet crates, shelving, and displays from concept to finished product. This is performed in both a “job shop” atmosphere as well as a wholesaler/distribution environment dedicated to quality, timeliness, and competitive pricing.

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • Facilitate the growth of this wholesaling and industrial fabrication company by creating easy access to historical sales information, while automating shipping, processing, packing, and picking activities across five locations

Solution

  • Epicor® ERP

Benefits

  • Identified numerous production inefficiencies, which enabled Mid-West to reduce labor costs by 20 percent and increase sales by 30 percent during the first year of use
  • Provided a clearer picture of both profitable and non-profitable product lines
  • Streamlined order processing and eliminating the need for sales representatives to fax requests or constantly follow up to learn the status of orders

 

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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 the Industry.


Philadelphia Mixing Solutions, Ltd. and its subsidiary—Mixing Solutions Limited—lead the industry in optimizing mixing solutions to help customers improve mission-critical mixing processes. With operations in Palmyra, Pennsylvania, and Newbury, United Kingdom, Philadelphia Mixing Solutions provides innovative products, technical services, and field support to customers around the world. Backed by 60 years of industry experience and a rich tradition of technology—dating back to the original Philadelphia Gear Corporation—the company’s research and development teams use cutting-edge testing and process modeling to create unique mixing solutions to meet individual customer requirements.

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • Consolidate various home-grown systems and databases into a single platform

Solution

  • Epicor® ERP

Benefits

  • Provided a single, unified look into business performance metrics
  • Moved from quote to cash quicker—quotes that took hours or days in the past now only take minutes
  • Improved customer support with manufacturing resource planning (MRP)
  • Enabled for mobile functionality

 

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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 the Industry.


Tuffaloy Products, Inc. is a South Carolina-based global manufacturer of metals and welding products for automotive and industrial markets. It’s a fourth-generation family-owned business with an 80-year history. Tuffaloy has a unique ability to adapt and change with the times, expanding into a wide array of products and services across six locations around the world.

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • Needed to update outdated system
  • Small company with no IT staff
  • Needed global visibility
  • Visibility for salespeople (open quotes, customer sales info)
  • Needed a flexible system to manage different manufacturing processes
  • Needed a simple, easy-to-understand solution
  • Needed scalability

Solution

  • Epicor® ERP
  • Left legacy ERP system
  • Felt Netsuite software was not a strong MFG solution and liked Epicor’s functionality
  • Initially on Multi-Tenant, recently migrated to the Public Cloud
  • Electronics and industrial fabrication MFG customer
  • 6 companies with 5 locations in the U.S., UK, Canada, and Mexico
  • Early adopters of Jitterbit®

 

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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 the Industry.